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first_imgLausanne: Experienced Australian lawyer and judge James Wood has been appointed as the chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Compliance Review Committee. He has replaced Britain’s Jonathan Taylor.The 78-year-old’s appointment was made at an extraordinary WADA Executive Committee meeting — the first to be chaired by new WADA President Witold Banka — at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters on Thursday.New Zealand’s Ben Sandford was confirmed as chairman of the WADA Athlete Committee.WADA’s Executive Committee also confirmed the appointment of Singapore’s Ser Miang Ng, a member of the IOC Executive Board, as chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee.Miang Ng, who chairs the IOC’s Finance Commission, succeeds Association of Summer Olympic International Federations President Francesco Ricci Bitti. IANS Also Read: Hollywood actor Daniel Craig confirms his time as James Bond is endingAlso Watch: Ajmal Foundation distributes 10 Computers to Axom Sahitya Sabha in Guwahatilast_img read more

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Rutgers looks to sweep Wisconsin SUPER SENIORS: Wisconsin has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Nate Reuvers, D’Mitrik Trice, Aleem Ford and Brevin Pritzl have combined to account for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 67 percent of all Badgers points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Trice has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Wisconsin field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 18 field goals and 29 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Rutgers has dropped its last four road games, scoring 62 points and allowing 66.8 points during those contests. Wisconsin has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 68.2 points while giving up 61.4.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Badgers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Scarlet Knights. Wisconsin has an assist on 49 of 74 field goals (66.2 percent) over its past three contests while Rutgers has assists on 30 of 71 field goals (42.3 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Rutgers defense has allowed only 61.6 points per game to opponents, which is the 16th-best mark in the country. The Wisconsin offense has put up just 66.5 points through 26 games (ranked 272nd among Division I teams). Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditRutgers (18-9, 9-7) vs. Wisconsin (16-10, 9-6)Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Sunday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Rutgers goes for the season sweep over Wisconsin after winning the previous matchup in Piscataway. The teams last met on Dec. 11, when the Scarlet Knights shot 46 percent from the field en route to a seven-point victory. February 21, 2020last_img read more

first_imgKARRAN Ramsammy was re-elected as president of the Whim National Cricket Club when members of the organisation held their elections in the upper flat of their pavilion.Ramsammy defeated Peppy Charran, who was voted in as the lone vice-president.Tony Dookraj would serve as secretary, Tameshwar Harrinarine as treasurer while Deven Venkiah is the assistant secretary/treasurer. The Committee members elected are Dennis Sookshine, Kundal Deonarine and Ravi Lawrence.Ramsammy stated that he is prepared to lead by example to make Whim one of the best cricket clubs in Berbice. He unveiled several programmes that he has in mind including attracting new membership, repairing the club’s pavilion, organising a massive fundraising drive and opening a bank account.Ramsammy hailed the efforts of Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) president Hilbert Foster in resolving several issues affecting the club and for restoring unity among members. The president also announced that the Foster had fulfilled all of his commitment to the club.Foster, in remarks, congratulated Ramsammy and his team on their election and committed himself to work along with them in every possible way.He would be available at any time to meet with the club to resolve problems, to provide assistance and to offer advice. Foster promised a financial contribution from the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club to kick-start the club’s fundraising drive.The BCB would also provide coaches to Whim National Cricket Club for several training sessions. Foster spoke at length on the importance of club unity, discipline and the need for hard work to achieve success on the cricket field.last_img read more

first_img Published on November 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm One-hundred minutes of play and a regular round of five penalty strokes wasn’t enough to decide a winner. Then Syracuse midfielder Alyssa Manley fired and scored on a sudden-death penalty stroke to send the Orange to the NCAA championship game.No. 4 Syracuse (18-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) beat North Carolina (19-4, 4-2 ACC) in a penalty shootout after the teams played to a 2-2 tie in regulation and two overtime periods on Friday. SU will now play for its first-ever NCAA national championship against  No. 3 Connecticut (19-2, 5-0 Big East) at 1 p.m. on Sunday. It was also be an opportunity for the SU field hockey team to capture the first-ever women’s national championship in school history. The Orange held UNC to no shots for