‘I hope it destroys the NCAA’: Richard Sherman, Draymond Green laud California’s pay-for-play bill

first_imgIf there was a vote for California governor this week, the incumbent would surely receive the athlete vote.Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that he had signed the “Fair Pay to Play Act”, which will allow college athletes in California to sign with agents and be paid for endorsements beginning in 2023.The law is in direct opposition to the NCAA’s model of restricting athletes’ ability to profit off their own likenesses, and college sports’ organizing body campaigned hard against the bill.T …last_img

Governor, Trinamool in war of words

first_imgWest Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar’s allegation that he was “blacked out” in media during a recent programme the State government had convened has triggered a fresh row. Mr. Dhankar said the incident was “reminiscent of the Emergency period”. The Trinamool Congress denied the allegation saying the Governor was “a publicity monger”. A major confrontation broke out between the Governor and the State government about a month back when Mr. Dhankar had entered the Jadavpur University campus to ‘rescue’ Union Minister Babul Supriyo who was encircled for about six hours.On Tuesday, Mr. Dhankar said his “heart was deeply hurt” by the treatment meted out to him. “For four hours and more I was there and [my] face was totally blacked out. This is unusual kind of censorship,” he told journalists in Kolkata.Mr. Dhankar was invited to the ‘Puja Carnival’ programme, an annual event conducted by the State government for last four years. In the carnival, a series of Durga idols are taken in a long procession to the Ganga for immersion, while the guests sit under a marquee on a platform and watch it. Thousands throng the event which is telecast live. Sources told The Hindu that the Governor, accompanied by his wife, was given a seat behind a temporary pillar. He was neither visible to the television cameras nor could he see the event properly from the spot. “I am deeply hurt and disturbed — the insult was not [only] to me [but also] to the culture of West Bengal,” he said comparing it to official censorship.“How can you black out a person holding this position after inviting him. This is unheard of. Someone called me to say the incident was reminiscent of the Emergency period,” he said. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, “It is true that other than one person [the Chief Minister], no one is given proper space in the visual media. We feel it every day. The Governor has felt it too and highlighted. ” The TMC hit back to the allegation immediately. Chief Whip in the Assembly Tapas Roy said the Governor had established that he was “a publicity monger”.“He is filled with hunger for publicity and to ensure publicity in future he is doing this [and thus] has humiliated his position and himself,” said Mr. Roy. The incident is another example that the Governor and the State government are on a collision course, which according to observers will only lower the Centre-State relationship thus affecting the functioning of the government.last_img read more

Azkals foes bolster their buildup

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? China also revs up its preparation as coach Marcello Lippi’s side was due in Qatar last Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “There’s a high level of commitment required if we are to succeed at Asian and World Cup level,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami, referring to the preparations of other teams in Group D for the tournament at United Arab Emirates. “It takes a lot of sacrifices.”The Azkals, who are slated to arrive in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 27 for training camp, only have one friendly match remaining in their schedule as they face Vietnam on New Year’s eve in Doha.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Vietnamese beat the Azkals in their last two meetings in the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals recently both via 2-1 scorelines.Korea, which lost to Australia in the finals of the tournament in 2015, just wrapped up training camp in Ulsan with Portuguese coach Paulo Bento’s side set to fly to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue The Philippines’ opponents in the AFC Asian Cup are already stepping up their buildup for the continental tournament with training camps and friendly matches against top caliber sides before the end of the year.The Azkals, meanwhile, are on a two-week break following a gruelling AFF Suzuki Cup campaign that ended in a semifinal defeat to Vietnam on Dec. 6.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIES Fronda, De Guzman best Pinoy finishers SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Pimicikamak Cree begin mediation to end hydro dam occupation

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe occupation of a hydro dam in northern Manitoba continues.The Pimicikamak Cree met with a provincial mediator in Cross Lake Thursday.It’s seen a major set toward solving the long-standing dispute.But not everyone attended the meeting.APTN’s Tim Fontaine has the story.last_img

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