Is Son Heung-min exempt from South Korea military service?

first_imgMOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’Why has he gone to do military service now?SPURS revealed that the forward is heading back to South Korea due to ‘personal reasons’.He had already gone into a voluntary two week self-isolation after returning from his homeland back in February in a bid to halt the worldwide spread of coronavirus.But as revealed by SunSport, Son is actually heading to Korea to do his military service.With the football season on hold, Son has decided to head home to do four week’s national service during the outbreak – despite being exempt.4When might he return?FOOTBALL right down through the English pyramid is currently on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, with the Premier League not expected to return until May at the very earliest.With South Koreans expected to serve 21 months, it has not yet been confirmed how long Son will be spending away from North London.He is currently recovering from a fractured arm but provided a positive update earlier this week.The Tottenham star said: “It’s already more than four weeks after surgery now and I’m doing very, very well and working hard to be ready to come back.” SON HEUNG-MIN has emerged as one of the Premier League’s brightest young stars.The South Korean forward was an integral part of the Spurs side which reached the Champions League final last season – and is a huge sporting icon back home.4 Son has scored fifteen or more goals for Spurs in the last four seasonsCredit: EPABut under Korean law, all South Korean men have to complete at least 21 months of national service before they are 28 years old.Is Son Heung-min exempt from South Korea military service?THERE are some ways in which a Korean footballer can become exempt from having to fulfil their military obligations. Gold medallists or those achieving incredible sporting achievements can see athletes avoid their stint.For example the 2002 World Cup squad, which included future Man Utd midfielder Park Ji-sung, were awarded exemptions after reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.4 Son’s gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games gave him an exemption from military serviceCredit: Getty – ContributorSon, who is currently 27 years old, captained his country at the 2018 Asian Games as he and his team-mates went for the gold medal.The South Korean was in incredible form throughout the competition, assisting both extra-time goals in the final against Japan to secure the title.That meant that Son – along with the 19 other players in the squad – were all exempt from mandatory military service.4 The Tottenham striker was one of three over-23 players allowed in the squadCredit: ReutersBack in 2014, South Korea beat their neighbours North Korea to take gold in the same competition.But Son was not included in the squad as then club Bayer Leverkusen had exercised their right to refuse his release.Conscription in South Korea has been in force since 1957 and is mandatory for all men aged between 18 and 28.The length of service varies depending on personal circumstance, while all entrants are required to undergo a physical exam to see if they are fit to serve.last_img read more

Deyverson after the ‘mecherazo’: “I’ve forgiven him, it’s football”

first_imgAt the end of the first half, Ajax and Getafe players got involved, being Deyverson one of the main involved. After 45 tense minutes, the Bordalás team went to the locker room with an advantage in the electronic and offering its best version. The tip, almost premiere after starting against Athletic, was one of the most prominent men.Deyverson: “I’ve forgiven him, it’s football”Grateful to the Coliseum: “A very difficult game but we won against a very good team. Sevilla is also very difficult but with this hobby of motherfucker we won. I’m a little tired.”Goal celebration: “The lighter has fallen to me with great force, it has hurt me. UEFA will speak. Now to rest. Outside we are friends, I am Varela’s friend. He has taken me out of the fight at rest. 2-0, respect, not just Ajax, everyone. “Controversy: “I have not provoked the stands, the goal is close. They threw me one thing, but I have forgiven it, it is football.”Fight at rest: “The important thing is the victory, not the fight. In Amsterdam it will be very difficult but we must also think of Sevilla.”a day to remember: “Congratulations to the fans, what I’ve seen today has been crazy, and I’ve been to many places, Portugal, Brazil …”. Deyverson ahead of Getafe at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum in the 37th minute of the match, but Ajax fans gave the negative mark in his celebration. The forward, while celebrating the goal with his teammates, suffered a blow with a lighter. Although the author or authors of the incident have not been identified, the player spent more than a minute on the grass, hurting from the side.Finally, could rejoin without major problem. The referee, however, kept the game stopped for the next few minutes, until by public address system they did not warn in the three languages ​​that objects were not returned to the grass. Fortunately, the setback was not greater and the final measures of the first half were played without major setback.last_img read more