nearly 16 minutes to start the match. The Tar Heels however got on the board with their first shot as forward Emma Bozek tipped the ball off her stick past SU goalie Jess Jecko on a penalty-corner shot.Syracuse was two minutes away from getting a shutout in the first half until Emma Russell scored her second goal of the NCAA tournament, and 22nd on the season, on a rebound shot past North Carolina’s Shannon Johnson.The match remained deadlocked in a 1-1 tie until Manley fed a pass to freshman Lieke Visser, who delivered her second goal of the tournament in the 47th minute of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNorth Carolina pulled their goalie with 10 minutes remaining to give them a one-man advantage on the attack.SU couldn’t convert on an empty net and a brief defensive lapse allowed midfielder Emily Wold to flick a shot from the top of the circle past the reach of Jecko.The 2-2 tie would remain so through the end of the second half of regulation, and both 15-minute overtime periods that followed. The national semifinal was to be decided in a five-round penalty stroke-off.SU held a 3-2 advantage in strokes, with Russell looking to seal the victory with a goal. She couldn’t convert, allowing North Carolina to tie the stroke-off on their last shot.The sudden-death victory round of strokes then took effect, with Jecko making a save on the Tar Heels’ first shot to set the stage for Manley, who sent a shot past Johnson and hysteric celebration ensued. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgThis week on campus, Undergraduate Student Government, the RISE Alliance and the Trojans Respect Consent campaign joined forces to orchestrate USC’s first National Week of Action, a week of events aimed at fighting sexual assault and expressing support for survivors on campus.Expert opinion · Michael Kaufman, an expert on healthy relationships and author of The Guy’s Guide to Feminism, speaks to students Thursday. – Samuel Chang | Daily TrojanA part of the White House-led #ItsOnUs initiative, the National Week of Action is hosted on campuses through the nation. USC’s programs hope to promote the campaign “Trojans Respect Consent,” and help students define consent on a personal scale, as well promote the idea of bystander intervention during cases of assault.In timely fashion, Rolling Stone magazine’s expose on mishandling of sexual assault cases at the University of Virginia was published early Wednesday, and shared more than 38,000 times before the end of the day. Thousands of stunned readers took to social media to voice their dissatisfaction with university handling of the case described in the article, of a freshman student who was gang raped by members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter at UVA.USC is no stranger to flak regarding mishandling of sexual assault cases, and every story written and reported about the 2013 Title IX investigation seems to offer yet another survivor’s story of rape as a student at USC.Groups such as RISE and the Women’s Student Assembly are working hard to change that, and most importantly, change the mindset of USC’s students and how they regard sexual assaults.“I’d love to see the culture on campus change, and it all depends on the students,” said sophomore Shyann Murphy, executive director of the Women’s Student Assembly. “I hope campaigns like this make people question things that they haven’t questioned before.”Programming throughout the week was dedicated to jump-starting conversations about consent, sexual assault reporting and survivor support. Speakers have included representatives from the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center and a healthy relationships expert.Friday will feature an open house at the Center for Women & Men’s new location in the Engemann Student Health Center, Suite 356. Students can enjoy free food and giveaways, and get to know the current staff from noon to 2 p.m.Both Murphy and USG Vice President Rini Sampath, however, agree that programs like these often present to students that are actively involved in sexual assault prevention on campus, and overlooked by increasingly busy students.This issue is also reflected on a national scale: the White House @ItsOnUs Twitter account has just over 700 followers, a tiny fraction of the thousands of students at universities at which it is being implemented. A search of the University of Virginia online media hub ULoop: UVA Classifieds and News yields a single article on the campaign.Student leaders at USC believe, however, that any steps in the right direction should be reflected as such. Over the summer, the Greek community assembled a Greek task force to address the pressing issue of sexual assaults especially on The Row and have since implemented a certification process for all chapters of the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council. As a part of this certification, chapters must attend training and show 80 percent attendance in order to avoid sanctions on their next class of new members, according to senior President of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity Joey Backs.“I think at the very least, it’s better than nothing, and at most it’s one of the most proactive efforts the school has seen in a while,” he said. “If anything, it got a lot of chapters talking about it, which hasn’t happened a lot before.”Sampath and Murphy both agree that student-led action has been a driving force of change in regards to sexual assault cases at USC over the past few years. Sampath says the formation of the task force shows student commitment to change.