Golf star Thorbjorn Olesen accused of sexual assault on flight

first_imgBenefits of township living “These are very serious and deeply troubling allegations,” the tour said in a statement. “Even though he is not a member of the PGA Tour, a claim of this magnitude is something we take very seriously. We are in close contact with our counterparts at the European Tour.”The PGA Tour said it would not comment further until it gets additional information.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Olesen played in the World Golf Championships event in Memphis, Tennessee, where he tied for 27th. The 29-year-old Dane has five European Tour victories and made his Ryder Cup debut last year by going 1-1, beating Jordan Spieth in singles as Europe won.The PGA Tour said in a statement it was aware of the arrest, calling the allegations “deeply troubling.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOlesen’s agent at Hambric Sports Group in Europe, Rory Flanagan, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.Olesen allegedly got into an argument with other passengers in first class. He also is alleged to have urinated in the aisle. The Sun reported that Ian Poulter, who also played the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, was on the flight and tried to calm the situation.Poulter’s agent, Paul Dunkley, told The Sun that Poulter helped calm a “slightly intoxicated” passenger and then went to sleep “and the first he knew of anything else was when the police were waiting at Heathrow.”Police said he was taken into custody and released under investigation.The European Tour does not have a tournament until the Czech Masters from Aug. 15-18. Olesen, who is No. 62 in the world, is not a PGA Tour member and ineligible for any tournaments during the final month of the U.S. season.Olesen, who was a PGA Tour member in 2013-14, received a foreign exemption to the AT&T Byron Nelson this year. He qualified for two other regular PGA Tour events.ADVERTISEMENT Thorbjorn Olesen, of Denmark, lines up a putt on the sixth green during the second round of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)LONDON — Police arrested Ryder Cup player Thorbjorn Olesen on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female passenger while she was asleep on a flight to London, intoxication and failing to comply with the orders from the airline crew, British newspapers reported Thursday.The Sun and The Independent cited Metropolitan Police as saying a 29-year-old was arrested when the British Airways flight landed Monday at Heathrow.ADVERTISEMENT Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted 4 players banned for life by Asian Football Confederation MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm 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 Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Ginebra braces for tough road game as PBA Finals goes to Lucena

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Newsome, Meralco look to do better job of shutting down Brownlee ‘People evacuated on their own’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ “It’s always tough, the travel and the conditions are always difficult,” said Cone of Friday’s battle at Quezon Convention Center.  “There’s obviously a give-and-take.”“The bus ride is tough. Not sleeping on your own bed is tough. Not getting your regular routines or the food that you normally [get] is tough,” said Cone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4But if there’s anything 21 championships and two rare Grand Slam should teach Cone, it’s sifting through circumstances and identifying what could be beneficial for the team.“[T]here’s a real sense of togetherness when you go out of town,” he said. More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Ginebra coach Tim Cone during the PBA Governors’ Cup FInals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone heaved a sigh of relief after the Gin Kings pulled through against a hard-fighting Meralco side, 91-87, Tuesday night at Araneta Coliseum.But that’s just the beginning as Ginebra now braces for a road game in Lucena City for Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, which poses a different kind of challenge.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas “You’re on the road together and you’re in the hotel together, and because everybody’s nearby, it’s easy to call them together and do video work.”Cone hopes to utilize that going into battle set 7 p.m. as the Gin Kings shoot for a 2-0 lead over the Bolts, who they narrowly beat in the past two meetings for the crown.It couldn’t be more fitting for Cone as he also expects this race to deliver more of the nip-and-tuck action it showcased in the curtain-raiser.“Fans want to see a good series? They’re gonna a good series,” said Cone. “Like I said, I think it’s just a taste of what we’re gonna see for the next six games.”ADVERTISEMENT US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOST READ Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall View commentslast_img read more