Iniesta’s secrets: from ‘Iniestazo’ and depression to celebrating the World Cup goal

first_imgAnd from there to a new life and the normalization of the problem by making it public. “When I explain this it is not because I say I am Andrés Iniesta, a public figure and I am going to give you a lesson here on how to overcome depression, anxiety or whatever. Because I explained it, many people have told me that they saw it and it helped them. It is something that makes me happy. I have always tried to be a normal person within which the world I live in is special. “ The dedication of the World Cup goal and the ‘Iniestazo’The tape also tells the origin of the celebration of Iniesta’s goal in the final of the World Cup in South Africa. “One thing came to my mind,” reveals Iniesta, who commissioned physical trainer Hugo Camarero to prepare the undershirt with the message. “When you write it, you never put yourself in the position of what all that it meant or what would come after that goal is going to mean,” he recalls. “Andrés did not remember his father, his mother, his girlfriend or Jesus Christ. He remembered a person who believed he should be there. That detail is above the goal, the World Cup, above all,” says his father .It also appears a new vision of the goal of Stamford Bridge with the protagonists of the action. Eto’o, Messi and Xavi recall the move, but the testimony of Peter Cech, former Chelsea guard, takes on special weight. “My hand stays 18 millimeters from the ball. First I thought I was going to control. When I saw the ball go straight I knew it was going to be difficult to stop it. I thought I was going to touch the crossbar and go out and in the end it was inside. Every time I see him I am sad like in 2009 ”, he relates.And several final confessions. “I spent a week watching all that,” says Iniesta. And another from Guardiola. “Karma Issues … Always Leave Good Things to Good”, sentences the technician. The documentary The unexpected hero premiering today Rakuten TV offers a new vision of the goals scored in Andrés Iniesta’s career and his interconnection with the deep depression that the footballer suffered in 2009. The Iniestazo at Stamford Bridge, the death of his friend Dani Jarque and the goal of the World Cup in South Africa appear as key episodes closely linked and that help shape the life of a unique footballer. “The days go by and you realize that you are not improving, that you are not feeling well, you have no vitality, that everything is becoming a little cloudy or black … From there I start training, but I am not feeling well , the injury does not improve, “says Iniesta. Then, with the death of Dani Jarque, the hardest news arrives. “It was like a shot, something very powerful, which made me fall back quite low, surely because I was not quite well, “he confesses.The concern of the family and the closest circle of friends grows. “It was like gone,” they say. “He was not my brother, he was someone else,” admits his sister. “When I saw that it was wrong it is the night that comes down and he asks me if he can sleep with me. That’s where the world fell on me, ”says the mother. The recovery process was slow. “It is not strange that after a very bright or intense moment you feel an emptiness, a downturn. Andrés did not miss any session. He always came fifteen minutes early. Publicizing his problem reveals his courage and generosity. His recovery was a team effort “, explains Inma Puig, the psychologist in charge of her treatment. His companions did not then realize the magnitude of the problem. “Maybe because of how Andrés is we didn’t realize. It was later. That’s how he is and he wanted to keep it closed ”, confesses Piqué. And then it appears Guardiola as a key support with the psychologist and her family environment in recovery. “I saw him sad, sadderBut it always happens with these players. I talked to him and he said he was fine. They are human, “says Guardiola, who gave him the freedom to leave, if he needed to, from training. “Andrés told him mister I’m leaving. And Guardiola told him that he could go. It was an important part. She was very on top of him and supported him a lot “, explains Iniesta’s father.last_img read more

