Umpire banned after wrong line calls at CAREBACO Under-19 Championships

first_imgSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC):An umpire, officiating in the Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) International Under-19 Championship has been banned for the rest of the tournament after a number of wrong line calls led to the elimination of Guyanese player Narayan Ramdhani at the quarter-final stage.An investigation was carried out after a report was made to the chief umpire and tournament director following the controversial calls in the third set of a three-set encounter.Angel Marinez Ulloa of the Dominican Republic (DR) won the first set 20-16, but lost the second to his Guyanese opponent 18-21.However, Ramdhani was leading 20-16 in the third set when four wrong calls by the DR line judges favoured the DR player.As a result, the young Guyanese player lost the match 23-21, prompting the probe followed by the disciplinary action against the umpire, who has been prevented from officiating for the rest of the tournament.The team phase of the Under-19 CAREBACO tournament started on Monday, with Guyana in Group B alongside Puerto Rico, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.Group A consists of Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Suriname and Panama.last_img read more

Big win for PSG as UEFA financial probe dropped

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe and Brazilian forward Neymar © AFP / KARIM JAAFARPARIS, France, Mar 19 – Paris Saint-Germain won a major victory Tuesday when the world’s top sports court backed the French champions against European football’s governing body UEFA over club finances.The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld PSG’s appeal against a UEFA decision to reopen a probe into the club’s compliance with Financial Fair Play regulations. UEFA had originally cleared PSG of wrongdoing in June following an investigation triggered by PSG splashing out 400 million euros ($454 million) to buy Brazilian superstar Neymar and French phenomenon Kylian Mbappe.“The appeal filed at the CAS on 3 October 2018 by Paris Saint-Germain against the decision issued on 19 September 2018 by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA (to reopen the case) is upheld and the challenged decision is set aside,” CAS said in a statement.It added that the ruling was “final and binding”.The probe was opened to determine whether PSG respected financial rules imposed by UEFA which broadly limit them to spending no more than they earn.The club said in a statement it “took note of the favourable decision and intends to go ahead serenely with its development”.The court ruled that the decision to reopen the case missed UEFA’s own deadline of 10 days to review its previous decision to drop the case.“The challenged decision was untimely and must be annulled,” CAS ruled.However, Qatari-owned PSG’s financial troubles are not yet over.The French club’s sponsorship deals are under the microscope amid allegations of inflated income including from Qatar’s tourism authority.The club has a financial hole of around 100 million euros and must present a balanced budget on June 30, according to multiple media reports.To avoid UEFA sanctions in the future that could involve a fine or even exclusion from UEFA competitions, the club could be forced into selling a number of players to fill the financial deficit left by the purchase of Neymar and Mbappe.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Michael Peters CEO of Euronews and Jean Obambi

first_imgMichael Peters, CEO of Euronews, and Jean Obambi, Managing Director of Télé Congo.Euronews has unveiled plans to launch what it claims will be the first pan-African rolling news channel, Africanews. The bi-lingual network is slated to go live in summer 2015 in partnership with the national television channel of the Republic of the Congo, Télé Congo.The channel will launch in French and English, with other languages that are widely spoken on the continent, including Portuguese, Arabic and Swahili, to follow.It will be headquarted in the Republic of Congo’s capital city Brazzaville, with regional offices to be set up across Africa.The news comes after Euronews CEO Michael Peters and Télé Congo managing director Jean Obambi signed a co-operation agreement for the launch of the channel over the weekend.“Twenty 20 years after the launch of Euronews, we are breaking new ground in the world of news,” said Peters at the signing of the deal.“Our strategic and highly ambitious project will not be a mere African ‘window’ made by Euronews, as most international news channels do, but rather a full-fledged pan-African network, with editorial choices made by Africans for an African audience.”last_img read more

Mayor of Derry Cllr Brenda Stevenson said this ye

first_imgMayor of Derry, Cllr Brenda Stevenson said this year’s colourful festivities would be the “best yet” and was delighted Ms Lo would be attending Ubuntu Global Festival, the closing event of Community Relations Week.Anna Lo.“The Ubuntu Global Festival is one of the highlights of this year’s LegenDerry Maritime Festival and we are expecting this year’s event to be one of the most popular too.“With over 50 nationalities living in and around the city, this is a fantastic excuse for us to celebrate our wonderful diversity by exploring the sights, sounds and flavours from across the globe.“We are also delighted that MLA Anna Lo will make a trip to festival this year to speak about her services to ethnic minority communities which has gained her a MBE.” Derry City Council’s Sharon Meenan said the festival would see the riverfront “buzzing” with arts and crafts, music and dance.She added: “Bring your family and experience the cultural wonders of Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.Free family workshops and drop in activities operate 12 noon – 6.00pm in the three continental zones.The World Zone will feature performances, live music and interactive activities from 1.00pm – 10.00pm.ANNA LO TO ATTEND DERRY’S UBUNTU GLOBAL FESTIVAL was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: ShareTweet allianceannaDerryfestivalgloballoubuntu Local residents Willie Hernandez, Sumeeta Gupta, Miriam Pascua, Audrey Marie Doherty and Billy Poon join Sue Divin from Derry City Council to prepare for Sunday’s Ubuntu Global Festival. Photo: Lorcan Doherty PhotographyOne of North’s best known politicians will visit Derry this weekend.Anna Lo, a Belfast Alliance MLA since 2007, will attend the Ubuntu Global Festival being staged on Sunday as part of the LegenDerry Maritime Festival.Organised annually by Derry City Council to promote local awareness of the city’s cultural diversity, the event will feature three continental zones along the quayside – Africa and the Caribbean,  Europe and the Americas, Asia and the Middle East – as well as a World Zone where families and visitors can expect to find free activities such as arts and traditional crafts, storytelling, and music and dance activities.last_img read more