first_imgCEO Todd Greenberg said fines totalling $350,000 had been imposed on the Gold Coast Titans, St George Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights.He said that, following consideration of submissions from each club, the penalties would be:    o Gold Coast Titans $50,000 (with a further $100,000 suspended) for incidents involving Kane Elgey and Ryan Simpkins   o St George Illawarra Dragons $50,000 (with a further $50,000 suspended) for an incident involving Josh Dugan   o Newcastle Knights $50,000 (with a further $50,000 suspended) for an incident involving Brendan ElliotIn a letter to each club, Mr Greenberg emphasised that the NRL did not question the commitment, integrity or professionalism of their medical and training staff.”We acknowledge the difficult job they face in the modern game and we are exploring ways to provide more support to our medical officers,” he said.The NRL noted that none of the clubs had previously breached the head injury protocols and it had therefore been decided to suspend part of the penalty. Mr Greenberg said the suspended portion of the fines will only be imposed if the clubs breach the head injury rules again during the next 12 months.”These penalties are another reminder to all clubs that player safety is vitally important and we will take a tough stand against any breach of the head injury assessment rules,” he said.Mr Greenberg said he was pleased by the game’s response since the breach notices were issued.”All clubs have acted responsibly to remove players from the field for head injury assessments and we hope and expect that will continue,” he said.Mr Greenberg said the three clubs could accept their sanctions or apply to take their cases to the NRL Appeals Committee. (NRL CEO Todd Greenberg. Credit: Grant Trouville. Copyright: NRL Photos.)last_img read more

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “We are very confident that Petron will be very competitive based on how it fared in the finals series against F2 Logistics,” said Suzara. “I’m sure they will play hard and make the country and the league very proud.”Petron also donned the national colors in 2015 in the AVC Asian Women’s Club Championship in Phu Ly, Vietnam.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“For winning the All Filipino, it is only fitting that we appoint Petron as our representative in the Macau tournament,” said Suzara, adding that the tournament would also serve as Petron’s preparation for the Grand Prix. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Newly-minted Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference champion Petron will represent the country in the Macau Invitational Women’s Volleyball on Sept. 23 to 25.It’s the Blaze Spikers’ reward after a two-game sweep of the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers on Thursday, according to PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission PVL leaders part ways Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

