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September 27, 2020

Andrew Holness & Mike Pompeo Deny Attempts to Divide CARICOM

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Andrew Holness have both denied that the decision to invite select Caricom states to a meeting in Kingston today (January 22) is an attempt to split the regional grouping.“There is no intent for the United States to divide Caricom. Not yesterday, not today, not tomorrow,” Pompeo told journalists at a joint media briefing with Holness at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston this morning.“We want all the countries of this region to prosper and be successful. We know that countries in this region will agree with the United States on certain positions from time to time and disagree with us from time to time.“That’s true of Jamaica, as well as it is true for many of the folks I will visit with this afternoon. We want to invite them [Caricom members] all to be part of the economic prosperity, security zone that is this region,” added Pompeo as he declared his appreciation for the leadership displayed by Jamaica in the region.Critics of today’s meeting have charged that Pompeo, as part of the agenda of the Donald Trump Administration, is trying to divide Caricom into states which line up behind the US on Venezuela, and on the next secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) on one side, and the states which are refusing to toe the American line on the other side.The Trump Administration does not recognise the Government of President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and is also seeking votes for the re-election of Luis Almagro as General Secretary of the OAS in the election set for March 20.But many Caricom states still recognise Maduro as the legitimate president of the Bolivarian Republic while supporting Ecuadorian diplomat, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, for the top job at the OAS.Addressing the OAS issue at this morning’s media briefing Pompeo declared that the US accepts the individual positions of Caribbean states.“We made it very clear who we think should be the next leader of the OAS. We have made that very clear because we think he [Almagro] has demonstrated his ability to return financial stability to the institution and return this institution to a really important place … for all member states of the OAS,” said Pompeo.According to the US Secretary of State, the Trump Administration welcomes dialogue with all members of Caricom as it is convinced that there are common interests.For his part, Holness said Jamaica would not engage in any policy that would divide Caricom.“Caricom is an important fraternity of countries. We are a trading bloc with our custom union, but more than that it is the fraternity and we want to keep it that way,” said Holness.“In modern diplomatic relations, and in the exercise of foreign policy, we all must respect the sovereignty of countries to determine how the structure their foreign policy.“When friends asked to be hosted, or for us to host them, we are friends so we do that. We are friends with the United States and we are happy to host [the Secretary of State] here, not to the exclusion of any country, and if anyone wanted to attend they would just have had to say so [and] from my perspective, we would have done everything to ensure that they were present,” added Holness.last_img read more

