India’s national 110m hurdles record-holder to compete at AP Invitational

first_imgINDIA’S national record-holder at the 110m hurdles, Siddhanth Thingalaya, has been confirmed for the Aliann Pompey Invitational set for July 6 at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora, West Coast Demerara.Thingalaya, who hails from Mumbai, holds India’s national 110m hurdles record at 13.48s; a record that he set in 2017.The hurdler has represented his nation at the Commonwealth Games twice (in 2010 and 2014) and has participated at the World Championships in 2017.The 28-year-old is also an Asian junior silver medallist (2010) in the 110m hurdles event and competed at the World Junior Championships as well.Founder of the AP Invitational, Aliann Pompey is extremely happy to have Thingalaya compete at the event which she revealed will surely add more quality to the championships.last_img read more

Syracuse head coaches react to hire of Athletic Director Mark Coyle

first_img Published on June 22, 2015 at 1:04 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said he thinks the perception surrounding Mark Coyle is that he’s coming in only to help the football program, and that isn’t true.The 39-year Orange head men’s basketball coach said he was impressed by Coyle speaking in terms of all of SU’s D-I sports, and used the occasion to support his colleague, football head coach Scott Shafer.“Everybody out here, everyone standing right here with a microphone or sitting here thinks football is the only thing that he’s gonna do. That’s one thing. And I don’t care who you bring in, you can bring Vince Lombardi and you might not get it done, you don’t know what’s gonna happen with coaching and coaches and how things work,” Boeheim said. “And to hold somebody responsible for a coach, that’s been going on here for a number of years. And it’s the most ridiculous thing that I’ve ever heard of.“It’s very hard, coaching is very hard at this level. And you have to work really hard. Coach Shafer works as hard as anybody as I’ve ever met around, and I think, obviously, it takes some time. I think (former SU head football) coach (Dick) MacPherson was here four years and he had a losing record, I believe. But everyone out here thinks that they should win this year or we need a new football coach. And that’s the most ridiculous way to think that I’ve ever heard in my life. Everyone standing right here thinks that, and that’s ridiculous. You’ve got to give coaches a chance to get things going.”Coyle said he spoke with every head coach this past weekend — most of whom were at his introductory press conference on Monday morning — after getting hired as the new athletic director on Friday evening. He said he plans to focus on every student-athlete that wears the Syracuse jersey, but made a point of saying he’ll “take a look” at the football program.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s just to realize what we are, where we are, where we want to be,” Shafer said of his working relationship with Coyle. “Embrace who we are and understand that we’re trying to fight our way up to be competitive in this conference. It takes change agents … It’s about the people that are playing the game, and he understands that.”Shafer was happy that Coyle has a background as a college football player and the two shared a mutual friend and colleague in Mike Sanford, who coached at Stanford with Shafer. The changes that Coyle brings will happen both quickly, and over time Shafer said, noting Coyle’s successful track record.Other SU head coaches shared praise of Coyle as he takes over as SU’s athletic director.Women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman“He was very knowledgeable. He talked about our success in the recent years. He talked about how our program has grown with wins and with recruiting. He was very knowledgable about our situation.”Men’s lacrosse coach John Desko“I thought he did a great job today. It was fun for me to listen to … I’m looking forward to work with him and give him some input as far as what we need to stay competitive here. And he’s going to be all ears.” Commentslast_img read more

O’Sullivan confident of forward prowess ahead of Cork clash

first_imgThe Premier County will throw in against the Rebels in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7 o’clock…with Tipperary looking to make up for last year’s disappointment in the provincial final where they lost out. According to manager, Mike O’Sullivan, Tipperary have the forwards to trouble Cork and he’s clear on what needs to be done if the Premier County are to reach the provincial semi-final.Throw in this evening in Cork is at 7pm.last_img

