Olympic boxing body mulls legal fight against IOC inquiry

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Under pressure from an IOC inquiry into its integrity, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has been weighing legal action and formal complaints against Olympic officials.AIBA leadership has called a meeting in Lausanne on May 15 — one week before the International Olympic Committee executive board also meets in the city to decide if the boxing body should be excluded from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Rakhimov’s status on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list with suspected links to organized crime and international heroin trafficking is central to the IOC’s concerns about AIBA’s right to run Olympic boxing. He denies the allegations that he says are politically motivated.The IOC board set up a three-member panel in November to investigate AIBA’s governance, finances and integrity, with doubts about some judging decisions at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Moustahsane dismissed a suggestion in an interview with The Associated Press last month that AIBA could appeal against the IOC at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, saying: “This is not one of our values.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ View comments NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Naomi Osaka wins Madrid opener, Garbine Muguruza loses in 1st round Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN In an April 29 letter to colleagues, AIBA interim president Mohamed Moustahsane proposes a vote on preparing a legal challenge “should the IOC decision … not be favorable.”Moustahsane also suggests, in the letter seen by The Associated Press, complaints could be filed against “some IOC members” to the Olympic body’s ethics commission.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe agenda items were later withdrawn in a follow-up email sent by the stand-in president.Moustahsane, a doctor from Morocco, took over in March when elected president Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan stepped aside from his duties.last_img read more

Trade Protectionism Measures: advantages and disadvantages in the 21st Century

first_imgApproaches to trade protectionism measures vary widely between international institutions and independent analysts. Crucially, however, there is consensus on two core elements: (1) the discrimination of foreign economic operators and (2) trade-restrictiveness. A further dimension that complements these two aspects is the extent to which public measures distort markets.The trade protectionism approach in the 21st century world is widely viewed as outdated and unconventional by many countries around the globe. Yet, it is still the standing peak of many others. No nation has all the commodity it needs. Some countries may have an abundance in certain resources, while others may lack them.Economists argued that protectionism results in deadweight loss, in that the benefits of free trade far outweigh the losses– as much as 100 to 1. Some analysts also argued that if the protectionist route is followed, more efficient industries will have less scope to expand, and overall output and economic welfare will suffer. Protectionism has also been accused of being one of the major causes of wars. The constant warfare in the 17th and 18th centuries among European countries whose governments were predominantly mercantilist and protectionist; the American revolution, which came about primarily due to British tariffs and taxes; as well as the protective policies preceding World war 1 and 2.Moreover, studies have shown that the welfare of protected interest groups may be advanced, but always at the expense of the larger society. It is often argued that protectionism is good for the country, but those arguments are rhetorical, appealing to and arousing public sentiment. Protectionism does not necessarily advance public welfare. In fact, public welfare stands to be hurt by trade protectionism. A second notion pertains to government’s motive. Studies have shown that one very strong force – politics, and it is not much the international political relations, but the domestic political pressures and competition. Politicians of all factions have vied for serving the interests of politically capable and aggressive interest groups. While this may be part of the nature of democratic political systems, where the government responds to the pressures of the politically active and resourceful interest groups, the drawback is the loss incurred by large sections of the population whose welfare is compromised by trade protectionism (Abboushi, 2016).The Case for and against ProtectionismAdvantages* To protect infant industries, especially for developing countries in industrialisation* To protect geriatric industries, especially for developed countries losing their comparative advantage* To protect employment* To prevent dumping, where a good is exported below costs of production to gain market share* To correct a balance of payments deficit, discourages importing* To restrict imports from countries whose health and safety regulations and environmental regulations are less stringent* For strategic reasons, for example, in times of war* To raise tax revenue, tariffs act as a kind of tax. This is especially valuable to developing economies* Ability to retaliate to the trade barriers of* othersDisadvantages* Inefficient resource allocation: trade barriers distort comparative advantage and discourage specialization* Higher prices and less choice for consumers* Less incentive for domestic producers to become more efficient* It is difficult to remove trade barriers, as it could have an adverse effect on domestic producersGuyana’s trade policy environmentThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the development and the administration of Guyana’s foreign trade policies. In this respect, the Ministry implements the national trade agenda in coordination with other trade-related public and non-state agencies. In the last three decades, Guyana’s trade policies have become increasingly linked to the country’s overall foreign policy. At the regional level, and as a member of CARICOM, great importance is attached to its participation in the Community’s regional trade arrangements as the main vehicle to enhance the country’s integration in the world economy, and is fully committed to the realization of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Therefore, the country’s trade policy, including its external trade negotiations with third countries, is closely aligned with the overall trade policy of the Community.Empirical evidence suggest that international trade leads to economic growth, provided that the policy measures and economic infrastructure are accommodative enough to adapt to changes in the financial and social outcomes that result from it. In addressing the cross border challenges, a well-functioning national competition regime is insufficient, and there are also problems with developing countries, as they lack the resources and and/or experience to tackle international competition challenges. This is so, despite the provision of extra territorial jurisdiction in competition law which also has limitations. As a result, some countries have entered into bilateral or regional treaties to solve these problems – but, these treaties have limited impact. As such, the competition authorities of many different countries have come together to promote International competition network. To this end, there is need for pushing international agreement on cooperation in competition (Vijayasri, 2013).last_img read more

