Egypt’s retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

first_imgThe Brotherhood emerged as the country’s dominant political force after Egypt’s 2011 Arab Spring uprising but was later purged in 2013, when the army, led by general-turned-president Abdel Fattah el-Sissi overthrew Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first freely elected but divisive president.Aboutrika played for Cairo’s Al-Ahly club and was central to two of Egypt’s three straight African Cup of Nations titles in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Those triumphs made Egypt Africa’s most successful team with a record seven titles.Aboutrika was dubbed “Prince of Hearts” and “The Magician” by his soccer fans.But he also openly sympathized with the Brotherhood and publicly endorsed Morsi in his successful presidential run in 2012, a year after the overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.Egyptian pro-government media now refer to Aboutrika as a traitor but he still enjoys huge support from his soccer fans in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Aboutrika, who has lived since his 2013 soccer retirement in exile in Qatar, where he works as a sports analyst for the beIN sports network, could not be reached for comment.Under the law, the verdict can be appealed and if Aboutrika returns to Egypt, he would have to stand a new trial.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 ChrissThe court said Aboutrika failed to pay 710,000 Egyptian pounds — about $39,500 — in taxes on income from advertising deals with carbonated drink and telecommunications companies in 2008 and 2009.Egypt froze Aboutrika’s assets in 2015 and placed him on a no-fly list in 2017 over allegations of links to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, which authorities have labelled a terrorist organization. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Child kickboxing debated in Thailand after 13-year-old dies View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Aboutrika has repeatedly denied ever funding the Islamists, who have been the main target of a fierce government crackdown on dissent led by current President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2012 file photo, Al-Ahly SC’s Mohamed Aboutrika celebrates after scoring a goal against Sanfrecce Hiroshima during their quarterfinal at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Toyota, Japan. On Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, an Egyptian court sentenced Aboutrika, one of the country’s greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country’s greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended.The verdict, handed down on Monday by the Cairo misdemeanor court, was delivered in absentia.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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LBSU NOTEBOOK: Men’s golf heads north for a pair

first_img Canned food drive The Student-Athlete Advisory Council will hold a canned food drive on Tuesday at George Allen Field in conjunction with the 49ers women’s soccer game against the University of Idaho. Kickoff is 3 p.m. and anyone who brings canned food will get into the game for free. All foods will be donated to the Catholic Charities in Long Beach for families in the Long Beach community. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hall of Fame dinner The 20th annual Long Beach State Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on Oct. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. For reservations, please contact the 49er Athletic Association at (562) 985-4662. Tip-Off dinner Reservations are being accepted for the 2005 men’s basketball Tip-Off Dinner, sponsored by the Sixth Man Boosters. The event will be held on Nov. 6 at The Grand in Long Beach. For reservations, or questions, contact the 49er Athletic Association at (562) 985-4662. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The 49er men’s golf team will be competing this weekend at the Fresno Lexus Bulldog Classic on Saturday and Sunday at the San Joaquin Country Club. This is the 49ers’ third tournament of the fall, as they finished fifth at the Northwest Collegiate Classic and tied for third at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational. The 49ers are currently ranked No. 75 in the country in the latest Golfweek rankings. Torres passes away Former assistant baseball coach Dave Torres passed away on Oct. 7 of cancer of the esophagus. Torres was an assistant coach at LBSU for seven years (1981-88) under coach John Gonsalves. Torres served as the 49ers hitting coach. last_img read more

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Donegal volunteers to join over 700 in support of Make-A-Wish Ireland

first_imgVolunteers from Donegal will join over more than 700 volunteers nationwide to support the annual fundraising campaign of Make-A-Wish Ireland, the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. On March 29, the annual fundraising event will see volunteers bag packing in more than 65 Tesco supermarkets nationwide and collecting donations on streets around the country as well as hosting other support events to raise much-needed funds for the charity.Recent research shows that children who have wishes granted are more likely to build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a serious illness. This improves their quality of life and produces better health outcomes.Susan O’Dwyer, Make-A-Wish Ireland CEO, said: “Wish Day is a day where we can all help make wishes come true for children living with life-threatening illnesses.“We are hugely dependent on the generosity of the Irish public. Make-A-Wish has granted more than 2,400 wishes for Irish children since 1992 which would not be possible without the help of men, women and children around Ireland.” Donegal volunteers to join over 700 in support of Make-A-Wish Ireland was last modified: March 24th, 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:Make A Wish Irelandlast_img read more

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Warriors 115, Lakers 101: DeMarcus Cousins’ dunk adds spice to game without LeBron James

first_imgOAKLAND — After planting his right foot, DeMarcus Cousins leaped as powerful and high as his 6-foot-11, 270-pound frame would allow him. Then, the Warriors center towered over Lakers second-year forward Kyle Kuzma.Finally, the Warriors’ fans had something to cheer about in a game that previously lacked energy. Finally, Cousins’ teammates had something to make them play harder. So, Cousins could not help but stare down Kuzma after the vicious slam.The Warriors considered that play midway …last_img read more

