Madrid’s Gareth Bale faces possible 12-match ban for celebration

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Real midfielder Gareth Bale shoots the ball as warming up during the first leg, round of sixteen, Champions League soccer match between Ajax and Real Madrid at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)MADRID— Gareth Bale could face a suspension of up to 12 matches because of a gesture he made toward fans during Real Madrid’s 3-1 derby win at Atletico Madrid on Saturday.The 29-year-old Bale has been reported by La Liga to the Spanish Football Federation over his celebration after scoring Real Madrid’s third goal.ADVERTISEMENT Magic win fifth straight, end 13-game slide vs Hornets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A statement on La Liga’s official website says Bale “moves his right arm up towards his head in a signal of provocation towards the fans, creating a possibly obscene gesture by moving his other arm and striking halfway up his right arm.”That gesture is considered offensive in Spain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe statement says Bale could be suspended for four to 12 matches if he is deemed to have intentionally provoked the crowd. However, it could also be a shorter suspension — or no ban at all if his celebration is not deemed to be provocative.The goal was Bale’s 100th for Real Madrid. He joined the Spanish club from Tottenham in 2013.last_img read more

Yesterday’s Lone Star: In Search of Change

first_imgIt is an incredible truth that Liberian football is in search of a change, and it must be a huge change at that.For starters, with the ravages of Ebola Virus Disease, it has not become necessary for a re-start of the local league that would subsequently benefit the various national teams. The current effort is the assembling together of former football stars that played well abroad and have now retired to lead effective campaign against the virus’ spread and its stigma.At least some of the players who were recently appointed as coaches to handle the various national teams are part, as the accompanying picture, taken by ace cameraman Mozart Dennis, shows being particular of this selected side of the national team.Since membership of national teams is determined on current form, players are brought in together whenever they are requested their coaches from their various clubs abroad to honor their national assignment.As you can see in the above photo, James Debbah and George Weah are not on this team. The line-up of the team standing, from left to right: Goalkeeper Pewou Bestman, James ‘Bodyworks’ Karrow, Alex Theo, Friday Roberts, Barbie Keith Jinlack, Arthur Farh and Solomon Joe.Players kneeling from left are: Thomas Kojo, Ben Saydee (Roberto), Kervin Sebwe, Mass Saar, James Weah and Waka Herron.Out of the number, Thomas Kojo and Kervin Sebwe have reached a level that they can be counted on as leaders or managers to handle and develop players to better Liberian football.This photo is to remind Kojo and Kervin of the challenge before them, since they were once players who were once managed and developed by local coaches, including the Walter Pelham, Manneh Peters and the Wilfred ‘Kiljani’ Lardner, all of glorious memory.Perhaps wherever they may be, Pelham, Peters and Lardner should be congratulating themselves for, they never worked in vain, and so coaches Kojo and Sebwe should remind themselves of what those coaches mentioned imparted into them to be able to impart same into others.That way, and when Kojo and Sebwe are successful, it would indicate that the spirits of the three coaches still live on, and may be in them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man found dead in city hotel committed suicide – post-mortem

first_imgA post-mortem examination conducted on the body of 74-year-old Michael Rajnauth, whose lifeless body was found in a city hotel room over a week ago, has revealed that he committed suicide.The autopsy was conducted by State Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh on Wednesday morning, following which the cause of death was given as pesticide poisoning.Rajnauth, a food vendor of Lot 548 Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD), was found motionless in a room at the K&VC Hotel on South Road, Georgetown last Wednesday some time around 13:30h.According to reports, the man had checked into the room last week Tuesday, and paid to utilise it for 24 hours. However, when his time expired around noon the following day, the receptionist reportedly called the guest, but there was no answer.Other staff members sought to knock on the man’s door, but again, received no response. The Hotel Manager subsequently ordered staffers to enter the room.It was then that the elderly man was found clad in only a grey three-quarter pants, lying lifeless on the bed. A white substance suspected to be poison was observed around the bed and on the floor near the man.There were no signs of violence on the deceased’s body, Police had said.last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Donegal supporters may be feeling nostalgic after watching the above video which showcases all the classic moments that have occurred in Croke Park in both Hurling and Football since 1964.FIFTY years of action has been crammed into a superb trailer which has been put together by DVD-Sales. In the short video we get a glimpse of our maiden All-Ireland win in 1992, while we also get to relive Michael Murphy’s moment of genius in the 2012 decider.It’s a brilliant video that really captures the excitement, passion and quality that has been on show in both codes down through the years.Donegal will be hoping to make more memories on Saturday against Mayo at HQ.Rory Gallagher and his side are desperate to get back to another All-Ireland final and go one better after the heartbreak of last season. To watch this brilliant video simply click play on the video above.DDTV: NOSTALGIC MEMORIES FOR DONEGAL SUPPORTERS IN EPIC GAA VIDEO was last modified: August 7th, 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:DDTVnewsSportlast_img read more

