Share Share 17 Views no discussions NewsRegional Litigation looms as row escalates between soccer federation and Jack Warner by: – February 22, 2012 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday February 22, 2012 – Millions of dollars in funds, including those earmarked as aid for Haiti, remain unaccounted for, and the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation said Friday that it plans to sue former FIFA vice president Jack Warner to recover them.Derek Ali, attorney for the soccer federation, told a judge that he planned to file a lawsuit and accused Warner of not releasing the audited accounts. High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad ordered Ali to send Warner a protocol letter advising him of the federation’s intentions.The federation has said that Warner controlled a bank account in its name that was set to receive US$750,000 pledged by FIFA and South Korean soccer head Chung Mong-joon toward soccer rebuilding projects in Haiti.Haitian officials recently told Britain’s Sunday Times that they received only US$60,000, and FIFA said it was temporarily freezing its funding to Trinidad and Tobago.Trinidad’s soccer federation recently acknowledged that it had “surrendered its authority” to Warner, who had served as their special advisor and resigned last year in the face of a bribery probe.The federation is also seeking to recover millions of dollars in bonuses that 13 players from the country’s 2006 World Cup team claim Warner promised them but never paid. Last year, Judge Devindra Rampersad ordered Warner to make an interim payment to the players of more than $700,000, but Warner is yet to comply.Warner previously made a $1million payment and said he has offered $2.3million to the players, whom he accused of being greedy after they demanded $3.9million.Warner headed soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean governing body for almost 30 years until his 2011 resignation. FIFA cannot discipline him while he remains in exile from world soccer, but has said it will withhold his pension payments.In a brief response to reporters after the soccer federation announced its planned lawsuit, Warner said: “That is their right to do so. Let us see what happens.”Warner, a prominent member of Trinidad’s ruling party, serves as the country’s Minister of Works. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said Friday that authorities are investigating several projects launched by his ministry.Caribbean 360 News
Diack’s son, Papa Massata, who is a co-defendant, has remained in Senegal after attempts by the French authorities to extradite him failed. German television station network ARD reported in 2014 that Russian athlete Liliya Shobukhova’s doping case was deliberately slowed down after she paid just under £400,000 to senior officials at what was then known as the IAAF. An investigation by the governing body ended with Papa Massata Diack, Russian coach Alexei Melnikov and former Russian athletics federation president Valentin Balakhnichev being handed lifetime bans in 2016 over the cash-for-cover-up scandal. read also:Corruption trial of ex-IAAF boss begins in Paris Lamine Diack’s legal advisor Habib Cisse was banned for life in September 2019 for his part in the scheme, while Gabriel Dolle, a former anti-doping chief at the IAAF, was banned for five years back in 2016. Melnikov, Balakhnichev, Cisse and Dolle are also defendants in the case alongside the Diacks. All deny the charges. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The trial of Lamine Diack, the former president of World Athletics, has been adjourned until June and the 86-year-old’s request to return from Senegal has been refused. Diack, who served as president of track and field’s world governing body from 1999 until 2015, was set to face allegations in a Paris court that he accepted bribes in return for slowing down doping procedures against a number of athletes. According to documents from the Parquet National Financier seen by the PA news agency, Diack received a total of 3.45million euros (just under £3million) from athletes suspected of doping to enable them to carry on competing. Diack denies the charges. The delay in proceedings is due to documents from the Senegalese authorities only arriving with the court on Monday. The trial is now scheduled to run from June 3 to 22. Diack, who has been under house arrest in France since 2015, requested the court’s permission to return to Senegal but the request was denied.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An Inspiration7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth
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“I had decided to go out on my own after our time together at Chelsea. I had this experience in Scotland, but was fired despite the fact we were fifth in the table. read also:Costa: ‘Conte not a top coach’ “I hope to find a new club, even though it’s difficult at this moment with the coronavirus situation. I’d prefer to get a job in Italy, but if I had an opportunity abroad, I’d happily take that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Angelo Alessio isn’t surprised seeing Antonio Conte take charge of Inter Milan. Alessio worked as Conte’s No2 with Juventus and Chelsea. Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte He told Calciomercato.it: “Antonio always said he was a professional, so I am not surprised. Don’t forget, this is a man from Lecce who trained Bari, their bitter rivals. We have to respect his decision, even if many Juventus fans feel let down.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime
Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at email@example.com. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Nearly four years after they put on helmets and pads for their first varsity practices as freshman, five Hancock County football players are ready to do so one last time for a noble cause.Since Ellsworth High School marked its return to the gridiron as part of a cooperative agreement with Sumner Memorial High School in 2012, students at four of Hancock County’s six high schools have been eligible to play varsity football. With more opportunities for students to play, success has followed for each of the area’s three high school football programs.“I think we’re the most slept-on county in the state,” Ellsworth senior Javon Williams said. “None of our schools are huge schools that have a bunch of kids transfer to come in and play, but we have a lot of football players that have big work ethics and can hold our own.”This summer, five Hancock County players will get chances to prove that. With Williams, Bucksport’s Tyson Gray and Carter Tolmasoff and Mount Desert Island’s Elijah Joyce and Gilbert Isaacs selected to play in the 30th Shrine Lobster Bowl, Hancock County is ready to prove its worth in the all-star showdown.Ellsworth/Sumner’s Javon Williams carries the ball during a high school football game against Bucksport on Oct. 19 at Bucksport High School. Williams was part of a senior class that experienced the revived program’s first victory, first winning season and first playoff appearance. FILE PHOTOThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“We’ve just had some good teams and good players these past few years,” Tolmasoff said. “Whether it’s people like Javon and I or anyone else, we’ve played against each other and are always pushing each other to get better even though we play for different teams. It’s like a brotherhood.”The Lobster Bowl, which is held each July to benefit 22 Shrine Hospitals for children across North America, functions as a sendoff game for the top seniors from the previous fall. Each football program in Maine selects at least one player to participate in an East vs. West showdown played at Thornton Academy in Saco.With so many talented seniors from across the state taking part, many players can’t play their preferred positions. That’s just fine for Williams, who has received a variety of All-Little Ten Conference selections with his strong play at the skill positions on offense and in the secondary on defense.“Part of being a team player is being able to do whatever your team needs you to do,” said Williams, who was part of an Ellsworth/Sumner team that won its first game in program history Sept. 12, 2015. That game was the turning point for a program that would go on to win 13 more games over the next four years and earn its first playoff appearance in 2017.Williams will be heading to Colby College this fall to play football under former University of Maine head coach Jack Cosgrove. Thanks to the Lobster Bowl, Williams will get one last chance to represent Ellsworth High School before that when he suits up for the East squad.“Coach [Duane Crawford] always talked to me about being a pillar for the program and being the kid who would step up and be a role model for everybody else,” Williams said. “It’s always been my biggest goal to go out and represent my school with class as best as I can, and this is one last chance for me to do that.”Bucksport, which competed with Ellsworth/Sumner in the Little Ten Conference for seven seasons prior to the latter’s recent drop to the eight-man ranks, rode a high-octane offense to back-to-back Class D North championship in 2017 and 2018. Gray made a name for himself with at wide receiver and defensive back, and Tolmasoff was named LTC Player of the Year this season after rushing for 1,660 yards and 25 touchdowns.Mount Desert Island’s Elijah Joyce led the Big 11 Conference in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 2018 with 1,560 and 19, respectively. Joyce was an All-Big 11 offensive and defensive first-teamer along with fellow senior Gilbert Isaacs, who was also chosen to the Lobster Bowl. FILE PHOTOFootball is a storied tradition at Bucksport, which boasts six straight titles overall. With each football program in the state sending at least one player to the Lobster Bowl, spaces are limited, and the honor that comes with being the Golden Bucks’ annual selection is a special kind of privilege.