first_imgControversial Cyber Crimes Bill Now that Government has taken steps to have the controversial Cybercrime Bill returned to Cabinet for further deliberation, given the mounting criticisms it has received, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said Government should take full responsibility for the sedition clause and stop trying to play the blame game.Again criticizing the coalition for trying to “criminalize free speech” in Guyana, due to the inclusion of that particular clause, the former head of state explained that the notion that Clause 18 was supported by the Parliamentary Opposition continues to be repeated, despite that being far from the truth.“I suspect that our positions on this and other things will be mischaracterized more and more leading up to Local Government Elections… However, we will not allow anyone to mischaracterize what the (Peoples Progressive Party) PPP stands for, and what its positions are,” Jagdeo said recently.Since the controversy, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Attorney General Basil Williams have both signalled their support for the clause, saying it is aimed at protecting the State.President David Granger has meanwhile said he would adopt the position of Cabinet, but Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader Raphael Trotman has outrightly declined to support the legislation in its current form. Stating that many within the AFC share his view, Trotman has revealed that if the section is not amended, he and other AFC Parliamentarians would have to vote against it.His colleague, Ramjattan, who is also the Chairman of the AFC, told a news conference that despite concerns raised by some members of the party’s leadership and the public uproar regarding Section 18 (1) of the Cyber Crimes Bill of 2016, he is leading the charge to keep the offence of sedition on the books.Speaking to this recently, Williams said Trotman is entitled to his opinion, but whatever Cabinet has decided would have to be abide by. Given the differences of opinion on this matter, Jagdeo said it would be interesting what would be the final Government position on the Cybercrimes Bill.Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes has also vehemently criticized civil society groups and the political Opposition for their stance. Stating that the bill was before a bi-partisan Special Select Committee of Parliament since 2016, she said they both had the opportunity to raise their concerns since then.But the Opposition Leader has stated that it is curious that the PPP and civil society are now being blamed for Clause 18 of the Bill. “It is as if this Government doesn’t have a responsibility to originate legislation that protect our people, and that (are) consistent with the provisions of our Constitution,” he asserted.Responding to statements that there was PPP support for the Bill at the level of the Parliamentary Select Committee, Jagdeo has made it clear that being named as members of a Committee does not translate to automatic support of whatever is before the said Committee.“The PPP does not support this undemocratic inclusion in the Cybercrime Bill. We are opposed to it… You can blame us and some of the MPs for not attending the meetings, and it would be justified… but we did not sit there and agree to this insertion… You cannot say we supported this… This Government surreptitiously inserted this undemocratic clause,” he further added.The former head of state maintained that the bill was intended to advance rights of Guyanese, and not take rights away. Given the controversial provisions within the Bill, he said the coalition might as well re-enacted the National Security Act that was implemented under the former People’s National Congress (PNC).“The insertion by the Government of Guyana of (this) provision in the Cybercrime Bill could mean, or could have, grave implications for freedom of speech in Guyana. In fact, looking at the provision, or that specific provision of the Bill which was inserted in the Special Select Committee, is reminiscent of the old National Security Act that obtained in the period of undemocratic rule,” the Opposition Leader said.The Bill, which holds two controversial clauses, seeks to penalise persons who “attempt to bring into hatred or excite disaffection towards the Government” via text, speech, or image. It is considered to be a threat to freedom of speech in Guyana.Since the introduction of the legislation, many members of the public have sought to criticise the clauses and Government, while calling for it to be removed from the Bill. The original purpose of the bill is to protect Guyanese and their children from the dangers of cyberspace.Laid in the National Assembly since 2016, the Cybercrime Bill had catered for, inter alia: illegal access to a computer system; illegal interception; illegal data interference; illegal acquisition of data; illegal system interference; unauthorised receiving or granting of access to computer data; computer-related forgery; computer- related fraud; offences affecting critical infrastructure; identity-related offences; child pornography; child luring, and violation of privacy among a suit of other offences.last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Bucs traded an undisclosed pick in the 2008 draft for the rights to Plummer, who is considering retirement after losing his starting job with the Broncos last season. Bucs general manager Bruce Allen said he expects Plummer to play again, but would not speculate on whether it would be with Tampa Bay. He also said the Bucs did not acquire the quarterback’s rights with the idea of trading him. The 37-year-old Garcia, who last year led Philadelphia to the playoffs filling in for the injured Donovan McNabb, agreed to terms a day after talking with the Oakland Raiders. Simms, who missed the final 13 games of last season with a ruptured spleen, signed a two-year contract extension in December. He led the Bucs to the playoffs after replacing the injured Brian Griese two years, but was 0-3 as a starter in 2006. center_img TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent quarterback Jeff Garcia and potentially nabbed even more competition for incumbent starter Chris Simms by obtaining the rights to Jake Plummer from Denver on Saturday. Garcia, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who nearly signed with the Bucs as a free agent three years ago, agreed to a two-year deal. last_img read more