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Stop denigrating the reputation of others

first_imgDear Editor,In other sections of the media, Tacuma Ogunseye attacked Dr Jagan’s character with unsubstantiated claims. I believe Tacuma is mixing up Jagan’s offers (Prime Ministerial, Finance, Planning all of which were declined) or deliberately obfuscating issues to denigrate characters.Tacuma wrote that he was privy to “the report” (pertaining to Tacuma’s claimed withdrawal of a Ministerial offer to Dr Clive Thomas) from the WPA delegation that met Dr Roger Luncheon. It is not known when this meeting took place or the report given. Tacuma is now stating unambiguously that there was in fact “no written report” and presumably no memo from Luncheon. It is therefore, nearly impossible, to verify if and when a Ministerial offer (which one) was withdrawn.  The timeline of the “withdrawal of the offer” is critical. Thomas and the WPA declined three offers (Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Planning Minister). Jagan could not wait forever for Dr. Thomas to make up his mind on any one of them; he had to move on at some point in time. Thus, a withdrawn offer could be justified. It is not clear if WPA declined the Jagan’s offers because the WPA had rejected Jagan as the PCD Presidential nominee claiming Africans would not vote for him; WPA also rejected Jagan’s compromise for Roger Luncheon or Bishop Randolph George to be the Presidential candidate.Tacuma claims that President Jagan withdrew the offer of a Ministry to Clive “after the ruling PPP obtained a majority of seats in parliament with the help of the WPA”. There was no connection between the Thomas Ministerial offer and support to win two NCLDO seats – nothing to do with political arithmetic – this is an erroneous allegation not supported by evidence.It is deceptive to claim that “after Jagan got his political arithmetic (meaning a parliamentary majority), he withdrew the Ministerial offer to Thomas”. Manzoor Nadir and TUF were not offered a cabinet berth for their support.  So contrary to what Tacuma alleges, the Ministerial offer to Clive was not for Jagan to obtain a parliamentary majority. Offers were made to Clive and WPA long before the 1992 elections and right after and all were rejected. Is there a hidden motif from Tacuma? The Planning Ministry remained on the table for months.Dr. Thomas “re-declined” the offer around February 1993 when I visited him at UG. Surely, Tacuma did (does) not expect the Thomas offer to remain for eternity. Jagan must have felt compelled to move on.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is now a colleague of Tacuma in government, was Information Minister at the time. Nagamootoo and Moses Bhagan as well as Wazir Mohammed could also help to clarify the timeline of any withdrawal of a position and which one.Tacuma interpreted my magnanimous act (to promote multi-party governance in seeking to get WPA to join the PPP administration) as a defense of the PPP. His shortsightedness causes him to fail to see my involvement as promoting multi-racial governance and power sharing, which he had once advocated but has now shunned.Tacuma  incorrectly restated what I penned regarding my relationship with Jagan.  I never penned that PPP elements conveyed politically sensitive information to me. What I stated was Dr Jagan (not the PPP or its elements) asked me to speak with Thomas to accept various offers (PM, Finance, Planning).On Tacuma’s machination and parsing of language regarding his allegation of “my defense of the PPP”, what I penned was having won free and fair elections, I defended PPP’s right to rule when there was an onslaught of racially tinged violence against it. Tacuma, if he believes in democracy, should have done the same. And “my defense” was in the context of violent elements that sought to overturn the will of the electorate right after democratic elections. The PNC never won a free and fair election; but had it won a democratic election, I would also have defended its right to govern.Tacuma says “it is exploiting the ethnic card” and “defending the PPP” when writing “there were individuals who threatened … violence against the PPP”. How can those conclusions be logically formed? Was there not violence against the PPP administration?My advice to Tacuma is to stop denigrating the reputation of others or discrediting Jagan with false information by loosely engaging in polemics and defending the indefensible.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

