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Guyana takes case to CAS

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):The Guyana Football Fede-ration (GFF) has taken its case against world governing body FIFA and the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).The appeal to the court, based in Switzerland, was made after FIFA rejected GFF’s appeal when a disciplinary committee of the world body turned down their protest that St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) used an ineligible player during a World Cup qualification match in June. GFF’s appeal to CAS was filed by attorney-at-law Sanjeev J. Datadin last week.The GFF is continuing its protest over the eligibility of Britian-born Garvin James, who played for the SVG national team in the World Cup qualification match against Guyana at the Guyana National Stadium on June 14.A GFF release argues that James was not the holder of an SVG passport as required by Article 19(3) of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Regulations.James, at the time, was a holder of a British passport containing a stamp indicating he was a citizen of SVG by descent.FIFA’s Disciplinary Code Article 55 (1) states that teams will forfeit a match and pay a fine if they field an ineligible player.FIFA had first ruled that no further action would be taken against the SVGFF.However, in rejecting GFF’s initial appeal, the FIFA disciplinary committee cited its decision on technical and procedural grounds.In the two-match series against Guyana, SVG advanced on away goals after a 2-2 draw in Arnos Vale followed by a 4-4 tie in Georgetown.last_img read more

Ronaldo vs Messi: Scoring race heats up in Spain

first_imgView comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ronaldo is trying to keep Messi from winning the top-scorer’s “Pichichi” trophy for the second consecutive year. The Argentina forward scored 37 league goals last season, 12 more than Ronaldo.Ronaldo hasn’t won the award since 2014-15, when he had 48 goals. That was still shy of Messi’s record of 50 goals in 2011-12.Despite’s Ronaldo’s impressive run, Madrid’s chances of repeating as league champion remain slim. Madrid trails Barcelona by 15 points after 29 matches. The teams will play again in May in a league match at Camp Nou. They could also meet in the Champions League semifinals or the final.Messi scored twice against Madrid this season — in a 3-1 loss in the Spanish Super Cup final at the beginning of the season and in a 3-0 win at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in a league match late last year. Ronaldo scored against the Catalan club in that Spanish Super Cup game.Messi has scored at least a goal in his last six matches in all competitions. He has scored at least 25 league goals in nine consecutive seasons with Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo added another four goals in Madrid’s 6-3 win over Girona on Sunday, giving him 22 for the season. That is only three below Messi, who scored his 25th in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.“Hopefully he can catch him,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said of Ronaldo. “It’s important for him and for us, too. When he’s playing well, the team plays well. He transmits an important and positive energy to the group. He’s always in very good form come the end of the season. He’s got an eye for goal and he’ll never lose that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRonaldo has scored at least one goal in his last eight matches in all competitions. He has 21 goals in his last 11 games.“He’s unbelievably ambitious and that comes across in every training session and in everything he does on the field,” Zidane said. “If he has a penalty in training, he will take it with the maximum concentration. It’s what makes him different from the rest.” “Messi is the best player in the world and he shows it game after game,” Athletic defender Unai Nunez said after his team’s loss to Barcelona on Sunday.Ronaldo has scored at least 25 league goals in the last eight seasons. He scored four or more goals in a match with Madrid eight times.“He’s on unbelievable form at the moment,” Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez said of Ronaldo. “He helps the team with his work, goals and assists. Everyone benefits from it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sotto, Tamayo, Pagsanjan impress in NBTC first round LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Lionel Messi are in a heated race for this year’s scoring title. AFP PHOTOSMADRID — Regardless of who wins the Spanish league title, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be battling it out to the end.Real Madrid doesn’t have much chance of keeping Barcelona from winning the league, but Ronaldo is making a strong run to snag the scoring title from Messi with nine matches remaining.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