“You talk to other people who played for Bucksport in the Lobster Bowl before, and they say what a great experience it was,” Tolmasoff said. “It’s an honor to come through the Bucksport program, and to finish it off like this and get the chance to help people with the money we raise is something I’m really excited about.”MDI has also had its share of success in recent seasons, winning the Northern Maine championship in 2016 and finishing as regional runner-up in 2017. The team went 18-4 in that two-year span before finishing 3-5 in a loaded Class C North field this past season.Much of MDI’s success has come thanks to the team’s prolific ground game and size and strength in the trenches. Joyce (1,560 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns) and Isaacs (Big 11 Conference Co-Lineman of the Year) excelled in those aspects of the game, but MDI head coach Mark Arnold knows the Lobster Bowl is about much more than that.“[Being nominated for this award] speaks to much more than your abilities as a football player,” Arnold said. “This is about raising money for those hospitals and really making a difference in people’s lives, and Elijah and Gilbert are two people who are going to do that.”Before game day, each player must raise $500 for Shrine Hospitals. Then, on July 20, Williams, Gray, Tolmasoff, Joyce and Isaacs will represent Hancock County and their respective high schools one final time.“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to replace the Friday night lights here, and it’s going to be fun for the five of us to play for our communities and lace our cleats up for one more,” Williams said. “No matter what, Hancock County and EHS will always be home.” Bio
Students planning their classes and budget for next semester will have the opportunity to earn up to $2,500 in rebates for textbooks, fees and tuition paid for in 2009, as part of the Obama administration’s American Opportunity Tax Credit.The tax credit, offered under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, allows students to receive refunds on $2,000 worth of tuition and course materials — including textbooks, and other supplies. It also allows a 25 percent refund on the next $2,000. The AOTC is an updated version of the Clinton-era Hope Credit that covered $1,800 in tuition and fees, but did not cover course materials.Browsing · Chris Pryor, a sophomore majoring in English, looks at textbooks at the Pertusati Bookstore. -Geo Tu | Daily Trojan “This was a provision under the act to help with education costs just like the First-Time Homebuyer Credit was aimed to help with housing costs,” said Victor Omelczenko, an IRS spokesperson.The AOTC has higher cut-offs than the Hope Credit, so more people qualify than would have before. Single tax payers who make $80,000 dollars or less and married couples who make $160,000 or less are eligible for the full credit.Although tax credits are usually based on the amount of taxes paid, the AOTC allows eligible students a $1,000 refund even if they don’t pay any taxes.“The general rule for tax credits is that it can only be used as a subsidy for taxes — if you don’t owe a lot of taxes, you can’t utilize it,” Edward Kleinbard, a professor at the Gould School of Law and the former chief of staff for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, said. “Now they have made a refundable credit, which means the government will send you up to $1,000 even if you don’t owe any taxes.”The credit is also age-specific, offering students older than 24 who support themselves a check for up to $1,000, if they don’t pay more than $2,500 in taxes annually. Younger students will only receive that amount if they pay more than half of their own expenses.To get the rebate, students must keep a tab of school-related expenses, including saving receipts, to list on their tax returns, according to Kleinbard.Raymond McDermott, manager of course materials at the Pertusati University Bookstore, said the AOTC, which applies to spending in both 2009 and 2010, might increase sales at the bookstore. While he cannot predict the exact effect AOTC will have on bookstore sales, it could tip the scales for some students struggling to pay for supplies.“It could be the deciding factor for a student who cannot afford their books,” McDermott said. “It’s one more tool that students and their parents can use to offset their taxes.”Despite the additional help the tax credit will offer, students said they think it wouldn’t have a huge impact at USC.“An increase in any tax credit that helps your education is a great thing,” said Hector Rodriguez, a senior majoring in accounting. “[But] even though it’s a large percentage increase from the original, [it] unfortunately reflects a small percentage of what we pay here at USC.”While the credit is supposed to cover four years of post-secondary education, it will end in December of 2010 unless Congress extends the program.“I would guess that it would be extended if the money can be found,” Kleinbard said. “The tricky part is that the credit is only available for the 2009 to 2010 even though it’s supposed to cover all four years.”Students and parents can only claim one tax credit in their tax return, which means other similar tax credits are not available in the same year as a family claims AOTC.“The basic idea is that it’s better than the Hope Credit,” Kleinbard said. “It would be foolish not to take advantage of this — $2,500 is a lot of money.”