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U2U corn nitrogen management tool updated

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Purdue University-based Useful to Usable climate initiative is taking some of the guesswork out of crop nitrogen management for more farmers by expanding its Corn Split N tool to include all Corn Belt states.The free tool helps farmers and advisers manage the application of in-field nitrogen to maximize crop yields and minimize environmental damage. Efficient nitrogen management is critical for earning a profit in present economic conditions, said Ray Massey, Extension professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Missouri, a partner in the initiative known as U2U.“Studies indicate that Split N applications to corn can improve profitability as well as increase risk,” Massey said. “The Corn Split N tool helps farmers understand and manage the risk of Split N applications.”Corn Split N integrates historical data on weather and fieldwork conditions with economic considerations to determine the feasibility and profitability of completing a post-planting nitrogen application for corn production.“U2U has combined corn yield response data from Extension crop fertility specialists together with statistical modeling of days suitable for fieldwork to expand the Split N tool to cover seven new states,” said Ben Gramig, associate professor of agricultural and resource economics at Purdue.Farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio and Michigan can get customized results based on their planting and fertilization schedule, local costs and available equipment.The tool also has a summarized fieldwork table and crop calendar so farmers can see how schedule adjustments might affect their ability to fertilize on time. Accumulations of growing degree days, or GDDs, and associated corn growth beyond the current day are estimates based on the historical 30-year average GDD accumulation for a user-selected location.Corn Split N is part of the U2U suite of online tools that help farmers and agricultural advisers manage increasingly variable weather and climate conditions across the Corn Belt. U2U provides historical climate data that helps purchasing, marketing and activity planning throughout the growing cycle.To access the expanded Corn Split N tool, go to www.AgClimate4u.org.Useful to Usable is a research and Extension project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, composed of 50 faculty, staff and students from nine U.S. universities with expertise in applied climatology, crop modeling, agronomy, cyber technology, agricultural economics and other social sciences.last_img read more

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Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri voted best player of I-League

first_imgBengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri, who scored seven goals in the just-concluded edition of the I-League football tournament, has won the most coveted Hero of the League award, it was announced on Tuesday.Mohun Bagan’s Debjit Majumder, with eight clean sheets, won the Best goalkeeper award of this season.Bagan’s Anas Edathodika, who recently made his international debut, edged others to win the ‘Jarnail Singh Best Defender’ of the league award while Alfred Kemah Jaryan of Aizawl FC was adjudged as the Best Midfielder.There was very little competition for the Best Striker award as Aser Pierrick Dipanda Dicka of Shillong Lajong grabbed the award, thanks to his tally of 11 goals in 18 matches.’Best Emerging Player of Hero I-League’ award was inducted by the AIFF this season to encourage the youngsters and it was Jerry Lalrinzuala (DSK Shivajians), who grabbed the award this season.Khalid Jamil, who mentored Aizawl FC to their historic I-League victory, was bestowed with the ‘Syed Abdul Rahim Best Coach Award’.Meanwhile, Churchill Brothers FC Goa, who made a comeback to the fray after a hiatus, won the ‘Fairplay Award’ of Hero I-League 2016-17.DSK Shivajians FC and Bengaluru FC shared the ‘Best Organiser Award’ this season on the basis of points awarded by the respective AIFF Match Commissioners.last_img read more

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‘Great Khali’ plans to hold Intenational event in Jammu

first_imgJammu, Sept 23 (PTI) Dalip Singh Rana, better known as Great Khali Sunday revealed his plans to hold an international event in Jammu to wean away state’s youth from drug addiction and stone pelting, channelising their energy in sporting activities. The WWE superstar said the youth of Jammu and Kashmir have the passion and need proper platform to express themselves. “I will work to provide them the required opportunity so that they can focus on sports and earn a name for themselves, for the state and the nation. I am planning to organise a big international level competition in Jammu in near future and to make it possible, I will try to meet the state Governor (Satya Pal Malik),” Khali told reporters here.  He said focus on sports is a must to divert the attention of the youth from drugs and wrong path which they have chosen for themselves.  He asked youth including the residents of Kashmir valley to join his Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CWE) Academy in Jalandhar and promised to open its branch in Jammu with the passage of the time for them.  Unlike Haryana and Punjab, Khali said the craze for sports among the youth in the state is missing.  “The proper platform was never provided to the youth, who got inclined towards drugs and wrong path. My endeavour will be to set them on the right path,” he said.  He said a big competition would help change the mind of the youth. “We have a lot of talent here. If a proper platform is given to them, I am sure they will win lot of fame and medals for the state and the nation as well.”advertisement Khali was here on the invitation of his friend, a police officer, to join the birth anniversary celebrations of Maharaja Hari Singh, the last Dogra ruler of the state.  He advised the youth to shun stone-pelting and sloganeering and concentrate on sports and their businesses. “Politicians will only exploit you for nothing. You are only going to harm yourself and your families.” PTI TAS  KHSKHSlast_img read more

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