AIBA drops officials after ‘handful’ of bad decisions

first_imgTHE International Boxing Association (AIBA) has dropped a number of officials after a review of their decisions at the Olympics.AIBA said that, after 239 bouts in Rio, “less than a handful of the decisions were not at the level expected”.The body has admitted it is in a “transition process”, but said results of bouts already contested will stand.The reaction to Irish fighter Michael Conlan’s controversial defeat prompted a reaction from AIBA.Conlan lost by unanimous decision to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin when many observers felt he had won comfortably.“We have a lot of educating to do and a lot of evaluating to do,” AIBA official Tom Virgets told the BBC.“Along the way we have to sharpen the blade with our officials, with more training, more evaluation.”The federation has since confirmed: “The concerned referees and judges will no longer officiate at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”NEW RULES FOR RIOAIBA, which governs amateur boxing, has changed several rules for the Rio Games – allowing professionals to compete, removing the headguard, scrapping the appeals process and changing the scoring system.Five officials judge each bout and a computer randomly selects three whose scores are counted.There was also controversy when Russian world champion Evgeny Tishchenko was awarded all three rounds in his favour against Kazakhstan’s Vassiliy Levit in the men’s heavyweight final, despite a cut to his head and spending much of the bout on the back foot.Tishchenko was booed by the crowd after being given the unanimous points decision.Irish official Michael Gallagher was one of the judges in the heavyweight final.An enraged Conlan said after his defeat: “I came for gold and I’ve been cheated. I’ll not do another Olympics. I would advise anybody not to compete for AIBA.”Virgets said of his reaction: “I can understand that frustration is heightened when there is a significant amount of media who also believe that he should have won.“We will continue to evaluate to where the media is educated, the coaches are educated as to the criteria better and the officials are constantly getting better so that hopefully we will come to an Olympics in the future and 100% of the bouts will be accepted by coaches, media, athletes and officials.”Conlan’s defeat prompted a five-year-old boy from Dublin to offer him his school medal as a consolation “because you are a winner”.Traditionally, judges would use a computer scoring system to count each punch.But now the winner of each round is awarded 10 points and the loser a lower number, based on criteria which include the quality of punches landed, effective aggression and tactical superiority.“We’re getting better but Rome wasn’t built in a day and we’re going to continue to raise that bar of excellence,” insisted Virgets, a member of AIBA’S executive board and chairman of its disciplinary committee.Asked about the judges in Rio, Virgets said: “We’re changing them from being robots who press the button to being analysts of the bout.”last_img read more

