South Korean World Cup footballer banned over military service fakes

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Jang won an exemption by winning gold with the Taeguk Warriors at the 2014 Asian Games and submitted a document that he had completed nearly 200 hours of community service in December last year.But it was later discovered that there was heavy snow on the day that Jang claimed to have held outdoor football lessons.Jang apologized for his misconduct at the weekend and said he would carry out his community service duties after the current season.South Korea has recently hinted at a possible reform of the military service exemption programme, which critics say unfairly rewards athletes and artists for one-time achievements.Tottenham Hotspur star footballer Son Heung-min was among dozens of South Koreans who avoided being called up for military service by bringing home gold at this year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “This is to reinforce that anyone who stirs up controversy cannot join the national team,” the KFA said, adding that the tough penalty was aimed at “preventing similar cases in the future”.Jang will be permanently banned from playing for the country and fined 30 million won ($26,000) for “tarnishing the dignity” of the team, according to the association.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNearly every able-bodied South Korean man aged 18 to 28 is required to complete 21 months of military service by law, but Olympic medal winners and Asian Games gold medallists are granted a special exemption.Instead, they are required to complete basic military training of up to 60 days, as well as 544 hours of sports-related community service. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – South Korea’s national football players, defender Kim Young-gwon (R) and defender Jang Hyun-soo (L) attend a press conference at the Spartak Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 15, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP)A South Korean World Cup footballer was banned for life from the national team for submitting false documents for his military service exemption, the Korea Football Association said on Thursday.Defender Jang Hyun-soo plays for FC Tokyo and has 58 caps, including an appearance in the 2016 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NCAA title could be cherry on top of Lyceum basketball program’s turnaround Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Woman killed in Hollywood Freeway crash

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – A 32-year-old woman was killed and five others were injured when their van was rear-ended by a Bentley on the Hollywood (170) Freeway, the CHP said. The unidentified woman died about 10 p.m. Sunday when the 1994 Chevrolet van she was driving was struck from behind on the southbound Hollywood Freeway near Riverside Drive, officials said. The van swerved onto the shoulder of the freeway and into a stand of eucalyptus trees. Two of the passengers, ages 5 and 16, were ejected from the van, officials said. They and the two other passengers were transported to USC Medical Center with broken bones and other blunt-force injuries, officials said. Druda Teal Kamaii, 30, of Los Angeles, who was driving the luxury car, was not seriously hurt. Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.last_img read more

Sofapaka’s Omar keen to emulate Nzigiyimana

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka FC new signing Mousa Omar during a training session at te Eastleigh High School on January 11, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17- Newly signed Sofapaka defender Mousa Omar says he is determined to emulate the success achieved by his fellow Burundian players in the Kenyan Premier League, top of his agenda being to win the league title.Omar signed by Batoto ba Mungu from Rwandese side Busegera says he made the decision to sign for Sofapaka upon heeding advice from countryman Abdul Razak Fiston who played for the club in 2014 and 2015. “We had been with Fiston during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup and I asked for advice from him and he was the one who encouraged me to sign for Sofapaka,” the soft-spoken 20-year old said.“There are several Burundian players who have played here including Fiston, Karim (Nizigiyimana) Fwadi (Ndayisenga) and I believe I can follow in the same path for success,” he added.Omar was outstanding for Burundi in the Senior Challenge Cup where he played all the matches as The Swallows finished fourth.He is optimistic he can replicate the same level with Sofapaka and he hopes he can aid the team win the league title for the first time since their win in 2009 when they were promoted to the top flight for the first time.“Sofapaka is one of the biggest clubs in this region and when they came calling I was excited. I have enjoyed the past week training with them and I feel it is the right place. The Kenyan league is one of the toughest and hopefully it will help me improve,” the Burundian said.“My hope is that we can win the league and personally I will work hard to ensure that I get a regular starting role,” Omar said.He will add steel to the club’s backline with stiff competition expected from regulars Rodgers Aloro, Humphrey Okoti and another new signing, Jackson Saleh.However, Omar says he is not afraid of competition and will put his best to ensure he gets regular playing time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LETTERKENNY LADS GET CALL-UP FOR ULSTER RUGBY SQUAD

first_imgBrendan Kelly of Kelly’s Toyota, for his ongoing support which has helped the club develop players to this level.One Donegal rugby club is certainly getting a return for investment in their youth policy.Three Letterkenny RFC players will start for the Ulster U18 team to play Connaught in their opening intro provincial match today at 1 pm at Rainey RFC in Magherafelt.Joseph Dunleavy starts at blindside wing forward, Daniel Faulkner lines out at inside centre and Peter Scott is entrusted with the full back duties. Eunan Henry is also on the u18 development panel and was unlucky not to make the match day 23 for today.“This is a great achievement for these young players and is just reward for their dedication and hard work over the last two years” said Gordon Curley, the club’s u18 coach.LETTERKENNY LADS GET CALL-UP FOR ULSTER RUGBY SQUAD was last modified: September 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBlast_img read more