“Its high-time the rules in boxing changed”: MC Mary Kom

first_img 10 months ago Booker Prize awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo LIVE TV “I still can’t believe it. Its like you hit a six and the umpire gives you out. The world saw. You saw. But the referee has all the power to hold & raise the loser’s hands up for a decision. And this was a clear cut foul play and cheating. I think, time has come relook the boxing points system and the criteria of giving points very closely. Its just becoming whims and fancies of the judges. How can this be allowed for so long? If this can happen with recognized and top boxers then just think what’s happening with the not so famous boxers?”, the eight-time world championship medallists said. FOLLOW US Session ID: 2020-09-09:f779795370776cb0bba29380 Player Element ID: video_player_5f5849427ee08 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Written By Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED COMMENT Suman Ray 10 months ago Booker Prize: How did the jury break rules in choosing 2019 winners 10 months ago “No rules” for BCCI Electoral Officer? Absent during nominations SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 10:30 IST “Its High-time The Rules In Boxing Changed”: MC Mary Kom Legendary Indian boxer MC Mary Kom called for an immediate overhaul in world boxing saying its high time to revise its “opaque” rules & points system. READ | NBA legend Larry Bird is the inspiration behind the Twitter logoCheating and conspiracy against India allegedEarlier, India’s two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has made strong allegations of “cheating and conspiracy” done against legendary boxer Marykom saying “intentional wrong decision was given by the referees against her. We have seen it earlier as well. It happened with top wrestlers and boxers in the past. I appeal to the World bodies to review this decision and earlier decisions.” Mary Kom still became the most decorated and successful boxer (men/women) in the history of World  Championship when she lost the semi-finals and clinched the bronze, though the result was anything but controversial. In a split verdict, Mary lost 1-4 to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in the semi-finals to clinch the bronze.READ | Eliud Kipchoge Nominated for IAAF Male Athlete of the Year awardDespite landing in more & clean punches, the judges differed in their opinion and finally, 1:4 decision was given in favour of her Turkish opponent. Mary Kom still made an appointment with the history and rewritten it by clinching the 8th World Championship medal. The Manipuri legend had targeted an unprecedented eighth final gold overall. India had raised a Yellow Card but as per AIBA’s instruction in a Team meeting this morning; it was informed that protests will be granted only if scores read 3:2/3:1. Our appeal to protest was hence turned down and the Yellow Card was not accepted by the technical committee. The result will stand the same; Mary Kom ends her campaign in the 2019 edition with a Bronze medal.READ | WC Silver is a tight slap on my detractors’ face: Manju RaniREAD | Mary Kom questions the fairness of AIBA tournaments WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Bangladesh Premier League 2019: T20 cricket tourney’s wacky rules! “I dont know what’s happening. The marginal points are always going against India and in this case it it was a one-sided show. I had comoletely dominated the bout. Its a clear cut conspiracy to prevent me from getting the 7th World title.” First Published: 16th October, 2019 10:30 IST 10 months ago ICC announces change in the Super Over rules to decide matches Citing the “horrible” decision against her in the semi-finals of World Boxing Championship when despite hitting “more & clean” punches she was “adjudged the loser”, the legendary MC Mary Kom called for an immediate overhaul in world boxing saying its high time to revise its “opaque” rules & points system.MC Mary Kom believes she dominated the bout WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Cherry restructure of ComeOn sees Jonas Wåhlander depart as company MD

first_img Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 StumbleUpon Updating the market, Stockholm-listed industry games and software supplier Cherry AB has announced that it has moved to restructure igaming subsidiary ComeOn’s senior management team.Its decision sees Jonas Wåhlander step down as Managing Director of ComeOn Malta Ltd with immediate effect.During H1 2017, Cherry AB governance completed its full acquisition of ComeOn! enterprise for a total consideration of €280 million. Cherry indicated that it would move to consolidate all its B2C igaming assets under the ComeOn domain.Updating corporate stakeholders, Anders Holmgren, CEO of Cherry AB commented on ComeOn management changes:“The integration process in our Online Gaming business area has reached a point where we now want to intensify our growth ambitions and further strengthen ComeOn!’s market position. Following a period of internal focus, it is time to take advantage of the strength that exists within the company.“We have begun the recruitment of a new Managing Director for ComeOn! and the new management team comprises several people with experience from ComeOn! from the company’s inception. They will take the company to the next level in terms of earnings and market focus. The fact that several of them are also shareholders in Cherry AB will benefit development,” Related Articles Share Submit Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

49ers 2019 schedule: Game-by-game scouting report

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how this season’s 49ers schedule looks:All dates are Sundays, unless otherwise notedSept. 8, 1:25 p.m. (PT) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: This trip can’t go much worse than last November’s 27-9 debacle, preceded by Marquise Goodwin’s absence for a family emergency and Reuben Foster’s release after a domestic-violence arrest. Then again, things did go worse last time the 49ers opened in Tampa — 1997, Jerry Rice torn ACL, Steve Young concussion, 13-6 loss in Steve Mariucci’s …last_img

Ramon Laureano hits IL and Oakland Athletics snap win streak against Brewers

first_imgThe A’s lost, 4-2, to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game win streak and pushing them a half game out of the second wild card spot behind the Tampa Bay Rays. Here are some takeaways.A rested Anderson returnsBrett Anderson was just a few hours into father-dom the last time he took the ball for the A’s. A few hours of infant care was plenty for Anderson to fall behind on his sleep schedule, and he struggled through one of his worst outings of the year.He was a bit …last_img

