Fundraising Regulator denies it is “running on reserves”

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Law / policy regulation Fundraising Regulator informs charities of its upcoming levy (5 October 2016)Fundraising Regulator publishes proposals on its levy registration fees (26 June 2016)The Fundraising Regulator: one year on (20 June 2017) Fundraising Regulator denies it is “running on reserves” Years two and three leviesDunmore acknowledged that the first year of the levy had experienced problems, including calculations based on information provided to the Charity Commission by charities which “all too often… has proved to be inaccurate”.He also stated that a review into the levy was underway, adding that this included “considering whether there might be advantages in moving to a statutory levy in year 3.” The review is considering whether there might be advantages in moving to a statutory levy in year 3.In refuting the claims, he reminded fundraisers and charity leaders that “ministers hold reserve powers to impose both fundraising regulation and the levy on a statutory basis.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator, has rejected reports that the Regulator is “running on reserves” due to lack of support for the fundraising levy, describing it as “speculation”.Civil Society Media yesterday reported that “Fundraising Regulator faces financial trouble as charities refuse to pay levy“, citing “a number of sources and documents”. It referred to the first round of the levy which is how the self-regulatory body is to be funded.The Fundraising Regulator has asked all charities which spent £100,000 or more on fundraising activities in the 2014-15 financial year to pay a voluntary levy. The levy was instituted following consultation with the charity sector, and was a recommendation of the Cross-Party Review on Fundraising. It is, according to the Regulator, “designed to build public confidence in fundraising by ensuring that the country’s largest charitable fundraisers play a role in the regulation of their activities.”Former Minister for Civil Society Rob expressed his disappointment at the report, reminding charities that statutory regulation could be imposed on the sector. Dunmore explained: “Our draft budget for the second year of operation is £1.8 million, revised downwards from £1.96m to reflect operational experience acquired during our first year of activity and our forecast of levy income. To date the levy has provided £1.7 million in year 1 (September 2017-August 2018) and we are confident that this will reach at least £1.8 million. The Board will take final decisions on our 2017/18 business plan and budget in July. ”He shared a summary of the current state of the levy.75% of eligible charities have paidCharities have refused to pay for a variety of reasons. Some object to paying for the regulator from donations, some object to receiving an invoice for a voluntary payment, and others believe that the levy includes charities that are too small to afford such a fee.Dunmore added that: “The majority of the UK’s largest fundraising charities and their membership bodies have supported the levy system and we appreciate their assistance. 75% of charities genuinely within the levy have paid, or are committed to paying, including all but a handful of the larger charities. That is good news.”He pointed out that those charities that had not paid, in particular the smaller charities, “will in effect be subsidised by their peers”. The Fundraising Regulator would, he said, “continue to engage with charities who have not yet paid the levy”.Public list of paying charitiesOne element of this “engagement” will be the publication, in the next few weeks, of a register of charities who have supported the levy. Advertisementcenter_img  72 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 22 June 2017 | News  71 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

SOP On Hybrid Hearing- “If Your Lordships Feel That Judges Are Above The Law, We Will Have To Take The Law In Our Hands”:SCBA President Tells SC

