DES MOINES — Grocers and convenience stores, restaurants and the state’s horsing racing industry are competing with casinos for a piece of sports betting action.The debate played out this week in House and Senate committees reviewing bills to make bets on college and professional sports legal in Iowa, through a variety of venues.Iowa Lottery vice president Mary Neubauer briefed lawmakers on Delaware’s experience with a sports lottery and sports book operations at casinos.“Real world examples show that different types of sports gaming products can co-exist within a state,” Neubauer said.Doug Beach, legal counsel for Casey’s General Stores, said basic bets on games could easily be placed through lottery terminals in convenience stores.“We think it’s important when you consider this type of legislation that you make it easy for Iowans to participate and that includes Iowans in all 99 counties and small-town Iowa,” Beach said.Representatives for Iowa restaurants and grocery stores told legislators there would be an increase in foot traffic in stores in all 99 counties rather than just the 19 state-licensed casinos if their industries get to offer a sports lottery.Wes Ehrecke is president of the Iowa Gaming Association, representing the state’s commercial casinos, and he argued against the lottery’s involvement.“We do question having them involved with the sports betting aspect,” Ehrecke told lawmakers. “There’s a lot of risk and volatility.”Ehrecke said the casinos are best equipped to manage that risk.For the past six years Iowa’s horse racing industry has the contract for taking bets, in Iowa, on the Kentucky Derby and other horse races around the country. Representatives of the group are asking legislators to give them the only contract to manage sports betting within the state’s borders.
The South Puget Sound Community College Concert Choir is ready to once again usher in holiday cheer. The choir will join the Puget Sound Community Choir for “Season of Peace.”The concert, which will feature several holiday classics, takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts main stage. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. The choir is directed by Molly McNamara and Jennifer Hermann will be the piano accompanist.Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $5.50 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org or by calling (360) 756-8586. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sidelined by injury, Soriano reunites with Tan for title CJ Cansino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took one poor performance to push University of Santo Tomas freshman CJ Cansino into the record books in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.After looking helpless in the Tigers’ crucial 75-70 loss to National University, where he seemed like a mismatch beside fellow rookie Dave Ildefonso of the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter, Cansino dedicated himself to a bounce-back performance.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown UST will need some more of that on Saturday, when the Tigers try to fan their flickering Final Four hopes in a return match against La Salle at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.The two teams clash at 2 p.m., with UST hoping to get back at La Salle after a crushing first-round rout. The Tigers certainly need the victory to stay in the hunt for a semifinal appearance.In the other game, University of the Philippines also tries to bolster its own Final Four bid when it tangles with gasping National U, who failed to gain major headway despite the win over the Tigers.The Maroons and the Tigers look like they will end up in a footrace for the last Final Four slot, with the Bulldogs hoping to crash the party.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He got it, in record fashion.The 20-year-old forward became the league’s first rookie in recent memory to post a triple-double as he powered UST past University of the East, 79-68.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCansino finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Growling Tigers’ fifth victory in 10 games and he said that his poor performance against the Bulldogs was what drove him to become better.“After the game, I immediately watched the replay and I looked at my lapses and I told myself that I have to improve so that became extra motivation for me,” said Cansino. View comments MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Global Logistics Services, a Liberian-owned logistics and supply chain company has partnered with the international NGO, Mercy Corps, in facilitating the process of training bright, eager young men and women who have the desire to achieve their individual dreams of climbing the corporate ladder. Under PROSPECTS (Promoting Sustainable Partnership for Economic Transformation), a program supported by Chevron and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the three month internship program is geared towards helping apprentices grow the business as well as creating employment for work-ready youths.Following a rigorous selection process conducted by the management teams of both MercyCorps and GLS, the four interns were selected to be trained in the field of supply chain management with particular emphasis on customs brokerage, port & field operations and project cargo management. More specifically, they will understudy the functions of Project Assistant, Expediter, Broker and Typist. GLS human resources manager, Alexandra Awode, said the four interns will have an opportunity to understudy the