Smith leads three to victory at Karen Masters

first_imgTeaghan played alongside amateur players Ben Njuguna, Joseph Kagigithe and Harry Mwangi.The second Pro-am will be played on Wednesday with action proper starting on Thursday.KCB Bank Finance Director Sam Munywa said that it was a glorious first day at the Karen Country Club, filled with opportunities for growth in the golfing game in Africa.“Being apart of the Sunshine Tour is a great privilege for us Kenyans and we look forward to putting a good show for the world to see that Kenya is indeed, truly a golfing nation. Further to this It will go a long way in boosting sports tourismThe competition will be decided over 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes there will be a cut to the leading 60 professionals and ties.”After the two day Pro-am on Tuesday and Wednesday, a total of 156 players will tee off at the Par 71 course.100 spots are allocated to Sunshine Tour players and 38 sports to ProGolf Kenya (PGK) players while other spots are taken up by players from other African countries including Malawi, Ethiopia, and Ghana among others.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s Pro Erick Ooko practices at Karen Country club ahead of KCB Karen Masters 2018NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 17- Twenty four year old South African pro Combrinck Smit led his group of three amateur players to victory in the first of the two-day KCB Karen Masters Pro-am at Karen Country Club.The World Number 531 accompanied by amateur players Carol Kiengo, Alice Kariuki and Irene Auma fired 94 points to achieve the feat. Another South African Teaghan Gauche led his group of three other amateur players to second position with a score of 90.last_img read more

Muluya delighted as Sharks pick third win

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players Ovella Ochieng, Duka Abuya and Massoud Juma celebrate Rodgers Omondi’s goal against Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 26, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 26 – Kenyan Premier League new comers Kariobangi Sharks picked pace with their third win in four matches after a 1-0 victory over Thika United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday afternoon.Rodgers Omondi redeemed himself after losing a myriad of scoring opportunities to hit the back of the net with the all important goal in the second half as Sharks moved to nine points on the log. “This is a great result for us because it shows we are picking momentum. We played well today, dominated the match and though Thika also gave us a tough time, we showed that we could match them and win. My boys are really coming up well and now we focus on the next match over the weekend,” Sharks head coach William Muluya said after the match.Had they lost, then the newcomers would have had only themselves to blame as they had the lion’s share of possession and chances with Thika looking a pale shadow of their former selves, lacking in confidence both on and off the ball.“Losing three matches in a row is never easy for the players and you could see that we didn’t have confidence. We lost a lot of second balls and our passing was also not very okay. I don’t think it is time to shout and talk to them angrily. I will just have to sit them down and counsel them. Hopefully, the results change,” Thika head coach James Nandwa noted.Ellie Asieche had the first opportunity of the game with a well struck effort from the edge of the box which went over. On the other end, Nigerian Onwudi Chibueze also had a similar effort which missed John Oyemba’s goal by inches.Kariobangi Sharks defender Michael Bodo clears the ball under pressure from Thika United’s Collins Okumu in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 26, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the 17th minute, Sharks had a superb opportunity but Omondi wasted. After Duke Abuya’s shot was spilled by keeper Boniface Baraza, the rebound fell graciously on Omondi who however took too much time with the ball allowing the Thika defense to intercept.Three minutes later, Baraza misjudged a long ball dipping into the area and Omondi was again at hand to pick out the ball, but he couldn’t take the effort first time allowing the keeper back up to block.On the half hour mark, Ugandan Mathew Odongo took on a run on the left, cut in a cross which Baraza punched to the edge of the box, but Sven Yidah’s attempted volley skied over the bar.A minute to half time, Omondi had another golden opportunity after breaking the offside trap to face Baraza one on one, but the Thika keeper at full stretch manage to get his finger tips on the ball, pushing it away from the attacker and his defense cleared.Omondi however redeemed himself in the 64th minute when his low shot from inside the area beat Baraza at his near post.Sharks had more chances especially with substitute Massoud Juma, but they could not add their tally. Thika were not threatening enough and they couldn’t trouble the league rookies with last minute panic, allowing them to comfortably see off the game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WOW! De Bruyne earning FOUR TIMES his Wolfsburg salary at Manchester City