first_imgTop StoriesSOP On Hybrid Hearing- “If Your Lordships Feel That Judges Are Above The Law, We Will Have To Take The Law In Our Hands”:SCBA President Tells SC Mehal Jain23 March 2021 1:02 AMShare This – xOn the issue of the SOP formulated for the hybrid system of hearings, the Supreme Court on Tuesday closed the proceedings in the writ petition filed by the SCBA, noting that the matter cannot be dealt with on the judicial side of the court.The bench of Justices S. K. Kaul and R. Subhash Reddy recorded that the Coordination Committee had held meetings on February 3, February 4 and February…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn the issue of the SOP formulated for the hybrid system of hearings, the Supreme Court on Tuesday closed the proceedings in the writ petition filed by the SCBA, noting that the matter cannot be dealt with on the judicial side of the court.The bench of Justices S. K. Kaul and R. Subhash Reddy recorded that the Coordination Committee had held meetings on February 3, February 4 and February 13 which was attended by the members of the SCBA and the SCAORA, where principal item of agenda was the preparation of the SOP. After the recommendations had been received on February 10, on February 13, the various facets of a hybrid system were discussed. On March 4, the Committee considered all relevant materials, including the opinion of medical experts, and resolved that a hybrid system may commence from March 15; that the SOP was passed after detailed consultation with the SCBA and the SCAORA. All the relevant material, including the recommendations, were placed before the CJI and the SOP came to be published on March 5.The bench also noted that it was envisaged that should there be any grievances as to any part or term of the SOP, suggestions for modification of the same may be placed before the Committee. The bench further recorded the submission of SCBA President Mr. Vikas Singh that the earlier meeting with the registry did not consider the perspective of the bar and their problems. “We asked him if it is acceptable for him to made make any suggestions for modifications, which may be put up for discussion with the Registry. He submits that the SCBA wishes to discuss the matter only with the Judges Committee. There seems to be an impasse on the issue. The course suggested by the Committee is not acceptable to the bar”, said the bench in its order.”This is not a subject to be discussed under Article 32. It pertains to the administrative working of the court. We endeavoured to facilitate an interaction. It is not acceptable to the bar. We are of the view that on the judicial side, nothing further can be done. Hence, we close these proceedings”, observed the bench.”What is upsetting is that we will not even told! There was no communication at all! We were not even called for the meeting! Your Lordships had passed a judicial order, does it have no value? This is no way to go about things! This is a matter of fundamental rights for our members who are in a problem! We were not even consulted!? We tried our best to have meetings, but we were not called at all! Are we are not a stakeholder in the institution?”, Vikas Singh submitted.”If you pitch it so high, there will be complications. Is the bar to run the registry?”, remarked Justice Kaul.”What kind of justice delivery system is this? Are we not an integral part of it? Are we to beg to the Committee to hear us? We wrote to the chief Justice, there was no meeting even after that! Your Lordships said that we be given a hearing, it was not done! What kind of justice is being rendered in this country? This is really sad! “, urged Mr Singh.”Your Lordships come secured, you have the glass partitions! The problem is with us! We are not even being called to discuss? There is one registrar who is doing everything! The Committee is saying that there are technical issues, but there are no technical issue for us!”, he pressed. “As a Bar Association, do we have a right to be heard before you decide or not? Should we now take to the streets? “, continued Mr. Singh vehemently.”We don’t want to go back before the Committee! It was the registrar who gave the earlier hearing, there was no discussion. He was rude and he said that whatever SOP is to be there will be decided by the judges. It is the Judge Committee which decided, not the registry! They did not even give us an audience! They did not even hear the problems of the bar! Are we untouchables? There was a detailed letter by the President of the Bar, with the full consent of the bar! Is this how this Court dispenses justice? “, he continued.”Why are you saying ‘untouchables’?”, said Justice Reddy.”There are certain suggestions that we can make. If they are not acceptable to you, there is not much which can be done. This is a matter on the administrative side of the Court”, observed Justice Kaul.”The administration needs an overhaul! We are not ready to make suggestions to the Registrar General! There has to be an appreciation of the problems faced by the bar!…There is method by which Your Lordships come to the courtroom. Your Lordships are in a sterile room…If the Judges Committee cannot meet the representatives of the bar, there is something wrong! Then I can’t control the bar, if they choose to do a ‘gherao’ of the judges! Don’t blame me for what happens later! If they take to the streets, I am not to be blamed! The lower court bar is also there, they have been patient so far! This has never happened anywhere else in the world, that the bar is saying that there is no justice! “, argued Mr Singh.”Please issue notice! Let them file an affidavit! Let them say who were all there in the meeting, what was discussed! The Secretary General did not even tell us about the response”, went on Mr Singh aggressively.”We take it that you are not interested in suggesting any modifications to the SOP?”, asked Justice Kaul. “The SOP was formulated without me. It has to go! The new SOP can come only with our consultation! This is my stand and it will not be diluted!”, replied Mr Singh.The bench then proceeded to dictate its order.”I can’t hear Your Lordships’ order! I can’t hear anything that you are saying. This is the way the bar is treated! “, interrupted Mr Singh. “If you can’t hear, then you can’t hear. This is enough!”, stated Justice Kaul.”Please record what I am saying also, not just their stand”, Mr. Singh intervened to say. “We are only recording the minutes of the meeting! Now what you are doing is an obstruction of court proceedings!”, observed Justice Kaul.As the bench disposed off the proceedings, Mr. Singh advanced, “Your Lordships have said in several matters that an agitational path must not be adopted. But now don’t blame us for what happens. If we can’t be heard, please don’t say anything later! Even affidavits cannot be called? The Supreme Court think it is above justice? Whatever they decide is to be final? We are very sorry that the Judges Committee cannot even reach us!”As the bench took up the matters pertaining to the Delhi High Court and the district courts, Supreme Court senior advocate Mahalakshmi Pavuni sought to make an intervention on behalf of the SCBA- “We wish to have a healthy dialogue. Our President got emotional. At the previous Committee meeting, there were differences between the 21 of us. After that, not even one single meeting was attended by anyone. Our President was not present even on February 13. Your Lordships may choose the person and we are ready to have a nice dialogue. We are at the apex and the country looks up to us”, she urged.”We told Mr. Singh to not get ballistic. If a seven-judge committee chose not to hear someone, we can’t issue them a mandamus”, observed Justice Kaul.”So the registry takes a decision and the judges can’t meet us? I have no interest in meeting the judges! It is for the bar that I want to! “, argued Mr Singh, reappearing, even as Ms. Pavuni tries to calm him down. “Please, sir, please… I am sorry, Your Lordships”, she pleaded.”In today’s society, everybody is in a belligerent mood! Do what you please!”, said Justice Kaul.”Very well! We will do whatever we do now! Let’s see where we go then! If Your Lordships feel that the judges are above the law, we will have to take the law in our hands!”, declared Mr. Singh.Sr. Adv Geeta Luthra appeared and made submissions with respect to trial courts/district courts the state of affair in terms of crowd gathering and its management. The DHCBA President Sh Mohit Mathur assured Sr. Adv Geeta Luthra that she along with her other representatives would be given personal hearing on WEBEX on the issues raised. Supreme Court also observed that the issues with respect to the quasi-judicial bodies will also be dealt with by the administrative side of the High Court of Delhi.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Apple Rolling Out New Emojis for World Emoji Day

