NCAA: Letran picks up 2nd win after outgunning JRU Although a decision has not been announced, CONMEBOL could penalize Messi.“I’d advise Messi to apologize because they’re going to shake him with a sanction,” Gustavo Abreu, an Argentine member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport told local Club Octubre radio. “He should apologize so they don’t hit him with everything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAbreu also suggested the Argentine Football Association contact Messi and ask him to say sorry.Messi was red carded after getting into a first-half shoving match with Chile midfielder Gary Medel, who also was ejected. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division MOST READ Benefits of township living Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted When asked if he feared being suspended for his comments, Messi said “the truth needed to be told.”CONMEBOL later released a statement condemning the “unacceptable” and “baseless accusations” that discredited the Copa América’s integrity.“In football, sometimes you lose and sometimes you win,” the statement said. “One of the fundamental pillars of fair play is to accept the results and the refereeing decisions with respect.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Argentina won 2-1 but Messi didn’t show up for the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing. He had harsh words after the match, saying “we shouldn’t take part in this corruption.”Messi had several objections.“There was lack of respect toward us during this Copa América,” he said. “We could have done better, but they didn’t let us make it to the final. Corruption and the referees are not letting the fans enjoy football. This is ruining football.”Messi had already loudly complained against Copa América refereeing after Argentina’s loss to Brazil in the semifinals, hinting the result was expected because the hosts were allegedly in charge of South American soccer.Messi said he expected Brazil to win the final against Peru, claiming it was already set up for the host’s victory.ADVERTISEMENT In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, center left, and Chile’s Gary Medel, center right, scuffle as referee Mario Diaz, from Paraguay, left, shows the red card to both of them during Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Lionel Messi should apologize for his harsh comments at the Copa América in order to avoid a sanction, an Argentine member of sport’s highest court said on Monday.Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had another frustrating end to the tournament when he was sent off in the third-place game between Argentina and Chile. He protested the refereeing and alleged “corruption,” claiming Argentina had been treated unfairly.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Dear Editor,Please allow me to begin by wishing President Granger every bit of strength he needs to overcome his illness, and it is my sincere hope that nothing I state further will cause him upset should he read the online newspapers as he undergoes treatment in Cuba.Editor, I am writing to express my displeasure with the manner in which information is dispersed by the APNU+AFC administration.We learned of His Excellency’s diagnosis and treatment via an online news outlet with close links to the Administration, and later, via a press release from our Ambassador in Cuba. Editor, when the Directorate of Public Information was created, it was my belief that it would be a central clearing house for information concerning all government ministries, agencies, departments and public offices, I expected the DPI to be staffed with persons capable of explaining governmental actions and policies in layman’s terms for the edification of the general public and to expound on matters of public interest in anticipation of the needs of the populace.Editor, I am sure my fellow Guyanese would have appreciated an official release from our DPI on His Excellency’s illness; one that would have included details on Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the treatment details including how much time it is expected to take.Editor, I used Google to inform myself further on this form of Cancer and felt immediate sympathy for our President and his family, it appears to be a particularly painful cancer and the treatment is often more painful than the disease; this information was in direct contrast to the glib ‘expected to recover fully’ included in the Newssourcegy.com story, which in its haste to reassure us does a disservice to our need for truth, newsourcegy.com is not, however, funded by taxpayers’ money and is free to operate in any manner they see fit.Editor, during the period when we needed information the most, our DPI was engaged in preparing and disseminating patently false Local Government Election results with the prefix ‘unofficial’ as a disclaimer; an act that is both reckless and dangerous, one that if not curbed now will lead to public danger come General Elections.I suggest that If Imran Khan and his staff want to become a ‘fake news’ outfit, they are free to leave the service of Government and strike out on their own; they cannot and must not be allowed to do so within a Governmental department whilst being paid from the public purse; DPI’s staff must be cognizant of the potential harm that fake election results can generate, as was the case when a home was torched in Sophia on election night 2015, In this modern age a ‘Nuremberg defense’ is not acceptable, and then there is the weight on one’s conscience should the unthinkable occur.I am a firm believer in redemption, and look forward to an improved, profession service of information in the near future from the DPI.Respectfully,Robin Singh
