Port Mourant teams dominate BVA one-day club tournament

first_imgPORT Mourant Training Centre-1 (PMTC-1) and Port Mourant females dominated the Berbice Volleyball Association’s (BVA) Inter-Club one-day tournament which was played at the PMTC’s Hostel compound, Corentyne, Berbice last Sunday.Four teams contested the male category while three teams participated in the female category. At the end, PMTC-1 males and Port Mourant females emerged victorious in the respective categories.After a round-robin play-off in both categories, PMTC-1 and PMTC-2 came out as the top teams in the male category.The two teams then engaged each other in a play-off to decide the winning team and PMTC-1 came from behind to win 2-1 after three intensive sets. They had lost the first set at 14-25, but rebounded to win the other two sets 25-18, 15-11.The other two teams in this category were Corriverton Jets and GUYSUCO Training Centre/Port Mourant.In the female category, Port Mourant females defeated Corriverton Jets 30-18 in the final to claim the top prize.The other female team who contested the tournament were the Falcons of Orealla.last_img read more

School of Social Work establishes student archive

first_imgUSC’s School of Social Work will begin maintaining an archive of exemplary student papers and research through a new partnership between the City University of Hong Kong and USC Libraries. The partnership is CityU’s first with a North American university.The schools hope the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students collection, will help preserve outstanding work by students, and give others permanent access to past work.CityU first introduced the project in 2004 as a means to help students learn efficient research and writing skills and instill a sense of academic integrity.“We’re proud to be a part of this wonderful project that raises the visibility of the quality work our students produce and provides long-term access to their research,” Cherry Short told USC News. Short is the assistant dean of global community initiatives for the School of Social Work.A committee of USC faculty members reviewed and submitted 10 papers authored by students in the social work graduate program. The review committee based their selections on the quality of research, writing, presentation and creativity.The collection of papers is published in a book and is also being preserved in USC’s digital library, where international researchers and students can access the selected works.As a reward for having their work chosen by the review committee, students received a certificate and copy of the published book at the Dean’s Recognition Ceremony on May 7.Erin Dowler, who wrote a paper evaluating a client support service within the Immigrants’ Rights Project at Public Counsel, was one of those recognized at the ceremony.“This project has made a very positive impact on my education seeing how my research paper has translated into useful knowledge, which can help others in my field in the U.S. and internationally,” she told USC News.Administrators for USC Libraries plan on branching out with the program and asking other schools on campus to create the same type of archive where exemplary work can serve as an additional resource for students.last_img read more

Football: Get to know Wisconsin’s next opponent, Troy

first_imgTroy University (1-1)Mascot: T-RoyNickname: TrojansLocation: Troy, AlabamaConference: Sun BeltSaturday will mark the first time Troy and Wisconsin have ever met on the football field.The Trojans have a first-year head coach in Neal Brown, who replaced longtime coach Larry Blakeney. Blakeney coached the Trojans for 24 years and led them to five straight conference titles from 2006 to 2010.Since then, Troy has seen little success on the field, compiling a 17-31 overall record in that timespan.The Trojans defeated Charleston Southern 44-16 last Saturday behind a two touchdown performance from senior running back Brandon Burks.Troy’s passing attack and the way it spreads the ball out poses a threat, Dave Aranda, Wisconsin defensive coordinator, said.“They make you nervous playing them, for sure,” Aranda said. “Those schemes, they make you work.”Tackling in open spaces will be key, Aranda said.The offensive look Troy presents will make it difficult for outside linebacker Joe Schobert to keep making plays behind the line of scrimmage. Schobert ranks seventh in the country in tackles for losses this season (five) and has recorded nine tackles, resulting in negative yards nine times in his last four games.Troy’s quarterback, Brandon Silvers, has thrown only three interceptions in 315 attempts in his career. The sophomore broke Sam Bradford’s record for completion percentage by a freshman last season at 70.5 percent.Wisconsin’s secondary depth will be challenged in Troy’s numerous four and five wide receiver sets. UW head coach Paul Chryst said the different style provides a unique style for the defense.“They will present some different challenges in the way they are running it, or we think that they are going to run it,” Chryst said. “That will be good for our defense. It will be a different challenge and a good challenge for us.”Saturday’s game informationWhen: 2:30 p.m. (CT)Where: Camp Randall Stadium. Madison, Wisconsin (80,321)TV: Big Ten Network (Scott Graham, J Leman, Jay Wilson)Radio: Badger Sports Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher)last_img read more