August 12, 2020

QBs cashing in _ except for the unwelcome Kaepernick

first_imgIn this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands in the bench area during the second half of the team’s NFL football game against the New York Jets in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)As free agency kicked off the start of a new football season, the NFL sent a clear message to anyone paying attention:Colin Kaepernick, you’re still not wanted.Probably not ever.Oh, and while we’re at it, it’s pretty clear the owners have every intention of clamping down on any other players who tries to carry on Kaepernick’s legacy.Rattled by another big dip in the television ratings and an increasing number of empty seats, the league seems determined to banish peaceful protest from the playing field.While it’s quite a stretch to say those trends are intimately related _ injuries, bad games and poor showings by several of the league’s most popular teams were surely bigger factors in the waning popularity _ the guys sitting on what remains an enormous cash cow aren’t taking any chances.Since Kaepernick is the one who got this whole thing started by having the audacity to silently kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice _ the nerve of that guy! _ his career could very well be over.Never mind that he’s undoubtedly more talented than many of the quarterbacks who still have paying jobs.Just look at those who have already agreed to new deals heading into the 2018 season._ Kirk Cousins , who has a losing career record as a starter and has yet to win a playoff game._ Case Keenum , coming off a marvelous season with the Minnesota Vikings but definitely a candidate for one-year wonder._ AJ McCarron , who has just three starts in four years._ Mike Glennon , saddled with an awful career record of 6-16._ Tom Savage , who went 1-6 as the Texans’ starter last season._ Chase Daniel, the epitome of a journeyman._ Josh McCown , who is 38 years old and, despite the lack of any apparent success over his long career, keeps landing on his feet.While all those guys keep cashing checks, Kaepernick was working out privately on a field in Houston , quietly going through the grind with only the help of his personal trainers, apparently still hopeful of restarting his career.His optimism is likely misplaced.While there’s always a chance of some owner breaking ranks to sign Kaepernick, the possibility grows less likely with each passing day. If anything, the owners are intent on nipping social consciousness in the bud.Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins probably spoke out loud what most owners are saying behind closed doors when he was quoted as saying his players would be required to stand for the national anthem this season.Ross quickly backtracked, saying his comments were “misconstrued,” but a statement explaining his position left no doubt that he’s had enough of taking a knee.“I’m passionate about the cause of social justice, and I feel that kneeling is an ineffective tactic that alienates more people than it enlists,” he said.There was also a report from the Houston Chronicle that Texans owner Robert McNair doesn’t want to acquire players who have engaged in protests or might be likely to going forward. While the team quickly denied the report, McNair’s stance on such issues is apparent to everyone. At an owners meeting last year, he grumbled that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” _ a remark that prompted most of his players to join arms and kneel before their next game .Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks cut ties with two of their most outspoken players, Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman . While a point could be made that these moves were strictly designed to clear room under the salary cap and rebuild an aging defense, one couldn’t help but wonder if their support of Kaepernick’s protest contributed to the moves.After clearly being blackballed last season, Kaepernick filed a grievance alleging the owners colluded to keep him out of the league . But it would probably take a mass walkout by all the fellow players to get him back on the field, and that’s not happening.There’s too much money at stake to risk it all for a single player, no matter how unjustly he’s been treated. Even if all the players could come together as one, chances are their protest would collapse as soon as they miss a few paychecks, just as it did during the infamous 1987 strike when a plethora of big-name players crossed the picket line.So, as we get started on a new NFL season, Kaepernick can expect to keep working out in solitude, at least until he decides on another line of work.A bunch of less-qualified quarterbacks will continue to hold jobs.The only message we can send:Shame on you, NFL.___Paul Newberry is a sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry(at)ap.org or at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/paul%20newberry___For more AP NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

August 12, 2020

Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

first_imgIn this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas appears before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File) When the switch was announced in early 2017, Costas said he had decided on his own that the time was right for a change. He said then he wanted to do long-form programming and commentary on special events, likening his new role to what former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw does for the network.On Tuesday, Costas told the New York Post of his decision to leave NBC Sports, saying his departure was settled “quietly and happily for all concerned.”In August 2018, the paper reported that he was no longer satisfied with his role at NBC and a contract that limited his participation in other projects.Costas, who joined NBC Sports in 1979, has covered baseball, football and basketball and horse racing as well as served as the face and voice of the Olympics.He plans to continue working on the MLB Network and is interested in doing an interview show focusing on sports and news, the Post said.“In addition to MLB Network, Bob certainly has a next chapter in his career and we look forward to developing those possibilities,” Montag said. Costas, 66, served as the emcee for NBC’s Olympics 11 times starting in 1992. In early 2017, he stepped aside for network newcomer Mike Tirico, formerly with ESPN. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details.Sandy Montag, Costas’ manager, said it was handled smoothly.“Everything in this transition was planned and done (by) mutual agreement,” Montag said in an emailed statement. He said Costas had a “great partnership” with executives including Dick Ebersol and Mark Lazarus, the current NBC Broadcasting & Sports chairman.last_img read more

August 3, 2020

Oranmore/Maree win County Minor B Football Crown

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/MINOR+B+FINAL+FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.After the game he spoke to the Oranmore/Maree manager John ReddingtonAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/JOHN+REDDINGTON+ORANMORE+MANAGER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Kevin finally got the reaction of captain Charlie Crowley and Man of the Match Cian GreaneyAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/CHARLIE+CROWLEY+AND+CIAN+GREANEY+ORANMORE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Oranmore/Maree’s Minors had good reason to celebrate following their 3-8 to 1-9 win over St Michael’s in the County B Final played at Tuam Stadium on Sunday last. Kevin Dwyer with the Match Reportlast_img read more