Anonymous Twitter Account Named Music Critic of Year by Village Voice

first_imgNew York cultural periodical the Village Voice has named @discographies, an anonymous Twitter account that publishes 140-character reviews of the life work of musicians and bands, as its music critic of the year. Twitter spokesperson Matt Graves called it a “milestone”; whether he’s serious or not, (“dead serious,” he later said) @discographies certainly carries a certain seriousness throughout today’s interview in the Village Voice. “Twitter,” the account holder says, “may be the first mass communications system that also functions as a meritocracy: it actively promotes good ideas and good content, regardless of where they come from.”The account and the interview are filled with the requisite surplus of snark, but something meaningful is happening here. Social networks are opening the world of international publishing to almost anyone, almost anywhere. It’s an end-run around the old world of privilege, power and access. (Consumer technology and leisure not withstanding.) Says the interviewee:“Skeptics might think that the brevity of 140 characters would foster a kind of surface-y and impersonal interaction, but I think it does exactly the opposite: it forces you to communicate in a way that’s more signal than noise. Those are two really powerful functions–spreading ideas and connecting people–embedded in one convenient place. And I think we’re just beginning to discover what the combination of those things might yield. I’m not a starry-eyed futurist, really; I’m just someone using technology to find newer, better ways of expressing my ancient disdain for Alanis Morissette….”On the album and discography in the era of the single song sold online:“Since we’re now at a point where it costs virtually nothing to acquire and store someone’s life work the one truly valuable commodity that still surrounds music consumption is the expenditure of time necessary to hear all the stuff you’ve downloaded.If our hypothetical 15 year old has just BitTorrented Neil Young’s entire corpus of work onto her computer, she’ll probably be a lot happier if the first album she plays isn’t Old Ways, but who’s going to tell her that? That’s where I see @Discographies as having real utility above and beyond whatever entertainment value it may possess. If I can steer just one person away from This Note’s For You and towards Tonight’s The Night, it will all have been worthwhile.” 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#music#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts last_img read more

Modest money small sums obscure more than 40 per cent of federal

first_imgOTTAWA – Since the 2015 election, Canadians have donated nearly $75 million to the five political parties with seats in the House of Commons— but federal law makes it impossible to tell where more than 40 per cent of it came from.The Canadian Press analyzed Elections Canada financial data on donations to parties between Oct. 20, 2015 — the day after the federal election that vaulted Justin Trudeau’s Liberals into power — and June 30, 2017.In total, $74,792,986.82 was donated directly to political parties during that time frame.The Conservatives were responsible for 42.5 per cent of it, or $31.8 million, followed by the Liberals, with 38 per cent or about $28 million. The NDP was a distant third, raising $9.3 million, about 12.5 per cent of the total.The Green party came in with 6.2 per cent, or $4.6 million, while the Bloc Quebecois brought up the rear with $1.1 million, or 1.4 per cent.Fully 42 cents of every dollar the parties raised — $31.1 million — can’t be traced by donor or by the province or city they live in, thanks to a clause in the Canada Elections Act.The law only requires parties to publicly disclose the names and addresses of people who donate at least $200 in a single year.Fully half of what the Bloc and the Greens raised, and 47 per cent of what the NDP brought in, came from donations less than $200. That group accounted for 43 per cent of all Conservative donations and 32 per cent of what the Liberals raised.The rules are different when money is raised by a party but on behalf of leadership contestants, however: parties must report all those directed donations to leadership candidates and include the names and addresses of the donors, regardless of whether the donation was $1 or $1,500.Since the last election, $11.4 million was donated in directed contributions for leadership contestants, mostly for the Conservative contest that wrapped up in May and the NDP race that’s currently underway.Every cent of it can be traced, right down to the postal code.For example, 54 per cent of all leadership donations came from Ontario, while just 0.2 per cent came from Prince Edward Island.By postal code, Elora, Ont., a small town of about 8,000 people 100 kilometres west of Toronto, was the biggest player in the Conservative leadership battle, donating more than $34,000.Since Elora is former leadership hopeful Michael Chong’s hometown, it is perhaps no surprise he was the biggest beneficiary there, though some of his neighbours showed a preference for six of his opponents.Liberal spokesman Braeden Caley deflected questions about the differences in the rules for leadership campaigns versus that for party donations.Caley noted that Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has introduced legislation that would require all parties to advertise at least five days in advance any fundraiser for a party leader or cabinet minister where tickets are at least $200, and to publicly report the names and addresses of attendees.The party has already started doing so on its website, and also has a policy to ensure all those fundraisers are held in public spaces and are open to the media, Caley added.He said the Liberals have challenged the other parties to follow suit.In a statement Gould said the government is taking “concrete action” to make things even more transparent with Bill C-50. An official from her office speaking on background said the $200 threshold for reporting donor information has been in place since 2000, when it was raised from $100. The official noted former chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand did not recommend the threshold be changed in his post-election report last year.NDP spokesman Guillaume Francoeur said his party supports the fact that donations less than $200 can be made anonymously.“The law currently allows individuals to make relatively small donations without having their names appear publicly,” Francoeur said. “We have seen no evidence which would raise concerns with this aspect of the law.”Some 70 per cent of donations to the NDP in the last four years fall into the under-$200 category.Green party deputy leader Daniel Green called for a lower threshold for anonymity, but added his party would rather see stricter limits on the size of donations in general.The Conservatives did not respond to a request for comment.Analyzing the information available for those who donated more than $200, there are some notable trends.More than 61,000 people donated at least $200 to at least one of the five parties since the last election, with an average donation of about $700. The riding of Ottawa Centre accounted for the highest total amount of donations, followed by Toronto neighbourhoods of Rosedale and The Annex.The Conservatives raised the most money in all four Western provinces, but the Liberals topped the charts in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.Quebec residents make up 25 per cent of the registered voters in the country but accounted for just eight per cent of those who donated more than $200. Western Canadians account for 30 per cent of the voters, but 44 per cent of those who donated more than $200.Christian Bourque, executive vice president of Quebec’s Leger polling firm, said studies have shown when it comes to philanthropy in general, Quebeckers donate on average half of the amounts other Canadians donate.“Quebeckers basically culturally feel more distant from politics in Ottawa,” he said.— Follow @mrabson on Twitterlast_img read more

