James McClean could find himself in hot water after melee

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_img The ex-Black Cats midfielder was confronted by several visiting players, including Danny Graham and Lee Catermole, after celebrating Albion’s 1-0 win in front of the away fans. Press Association Sport understands referee Martin Atkinson did not see the initial incident on Saturday and will indicate that in his report, allowing the FA to take retrospective action if they see fit. West Brom’s James McClean could face a Football Association rap after he sparked a melee against Sunderland. Press Associationcenter_img McClean, who left Sunderland in 2013, was jeered by away fans who sung ‘f*** the IRA’ following his refusal to wear a poppy while playing for them against Everton in 2012. He claimed he was ‘hung out to dry’ by the club, insisting he was not allowed to tell his side, and finally explained his reasons in an open letter to then Wigan chairman Dave Whelan when playing for the Latics in November last year. McClean also refused to face the English flag while on West Brom’s American tour in the summer and was told by boss Tony Pulis he must show more respect. But, speaking to the Baggies’ programme on Saturday, the Republic of Ireland international revealed he would not wear a poppy next month and will stand up for his beliefs. He said: “If I didn’t stand by principles, if I didn’t have beliefs, I wouldn’t be the person I am and I probably wouldn’t be in the Premier League. Standing up for things is in my character. I was brought up to be honest and stay true to myself. “Coming from where I do, we are proud people, we wear our hearts on our sleeves, that’s who I am, on and off the field. Sometimes it gets me into trouble, but the frustrating thing about that is the way I’m portrayed rather than the truth of it, and so I want to take the chance to make it clear to Albion supporters what I’m about. “We are coming up to Remembrance Day and I won’t wear a poppy on my shirt when those games come around. People say that by not wearing a poppy, I’m being disrespectful but they don’t ask why it is that I choose not to wear it. “If the poppy was simply about World War One and Two victims alone, I would wear it without a problem. I’d wear it every day of the year if that was the thing, but it doesn’t, it stands for all the conflicts that Britain has been involved in.” last_img read more

South Africa, Cuba bolster relations

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img17 September 2012 International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Marius Fransman on Friday concluded a visit to Cuba, where he held a series of consultations with officials from that country. Fransman met with key government representatives, including Hernandez Guillen, Cuba’s vice-minister of foreign trade and investment, and Rogelio Sierra Diaz, vice-minister of foreign affairs. “During these bilateral consultations, the ongoing efforts of both countries to elevate bilateral trade and commercial relations were noted,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement. “In this regard, the ratification of the Cuban Economic Assistance Package Agreement, signed earlier this year by South Africa and Cuba, was discussed. “The renewal of the SA-Cuba Health Cooperation Agreement in July this year was also raised. Consequently, South Africa will, from September/October 2012, begin to train 1 000 students in medical science at Cuban universities.” The department said relations between South Africa and Cuba remained excellent. “The governments of both countries share similar interests in relation to addressing the socio-economic needs and aspirations of the people of South Africa and Cuba.” Fransman’s visit to Cuba was preceded by a visit to the Republic of Panama, where enhancing trilateral cooperation, especially in the area of health and humanitarian disasters, was raised. Fransman noted that the establishment of the South African Development Partnership Agency would contribute to the effective coordination of development and humanitarian assistance. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Two killed in Himachal building crash

Posted On Dec 1 2019 by

first_imgA google map view of Solan district in Himachal Pradesh.  “The top floor had a restaurant, where people, including Army personnel, were dining. We have rescued 27 people. Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have taken over the rescue,” Additional Superintendent of Police Shiv Kumar said. “The injured have been taken to nearby hospitals,” he said.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has ordered an inquiry. Solan Deputy Commissioner K.C. Chaman said two bodies were pulled out. Eight were still trapped under the debris, he said. Initially, the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police jointly carried out the rescue operation. Director cum Special Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management D C Rana told PTI that two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, including one each from Haryana’s Panchkula and Himachal’s Sunni reached the spot later to carry out the rescue work. A third NDRF team will reach from Panchkula on Monday, Mr. Rana added.(With inputs from PTI) Two persons, including an Army man, died and 27 others were injured after a building collapsed amid heavy rain in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Eighteen Army personnel were among the injured. Many people are feared trapped, officials said.The building, on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road, came down at 4 p.m. last_img read more

Victorious Indian team felicitated by President

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgLess than 24 hours after creating history by winning the World Cup at the Wankhede stadium, the triumphant Indian team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni was felicitated by President Pratibha Patil at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Sunday.Attired smartly in striped team T-Shirts, the 15 members of the team and other support staff drove down in two buses from their hotel to the Raj Bhavan, as hundreds of fans lined up on both sides of the route to see their favourite players.Before the arrival of the President, the entire team, with captain Dhoni sporting a new bald look posed with the World Cup for a photograph.Later, they posed for a picture with the President, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and International Cricket Council chief Sharad Pawar.The President, who had watched the rip-roaring final at the stadium last evening, shook hands with all the team members as Dhoni introducing each member to her.– With PTI inputslast_img read more

INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Manny Pacquiao back as champ

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgWe continue the countdown with the Filipino boxing legend himself Manny Pacquiao, who made a successful ring return in 2018After yielding his welterweight title in controversial fashion last year, Pacquiao came back in style.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Broner bout will mark the first time in over two years that Pacquiao fights on US soil.RELATED VIDEO MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Pacquiao showed he still has it with a statement win over Argentine strongman Lucas Matthysse five months ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Boxing’s eight-division champion silenced his critics by knocking out Matthysse in the seventh round to win the WBA title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefHis impressive victory—the 60th of his illustrious career—was also his first stoppage since 2009 back when he scored a TKO over Miguel Cotto.Pacquiao turned 40 earlier this month but he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon with another fight scheduled next month against American challenger Adrien Broner. View comments Manny Pacquiao back in LA, trains even on Christmas Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?last_img read more


Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgA sensational three days of Touch Football culminated in high quality Grand Finals in the 31st Annual NSWTA State Cup in Port Macquarie.Please click onto the below attachment for all the news, results, and a wrap of an eventful final day of one of the World’s best Touch Football tournaments. Related Files2007_nsw_state_cup_champions_crowned_01-doclast_img

Masters Trans Tasman Coach Applications

Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

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20 days agoSavage can see Leicester boss Rodgers moving to Man Utd

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgSavage can see Leicester boss Rodgers moving to Man Utdby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United junior Robbie Savage can see Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers finding his way to Old Trafford.Savage wrote for the Mirror: “Brendan Rodgers is leading Leicester City back into the Champions League – and he is a future Manchester United manager.”Don’t get me wrong: When I say Rodgers is destined for high office at United, I am NOT saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be sacked.”I am not in favour of football’s hiring-and-firing culture, and Solskjaer deserves time.”But I’ve been so impressed by the job Rodgers has done since he took over at the King Power eight months ago that I’m convinced Leicester can finish in the top four.”The team he has built is so well-drilled, and so easy on the eye, that I would fancy them to beat Claudio Ranieri’s 5,000-1 title-winning miracles of 2016.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jamaica Remains on Course for Drawdown from IMF

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Dynamic Duo Mother and daughter get through nursing program in NWT together

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsTwo dozen nursing students, tired from late-night studying, shuffle into their morning class and begin thumbing through their notes on antibiotics.Their professor has prepared dozens of slides for the final review of a pharmacology class.She answers questions from students who are closing off four grueling years of post-secondary education with the hopes of becoming a nurse north of 60.Jordan Erickson and Jody Prince have both excelled in Aurora College’s Bachelor of Science – Nursing program in Yellowknife – but soon they will not have their instructor to rely on.Luckily for them they can and have always relied on each other.That’s because these two students are mother and daughter.Erickson laughs as she prepares an IV drip during the interview.“There were moments where I thought, ‘can I really do this? This is a lot,’” she said. “But you push through it and we don’t really get at each other’s throats too much.”“We actually ground each other.”The lightheartedness extends as Jody reflects on all of the unique experiences she has had while sharing a classroom with her daughter.“One of the first days we had to sign a photo consent and she wasn’t allowed to sign it because she wasn’t old enough to consent so I was in her class and she passed her form over,” Prince said.Prince, who was working in child education before going to nursing school explains that while Erickson did not mind having her mother hit the books with her, there were some who doubted the idea.“There was an instructor who said when she heard that there was a mother and daughter in the program ‘this is not going to turn out good,’” Prince said.”For Erickson, she said she found all of her classes to be very interesting, but adjusting to the demands of a new found career was a learning curve.“The only hard parts I can think of in terms of our practicum was just time management between going to clinical and everyday life,” she said.“You are just so tired to do the things you regularly want to do.”Prince who works at the laboratory on campus and proudly sports her Aurora College t-shirt, said she is grateful to be a mature student, but she can’t shake her number one job of being a mother.“I guess for me you know as a student you worry about your own marks. ‘Am I going to pass this?’ For me it is twofold. ‘Am I going to pass this test and is she going to pass this test? Is she going to do well?’”As their academic classes wind down for the fall semester, this mother and daughter duo is ready for what lies ahead – a final practicum and then graduation.“I will just be looking forward to our grad day. But walking across that stage especially walking across the stage with her [Prince] will be really, really good,” Erickson [email protected]@aptncharlottelast_img read more