“I’m proud of Greek leaders for acknowledging that it does happen on The Row, that they can have a culture that perpetuates harassment towards women,” she said. “For them to come forward and say we need to re-evaluate the way we see each other and self-impose this training, it’s phenomenal.”The idea of a culture shift is one that comes up time and time again in conversations about sexual assault on university campuses, where more often than not, students are wholly aware of the incidents of violence taking place around them. In the case of UVA student detailed in the Rolling Stone article, her peers encouraged her to keep quiet, in order to preserve her social standing. The power of peers in many cases is reflected in the initiative of “Trojans Respect Consent” to encourage bystander intervention.Sampath believes this is one of the ways in which programming can have legitimate and perceptible effect on campus.“I would say that if there’s anything that we can learn from these stories, it’s that we have a shared responsibility for protecting our students,” Sampath said.Murphy agreed and included the USC administration in the shared “we” who have a responsibility to student safety.“It’s a very extremely real problem at USC that a lot more light needs to be shed on it,” Murphy said. “Let’s really look at the way we act, the way we treat each other and the culture on campus.”last_img read more

first_img Published on January 23, 2018 at 9:28 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Adrian Autry scowled and hurled the paper cup still full of water to the hardwood. Two managers bolted from behind the bench to sop up the spill with towels. A referee, running to Syracuse’s end of the court after a change of possession, tiptoed around the scrubbers while his eyes monitored the players and his mouth chastised Syracuse’s assistant coach.It was Jan. 6, Syracuse was playing a depleted Notre Dame team, but none of the 24,000 fans in the Carrier Dome seemed to notice the incident. Autry turned away from the court, as if he had seen enough, and toward fellow assistant Gerry McNamara.“Why would you shoot that?” he said.On the first play of the second half in a closer-than-it-should-be game, Syracuse freshman forward Oshae Brissett had driven from the left wing, spun right, where the defense met him and smashed a lefty layup attempt off the backboard that never touched the rim.Four minutes later, Brissett sunk a deep 3-pointer as the shot-clock expired. Autry, his position coach, simply nodded.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Syracuse coaches, those two plays illustrate Brissett’s season: Sometimes maddening, sometimes marvelous. For each rebound he snares for his team-leading 9.4 per game, and for each basket he scores for his 14.9 points per game, there’s a shot that leaves coaches mystified on the bench.Though SU head coach Jim Boeheim has played Brissett through rough patches — totaling the third-most minutes this season of all freshmen in the country — he needs Brissett to take better shots if Syracuse (13-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) is to beat Boston College (13-7, 3-4) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome and spark a run to the NCAA Tournament.“Oshae, too, has taken a little step back,” Boeheim said after the team’s last game, a win over Pittsburgh on Jan. 16. “He was getting to the basket better early in the year. I still think he did try tonight. He might have gotten hit a couple of times, but you’ve still got to finish those. We need him to get back in there.”That’s because Brissett’s game all season has been keyed by his ability to get to the rim. Every opposing team knows it. As they realized Brissett wanted to put his head down and barrel in, they instructed defenders to play further off him and dare him to shoot jumpers.Brissett has struggled overall, hitting 25 for 78 shots (32.1 percent) in conference play, but has started to find a stroke from beyond the arc. In the ACC, he has hit 9-for-25 (36 percent) after starting the year 14 for 50 (28 percent).Still, the answer for Brissett in how to respond to this new defensive approach lies where he’s always been most comfortable: in the lane. He wants to jumpstart from inside-out like he did in the nonconference, he said.Autry brushed off the thought that Brissett has taken a step back.“I don’t think he’s struggling,” he told The Daily Orange. “He’s struggled to finish, but he’s being more conscious of his shot selection. At the beginning of the year, he was all go, all go, all go, all go, all go. And then the defenses got a little better.”Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorBrissett noticed. After his first ACC road game at Wake Forest, he noted that, just like point guard Frank Howard told him, “I wasn’t getting the calls I normally do.” After each ACC game since, he has remarked about the size and physicality of the opponents’ big me. But it’s less a surprise and more a diagnosis on why he struggled to score or why, as a team, Syracuse got pinched on the boards again.Bruising ACC play has directly affected how Brissett gets his points. In the nonconference slate, driving the lane masked struggles with shot-selection. Against Maryland, Brissett finished 0-for-13 outside the layup lane, but Boeheim thought he “was really good” because he got to the basket. Ditto against Texas Southern, when Boeheim ripped him — “Usually the first shot he takes is a terrible shot, and tonight was the worst shot he’s taken” — but ultimately concluded Brissett made up for it by driving.In the nonconference, Brissett could shoot below 36 percent and still end up with 25 points because teams rewarded his aggression off the bounce with bailout fouls on less-than-ideal looks. Brissett’s penchant for getting to the free-throw line — making 9-for-12 against Georgetown and all 16 against Buffalo — enabled those shots.