December 17, 2019

LP Worldwide: Shoplifting Suspect Dies after Being Electrocuted at Train Depot

first_imgAn investigation has been opened into the death of shoplifting suspect who died after being electrocuted at a train depot. Officers from British Transport Police were called to Preston railway station in Lancashire, England at 9.30pm on Tuesday night and spoke to a 33-year-old suspected of shoplifting. Police said the man “left the officers” and sometime thereafter is believed to have come into contact with overhead lines above a freight train in a nearby depot. He was pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining serious injuries believed to be caused by electrocution. The British Transport Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is investigating the circumstances of the death. In a statement, BTP said the man’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and officers are working to inform his next of kin.The station was evacuated and all lines were closed after the incident. A spokesman for BTP said: “Officers from BTP were called to the station shortly before 9.30pm to reports of a person shoplifting. They attended the station and spoke with a man. “That man left the officers and, in the following period, is believed to have come into contact with the overhead lines above a freight train in the nearby depot. The station was evacuated and eyewitnesses reported an ‘explosion’. The incident led to widespread disruption on the rail network with no trains stopping at the station and passengers reporting lengthy delays.  Virgin Trains, which runs the West Coast mainline tweeted: “Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident at Preston all lines are closed.” The line was reopened shortly after midnight and Virgin said all lines were open on Wednesday morning. [Source: SkyNews] – Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

November 30, 2019

Roma ride luck to roll Napoli over

first_img 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/ Nicolò Zaniolo and Jordan Veretout gave Roma a precious victory, despite Alex Meret saving an Aleksandar Kolarov penalty and Napoli rattling the woodwork. Click here for the full match report. OR Follow all the action as it happens from this game, Bologna-Inter and Torino-Juventus on the LIVEBLOG.last_img

November 28, 2019

Ancajas gains foreign fans after explosive US showing

first_imgAfter an impressive initial foray in the United States, Jerwin Ancajas gained local following and international acclaim.Proof is a steady stream of media outfits and fans, including foreigners, trooping to his secluded Survival Camp in Barangay Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite province.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Last Friday, the visitors included Japanese and Britons. They spent big amounts for taxi fares just to be with the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion who knocked out Mexican Israel Gonzalez in the 10th round in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 3.According to Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer and manager, the foreigners brought along boxing gloves, shirts and other mementos for Ancajas to sign. They also posed for pictures with the southpaw being hailed as the next Filipino ring superstar after Manny Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAs a result of Ancajas’ fourth straight KO victory, Jimenez’s stock as trainer also rose, with Chinese and Australian boxers wanting to hone their skills at the makeshift gym.Jimenez said they are still waiting for matchmaker Sean Gibbons to finalize details of Ancajas’ next title fight against mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan. On Monday, Ancajas will start light training. —ROY LUARCA LATEST STORIES BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Arellano Eyes twin NCAA titles SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Gameslast_img read more

October 27, 2019

Photo: Penn State Hockey Is Wearing “409” Decals On Its Helmets Tonight To Celebrate Joe Paterno

first_imgPenn State hockey's '409' decals.The Penn State men’s hockey team is celebrating Joe Paterno getting his wins back tonight. The Nittany Lions will be wearing “409” decals on the back of their helmets for their home game against Michigan State. Paterno, who had 111 wins vacated by the NCAA due to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, is now the winningest coach in the history of major college football with 409 career victories. The NCAA ruled Friday morning that Penn State would be getting back the 112 wins taken away because of the scandal.Here’s the decal: The number 409 has been seen all over Penn State’s campus today.last_img

October 27, 2019

Texas Football Is Now Using Michigan’s Famous “Those Who Stay Will Be Champions” Phrase

first_imgThe Texas Longhorns cheerleaders holding Texas flags.DALLAS – OCTOBER 7: Flagbearers wave the Burnt Orange and White flags of the Texas Longhorns in the Texas endzone before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl on October 7, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. The Longhorns won 28-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)When Bo Schembechler arrived at Michigan in 1969, he enacted a rallying cry that has now become the slogan for the Wolverines’ football program. “Those who stay will be champions!”If Michigan has a catch phrase, that’s it. Those six words have become synonymous with the Wolverines and are seen all over Ann Arbor, Mich. It appears the Texas football program likes the slogan. Bedford on perseverance: “Those who stay will be champions, on and off the football field, when it’s all said and done.”— Longhorn_FB (@Longhorn_FB) August 14, 2015That phrase was trademarked by Schembechler Enterprises, LLC. Is Texas paying Michigan royalties?last_img read more