first_imgLess than two hours after the shootings, a notification warning had been posted on the school’s Web site and dormitory buildings. And that morning the campus was shut down – unlike at Virginia Tech, where classes went on in the two hours it took for two murders to turn into 32. There are a host of differences between the two campus shootings. Delaware State is about one-seventh the size of Virginia Tech, both in enrollment and acreage. The Virginia Tech shootings began as students and faculty were starting their day, not the middle of the night. And most significantly, Friday’s shootings did not appear to be the act of someone bent on mass murder. “This was not a crazed gunman who found his way onto campus,” said campus police Chief James Overton. “This is just kids who did very, very stupid things,” said DSU president Allen Sessoms. Clearly, however, what happened in Blacksburg, Va., in April played a role in Friday’s response in Dover. “I think the biggest lesson learned from that whole situation at Virginia Tech is don’t wait, once you have an incident. Start notifying the community,” Holmes said. University police said they had identified two persons of interest, both students. Both were located and interviewed, although no arrests had been made by Friday evening. Holmes said an argument in the dining hall may have preceded the shootings. A 17-year-old male student taken to Kent General Hospital with an ankle wound refused to answer police questions about the shootings, raising the likelihood that he knew his attacker, according to a federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. A female victim, also 17, was taken to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., with a traumatic wound to the abdomen, said John Wilson, deputy chief of Kent County Emergency Services. She was listed in serious condition, university officials said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Just before 1 a.m. Friday, less than a month after a memorial for their own dead, the violence was on their campus. Two students were wounded, one seriously, when gunfire broke out as a group of students were walking across the campus mall after leaving a dining hall. University officials, mindful of concerns over Virginia Tech’s response to that tragedy, rushed to action. University spokesman Carlos Holmes was in such a hurry he didn’t notice until later that he had put on one brown shoe and one black shoe. Even as the victims were being transported to hospitals, campus police and residence hall advisers were knocking on doors and telling students to stay in their rooms, although not all were told there had been a shooting. “They just told everybody to go to their rooms and close the doors,” said Walter Cook III, 18, a freshman from Upper Marlboro, Md. COLLEGE: Drawing on Virginia Tech lessons, officials inform students, shut campus. By Randall Chase THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOVER, Del. – Violence weighed especially heavily on the minds of Delaware State University officials in recent months, both because of the Virginia Tech massacre and the execution-style shootings of three of their own students in New Jersey. last_img read more

first_imgDDTV: GLENTIES singer Paddy Molloy is through to the live show on RTE’s The Voice of Ireland.The Donegal man won through on the final night of the Battles against Dagan as they performed “Radioactive” by the Kings of Leon.And it was imply no contest – as Paddy was superb….and Dagan wasn’t!Click the video to watch the performance.  DDTV: GLENTIES SINGER PADDY MOLLOY THROUGH TO LIVE SHOWS OF ‘THE VOICE’ was last modified: March 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:GlentiesPaddy Molloylast_img read more

first_img BEST OF 1 During the summer Barella revealed his club rejected offers for him, but they were batted away, adding that he’s happy he remained with the club he supports.However, he did say the Premier League holds more appeal.“If I had to choose between Serie A and the Premier League, I’d go for England, because I like the way they approach the game. Plus everyone there is just as irritable and prone to fouls as me!” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Both Juventus and Inter are also tracking Barella and, according to Tuttosport, Cagliari are resigned to losing their star player in January.The Italian is desperate to play Champions League football and could well be given his chance to shine at one of Europe’s big clubs when the transfer window reopens.“Nicolo finally has a coach (Rolando Maran), who can give him a lot,” Giulini told Tuttosport.“If he stayed then I’d be the happiest man in the world, but it’s equally clear that the lad could have the ambition of playing in the Champions League.” Cagliari will not stand in the way of Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus target Nicolo Barella leaving the club.That’s according to the Serie A side’s owner, Tommaso Giulini, who acknowledges the player is destined for bigger things.Barella’s impressive performances have seen him linked with a big-money move in January and the young midfielder has plenty of potential suitors.Liverpool have been tracking the Italy international for some time, while Arsenal have also reportedly sent scouts to watch the in-demand 21-year-old midfielder. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice REVEALED shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img REVEALED Most popular football news Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Barella has earned comparisons with Liverpool great Steven Gerrard last_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL could pull in tens of thousands of extra tourists if they market the Northern Lights – the amazing and famous solar phenomena.This year’s could be the most spectacular in a decade because of a peak in the sun’s activity.The celestial light show appears as ghostly, wispy rays of greenish and whitish colours dancing across the heavens. Local astronomer and contributor Brendan Alexander is hoping for some clear night skies over Donegal in the next few weeks.“It’s definitely worth seeking out,” he said.“It’s an event that – especially on these shores – is so rare.“But we are lucky to live just north enough to experience it – any country further south than us won’t be able to see it. It’s certainly something tourists would come to see.” The sun has a “heartbeat” every 11 years or so – known as the solar cycle – and when it erupts, charged particles blast into space and are sucked into the North Pole.These explosions react with the earth’s atmosphere, sparking great swathes of coloured light over the night skies, known for centuries by native north Americans as the Dance of the Spirits. PRAY FOR CLEAR SKIES – NORTHERN LIGHTS ON THE WAY was last modified: January 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegal northern lightsnorthern lightslast_img read more