four functions during the internship. The internship is a three-month program and shall run from September to December 2014. The interns will be based at the company’s head office at Broad and Johnson Streets with occasional field assignments.In a statement issued Monday, GLS pledged its commitment to capacity building and skills/competence transfer as a corporate social responsibility and is eager to expand its existing Graduate Trainee Management Program to include vocational training for semi skilled and technical staff. Speaking on behalf of GLS Management during the kick-off ceremony of the program, Mr. Paul King (GM Operations) stated that the prevalence of the Ebola pandemic would in no means dampen the company’s passion about its business and clients. “We are not deterred but rather more focus on contributing our quota to the development of our dear country.” He encouraged the interns to take their apprenticeship seriously as it will greatly aid their future development and their employability.The first of its kind for the company, Awode says the GLS intends hold the internship every year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Health facilities in the Lofa County, considered the epic-center of the just eliminated Ebola virus disease (EVD), continue to show gratitude to those, who stood by them during the crisis. The Foya-Borma Hospital, a recipient of a 40-ft container of medical supplies from the United States during the heat of the crisis, has expressed thanks and appreciations to its partner organizations and individuals in the United States, who supported and identified with them during the heat of the Ebola crisis in Liberia.Other health facilities in the county such as the Voinjama, Zorzor, Kolahun, Bolahun health facilities, which also benefited from the donated items added their voices to that of Foya-Borma hospital in lauding the partners for the gesture.“Specials thanks go to these following organizations, institutions and individuals who were instrumental in sending a 40-ft container of medical supplies and equipment to us, especially those who made sure that the medical supplies were procured, packaged and transported to us,” Foya-Borma Hospital Administrator, Francis Fordia said.Mr. Fordia named the donors to include MedShare of San Leandro, California – for Ebola specific logistic supplies and medical equipment; the Permanent Medical Group, Inc. of Central Valley Service Area, California – for financial contribution; and United Parcel Service (UPS) – for shipping and transportation cost from Monrovia to Foya.He also thanked the Association of Citizens and Friends of Liberia (ACFL) of Sacramento, California; Liberian Association of Northern California (LANC) of Oakland, California and Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital, Inc. (FOFBA) of Indianapolis, Indiana.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Students at the University of Guyana Tain Campus have accused a lecturer of unprofessional grading in four courses for third- and fourth-year students; and as such, have called for her removal.While the students are calling for their grades to be revised, they have vowed to strike if the lecturer remains at the educational facility.Close to three dozen students have expressed their concerns, and have written to the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry in relation to their dissatisfaction with grades given to them.Fearful of victimisation, the students have asked to remain anonymous. They claim they are being treated unfairly by the female lecturer who tutors four subjects: Agribusiness Management, Extension Education, Field Crops, and Rural Sociology and Extension.According to the students, they went into exams with an average of 55 marks out of a possible 70 for coursework in the Agriculture faculty. The final exam has aUniversity of Guyana, Tain Campusmaximum of 30 marks, and in order for them to have secured an ‘A’ or ‘B’, they needed at least 19.5 of the 30 marks. In those four courses, only a few students were able to secure such, with many of them arguing that their grades should have been higher.The students, in January, penned a letter to the Dean. Dated January 3, 2018 and copied to the Director of the Berbice Campus Dr Gomathinayagam Subramanian, the letter, after mentioning the name of the lecturer, reads in part: “We believe that the grades received were not fair and (were) highly improbable. Some of the students only required an average of 50 % or slightly above for the final examination in order to obtain a suitable final grade. However, the final grade obtained revealed a drastic decline. As this is an issue faced by many students, we look forward to an expedient redress from the administration, in order to restore our confidence in the Administration of the University of Guyana.”The students claim the grading was very poor last semester, and is even worse this semester.According to some of the affected students, they may have been victimised by the mentioned lecturer, while there is a question mark over any review by the administration, knowing that some of them will be graduating in November.This publication sought on Friday to get a comment on the issue from the Director of the Berbice campus, but was told comment would not be possible until Tuesday.The students related they were promised that the administration would look into the matter since January, but nothing has been done. The young men and women believe that they are continuously being overlooked by the administration, even though they are paying in excess of $200,000 for tuition.
