AIBA president Wu suspended by amateur body

first_img(REUTERS) – The International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu has been provisionally suspended by a disciplinary commission, the Olympic sport’s governing body said in a statement yesterday.The Switzerland-based organisation has been riven with in-fighting for months, with Wu pitted against most of the executive committee who failed to remove him through a vote of no-confidence tabled in July.AIBA said on their website (www.aiba.org) that the 70-year-old was served on Monday with a provisional and immediate suspension from duties pending the conclusion of a complaint against him.It said the complaint was made by 11 AIBA executive committee members on October 1 who alleged that Wu had “violated and continues to violate various provisions of AIBA’s Statutes and Codes” and demanded his suspension.“The Chairman of the Commission and the Commission panel assigned to this matter believe that the situation is urgent and require immediate provisional measures be ordered,” the statement added.There was no immediate comment from Wu and AIBA officials, including executive director William Louis-Marie, who did not respond to telephone and email approaches by Reuters.Wu, who was elected AIBA president in 2006 and is a member of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board, has rejected claims of financial mismanagement and accused opponents of “political manoeuvrings” as part of a power struggle.last_img read more

Radar eyed for another former country road

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will vote on a recommendation from the Public Works Department to allow the CHP to use radar to snag speeders. The board will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the county Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles. The speed limit on Pico Canyon is 50 mph from Whispering Oaks Road to The Old Road and 40 mph from there west to Chiquella Lane, where there are fast-food restaurants, inns and gas stations at the busy freeway stop. Approval would allow the county Department of Public Works to work with the CHP to implement radar speed enforcement. Radar patrols already are allowed on neighboring streets in the area. Using radar to track and ticket speeders is expected to significantly reduce the accident potential, according to a public works report on the plan. Any expenses would be assumed by the CHP. County government and the CHP have been working together on radar enforcement for 20 years. [email protected] (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! STEVENSON RANCH – At the desolate top of scenic Pico Canyon Road, traffic woes are the last thing on the lone motorist’s mind. But as natural scenery gives way to a row of trees spaced with precision along the concrete sidewalk passing new tracts of homes, a plan for radar speed patrols makes more sense. Once again, city life meets countryside in the Santa Clarita Valley, where once-rustic highways become racetracks for suburbanites heading out. Residents of Stevenson Ranch, in the tracts that have changed the face of the historic canyon, are pleading for help from the California Highway Patrol to slow traffic on the canyon road that has been widened to serve a growing area, passing two parks and an elementary school along the way. last_img read more