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Carter launches CAS appeal

first_imgEMBATTLED Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has officially filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after retrospectively being found guilty of committing a doping offence at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.After receiving a ruling in January of this year, which showed that the sprinter’s retested samples returned traces of the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, Carter was given 21 days to file an appeal.On Wednesday Carter’s lawyer, who had confirmed that the sprinter was strongly considering the possibility of an appeal, confirmed that the documents had now been filed to the CAS.Carter, along with the rest of the Jamaica 4x100m relay team which consisted of Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt, was stripped of his Olympic gold medal following the findings of the retest.The sixth-fastest 100m runner of all-time with a clocking of 9.78 seconds, Carter ran the opening leg of the Olympic 4x100m final in Beijing as Jamaica stormed to victory in a then world record 37.10 seconds.The athlete recently returned to action after being given clearance by the IAAF to compete, while the process of his appeal was pending.last_img read more

Man Utd will not sign Kane as he is ‘more likely to move abroad’, says Ince

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED will not sign Harry Kane as he will likely move abroad, according to Paul Ince.The Red Devils have been linked with the Tottenham striker for months but ex-United midfielder Ince thinks he will look further afield in pursuit of a “new challenge”.3 Harry Kane is more likely to move abroad than move to Man Utd, according to Paul Ince3 Ince thinks the England ace looks like he is ready for a new challengeCredit: PA:Press AssociationKane looks set to return from a hamstring injury against United in the first Premier League game back after coronavirus.But Ince thinks it is unlikely he will be lining up for the Red Devils any time soon.He told Paddy Power: “I cannot see Kane to Man Utd happening. I can see him going, yes, and wanting to leave Tottenham, but not to join United.”What people are forgetting is that United have got Marcus Rashford up front.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United news”He’s always wanted to play up front, but what you need to remember is he can also play off the left-hand side, as we’ve seen from plenty of his goals this season.”Plus, between him and Anthony Martial, Kane coming in would also bring some competition to the side.”There’s always been a sense of competition at United, and it would be nice to see that back again, players fighting for their places.”So if you’re looking at Rashford left, Kane centre and Jadon Sancho on the right, it sounds pretty nice doesn’t it?”But it probably sounds like a dream for a reason, it is a dream.”Former United and Spurs hitman Dimitar Berbatov thinks Kane’s head is not right at Tottenham.And while Ince agrees he might need a new challenge, he reckons it is more likely to be overseas.3He added: “Don’t get me wrong, if, and it’s a big if, United can get Kane, and he fancies the move, surely you’re going to go for him.”You’d be absolutely daft not to. If you can get him, then you have to go and get him, but I can’t see it being the case.”Spurs fans won’t like to hear me say this either, but sometimes as a player you simply need a new challenge.”Whether that’s at Old Trafford, or in my opinion, more likely abroad, who knows?MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”However if he’s on the market then if you’ve got to at least have a go at getting him, if you’re United.”You’re taking a complete, proven player. He’s only going to get better and better. He’s a guarantee.”Yesterday SunSport exclusively revealed Kane will sponsor League Two minnows Leyton Orient’s kit for next season giving thanks to coronavirus frontline workers.Harry Kane has Tottenham shirts hanging on walls of his house from win over Man Utd and first Champions League hat-tricklast_img read more

Settlement proposed to clean area water

first_imgLANCASTER – A $4 million payment is being proposed to settle conflicts between state water regulators and sanitation district officials in Lancaster and Palmdale over whether enough progress is being made with orders to keep sewage off Air Force property and to clean up nitrates in groundwater. Under the terms of the proposal, the Los Angeles County sanitation districts in Palmdale and Lancaster would pay $4 million to the state, with the bulk of the settlement – $3.8 million – going toward a major recycled-water distribution system in the Antelope Valley. The first $152,000 will go to the State Water Resources Control Board’s Waste Discharge Permit Fund and $48,000 will go to the California Department of Justice for consultant costs associated with representing the state water boards. “The districts are still required to take actions necessary to comply with waste discharge permits, eliminate threatened nuisance conditions, clean up polluted groundwater and discharge treated wastewater in a manner that does not cause nuisance or pollution,” Lahontan Regional Water Board officials said in a statement announcing the proposed settlement. Stephen Maguin, general manager for the districts, could not be reached for comment Friday. However, earlier this week Maguin said he was optimistic the issues would be soon be resolved. In 2004, Lahontan issued a cease-and-desist order to the Lancaster district to stop treated sewage from spilling into Rosamond Dry Lake at Edwards by fall 2008. At the same time, Lahontan issued a cease-and-desist order to the sanitation district serving Palmdale, directing that it stop nitrate discharges into groundwater by fall 2009. In response to the orders and to what officials saw as a pressing need to handle growth, both districts developed 20-year plans that called for constructing new tertiary treatment plants – whose output would be safe for human contact – and storage ponds. Schedules for the completion of both treatment plants, however, have been pushed back by two years, with Lancaster now slated to be online in 2010 and Palmdale in 2011. Both districts have made progress. In Lancaster, the district has completed the design for the treatment plant, and a pipeline has been finished that will be used to carry treated water to agricultural fields. In Palmdale, the issue is groundwater quality, in particular, stopping nitrates, a pollutant that can cause a condition known as blue baby syndrome among infants. Nitrates have leaked into the underground water table from Sanitation District 20’s decades-old practice of spreading treated sewage on farming operations and barren land to soak into the ground. The land-spreading has been stopped and the district has added more acreage of agriculture to which the treated effluent can be applied. The Palmdale district also has installed six extraction wells to pull out nitrate-contaminated groundwater. Lahontan is accepting written comments on the settlement proposal, which must be submitted by April 12. Copies of it can be reviewed online at http//www.waterboards.ca.gov/Lahontan. [email protected] (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Before the settlement becomes official, it must be accepted by the board, which will consider it during its regularly scheduled meeting March 14-15 in Lancaster. A final decision won’t occur until the board’s May 23-24 meeting. The bulk of the settlement will help fund a recycled water project that will ultimately include 38 miles of pipeline, three storage reservoirs and five pump stations that will link the wastewater-treatment plants serving Lancaster, Palmdale and Rosamond. It will provide treated water for reuse to six water districts in the valley, Lahontan officials said. At issue are two cease-and-desist orders made by Lahontan: one to the district in Lancaster to keep sewage off Edwards Air Force Base land and another to the district serving Palmdale to clean up nitrates in groundwater. Lahontan officials are questioning the delays in complying with their orders, including two-year slips in major construction projects proposed to resolve the problems. Officials for the sanitation districts called the timetables set by the orders unreasonable and challenged them in court. last_img read more