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, 29, could be set for a move to Torino.(Sunday People)Meanwhile, Torino’s Serie A rivals AC Milan are also rumoured to be interested in recruiting the England goalkeeper. (Sunday Express)Tottenham are considering a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 24, with the European champions under pressure to reduce the size of their squad. (Sunday Mirror)Manchester United are targeting Nottingham Forest midfielder and Scotland international Oliver Burke, 19. (Sun on Sunday)However, United could face competition – with Bayern Munich also taking an interest in recruiting Burke. (Mail on Sunday)Liverpool are unlikely to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic, 17, before the transfer deadline despite an initial offer of £11m. (Liverpool Echo)Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is close to adding Ante Coric, 19, to his side with the Croatian midfielder set for a medical at Anfield in the next 48 hours. (Daily Star Sunday)But Liverpool could revive their interest in Leciester City left-back Christian Fuchs, 30, after negotiations over a new contract for the Austria international stalled. (Sun on Sunday)Leicester City face competition from Juventus to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, 27. The ex-Stoke City man has a £25m buy-out clause. (Mail on Sunday)Arsenal attempted to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, but the France international told Arsene Wenger at Euro 2016 that he did not want to leave Spain. (Sun on Sunday)Juventus want Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko, 27, but they are only prepared to pay £15m for the midfielder. Newcastle value him at £35m. (Sunday Mirror)Hull are also ready to break their transfer record with a £14m move for Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia, 26. (Sunday Telegraph)Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 25, has told club officials he wants to leave to find more regular football. (Mail on Sunday)Tottenham have enquired about a loan deal for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 25. (L’Equipe)Stoke City target Mamadou Sakho, 26, faces being frozen out at Liverpool if the defender does not leave the club on loan this week. (Mail on Sunday)Aston Villa will offer a Championship record £20m for Hull striker Abel Hernandez, 26. (Sun on Sunday) Transfer rumours and paper review 1
Centre back: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) 11 11 Left back: Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) The biggest Premier League match of the weekend pits Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, and you can follow the game LIVE on talkSPORT.The Reds have not lost to Spurs since 2012, though they enter this game on a much worse run of form than the north London club.Jurgen Klopp’s side have won only one of their last five league matches, while Spurs have four wins and one draw in the same time frame.YOU CAN HEAR EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL RADIO COMMENTARY OF TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V LIVERPOOL ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF SUNDAY 16:00. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVESo, how would a combined Tottenham and Liverpool team shape up? You can see talkSPORT’s combined XI, based on form and fitness, by clicking the right arrow, above… Centre forward: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 11 Centre attacking midfield: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) 11 Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) – click the right arrow to see the rest of the combined Tottenham and Liverpool XI 11 11 Left attacking midfield: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Right attacking midfield: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Centre midfield: Emre Can (Liverpool) 11 11 Centre midfield: Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Right back: Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) 11 11 Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) 11