Next week, the No. 1 women’s and No. 7 men’s tennis teams will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament at Marks Stadium from May 8 through May 10.With the top spot in the nation, the Women of Troy will look to carry the momentum from their undefeated Pac-12 season (second in three years) and a sweep of the Pac-12 championship.The last time the Women of Troy held the top seed in the tournament was in 1985 — -the last year they captured the title. This is their 24th consecutive tournament appearance, and their 33rd overall.Senior All-Americans Sabrina Santamaria and Zoë Scandalis lead the team, and they’re supported by senior Gabriella DeSimone, junior Giuliana Olmos, sophomore Zoë Katz and freshmen Gabby Smith, Madison Westby and Meredith Xepoleas. Xepoleas was just named USC Credit Union’s Student-Athlete of the Week after sweeping the competition and becoming the fourth consecutive Trojan to win the Pac-12 Invitational Singles title.As a whole, the Women of Troy are on the right path to make a legitimate run for the crown. They’re a team that’s victory-savvy, with plenty of knowledge and experience.Featuring a full set of six nationally-ranked singles and three ranked pairs, the Women of Troy have both the talent and the depth to win their first title in 30 years.For the men’s team, they’re just as talented and can find an equal amount of success in the tournament. All but two of the players from last year’s championship squad are back and ready to repeat as champions.The Trojans are appearing in their ninth consecutive NCAA tournament, and 37th overall. Similar to the Women of Troy, the men’s team will be looking to carry the momentum from their Pac-12 Invitational Championship.This team knows all about winning the national title. Seniors Yannick Hanfmann, Eric Johnson, Roberto Quiroz and Jonny Wang are already proud owners of two rings. Looking for its third, the team will be depending on their leadership and postseason savvy to capture the program’s 22nd national title; they lead the nation with 21 titles overall.In last year’s title match, current junior Max de Vroome was key to winning the title. Sophomores Rob Bellamy, Nick Crystal and Connor Ferren, and freshmen Thibault Forget, Henry Ji, David Laser and Tanner Smith all provide depth and help to round out the team.The Trojans also have six nationally-ranked players and are lead by the third-ranked doubles pair of Hanfmann and Quiroz.The winning teams coming out of the games at USC will advance to the Round of 16, which will be played in Waco, Texas. The remainder of the tournament will be hosted by the Baylor Bears, who also has both their men’s and women’s teams in the tournament.Overall, both USC teams are used to postseason success. Both are ready to bring the NCAA titles back home to USC.The Trojans will play first on May 8 against Idaho at 1 p.m. The Women of Troy will kick-off the tournament on May 9 against Youngstown State.
Sunday’s match throws in at Semple Stadium at 3.15 and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Horse & Jockey KIA, Thurles.Tune in tonight to Tipp FM for “Up for the county final” live tonight from 8pm. There will be stories and memories of old and a preview of Sundays County final.Live from Stapleton’s Bar in Borrisoleigh tonight tune in at 8pm for a very special programme. It took extra time to separate the teams in the championship last year when Thurles went on to win the county final.This time round Nenagh are back in the final for the first time since 2013. Sarfields defeated the North Tipp team by a single point in last years quarter final.Nenagh player Paul Ryan says they are relishing the opportunity to atone for last years defeat and they will take it.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PORTLAND — Jordan Clarkson twirled his wispy beard into little points as he reflected on the trade that rebooted a rebuild and sent D’Angelo Russell to Brooklyn.Why did things go so wrong between the Lakers and their former No. 2 overall pick?“I really don’t know,” Clarkson said. “I feel like it just wasn’t the right fit for him, to be honest with you.”Related Articles Brandon Ingram clears his mind and the Lakers benefit Russell will return to Staples Center on Friday when the Lakers host the Nets (3-5). Through seven games, he is averaging a career-high 21.7 points per game and looking every bit the player the Lakers hoped he would become. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“You see him right now in Brooklyn, he’s cooking,” Clarkson said. “He’s balling. … He’s got a new home, feel like it’s the right fit for him. He’s able to create, score, have the ball in his hands a lot, play the style of play that he wants to.”The Lakers gave up on him after just 143 games, shipping him along with Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn for Brook Lopez and the draft pick that became Kyle Kuzma. It was a decisive end to a turbulent tenure, one that hit its low point in March 2016 when a video recorded by Russell showed teammate Nick Young discussing relationships with women other than his fiancée became public.Forward Julius Randle said he assumed the Lakers would move forward with Russell and Lonzo Ball sharing the backcourt. However, many within the Lakers organization had soured on Russell due to his attitude and work ethic, making it easier to include him in a deal to shed Mozgov’s contract.