“Now, they don’t really call fouls,” Brissett said. “I have to figure out how to get in there and make the shot, not just put it up.”Autry has been preparing him for this because he knew the physicality would come. All year, he has drilled Brissett and fellow wing Matthew Moyer on finishing with balance. For one drill at practice, they start in one corner and drive toward the high post. Then, when they’re almost there, the player has to spin back inside toward two defenders: Autry, standing above the block, and a tall, rim-protecting dummy called a D-MAN.The goal for each player is to come out of the spin “low and explosive,” leap with two feet and finish the layup with balance. The last part, “balance,” is crucial, Autry said.“A lot of times, these guys try to go away from the contact,” Autry said. “That’s why they don’t get the foul or can’t finish it. We just want to try to teach them to be a little more explosive. … The physical-ness of finishing off of two (feet) is something most freshmen struggle with.”Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorThe offense has also tried to diversify in order to spring Brissett for good looks. His game, until now, has almost exclusively been receiving the ball on the perimeter and either passing, driving or shooting.Sometimes, though, Boeheim has had Brissett flash the high post to shake up a stagnant offense. Against Pittsburgh on Jan. 16, Brissett did so, but Boeheim came away frustrated, saying after the game that Brissett couldn’t make plays from there. Howard blamed himself for not communicating.“He’s used to being on the perimeter a lot,” Howard said. “Sometimes, he just kind of gets caught in the middle. He doesn’t really know when to flash or when to be on the perimeter. But to be honest, that’s on me.”When Brissett has received the ball, Autry said the 3-point improvement as something that will force defenses to creep back up on him and open driving lanes again. There’s been real progress on finishing with balance, Autry said, and this recent week-long layoff should recharge Brissett for the postseason push.“He’s starting to understand where he can get his shots at, what are good shots for him and open shots in rhythm,” Autry said. “It’s getting better.”Syracuse, a team consistently in need of reliable offensive options, is counting on it. Commentslast_img read more

first_img Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Share Swedish gaming company Cherry has increased its stake in affiliate firm Gaming Lounge, taking its total holding to 95%.Three years after its wholly owned subsidiary, Cherry Malta Ltd, acquired 51% of the shares in the company, the gaming group has resolved to take onboard a further 44% that will be financed through a combination of cash and a new issue of shares.Shares remaining following the acquisition are to be held by the founders of Game Lounge, with the individuals also set to stay on as the company’s Head of Sales and Chief Executive Officer respectively.Anders Holmgren, CEO of Cherry, said: “Game Lounge holds a strong position in a growing market. In the third quarter 2017, Game Lounge continued to grow, and revenue amounted to MSEK 45, an increase of 180 percent compared with the third quarter 2016. EBITDA margin amounted to 75 percent. “Game Lounge’s business model is remarkably scalable, the company has unique capabilities in search-engine optimization (SEO) and is the recognized standard in affiliation within the gaming industry.“We see great potential to expand the scope of the business to also include other segments, such as the loan affiliate website Lainat.fi, acquired by Game Lounge in November.”Cherry has stated that the purchase price is based on a multiple of 4.5 times the 2017 profit of the affiliate operation and 6 times the 2017 profit of the white label operation.Adding that ‘the cash portion is to be disbursed before 30 April 2018 and the new issue must be settled by the Cherry AB Annual General Meeting in May 2018, after which the transaction is expected to be closed.’ Related Articles StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Submit Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGovernor Gretchen Whitmer has made a proclamation that will help cancer patients in Michigan. The governor declared April 18–24 cleaning for a reason week so people with the disease can get help at home.Tara Stone, owner of Your Girl Friday LLC received the proclamation from Governor Whitimer, and is already springing into action.“We just received a proclamation from the mayor of Alpena as well as the governor of Michigan declaring April 18th through the 24th national cleaning for a reason week.”Stone says, for her, acknowledgement of this week hits close to home.“Six years ago my aging parents were having issues in their own health, you know, trying to help them with things in and around the house. Two years ago I started my business and it’s grown really well and we partnered with cleaning for a reason and I feel it’s very important. We do have family that has survived cancer and I know what its like, you know, seeing them go through cancer treatments and stuff like that. ”If you or a loved one needs services, Stone says don’t hesitate to reach out. You can visit her Facebook page, Your Girl Friday LLC, or visit cleaningforareason.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Cancer, Cleaning, cleaning for a reason, Tara, Tara StoneContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena native performing two nights of music this weekendNext Alpena Post weekly calls for servicelast_img read more