The Latest: Layoffs, salary cuts for Ottawa Senators

first_imgBrescia president Massimo Cellino says he will forfeit his team’s remaining Serie A matches if the Italian soccer league resumes.Brescia is the third-worst hit province in Italy with more than 8,500 coronavirus cases and more than 1,300 deaths.In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Cellino says “this season doesn’t make sense anymore.”He says “returning to activity is pure craziness. If they force us to I am ready to not put out the team and lose the matches 3-0 by default out of respect for the citizens of Brescia and their loved ones who aren’t here anymore.”Brescia is in last place in the league standings. The president of Lazio recently accused Cellino of trying to avoid relegation. That date also was supposed to be when the men’s final was played at Wimbledon.But the All England Club announced Wednesday that its Grand Slam tournament would not be played this year.___The New England Patriots’ private team plane is returning to Boston from China carrying more than 1 million masks critical to health care providers fighting to control the spread of the new coronavirus.The Wall Street Journal reports that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker secured the N95 masks but had no way of getting them to the U.S. Cellino says “I don’t care at all about relegation. So far we have deserved it and I have my blame in that, too.”___Potential hosts of soccer’s 2027 Asian Cup have been given more time to enter the contest by the Asian Football Confederation.The AFC says the March deadline to show interest was extended by three months to June because many of its member federations have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.The Saudi Arabian soccer body said in February it wanted to host the 24-team tournament. The team will host a 90-minute, online celebration Friday that features interviews with manager Brian Snitker, general manager Alex Anthopoulos and star first baseman Freddie Freeman as well as messages from other Braves players. Operatic tenor Timothy Miller will perform the national anthem, joined by popular between-innings features such as Beat The Freeze and the Home Depot Tool Race.The “At Home” opener will serve as a lead-in to Fox Sports South airing a replay of the Braves′ 2019 home opener against the Chicago Cubs.Like sports around the world, Major League Baseball is on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.The Braves are two-time defending National League East champions.___ The team’s parent company says the full-time workforce will be reduced starting Sunday, when the NHL club’s season was originally scheduled to end. Those not laid off could be placed on furlough. Others could have their salaries reduced. Health benefits will continue uninterrupted.“We will pull through by staying committed together,” owner Eugene Melnyk said. “I look forward to the day when it is safe to reopen our doors and welcome back employees, fans and community partners.”___Former baseball All-Star Jim Edmonds says he tested positive for the new coronavirus and for pneumonia. Explained Silva: “It wasn’t so much about the money, but a way to say, ‘Thank you,’ and just so they could use it for some rent or some groceries or anything they might need.”All professional tennis events have been postponed or canceled until early July because of the COVID-19 outbreak.There will be some tennis to watch on TV this weekend, though: A WTT all-star event featuring 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys and other players will air Saturday on CBS. It was filmed March 1.Silva said WTT is still planning to launch its three-week season on July 12, but will continue to monitor the situation and offer periodic updates.Matches are slated to be held that day in Washington, Orlando, San Diego and Springfield, Missouri. The Latest: Layoffs, salary cuts for Ottawa Senators Team owner Robert Kraft stepped in and offered to help. The plane, a Boeing 767 painted in the team’s colors and logo, is usually used to carry the team to and from NFL games. It is expected back in Boston on Thursday.___The World Games that were more than a year away have been delayed to 2022 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Olympic-style event for sports that are not on the Summer Games program had been scheduled for July 15-25, 2021, in Birmingham, Alabama. But those dates now overlap with the Tokyo Olympics, which were delayed for a full year while the world deals with the pandemic.The International World Games Association and Birmingham Organizing Committee announced Thursday that the 11th edition of the World Games will now be held on July 7-17, 2022. British Open organizers say postponement is an option for this year’s tournament at Royal St. George’s because of the coronavirus outbreak.The R&A released a short statement in response to media speculation about the staging of the event in July. Chief executive Martin Slumbers says the “process is taking some time to resolve” because of a range of external factors.Slumbers says “we are well aware of the importance of being able to give clear guidance to fans, players and everyone involved and are working to resolve this as soon as we can.”The 149th edition of the Open Championship is scheduled to take place July 16-19. The last time the Open wasn’t played was in 1945 because of World War II.___ April 2, 2020 Masters.com and @TheMasters social media will complement the broadcasts with content never before seen from famous final rounds.___The Russian Sports Ministry says a major training base near Moscow has shut down after a coach and an athlete tested “provisionally positive” for the new coronavirus.The ministry says the athlete was hospitalized and the coach self-isolated at home. All training is shut down at the sprawling Novogorsk base, a key focus of Russian Olympic preparations across multiple sports, and it has been disinfected. Athletes have either been isolated or sent home to self-isolate.The ministry didn’t name the coach or athlete. However, the coach was identified as artistic gymnastics head coach Andrei Rodionenko in comments to state news agency Tass by Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation president Irina Viner-Usmanova. The French Grand Prix scheduled for May 17 in Le Mans has been postponed, becoming the sixth MotoGP race to be called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.The motorcycling series has yet to start its season.The season-opener in Qatar was canceled, the Thailand, Americas and Argentina races were postponed to October-November, and the Spanish MotoGP has yet to find new dates.The next race at risk is the Italian MotoGP on May 31.___ Separately, a Russian boxing coach who was at last month’s Olympic qualifying tournament in London said he tested positive. The Russian Boxing Federation said Anton Kadushin had been at home since returning from the competition.Previously the Turkish federation said one of its boxers and one of its coaches had tested positive after the tournament, which was cut short due to the virus outbreak. The International Olympic Committee said at the time it was “not possible to know the source of infection.”