AIBA Executive calls for unity in fight to revive organisation

first_imgInternational Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee member, Shelly Selowati Soejono, has called for unity within the governing body as it bids to work its way out of trouble. The Indonesian spoke today at the AIBA Asian Continental Forum here, which gathered national governing bodies from across the continent. Soejono, the secretary-general of the Indonesian Boxing Federation, praised the “hard work” being put in as AIBA faces a time of crisis. The organisation was stripped of its Olympic status in June over issues including governance, finances, refereeing, and judging. Debts and an uncertain future regarding the leadership also remain as lingering concerns. “We have to be united, this is very important,” Soejono said. “Please do not buy into individual personal interest or ambitions. “Together, we are power.” The Forum also heard from Prince Mohammed Abbas Bin Ali Bin Nayef, the President of the Jordan Boxing Association, and Anas Alotaiba, the President of the Asian Boxing Confederation. Loading… Mohamed Moustahsane, the Interim President, led the event and took questions from the floor on various issues. This included AIBA’s desire to increase dialogue with professional boxing and the organisation’s barring from the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifier for Tokyo 2020, which is also taking place in Amman and is currently ongoing. AIBA can have no official involvement in the event at Prince Hamzah Hall with an International Olympic Committee taskforce in charge instead. Presentations were made on the work of AIBA’s Marketing and Reform Commissions. However, AIBA Marketing Commission chairman Umar Kremlev was unable to attend due to illness. The Russian had the idea of hosting a Forum on each continent to encourage dialogue between stakeholders. A member of staff gave his presentation instead. Read Also:Coronavirus: AIBA Continental Forum in Italy cancelled “With the interim leadership there is hopefully a better, more fruitful, future,” said Prince Mohammed. “With more transparency and more benefits for our athletes.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

Volz selected to serve as treasurer

first_imgVersailles, In. — Osgood resident, Cathy Volz will assume the duties of Ripley County treasurer in January of 2019. Volz was selected from a field that included current auditor Bill Wagner and auditor’s office employee Lisa Vestal during the July 30 caucus.The caucus was implemented because of the move of Amy Copeland to the treasurer’s office. Copeland had two years left of her term during the primary and is unopposed in the November election. The deadline to declare candidacy for the November election was June 30,so, Copeland is the only person on the ticket for the position of auditor.last_img

Pardew unhappy with officials

first_imgNewcastle manager Alan Pardew was left ruing a decision not to award his side a goal after a 0-0 draw at West Ham left them mired in the Barclays Premier League relegation fight. Press Association He added: “I thought it was in at the time. I saw the linesman slip over and it worried me because he is in line with that, and if he hasn’t seen it. “I asked him at half-time and he said he had seen it. I don’t know how he did that. It was down to the referee then. I thought by West Ham’s reaction it looked in. And sometimes player reactions tell you everything.” Former Newcastle favourites Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll had chances to win the game for the Hammers and assistant manager Neil McDonald felt they proved there was no chance of split loyalties for the duo. “They are 100 per cent behind West Ham,” he said. “Obviously they have a past with Newcastle and good times with them but they are so focused on West Ham trying to get in the top 10 now with two games left, after getting newly promoted and they’ve been solid all the way through. “They’ve contributed as much as anyone in the team which is fantastic.” McDonald, who also spent time at St James’s Park during his playing career, has backed the Magpies to retain their Premier League status. “I’ve said before, I think Newcastle have got enough to stay up,” he added. “But everyone is slightly still under pressure with the result that Wigan have had so everyone needs to do the best in the next game to try and get the points on the board so they can’t be caught, but personally I think they will be okay.” center_img Papiss Cisse saw his effort midway through the first half hacked off the line by Winston Reid, with assistant referee Matthew Wilkes not convinced that the whole of the ball had crossed the line. With fellow strugglers Aston Villa and Wigan both picking up vital wins, the decision could yet prove crucial and Pardew believes his team were hard done by. “It was a great win for Wigan and it has put extra pressure on us and all those around us,” he said. “But you can only do what you can in a game and I thought we were terrific in the first half. I thought we had a legitimate goal that was chalked off.” last_img read more