0Shares0000Marathon World Record holder Eliud Kipchoge was the toast of the night, winning the male sports personality of the year award as well as the overall sports personality of the yearNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12 – The Coastal City of Mombasa hosted the 15th edition of the annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) for the very first time on Friday, the iconic Fort Jesus tourist site playing host to Kenya’s crème de la crème of sporting stars.The Africa themed awards ceremony lived to its billing and governor Hassan Ali Joho said that he asked the organizers, led by founder Paul tergat to ensure the ceremony is hosted in the tourist city at least for the next three editions. Here are some photos of the winners from the Friday night event, as captured by the lens of our Mombasa correspondent.Left to right: Football Kenya Federation CEO Robert Muthomi, president Nick Mwenda, Harambee Stars defender David Ochieng and coach Sebastien Migne receive the Team of the Year awardThe Telkom Kenya hockey team, led by head coach Jos Openda were named sports team of the year, ladies categoryFormer Harambee Stars and Bandari head coach Mohammed Kheri was inducted into the SOYA Hall of fameKenya Lionesses winger Janet ‘Shebesh’ Okello receives her trophy from Safaricom’s Sylvia Mulinge. She was second runner up in sportswoman of the year categoryKwale Girls High School girls football team head coach Mikasa Amboko receives his coach of the year award. Kwale also won girls’ school team of the yearGor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda and goalkeeper Shabaan Odhoji pick the first runner’s up trophy for team of the yearWorld Junior Champion over 5,000m Edward Zakayo was named the young sportsman of the yearTelkom Kenya hockey team coach Jos Openda receives his coach of the year award from retired athlete Douglas WakihuriRetired athlete Rose Tata Muya was inducted into the SOYA hall of fameJudoka Charles Ochieng was named third most promising athlete in the boys’ categoryKenya Sevens star Willy Ambaka receives his award as second runners up in the sportsman of the year award0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
BALDWIN PARK – In an effort to boost facility rentals at the newly renovated arts and recreation center on Pacific Avenue, the city is going to permit alcohol use there. The council voted unanimously Wednesday night to allow alcohol consumption at the center in hopes that the move will attract more rentals and bring in more revenue, officials said. “Most high-end receptions are visited by adults,” Councilman Anthony Bejarano said. “And most adults like beer and wine in that reception.” This is the first time the city is supporting alcohol use at any of its public facilities, Councilman Ricardo Pacheco said. “Staff feels very comfortable with this and feels we can administer this policy,” Carrillo said, adding that he will be diligent in ensuring minors are not consuming alcohol at these events. “We feel it should be a very safe atmosphere under the right conditions.” In addition to arts-related receptions and events, Bejarano said he hopes the new policy will encourage private citizens to rent out the facility’s banquet hall for private parties, like weddings and birthdays. “Over the last month, I’ve gotten about half a dozen calls from residents excited about the arts center inquiring about various family parties, but then they find out they are not able to serve beer and wine,” he said. “I feel that having a limited service of alcohol in the arts center only could actually be a good thing.” Pacheco said he still had some hesitations. “My concern is if it’s rented out, it could be some celebration or a party and people can become very rowdy,” he said. “They can end up drinking, get out of hand and there is not the right security on hand to make sure this doesn’t happen. I want to closely monitor this.” Bejarano said the new policy is a kind of a pilot program and will be evaluated in coming months. “If it becomes a problem we will immediately shut it down,” he said. In the meantime, Councilwoman Marlen Garcia said she wanted the city to consider raising the base rental fees for parties serving alcohol. She also wants to promote the new policy to other cities and organizations. “Hopefully, some of them will be interested in having events here,” she said. “We need to recoup some of the expenses of that building.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Per guidelines, alcohol use will be permitted at the discretion of Baldwin Park’s recreation and community services director, and under certain conditions. That includes a requirement professional security be on hand at any event where alcohol is being served, according to city policy. Guards will be paid for by the party hosting the event, said Manuel Carrillo, director of recreation and community services. The standard is similar to those used by several other San Gabriel Valley communities that allow alcohol consumption on city property. In La Verne, officials allow alcohol to be served at events in the city’s community center and veterans hall, provided renters hire security and meet insurance requirements, its city manager, Martin Lomeli, said. The same conditions are true in Azusa, Covina, Diamond Bar and Montebello, officials said.