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Ronald de Boer: Premier League still the best despite recent struggles in Europe

first_imgFormer Barcelona midfielder Ronald de Boer claims the Premier League is still the best football league in the world, despite English clubs’ recent struggles in Europe.Barca once again showed their class on Tuesday night as they left Arsenal’s hopes of reaching the quarter-finals in this season’s Champions League hanging by a thread with a 2-0 away win at the Emirates Stadium, with Lionel Messi scoring both goals.Premier League sides used to have a consistent presence in the latter stages of Europe’s top competition, but they have struggled to compete in recent seasons, with Chelsea’s 2012 victory the last time an English club made it to the final.The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have dominated Europe in their place, while the English top flight has faced criticism for teams’ lack of consistency and unpredictability of results.But, according to De Boer, it’s that excitement and level of competitiveness which sets the Premier League apart from the Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A.“If you look at just at the teams, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are probably the best in the world,” De Boer told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“But the Premier League is the most attractive and exciting league in the world.“The German league and the Spanish league, you can’t compare them with the English league. There is a tendency to just look at the teams and not the whole picture. But you have to ask the question; what is more important?“I think a league which is so exciting, like the Premier League, is more important than just one team winning the league already in February. Like Bayern in Germany or PSG in France. That’s not really interesting.“If you just look at these top teams, they have a group of players who can beat everybody and are very exciting to watch. But when I watch the Spanish league, for example, I only want to watch Barcelona and Real Madrid, and that’s it.“In England there are eight or nine big teams but you always see a spectacle, no matter who they are playing. And that’s a huge difference.” Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez takes on Barcelona full-back Dani Alves at the Emirates 1last_img read more

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Arsenal transfer latest: Hannover 96 eager for Per Mertesacker return

first_imgHannover 96 sporting director Martin Bader has admitted the club would love to re-sign Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker.The German is currently out of action through injury and he is yet to be offered a new contract – even though his present deal expires at the end of the season.That would mean the 32-year-old could leave on a free next summer and Hannover, who first signed Mertesacker when he was 11, are open to bringing the defender back to his boyhood club.“Everybody knows what Hannover means to Per. Maybe we can make him enthusiastic about a return,” Bader told Bild.“But re-signing Mertesacker is not our main priority at the moment. We are playing in the second division right now and he is Arsenal’s captain.“A lot of things will have to happen in order to make a return a realistic option. First of all, Hannover will have to return to the Bundesliga.“A transfer is still far away now and it seems like a crazy thing to even discuss it. But anything can happen in football.” Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker 1last_img read more

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School vandals waste $20,300

first_imgAll the rooms except the computer lab were also ransacked. Contents of file cabinets, other cabinets and desks were scattered about the rooms, according to the sheriff’s report. Paint was splattered on walls, carpet, ceilings, desks and computers in two rooms, and fire extinguishers were emptied onto contents of three other rooms. In one room, the word “slob” was written on a table in paint. That derogatory slang word is often aimed at a member of the Bloods street gang, the report says. Three desktop computers were torn apart and possibly had components stolen from them. In another room, a television had been knocked off its stand, and its case was cracked. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Piute Middle School is on a year-round schedule, and classes began on July 10. There already was some disarray on campus from modernization construction. The break-in is believed to have occurred sometime between Friday night and Sunday morning at the campus in the 400 block of East Avenue H-11, a sheriff’s report says. A school employee who came into work Sunday discovered the damage and called sheriff’s deputies. She at first noticed the window to the computer lab was smashed and then checked other classrooms and found more broken windows. The employee looked into the classrooms and saw that they had been ransacked and vandalized, authorities said. From one classroom, the intruders also stole snack boxes containing CornNuts, Snickers and Skittles; four bottles of Gatorade; a bag of candy; four calculators; and three laptop computer bags, with a total value of $209. LANCASTER – Vandals broke into Piute Middle School over the weekend and smashed windows in 10 classrooms and a computer lab, splattered paint, damaged classroom equipment and emptied fire extinguishers, causing an estimated $20,300 in damage. Lancaster School District officials said they will meet with sheriff’s deputies to talk about increasing after-school patrols at the campus, which has been previously hit by burglars. “We have had a number of break-ins at the site, but those have all been theft. We haven’t had this kind of vandalism,” said Scott Smith, director of pupil safety and attendance. “It certainly causes a morale problem. And there’s a logistical problem with not being able to use those classrooms. They’ve got their hands full. They had to utilize other space that is not normally used for classrooms,” Smith said. last_img read more

