Pele’s son to serve drug-related prison sentence
The son of football legend Pele has handed himself in to complete his sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.
Edinho, a former goalkeeper at Pele’s club Santos, was found guilty of drug trafficking and money laundering in 2005 but has been fighting the charges ever since.
A judge heard his appeal against the original 33-year sentence on Thursday and reduced it to 12 years and 10 months, Reuters reported. Edinho protested his innocence and expressed confidence that “things will work themselves out”.
“I am very frustrated because I am being accused of money laundering and I never did that, there is no evidence of that,” Reuters quoted Edinho as responding to reporters in Santos, the city where his father made his name.
“The argument is about my friendship with the other accused, and I never denied that, but I never laundered money.” Edinho, whose full name is Edson Cholbi do Nascimento. He vowed to keep fighting the charges.
His father Pele is considered the greatest player of all time and helped Brazil win three World Cup titles.
Church Boys United Kathmandu clinches Pathivara Gold Cup
The Church Boys United Kathmandu has clinched the second Pathivara Gold Cup Football Championship title. Church Boys defeated Sagarmatha Youth Club Biratchowk Morang, 3-0, in the final of the championship held at the Bhanujan Secondary School playground at Phungling of Taplejung district on Monday.
As preparations for 13th SAG get underway, excitement heightens in Pokhara
As preparations are underway to host the 13th South Asian Games scheduled for March 2019, an air of excitement is seen gathering pace in Pokhara with the expectation of organising more than five sports in the local Lakeside.
Pokhara Sports Award conferred on outstanding athletes
The Nepal Sports Journalists Forum, Kaski on Saturday conferred the sports award to individuals, athletes and organizations for making exemplary contributions in the sports sector.
Nepal enter 2nd round in Pembangunan Jaya Raya Badminton Championship
Nepal has made an entry into the second rounds of the match in the Pembangunan Jaya Raya Badminton Asia Junior Championship, 2017 underway in Indonesia after players Praphul Maharjan and Rukesh Maharjan defeated their rival competitors in today's match. The tournament is organised by the Badminton Asia.
- Nepal facing Uzbekistan in AFC U23 Qualifiers tonight
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
The return trip
It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.
Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora
When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.