Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men’s short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)MOSCOW — Kazakh media say a suspect has been detained in relation to the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten, and that another has been identified.Citing Almaty Prosecutor Berik Zhuirektayev, the Kazinform agency said the suspect was detained Friday and “confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PLAY LIST 02:12SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? He added that the identity of another suspect has been determined and that a photo has been released.Ten, 25, was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty. He died in hospital of massive blood loss from multiple wounds, Kazinform said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Prosecutors are treating his death as murder.Ten’s bronze in Sochi in 2014 made him Kazakhstan’s first Olympic medalist in figure skating. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Maker disagrees with his 3-game Fiba ban: ‘I tried to break up a conflict’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

The ‘Miracle Man’ Returns as Coach, But can he make a difference?

first_imgAs the Ebola Virus Disease continues to decline in the country and the normal activities get underway, it makes sense for the Liberia Football Association to put in place important measures to rebuild the national soccer teams of Liberia.The decision by the LFA to appoint ex-celebrated star James Debbah (Salinsa) as the head coach to rebuild the senior national team suggests interesting dimension in the development of players for the national team.Though other former national team players, including Thomas Kojo, Kervin Sebwe and Christopher Wleh received appointments, the FA did not announce how much these men would be paid. Have these newly appointed coaches handled a club for a competition?On his facebook account, the former celebrated player, and Miracle Man, Debbah noted that he is coming to the national team, not as a ‘messiah’ to save Liberian football, but rather as someone to impart discipline to his would-be charges.Truth be told, Debbah knows that Liberian soccer was having many problems, including players and administrative discipline before the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease.Indiscipline was rife among players and administrators. For instance, due to the Liberian government’s apparent lack of interest in developing a good national team, critical funds are always not available. The failure to provide needed funds to get better results shows indiscipline of the owners of the team that can work against any determined coach; please ask Coaches Kaetu Smith, Thomas Kojo and Frank Jericho Nagbe about their experiences with the LFA and Youth & Sports.There are instances where players and officials travel on national assignments without per diems. Lone Star’s recent friendly trip to Equatorial Guinea and Junior Lone Star’s CAF return-leg trip to Abidjan are cases in point.At the time of writing, jerseys and other materials belonging to Jr. Lone Star are sitting somewhere in New Kru Town, since they were seized by the players. Their contention was and is that per diems promised them must be paid before the materials are returned to the LFA.Debbah should also understand that the failure of previous coaches, including J. Kaetu Smith, Frank Jericho Nagbe and Thomas Kojo as national coaches were not because they did not know their job. With all due respect Smith, Kojo and Nagbe possessed CAF recognized credentials.It would also be important for Debbah to investigate why those coaches could not make a difference. Interestingly Kojo and even Kervin Sebwe are part of the current appointed coaches and therefore they should tell him why things never worked on the coaching side as well as on the administrative side.Coach Kaetu Smith, without argument is one of the most disciplined coaches Liberia can boast of. Why, then did he not achieve much progress? It would be a wise decision for Debbah to talk to him.Since Debbah has consistently stressed that he would bring discipline to the team, how much discipline can we find in his character?  “Debbah is a changed man,” a friend who knows him well told the Daily Observer, “he has outgrown the things he did when he was young and actively playing in Liberia.”  Ok. But what are his credentials for such an important job? How much is the LFA prepared to pay him? Will his appointment benefits include a car and a residence? In a subsequent examination, we’ll find out how much discipline Coach Debbah has gained for himself to be able to give players that would be under him. While playing professional is one thing, to coach others is a different science altogether that only those who have prepared, are sure to make the difference that Liberian football is crying for and Coach Debbah has promised to deliver.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

COUNCIL SAYS IT IS READY FOR WINTER AS WEATHER WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED

first_imgCouncil staff help Lord Mayor Frank McBrearty launch the new winter weather websiteDonegal County Council is ready for winter it announced as it launched its new winter weather website www.donegalcocowinterweather.ieA council spokesman revealed they now have 7,500 tonnes of salt locked away at locations across the county for the council’s fleet of 21 gritters and snowploughs which will be manned by up to 80 staff.Launching the ambitious new website, executive engineer Brian Burke said it was the first step to keeping the public informed of weather patterns and how to cope with them. However he stressed the responsibility of interacting with the weather including driving was ultimately with the public.At the launch of the winter weather programme for Donegal County Council“This is a major step forward in helping the public to interact with Donegal County Council when it comes to weather issue.“Donegal is a diverse county and this website will hopefully keep all sections of the public up to date with how the council is reacting to changing weather patterns,” he said.As well as full information on road and driving conditions, locations and availability of salt and grit, the council has gone completely interactive. Live cameras have also been set up at weather stations in Killygordon, Bundoran, Gaoth Dobhair, An Grianan and Lough Mourne (the Gap).“We have also linked into live camera station on the Glenshane Pass and the Foyle Bridge for people using those routes travelling to Belfast or to airports in Northern Ireland as many do,” said Brian Burke.Lord Mayor Frank McBrearty welcomed the new website and said it was a major step forward for the council in keeping up with the trends of social media.The council also hopes to continue using the website outside of the winters months to highlight flooding, roadworks and other areas which may obstruct the public.“It is very early days and the one thing we want form the public is feedback. If they feel we can add something, then we will listen. “The website is for the public’s use and the more feedback we get, then the greater tool it can become,” added Mr Burke.John McLaughlin, Diretor of Roads and Transportation with DCC welcomed the new website also.“It provides important information for al road users and local and national media outlets and I would encourage people to follow us on @roadsDCC or @donegalcouncil or on the council’s Facebook page,” he said.COUNCIL SAYS IT IS READY FOR WINTER AS WEATHER WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED was last modified: November 30th, 2012 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:camerasengineer Brian BurkegrittersLord Mayor Frank McBreartywinter weather websitelast_img read more