Jose’s humiliation of Jones and Bailly shocks Man United stars as Rashford is ‘blasted’

first_img Rashford is the latest target of Mourinho’s ire 2 The Rams, managed by Mourinho’s former Chelsea star Frank Lampard, secured a memorable 8-7 shootout defeat of United, and the Portuguese said after the match: “When I saw us going after the sixth, the seventh I knew we were going to be in trouble with Jones and with Eric. I knew we were going to be in trouble then.”This criticism has, according to The Sun, riled up a number of United’s other players, and it is said to have ‘had as much of a negative impact’ as Mourinho’s recent training ground bust-up with Paul Pogba, the midfielder. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Footage from a United training session on Wednesday showed a disagreement between Pogba and Mourinho. The manager appears to tell Pogba to ‘get out’ having reportedly been upset by an Instagram post sent by the France international during Derby’s victory.Furthermore, Marcus Rashford is said to have been ‘blasted’ by Mourinho over the last couple of days, due to his actions after being substituted during the 69th minute of United’s Champions League defeat of Young Boys. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? revealed changes 2 SORRY REVEALED predicted Manchester United’s players have been shocked by the treatment shown to Eric Bailly and Phil Jones by Jose Mourinho.Mourinho, the United manager, is said to have publicly ridiculed the pair in the wake of his side’s Carabao Cup third round defeat to Derby, which ended when Jones missed his spot kick in a penalty shootout. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings whoops Jones missed the decisive spot kick against Derby gameday cracker latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won tense Most read in Premier League The Daily Mail say Rashford failed to complete a full warm-down after the match despite instructions from the coaching staff, with Mourinho going on to warn the 20-year-old that he has to do what he is told.last_img read more

Maradona sent off for Mexican side as he threatens to punch opposition manager

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions latest gameday cracker REPLY BEST OF RANKED 2 Diego Maradona walks off in style after being sent off in Mexico. pic.twitter.com/1RvvxnwaIP— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 30, 2018To his credit, the former Argentina national boss has led Dorados on a spectacular run of form since taking over in September. They were struggling at the bottom of the standings, having secured just three points after six games.But Maradona helped them record seven wins, two draws and just one defeat during the rest of the season to qualify as the seventh seed for post-season play.A draw on Sunday at the Banorte Stadium in Culiacan will be enough to secure the title for Maradona. Maradona squares up to the opposition manager 2 Most Popular Football Stories Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade scrap center_img The eccentric Dorados manager celebrates after the game on Friday Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ SORRY However, the colourful character was sent off from the touchline by the referee and the fourth official for his overly eccentric behaviour.Never one to avoid controversy, Maradona refused to go quietly and even curled his first in a ball and appeared to threaten to punch opposition manager Alfonso Sosa during their touchline dispute.Eventually, the 1986 World Cup winner left the sidelines to rapturous applause from the adoring home supporters.The 58-year-old kissed the turf and clapped and laughed with the adoring supporters, beating his chest and gesticulating as he took his time to leave the pitch. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Diego Maradona was sent off whilst managing in the Mexican second division on Friday, appearing to threaten to punch the opposition manager.The Argentina legend is currently in charge of Dorados de Sinaloa and led his side to a 1-0 win over Atletico San Luis in the first leg of the play-off final. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed last_img read more

COUNCIL TO TACKLE ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT HEAD-ON

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council has agreed to spend €25,000 on speed ramps and other measures on a notorious accident blackspot in the town.A recent crash at GlencarThere have been more than 20 crashes at Glencar near Black’s Bridge with residents up-in-arms over the lack of road safety measures in the area.The concerns were raised at a recent meeting of the council which resulted in Town Engineer John McCarron carrying out a safety audit in the area. The measures include ramps at the Town side of Blacks Bridge. This flat topped ramp will also act an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing.Also to be implemented will be a temporary construction of a chicane for traffic heading into town which will manoeuvre and consequently reduce the speed of motorist.If this measure operates well a permanent chicane will be implemented.There will also be the provision of two kerbed central islands on raised mounds with flexible keep left bollards to ensure good lane positioning in addition there will also be two islands on the Trentagh side of the bends. The works will be finished off with additional signage along the accident prone road. Letterkenny Sinn Fein councillor Gerry McMonagle has welcomed the improvements to the road.“I have been lobbying the council for added safety measures to be included along this particular stretch of road for some time now”.“There have been over twenty accidents on this stretch of road over this last couple of years.“So it is welcoming news that the council’s Road Safety Audit has identified that speed was a real problem on this road and that they are now going to introduce measures to reduce the speed of motorist using the road and in doing so increase the safety of pedestrians”.   COUNCIL TO TACKLE ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT HEAD-ON was last modified: April 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accident blackspotcrashglencarLetterkenny Town Councillast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MASSIVE BLOW FOR DONEGAL AS KARL LACEY RULED OUT