first_imgGet ready to express yourself by sending new emojis on your phone.Apple is detailing some of the 59 emojis in celebration of World Emoji Day.The big focus is on celebrating diversity with the “holding hands” emoji now capable of 75 possible combinations. There will also be a variety of disability-themed emojis like prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and a new guide dog.Animal lovers will see a sloth, orangutan, skunk and flamingo.And of course food items are being updated with a waffle, a bulb of garlic and a stick of butter.The emojis roll out this fall.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Jackson’s Hole Mixed Slopitch Champs

first_imgAll season Jackson’s Hole remained quietly close to the top of the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League. However, when playoff time came around the eventual champs put the gear in overdrive to capture its 15th Nelson Mixed Slopitch League title in the past 19 years Sunday at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.Jackson’s built up a 13-0 lead en route to a 13-3 victory over Louie’s in the A-division final.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports needed all but a few seconds to select this week’s Team of the Week winner. Jackson’s Hole team includes, back row, L-R, Justin Willans, Kent Smith, Mick Roch, Jackson Slomba and Jarred Slomba.Middle, Al Faraguna, Melanie Faraguna, Michelle Lelievre, Rachael Stewart, Luree Gould, Rob Chernenko, and coach Joe Caprilione and Tanis Bouchier- Willans. Front, Abby Bouchier- Willans, Hayley Slomba, Andrew Falcone, Cole Laughton and Mike Laughton. Missing, Lorne Wuori, Vanessa Sapatch, Jayden Roch and Adam Wheeldon.last_img read more