Bet on Alfa demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership

first_img EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020 Bet on Alfa has become the latest sports betting operator to join the recently-rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), joining the likes of Virgin Bet and the Bethard Group.Under the terms of its membership, Bet on Alfa will be able to both utilise the IBIA’s global monitoring and alert platform, as well as feed data into the platform in order to strengthen betting integrity.Frixos Constantinides, Director of Bet on Alfa, commented: “We are delighted to be the first Cypriot company joining this association. Betting corruption in sport is a growing threat to the business model of every operator. “Our company recognises the importance of protecting our customers and sporting events from betting-related fraud and to meeting high standards of social corporate responsibility. The International Betting Integrity Association is the leading global player on integrity for our sector and membership brings an important layer of protection for our markets. It is a clear statement of our commitment to meeting the threat of match-fixing.”The Cypriot-based operator has become the fourth new member of the integrity body since its rebranding from ESSA in June of this year. The duo will work alongside one another to monitor betting activity, in a bid to crackdown on betting-related corruption.Bet on Alfa will be represented in ‘high-level policy discussions’ by the IBIA while also gaining access to its monitoring and alert platform – an anti-corruption tool that detects and reports suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets. Khalid Ali, Secretary General of the International Betting Integrity Association, added: “Bet on Alfa is a leading operator in Cyprus and a very welcome addition to the association. Our alert platform benefits greatly from regional experts such as Bet on Alfa and its mix of retail and online operations provides additional value. “I am delighted at the association’s continuing growth and the recognition of responsible companies like Bet on Alfa of the importance of working with other operators collectively to defend regulated betting markets from corruption.” The deal continues the association’s membership growth, which now includes around 50 online and retail brands. The association has longstanding information-sharing partnerships with sports and gambling regulators to utilise its data and prosecute corruption, representing the sector at high-level policy discussion forums such as the IOC, United Nations, Council of Europe and European Commission. Share Share KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches July 28, 2020 Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

TIU provisionally suspends Albina Khabibulina amid corruption concerns

first_img TIU suspends Antonis Kalaitzakis over betting breaches July 21, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Following an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), Uzbekistani tennis player Albina Khabibulina has been provisionally suspended from professional tennis after being found to be in breach of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.Khabibulina, who was suspended by independent Anti-corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Prof Richard H. McLaren with immediate effect, was found to be in breach of Section 3 of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.The ruling means that Khabibulina, who is currently ranked as 294 in WTA doubles, will be prohibited from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport.Under section 3 of the Anti-Corruption Programme, the ruling details that a player may be provisionally suspended if the following conditions are satisfied: “a Covered Person has (i) failed to comply with a Demand or (ii) delayed or obstructed, without reasonable justification, compliance with a Demand or purported to comply with a Demand through the provision of any object or information that has been tampered with, damaged, disabled or otherwise altered from its original state;“(i) there is a likelihood that the Covered Person has committed a Corruption Offense punishable by permanent ineligibility; (ii) in the absence of a Provisional Suspension, the integrity of tennis would be undermined; and (iii) the harm resulting from the absence of a Provisional Suspension outweighs the hardship of the Provisional Suspension on the Covered Person.”Earlier this year, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) issued a crack down on corruption in the sport after issuing a fine and a suspension to players found to be in contravention of regulations.Issuing a $51,250 (£41,000) fine to former world No 50 Anna Tatishvili and a nine month suspension to German tennis player Osman Torski, the TIU focused upon enforcing the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP). IBIA and TIU call for increased due diligence as live sport returns May 20, 2020 TIU denies two requests to lift provisional suspensions July 27, 2020last_img read more