Canadian Fullbore Rifle Championships Mahendra Persaud leads charge after 14 ranges,

first_img– 39th of 182 shootersGUYANA National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud has been the standout shooter to date at the 134th Canadian Fullbore Rifle Championships. He is part of a 9-member Caribbean contingent which includes the leading Caribbean markswoman Shellyann Hinds of Barbados.Persaud has an overall score of 606v59 which is the Grand Aggregate total as of Wednesday August 17, which places him 39th of the 182 shooters. Countryman Lennox Braithwaite who has accumulated 584v39 is 119th overall and 4th for the regional shooters.Trinidad and Tobago’s Norris Gomez, immediate past president of the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) is 99th overall and 2nd to Persaud for the Caribbean with a total of 590v41.The top female shooter in the Caribbean and Barbados’ lone representative in Canada, Ms Shellyann Hinds, is 3rd overall for the region with a score of 588v39 and 109th overall.Ms Hinds is continuing her excellent form from the Caribbean championships that were held in Antigua last May.Next is Antigua and Barbuda’s Thomas Greenaway at 164th with 550v22 followed by fellow Antiguan Christopher Joseph at 171st (531v21) and the Bermuda trio of Nelson Simons 176th (462v18), David Dumont 178th (383v6) and Neville Trott 179th (343v10).On the Highest Possible Score (HPS) Prize List are Mahendra Persaud for his possible of 50 at the Beckett 300, Brick 500 and President’s 300, 500 and 600 ranges; Lennox Braithwaite for his 50 in the President’s 300 and 600, Norris Gomez for his 50 in the McDougall 300, Shellyann Hinds for her 50 in the President’s 300.Leading the Grand Aggregate is David Calvert of Australia with 618v79, from Mike Barlow 617v65, Jon Underwood 616v79, Jim Paton 616v77, Angus McLeod (UK) 616v75, Amanda Elsenboss of the USA 616v74, and Lindsay Peden 616v66.The Grand Aggregate is made up of the following 14 ranges – MacDougall 500 & 300; Beckett 300 & 800; Brick 500 & 600; Leston 300, 500 & 600; Alex. of Tunis 900; President’s 300, 500 & 600; Gibson 800.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Houston Astros, for whom Watson played his first 14 major league seasons, announced the death Thursday night.Watson’s son Keith said he died from kidney disease.Watson was nicknamed “The Bull” and made the All-Star team in 1973 and ’75, hit over .300 four times and drove in at least 100 runs twice. He also holds the distinction of scoring the 1 millionth run in major league history.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSArt Howe battling coronavirus UNDATED (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus.The 73-year-old Howe confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 Thursday night that he has been dealing with the illness since first feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on May 3. Howe told the station he found out he was positive two days after being tested and tried to recover at home. He went to the hospital by ambulance on Tuesday and remained in ICU. Howe is best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, winning 600 games over seven seasons. He also managed the Astros and Mets before ending his managerial career 1,129-1,137.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The Michigan tournament where the LPGA Tour hoped to resume has been canceled. The LPGA says the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be played July 15-18. The tour did not offer any other specifics except for Commissioner Mike Whan emphasizing the long-term health of the tour is paramount. This is the only team event on the LPGA schedule. Whan says Dow has extended its title sponsor contract and the LPGA will return to the Great Lakes Bay region next year and beyond. The cancellation means the LPGA now hopes to return July 23-26 with the Marathon LPGA Classic in Ohio. — The Russian soccer league will restart on June 21 after a break of more than three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league intends to pack eight rounds of games into just over one month to finish on July 22. League president Sergei Pryadkin says all games will be held in empty stadiums. The Russian Cup will also continue with the final on July 25. That means some clubs face up to 11 games to finish the season. A planned promotion-relegation playoff has been dropped with only the bottom two clubs in the top division relegated automatically as usual.— The English Premier League has received government backing to resume next month if games become more accessible to fans and the world’s richest soccer competition provides financial support across the English game. The top division is the most advanced in its planning to restart amid concerns the three other professional football leagues in England could lack the funding to resume without ticket revenue from supporters. Mass gatherings are still banned and fans are not allowed to attend sports events.— Major League Soccer has extended a league-wide moratorium on group and team training through June 1. Players are permitted to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts, in compliance with local health authorities and government orders that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. Team training facilities remain closed to all players except those requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation.— The PGA Tour Champions has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season. Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution. The 50-and-older circuit already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.— The CEO of next year’s Tokyo Olympics says the postponed games might not look like what fans are accustomed to. Toshiro Muto says cuts are likely in many areas with the cost of the postponement estimated in Japan at between $2 billion and $6 billion. Muto says one target for saving money was the torch relay. He says “we are looking into every possible area” for cuts. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-OBIT-BOB WATSONFormer MLB All-Star and executive Bob Watson diesUNDATED (AP) — Bob Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. GOLF-SOUTH KOREA-WOMENBae Seon-woo leads in South Korea; No. 3 Park misses cutSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bae Seon-woo shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the KLPGA Championship.Heo Da-been (66) and Kim Char-young2 (69) were four shots behind Bae’s 12-under 132 overall at the Lakewood Country Club.The Korean women’s tournament joins baseball and soccer as sports back up and running again in South Korea. Associated Press center_img Update on the latest sports May 15, 2020 — The professional tennis tours are extending their suspensions caused by the coronavirus pandemic through at least the end of July. The total number of tournaments scrapped by the ATP and WTA since March now tops 40. Both tours say they will make further scheduling announcements in June. The top tours already had been on hold at least until July 13. That was announced on April 1 on the same day that the All England Club said it would be canceling Wimbedon for the first time in 75 years because of the outbreak.— The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction ceremony for Goran Ivanisevic and Conchita Martinez has been canceled. So has the annual men’s grass-court Hall of Fame Open tournament. The induction was scheduled at the Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, for July 18. That is the same day the tournament was supposed to finish. But the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the suspension of all sanctioned tennis competition since March and at least until the end of July. Ivanisevic and Martinez now will be honored alongside any Class of 2021 inductees in July 2021.— The Belgian Grand Prix can go ahead on its original August date, but with no fans. Friday’s announcement by local Belgian authorities came two days after the Belgian government allowed outdoor training at sporting facilities to resume under a coach’s supervision starting next week. The Formula One race scheduled for Aug. 28-30 was under threat after Belgium banned all mass events in the country until Aug. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The track will reopen for professional practice on May 18.— Professional soccer resumes in Germany Saturday following a two-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But no fans will be present at any of the matches and players have been warned to desist from spitting, handshakes or hugging. Goal celebrations will be muted with teammates staying apart and substitutes will have to wear protective masks on the sideline. The measures are part of the league’s strict hygiene measures to minimize the risk of infection. Sky TV says it will offer viewers a new audio option with prerecorded fan chants, singing and reactions based on the games to compensate for the lack of atmosphere.— The German soccer federation has delayed the restart of the men’s third-division because it doesn’t have political approval. The third division was scheduled to resume on May 26 amid the coronavirus pandemic but the federation says that can’t happen without the go-ahead from authorities around the country. Games in the first and second divisions will resume Saturday. Third-ranked Park Sung-hyun (77) missed the cut at 150. No. 6 Kim Sei-young (68) reached the third round.Defending champion Choi Hye-jin also made the cut after a 73.,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