___The CEO of World TeamTennis says the league has sent $1,000 each to about 60 players and coaches as a “gift” to help them deal with the financial hardships presented by the coronavirus pandemic.Carlos Silva said in a telephone interview Thursday that the payments were not an advance of salary for the nine-team league, which was founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. “Although we are facing unprecedented challenges right now, it is important to remember that we are all in this together,” Landry said. “I love the City of Cleveland, and I want to make sure our communities have the support that they need to stay safe and healthy.”The partnership estimates more than 1,300 families will receive supplies to support their health and wellness while schools are closed until at least May 1.Landry has been active in the Cleveland community since joining the Browns in 2018 after four seasons in Miami.___The Atlanta Braves are marking what would have been opening day at Truist Park with a virtual “At Home” opener. The World Games began in 1981 and are held every four years to showcase disciplines that are not on the Olympic program, such as sumo, floorball, billiards, lifesaving, orienteering, dance sport and tug of war.Birmingham won the right to stage the 2021 competition, beating out Lima, Peru, and Ufa, Russia, to become the first U.S. host since Santa Clara, California, for the inaugural World Games.Birmingham had expected some 3,600 athletes from more than 100 nations to participate.___Iowa State coaches and other athletic department staff members are getting pay cuts for one year to help offset lost revenue from the coronavirus pandemic. World Sailing has canceled the World Cup Series Final in Enoshima, Japan, in June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The regatta was to give valuable competition for the Olympic classes just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Games.The Olympics have been postponed to 2021.World Sailing and Japanese officials were in talks to return to Enoshima in 2021 before the rescheduled Olympics.___ Get ready for a full week of the Masters on television.With this year’s tournament postponed because of the new coronavirus, ESPN and CBS Sports will broadcast the final rounds of some of the more significant Masters.ESPN starts it off at 3 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday with the final round from 1986. That’s arguably the most popular Masters of all, when Jack Nicklaus shot 30 on the back nine to win his sixth green jacket at age 46. ESPN will show the the 2012 Masters, when Bubba Watson won his first green jacket, at 2 p.m. Thursday. That’s followed by Tiger Woods’ record 12-shot victory in 1997 at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, ESPN features 2013, when Adam Scott won, at noon and 2005, with Woods and his memorable chip-in on the 16th, at 6 p.m.CBS takes over on the weekend, starting with a one-hour production of 1975, when Nicklaus won over Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller. That begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and is immediately followed by 2004, which was Phil Mickelson’s duel with Ernie Els.On Sunday starting at 12:30 p.m., CBS will show the entire round from last year, when Woods completed his comeback from back surgeries to win his fifth green jacket. The Senior PGA Championship in Michigan has been canceled.The PGA of America says it based its decision on Michigan’s stay-at-home order that was enacted March 23.The Senior PGA in Benton Harbor, Michigan, was to be played May 21-24. It will be held next year at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It will return to Benton Harbor the following year.___World Athletics says it won’t clear any Russian athletes to compete internationally amid the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Ottawa Senators are making temporary layoffs and salary reductions because of COVID-19. “I am completely symptom free now and doing really well, and so I must have had it for a while,” Edmonds said in a video posted to his Instagram account. “I appreciate everyone who has said well wishes and wished me the best.”The 49-year-old played 17 major league seasons from 1993-2010, mostly for the California and Los Angeles Angels (1993-99) and St. Louis Cardinals (2000-07). He hit 393 home runs.___Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has donated $15,000 to provide hygiene products to students and families in the East Cleveland City School District during the coronavirus pandemic.Landry partnered with Meijer to supply families with soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and other personal care products. Athletic director Jaime Pollard wrote on the Cyclones’ website that his department faces a $5 million shortfall this year because of the cancellation of the NCAA and Big 12 men’s basketball tournaments.The payroll cut will save more than $3 million. There also will be a temporary suspension of bonuses for coaches totaling another $1 million.Previously announced increases in Cyclone Club annual giving levels have been delayed, prices for season and individual game ticket prices have been frozen for all sports and the deadline for booster club donations and football season ticket renewals has been extended to May 29.___The Belgian soccer league has become the first major European competition to recommend ending its season with the current standings declared final because of the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press The league says Club Brugge would be awarded the title if the advice is confirmed at a general assembly meeting on April 15. Brugge would also qualify for next season’s Champions League.Brugge is currently 15 points ahead of second-place Gent with one game to go before the season-ending playoffs.The league management board has agreed it is unclear when team training could resume and says it is “very unlikely” any games with fans attending could be played before June 30.The league says even games in empty stadiums would put stress on public health and security services dealing with the pandemic. It agreed the risk of infecting players would also damage the competition’s integrity.___ The governing body of track requires Russians to apply for “authorized neutral athlete” status each year to compete outside their home country. Russia has been suspended from World Athletics since 2015 for widespread doping.World Athletics spokeswoman Nicole Jeffery says in e-mailed comments that “the ANA system only applies to international competition, so until there is competition there is no need for any athlete to apply.”She adds that “for the next two months, at least, there is no competition, so the system does not need to be active until we know when the competition schedule can resume.”World Athletics hasn’t decided how far in advance to open applications once competitions resume. High jump world champion Mariya Lasitskene and pole vault world champion Anzhelika Sidorova are among those who need their status renewed from last year.___ China will host the 2023 edition. A return to western Asia is possible after the United Arab Emirates staged the 2019 tournament.The AFC is planning for a 2027 tournament but a FIFA task force drafting a future calendar of matches and tournaments will likely be asked to align continental championships. The European Championship and South America’s Copa America are on track to kick off in June 2028.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Germany reach semis as referee needs VAR double-take