La Salle nears 3-peat, pounces on error-prone FEU in Game 1

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion La Salle pounced on a sloppy Far Eastern University side to win, 29-27, 25-21, 25-22, in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball Finals Saturday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lady Spikers, who are in their 10th straight appearance in the championship round, shoot for a three-peat in Game 2 on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Kim Kianna Dy had a team-high 10 points while reigning MVP Majoy Baron was a force on the defensive end with four of his eight points coming off blocks for La Salle.Dawn Macandili, La Salle’s third graduating star apart from Dy and Baron, was also in her element with 24 excellent digs, including a slew of diving saves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We expected a hard-fought game against FEU. FEU hardly has a weak point in their rotation,” said DLSU head coach Ramil de Jesus in Filipino.The Lady Spikers went on a telling 7-0 run in the third set started slow in the last two sets, staring at a 2-6 deficit in the second before trailing, 3-8, in the third. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident FEU made its first trip to the finals since 2008 and it didn’t go down without a fight.The Lady Tamaraws nearly stole the opening set despite committing 17 errors but they just couldn’t get it done when it mattered most.They blew a pair of set points in the first frame while squandering an early 6-2 edge in the second set and a 15-12 advantage in the third.Heather Guino-o picked up the slack for FEU with a game-best 14 points but committed the service error giving La Salle’s final point as MVP candidate Bernadeth Pons played erratic and scored only nine.“It’s not over yet. Whatever happened tonight, we just have to look at the positives,” said FEU head coach George Pascua in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames DeRozan-Lowry duo takes Raps to 2nd round, with bench’s help Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Air Force enters PVL men’s semis

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Air Force booked the last semifinals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference after a 25-19, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22 victory over Instituto Estetico in the men’s quarterfinals Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Jet Spikers improved to a 2-0 record in the playoffs while the Volley Masters remained winless after two games.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Air Force broke a 21-all deadlock in the fourth frame using a quick 4-1 burst, capped by an attack error from Instituto Estetico to seal the match.“The players became complacent in the third set but came back in the fourth. They showed that even though we’re down, we need to find a way to get back in the game just like what we did in the previous sets,” said Air Force head coach Hovyl Verayo in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIsmail Fauzi spearheaded the Jet Spikers with 16 markers while Bryan Bagunas and Alnakran Abdilla added 15 and 10 points, respectively.Gregorio Dolor led the Volley Masters with 22 points. Ma. Angelica D. Garcia Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

Huskies add fourth exhibition game to schedule

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies have added a fourth game to their exhibition schedule and it means games will begin sooner than expected for the club. The team will get their first taste of game action on Sunday at 2 p.m. as they’ll welcome the Sexsmith Vipers to the Pomeroy Sport Centre.Other games on the schedule include September 16 in Chetwynd for a game against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks, and two games next weekend against the Vermilion Tigers of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League on home ice. The games will be on the 19th and 20th at 8 p.m. and 11 a.m. respectively.Entrance to the games at the Pomeroy Sport Centre is free, however donations to the club will be accepted in the stands throughout the game.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Bill would require labeling of cloned meat, milk

first_imgIf her bill passes, Migden said she will work with state agencies on the wording of a label. Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, D-Redwood City, has introduced a similar bill in that chamber. A bill introduced in Congress by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, would require cloned meat or milk products to carry a straightforward label: “This product is from a cloned animal or its progeny.” The California Cattlemen’s Association and other industry groups oppose the legislation. “We’re sort of a little ahead of ourselves,” said Matt Byrne, the association’s executive vice president. “There’s no meat or milk from cloned animals on the market, and there’s no expectation that this will be an issue any time soon.” The FDA in December issued a preliminary report saying there is no evidence that eating meat from cloned cows, pigs and goats – or their offspring – presents concerns about food safety. The agency could grant final approval for manufacturers to sell cloned animal products by year’s end. Farmers and food safety experts who testified in support of Migden’s bill said they feel a sense of urgency to make sure products from cloned animals are labeled. Without them, cloned DNA could quickly infiltrate the nation’s food chain. According to research by Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports, the FDA has based its preliminary findings on limited samples, said Jean Halloran, the group’s director of food policy initiatives. Findings that cloned pork could be safe, for example, were based on tests of just five pigs, while the findings about cows’ milk were from 43 cows. “Considering that 90 percent of cloned animals die because there’s something wrong with them, we don’t consider that to be an adequate safety assessment of what millions of people would be eating and drinking from millions of different animals,” Halloran said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the conference, Migden was flanked by organic dairy farmers and other supporters wearing cow costumes and carrying placards that read “Not Milk – Cloned food is coming but you can stop it.” Migden said her bill isn’t designed to undermine the FDA, but she noted the agency’s problems in approving and regulating painkillers. “They’re an overburdened agency and not always 100 percent correct. They’ve been duped before on … Celebrex and Vioxx,” she said. Migden pointed to recent polls she said suggest the FDA’s ruling on cloned food could be influential with consumers. A recent Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology survey, for example, found that 64 percent of consumers were leery of animal cloning. But a University of Maryland poll found that a nearly equal percentage said they would buy, or consider buying, such food if the government said it was safe. SACRAMENTO – Steaks, pork chops, milk and other products from cloned livestock would have to be clearly labeled on grocers’ shelves under a bill pending in the California Legislature. If passed, the requirement could be more stringent than federal rules. The Food and Drug Administration is poised to give final approval for manufacturers to sell meat and milk from cloned cows, pigs and goats without any special labeling, although a bill introduced in Congress would require it. Sen. Carole Migden, the San Francisco Democrat who authored the bill, said consumers deserve to know what they’re buying and to be able to decide whether they want to eat food from cloned animals. That is especially true because cloning isn’t perfected and the long-term consequences of eating artificially produced animals cannot yet be studied, she said. “Wouldn’t you like to know if you’re drinking milk from a cloned cow, or feeding your children pork chops from a somatic cell nuclear transfer event?” Migden said during a news conference earlier this month week before the Senate Health Committee voted 6-4 along party lines to support her bill. last_img read more

