Wellington Council served temporary restraining order; prohibited from taking any action on Etter’s verbal resignation

first_imgby Tracy McCue and Shane Farley, Sumner Newscow — Following a series of out-of-court discussions that lasted almost 30 minutes, a temporary restraining order was issued against the Wellington City Council, according to Ryan M. Peck, the attorney for council member Kip Etter.Kip EtterThe order prohibits the council from taking any action as it pertains to Etter’s verbal resignation and any effort to replace him. Etter will not attend tonight’s meeting.His absence will be excused.The restraining order recognizes that Etter is a properly elected city council member for that petition, he will be allowed to retain his seat as a city council member, and prohibit the council from engaging in any activities to appoint a successor to that seat. The restraint order will award a reasonable attorneys’ feed and cost as permitted by law. When asked what will happen next after the meeting, Peck said “it all depends on what the council wants to do.” For now, no action will be taken regarding an injunction in the case. Assuming Etter is allowed to return to his seat, there would be no need for the legal case to proceed. By definition, a restraining order, prohibits an individual from carrying out a particular action. The council is to meet at the council chambers at 6:30 p.m. tonight. On the agenda, the council is to discuss a memo sent by Wellington City Attorney Mike Brown who is recommending that the municipal board to either approve, not approve, or take no action on Etter’s alleged resignation. The injunction/restraining order hearing was scheduled at 1:30 p.m. today at the county courthouse. There was no proceeding held in the courtroom, instead attorneys for both sides met with Judge Scot McQuin and then consulted with their clients. Etter filed a petition requesting an injunction/restraining order on Friday. The case was to be heard today, before the council meeting. Etter issued court potion in hopes of preventing the council from filling the vacancy of the council seat. No injunction was issued in which the court which would have ordered the defendants, aka Wellington City Council, from ceasing and desisting any movement toward filling the council seat. On Aug. 2 at a Wellington City Meeting, Etter said he was “resigning.” On the Aug. 16 city meeting, Hansel told him to “step down.” Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 205 weeks ago Due to the litigation aspects of this case are still in effect, we are requiring full signatures and valid e-mails to comment on this story. Report Reply 0 replies · active 205 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down JJ Quain · 205 weeks ago This is so very awesome. Way to set the example of putting personal pride and sense of entitlement ahead of what’s doing best for the city – great leadership on display. It’s fantastic that “if I don’t get my way, I’ll take my ball and leave” has morphed into “let me get my way or I’ll threaten you with a lawsuit to further distract everyone from what they were actually elected to do”. Just exemplary leadership on display here. On the bright side, this should be quite entertaining to see play out… Report Reply 1 reply · active 205 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Kim Woodrow · 205 weeks ago Indeed Report Reply +17 Vote up Vote down Jeremy Davis · 205 weeks ago How on earth are the citizens going to be held responsible for incurring the cost of attorney fees and other financial requests asked for in his petition. This is utterly ridiculous. Not only is this situation embarrassing, yet here we are again being put in a situation because of our childish leadership. Pitiful. When is it going to be enough. When will you (council and mayor) grow up and set your egos’ aside and do something productive instead of turning this into a bad reality show. WE THE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE OF YOUR ARROGANCE. grow up, act like leaders. Not like a fit throwing toddler when you don’t get your way. Report Reply 0 replies · active 205 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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June had a mix of rainfall for the state

first_imgDES MOINES — State climatologist Justin Glisan says Iowa was a divided state in June when it came to rainfall.  “If we use I-35 as a dividing line — eastern Iowa was above average for rainfall. Anywhere from four to six inches in northeastern Iowa,” according to Glissan. “And then we go to the western part of the state — drier than normal across much of west-central and north-central Iowa. Anywhere from two to three inches below average.”Glissan says one major weather event drove some of the disparity in precipitation and was the only real notable issue. “The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobol that went through eastern Iowa and left over four to six inches of rainfall over a 24-hour period,” Glissan says. “But if we look at June in general, yes it was kind of a ho-hum month.”Glissan says the temperatures for June were not too far away from average.  He says the average temperature was about 73 degrees — which is about three degrees above average.Glissan says the long-term forecast is for warmer weather — and precipitation is called E-C or equal chance for above or below average.  He says that E-C designation is a little concerning as the state needs some rain in the dry areas to catch them back up with the rest of the state.Glissan says there’s hope the rainfall will come later in the month.last_img read more