first_imgBlack Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has admitted that he could barely close his eyes and sleep on the night before leading the Black Stars to a 2-0 win against Malawi. ”It was not fear or worry or anything bad but I was just anxious and a little nervous that’s all”.In a revealing interview for the upcoming Sports Journal series on TV3, the former Udinese and Sunderland striker confessed that he has accepted his fate as an ”unpredictable” player. ”I give everything to God and whatever happens I have come to accept it”From villain to hero, Gyan is rarely far away from incident and arresting headlines but he has no regrets – only useful lessons. ‘’I almost quit the national team in 2008 because of a few fans but you saw how the fans clapped and supported us today”Gyan’s management team led by ”King Sammy” also seem to have cracked the secret code for branding their prize asset with recent media and branding deals. But perhaps what will be the sweetest music to Ghanaians is the player’s firm belief that his finest moments in the game are ahead of him. With his trademark grin and wide eyed expression, Gyan has declared that his best form for the national team is yet to come.And who are we to doubt him? In 2003 the Al Ain forward was still in his teens when he was given his international debut by then Black Stars coach Ralf Zumdick. The player did not fluff his lines as he scored in the 90th minute of that game against Somalia.It could be that football fans did not see it coming; his colorful and sometimes chequered career so far, would make an interesting script for movie directors. After all, he was the youngest ever player to score for the Black Stars and followed with a string of match winning performances. ” That is me, I do not plan to go out there and score spectacular goals or miss chances or penalties. I want to be the best and just do what I have to do”. That statement may sound cliché but it is true that he scored four times in seven matches during the Black Stars maiden successful World Cup qualifying campaign in 2005/06.If you want controversy call Asamoah Gyan; Scoring from the penalty spot, having the goal disallowed, getting a yellow card and then missing the subsequent re-take? That was at Germany 2006 against the Czech Republic.If you want spine tingling magic, call Asamoah Gyan; The same player scored the fastest goal in that crazy World Cup in Germany against the unbeaten Europeans at the time.And talk of despair and you would not need to go far; just call Gyan as he hit the crossbar at South Africa 2010.With Gyan, having his cake and eating it is not impossible. Whether it is scoring on his debut as he did for Sunderland with a volley and a jig or smashing an extra time winner against USA, the player has pleaded with fans to take him as he is.That may not be asking too much because the check-list of good is far lengthier than bad and he smiles more than he broods. As captain of the Black Stars, the player insists he is only a caretaker of the heavy arm band that has been worn by other great ”A”s before him; his coach Akwasi Appiah, Abedi Pele, CK Akunnor, and Stephen Appiah to reference but a few.”I love life, people and I promise to do my best for the team and my country but it will not be easy that is why I always ask for support and prayers”In his first press conference as captain, we saw the other side of Gyan when he cleared his throat before asking Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi to jokingly give him a glass of water. Nyantakyi was quick to play his role saying ”…quick, give him water to drink, he will need it”For now, his music and dancing career has been put on hold as he also says the Boxing promotion syndicate he runs is also in transit.Like I said, it is only one match but better a good, cautious start than nothing at all. Who knows, after all that Gyan claims he has been through in his career and in his private life, he could be the man to lead the new look Black Stars to silverware and gold.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Premier League champions Hearts of Oak have increased gate fees for its home games in the Premier League.According to a press release signed by the club’s Public Relations Officer, Muheeb Saeed, the decision has been occasioned by a sharp increase in the cost of running the club.Tickets for the popular stand and centre line, which previously cost GH¢3 each will now cost GH¢4 each, whilst Lower VIP tickets will now cost GH¢7 each, representing a GH¢2 increase.Upper VIP tickets, previously costing GH¢7 each, will now cost GH¢10 each, with VVIP tickets reviewed upwards from GH¢10 to GH¢15 each.The revised rates will take effect from Sunday November 3 2013 at the Accra Sports Stadium, when Hearts of Oak takes on King Faisal on match day 10last_img read more