Smashing debut: Giannis, Bucks cruise in new arena’s opener

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dennis Schroder had 21 points and nine assists and Steven Adams added 17 points and 12 boards for Oklahoma City.PISTONS: Blake Griffin did not play. … Glen Robinson III had 11 points, and Reggie Bullock and Zaza Pachulia scored 10 each. … Dwane Casey made his debut as the Pistons’ head coach after seven seasons in Toronto, including a 59-win campaign in 2017-18.THUNDER: Russell Westbrook and Paul George did not play. … Raymond Felton had 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting in 19 minutes.UP NEXT: The Pistons (1-0) travel to San Antonio on Thursday. The Thunder (0-1) visit Minnesota on Friday.KNICKS 107, NETS 102Rookie Allonzo Trier scored 25 points, Enes Kanter had 22 points and 20 rebounds, and the Knicks took the first of two preseason meetings between the city rivals.Caris LeVert scored 15 points for the Nets in their preseason opener.The teams meet again at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 12 on the final night of preseason play.KNICKS: New York closed the first half with a 24-6 burst, turning a 40-26 deficit into a 50-46 lead. … Rookie Mitchell Robinson limped to the locker room early in the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle injury. … Veteran Courtney Lee missed his second straight game with a strained neck.NETS: Spencer Dinwiddie and rookie Rodions Kurucs each scored 13 points. … D’Angelo Russell had 11 points but shot just 4 for 12. … The Nets were 8 for 41 (19.5 percent) from 3-point range. DeMarre Carroll missed all four of his attempts in an overall 0-for-5, scoreless performance. … Brooklyn was without veteran forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left abductor strain) and newcomers Shabazz Napier (strained right hamstring) and Kenneth Faried (sore left ankle). Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil BULLS: Jabari Parker was 1 of 12 from the field and scored two points in his return to Milwaukee, where the Bucks’ former No. 2 pick played his first four seasons. … No. 7 pick Wendell Carter Jr. had nine points on 4-of-8 shooting.UP NEXT: The Bucks (1-0) play Minnesota at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, on Sunday. The Bulls (1-1) visit Charlotte on Monday.PISTONS 97, THUNDER 91Andre Drummond had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and scored the go-ahead points on a three-point play that gave visiting Detroit a 94-91 lead with 1:37 left. Ish Smith’s 3-pointer with 17 seconds left capped the scoring.Stanley Johnson scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Pistons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks over Chicago Bulls’ Robin Lopez during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks put on a smashing opening-night performance at their new arena.Antetokounmpo had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Bucks routed the Chicago Bulls 116-82 on Wednesday night in the first game at the Fiserv Forum.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown IOC says boxing’s Olympic future in jeopardy View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 The Bucks had the look of contenders under new coach Mike Budenholzer, scoring 63 points in the first half of their preseason opener and leading by as much as 34 points.Their new arena opened in August and the Bucks looked right at home there against the Bulls, overwhelming them on the backboards with a 64-43 rebound advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBobby Portis led Chicago with 17 points and Kris Dunn added 10.BUCKS: Eric Bledsoe added 16 points, Khris Middleton scored 15 and Pat Connaughton had 12 points on four 3-pointers. … First-rounder Donte DiVincenzo scored just two points on 1-of-9 shooting but grabbed seven boards in 19 minutes … Budenholzer spent the last five seasons as Atlanta coach. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Los Angeles never trailed after the early moments and pulled away in the second quarter.Karl Anthony-Towns led Minnesota with 18 points. Andrew Wiggins and Tyus Jones added 12 points each.CLIPPERS: Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 12 points. … The Clippers’ other first-round pick Jerome Robinson scored five. … Gallinari had 14 points in the first eight minutes and 20 in the first half. … Avery Bradley and Luc Mbah A Moute did not play.TIMBERWOLVES: Jimmy Butler, the subject of ongoing trade rumors, did not play for a second straight game. … Second-round pick Keita Bates-Diop had 11 points and Anthony Tolliver scored 10.UP NEXT: The Clippers (2-0) face the Lakers at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday. The Timberwolves (1-1) host Oklahoma City on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP NEXT: New York (2-0) hosts New Orleans on Friday. … Brooklyn (0-1) visits Detroit on Monday.SUNS 91, NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS 86No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton reached a double-double with five minutes left in the second quarter and finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks.The Suns briefly trailed in the middle of the first quarter before taking the lead for good at 17-15.Corey Webster led the Breakers with 27 points and seven assists.SUNS: Ayton is shooting 62.1 percent from the field and averaging 22.5 points and 12 rebounds in two preseason games. … Trevor Ariza added 16 points and TJ Warren scored 13. … No. 10 pick Mikal Bridges had two points in 19 minutes.NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS: Tai Wesley added 15 points and Patrick Richard scored 11. … New Zealand made just 35.6 percent from the field and 6 of 25 from 3-point range.UP NEXT: The Suns (1-1) host Portland on Friday.CLIPPERS 128, TIMBERWOLVES 101Tobias Harris shot 4 for 5 from 3-point range and scored 23 points, and Danilo Gallinari added 22 points and Boban Marjanovic had 15 points in 11 minutes for the Clippers. 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23 head of stolen cattle found on Corentyne ranch

first_img…ranch owner flees from policeA cattle farmer who owns a ranch in the backlands of Bloomfield Village, Corentyne, Region 6 fled with his employees on Sunday last (November 19) upon seeing a party of Police approaching; but one of his workers, a 27-year-old labourer of Tain Settlement, Corentyne, has been apprehended by the Police and is currently in custody assisting with investigations.The police say they had gone to the Bloomfield ranch after cattle farmer Nandkishore Tagram of Number 62 Village, Corentyne, Berbice had gone to the Number 62 Police Outpost on Friday last (November 17) and lodged a report that forty (40) head of his cattle, including calves branded with his registered brand — DON14 – had gone missing after they were left to graze outside of his ranch at Number 62 Village Backlands.Acting on information received, Police then proceeded to the Bloomfield ranch in the company of Tagram, but the ranch’s owner prevented the police party from gaining entry to the ranch to check if the animals were there.As such, on the following day, a larger party of police ranks returned to the Bloomfield ranch, owned by a resident of the neighbouring village of Letter Kenny, Corentyne; and on seeing the officers, the owner and some workers fled.According to the police in a statement, “twenty-three (23) of the missing cows, including three (3) calves, eighteen (18) of which bore the victim’s brand number, were recovered at the ranch.”The owner of the Bloomfield ranch is currently being sought by the police.last_img read more