Beside The Points For Monday Nov 20 2017

College Football Things That Caught My EyeAwful year to be a quarterbackBased on Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Games Lost metric, the NFL’s quarterback corps are at 77.8 adjusted games lost in 2017 ahead of this past weekend. Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill, Sam Bradford, Carson Palmer, Deshaun Watson, Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, and Jay Cutler all were or are injured, and 2017 is already the eighth highest AGL since 2000, and we have several weeks left in the NFL season. [FiveThirtyEight]I’m sorry, MississippiThe New York Times dove deep on who watches what NFL games on every Sunday. It’s part of a serpentine series of rules blacking out or making constant or flagged for mandatory pullout when it comes to what goes on CBS where. Thanks to rules saying no team’s home market can have a competing game on air, 9 percent of the country’s population didn’t get an NFL game on CBS at 1 p.m., and 86 percent of the country watched New England and Oakland play in Mexico. The fun part is that when deciding where to air a game, sometimes the players come up: Eli Manning plays well in Mississippi, where he went to college, just as Carson Wentz plays well in North Dakota and Marcus Mariota play well in his home state of Hawaii. [The New York Times]They blew it!Washington had a 99.7 percent chance of beating the Saints about six minutes before the end of regulation Sunday, and the Saints even had just a 0.2 percent chance of victory with 4:42 into the fourth quarter. Hilariously, Washington blew a 15 point lead and lost 34-31 in overtime. [ESPN]New recordKatie Ledecky broke her own American record in the 1,650 freestyle at a meet in Texas. The Olympic superstar swam the distance in 15:03.31. [Swim Swam]Nigeria is going to PyeongChang!Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga will makeup the first African bobsled team to qualify for the Olympics. They’re also Nigeria’s first ever qualifying team for the games. Canada has won the past two gold medals in women’s bobsledding. [Deadspin]No major CFB upsets mean no major changesRight now, Alabama has a 83 percent chance of finishing with a top four strength of record, followed by Miami, Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia. Wisconsin will be a very interesting case for this season: They’ve got a 32 percent chance of finishing with a top-4 record, are currently undefeated, but as it stands according to ESPN’s FPI there are eight teams that look better than them on paper. [ESPN, ESPN]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number11 completions, 6 of which were to the correct teamRookie quarterback Nathan Peterman started for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday after the team benched Tyrod Taylor. He completed six passes out of fourteen attempts. He also completed five passes to the other team. The five interceptions in fewer than 15 passes in a single game is up there with the worst ever performances by a quarterback at the professional level, and only four other people have matched the achievement, three of whom did so in the 1930s. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: neil:This Tyrod thing must be the most catastrophic QB switch everheynawl-enten:SeriouslyIDK what this even istchow:Eagles should always go for two rest of the season…even if Elliot comes back finePredictions NFL All newsletters See more NBA predictions Oh, and don’t forgettake a chance We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more college football predictions NBA See more NFL predictions read more