Exclusive – Chelsea boss: I listen to talkSPORT but when I hear the name ‘Jose Mourinho’ I switch off!

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Alan Brazil sat down for an exclusive chit-chat, and maybe a few glasses of wine, following the Blues’ Premier League victory.Among other topics the footballing giants, in Al’s respect a word mainly used to describe his bonce, discussed John Terry, Lionel Messi and the Portuguese boss’ radio listening habits.“I leave my house every day at 7:30am,” the Chelsea boss said, speaking to talkSPORT. “I arrive at Cobham between 8:30 and 8:45. That’s when I listen.“I do the same when I leave Cobham. I have also to confess that sometimes I switch off though.“I enjoy most things but when I hear the name ‘Jose Mourinho’ a couple of times I switch off because I don’t want to know!”Listen again to the full interview above and leave your comments below…last_img read more

New policy on apartheid crimes

first_img18 January 2006The government’s policy on prosecutions of apartheid-era human rights offenders has been unveiled in Parliament, giving wide-ranging discretion to South Africa’s Director of Public Prosecutions on whether or not to prosecute those who did not apply for – or did not receive – amnesty from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.A legal adviser to the National Director of Public Prosecutions outlined the amended policy for dealing with the prosecution of perpetrators of gross human rights violations to Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice and developmenton in Cape Town on Tuesday.Gerhard Nel said that the amended policy followed a statement by President Thabo Mbeki in Parliament on 15 April 2003, when the President made it clear that there would be no general amnesty for perpetrators of violations, thousands of which were uncovered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).Any further amnesty, Mbeki told Parliament in 2003, would not only be unconstitutional but would fly in the face of the TRC process and detract from the principle of accountability and the creation of a new ethos within South African society.He said then that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), together with South Africa’s intelligence agencies, would work with those prepared to divulge information on human rights violations, adding that victims of such violations would play a role in determining an appropriate legal “course of action” for those responsible.Consultation processAs a result, the NPA had amended its prosecutorial policy regarding the possible prosecution of apartheid-era perpetrators of gross human rights violations, which the Truth Commission defined as “murder, torture, abduction or severe ill treatment.”The process of drawing up policy for such prosecutions, started in 2003, took so long because of the process of consultation involved, Nel told journalists, with the NPA consulting other law enforcement agencies, other departments within the NPA, as well as taking the interests of victims into account.The amended policy states that people who had committed crimes which emanated from the conflicts of the past could enter into “agreements” with the prosecuting authority in accordance with existing legislation, such as taking the option of turning state witness.Final desicionUltimately, the decision on whether to prosecute rested with the National Director of Public Prosecutions, and all regional directors of prosecution should refer such cases to the national office, Nel said.The head of prosecutions would have to consider, firstly, the strength of the case – whether there was a reasonable chance of conviction based on the evidence collected.The victim’s views would then be considered, beginning with whether or not the victim desired a prosecution.Other factors, such as the severity of the crime and the possible cost of a prosecution weighed against a sentence likely to be imposed, would also be taken into account, the amended guidelines state.The interests of affected communities would also need to be taken into account, bearing in mind, for example, the possibility of disturbances that might arise from a decision to prosecute or not, Nel said.Should a decision be taken not to prosecute, a perpetrator would not be protected against a private, civil prosecution, as was the case during the mandate of the Truth Commission in the event of someone being denied amnesty.‘Full disclosure’Criteria similar to those used by the TRC’s Amnesty Committee also feature in the amended prosecutions policy, such as whether the alleged offender had made “full disclosure” of all facts relating to a past crime, whether the alleged offence was associated with a political objective, and the person’s motive.The head of prosecutions also has wide-ranging discretion on whether to prosecute an alleged perpetrator based on factors such as state of health, personal credibility, degree of remorse shown, sensitivity to restitution, commitment to reconciliation, renunciation, and the “degree of indoctrination” to which the person was subjected.Further or renewed traumatisation of victims is another factor guiding the policy, as is the question whether prosecution would support or undermine reconciliation and nation-building.Fatima Chohan-Kota, the chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice and constitutional development, said prosecutions of apartheid-era human rights offenders who were not given amnesty would be a process that could go on for years and years.“It will be part and parcel of what the National Prosecuting Authority will be doing henceforth,” she said, adding that it was “a legacy of what we live with as South Africans and as a country.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