Leafs living through a nightmare season

first_imgNelson has lost five straight and 12 of 14 games dating back to October 31.In other words, November was a nightmare of the worst kind.And December hasn’t started out much better with four consecutive defeats.And the upcoming schedule isn’t very kind to the Leafs — in Fruitvale Friday to face the Murdoch Division-leading Nitehawks before returning home Saturday against the Osoyoos Coyotes, who just happen to lead the Okanagan Division with a 21-5-0-0-1 record.Revolving door keeps revolvingAs with any losing team there are changes.The latest to be shown the door are forwards Brendan Smith and Nick Novin.McLellan wouldn’t get into specifics, saying there were “off-ice issues” that led to the departure of the two players.Also sent packing was forward Tyler Garcia, traded, McLellan said, to a junior team in the United States.Leafs captain, Rayce Miller, is also not with the Leafs at this time.However, Miller is back home in Arizona to nurse a bad back that has been plaguing the former 27-goal scorer for most of the season.Injuries continue to haunt the LeafsMcLellan said his club is starting to see some players return to the lineup.Back on defence is Dash Thompson along with Andy Fitzpatrick on the forward line — both have been sorely missed in the lineup.However, defenceman Max Daerendinger and forward Austin Lindsay remain on the IR with Lindsay back home seeing a specialist for an injury that happened against Summerland Steam. Ever have one of those days when you wake up, get out of bed and kick the bedpost with your foot?Then bang your head into the door to the bathroom you thought was open.Walking into the kitchen you trip over the cat and drive your knee into the kitchen cabinet.When you get to work the boss gives you an ear full even before the first cup of coffee is finished.Now multiply that feeling ten-fold and you have a clear indication what life is like inside the Nelson Leafs dressing room.What could go wrong is going wrong as the once-mighty, and proud, Heritage City franchise.“Internally, we’re fine,” confessed Nelson Leafs coach and GM Dave McLellan when asked about the mood of the club.“It’s a old cliché, but I thought we were the better team the other night (in Grand Forks). We just had an untimely goal that hurt us.”“We need to get healthier,” McLellan added. “We’ve got guys coming off the shelf . . . we’ve got new guys in the lineup that don’t know our system who cost us a goal.”For those keeping score at home Nelson watched a 3-1 lead vanish faster than the lear jet in a David Copperfield magic show to Grand Forks in a 4-3 loss to the Border Bruins.What’s worse is the Leafs, which have toyed with the Bruins for years, are now on the other end of the Yo-Yo.The woes of the Green and White have been well documented.last_img read more

Stadiums all set for 2010

first_imgTamara O’ReillyRenovations to all stadiums to be used during the 2010 Fifa World Cup are on track. That’s the assurance from the board of directors of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (SALOC).On Tuesday 4 March the board announced its confidence that all stadiums will be in top shape in time for the World Cup, amid concerns over the readiness of the stadium in Port Elizabeth for the Fifa Confederations Cup in June 2009.Although there is no question about the Nelson Mandela Stadium’s readiness for the main event, a final decision on its inclusion as one of the host cities for next year’s football tournament will only be taken at the end of April.“We have sent a clear message to the host city that it must work during the next month and a half to prove categorically that it can meet the required deadlines,” said Irvin Khoza, chair of the 2010 SALOC board. “We have committed to the country and the world that we will present a world class event and we want to give all stakeholders the opportunity to put their best foot forward.”While five stadiums are undergoing renovations for the two football events, the venue in Port Elizabeth is being built from scratch. This poses a real challenge for the city’s municipality, as improvements still need to be made to the supporting infrastructure, such as roads leading to the stadium and accommodation surrounding that venue.“Port Elizabeth is still a part of the 2010 World Cup,” said CEO of the SALOC Danny Jordaan. “Worldwide, the construction period for a new stadium is between 31 and 34 months and for Port Elizabeth to have to do it in 24 months is going to be a huge challenge, which is why there needs to be close monitoring and support.”Meeting the power challengeOther issues discussed during the meeting of the board dealt with electricity provider Eskom’s role in ensuring the football event is a success.Eskom is currently feeling the strain of the country’s increased demand for electricity but it is working closely with government and other stakeholders to ensure that the electricity supply to stadiums and homes continues uninterrupted during the tournament.“The government of South Africa has also committed itself to investment in the infrastructure, logistics, communications and security that will be needed to ensure that Africa’s first Fifa World Cup is a resounding success,” the SALOC said in a statement. “This includes the provision of complete infrastructure such as lighting, electricity lines and emergency power supplies.”Meanwhile, in the the third annual survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) regarding the event, South Africans proved to be generally positive about the country’s ability to host the World Cup, and reap its benefits. The HSRC surveyed respondents in all nine provinces.“For the third consecutive year South Africans’ attitudes remain positive towards the 2010 World Cup. Comparing the 2007 data from the HSRC’s 2010 annual longitudinal survey to that of previous years, it seems that perceptions are consolidating around anticipated benefits, disadvantages, and notions of readiness,” said the HSRC.It was found that perceptions of national benefits have begun to stabilise. Similarly to the previous round, 74% of respondents perceive economic growth, job creation and putting South Africa on the international map as the three main benefits. About a third of the population indicated that they expect to personally benefit from job opportunities.Some 80% of respondents indicated that South Africa would be ready to host the World Cup in 2010 and 56% of people surveyed believed that their local authority would be able to meet the needs of 2010.Related articlesMeet 2010’s organising committeeUseful linksSouth Africa 2010Human Sciences Research CouncilEskomlast_img read more

Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career

first_img“What a better way to go out and winning two championships. For me, I think it’s the perfect time. I had a great career, no regrets, and I’m happy where I am right now. I’m just really excited to see what the future holds.”READ: Helterbrand to sign one-year extension with GinebraJayjay Helterbrand. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe 41-year-old Helterbrand admitted that he didn’t expect to reap all of these accolades when he entered the league as a direct hire in 2000.“I had no expectations on how my career was going to be. All I wanted to do was play. I didn’t think that I’ll be one of the top players of all time in the PBA and it’s amazing to win these many championships,” he said.Now considered as one of the 40 greatest players of the PBA, Helterbrand could look back on his successful career, with his last memory being the record 54,086 fans cheering in jubilation at Philippine Arena to celebrate the Gin Kings’ Game 7 conquest.ADVERTISEMENT Jayjay Helterbrand was ready to call it a career last season.But after Ginebra ended their eight-year title drought with a conquest of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup, he felt he had another year in him.ADVERTISEMENT “We won the championship and I knew we could do it again, so I stayed for another year,” he said.READ: Jayjay Helterbrand announces retirementFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the Gin Kings made sure that Helterbrand made the right decision after completing the title repeat in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, giving their longtime playmaker the rightful sendoff he deserves.“It came to life that we won again and I think this is a perfect time for me to hang it up,” said Helterbrand, who wrapped up his 17-year career with six titles with Ginebra and a Most Valuable Player award in the 2009 season. Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career572 viewsNewsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LATEST STORIES Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career PLAY LIST 01:41Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Former Lady Eagles saddened by Ateneo-Bundit drama MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Adrenaline-fueled Tenorio dedicates Finals MVP trophy to Helterbrand“It was awesome to be able to play in front of all the people who’s been there for my entire career, the people who have supported Ginebra throughout the years, and to win it for them is amazing.”However, Helterbrand said that he may have ended his playing career but that doesn’t mean that he’s step away from the game for good.“I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be around,” he promised. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Benilde stops Mapua to boost Final Four chances

first_imgPH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next AFP official booed out of forum St. Benilde Lady Blazers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBenilde strengthened its bid for a Final Four spot after stomping down Mapua in straight sets, 25-18, 25-15, 25-17, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Blazers, who still have a game left in their schedule, improved to 5-3 and tied Jose Rizal University at fourth seed as the end of the elimination round nears.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Magic use big 3rd quarter to run away from Lakers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Patria Pena, Lorraine Barias, and Katrina Racelis all had five points to lead Mapua. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, wrapped up their campaign with a 0-9 record.Benilde head coach Arnold Laniog used the game against to give exposure to some of their bench players heading into the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Our target today was to perform what we did in practice and also to improve in the areas we need to master if we want to go further,” said Laniog in Filipino. “And we gave a chance to some of our players to feel what it’s like playing in front of a crowd.”Chelsea Umali, Felicia Cui, Claire Sarmiento, and Ellaine Dolorito played significant minutes in the win but Rachel Austero and Ranya Musa led the Lady Blazers with 12 and 10 points, respectively. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Bowie gets gold, and Jamaica fails to win medal in the 100