first_img Kevin De Bruyne 1 Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs claims the club had no way of stopping Kevin De Bruyne joining Manchester City – as they offered to quadruple his wages.The Belgian moved to the English side this summer after they shelled out £54m to secure his signature.Wolfsburg understandably wanted to keep the former Chelsea man, who claimed 16 goals and 27 assists in all competitions last season.But Allofs has revealed they were powerless to do so after City came in with a wage offer which blew them out of the water.“When a player comes to you with an offer from a club willing to pay him four times as much [as he is already earning], then you’ve got to consider what’s going through his head,” Allofs told Die Welt.“We had looked for a solution which would have allowed us to keep hold of him for at least another year, but when that was not possible, it was clear that we would sell him.”last_img read more

Tony Pulis claims Berahino’s West Brom future will be decided in ‘next 48 hours’

first_imgWest Brom manager Tony Pulis has suggested there is to be another twist in the Saido Berahino transfer saga, with the young striker’s future to be decided in ‘the next 48 hours’.Stoke and Crystal Palace have both made moves for the 23-year-old this summer, but bids submitted by the Premier League clubs have so far been rejected.However, there is a belief that the young striker is still set to leave the Hawthorns before the transfer window closes next week, with Pulis seemingly not keen on him.In the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough on Sunday, the manager left Berahino on the bench until the second half, and opted to send on 17-year-old Jonathan Leko ahead of him.This unwillingness to play Berahino means transfer speculation will not go away, and Pulis claimed after the match that the striker’s future will be decided in the coming days.Speaking to the media, the 58-year-old Welshman said: “That’s going to be another topic of conversation over the next few days. We’ll see in the next 48 hours hopefully.”Despite Berahino seemingly on the verge of an exit, Pulis actually wants to increase the size of his squad.He has signed just two players this summer, Matt Phillips from QPR and Everton loanee Brendan Galloway, and after the Baggies were jeered off at the Hawthorns, Pulis insisted everyone at the club understands the need for new signings.He said: “There’s no problems with the boardroom, they know my feelings. They don’t need people to boo to know my feelings.“We have to bring some players in. Two years ago when I came in they were struggling at the foot of the table and 14 or 15 of the players are still here.“They have kept going and finished 12th and 14th but we need new blood. We need to get some players in, hopefully over the next few days that’ll happen. “ Saido Berahino had to wait until the second half for Tony Pulis to call upon his services 1last_img read more

What is OTRO? The platform giving access to Messi, Neymar, Beckham, Zidane, and more

first_imgIf you want to know all about the lifestyles of the rich and famous footballers a new app called OTRO has promised to give you access to the latest news and more about 17 superstars past and present including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar.The new platform, which has earned comparisons with Spotify, offers supporters across the globe an unprecedented view into their heroes’ lives thank to videos, photos, and more, in nine languages across 200 countries. REVEALED shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football Stories MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade You can, though, sign up for free but will only get the basics from OTRO – and who wants to miss out on Zizou’s latest holiday snaps before he inevitably takes the Manchester United job from Jose Mourinho?Our Other Club’s attempt to give a behind the scenes glance at the world’s top superstars, and Romelu Lukaku, is certain to attract plenty of attention but it’s pay model is likely to put off most casual users.But more current and former stars are likely to join their cast in the coming weeks and months with plenty exclusive stories and interview to keep the content rolling out.Jeremy Dale, CEO of OTRO, explained the move: “Football fans all over the world want a deeper connection with their heroes and this is where OTRO comes in. Our line-up of players is beyond even my wildest dreams and I know that fans are going to love them coming together to form one club where they share their stories.“We’ve specifically designed OTRO to be a community where members and players engage directly. These players are the founding members of OTRO and they are now inviting their fans to join their other club.” REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Lionel Messi (Barcelona)Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)David BeckhamZinedine ZidaneJames Rodriguez (Bayern Munich, on loan from Real Madrid)Luis Suarez (Barcelona)Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)Lieke Martens (Barcelona Femeni)David Luiz (Chelsea)Dele Alli (Tottenham)Eric CantonaPaulo Dybala (Juventus)Isco (Real Madrid)Toni Duggan (Barcelona Femeni)Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich)Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) The world’s greatest players, all in one place. This is OTRO https://t.co/P2dQd27A0l #OTROisHERE @neymarjr @LuisSuarez9 @jamesdrodriguez @DavidLuiz_4 @JB17Official @PauDybala_JR @isco_alarcon @benmendy23 @gabrieljesus33 @dele_official @RomeluLukaku9 @toniduggan @liekemartens1 pic.twitter.com/WieG6Buv43— OTRO (@OTRO) December 3, 2018Whether you want to get Benjamin Mendy’s incredible social posts in one place, a documentary on Luis Suarez’s shooting skills, or an insight into the family who have inspired England striker Toni Duggan you can get it all on OTRO – ‘Our Other Club’.Superstars are also getting involved with fun challenges, including a slot-car race and much more as the 23 Capital funded venture looks to capture the attention of fans around the world.It is a premium service, costing users £3.99 a month, which also offers content like exclusive interviews, live Q&As, documentaries, and live chats. OTRO’s 17 superstars He added: “There’s billions of people on the planet who love football, and there are billions of people who love their heroes from the football world. People see what the footballers do from about 20 different camera angles while they’re on the pitch, but they don’t really know who they are as people. So what we want to show is the other side of those players’ lives.“So OTRO means ‘other’, and this is their ‘other club’. They may play for Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City or Barcelona or whatever team you want to talk about, but this is their other club. They’ve all come together to create this club for their fans, and it’s a club where they show their other side, so that’s what we’re trying to do.” REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF RANKED last_img read more

