Broncos prop Patrick Carrigan handed four-week suspension by NRL judiciary over dangerous tackle

The decision came after a 90-minute hearing by the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night.

It means the Broncos will be without Carrigan until the last week of the regular competition. But it means Carrigan will be free to play assuming the Broncos make the finals.

Brisbane is currently fifth on the NRL ladder. 

Carrigan had pleaded guilty to a dangerous contact charge for an incident in the 73rd minute of Brisbane's shock 32-18 loss to the Tigers last Saturday night. Hastings was bent back over Carrigan, with his ankle twisting underneath.

Michael Jennings statement

Jennings elected to admit to anti-doping rule violations of presence and use of prohibited substances LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) and Ibutamoren, waive his right to a hearing before the NRL Anti-Doping Tribunal and accept the resulting sanction.

This follows completion of the anti-doping process conducted by Sport Integrity Australia.

The resulting sanction of a three-year period of ineligibility includes a one-year reduction for admission and acceptance of sanction in accordance with the provisions of the WADA Code.

Starbucks suspends social media ads over hate speech

The coffee giant joins global brands including Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever which have recently removed advertising from social platforms.

A Starbucks spokesperson told the BBC the social media "pause" would not include YouTube, owned by Google.

"We believe in bringing communities together, both in person and online," Starbucks said in a statement.

Media council calls for Waide’s reinstatement

This follows news of Waide’s suspension for airing a story considered by the MNL Board, the Kumul Telikom Holdings Board, and the Kumul Consolidated Holdings Board, to be ‘negative’.

“The MCPNG sees this as a clear case of ignorance on the part of the chairmen and members of these boards, about the business of reporting the news,” said the Council in a statement.

“The media in PNG is in the business of reporting the truth. Regardless of whatever form it may take.

Power to suspend not with NEC: PM

He said this is a parliamentary decision.  

The Prime Minister’s clarification comes after demands from William Powi’s supporters to uplift the suspension of the Southern Highlands Provincial Government.

Following reports of the suspension, angry supporters aggressively showed their disapproval by marching through Nipa with weapons and placards, demanding for the PM to lift it. 

But it seems there has been a misunderstanding as Prime Minister O’Neill said NEC does not have that power.

Ignore decisions by ‘estranged’ Pangu executives: Basil

His statement follows today’s announcement by the Pangu Pati Executive Council of his suspension.

“At this stage, the only unchallenged authority in Pangu Pati is the Parliamentary Wing of which I am Parliamentary Leader. Until all matters involving the Pangu Council generally and the non-Parliament National Executive are resolved by the National Court, the only authorised statements on Pangu Pati matters are those sanctioned by my office – Pangu Pati Parliamentary Leader,” said Basil.

Meet with suspended police officer confirmed

Wong said ACP Isouve has been suspended on alleged disciplinary offences and the decision to suspend him is procedural; to allow for a thorough investigation to be conducted.

According to the notice of suspension, Isouve has been suspended for 21 days, which came in to effect on Friday 23rd of March.

Offences alleged against Isouve are as follows;

Unitech VC suspended

In a statement, Unitech acting chancellor Jean Kekedo said Dr Schram was suspended following a special council meeting on Friday, January 19.

“The details and grounds of suspension are confidential and hence will not be disclosed at this stage,” stated Kekedo.

“Deputy vice chancellor, Dr Ora Renagi, was appointed as acting vice chancellor in the meantime.

“The council assures the public and stakeholders that all programs and operations of the university will not be affected by this decision of the council.”

Turi suspended

In a statement released late this afternoon, Deputy Police Commissioner Jim Andrews confirmed the suspension, saying it will be for a period of 21 days.

Andrews outlined that this is over allegations of serious disciplinary offences.








COUNTING: Kairuku-Hiri counting suspended

Counting officials stopped the elimination process after exclusion 17 over nonpayment of their allowances.

Counting was officially suspended at 3pm today by Kairuku-Hiri returning officer Tabu Vaira.

Vaira said at the moment, he cannot do much as he has already advised the Electoral Commission about the issue.

He stated that counting will resume on Wednesday morning however, this will depend on the counting officials if they decide to continue and if their issue is addressed.

The ballot boxes were sealed by Vaira, witnessed by the scrutineers.