DNR: conservation officers broke no rules stopping Des Moines fight

first_imgDES MOINES — The Iowa DNR says two conservation officers who broke up a fight in downtown Des Moines in September did nothing wrong.Information from the DNR says an internal investigation found officers Travis Graves and Derrick Slutts did not violate any current department policies after seeing two women fighting on Court Avenue in Des Moines and stopping to break it up. The two officers were on the way to training when they came upon the fight. Both of the women involved were arrested and charged.The DNR says the concerns raised about the action have caused the department to do a review of its policies and ensure they fully reflect the expectations of conservation officers. Conservation officers are sworn peace officers just like officers in police and sheriffs departments.last_img

Axne says call for stay at home order not politically motivated

first_imgWEST DES MOINES — Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines has sent a letter to Governor Kim Reynolds urging Reynolds to issue a “stay-at-home” order to fight the coronavirus.Axne says she’s concerned that the numbers in the state are going to get worse. “The Iowa Department of Public Health has seen information that our cases will peak in just a couple of weeks — so I think it’s time that we get ahead of this as much as we possibly can given the lack of personal protective equipment and supplies in our health care industry — and make sure that we keep people safe,” Axne says.Axne says she has had conversations with the governor on the issue. “I absolutely think the governor has been looking at the realities on the ground every step of the way, and I definitely appreciate the transparency that she’s had in that and the daily briefings that she’s had with the public. But I fear that recommending that people stay home in the next few weeks is not enough,” Axne says. “I’m sure she’s looking at, I know she’s looking at the data on a regular basis. But I think we need to bee looking ahead, as opposed to just the data that we are seeing in the past.”Democrats on the national level have been critical of how Republican President Donald Trump has handled the coronavirus situation. Fellow Iowa Democrat Congresswoman Abbie Finkenauer sent a similar letter to the Republican Reynolds last week. Axne says her letter is not politically motivated. “Well, that’s certainly not the case. I think that it’s inadvisable for anybody to try to look at the coronavirus and what is happening to this country from a political perspective. Listen, I’ve been there in support of the governor and the things that she’s been doing to try and keep Iowans safe and keep things going. I just believe at this time that it’s time we make a difference,” according to Axne.“It’s not a political statement — it’s a statement about what I think is the right move to take — not just from a healthcare perspective, but to help us get back on our feet from an economic perspective more quickly. You know, the faster that we can move through this by keeping more people healthy, the quicker we’ll be able to get back up and running as a country,” Axne says. “And I am really concerned about both of those issues. First and foremost that nobody else dies in our state, or has compromised health result of this.”Axne says putting a “stay-at-home” order in place would legally require Iowans to comply. “It certainly changes the opportunity for folks to go out. We keep the essential employees working obviously…keep our grocery stores open. But it does mean that every Iowan will have to take this outbreak seriously,” Axne says. “When you put an order in place it’s a law, and in and of itself, that will keep a lot more people inside where they need to be — not to mention — it sends a message about the seriousness of this.”Governor Reynolds has been repeatedly asked about the “stay at home” issue and said again in her daily briefing Tuesday that the orders she has issued would work if everyone would follow them. She says,”I can’t lock the state down. I can’t lock everybody in their home.”last_img read more