OLYMPICS: Musagala into semis, Chekwel and Chesang out

first_img12323171Ayanleh SOULEIMANDJI3:39.25 Q 28022Filip INGEBRIGTSENNORDQ 9930513Ben BLANKENSHIPUSA3:38.92 q 2226893Ronald KWEMOIKEN3:38.33 Q 371527783Erick RODRIGUEZNCA4:00.30 4430223Ronald MUSAGALAUGA3:38.45 Q 5528033Henrik INGEBRIGTSENNOR3:38.50 Q 11220381Ryan GREGSONAUS3:39.13 Q 30627452Brahim KAAZOUZIMAR3:47.39 Q 24021Aman WOTEETHDNS 221121281Thiago ANDRÈBRA3:44.42 23162Abdi Waiss MOUHYADINDJIDNF 33923652Adel MECHAALESP3:48.41 381330131Saud ALZAABIUAE4:02.35 1123013Jakub HOLUŠACZE3:38.31 Q 401229692Augusto SOARESTLS4:11.35 26226902Elijah Motonei MANANGOIKEN3:46.83 Q 241229421Santino KENYISSD3:45.27 231220433Luke MATHEWSAUS3:44.51 16627411Fouad ELKAAMMAR3:39.51 Q 8820943Pieter-Jan HANNESBEL3:38.89 q 10126821Asbel KIPROPKEN3:38.97 Q 341024582Charlie GRICEGBR3:48.51 q 15530561Matthew CENTROWITZUSA3:39.31 Qcenter_img 18822071Charles PHILIBERT-THIBOUTOTCAN3:40.04 q 13424681Chris O’HAREGBR3:39.26 Q 25120092Taoufik MAKHLOUFIALG3:46.82 Q 211024161Florian CARVALHOFRA3:41.87 391128832Paulo AMOTUNROT4:03.96 28421912Nathan BRANNENCAN3:47.07 Q 3327443Abdalaati IGUIDERMAR3:38.40 Q 6628143Nicholas WILLISNZL3:38.55 Q 32828082Hamish CARSONNZL3:48.18 7721773Benson Kiplagat SEUREIBRN3:38.82 q 19928111Julian MATTHEWSNZL3:40.40 201120063Salim KEDDARALG3:40.63 31725192Homiyu TESFAYEGER3:47.44 POSRANKBIBHEATATHLETERESULTS 351330083Ilham Tanui ÖZBILENTUR3:49.02 29523942Mekonnen GEBREMEDHINETH3:47.33 Q 361431233Mohammed RAGEHYEM3:58.99 141024013Dawit WOLDEETH3:39.29 q Ronald Musagala stormed into the Rio Olympics 1,500m men’s semifinal with the 4th fastest time of the heats on Tuesday.The 24 year old clocked 3:38.45 to advance to Thursday’s semifinal. His best time for the distance is 3:35.02 and going by the confidence with which he set the pace in the race, could better this in the semifinals.Earlier, Juliet Chekwel’s misery at the games continued, when she was edged out of contention for a place in the women’s 5,000m final by finishing 9th 15:29.07 in her heat.  The top 15 in both heats qualified, Chekwel was 17th.The stage was a bit too high for Stella Chesang, who faded to 13th  in 15:49.80 in heat 2.Wed August 17 Men’s 5000m round 1 – 4.05pmJacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyego and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiWomen’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pmHalimah Nakaayi and Winnie NanyondoMen’s Steeplechase finalJacob Araptany 27330462Robby ANDREWSUSA3:46.97 Q 17723491David BUSTOSESP3:39.73 q ****Algeria’s defending champion Taoufik Makhloufi on Tuesday advanced smoothly to the semi-finals of the men’s 1500m having had just two hours’ sleep after bagging silver in the 800m.Makhloufi, who came in second in the 800m behind David Rudisha late Monday, timed 3min 47.07sec to win his heat.“I had some massage after the 800m,” he said.“I was in my bed at 4 o’clock in the morning and I slept only two hours!“This part between the 800m and the heats of the 1500m was always going to be the most difficult part in qualifying for the semi-finals of the latter.”Makhloufi admitted that he hadn’t been certain that a double was on the cards.“I wasn’t sure about doubling up. I did some training in Algeria and then we took the decision, me and my coach, here in Rio,” he confirmed.“In my head I said I wanted to run the 800m.“I was very pleased with the race, I am so happy with the silver medal in the 800m behind Rudisha. I wanted to win, but I didn’t get much chance in the last 250 metres.”Kenyan Asbel Kiprop, 2008 Olympic gold medallist and three-time defending world champion, easily won his heat in 3:38.97.Also qualifying for Thursday’s semi-finals, with the final scheduled for Saturday, are Kiprop’s teammate Ronald Kwemoi as well as Morocco’s world bronze medallist Abdalaati Iguider, Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman and American duo Ben Blankenship and Matther Centrowitz.******Juliet Chekwel’s Olympic debut ended disastrously for her when she stopped running one lap to the end, thinking she had finished the 10000m final on Friday.Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana and the leading pack overlapped many athletes which might have been the cause of the confusion, but Chekwel gets a chance to amend that by qualifying for the 5000m final.In Friday’s race, Ayana set 29 min 17.45sec to smash one of the longest-held records  in athletics to claim 10,000m glory and claim the first gold of the Olympic track and field competition.Chekwel 26,  whose best time in the 5000m is 15:20.15 runs in heat 1 and will be joined by World Mountain running champion Stella Chesang in heat 2.The 19-year-old Chesang looks good to make the final if she can match her 5000m personal best of 15.10 set in May. The top 5 in each heat, plus top 5 losers advance to the final.The former junior ace started her seniors career on a high by winning Uganda’s national cross country championship title early this year.Later today, Ronald Musagala who is better known for his 800m exploits, takes a shot at 1,500m qualification. The 1,500m is one of the most competitive and brutal races on track and field.Tuesday August 16 Women’s 5000m round 1 – 3.30pmJuliet Chekwel and Stella ChesangMen’s 1500m round 1 – 4-30pmRonald MusagalaWed August 17 Men’s 5000m round 1 – 4.05pmJacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyego and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiWomen’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pmHalimah Nakaayi and Winnie NanyondoMen’s Steeplechase finalJacob AraptanyThursday August 18 Men’s 1500m semifinal – Ronald MusagalaWomen 800m semifinalFriday August 19 Women’s 5000m finalSaturday August 20 Men’s 1500m finalWomen’s 800m finalMen’s 5000m final 3.30pmJacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyego and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiSunday August 21 Men’s Marathon final 3.30pmSolomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen KiprotichShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Spurs boss Pochettino says footballers being ‘pushed to the limit’