first_imgVOICE of sport Charlie Collins has joined forces with Letterkenny businessman Enda Nicholls in a bid to oust Highland Radio off the airwaves, it has emerged.The Sunday Times reports that Collins, who quit Highland earlier this year, is part of a consortium with the owner of Arena 7 entertainment complex which is bidding to win the license to broadcast in north Donegal from next year.Until now the only person named in the consortium is Inishowen businessman Paddy Simpson who has extensive business interests including Derry’s version of Arena 7 on the city’s Buncrana Road. Mr Collins worked at Highland for 22 years.Friends say he left the station where he worked as general manager and head of sport.That position was later given to presenter Shaun Doherty.The consortium would put the station back in the hands of Donegal people. It is currently owned by a Galway family. However Highland has vowed to fight to keep the license to broadcast for another ten years.* For all the latest breaking news online – CHARLIE COLLINS JOINS ARENA 7 BOSS IN BID TO PUT HIGHLAND RADIO OFF AIR was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Charlie CollinsHighland Radiopaddy simpsonlast_img read more

first_img Tags: KCCA FCMike MutebiMike MutyabaMustafa Kizzaonduparaka fcSadat AnakuUganda Premier League Mityaba (18) controls a ball against Onduparaka FC on Friday. (PHOTO/KCCA FC)Uganda Premier League KCCA FC 4-0 Onduparaka FC StarTimes Stadium, LugogoFriday, 11-10-1019LUGOGO – Veteran striker Mike Mutyaba scored his and the season’s first hat trick as KCCA FC beat Onduparaka 4-0 on Friday.In the game played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo, Mutyaba scored all his goals in the second half.The first was off a rebound after Onduparaka FC goal keeper Yussuf Wasswa had spilled substitute Erisa Ssekisambu’s effort.He then riffled in the second after he was set up by Mustafah Kizza’s short corner.To complete his hat trick, Mutyaba converted from the spot after Atendele Geriga had brought down Sadat Anaku.Earlier, Sadat Anaku had opened the scoring with a fine finish off a sublime flick to beat Dudu Ramadhan.The Kasasiros could have scored more but Mutyaba headed wide from point blank range late in the game.The former Express FC and Vipers SC striker also hit the cross bar with a fierce drive in the first half.Kizza also forced Wasswa into a save from a free kick while the custodian tipped over Anaku’s effort.Onduparaka FC could have taken the lead early in the game but Charles Lukwago pulled off a fine save to deny Rajab Kakooza.Gibson Adinho and Muhammad Rashid also failed to beat Lukwago from decent positions.Victory means that KCCA FC have now won all of their 4 home games against Onduparaka since the first meeting in 2016.The Kasasiros also ended a three game winless run in the league and now have 10 points from six games this season.For Onduparaka, they remain on 15 points from 9 matches so far.In their next fixtures, KCCA FC will be at home to Kyetume while Onduparaka host Tooro United.How both teams startedKCCA FC Charles Lukwago, Peter Magambo, Mustafa Kizza, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Nicholas Kasozi, Keziron Kizito, Simon Sserunkuma, Allan Okello, Mike Mutyaba, Sadat AnakuOnduparaka FC Yusuf Wasswa, Dudu Ramathan, Atendele Geriga, Rashid Mohammed, Rashid Okocha, Paul Dumba, Ibrahim Faizul, Gibson Adinho, Gadafi Wahab, Rajab Kakooza, Caesar OkhutiThe other game on Friday-Tooro United 1-2 BUL FCComments last_img read more