Micho in Gabon for Nations Cup draw

first_imgAfrica Cup of Nations drawLIVE: 8.30pmPot 1 – Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, AlgeriaPot 2 – Tunisia, Mali, Burkina Faso, DRCPot 3 -Cameroon, Senegal, Morocco, EgyptPot 4 – Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Guinea BissauUganda Cranes, back at the high table of African football for the first time in 38 years, will find out today who they face when AFCON Gabon 2017 kicks off January 14.The official draw of the 31st edition of the continental showpiece will be held in Libreville today. The final tournament is scheduled for January 14 to  February 5 2017 in the Gabonese cities of Libreville, Franceville, Oyem and Port Gentil.  Group A will be based in the capital Libreville, Group B in Franceville, Group C in Oyem with Port Gentil hosting the teams in Group D.Uganda’s Milutin Micho Sredojevic is part of  heads of delegation, coaches and other administrative officials of the 16 qualified teams that will witness the draws. Uganda and Togo qualified as the best two best runners-up, qualifing alongside the winners of the 13 groups Tunisia (Group A), DR Congo (Group B), Mali (Group C), Burkina Faso (Group D), Guinea Bissau (Group E), Morocco (Group F), Egypt (Group G), Ghana (Group H), Cote d’Ivoire (Group I), Algeria (Group J), Senegal (Group K), Zimbabwe (Group L) and Cameroon (Group M).Uganda was last at the final in 1978, and finally, guided by Micho, broke the qualification jinx by beating Comoros 1-0.“Simply there is no enough time to go over all possible stories of African football when you meet dear friends Kwesi, George, King Kalu, TK, Ibenge” tweeted Micho from Gabon with a photo of several African football legends and journalists.” Seeing all this football people here in Gabon appreciating our Cranes qualification,” tweeted Micho.Micho is attending a pre-event workshop organised by soccer governing body CAF to discuss organisational and logistical arrangements for the tournament including accommodation, training, security, transportation, marketing and media. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

PSG crowned champions as Ligue 1 season officially ended

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/AFPAdvertisement In the past few months, world football had received a massive blow from the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Along with a number of players, managers and staffs testing positive, all football fixtures, leagues, tournaments or events were cancelled or postponed all over the world as a precaution against the COVID-19 crisis. A couple of days ago, the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season became the first top tier European league to face cancellation, and today, the French heavyweights Paris Saint Germain have been declared as the winners of the current season.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/AFPOn 13th March, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) had announced the suspension of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for an indefinite amount of time, as Coronavirus had found its way in France, which subsequent went under a lock down.On the heels of the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s announcement of banning all sporting activity in the country until the month of September, the French leagues was cancelled on Tuesday, and PSG, the table-toppers have been crowned champions, their ninth Ligue 1 title.Advertisement The LFP decided the final league table standings on the basis of points won per match. The Parisians, who have secured 68 points from 27 matches, are 12 points ahead of 2nd position Marseille, who have played 28 games.Amiens SC and Toulouse FC have been relegated to Ligue 2, which has also been cancelled. Nîmes Olympique will be heading for the Relegation play-offs, and FC Lorient will be promoted to the top flight from the 2nd division along with RC Lens.Advertisement Along with PSG, Marseille and Stade Rennais FC have secured their berths for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, and Lille OSC in 4th position will be heading for the next Europa League season.“There is no ambiguity about this declaration. We needed to make a final decision about this season. We acknowledge that the 2019-20 season is over,” Nathalie Boy de la Tour, the President of LFP stated.There have been more than 166,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in France, and the death toll has risen to 24,087 which is fifth highest in the world.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Ligue 1 season first major European football league to be cancelledSportspersons and celebrities pour in with their wishes as the Hitman hits 33! Advertisementlast_img read more