first_imgPochettino’s team selection has come under intense scrutiny this season as he tries to perform a balancing act between resting his players and fielding a strong side.But the Argentine, whose side are fourth in the Premier League, a point behind third-placed Chelsea, knows that ultimately it is the club that suffers.He said: “How do we manage that situation? We put a lot of emphasis on looking after them and…try to help them.“But in the end, when the competition arrives, the competition does not wait for you. It does not understand you’re tired and you haven’t had holidays. And then who pays? The club pays.“I understand the decision of the national teams’ coaching staff. But who looks after the players? When we rotate the players, the fans or you ask, ‘Why not play him?’“Because they need to rest. And sometimes it’s difficult to compete because it’s not only running. It’s the energy you spend in your mind and if you’re tired it affects your body.”Share on: WhatsApp Tottenham squad in trainingLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino accepts he is pushing his Tottenham squad to the limit as he counts the cost of their World Cup exploits.Out of the 12 Spurs players that went to Russia in the summer, only Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and Son Heung-min have not spent time out this season with muscle injuries.Davinson Sanchez and Kieran Trippier were the latest stars to head for the treatment room before the recent international break and neither is expected back until next month.Nine Spurs players were involved in Russia until the final weekend and did not return to Tottenham until the eve of the Premier League season.Pochettino, whose Tottenham side play Chelsea this weekend, would prefer his young squad to be relaxing in the summer rather than playing football for 12 months.“Today, we’re in a period where the technology and the knowledge of sports science and the medical staff are fantastic — they can provide the best help,” he said.“But we’re pushing players to the limit. The line between getting injured or not is so thin.“We don’t realise that we’re playing with the health of the players. They’re human. It’s so tough. They are young. They need to enjoy life, too.”last_img read more