PE stadium still in the game

first_imgPort Elizabeth stadium is still in the running to host Confederation Cup matches in 2009. (Image: Fifa)Tamara O’ReillyFollowing inspection tours of the five stadiums that are being prepared for the 2010 World Cup by Fifa and the Local Organising Committee (LOC), it was announced that all stadiums being used for the main event will also be considered for the Confederations Cup in 2009.This was particularly good news for the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth as concerns over its readiness to host Confederations Cup matches were raised during an inspection in November 2007, and in March this year the board of directors kept a watchful eye on Port Elizabeth. The R1.2 billion stadium with a 48 000 seating capacity is the only one being built from scratch and has been given until March 2009 to complete construction while the deadline for the other stadiums is December 2008.Speaking at a briefing following a marathon two-day board meeting, Irvin Khoza, chairman of the LOC, said the decision to retain Port Elizabeth as one of the host cities for the Confederations Cup was buoyed by the acceleration of construction since concerns were first raised.“At this stage all five stadiums are still in. We are placing tight monitoring on all of them and if by any chance any of them fails to comply with the agreed deadlines, they will be removed from the Fifa Confederations Cup schedule,” says Khoza. “Port Elizabeth is a new stadium and that’s why we have been patient with them. Recently they accelerated the process, which gives us comfort. That the Fifa Confederations Cup is a success is a matter of national pride.”To ensure that stadiums are delivered according to Fifa technical requirements and timelines, the progress of all five stadiums will be closely monitored by the LOC Technical Team. The department of Sport and Recreation and the Department of Public Works will also join in the monitoring.The 2009 Confederations Cup, or the Cup of Champions as it is commonly known, will take place in South Africa from 14 to 18 June. It is contested by the winners of each of the six Fifa confederation championships including the 2006 world champions Italy as well as winners of Fifa’s European and Asian tournaments.It is imperative that the deadlines given to the stadiums are met as tickets can only be sold once seat locations are known. The match draws will take place in November and tickets will go on sale soon afterwards.LinksMandela Metro SA 2010last_img read more

Mayweather-McGregor winner to get gaudy Money Belt from WBC

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor aren’t just fighting for money in the boxing spectacle of the summer.The winner also gets The Money Belt.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Perlas’ bid for gold ends in loss to Malaysia LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games The World Boxing Council has created a special prize for this weekend’s 154-pound showdown, which isn’t actually for any real WBC championship.Instead, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman on Wednesday revealed the gloriously blingy Money Belt, which is studded with 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 300 emeralds and 1 1/2 kilograms of 24-karat gold on green Italian alligator leather.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSulaiman grinningly showed off the Money Belt and Mayweather posed for photos with it after a news conference for Saturday’s show.The WBC also created a similarly shiny monstrosity for Mayweather’s 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather was a longtime WBC champion before his retirement. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Barca braced for Cillessen exit as they eye Remiro