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Juventus have left Cristiano Ronaldo out of their squad to face Lecce tomorrow, but Mattia De Sciglio and Danilo are included. Ronaldo has been rested for the trip to Lecce, but De Sciglio and Danilo have been passed fit after several weeks out with muscle injuries. Young forwards Marco Olivieri and Han Kwang-song have been promoted from the Under-23 squad, but Douglas Costa is still not ready to return. The pair’s inclusion comes despite Mario Mandzukic being fit and available, although the striker has been cut completely by Coach Maurizio Sarri. Juve squad to face Lecce: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Buffon; De Sciglio, De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Bonucci, Rugani, Demiral; Pjanic, Khedira, Matuidi, Emre Can, Rabiot, Bentancur; Dybala, Cuadrado, Higuain, Bernardeschi, Olivieri, Han Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
zoom Researchers at Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew.“But before this can happen, we will be seeing the technology working on an existing vessel,” according to Sintef, Scandinavia’s largest independent research body.75% of accidentscaused by human errorThe Sintef company MARINTEK is one of eight partners working intensely to develop systems which can function without human intervention.Both day and night watches will be taken care of by a control centre onshore, and the Norwegian researchers believe that a 3 to 4 Mbit broadband connection will ensure effective communication between the vessel and the control room.“There aren’t many willing to believe it, but if the project partners succeed in overcoming the challenges we are currently working with, vessels such as this will in fact be safer than many of those on the high seas today”, says researcher Ørnulf Rødseth. “Human error, solely or in part, is the cause of more than 75 per cent of today’s vessel accidents”, he says.Lower speeds, less fuelAccording to Sintef, the basis of the project is that merchant shipping in Europe is suffering from the fact that fewer people are interesting in working at sea. It’s not an attractive job sitting cooped up in a vessel looking out over the empty ocean for 14 days, and with only limited contact with family and friends.At the same time, the volumes of goods being transported are increasing considerably and the freighters must be crewed. There are more than a hundred thousand merchant ships in operation around the world, and some areas, such as the English Channel, are constantly overcrowded.“Unmanned vessels, looking after themselves, may be the answer to the problem of making the maritime industry more attractive and sustainable. Such ships can reduce speeds, for example from 16 to 11 knots, and in doing so save 50 per cent of the fuel they burn today. CO2 and other emissions will be reduced and the shipping industry will make massive savings due to lower fuel consumption. Currently, fuel represents by far the largest share of operational costs. If the industry can also save on salary expenditures, it will accept that journeys may take a week or so longer than they do today,” Sintef said.Rolls-Royce Unmanned Ship Design“Well, the technology for electronic positioning, satellite communications and anti-collision measures already exists”, he says. “Many vessels are also equipped with advanced sensor systems. It is one thing to have the technology, but quite another to bring it all together and demonstrate that it works well enough to satisfy the authorities and the industry”, says Rødseth. “This is why there is a lot of talk about the costs issue, as well as the concerns of shipowners and the general public. We mustn’t forget that current rules and legislation all assume that there are PEOPLE ON BOARD”, he says.In order to change the law, researchers will have to demonstrate that safety is as least as good as on existing vessels. For example, even if a sensor system detects an obstacle, the vessel has to be intelligent enough to process the information in order to avoid a collision.Researchers believe that developments such as this will emerge gradually. For example, there will be a transition phase during which it will be safe for crews to sleep at night with the bridge unmanned.“SINTEF investing 12 million”In order to carry through its tasks, SINTEF has invested NOK 12 million of its own funds in a project it has called Seatonomy. MUNIN is one of four projects with the aim of identifying problems and developing methods and tools to provide safe and cost-effective autonomous systems.“There is a need for safe, inexpensive and more robust autonomous vessels in many of SINTEF’s research fields, including aquaculture, the offshore wind and subsea sectors, and in connection with oil and gas production and mineral exploitation. Safety is key across all these fields, and the systems developed must be cost-effective”, says Rødseth.Many players on the bandwagonThe German research institute Fraunhofer is heading the MUNIN project. Sweden is working on research into the control centre, and Germany on the machinery and navigation. Ireland is looking into the legislative aspects.There are similar projects taking place in many other places. In its futures report, Det Norske Veritas GL considered autonomous vessels to be a realistic prospect in the longer term.Rolls Royce has published conceptual sketches for its own autonomous vessel design, and Oskar Levander, who heads Rolls Royce’s research activities in this field in Ålesund, believes that a single ‘skipper’ on land will be able to operate ten vessels.This idea still appears to be on the drawing board, and Ørnulf Rødseth is confident that the MUNIN project has advanced much further in terms of both technology and analytical work.Unmanned bridge ( credits: MUNIN@Thomas-Porathe)This is the vessel of the future. And you are allowed to toy around with future trends. Rødseth freely admits that many different and peculiar ideas have appeared on his team’s drawing boards. One good example is the use of water jets.