The Latest: Jorginho cleared to join Italy’s national team

first_img Associated Press The Latest: Jorginho cleared to join Italy’s national team FIBA also says the EuroCup women’s qualifying rounds have been pushed back to December. The regular season is scheduled to begin in January.FIBA still hopes to start its women’s EuroLeague on time with the regular season scheduled to begin in mid-October.The FIBA Europe board will next meet in October and will discuss holding its competitions in single-venue “bubbles.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports This month’s road cycling world championships have been moved to Imola, Italy, after Swiss host Aigle-Martigny backed out because of a government ruling limiting mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.The revised event from Sept. 24-27 will feature only elite men’s and women’s categories. Junior and under-23 races have been cut from the program.___Some European basketball club competitions have been rescheduled because of various coronavirus restrictions on the continent.The regular season of the Europe Cup is now scheduled to begin in January. FIBA had hoped to start the second-tier competition by October. The Italian soccer federation says a virus test for Jorginho came back negative.Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali was dropped from the team list after he was placed in isolation by his club for potential exposure to COVID-19.Italy hosts Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday and then visits the Netherlands three days later in the Nations League.Winger Federico Bernardeschi was sent home with a muscular injury.___ September 2, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Italy midfielder Jorginho has been cleared to train with the national team after joining the squad three days late because of concerns about exposure to the coronavirus with Chelsea.last_img read more