first_imgCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER: Rory Gallagher will have to plan without the services of Karl Lacey following confirmation earlier today that he won’t be fit for Saturday’s clash with Galway. Donegal face Galway at Croke Park on Saturday hoping to get their quest for an All-Ireland title back on track.However, Rory Gallagher will have to make do without inspirational defender Karl Lacey. Lacey picked up an injury in the first-half of Donegal’s Ulster SFC final defeat against Monaghan and was replaced early in the second-half.He wouldn’t be out long-term but he is not available for the Galway game,” Gallagher told the Irish Times.“It’s a huge blow because he had started the Ulster final very well, scoring a point and setting up another, and was in great form.“There is slight damage to the outside of the knee but we’ve known about it since the day of the (Monaghan) game.” Gallagher also dispelled fears over an injury to Michael Murphy.Murphy was heavily strapped during the Ulster final and was ineffective during Donegal’s defeat.However, while Gallagher confirmed Murphy had a slight knee injury heading into the final – he says Murphy is now fully fit to face Galway and came through training fine.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MASSIVE BLOW FOR DONEGAL AS KARL LACEY RULED OUT was last modified: July 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAkarl laceynewsSportlast_img read more

Vipers SC sign Congolese striker

first_imgMbayo puts pen to paper at Vipers director Lawrence Mulindwa’s office on Tuesday. Courtesy.FOOTBALL — Vipers SC have acquired the services of Congolese forward Clovis Moussa Mbayo for undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.Mbayo signs from Congolese club Saint Etoi Lupopo based in Lubumbashi.Sources indicate that the player’s representatives had for some time held talks with Vipers SC technocrats. And the Kitende-based side have today confirmed that the striker has joined the club ahead of the 2017-18 season with the Congolese becoming Vipers’ fifth major signing.He follows Tadeo Lwanga from SC Villa Yayo Lutimba from Express, Tom Masiko from KCCA and youngster Steve Mukwala from Edgars Youth Academy.A powerful, pacy striker, the highly coveted Congolese moves to St Mary’s Stadium having developed a reputation as a fine finisher at Club Saint Etoi Lupopo. Skillful and with audacity to beat opposing defenders with quick feet, Mbayo is a threat in the air and also comfortable holding the ball up and linking up play, at least for those who have seen him playing.Vipers, who finished third last season, had earmarked Emmanuel Okwi as their priority target to add verve to their seemingly feeble frontline, but the eccentric striker sought for greener pastures and rejoined Tanzanian giants Simba following completion of his six-month contract with SC Villa.Mbayo is expected to partner madcap forward Tony Odur in search for goals next season.Commentslast_img read more

Donegal TD calls for support on bill to cut “rip off” insurance costs

first_imgDonegal TD Pearse Doherty has called on all parties to support Sinn Féin’s Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill, which reaches Report and Final Stages in the Dáil this afternoon (Weds). This legislation would reform insurance contracts, increase transparency and tilt the balance in favour of the consumer – according to the Sinn Fein Deputy.Speaking ahead of today’s bill, Deputy Doherty said: “Rip-off insurance costs are squeezing incomes and closing down businesses across the State. “People are wondering how their premiums can go up every year even though they haven’t even made a claim. The insurance market isn’t working for policyholders. For the past three years, the Government have done nothing to reduce insurance costs.“At the same time, companies are making massive profits while we are charged rip-off premiums. Despite the cost and number of claims going down, premiums continue to rise.“Sinn Féin wants to stamp out fraud, ban unfair pricing by insurance companies, reduce premiums and increase protections for consumers in insurance contracts.“Our Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill, which reaches Report and Final Stages of the Dáil on Wednesday, would do just that, tilting the balance in favour of the consumer. “By increasing transparency and strengthening the hand of the policyholder before, during and after the terms of their insurance contract.“This legislation would go further than the Central Bank’s new regulations this month. They required companies to provide only the last year’s premium for customers renewing their motor insurance.“This bill would require companies to inform the customer of the past 3 years of premiums paid and claims received for all non-life insurance contracts. This would increase transparency and strengthen our hands when we look for a better deal each year.“Any company that cancels a policy would have to pay the customer the outstanding balance of the premium paid and make it easier for the customer to withdraw from a contract.“It would also require a company to inform customers of any claim made against their policy, allowing them to submit their own evidence and informing them of the cost of any claim against their policy that has been settled. “The legislation would also make it harder for an insurer to wriggle out of paying valid claims on grounds that have nothing to do with the accident or loss incurred by the policyholder.“In short, this would bring huge benefits to policyholders, and I am urging all parties to stop talking about insurance and start helping policyholders by voting for this Bill.“Sinn Féin wants to take on the insurance industry and ending the rip-off. By stamping out fraud, protecting consumers, banning dual pricing and bringing down premiums. Today’s legislation is a part of that work.”Donegal TD calls for support on bill to cut “rip off” insurance costs was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:car insurancePearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more