About Town

first_imgRED BANKThe 8th annual Red Kettle Classic basketball tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Salvation Army Community Center, 180 Newman Springs Road.Boys and girls teams from middle schools will participate: Holy Cross, Rumson; St. James, red bank; Shrewsbury; Knollwood, Fair Haven; Red Bank Charter and Seashore Day, Long Branch.Doors will open at 8 a.m. The first game will begin at 8:30 a.m. The final game is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m.Admission is $5 for adults, children are $1 or a contribution of canned or packaged food.Door prizes will be offered.The event is sponsored by United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union. * * * * *Monmouth County Historical Association will again participate on Friday, Dec. 7, in the annual Holiday Lantern Tours of Shrewsbury’s Historic Four Corners, a National and State designated Historic District.The historic buildings at the corner of Broad Street and Sycamore Avenue will be open to welcome the public. Tours begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and are by reservation only.The tours will include four historic properties: Monmouth County Historical Association’s Allen House, which was built circa 1710; Christ Church (1769); the Presbyterian Church (1822); and Shrewsbury Friends Meeting House (1816).At the Allen House, which served the community as a tavern in the mid-18th century, visitors will be greeted by the tavern keeper and his family who will illustrate tavern life through dramatic first-person storytelling. Live instrumental music and singing by Heather MacDonald will be followed by cookies and cider generously donated by Foodtown in Red Bank, and general merriment.In Christ Church, the Rev. Harry Finch, who served as rector from 1830 – 1863, along with many of his notable 18th and 19th century parishioners, will be on hand to guide visitors through the church. Christ Church’s bazaar opens on the night of Lantern Tours for visitor shopping.Tours of the Presbyterian Church will also be offered; the second church building on that site constructed 22 years after their original church burned in 1800.Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the Shrewsbury Friends Meeting House, learn more about the Quakers’ unique style of worship, and be treated to light refreshments.Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Tours leave from Christ Church at 380 Sycamore Ave.Reservations are available by calling Renee at 732-915-5862. SHREWSBURYThe Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury, 352 Sycamore Ave., will be holding its annual Christmas bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.The bazaar is sponsored by Presbyterian Women and proceeds will be given away to missions.The event features homemade food, handmade crafts, gifts, toys, fresh floral arrangements, jewelry and more.All are welcome. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThe Atlantic Highlands Library will present a solo violin recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, by Joel DeWitt at the library.DeWitt’s program will include the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.115 by Sergey Prokofiev, and the Sonata for Solo violin (1944) by Bela Bartok.Joel DeWittDeWitt studied with Carroll Glenn at the Eastman School and with Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School. He received a fellowship with the Aspen Music Festival. He has performed as a freelance musician in New York; and as a member of Columbus Symphony, Virginia Opera Association, NJ New Philharmonic, and Metro Lyric Opera.  He has given many recitals, and performs frequently at services for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County and at Unity by the Shore in Neptune.DeWitt is a trustee of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, and the violinist in the Corialis piano trio.The program is free to the public.For more information, please call the library at 732-291-1956.MIDDLETOWNLet’s Learn about Learning Disabilities, presented by Dr. Pauline Nelson will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road.Nelson is a clinical psychologist with more than 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings on both the East and West coasts.She will outline different kinds of learning disabilities, and their respective signs and symptoms. Nelson will also talk about how a diagnosis is made and interventions and assistance available.The event is free but registration is required and may be made at @mtpl.org.Funding for the library’s public programs comes from the generous support of the Middletown Township Public Library Foundation, Inc. RUMSONThe English Speaking Union will be holding its annual holiday repast on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Rumson Country Club, 163 Rumson Road.Libations will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. traditional English Christmas dinner and entertainment at 8 p.m.The organization’s scholarship winner, Evelyn Giovine, will provide a special holiday program.The cost is $60 per person for members and $65 for nonmembers. Wine will be provided at the table, and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening.All are welcome; the dress is black tie optional.A silent auction with half of the proceeds being donated to local storm relief efforts will be featured.Additional information is available by contacting ESU President Richard Biernacki at 732-787-2217 or e-mailing esupresident@comcast.net. Authors of ‘The Jersey Sting’ Talk About Their Book RUMSON – Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Josh Margolin and Ted Sherman will talk at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, about the events that inspired their book, The Jersey Sting: A true story of Crooked Pols, Money-Laundering Rabbis, Black Market Kidneys, and the Informant Who Brought It All Down at Congregation B’nai Israel, 171 Ridge Road.The talk is free and open to the public.The authors will sign books following their talk.The Jersey Sting details one of the largest federal sting operations in United States history, which included key figure Solomon Dwek, a failed real estate investor from Deal, as an undercover informant for the FBI.The sting ended in the arrest of 44 people including three mayors, two legislators, five orthodox rabbis and a man who arranged black market kidney transplants.The book, crafted from thousands of pages of documents, transcripts of federal wiretaps, court records and sworn depositions, takes the reader deep inside the case.Margolin and Sherman are investigative reporters with long histories covering New Jersey for the Star-Ledger.Sherman is still an investigative reporter with the paper while Margolin is now a senior reporter, covering politics and national security at the New York Post.The event is sponsored by the Adult Education Committee at Congregation B’nai Israel.Additional information is available by calling CBI Executive Director Henry Silberman at 732-842-1800 or e-mailing him at henry.silberman@cbirumson.org.last_img read more