first_img(REUTERS)-Germany eased into the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Sunday as the VAR system was again thrust into the spotlight when the on-field official needed two reviews of an incident to send off the correct player.Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) just past the hour after a reckless high challenge by Ernest Mabouka on Germany’s Emre Can saw Sebastien Siani wrongly shown a yellow card in a case of mistaken identity.But even then Roldan did not come up with the right outcome as he simply switched the colour of Cameroon midfielder Siani’s card from yellow to red.It was only after Cameroon’s players insisted the referee review the incident again that he realised his error, rescinded Siani’s sending off and instead flashed the red card to the correct culprit Mabouka, leaving coach Hugo Broos bewildered.“Everybody’s confused including me,” the Cameroon manager told reporters. “First of all I saw a red card, then it was a yellow card, then he (the referee) came to the jury next to the pitch, then he went again to player, then he gave a red card for another player, so don’t ask me what really happened.”He added: “Both players had their legs really high. I don’t see why he had to give a red card to my player.”Germany topped Group B to set up a last four meeting with Mexico at the same venue on Thursday after the first international goals for Kerem Demirbay and Timo Werner, who got two. Vincent Aboubakar scored Cameroon’s consolation.The drama came on a landmark day for Joachim Loew, who celebrated his 100th win as Germany head coach in his 150th game in charge.After the lengthy stoppage involving the red card incident, Germany made their numerical advantage count almost immediately as Werner also got his first Germany goal with an excellent header from Kimmich’s fine cross to the back post.Cameroon were gifted a way back into the match when Marc-Andre ter Stegen let Aboubakar’s header burst through his gloves in what was a poor goal to concede for the Barcelona keeper.Any thoughts of a comeback from the 10 men, though, were quashed when Werner lashed home his second as Germany’s young side went on to seal a comfortable win.Germany took the lead in the 48th minute as a superb back-heel from captain Julian Draxler steered the ball into the path of former Turkey junior international Demirbay and he rifled a shot into the roof of the net.last_img read more