Week 1 had some surprising results

first_img The Lobos had a chance to win at the end, but kicker Julio Salas missed a 25-yard field-goal attempt with eight seconds left. “I don’t know why, but I never felt like we were going to lose,” Riggio said. “I was so impressed with how well we played, and how we competed, that I would have been proud of them regardless. “But let’s be honest, to get that (monkey off our back) is huge for the players and the student body. Some of the students rushed on the field afterward, and we let them enjoy the moment.” The Aztecs have a chance to start 2-0 on Friday when they host Blair, which was humbled by Saugus 57-0. “It’s going to be great to see how the kids respond off a win. How the practice is going to go, and all that stuff,” Riggio said. “We don’t want to live off one win. We want to give that same effort every week.” When Riggio took over three years ago, he knew what he was getting into and felt by his third season it would be time to turn the corner. “It’s just one win, so we can’t get carried away,” he said. “But we have some offensive linemen that have been together for three years, and five of them have been here two years. “And when you look at guys like (running back Mike) Edwards and (quarterback) Paul Lee — those are two players to build and rally around. “I don’t know what’s going to happen the rest of the season, but winning — and winning off the bat — sure sets a good tone.” – Football wasn’t the only show in town over the weekend. A couple of Prep League girls volleyball rivals also were on display. Pasadena Poly is 5-0 after defeating Arrowhead Christian 25-22 to win the Laguna Blanca Tournament on Saturday. The Panthers’ Jessica Damasco led the charge with seven kills and was named the tournament MVP. Kara Monroe and Rene Duncan-Mastel were named to the all-tournament team. Behind the steady play of tournament MVP Kelly McCall, Westridge is 7-0 after defeating Western Christian 27-25, 25-15 to win the Gladstone Tournament on Saturday. — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Maranatha, 4-6 last year and minus many graduated players, is 2-0 under first-year coach Dwayne Cantrell following Saturday’s 44-6 thumping of visiting Lakeside of Lake Elsinore. But the real eye-opener on Friday was at Keppel, where the Aztecs ended a 38-game losing streak with a 28-27 victory over Workman. Aztecs coach Jimmy Riggio, entering his third season, notched his first victory after an 0-20 start. It was Keppel’s first win since the 2002 season. “It was a great feeling, and the way we did it was even more special,” Riggio said. San Marino, one year after losing to Gabrielino 37-0, spoiled the Eagles’ debut in their new stadium on Thursday by earning a 14-14 tie in a game the Titans had a chance to win at the end. Despite La Canada coach Rich Wheeler’s claims that his Spartans aren’t the favorites to win the Rio Hondo League, his backfield of running backs David Hopkins and Lavelle Peterson and quarterback T.J. Trumbo were masterful in a 45-21 victory over Pomona. center_img The first full week of high school football games produced its share of surprising results. In case you’re wondering, Muir High School’s 57-0 loss to Oaks Christian was not a misprint. last_img read more


first_imgA local councillor decided to continue to serve his electorate whilst on holiday by giving away magazines which were produced to help promote the stunning Wild Atlantic Way.Independent councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig went on holidays with his family to France and the Basque region. However, the affable local councillor decided to bring EIGHTY magazines which were made by the Donegal County Council to promote the Wild Atlantic Way to help boost tourism for Donegal overseas!Mac Giolla Easbuig said many of the people he spoke to had never heard of Donegal, but said many had visited Donegal and disclosed their warmth and love for the county.Mac Giolla Easbuig told Donegal Daily, ” Before I went on holidays with my family to France and the Basque country, I got a box of EIGHTY new magazines which were aimed at promoting Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way.“I thought it would be a good opportunity while in this part of Europe I could help promote Donegal. “When we were in a small village, big town or even in a city like Donostia, I would just stop people on the street and ask them could they speak English.“If they could I would tell them what I was doing!“Some people never heard of Donegal, but some people did and the one thing that everyone said was how beautiful Donegal was.“Those that hadn’t visited Donegal remarked beautiful our county looked when they seen the photographs in the brochure.“I’m not sure if anybody that I talked to will ever come to Donegal but I certainly enjoyed doing it and I think it was worthwhile!Bookmakers have now slashed Mac Giolla Easbuig’s odds on being the next Minister for Tourism in forthcoming General Election! LOCAL COUNCILLOR PROMOTES ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ DURING HOLIDAYS IN EUROPE was last modified: June 30th, 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:EuropeMagazinesMichael Cholm EasbuignewsPoliticsWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Sensory garden will be haven for blind learners