“Large cargo vessels are equipped with a main engine and a reserve engine”, he says. “The latter supplies reserve electricity, and is powerful enough to power a water jet which can be used for propulsion and steering if the main engine fails.Changing the type of fuel is another idea. The heavy oils used today are tar-like dregs. In order to avoid maintenance, autonomous vessels will probably have to run on lighter, more expensive, fuels.“Less expensive, liquid natural gas might be the answer here”, says Rødseth. “But this will involve designing the vessels from scratch.”The research team has to be realistic and design a model which they know is achievable, Sintef explained.Source: Sintef, September 10, 2014
Convinced that, if not already then imminently, Donald Trump will violate the American constitution, obstruct justice, lie to Americans and/or encourage and support acts of violence (such things that could land an ordinary person in jail), activist and documentary producer Michael Moore wants the American president to know that he in fact is not above the law.“He acts like he’s above the law. He’s stated that he’s above the law. And by firing Sally Yates, Preet Bharara and James Comey (3 federal officials with some authority to hold him accountable) he’s taken the first few steps to make it official,” said Moore in early June.Moore fears the damage to the world that would be caused if Trump were to remain in the White House for two terms – until January 20, 2025. His four-part strategy to confront Trump is, “1) Mass citizen action; 2) Run candidates who can win; 3) Tie him up with court orders and injunctions; and, my personal favorite – 4) Form an Army of Satirists with the belief that we can bring him down with humor, comedy and ridicule – simply because his awfully thin skin just can’t take it.”Item 4 for Moore begins with his own 12-week Broadway show, which will begin at the end of July. But, while such examples as Karen Silkwood, who fought for nuclear safety, Sherron Watkins, who exposed Enron’s accounting tricks, Jeffrey Wigand, who was integral in regulating tobacco companies, and more recently Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, Moore sees the need for avenues to enable would-be whistleblowers within and outside of the Trump administration.To this end, Moore has created a page on his website called TrumpiLeaks, which offers ways to privately communicate with Moore and his team using high-powered encryption technology.“I know this is risky,” says Moore, “I know we may get in trouble. But too much is at stake to play it safe. And along with the Founding Fathers, I’ve got your back.”Copyright ©2017Look to the Stars
Wayanad (Kerala): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday slammed BJP President Amit Shah for calling Wayanad, from where Congress President Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections, as Pakistan. Shah, while campaigning in North India, pointed out that Wayanad resembles Pakistan as he referred to the innumerable green flags of the Indian Union Muslim League, the second biggest ally of the Congress, during Gandhi’s visit. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsSpeaking at an election rally here, Vijayan said it was strange that Shah had no clue about Wayanad and its historical relevance. “What does he know of Wayanad? It’s here that the legendary warrior king Pazhassi Raja staunchly fought the British. And without knowing history, he (Shah) relates this place with Pakistan,” said a fuming Vijayan. Kerala goes to the polls on April 23 to elect 20 Lok Sabha members. The Marxist leader held a road show along with four of his cabinet colleagues. Gandhi is pitted against CPI leader P.P. Suneer and BDJS (BJP ally) Chairperson Tushar Vellapally.
Las Vegas: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas tied the knot in a surprise wedding in Las Vegas, barely hours after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards concluded. According to E! News, the ‘Game of Thrones’ star and the Jonas Brothers member headed straight to a Sin City wedding chapel to exchange vows post the BBMAs. At the event, Joe and his brothers – Kevin and Nick – performed their first awards show since announcing their reunion earlier this year. The couple, who announced their engagement in October 2017, obtained a marriage license Wednesday. It was through DJ Diplo’s Instagram account that fans and the media got to know about the impromptu nuptials.