‘LaLiga Playing a Key Role in the Growth of Football’

first_imgL-R – Media and Communications Coordinator LaLiga Nigeria, Ayodeji Adegbenro, Delegate LaLiga Nigeria, Guillermo Perez Castello, LaLiga Ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju, and Managing Director LaLiga Nigeria, Javier Del Rio For almost three seasons now, LaLiga entered into a partnership with the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) that allows both Nigerian clubs have insight into the management of the successful Spanish club’s.Nigeria’s U-15 youth team has also benefited from regular the partnership same as the women’s league, the NWFL.Del Rio also stressed that Spanish football’s governing body and its clubs aim to develop the local game internationally, while working to become the second most popular competition in each country, behind the respective domestic leagues.“This operation is based around the following four lines of action: institutional relations, the training of players and coaches, protecting the integrity of the game and social responsibility.“In terms of institutional relations, LaLiga has secured over 30 agreements with federations, leagues and other institutions in countries including the United States, Argentina, Portugal, Nigeria, South Africa, Thailand and Japan.“These partnerships enable the organisation to explore potential cooperation schemes and projects involving the sharing of knowledge and ideas,” he emphasised.One area in which this knowledge sharing is seen is in the second line of action: the training of players and coaches. Through its network of expert coaches, LaLiga has rolled out projects in more than 30 countries, where nearly 10,000 coaches and over 120,000 players have benefited from training on the LaLiga methodology, which combines on-field work at all levels with instruction on respect and the values of fair play.The aforementioned values are also evident in LaLiga’s day-to-day work, with the organisation’s foundation leading projects including LaLiga Santander Genuine, Future Fans (Futura Aficion) and the Fair Play Social scheme, all of which seek to repay society for part of all that it has given LaLiga.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In a bid to promote the development of football, both locally and globally, LaLiga oversees training programmes, value-enhancing initiatives and has signed numerous agreements with international organisations.Speaking at an interactive session in Lagos thursday, Managing Director LaLiga Nigeria, Javier Del Rio, stressed that these efforts are all part of the institution’s quest to ensure that the experience garnered throughout the history of the Spanish league serves to assist the growth of the game and its values across the globeThe LaLiga clubs are also heavily involved in this mission, running various strategic projects and signing international agreements, whilst also opening academies and sporting schools throughout the world. The Barcelona Academy in Lagos with over 300 youth players is one of such,” he noted.last_img read more

Recipe: Sweet Potato Pudding

first_imgRecipe provided courtesy of Gracefoods.com Sweet Potato PuddingPreparation time: 45mCooking time: 1h 45mIngredients5 pound(s) sweet Potato3 cup(s) dark Sugar1 cup(s) flour1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder1 packet(s) Grace Coconut Milk Powder5 cup(s) water1/4 cup(s) Grace Margarine melted1 whole nutmeg, grated1 teaspoon(s) salt1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder1 teaspoon(s) vanilla essence1 tablespoon(s) white rum1 tablespoon(s) lime juice1 teaspoon(s) Grace Browning optionalSweet Potato Pudding DirectionsPeel cut and grate sweet potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.Add dark sugar, flour and raisins.Combine Grace Coconut Milk Powder with water, mix well and add to the sweet potato mixture.Add melted margarine, nutmeg, salt, cinnamon powder, vanilla, rum, lime juice and browning and mix well.Scrape mixture into a greased 10inch baking tin.Bake in a pre-heated oven 350 F or 180 degrees C for 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 hours.Note:5 pounds sweet potato will yield 12 cups when grated.Courtesy- Gracefoods.comlast_img read more