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Watch Rio Ferdinand do crazy early morning workout with 50kg weights on his back

first_img The former England centre-back announced his switch of sports in September Rio Ferdinand has stepped up his intense training regime as he hopes to make his professional boxing debut early this year. The former West Ham, Leeds, Manchester United and QPR player was very chipper before doing the gruelling exercise. But as you can see he was far from chipper a matter of seconds later as Ferdinand completed ten press-ups with 50kg weights on his back.Some have written off Ferdinand’s desire to switch sports as a publicity stunt but this video proves he is taking things very seriously. Watch the video below… 1last_img

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Tottenham provide update on how long they expect Hugo Lloris to be out for

first_img Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son update rookie error stalemate Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 2 statement The World Cup-winning goalkeeper fell awkwardly after failing to collect a cross, which allowed fellow Frenchman Neal Maupay to open the scoring.Spurs confirmed the injury later that evening but had not put a timescale on a possible return.However, following more tests, it was confirmed the 32-year-old is expected to miss the remainder of 2019.A club statement read: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is not expected to feature for the rest of 2019 after dislocating his elbow at the weekend, the Premier League club have announced.However, the captain will not require surgery for the injury he sustained during Spurs’ 3-0 defeat at Brighton last weekend. appointed Deschamps told a press conference: “He has had tests. It is difficult to say how long he will be out, I am not a medical specialist.“As far as we (France) are concerned, he obviously will not be with us for this camp, nor the next one.“Processes will be put in place for his rehabilitation. We are talking several weeks, indeed several months.“He will not return to the pitch in 2019, that’s almost certain.” Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week…Bolton vs Blackpool (Monday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Grimsby (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 latest LIVE on talkSPORT Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff center_img “The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our club captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.“Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”Speaking shortly before Tottenham’s announcement, France boss Didier Deschamps issued a similar prognosis.Lloris, captain of both his club and his country, would have joined up with Les Bleus for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey but now misses out. AFP or licensors Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti AFP or licensors targets 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Lloris’ injury is the latest setback in what has been a bad season for Spurs so far on target It is understood Lloris was given morphine after sustaining the nasty injury Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Deschamps admits France will be missing a ‘very important’ player but has backed the likes of Alphonse Areola, Steve Mandanda and Mike Maignan to shine in Lloris’ absence.He added: “It’s hard to quantify but he is a very important player – it’s a loss for us.“But we have played without him before, even if he has not had a long-term injury like this before in his career.“Other players will take over to allow the team to continue to perform.”last_img read more

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Peter Lawwell: Barton agent told me he would prefer Celtic move

first_img“I remember it well, we had just announced Brendan as our new manager and I was with our company secretary in London at the time. “An agent called me saying that Joey was going to sign for Rangers but he would really prefer to come to Celtic and were we interested in signing him, but it wasn’t something we wanted to pursue.“These things happen to players sometimes in football, but needless to say we wish Joey well at his new club.”Barton signed for Rangers in May but has since been involved in several controversial incidents. The midfielder is currently suspended by his club after a training ground bust-up and is under investigation by the Scottish FA over an alleged breach of strict gambling rules. Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has said that an agent approached him saying Joey Barton wanted to sign for the Scottish champions but that there was no interest from his side.In an interview to promote his new autobiography, Rangers midfielder Barton has claimed that Celtic wanted to sign him after the Ibrox club’s interest became public. The player said he was approached by an agent acting on Lawwell’s behalf but had already given Rangers a commitment to sign.However, the Celtic chief has issued a statement denying interest, saying instead that an agent had approached him and told him that Barton was keen to move to Rangers’ city rivals instead of penning a deal at Ibrox.“I think Joey’s been had by a bit of a matchmaker here,” Lawwell said.last_img read more

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