Cold Shot Bus Lines is extending services to Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In less than six months after stepping into the breach created by Greyhound’s departure on October 31, Cold Shot Bus Lines is expanding services to Fort St. John.According to Cold Shot President, Sunny Balwaria, the Company will offer a cross-border route to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, servicing the Peace Country.“We’ve added several new features for Peace Country customers. We have a new cross-border route to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John via Grande Prairie that will take passengers and freight to those points.”- Advertisement -Balwaria also says that Cold Shot will be offering shuttle services to important points of interest, such as airports and hospitals.“In addition, we’ve added a stop for Fort St. John passengers at Grande Prairie’s QueenElizabeth II hospital, as well as a shuttle connection to the Edmonton InternationalAirport that enables airline passengers from Fort St. John to go directly to that airport.”Cold Shot is an Alberta-owned transportation company operating since 2005.Advertisement For more information, you can visit Coldshot.ca.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, November 14

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester City want Ross Barkley but have been told that any move for the Everton man will cost a British record £60million fee. (Manchester Evening News)Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to land Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte in the January transfer window. Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are also in the hunt for the 20-year-old centre-back, but United hope to sort a deal in January. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Memphis Depay after his club PSV confirmed they will sell the Dutch winger. (Metro)Radamel Falcao is on a special fitness drive as Manchester United delay committing to a permanent £43.5million deal. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been dealt a huge blow after Sami Khedira vowed to stay at Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal lead the race to sign Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. Borussia Dortmund are also keen but the Gunners are prepared to meet his buy-out clause of £24m. (Daily Express)Inter Milan remain keen on Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches. The Italians want a defender and a striker in the January window and their shortlist includes Chiriches and Matija Nastasic of Manchester City while Arsenal’s Joel Campbell and Fabio Borini of Liverpool are among the strikers they want on loan. (Daily Mail)Liverpool are prepared to pay an increase on the £10million fee they have agreed with Lille to accelerate Divock Origi’s release in January. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…West Ham forward Zarate denies exit talkReal Madrid eye Man United and Chelsea target as Pepe replacementMexico star opens door to Tottenham switchReports – Arsenal to face competition from Roma for Barcelona starReal Madrid ready to trump Tottenham and Liverpool in chase for Wolfsburg starChelsea to fight Real Madrid for Dortmund star Reus in Januarylast_img read more

Manchester City handed new injury blow as superstar limps out of international clash

first_img David Silva is injured on Spain duty 1 Manchester City are facing more injury woes with the news David Silva suffered an ankle injury in Spain’s 4-0 win over Luxembourg.The midfielder was forced off after just 11 minutes as he failed to run off a problem.La Roja wrapped up a win which sealed their passage to France next year, as a brace each from Santi Cazorla and Paco Alcacer saw them home.But it may have come at a cost to Man City who are already without Sergio Aguero for the next month after he also damaged his hamstring while on international duty with Argentina.A statement from Spain later confirmed Silva’s injury as “a bad sprain of the internal lateral ligament of the right ankle” and said he would definitely miss next week’s game against Ukraine.last_img read more

Colin Murray and Friends – Wednesday, December 23

first_imgEnjoy again the best bits of today’s show as Colin was joined in the studio by Steve Bunce.And don’t forget to download your brilliant FREE 2016 Colin Murray Show calendar.last_img