first_imgRobredo: 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 Games “The plan was to just come out here and execute, leave it all on the track,” Bowie said. “I didn’t want to come back saying, ‘Oh, I should’ve done this. I should’ve done that.’ That for sure wasn’t the case.”Much as Bolt did the night before, Thompson moved awkwardly out of the blocks. Her 0.2 second reaction time was the worst in the field, and from there, she was never a factor in the race.Quite a stunner, given the way she’s dominated the sprint game over the past year. Since she beat the previous champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, at the Olympics last year on her way to a 100-200 double, Thompson has been virtually untouchable. She came to London on a 17-race winning streak at 100 meters and her season-best time of 10.71 was the fastest in the world by more than 0.1 second.One thing: She had been dealing with an Achilles’ injury this year and ran — and won — a race last month in training shoes, not spikes. She refused to use injuries as an excuse.“I can’t complain,” she said. “I can’t re-run that race. I have to give those girls a lot of credit. It didn’t go as I planned.”Like Bolt, Thompson won’t be running in the 200, raising the distinct possibility that the Jamaicans could get completely shut out of individual sprint gold at the worlds.But Bowie will be there. The one-time long jumper who took up the sprint game only a few years ago posted a 21.77 at the Prefontaine Classic earlier this year, which is the fastest in the world this season.First, though, some time to heal.“I’m pretty sure I’ll feel much better tomorrow,” Bowie said.DAY 3 WINNERS: Rose Chelimo and Geoffrey Kirui took the titles in the marathon doubleheader. … Tomas Walsh won the gold in shot put for New Zealand — a result that was verified after Joe Kovacs lost an appeal over his last throw. The throw would’ve been a winner but the American was ruled to have foot faulted, and the call was held up on appeal. … Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece held off Sandi Morris of the United States to claim pole vault gold. … Nafi Thiam of Belgium added a world championship gold medal in heptathlon to her Olympic title. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next United States’ Tori Bowie, right, hugs Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson after winning the Women’s 100 meters final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — The American sprinter took a mighty tumble. Nobody, however, has fallen harder than Jamaica so far at this year’s world championships.The evening after Usain Bolt’s improbable loss to a pair of U.S. runners, the world’s best sprint island watched the red, white and blue paraded around the track once again at its expense.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games She trailed Ta Lou by two paces as they headed into the last 20 meters but Bowie just kept charging. She caught Ta Lou at the end, and Bowie’s lean at the line was textbook. The photo finish actually shows Ta Lou’s foot ahead of Bowie’s, but Bowie beats her where it counts — her torso is over the line a fraction of an inch ahead of Ta Lou’s.Dafne Schippers, the 2015 world champion in the 200, took bronze in 10.96.“It’s not like there’s a training session for a lean,” said Bowie’s coach, Lance Brauman. “She did what she had to do to get to the line first. She’s scraped up and won and that’s all that really matters.”The lean was so extreme, it sent Bowie off balance and careening into Lane 8, where she landed on her left hip while the runner in that lane, Murielle Ahoure, had to slow down, then jump to avoid landing on her.Bowie stayed down for a few seconds. The “7” sticker on her left hip was torn almost completely off. She gathered herself and walked gingerly around the track for the victory lap. Afterward, she spent about an hour receiving treatment for abrasions on her shoulder, back and hip. The pain will go away. That gold is hers forever.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian boxer beats Chinese rival but doesn’t want his belt View comments National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Tori Bowie leaned over the line for her 100-meter victory, then stumbled and crashed down to the track to put the exclamation point on the second straight sprint shock of the meet. Her .01-second victory Sunday over Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was a photo-finish thriller. The fact that the defending Olympic champion and the most dominant female sprinter of 2017, Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, finished fifth was every bit as stunning.“The past few years, Jamaica has dominated,” Bowie said. “We’ve had no harsh feelings toward them, no negative thoughts. We’ve been extremely focused on ourselves. 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9 months agoLiverpool midfielder Fabinho calls out PSG over transfer talk

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho calls out PSG over transfer talkby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Fabinho has questioned PSG’s long-term interest in him.The Brazil international, who only moved to Liverpool last summer, has again been linked with a move to PSG this season.But Fabinho told L’Equipe: “I never thought of going elsewhere. I know a lot of things went out in the newspapers, but all was not true. “What’s funny is that this PSG loan story came out just before our Champions League game (1-2, November 28, 2018). “And I had already experienced a similar story the day before the final of the Coupe de la Ligue between PSG and Monaco (3-0, March 31, 2018). It’s a strange coincidence, is it not?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more