Maturing Zanna vital to Pittsburgh’s NCAA chances

first_imgPittsburgh’s Talib Zanna (42) grabs a rebound over North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo (43) during the second half of a quarterfinal NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s chances of ending its NCAA tournament disappointments will depend largely on the long arms and quick feet of center Talib Zanna.It’s a position the senior from Kaduna, Nigeria is finally comfortable with after years of struggling to play with confidence or consistency.Zanna was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference tournament first team after averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds during the Panthers’ three-game run to the semifinals.It was the kind of head-turning performance that will certainly make eighth-seeded Colorado (23-11) take notice when they face the ninth-seeded Panthers (25-9) in the second round on Thursday in Orlando, Fla..“He’s a leader, he’s a senior, and when you see him going, it just gets the ball rolling,” Pitt senior forward Lamar Patterson said. “Everything was clicking.”All part of the plan for Pitt, which was basically a .500 team after losing emotional sparkplug Durand Johnson for the season with a knee injury in mid-January. Pitt’s postseason prospects appeared to be in jeopardy heading into the ACC tournament only to see them solidified by Zanna’s dynamic play.Zanna set the tone for his team Thursday when he had 17 points and nine rebounds against Wake Forest in the Panthers’ opening game.After rolling the Demon Deacons, the fifth-seeded Panthers upset the fourth-seeded North Carolina on the back of an inspired performance by Zanna.He dominated North Carolina’s talented frontcourt featuring James Michael McAdoo, Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson, with 19 points and 21 rebounds in 34 minutes before fouling out.Zanna said “we made our statement” as the Panthers beat a ranked team for the first time this season.Even in defeat, Zanna was one of the best players on the court. He scored 12 points in the first half of the semifinals against Virginia but finished with 15 as the Cavaliers found ways to neutralize him with added pressure via double teams. Despite falling short of the ACC title game, Zanna thinks Pitt accomplished something in Greensboro.“We needed a couple wins to have a better seed for the NCAA tournament,” Zanna said. “We are the ninth seed right now and we cannot worry about it.”From coach Jamie Dixon’s perspective, Zanna’s play had a lot to do with health after dealing with a twisted ankle for the latter part of the season. Zanna certainly looked healthy while playing like one of the better big men in the country.“We have been playing our best basketball this year at this point,” Dixon said. “Talib seems healthy and Lamar is doing well.”Zanna’s attitude remains unchanged heading into the tournament. If the Panthers win Thursday, they will likely face No. 1 overall seed Florida on Saturday.For Pitt to have a shot at winning more than one game in this year’s tournament – something the Panthers haven’t done since 2009 – Zanna will not only have to continue to elevate his game but set the bar for the rest of his team.“I think the seed doesn’t matter because a couple years back, a lot of (Pitt) teams had a No. 1 seed and in the first round they went down,” Zanna said. “It’s who has the heart to come out and dominate and play like they want it so bad, so that’s the people who (are) going to win the tournament.”last_img read more

Classy Sourav Ganguly decides to refund tickets for day 4 and 5 in Pink…

first_imgAdvertisement 3wlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9ndjob( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mreWould you ever consider trying this?😱3ufihCan your students do this? 🌚8ysoqRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) in a generous gesture, has decided to refund money to day 4 and 5 ticket-holders. India’s maiden Pink ball Test ended within three days as the hosts defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs to clinch the series 2-0.Advertisement The historic Day night Test in Eden Gardens, Kolkata saw a massive attendance on all three days and even tickets for the fourth day were sold out. Unfortunately, the match was over in 2 days and 47 minutes as India demolished a rather weak Bangladeshi side.Advertisement “The process of refunding the amounts for Day 4 and Day 5 Tickets has started. Messages would be sent to all online transactors who have booked only for these two days,” the CAB said in a statement.Former CAB and new BCCI president Sourav Ganguly left no stone unturned in organising the Pink ball Test at Kolkata, inviting Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, and several legendary Indian cricketers for Day 1; while India’s sporting heroes PV Sindhu, Mary Kom, Sania Mirza, Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami were also felicitated after the end of the 1st day’s play.Advertisement So, even though the game ended earlier than expected, thousands of fans stayed back in the stadium to catch a glimpse of their local hero, Dada!Read Also:Virat Kohli reveals Sachin Tendulkar’s pearl of wisdom in helping to deal with pink ball cricket  Advertisementlast_img read more

