Carter fined for drink driving

first_imgThe 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February on charges that can carry custodial sentences of two years.Carter, who played 112 Tests for New Zealand, lost a sponsorship with Land Rover over the incident, which dented his image as one of rugby’s most marketable players.The athlete was pulled over and breathalysed in Paris’ chic 17th arrondissement and returned a reading showing a level of 0.87mg/l, which would see a driver lose six points from their licence.”It would not seem necessary, given the slight gravity of the facts, to pronounce a prison sentence,” the document from October reads.”Much as I’d love to say I’ve moved on from it, it’s something I’m going to have to live with for the rest of my life,” Carter said in October.”It actually made me feel sick and it makes me feel sick now, thinking and talking about it.Carter will leave Racing 92 and sign a two-year contract with Japanese club Kobelco Steelers at the end of the season.last_img read more

Ravena redeems self, soars high for UAAP Finals MVP award

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But after all the criticisms, there’s no other way for the 6-foot-2 swingman but to bounce back.Fast forward to the Season 80 Finals. Ateneo-La Salle faced once again and Ravena was given a chance to redeem himself.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 20-year-old made sure he made his mark this time for the Blue Eagles, posting 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in the three grueling games in the championship series.Showing his maturity he lacked the year prior, the third-year forward was the anchor for Ateneo as it snapped its five year drought and delivered the school’s first title since Season 75.center_img 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Ateneo nabs UAAP title, gets back at La Salle Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a difference a year makes.Thirdy Ravena was at his worst in the UAAP Season 79 Finals with the second-generation star folding under pressure as Ateneo settled for a runner-up finish.ADVERTISEMENT It also wasn’t much of a surprise that Ravena’s biggest play of the season didn’t even see him put the ball through the hoop, but rather, be the one to orchestrate the play as he found an open Isaac Go at the right wing for the game-sealing triple with 24.7 seconds left that put his side up, 85-80.“I’m determined to do whatever it takes to win this one,” said Ravena, who claimed his first title in the senior’s division.Ravena, who was adjudged as the Finals MVP, also finally got out of his brother Kiefer’s shadow and earned the adulation of the whole Ateneo community.“It’s just a surreal feeling, seeing the community support us through the season, its just a great feeling,” he said. “I know I’m tired, but seeing the community cheering us every single possession, every single minute of the game, it doesn’t matter how tired I am. I’m gonna give it all for them, all for God.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

D-League: Go for Gold regains top spot, routs CEU

first_imgNew addition Rey Publico led Go for Gold with 18 points and 11 rebounds.“One of the weaknesses that I saw was rebounding and Publico gives us a lot of rebounding. He is an energy guy,” Scratchers coach Charles Tiu on Publico’s debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Go for Gold ended the game on a 14-6 run to ice the win.The Scratchers were down by four men as Ron Dennison and James Martinez were out due to hamstring injury and muscle strain, respectively, while Jerwin Gaco was under the weather. Gab Banal is still in Australia for a personal trip per Tiu. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs PBA IMAGESGo for Gold scraped past Centro Escolar University, 75-60, in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Scratchers regained top seed as they improve to 6-2 while CEU dropped to 4-4.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Paul Desiderio delivered 17 points in his last game with Go for Gold as he is set to rejoin the University of the Philippines training camp in Serbia.Rich Guinitaran paced the Scorpions with 16 markers. Justin Robert ValenciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Filipino netizens divided on Alphonse Areola’s World Cup win Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

Fire guts trailer in Fort St. John

first_imgA mobile home caught fire in an industrial yard early Wednesday morning in Fort St. John.The fire department received the call just after 5:15 a.m. and found the unoccupied modular home engulfed in flames.Fire Chief Fred Burrows says it took several hours to put out the blaze in the trailer, which had been left in a commercial lot in the area of 100 St. and 85 Ave.- Advertisement -He added that no other items in the yard were ever in danger of catching fire.The fire is considered suspicious and police were also on scene to investigate.last_img