Paddy Walsh has written more about sport than Eamon Dunphy has slated the Irish soccer team. The well-known Letterkenny man has written extensively for national and local newspapers as an analyst, a pundit but always as a fan. Today he writes his first column for Donegal Daily. We hope Walshy on Wednesday brightens up the middle of your week. BRIGHT SKY (WITH SOME CLOUDS)It was while yawning my way through the Republic of Ireland’s opening European Championship qualifier that I realised maybe SKY television’s venture into the G.A.A. will have some benefits after all.Two All-Ireland semi-finals (three if you count – and you have to – the replayed Kerry/Mayo clash) of outstanding quality and thrills and a Hurling Final the like of which we can only hope will be repeated when Kilkenny and Tipperary meet again next Saturday week and each of them, I believe, featured on SKY Sports for an audience, many of whom, will have tuned in out of curiosity value. There’s a firm guarantee that they’ll be tuning in once more if they get the chance.I’ve always argued that we shouldn’t be selfishly hanging on to these games ourselves but, instead, be sharing them with other, many of whom believe the world starts and ends with the likes of soccer and the English Premiership. It’s doubtful if any game in this or any other season of recent vintage in England or elsewhere (even the World Cup) could have matched the Gaelic variety for skill and ability. Not to mention all-out commitment from a bunch of amateur players.I was jolted into wakefulness on Sunday when Aidan McGeady (we can now officially claim him as a Donegalman) notched those two goals, the second of which is already in the running for score of the tournament, to give Martin O’Neill’s men the start they needed in Georgia but didn’t look like getting until that magical intervention by the Everton man.I stayed awake for Tony O’Donoghue’s post match interview with O’Neill and the latter’s jibe at the R.T.E. presenter for negative questioning sparked a bit of a pop in the studio back in Dublin where Eamon Dunphy in particular took serious issue with the Irish boss and insisted that they were fully entitled to focus on the adverse aspects of the performance and the manager would have to deal with it. There was no ‘or else’ but you had a feeling that this won’t be the end of it and after helping to get rid of previous managers in the Ireland hot seat, out panellists are not prepared to be criticised themselves in any shape or form even if it is by a true footballing man.Sorry, I’m on O’Neill’s side on this one. Surely if they’re able to launch brickbats – and players such as McGeady have been the victims of many of them – he’s entitled to return one or two particularly when his, admittedly below par, team, contrived to actually win the match, his first competitive outing in charge?Anyway, it all makes for good television even if the match itself didn’t.Fortunately, R.T.E. still have Gaelic Games to enthral us though, at the very least, 16,088 of us won’t be sitting in front of the T.V. for the privilege of watching Donegal’s pending clash with the Kingdom.Donegal Daily revealed yesterday that said number of tickets had now arrived in the county (though, of course, there’ll be a lot more than 16,000 Donegal fans in attendance) and the scramble begins. Me? I’m just going to ask the Dub in the office for the tickets he had intended to use….CUP HOPESAfter a series of reasonably encouraging results, Finn Harps have now lost respective games against the team second from bottom in the First Division and the team at the very basement. 0-1 defeats in both encounters but defeats all the same and an end to any hopes they had of clambering into a play-off spot.In both matches Ollie Horgan’s men had chances to take a point or three but that has been the story of the season to date – squandered opportunities and lack of creativity. It has been a particularly disappointing campaign for Kevin McHugh who has only netted twice – for a striker of his long proven ability that falls far short of previous campaigns when you could rely on him to sit comfortably in the teens or twenties with his goals tally.In total, Harps have scored on twenty-three occasions and that lack of fire power – how Ruairi Keating has been missed since his loan spell expired – has lost them games and drawn too many (eleven to date).It’s been a struggle for Horgan to find any cohesive unit in midfield to aid the strike force and a rash of sendings-off haven’t helped the cause even if some of them have been bordering on the fringes of match officials deciding that the tesm’s reputation this season merits a red at any available opportunity. The latest example of that came in the Cup win in Wexford when Damian McNulty received a second yellow for supposedly time wasting over a throw-in.Ah, the Cup. Now there is a chance for redemption and one to give us all a good send-off into the close season.Harps must travel once again to the deep south this weekend to take on Munster Senior League outfit, Avondale United. The Cork team overcame St. Michael’s in the previous round but even if the latter had gone through it was still going to prove another lengthy trip for the Finn Parkers (it’s a long, long way to Tipperary and all that).The home league match against Shamrock Rovers B (that’s ‘B’ for blundering by the league authorities in allowing the reserve team of a Premier Division team entry into the First Division) represented Harps sole fixture in Ballybofey sandwiched in between SIX away games, the Cup clashes included.High time for the setting