Fraud charge dismissed against clerk

first_imgRawle Peters, a clerk of De Sinco Trading Limited, who in June had been facing 15 counts of fraud before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, had one of those matters dismissed against him on Friday when the Chief Financial Officer of the company refused to give evidence against him in a matter involving the alleged embezzlement of $59,522.On his first arraignment in court back in June 2018, the 22-year-old Peters, of Hardina Street Georgetown, had denied the charges after they were read to him. The court had heard that, between February 14 and March 28, 2018, Peters had embezzled a total of $1,046,712 while being employed at the company’s Sheriff Street, Georgetown location.He was placed on $330,000 by Magistrate Leron Daly following his first court appearance.last_img read more

Teen injured in fire at juvenile hall

first_imgThe fire did an estimated $15,000 damage. SYLMAR – A teen was injured today after a fire broke out at a juvenile detention center, fire officials said. The blaze, which investigators believe was intentionally set, was reported at 12:50 p.m. and damaged a one-story building at the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall at 16350 Filbert Street, said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. About 41 firefighters doused the flames – contained to a dorm room – within 30 minutes. The building did not have an emergency sprinkler system. A juvenile ward was rescued from the room, and was in critical but stable condition at a local hospital, Humphrey said. Four staff members were treated for smoke inhalation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

New car to make 4-peat a challenge

first_imgNot that talent won’t factor in. Bourdais has plenty. “We do not know who is going to be strong yet,” Bourdais said Thursday in between test runs at Laguna Seca. “It’s too early to say. Especially since we have had a pretty rough start with bad weather and reliability issues. “It’s definitely hard to know who is going to be strong for the first two races of the season. Our team put in enough hours and hopefully, it is going to be rewarded. But we don’t have the safety of mind, to say, ‘Hey, we’ve got the car that’s won the last three straight championships.’ The series opener is April 8 in Las Vegas. It continues April 15 in Long Beach. Things have not gone spectacularly during testing. In late January at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, it rained half the time. During testing in the middle of February in Houston, it was worse. “It Houston, it rained just horribly throughout the test,” driver Paul Tracy said. The consensus was, out of four days combined at Sebring and Houston, drivers got about 1 1/2 days of dry testing. SALINAS – Champ Car’s new ride could bring a new series champion. Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais is coming back to try and become the first driver to win four consecutive series titles. But with the arrival of the new vehicle that includes paddle shifters, a new chassis and a new exhaust system, the playing field has instantly become more even. center_img Not ideal conditions for the testing of a new vehicle. Drivers having difficulty downshifting with the new paddle shifters – located on the backside of the steering wheel – were among the complaints. There appears to be no question that the new vehicle is going to make it more difficult for Bourdais to four-peat. Almost everything on the car, except for the engine, is new. “The most important thing about the new car is it is specifically designed for the kind of races that we’ve got, like Long Beach,” said Kevin Kalkhoven, series co-owner and tri-owner of Team PKV Racing. “And it’s going to be an opportunity for all the teams to start off on the same footing. New additionBourdais races for the popular Newman/Haas Racing team, which, as of Thursday, became Newman/Haas/Lanigan. It was announced that Mike Lanigan had become partners with actor Paul Newman and Carl Haas, who started Newman/Haas in 1982. Newman, looking good at 82, walked into the media room with a twinkle in his eye. He sat at the dais, then told reporters why he and Haas decided to add Lanigan. What about Rahal? Newman/Haas/Lanigan, it appears, is on the verge of formally announcing that Graham Rahal will be its second driver. Newman seemed perplexed about not being able to confirm that Thursday. “Apparently, lawyers have to eat, too,” Newman said. “As far as I’m concerned, it was a done deal two weeks ago.” Rahal, a senior in high school, is 18. He took second place at the Atlantic Series last year and now has moved up to Champ Car. His father, Bobby Rahal, finished second four times at Long Beach and won several series titles. Cali. in the house Pacific Coast Motorsports of Oxnard is the only Champ Car team from California. It formally competed in Gramd Am but has moved up to Champ Car. The new team unveiled its two cars Thursday and also introduced its first Champ Car drivers in the names of rookies Alex Figge and Ryan Dalziel. Figge, of Colorado, and Dalziel, of Scotland, are former Grand Am and Atlantic Car racers. “To think that we could actually show up here and put a ‘W’ on the charts would be a pretty impressive thing, I think,” said team director Tyler Tadevic said. “We’re just glad to be here and to be perfectly honest, this is a long-term plan and to have our name said in the same sentences as Newman-Haas and Forsythe, it’s just a dream come true.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Liverpool defender facing up to NINE MONTHS on the sidelines after crushing injury blow