Mexico, U.S. water cleanup deal could tank

first_imgEnter Bajagua. Instead of giving the IBWC more taxpayer money to solve a problem it didn’t fix the first time, the company argued, the U.S. government would pay Bajagua over 20 years to build and operate a plant in Tijuana, a sprawling industrial city of 1.3 million. For Bajagua, the real prize would be a steady supply of water pumped south from the existing U.S. plant that, once clean, could be sold back to Mexican factories. “We were never going to make a lot of money treating sewage,” said Simmons. “Where we make money is in producing a product, and that product is water.” In 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found the project was “infeasible” and endorsed a plan to build aeration ponds on the U.S. side of the border. With no guarantee of government funding, time is running short for Bajagua. A federal judge has ordered that the treated sewage meet federal standards by September 2008. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IMPERIAL BEACH – When it rains in this border town, toxic goo from Mexican slums and factories flows down the Tijuana River onto U.S. soil. It winds through tidal marshes and ends up in the Pacific Ocean, closing the beach to swimmers and diehard surfers 198 days last year. The U.S. government found a novel fix: pay a private developer an estimated $700 million to build and manage a treatment plant in Tijuana, Mexico. If the plant sells recycled water to thirsty Mexican factories, U.S. taxpayers will get some of their money back. Ground has not yet broken and the 7-year-old agreement between the U.S. and Bajagua LLC is looking more fragile than ever amid growing criticism that the no-bid contract would fatten the developer’s pockets and fail to contain the sewage. This month, the Bush administration proposed funding a treatment plant on U.S. soil – which would effectively kill the Mexico venture. Bajagua still counts on strong bipartisan support in the San Diego-area congressional delegation, including Democrat Bob Filner, whose district includes Imperial Beach, a town of 28,000 people. Filner, one of the project’s biggest champions in Washington, has received more than $60,000 in campaign donations from the company and its associates since 1996. In all, Bajagua investors have donated more than $100,000 to political campaigns. Filner defends the Mexican plant as a good public-private partnership and said he was surprised by the Bush administration’s move to scuttle it. He predicted Congress would rebuff the White House. “We’ve already spent 10 years working on this, and it’s the first real chance to clean up a problem that’s plagued us for decades,” Filner said. Bajagua was founded in the late 1990s by San Diego land-use consultant Jim Simmons and Mexican real-estate developer Enrique Landa after the U.S. government stumbled in its efforts to treat Tijuana’s runaway sewage. The International Boundary and Water Commission, a binational agency, had just built a U.S.-financed, $240 million plant in San Diego that failed to meet federal clean-water standards. last_img read more

Belgium shock Brazil to set up France World Cup semi

first_imgBut three of Belgium’s so-called golden generation — Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard — ran riot in the first half in Kazan and the Red Devils showed impressive resilience to hold on in the second period in the face of incessant pressure.“These boys deserve to be heroes in Belgium,” said coach Roberto Martinez. “The execution of the tactics was magnificent.“It is special and we can’t let the people of Belgium down. We can pass that down the generations — beating Brazil.”Coming into the match, Martinez acknowledged the gulf in World Cup pedigree between his side, who have never been further than the semi-finals, and their illustrious rivals.But after a bright start from Tite’s team, it was Belgium who looked the more dangerous, scoring through a Fernandinho own goal in the 13th minute and increasing their lead with a superb De Bruyne strike just after the half-hour.Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring against Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDTite threw on Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino for Willian at half-time and the famous yellow shirts poured forward in increasing desperation, only to find an impenetrable wall at the back.Substitute Renato Augusto gave Brazil hope with just under a quarter of an hour to go with a deft header into the bottom-right corner of the net.Neymar had a chance to equalise late in injury time but Thibaut Courtois produced a magnificent save to tip over the goalbound curling effort.Brazil have not lifted the World Cup since 2002 and will have to stand by and watch as a European side win it for the fourth time in a row.“It’s a heavy, bitter feeling. This was very hard for us to swallow,” said a downbeat Tite, who refused to be drawn on his future.– France ease through – Earlier, France became the first nation to book their place in the semi-finals, making an ominous statement of intent in easing past Uruguay 2-0.Raphael Varane’s header put France in the driving seat © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVUruguay were dealt a devastating blow before kick-off in Nizhny Novgorod when Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani was ruled out after failing to recover from the injury he picked up in the win against Portugal.Raphael Varane opened the scoring shortly before half-time from a set-piece, steering a header past a diving Fernando Muslera after Antoine Griezmann whipped the ball in.But France were indebted to Hugo Lloris for pulling off a stunning save at full stretch moments before the half-time whistle to deny Martin Caceres.Didier Deschamps’s team doubled their lead in the 61st minute when Muslera made a terrible error, failing to parry a speculative shot from Griezmann and watching in horror as it looped across his goalline.Deschamps said his side had “again raised our level” after the 4-3 win that ended Argentina’s campaign in the last 16.“I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement,” he said. “You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too.“We played well but it was not the perfect match. There are so many things that we can improve on.”– England fever –In England, World Cup fever is building as hopes rise that Gareth Southgate’s young team spearheaded by striker Harry Kene can beat Sweden in Samara on Saturday and reach the semi-finals for the first time for 28 years.England coach Gareth Southgate has urged his team to “keep making history” © AFP / Yuri CORTEZ“We’ve already had our first knockout win in 12 years, our first win in a penalty shootout in a World Cup for England, the highest number of goals scored in an individual game,” Southgate said.“We want to keep making that history,” he added. “We know that it’s not since 1990 we were in a World Cup semi-final. We’re hugely ambitious and want to do that, but we know there’s nothing in our mind other than tomorrow’s game.”England or Sweden will play the winner of Saturday’s other quarter-final, in which host nation Russia will aim to keep defying the odds when they play Luka Modric’s skilful Croatia side.Meanwhile, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin that visitors to the World Cup had fallen “in love with Russia”, during a meeting Friday at the Kremlin.“Everyone who has been here for a period of time now has discovered a country that we didn’t know,” Infantino said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar sinks to his knees after Belgium defeated Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDNizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jul 5 – Neymar’s Brazil crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, failing to erase the pain of their humiliation on home soil four years ago as Belgium beat them 2-1 to set up a semi-final against France.The five-time champions came to Russia desperate to make amends for their stunning 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany in Belo Horizonte in 2014.last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal judge was forced to issue a warning after his court was interrupted EIGHT times by mobile phones today.Judge Paul Kelly was forced to tell people to turn off their phones or leave the courtroom following the interruptions at Letterkenny District Court.People attending the courtroom had been warned at the start of the sitting to turn off their phones by the court clerk. One man eventually had his phone taken off him by Gardai.However the mood was lightened somewhat when another phone went off – and the offending owner turned out to be a Garda!AT HEARING © 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on HANGS UP ON MOBILE USERS AFTER EIGHT INTERRUPTIONS was last modified: November 17th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Judge Paul KellyLetterkenny District Courtmobile phoneslast_img read more