up of the Finn Harps Training Fund though it’s unlikely that the very same sporting population that is more than willing to put hands into pockets and purses to back the Donegal G.A.A. team would do likewise for a financially pressed Harps who, it never seems to be taken into account, also feature a selection of Donegalmen in their ranks.Meanwhile, the Munster men will provide the sternest of tests for the visitors this weekend and a draw would be a decent result for the Horganites and provide another gate-sharing dividend from the replay to boot. That’s not to say a win, and a place in the semi-finals, would be turned away.One of the bright spot of Harps campaign this year has been an impressive defence and that will hopefully be instrumental in getting them through this tricky tie.BACKWARD STEPSIt’s twenty minutes past four in the morning and a kilted man is running through Temple Bar – backwards. Perhaps, not that unusual in Dublin’s cultural quarters at this or any time of the night but this particular individual is, in fact, a world champion at what is called Retro Running and he can trace his steps all the way back to Carndonagh.Garrett Doherty is backwards about coming forward!Didn’t know too much about Garrett Doherty before I spotted a reference to him in a lengthy article in a recent edition of the ‘Irish Times’ where reporter, Patrick Freyne, embarked on a 24 hour blitz in our capital city’s so-called bohemian area and came in contact with a wide variety of people ranging from stag parties to Swiss honeymooners. And the odd Retro runner.Doherty and his friend, Ashlynn, were returning from the nightclub Mother (the mammy of all such venues, apparently) when they encountered the I.T. man along the way or, rather, he took a keen interest because Garrett was running in reverse. In a kilt.The Donegalman, now based in Dublin, unzipped his jacket and showed the reporter his world championship medal. “You know why they didn’t want you writing with your left hand in the old days? They didn’t want you thinking for yourself. Retro Running is about thinking for yourself,” Garrett relates. “It makes you a better dancer, makes you type faster, makes you talk faster,” he tells Freyne.A couple of solid reasons there for someone like your sports columnist to take it up.Anyway, I Googled our, it seems, little known World champion from Carndonagh and find that he has been promoting Retro Running as a potential discipline in the 2016 Olympic Games.I’m behind him all the way on that one. There’s surely room for a sporting challenge in the Olympics that requires true stamina and strength and a good sense of direction (and, possibly, a rear view mirror).Particularly when you consider the Olympic Committee has itself taken a few backward steps in its time. Beach volleyball anyone…?RYDER TO THE STORMAnd just don’t get me started on the Ryder Cup.Paul McGinley – A Dub from Dunfanaghy?Listen, I know our almost very own Paul McGinley (and let’s face it, the man with Dunfanaghy blood flowing through his veins WAS supporting the Dubs in that little matter of the All-Ireland Semi-Final) is the European team captain and good luck to him (met him once and you couldn’t find a more civil being anywhere) but does anyone else believe that this is the most over-hyped competition in world sport?Two teams and not even a qualifying round. And basically the same two teams every time except when it was once upon a time the U.S.A. versus Great Britain and Ireland.Too late, you got me started and I’ll probably return to it once the thing swings into “action” at the end of the month.WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY – DONEGAL DAILY’S BRILLIANT NEW SPORTS COLUMNIST SIGNS ON! was last modified: September 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsGAAGarrett DohertyIrelandMartin O’NeillPaul McGinleysports columnWalshy on Wednesday
Inishowen Sinn Féin chairperson Daithí McGonigal has announced details of an upcoming event to mark the 30th anniversary of Buncrana republican, Reamonn Mac Lochlainn.The event will take place at 3pm this Sunday 27th September in the Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana.Outlining details of the event Mr McGonigal said: “Reamonn Mac Lochlainn was an extremely committed Irish republican, and we will proudly remember his contribution to the struggle for Irish freedom. “Reamonn, who was the father of our local TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and an uncle of former Town Councillor Ciarán McLaughlin, suffered greatly as a result of his participation in the republican struggle. He was incarcerated in English jails for nine years; often in solitary confinement. In acknowledgement of this, extracts from his prison diary will be read out on the day.“Also, the event will be addressed by Gerry Mac Lochlainn who was imprisoned with Reamonn in England, while the main speaker at the event will be Sinn Féin MEP, and former political prisoner, Martina Anderson. We will also enjoy some music throughout.“I would invite all of Reamonn’s family and friends to join us on Sunday, as republicans from Buncrana, Inishowen and further afield will pay tribute to a man who gave so much for his country.“This will be a time for remembering Reamonn and for recommitting ourselves to the ideals to which he dedicated his life. It promises to be a fitting tribute and all are welcome.” INISHOWEN SINN FÉIN TO MARK 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF REAMONN MAC LOCHLAINN was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranacommemorationdonegalInishowenReamonn Mac Lochlainn