first_imgLiverpool defender Jon Flanagan is facing between six to nine months on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery.The 22-year-old enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign for the Reds in 2013/14 but has not played this term after suffering a knee injury in the pre-season tour of America.He recently returned to training and Brendan Rodgers last week suggested the full-back could play a part before the end of the season.But Flanagan has now been forced to go under the knife again and is once more facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.The setback is a huge blow for the youngster, who is out of contract at Anfield in the summer. 1 Jon Flanagan last_img read more

Judge issues tentative ruling dismissing suit against KABC radio, host

first_imgMcIntyre exploited a combination of anti-immigration sentiment and the nation’s fear of Islamic terrorists to “create a racist fury against Latino school children, teachers, administrators and staff at the school,” according to the lawsuit. Among other remarks to his listeners, McIntyre said “Is this a reconquista school?”; “This school is ranked the lowest of the low in the LAUSD and in the state of California”; and “Aztecs butchered and ate Spanish invaders. I wonder if they’re teaching that at ASDP,” according to the lawsuit. McIntyre said Aguilar’s job was to “keep his school, his madrasa school, open so they can train the next generation of Aztec revolutionaries,” according to the lawsuit. The radio host also used “code words” aimed at a target audience to rile up listeners and create a backlash against the school and Aguilar, the plaintiffs allege. As a result, they say, the school received many threats of violence, including a bomb threat that caused an evacuation of the campus. In a declaration submitted to the court on Oct. 15, McIntyre said he found the bomb threat against the school deplorable and offered $1,000 of his own money as a reward for bringing the perpetrator to justice. “That offer remains standing today,” McIntyre’s declaration states. McIntyre also denied his use of the word “madrasa” was meant to insinuate that the school was teaching students jihadist philosophy or instructing them how they could become revolutionaries. Although Aguilar appeared on other KABC radio shows, he refused to be interviewed by McIntyre, according to the broadcaster. Meanwhile, a man who aimed his car at KABC radio reporter Sandy Wells and snatched the newsman’s audiotape as he tried to interview parents and others outside the school on June 1, 2006, was sentenced in May to three years probation. Ramon Flores also was ordered to pay $174 to Wells — who jumped out of the way of the speeding sedan and escaped injury — and complete 400 hours of service on a Caltrans crew. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A judge today tentatively dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Los Angeles charter campus against KABC-AM and its morning host, alleging he led an on-air, racist campaign against the school that led to a bomb scare. Academia Semillas Del Pueblo and its principal director of operations, Marcos Aguilar, filed the lawsuit May 17 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging slander and civil rights violations. Superior Court Judge Ralph W. Dau stated in a written ruling that the remarks made by “McIntyre in the Morning” host Doug McIntyre were opinion and not a “command to imminent violence or other lawless action.” After hearing arguments this morning from the attorneys concerning his ruling, Dau said he was taking the case under submission. He did not give a date for a final ruling. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Aguilar attended the hearing, but McIntyre, whose program airs from 5-9 a.m. daily, was not present. Outside the courtroom, Daniel J. Bramzon, a lawyer for Aguilar and the school, contended that regardless of the final decision, Aguilar has made “a David and Goliath stand against hate speech.” James J. Moneer, another attorney for Aguilar and the school, argued the statute being used by the radio station and McIntyre to try and get the suit thrown out was never intended to protect the statements made by the veteran broadcaster. However, Seth D. Berlin, a lawyer for the station and McIntyre, said McIntyre’s show is not a hard-news broadcast, but one in which he freely gives his opinions on social issues of the day. Often those views are expressed through satire and rhetorical flourish, he told the judge. The lawsuit alleges McIntyre began criticizing various aspects of the school in May 2006, including its funding, curriculum, demographics, administrators and educational statistics, all in order to increase his show’s ratings. last_img read more