India women narrowly lose tri series tournament to Australia in finals

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 4dnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vswu5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7ay( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3cWould you ever consider trying this?😱jn3mcCan your students do this? 🌚k1bRoller skating! Powered by Firework Started back in January, the 2020 Australia women’s Tri-Nation T20 Series among the women cricket teams of Australia, England and India has concluded, and the hosts have clinched the series victory, after defeating the Indian team in the final today in Melbourne. It was a close call between the two teams, and after a highly tensed game that could have gone either way, its the Aussies that came on top, beating India by 11 runs at the Junction Oval.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPAustralia scored a total of 155 for 6 wickets in the first innings. Chasing the target, the Indian team made all their efforts, but ultimately fell short in front of an amazing Aussie bowling squad, especially Jess Jonassen, who secured her first international 5 wicket haul, and was awarded the Player Of The Match award. Indian teenage sensation Richa Ghosh made her international T20 debut.The tournament, which is observed as a final preparation before the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, kicked off from 31st January. The three teams battled it out in a league table. While all three teams had equally scored four points, the Englishwomen had the lowest Net run rate (NRR) of –0.169, and the other two teams proceeded for the final.Advertisement Beth Mooney was the main factor behind Australia’s total. The 26 year old opener scored a swashbuckling 71-not out from 54 balls, with nine boundaries. With a total of 208 runs across the series, Mooney was awarded the Player of the Series award. The Indian bowlers Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad both secured two wickets each.While the Women in Blue opener Smriti Mandhana started off the chase with a stunning knock of 37-ball-66 with twelve boundaries, her efforts went in vain as their whole batting order was wiped out in front of a brutal Aussie bowling squad after scoring 244 runs, with a brilliant performance from Jonassen securing five wickets.Advertisement It was an unlucky day for Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who had to leave the 22 yards on just 14 runs. While Mandhana kept going till the 15th over, the Indian middle order fell prey to Jonassen’s vicious attacks in the later overs“In the last three overs we couldn’t take the pressure and ended up losing wickets,” Kaur said in the post match interview.Aussie skipper Meg Lanning appreciated Mandhana’s marvellous effort, and added that her wicket became the turning point of the match.“It was a really good all-round performance. Getting Mandhana was the game-changer, she was whacking us all over the park,” Lanning told reporters.Also read-Find out which two Indian cricketers made the ICC Women’s ODI and T20 teams of the year!KL Rahul claims he will settle unfinished business with NZ bowler James Neesham in IPL Advertisementlast_img read more

Mendy, on yellow alert

first_imgFerland Mendy (24 years old) is being one of the great novelties of the season. The Madrid side accumulates positive reviews for its development in the grass. His irruption in the left wing of the Bernabéu has led to a defensive torrent that has upset the white rear until it becomes a stony wall: only in the League and with him flanking Sergio Ramos, Madrid have conceded just six goals in their 14 league presences . Only Vilarreal managed to punch Courtois goal more than once with him on the field in this league championship. Beyond: Madrid does not know defeat with the French playing. Of 14 league matches in which he has participated, the whites have imposed on 10 and tied the remaining four. Nevertheless, Mendy is on yellow alert: the Classic could be lost next March 1. The French add four yellow cards and is just one to miss the match against Setién. If he played against Celta, he could force a card to not play against Levante on Saturday, February 22 (9:00 p.m.), running the risk of being sanctioned with two games, as happened to Sergio Ramos against Ajax without go further. Till the date, Mendy has seen six yellow cards: against Villarreal, Betis, Getafe and Atlético de Madrid he was booked. Before Espanyol (day 16) he saw two cards in just 20 minutes, being ejected … and losing the game against Valencia.curiously Mendy is in the same position as her partner Casemiro. Like the Brazilian with the duel against Barcelona on December 18. On that occasion, Zidane decided that the Brazilian, who also had four cards, did not play the last game before measuring himself to the Catalans (against Valencia 1-1), so that he arrived without problems to the Classic. Now Zidane must meditate if he lines Mendy against Celta to look for a yellow one or gives him rest against Levante to be a starter against Barcelona …last_img read more