‘Honest conversations’ between Lampard and Luiz led to Arsenal transfer

first_img Getty on target Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ OFF The Frenchman refused to travel with the Arsenal squad for their pre-season tour of America and eventually joined Ligue 1 club Bordeaux. Emery said: “David has huge experience and I look forward to working with him again. He is a well known player and adds to our defensive strength.”Luiz enjoyed a trophy-laden six-and-a-half-year spell at Chelsea, winning the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week deals Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Getty Frank Lampard has revealed ‘honest conversations’ between himself and David Luiz paved the way for his Chelsea exit. The defender sealed a shock £8million move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day. LATEST New job Lampard, who was team-mates with Luiz at Chelsea, denied reports claiming the 32-year-old had gone on strike and refused to train before leaving for north London.The manager said: “We had some conversations over the last week, honest ones and the conclusion was that he should move on. “There certainly wasn’t any strikes. I’ll make that clear straight away. And in terms of fall-outs, no, there weren’t. There were honest conversations. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 Luiz joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day Frank Lampard had no problems with David Luiz’s attitude targets stalemate latest “But that was not a strike, or a punishment, or being ostracised at all.“It was just probably what worked for that day and now we know the deal is done.”Arsenal boss Unai Emery was pleased to bolster his defence with the arrival of Luiz after selling captain Laurent Koscielny. West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “As a player, I always respected honesty from a manager whatever the news. And I think I got that back from David hence why he ends up moving on to Arsenal. There were no strikes.“The day that David didn’t train was a decision that I made because we were in the middle of this where we were talking and it was quite clear which way it was going. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 2 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LIVE on talkSPORT FAREWELL LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS last_img read more

Hibs confirm Paul Heckingbottom as new head coach

first_imgThe 41-year-old spent just four months in charge at Elland Road after failing to make an impact following his arrival in February 2018.Previously, Heckingbottom made his name at Leeds’ Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, whom he guided to promotion to the Championship through the League One play-offs. Paul Heckingbottom has been named as Hibs’ new head coach.The ex-Barnsley and Leeds manager replaces Neil Lennon in the Easter Road hotseat following the Northern Irishman’s departure last month.Heckingbottom moves to Edinburgh on a three-and-a-half year deal as he returns to management after a short spell in charge of Leeds last season.Former Scotland defender Robbie Stockdale has been named as his assistant. Heckingbottom said: “It’s an honour to be named head coach of Hibernian Football Club – a club with a rich history and commitment to playing attacking football.“There is so much potential here and the club has everything going for it.“I’m looking forward to getting to work and meeting the players and staff on Thursday, before stepping up preparations for Saturday’s game against Hamilton.“I will give everything I have to be a success here. Supporters can be assured of that.”last_img read more

Conservation Officers Recover Body from Salt Creek

first_imgIndiana Department of Conservation divers recovered the body of 36-year-old Lloyd Wilson from Salt Creek, south of Oolitic this morning.An autopsy is being conducted at this time to determine a cause of death.Lawrence County police are assisting with the investigation. Lawrence County police received a call of a person struggling in the water of Salt Creek behind a residence located near the 1100 block of Lafayette Avenue in Oolitic just after 10 a.m. The caller reported hearing a splash and someone yelling ‘Help he can’t swim.’A resident at that home tried to go out to the creek to rescue the man, but wasn’t able to reach him.Conservation officers recovered Wilson’s body 10:58 a.m. in approximately 4 feet of water.Officer Jet Quillen, DNR Law Enforcement, says officers are investigating the reasoning for the victim to be in the water at this location and what events could have caused him to go under the surface of the water.Lawrence County police, Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital ambulance, Coroner Rob Herr, conservation officers and Oolitic Volunteer Fire Department assisted in the recovery.last_img read more