KC radio host, company ‘part ways’ after comments about Chiefs coach Andy Reid

first_imgMORE: NFL coaches vote Reid SN’s 2018 Coach of the YearUnion Broadcasting said when it suspended Kietzman that his comments “were clearly not to his or our standards.” The company apologized to Reid, his family, the Chiefs and listeners.Kietzman apologized to Reid on the air, but he also insisted that he was only speaking about the Chiefs and Reid failing to “fix” players and employees, most recently wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Britt Reid is a Chiefs assistant coach and Garrett Reid also served on his father’s staff; those hires, according to Kietzman, made referencing Reid’s family history relevant.MORE: Chiefs reportedly hopeful after ‘positive’ meeting between Hill, NFL He told Awful Announcing: When Reid decided to hire his sons to try to help them, it ceased being a personal, private matter in my opinion. When a tax payer supported football team hires convicted felons, it is absolutely worthy of scrutiny. Andy Reid has hired several convicted criminals in his career and asked fans to trust him. Some have worked out, many have not.Kietzman has also noted he has done charitable work in preventing teen suicides.Kietzman hosted “Between the Lines” on WHB, in which he is an investor, for 22 years. A Kansas City sports radio host is out of a job less than a week after making comments about Chiefs coach Andy Reid that were roundly criticized.Kevin Kietzman and Union Broadcasting, Inc., parent company of station WHB, “mutually agreed to part ways,” the company announced Friday. Kietzman had been suspended since Tuesday after saying on the air that some of Reid’s past attempts at being a disciplinarian “did not work out well in his family life.” Reid’s son Garrett died of a heroin overdose in 2012; another son, Britt, has served time in prison on gun and drug charges.last_img read more

Tryouts for national volleyball team set

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Also expected to join the tryouts are veteran members Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Rhea Dimaculangan, and Maika Ortiz along with Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Myla Pablo, Kath Arado, and MJ Philips.The team will also announce the replacement for Francis Vicente as head coach, who will be in charge of leading the national team in the Asian Games in August and the Asian Cup in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We will come up with a formal announcement our new head coach any time soon,” said Peter Cayco, Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Incorporated vice president, who said new head coach already has a “wish list” of players.Cayco, though, added that the team is still open for those who are willing to join. Photo from asianvolleyball.netThe preparations for two international tournaments this year begin with an open tryout to form the women’s national volleyball team on April 13 at Arellano University.Incumbent national team members Jaja Santiago, Alyssa Valdez, Dawn Macandili, Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, and Kianna Dy are all expected to take part in the tryouts that will be conducted at Arellano’s Legarda campus.ADVERTISEMENT Rivero’s depature from La Salle piques interest of other schools Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Although we will send formal invites to those in the coach’s wish list, we will still welcome players who want to be part of the team,” said Cayco. “We want to make sure that everybody will be given a chance so that we can assemble the country’s best volleyball team.”Richard Gomez, the Philippines’ Asian Games chief of mission, is positive of what the national team is capable of doing in the Asian level.“We’re strongly considering their inclusion in the Asian Games,” said Gomez, who was part of the men’s volleyball team that played in the AVC Asian Men’s Club Championship in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

GCCI laments Govt’s sloth in preparing to regulate oil & gas

first_img…urges urgent setup of petroleum commission, regulatory frameworkReports about disproportionate agreements with oil companies have prompted the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) to reiterate calls for the government to set up an adequate regulatory environment for the oil and gas industry.President David GrangerFinance MinisterWinston JordanGCCI President Nicholas BoyerDepartment of Energy Head,Dr Mark BynoeMaking this call was GCCI President Nicholas Boyer, who on Monday spoke during a press conference at the British High Commissioner’s residence. According to Boyer, the chamber has called time and time again for the government to speed up preparations for first oil.Boyer has reiterated these calls in the wake of reports claiming that British oil firm Tullow, which recently found oil in the Orinduik block, will be recovering its one per cent royalty payment to Guyana as cost oil.“We need to set up our regulatory bodies for the oil industry. Until we set up a petroleum commission and as part of that commission you have a local content committee and whatever other parts you need to regulate it, insulate that from too much political control, until you do that, if you notice with the Exxon and Tullow contracts, there are very varying terms.”“So we need to move management of our oil industry out of direct control of political actors, insulate it and make it transparent. And when its transparent, I think you’ll see more of a harmonization. We need to activate a petroleum commission and even if we don’t staff it with the best, we can always contract them on an as needed basis.”Boyer noted the benefits of contracting the skillsets needed such as petroleum lawyers and engineers, investment bankers and energy consultants, they can do studies on international standards for Production Sharing Agreements (PSA), review what Guyana has in place and advise appropriately.“And then they can highlight the risks and rewards, to us, for putting certain terms in, taking certain terms out and where we fall on a world comparison. And then, transparency would allow everybody to add their own judgement,” Boyer added.Meanwhile, British High Commissioner Gregory Quinn noted that notwithstanding the criticism, Tullow’s role is still a vital one. When it comes to the terms of the contract, however, the diplomat left that to Tullow and the Government to discuss.“The Tullow Oil find is good for Guyana for two simple reasons. One, it demonstrates that there is oil outside of the Exxon Block. So it isn’t just about Stabroek, its bigger than that. Secondly, it brings in a whole new set of companies, countries and operators.”Recently, it was announced that the Department of Energy would be hiring an international firm to do, among other things, a needs assessment for the petroleum commission. Department of Energy Director Mark Bynoe has said that the commission will be based on “ best practices.”NRFAnother matter that came up was the Natural Resources Fund, which will save the revenues earned from oil and gas. Recently, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had complained that the Private Sector Commission (PSC) was yet to respond to an invitation to submit nominees to the NRF oversight committee. Boyer stressed, however, that the non-response was because of a change over in management.“The letter got caught during a change over. And they are responding to the Minister,” Boyer explained. “That I know for sure, because we are a sectoral member of the Private Sector Commission.”It was only in June that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Roraima Group of Companies and aviator, retired Captain Gerry Gouveia, was elected as Chairman of the PSC. He replaced Desmond Sears at the commission’s 27th Annual General meeting.When it comes to the NRF oversight committee, the Parliamentary Opposition has since refused to submit a nominee given the government’s current caretaker status. In fact, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo made it clear that the Natural Resources Fund Bill will be reviewed by a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government.last_img read more