Innswood still in charge

first_imgInnswood High stayed atop of Group C in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup competition after scoring a narrow 3-2 win over Denham Town at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday.However, Denham Town had their goalkeepers largely to blame, with all three goals coming as a result of goalkeeper errors.Shawn Beckford fired the visitors ahead after 18 minutes, and although Tarrique Campbell equalised on 40 minutes for Denham Town, Ronaldo Grignion restored Innswood’s advantage three minutes later, and Sanjai Nelson extended Innswood’s lead from the spot, 12 minutes from the end.But although Rushane Facey reduced the deficit to one on 90 minutes, the visitors held on for the win and kept themselves atop of the group with maximum 12 points, three more than St George’s.Coach Anthony Thompson says he expected things are getting tougher for his team after their surprise win over St George’s, but after yesterday’s victory he is confident of completing the double against the ‘Georgians’.”It (Denham Town) was a hard game but you saw the fight that we fight and we prevailed,” Thompson commented.”We have to play more aggressively now, and we will have to move the ball more because we are playing some good teams like St George’s on Monday and we have to be prepared for that. Although some injuries are plaguing us we are going to prevail (Monday),” he stated.Innswood went ahead through Beckford, who beat goalkeeper Andrew Brown to a 50-50 ball that Brown looked favoured to win to score in an empty goal. But Denham Town pulled level when Tarrique Campbell beat Tajan Griffiths with a 25 yards free kick. Three minutes later, Innswood was back in front when goalkeeper, Brown, misjudged a ball into the area and allowed Grignion to score from six yards.Twelve minutes from the end, Shemar Guthrie beat Leroy Brooks who replaced Brown at half-time with a free kick from 40 yards though the goalkeeper should have done better.Denham Town got another goal back in minute 90 when Daquan Black was fouled in the area, and Facey dispatched the resulting penalty.last_img read more

Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban

first_imgLATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter gestures as he gives an interview to news agencies on April 21, 2017 in Zurich. / AFP PHOTO / Michael BuholzerGENEVA — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have “new facts” and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban.“As new facts have appeared it’s time to question the decision of the Fifa Ethics-Committee — my suspension of 6 years!” Blatter said Friday on his reactivated Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 award French referee banned 3 months after kicking player Asked by The Associated Press for details of potential evidence, Blatter spokesman Thomas Renggli replied in a message: “We are working on it.”Blatter is barred from soccer through October 2021 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld his ban for payments to one-time adviser Michel Platini. The case cost Platini the UEFA presidency, and stopped him from being a candidate to replace Blatter in the 2016 election.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe CAS judges said Blatter was “reckless” for paying Platini $2 million in uncontracted salary more than eight years after the former France great stopped being employed by FIFA.Blatter also effectively added $1 million to Platini’s FIFA pension fund reserved for executive committee members by extending entitlement against the rules for the years he worked as an adviser. MOST READ Blatter tweeted the message to his 2.5 million followers from an account that was dormant since he was first suspended by the FIFA ethics committee in October 2015. It was revived this week. On Monday, he posted congratulations to Australian Open champion Roger Federer and then the cover of a new edition in Russian of his 2016 book, “Sepp Blatter: Mission and Passion Football.”Russia is the only country where Blatter, who is Swiss, has made a public appearance — at the World Cup qualifying draw held in St. Petersburg in July 2015 — since federal prosecutors in the United States and Switzerland unsealed sweeping investigations of alleged corruption linked to FIFA earlier that year.A Swiss criminal proceeding was opened against Blatter in September 2015 for alleged financial misconduct, but no charges have been made.The 81-year-old Blatter has often said he will return to Russia for the World Cup to fulfil a long-standing invitation from President Vladimir Putin.A second book is also expected to be published ahead of the World Cup. Blatter said last April it would document his 40 years with FIFA and 16 years as a member of the International Olympic Committee.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more