first_imgBarcelona have started to scour the market for a new goalkeeper, with Goal of the understanding that Alex Remiro of Athletic Club is a preferred option. The Camp Nou giants currently have two experienced international performers on their books in the form of Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jasper Cillessen. They are, however, expecting their Dutch shot-stopper to move on in the near future as he seeks to find more regular game time.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Cillessen has made no secret of his desire to consider a new challenge and Barca will not stand in his way next summer. Moves to bring in suitable cover have already been put into motion, with Remiro registering on the recruitment radar in Catalunya. The 23-year-old’s contract status in Bilbao has Barca intrigued, with it possible that a top target could be available as a free agent in 2019. Remiro is into the final year of his current deal and has penned no extension after failing to force his way into the Athletic side. He had been hoping that a record-breaking move for Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea would clear his path at San Mames, but that has not been the case. As a result, he is now weighing up his options. Remiro got a taste for being first-choice during a loan spell at Huesca last season and is eager to further his development. A move to Barca would leave him in a similar situation to Cillessen, but he would be presented with an opportunity to learn from and follow in the footsteps of Ter Stegen. Remiro may be willing to fill such a position as an initial desire from all concerned to agree an extended stay in Bilbao has now made way for exit talk. Barcelona are continuing to monitor the situation and could make a move if forced into a move to bolster their keeping ranks.last_img read more

7 days agoTakefusa Kubo: Why I chose Real Madrid over PSG, Barcelona

first_imgTakefusa Kubo: Why I chose Real Madrid over PSG, Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTakefusa Kubo says he’s happy with his choice of joining Real Madrid.The Japan international is currently on-loan with Real Mallorca.He told Marca: “Why did I choose Real Madrid when Barça and PSG followed me? “I really liked Real Madrid’s sporting intentions, the plan they had for me for the next few years, what they thought for me in the future. “Real Madrid demanded me with a lot of insistence. That convinced me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Property dispute Septuagenarian murdered by her son and grandson

first_imgNew Delhi: A 70-year-old woman was killed by her son and minor grandson over a property dispute in northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar area. Police claimed that they have apprehended the accused in the case.According to the investigators, the deceased was strangled. On September 4 at about 3.20 pm, a PCR call was received at Jyoti Nagar police station regarding the incident. “On receipt of the call, it was found that one old lady was lying on the bed. She was dead,” police said adding that her body was sent to the hospital for postmortem. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police (north-east) Atul Thakur said that the deceased had four sons. She was having a dispute with her elder son. The other sons suspected the role of their elder brother in committing the murder of their mother. “During the investigation, it has been revealed that accused and his minor son committed the murder of his mother yesterday when no one was in the house. Deceased had injury marks on her neck,” said DCP Thakur. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe further stated that the accused is having a pending civil case of the property against his mother. Deceased had disconnected the electricity connection of the accused’s living area and wanted to get vacated the portion from her elder son . Thereafter, accused, who worked as a mason, and his minor son killed the woman. A case under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and further investigation is underway. This type of incident was not the first time reported in the city. Recently a 27-year-old gym trainer was arrested for killing his father in Dwarka district. Police said that during interrogation, accused claimed that his father was very abusive.last_img read more

Buckeye Barbell Club raises the bar for powerlifters

An Ohio State student organization is welcoming those who are looking to get in shape through strength training.The Buckeye Barbell Club has two primary goals — to give OSU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to get stronger and to promote the sport of powerlifting — with a focus on the latter. Participating in club workouts is free of charge, but a $20 fee is required each academic year to help cover entry fees for meets and the club T-shirt.“When it originally started, it was meant for people to strength train together and to help new people learn how to (lift), and actually competing was in the background,” said Evan Byrne, club member and graduate student in electrical and computer engineering. “As we’ve gone forward, it’s shifted to more of an emphasis on competing.”Powerlifting is a sport that consists of three specific types of lifts — the squat, the bench press and the deadlift — and club members learn how to correctly and efficiently do them in hopes of competing in meets, whether it be at the local, regional or national level. These lifts are learned through the “wealth of knowledge” experienced weightlifters provide, fifth-year in electrical and computer engineering and club member Alex Cramer said.“There’s a lot of instruction and encouragement,” Cramer said. “It’s a lot easier to go to the gym every day when there’s someone invested in helping you.”While emphasis is placed on training for and competing in meets, the club also provides a more casual atmosphere for those who just want to strength train for personal recreation and people with all levels of experience are encouraged to join.“A lot of people are hesitant to join because they have this mental image of what a powerlifter looks like, but in Buckeye Barbell, you can see that we have tons of different kinds of people represented: different majors, athletic backgrounds and body types,” said Victoria Liang, president of Buckeye Barbell Club and third-year in information systems. “We have people who have never touched a barbell and we have nationally-ranked athletes. Our common goal of getting stronger brings us together, and that supportive network drives everyone to succeed.”Liang said that mental image of what a powerlifter looks like was a driving force behind the creation of the club.“When I started lifting my freshman year, I was terribly clueless and self-conscious like many beginners,” Liang said. “I often wished I had a community of people who could help, support= and motivate me, and that became my inspiration for the club.”Another staple of the club is the opportunity to get involved. Members of the club regularly do volunteer work at high school powerlifting meets in the winter, as well as the Arnold Sports Festival, which takes place at the Columbus Convention Center annually.Liang said the club has about 50 active members who participate in various activities that the club takes part in, from training sessions to seminars to volunteering. read more