2017 a record year for XLMedia

first_img Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Submit Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking July 23, 2020 Publishing its results for 2017, affiliate marketing firm XLMedia has detailed another set of record breaking results, outlining that its revenues increased by 33% to $137.6 million from the corresponding year. Additionally, the Gross profit of XLMedia rose to $73.1 million up 37% from 2016. The group reported its Nordic expansion played a key role in its positive 2017 outlook, after it acquired a number of leading Finnish gambling related informational websites from Good Game Ltd for a total consideration of up to €15 million. Ory Weihs, Chief Executive Officer of XLMedia, commented: “We are delighted to have delivered another record performance for the Group, underpinned by our clear strategic vision.  Our recent entry into the personal finance sector is already delivering tangible benefits with potential for further upside, while the core activities continue to deliver solid growth.“Elsewhere, core markets continue to perform well, and alongside the acquisitions and ongoing investment in technology, we are confident these will generate significant returns.“Further to the fundraising completed in January, we believe we will be able to capitalise on our acquisition pipeline in addition to growing the business organically. The Board remains focused on continuing to deliver further progress and shareholder value.”XLMedia also leveraged a strong presence in emerging markets, with a continued focus on its presence in the growing Romanian market after it completed the acquisition of a Romanian portfolio of publishing assets.Looking ahead, XLMedia also outlined that it’s in a positive position to replicate its 2017 success in 2018, detailing $43.6 million fundraising to aide continued acquisition strategies, following on from the raising of an additional $43.6 million of cash to further accelerate acquisition strategy in 2017.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, May 21, 2014:•7:25 a.m. Bryan C. Hartman, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•8:20 a.m. Timothy L. Nance, 61, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•8:43 a.m. Mark A. Ortiz, 50, Oxford, was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•9:05 a.m. Monty L. Troutman, 62, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•9:44 a.m. James R. Johnson, 66, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•9:47 a.m. Landon G. Conley, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no trailer lights.•9:56 a.m.  Charles D. Schultz, 56, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant charged with possession of methamphetamine with Intent to distribute and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.•9:57 a.m. Mistee N. Stephenson, 34, Rose Hill, was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•10:10 a.m. Donna J. Page, 68, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•10:13 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to pavement in the 200 block E. 3rd, Wellington.•10:25 a.m. Phillip B. Church Jr., 69, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•10:50 a.m. Frank J. Merando, 68, Tecumseh, Kans. was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•1:27 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.•3:01 p.m. Aaron P. Froman, 31, Medicine Lodge was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:10 p.m. Joshua L. Hadicke, 32, Arkansas City, Kans. was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:20 p.m. Richard D. Nicholson, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:27 p.m. Douglas D. Nelson, 55, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:40 p.m. Clinton L. Prochaska, 35, Arkansas City, Ks was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:55 p.m. Nicholas W. Luttrell, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•4:11 p.m. Christopher A. Wood, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and no seatbelt violation.•4:15 p.m. Wesley P. Stangl, 53, Argonia, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•4:27 p.m. Erin A. M. Hoover, 19, Oxford, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•4:44 p.m. Jerrod M. Huck, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•4:58 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 600 block S. G, Wellington.•5 p.m. Dana D. Merrifield, 47, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•5 p.m. Virginia D. Barker, 68, Caldwell, Ks was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation by a passenger.•5:13 p.m. Matthew R. Geier, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•5:27 p.m. Tonya A. Shriver, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•5:57 p.m. Cizzy L. Jones-Jack, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•6:39 p.m. Lindsey D. Pattrick, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•6:39 p.m. Shellie D. Yura, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation by a passenger.•6:52 p.m. Brian E. Farmer, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.last_img read more

Sharon Goodrum, Tucson, Ariz.: Nov. 9, 1950 – Feb. 19, 2015

first_imgSharon GoodrumSharon K. Goodrum, of Tucson, Ariz., died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 64.Sharon was born the daughter of Richard N. and Mary Lou (Ternes) Goodrum on Thursday, November 09, 1950 in Wellington. Her parents and her brother, Chris Goodrum precede her in death.Survivors include her brother, Mark Goodrum and his wife Marcine of Wellington and her sister, Marcia Wilson and her husband John of Olathe, as well as several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and a great-nephew.The family will hold a private service according to Sharon’s wishes. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more