The Power of Connection

first_imgThe message to the women’s basketball team centered on communication and leadership, skills long valued in athletics.What made it unique for the Drake University players was the setting in which it was delivered.As they listened to Larry Zimpleman, the retired CEO of the Principal Financial Group, waves from the Adriatic Sea lapped the shore outside their waterfront restaurant in the city of Rimini on Italy’s eastern coast.Yes, they were a long way from their cozy, familiar campus, in a country none of them had ever visited, experiencing a culture that, until recently, they barely knew.And that was the whole idea…To read “The Power of Connection” in its entirety, click the link below or click ‘Read More’ on the graphic at the bottom of this page.Spark: Drake WBB Visits Italy  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

News in brief: Southampton denied by late penalty from Williams

first_imgFulham Under-18s drew 1-1 at Southampton on Wednesday afternoon after George Williams equalised with an 86th-minute penalty.Williams scored from the spot  after being fouled in the area. Sam Gallagher had put the Saints ahead four minutes earlier.Harlequins will face Clermont Auvergne in round five of the Heineken Cup at The Stoop on Saturday 11 January, kick-off 1.35pm.They will then travel to Parc Y Scarlets to play Scarlets on Sunday 19 January, kick-off 3pm.QPR Ladies beat Denham United 5-2 in the South East Combination League.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Brand South Africa views Statistics SA’s GDP results as a wake-up call

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 05 June 2019 –  Brand South Africa notes with concern the results released by Stats SA which indicate that South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, the largest quarterly drop in GDP in a decade.According to the report, the main contributors to the decline are manufacturing (-8.8%), mining (-10.8%) and agriculture (-13.2%). “The decline is the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity since the first quarter of 2009, when the economy – under strain from the global financial crisis – tumbled by 6.1%,” said Stats SA in a statement.Economist have attributed it to load shedding, perceived weak economic policy and instability at state-owned enterprises.“Important for South Africa is the fact that increased trade tensions between major economies stand to have a negative impact on commodity exporters due to potential price volatility. While the South African GDP outlook has seen a downward revision, this happens in a global context, where the World Bank indicated earlier in the year that international trade and investment are moderating – and as such this is a challenge for many emerging markets, and South Africa is no exception. Additionally, the global economy and trading system is being challenged by trade tensions that remain elevated,” said Brand South Africa, General Manager for Research, Dr Petrus de Kock.“We are confident that under the 6th administration that we will expand the economy, in order to address our many societal problems which, find their roots in the scourge of unemployment, poverty and inequality. These results are a call to action for all stakeholders across all sectors to collaborate in finding sustainable solutions to grow our economy,” concluded Dr de Kock. Notes to the EditorAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to promote pride and patriotism among South Africans, to contribute to nation building and social cohesion.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is beneficial for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all. Join the conversation at: Join the conversation BrandSouthAfrica @Brand_SA For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more