Despite offensive explosion Urban Meyer believes Buckeyes can play better

Following a 56-17 shellacking of Rutgers on Saturday, the Ohio State football team is looking ahead to its next challenge, a night game in State College, Pa., against Penn State.The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) are set to play just their second true road game of the season against the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2). OSU coach Urban Meyer met with the media Monday to discuss the upcoming game and recap the Rutgers win.Meyer made a point to thank the OSU fans for continuing to come out in big numbers. Ohio Stadium ranks first in the country in average attendance thus far in 2014.Meyer said he was pleased with the fast start the Buckeyes got out to as they scored on their opening drive for the fourth straight game.He said senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall, senior tight end Jeff Heuerman, redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein and junior offensive linemen Taylor Decker and Jacoby Boren graded out as offensive champions.Meyer emphasized the play of Spencer. Added he is one of the MVPs of the team right now.Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott was named offensive player of the game by Meyer.Despite winning Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week, Meyer said redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett could have played better in the game against Rutgers. Barrett did not grade out as a weekly champion.Meyer named senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett, sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa, redshirt-sophomore safety Tyvis Powell, junior linebacker Joshua Perry and senior cornerback Doran Grant as defensive champions.Meyer said Grant played his best game as a Buckeye against Rutgers.Meyer said the Penn State defense stands out to him. The Nittany Lions rank first in the country in rush defense.Meyer said he has “a lot of respect for their big quarterback,” sophomore Christian Hackenberg. Hackenberg leads the Big Ten in passing yards per game.Meyer said playing at Penn State in 2012 was one of the top-five atmospheres he has played in. Added he feels much more comfortable now sending Barrett in as a starter than he would have a few weeks ago.Injury reportMeyer said Boren rolled his ankle against Rutgers, but should be ready to go against Penn State.Meyer said he does not know the status of junior linebacker Devan Bogard who sustained an injury on special teams Saturday. Bogard has missed extended time with knee injuries in the past.Defensive line coach and former Penn State assistant Larry Johnson Sr. said the status of redshirt-senior defensive lineman Rashad Frazier is still unknown for Saturday.Wide receivers coach Zach Smith said he believes sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson will be able to play against Penn State after sitting out most of the second half against Rutgers.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Nittany Lions Saturday at 8 p.m. read more

Ernesto Valverde defends Carles Alena substitution

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has defended his decision to substitute off Carles Alena in favor of Lionel Messi during the club’s 3–1 win over Leganes.Alena impressed in middle of the park before being withdrawn for Messi shortly after Martin Braithwaite drew Leganes level at 1-1.The Barcelona supporters reacted negatively to the 21-year-old’s withdrawal, but Valverde made the change for a specific reason.Speaking in his post-match news conference, Valverde said, according to FourFourTwo:FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“Alena played a great match, but we thought it was a good idea to make changes at 1-1.”“[Ivan] Rakitic and Messi are used to playing together and we have opted for a turn, but that does not mean it [Alena’s performance] was not good.”“The other day the full game, Alena did not play and today he did. We have to give everyone games because they are all important.”last_img read more