Giants’ Gabe Kapler explains why he kneeled during national anthem

first_imgMORE: Giants’ coach Alyssa Nakken makes on-field historyKapler explained his decision to take a knee to The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly:I did that because I wanted them to know that I wasn’t pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality. I told them that I … wanted to amplify the voice of the Black community and marginalized communities as well. So I told them that I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we’ve handled racism in our country. I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. And I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions and we would respect and support those decisions. I wanted them to feel safe about speaking up. So we had these kinds of discussions for the last several days. And we’ll continue to have them.Members of the @SFGiants kneel during the National Anthem. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/QbvAvCZiEs— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi offered support to Kapler and the rest of his players for standing against racism and racial injustice. Kapler also reiterated that whatever choice his players decide to make, they’ll have the support of the organization. Among the other players, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was seen standing between both first base coach Antoan Richardson and outfielder Jaylin Davis, and put a hand on each of their shoulders. Crawford explained his reasoning behind standing, saying he has family members in the military “Standing for the flag and what it is supposed to represent is a big deal for them, so it is for me too,” Crawford told Baggarly. “That does not at all mean that I don’t support the movement, or condone police brutality or inequality.” July 20 was a history-making day for the Giants, to say the least.Before the start of the team’s final exhibition game vs. the Athletics on Monday, several members of the Giants took a knee during the national anthem. Most prominent of the bunch was San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler. Several Giants knelt for the national anthem, led by Gabe Kapler. Jaylin Davis, Austin Slater too. pic.twitter.com/dPtfOTzSiR— Mark W. Sanchez (@MarkWSanchez) July 21, 2020MLB has taken a more forward stance on racism amid racial injustice in recent months, but some are questioning whether the league’s reaction has been enough. While all 30 organizations ended up issuing statements on the death of George Floyd, some seemed hesitant to condemn systemic racism and racial injustice across the country.From a player standpoint, this may figure to be the start of a true movement across MLB. On Monday, Angels pitcher Keynan Middleton took a knee and raised a fist during the anthem.Keynan Middleton will release his own statement tonight. But Joe Maddon said Middleton said he wish he had kneeled before, and wanted to reiterate that Middleton had the full support of his teammates in doing so. https://t.co/bfQWZG4cjd— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 21, 2020In 2017, A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was the first and only player in MLB who kneeled during the national anthem, which came in direct response to Donald Trump’s urging that players who kneeled should be “fired” from their sport.last_img read more

Number of Iowa unemployment claims drops, Iowa Workforce Development’s website can answer many unemployment questions

first_imgMASON CITY — The number of state unemployment claims in the last week remained high, but it did drop from the week before. The US Labor Department says new claims for the week of April 5th through the 11th were 43,862, down from more than 67,000 first-time claims filed in the previous week. Iowa Workforce Development district manager Michael Witt says the best place for individuals to find and understand the options for unemployment is at the COVID-19 page on their website iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov.  “When folks visit that page, we really lay out all the options that are out there related to the CARES act. Your going to find a link to all three individual unemployment compensation programs that are a part of the CARES act:  the pandemic unemployment assistance program, the federal pandemic compensation program as well as the extended unemployment compensation program.” Witt says the website also has a spot that answers frequently asked questions as well as some videos to help people understand the process of filing for unemployment.   “A couple of documents with questions and answers both related to individuals as well as employers. We keep those two pages updated as often as we can. We have links for if an individual has never filed for unemployment before and they’re not comfortable, or maybe unsure of how to do it, we have links to recorded videos, both in English and Spanish, and we have other languages coming, where someone can watch that short video, it walks them through tab-by-tab, screen-by-screen, on what information they would need to provide when they file that unemployment claim.”People with other questions can also email Iowa Workforce Development at uiclaimshelp@iwd.iowa.gov.last_img read more