“It kind of caught me off guard,” Larry Nance Jr. said, “but at the same time it seems to be beneficial both ways.”Clarkson, who said Russell lived “damn near next door to me,” was probably closer to the point guard than any other member of the Lakers locker room. He wasn’t as surprised by the trade as his teammates. “There was just a weird vibe that I started feeling, so I knew something was going to happen,” Clarkson said.The Lakers are fully invested in building around Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma. Regardless of whether Russell ever blossoms into an All-Star, his former teammates fully expect him to play like one on Friday. Randle expects Russell will be “extremely fired up” to face his former team.“Who wouldn’t be?” Randle asked.“He’ll try to go for, 30 (points)? Forty?” Clarkson said. “I don’t know how many shots he’s going to put up. He’s going to come in here, he’s going to try to get a win for sure. He’s definitely going to put them up. He’s going to try to win the game.”While the Lakers moved on from Project Russell in May, his former teammates and coach have kept an eye on what he has done with the Nets.“Being one of our own guys,” Coach Luke Walton said, “I tune in and check him out. He’s been playing great. I’m happy for him. He’s shooting the ball well. Putting up big numbers. And they’re having some success right now.”Russell’s numbers should not be altogether surprising. He proved to be a dynamic scorer with the Lakers despite an inconsistent role, first under Byron Scott – who stripped Russell of a starting job two months into his rookie season –and then Walton, who made him a reserve for two games near the end of last season.Things were never worse for Russell than after the incident with Young, which tarnished his image throughout the league.“I don’t think it played a role in the trade,” Clarkson said, “but in terms of attention … I feel like he got a lot of wrong attention for that.”By the time the Lakers were ready to move on, Russell might have been, too.“He was excited, honestly,” said Randle, who is represented by the same agent as Russell. “He kind of got a fresh start. He still was in a major city in Brooklyn. New York. He’s obviously doing very well.”DODGER BLUESLuke Walton watched along with much of Los Angeles as the Dodgers’ World Series dreams died on Monday in a 5-1 Game 7 loss to the Houston Astros. The former Lakers forward had a unique perspective on what the night was like for Magic Johnson’s baseball team, having played in the same situation – Game 7 of the 2009 NBA Finals.“There’s pressure that you get used to as an athlete,” Walton said. “And then there’s Game 7 of the world championship of whatever sport. You can’t prepare your mind for that.”The Lakers beat the Celtics to secure their 15th championship that night at Staples Center. Walton remembers it vividly.“There is so much nervous energy and excitement in everything else that comes along with sports that it really is a test of how mentally strong you can be,” he said. “So I am watching it and rooting for the Dodgers and at the same time, I am feeling for some of them because I have been there.” Lonzo Ball helping key Lakers’ surprising defensive resurgence
“It’s a strange feeling. It’s not going to bring him back, but it allows me to carry on his legacy,” Jewel Upshaw told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”NBA officials also released a statement on the matter. Related News Chris Paul says he’s ‘excited’ to play for Thunder after Rockets trade A medical examiner determined that Zeke suffered a “sudden cardiac death” when he collapsed on the court with less than a minute remaining in a March 24 game. He was removed from the court on a stretcher before being hospitalized, but died two days later.Jewel Upshaw’s lawsuit argued that the team was not adequately trained to recognize and respond to her son’s heart attack.Zeke Upshaw went undrafted after his senior season at Hofstra. He played overseas, then was drafted by the Drive in the fourth round of the G League’s October 2016 draft. The NBA and Pistons have settled a lawsuit with the mother of Zeke Upshaw, the G-League player who collapsed during a game in March and later died.According to MLive, which cited a document filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Judge Paul Maloney was notified of the confidential settlement. Nuggets sign Jamal Murray to 5-year extension “Jewel Upshaw, the National Basketball Association, and the Detroit Pistons announced today that they have resolved their prior dispute and the litigation claims against the National Basketball Association and the Detroit Pistons pending in federal district court have been dismissed,” the statement read.”The NBA and Pistons express their sympathies to Jewel Upshaw and the rest of Zeke’s family on his tragic passing.”