first_imgTheo Konqo (striped shirt) and Liyanda Kabani (white cap), learners from Zisukanya, in the sensory garden. (Images: Botanical Society of South Africa) Smell and touch will be the main senses the blind students at Zisukanya Early Childhood Development Centre in Cape Town will use to enjoy their new sensory garden.The Botanical Society of South Africa has launched the sensory garden at the Athlone School for the Blind for the young pupils from Zisukanya. It is a collaboration between MySchool, the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch and the Redhatters Bridge Club, and will be a place where the children can engage with nature through touch and smell instead of sight.The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme is one of South Africa’s biggest community support programmes. It raises essential funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations through a system that encourages cardholders to swipe their cards at retail partners. In turn, these donate a percentage of the purchase value to the beneficiary of the buyer’s choice.According to the Botanical Society, the sensory garden will promote educational opportunities and exposure to biodiversity not only for the Zisukanya pupils but for the children at Athlone School for the Blind and their families, as well as for staff.“It is the first step in what the Botanical Society hopes will become a multi-functional garden – a place where the children can play freely, enjoy the tranquillity of nature and have picnics with their friends, family and school staff.”AN ON-GOING EFFECTZaitoon Rabaney, the executive director of the Botanical Society, believes this initiative will have an ongoing effect.“As the garden grows and develops the school aims to involve the learners in maintaining the garden at each stage,” Rabaney said, “such as supplying the kids with watering cans and spades to maintain it, creating a sense of awareness and responsibility, so it becomes a space that they don’t just visit, but nurture and develop.”Zoë Mjoli (striped cap) and Likuwe Mgweba from Zisukanya experiencing some of the plants in the garden.This project speaks to one of the 16 targets set out in South Africa’s Strategy for Plant Conservation, according to the Botanical Society. The strategy emphasizes the importance of plant diversity and the need for conservation incorporated into communication, education and public awareness programmes.“It has been great to support this project and play a part in creating a space for special needs learners,” said Pieter Twine, MySchool’s general manager. “The garden allows for students to express their sensory and learning capabilities with a hands-on approach, while also promoting the education of healthy eating and an environmental awareness.“In addition to donating funds towards the garden, MySchool donated two benches made out of recycled material to be placed in the garden for teachers and learners to enjoy outdoor lessons and during break.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Two die in U.P. after police refuse help

first_imgIn a shocking incident, Uttar Pradesh police personnel in Saharanpur reportedly refused to help two accident victims on Friday. The victims later died.The policemen were allegedly unwilling to take the youngsters to hospital, saying it would “dirty their vehicle.” The local people managed to take the boys to a hospital where they died due to excessive bleeding and head injuries.The entire incident was captured on video by the locals. The video went viral in western U.P., leading Superintendent of Police Prabal Pratap Singh to suspend the three policemen deployed with the 100 helpline.Road accidentArpit Khurana and Sunny, residents of Saharanpur, were proceeding on their motorbike late on Thursday night when they hit a pole on the road and fell into a drain. People in the neighbourhood took them out and called the 100 helpline.Two policemen arrived eventually, but refused outright to take the victims to the hospital and asked the people who had gathered to take them in an autorickshaw.In the video, one person is seen lifting one of the accident victims and pleading with the policemen to open the door of the police vehicle. But the policemen are heard saying, “If we take these two in the car, how will we sit in the dirty vehicle all night? Take them in an auto. We cannot take them.”Three policemen deployed with the 100 helpline, head constable Indrapal Singh, constable Pankaj Kumar and constable Manoj Kumar, have been suspended.last_img read more

Smriti says Cong legal notice will not deter her

first_imgAmethi, Sep 20 (PTI) A day after being served a legal notice for levelling charges against Rajiv Gandhi Trust, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said “some persons get disturbed” by her visits here and asserted that she would not be deterred even if Rahul Gandhi or Congress puts her behind bars. “Some persons get disturbed with my Amethi visits,” said Irani in a veiled reference to Rahul Gandhi who had defeated her in this constituency in the last Lok Saba elections. Addressing a gathering after distributing saplings at Shivdulari Mahila Mahavidyalaya at Gungvaj village here in Uttar Pradesh, she said, “yesterday, an advocate came to my Delhi residence when I was busy in a meeting. He has given a notice that he will take legal action against me if I make any comment against Rahul Gandhi or the Nehru-Gandhi family in Amethi.” Uttar Pradesh Congress has issued the legal notice to her for alleging that Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust had grabbed land of farmers in Amethi, terming these as “false and malicious”. Asking the Union Minister to cease and desist from making any such imputations against the party, Congress said it will have “no option” but to pursue appropriate legal remedies, both civil and criminal, if she failed to do so. “If Congress or Rahul Gandhi consider the women of this country abla (weak), they should forget it. I am not the one to get afraid with this and will continue to raise Amethis voice,” said Irani today. “If Rahul or Congress have the courage then let them put me behind the bars. I will not remain silent. My relationship with Amethi is not that of elections,” the BJP leader added. The minister said a lot needs to be done on the health care front in the area so that the poor gets some reprieve. A few banners were put up at the programme site against Amethi MP Rahul, but they were removed soon. (MORE) PTI CORR AVA SMN AKK AKKadvertisementlast_img read more