USC scientists receive grant to study effects of smoking

first_imgThe $20 million grant was given to allow the USC researchers to participate in a first-of-its-kind regulatory science tobacco program that will use the grant over five years to establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science. The funding is provided by the Food and Drug Administration and through the National Institutes of Health.The leading investigators on the project for USC are Dr. Jonathan Samet, professor and chair of preventive medicine, and Mary Ann Pentz, professor of preventive medicine and director of the Institute for Prevention Research at the Keck School of Medicine.“There are certain things that the FDA needs to deal with under the laws, and they need the scientific basis for doing that,” Samet said. “What we do and what others do might be the basis for regulations. It might be the basis for public health campaigns. It might be the basis for thinking about how to control advertising on the Internet related to tobacco use.”The program will research seven different aspects of smoking, from the marketing of tobacco products to the reduction of toxicity and carcinogenicity.“The grant involves not only the School of Medicine, but other schools: [the] Pharmacy [School], Annenberg [School of Communication and Journalism], Dornsife [School of Arts, Letters and Sciences]. Other schools are involved,” Samet said. “It’s a big center and we want to reach across the campus and that was one of our strengths, to really draw on all the aspects of USC.”Other institutions awarded TCORS grants include the American Heart Association, University of Maryland, Virginia Commonwealth University, Georgia State University, UC San Francisco, University of Vermont, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Penn State University, University of Texas, The Ohio State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to the press release.“Our team put together a large application and it goes through the scientific review process and the agencies,” Samet said. “The FDA and NIH look at it carefully to decide if we were doing things relative to their mission, and were we going to do good science, and if we had done good science in the past.”With evidence against tobacco use becoming increasingly common, students also questioned whether or not smoking should be allowed on campus.“I think [smoking] should be allowed. I don’t smoke personally, but it is a freedom that I think people should be able to have,” said Tim Cheung, a second-year master’s in business administration student.  “I think relatively, smoking isn’t that bad in outdoor situations because particularly in L.A., there is already so much pollution.”Some students said they do not notice a major smoking presence on USC’s campus.“Honestly, I don’t mind because I don’t really see it,” said Brendan Plecque, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering. “If there were people smoking all over the place I would probably get kind of annoyed because I am not a very big fan of tobacco in general.”Samet, however, said any amount of smoking is a public heath issue.“There is already enough evidence on enough campus to see that USC ought to be able to do it. I think we and the other centers will continue to contribute,” Samet said. “The evidence on secondhand smoke, the literate issues, keeping the idea of health and that USC promotes health is really enough basis that our campus should go smoke-free. Many campuses, including urban campuses, have gone smoke-free and I hope we go in that direction.”Samet also pointed out that people ages 18 to 26, which includes many USC students, are especially vulnerable to becoming smokers.“We will be looking at things like what happens at points of sale, what happens over the Internet and how social media is used to create the image of tobacco and bring those images to use,” Samet said. Follow Alana on Twitter @alanavictor5 USC scientists in the Keck School of Medicine Department of Preventative Medicine were one of 14 groups that received funding to research smoking in vulnerable populations, according to the Keck School of Medicine.Light ’em up · A USC student takes a break to smoke a cigarette across from Waite Phillips Hall on campus. USC researchers received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration to research the effects of smoking. tobacco. – Photo Illustration by Nick Entinlast_img read more

Champ speaks out on racial injustice with shoes and words

first_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Associated Press Television News LIVE TV First Published: 28th August, 2020 06:29 IST Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 28th August, 2020 06:29 IST Champ Speaks Out On Racial Injustice With Shoes And Words Golf played on even as other sports in America stopped, and it gave Cameron Champ a chance to speak out at the BMW Championship Golf played on even as other sports in America stopped, and it gave Cameron Champ a chance to speak out at the BMW Championship.First, with his shoes.Then, with powerful words about a desire to find a solution to racial injustice.Champ is one of four players of Black heritage on the PGA Tour, and one of only two — the other is Tiger Woods — who reached the second of three events in the FedEx Cup postseason. He arrived at Olympia Fields wearing a white shoe on the right foot and a black shoe on the left.On the right shoe were the words “James Blake” and “BLM” for the Blake Lives Matter movement, in the wake of Blake being shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, about 90 miles to the north of Olympia Fields.On his sneakers is “Papa Champ,” his grandfather who died late last year. His grandfather was Black, as his father, Jeff, who briefly played minor league baseball. His grandfather grew up in the South during the Jim Crow era.“When people say all lives matter, yes, all lives matter, but so do Black lives,” Champ said. “It’s a situation where, again, as a country, as a whole we’ve kind of dug ourselves a hole. Now with media and people videotaping and seeing things, it’s starting to come alive. People are starting to talk about it, which is the good thing. Without dialogue, without talking about it, nothing is going to happen.“It’s a decent start, but obviously there’s still a lot of stuff going on that quite frankly should not be happening at all,” he said. “It just has to end.”Champ was among the few players who were under par midway through the opening round of the BMW Championship until his round got away from him. He had two double bogeys on the front nine for a 42 that put him in danger of missing out on the Tour Championship next week.That’s just golf. Champ is pushing a broader picture.He had a gallery Thursday at an event with no specators, including PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan for the last few holes of his opening nine holes. Monahan walked with Tim Rittenhouse, head of sponsorships and sports marketing for BMW North America, lagging behind.Monahan was tracing developments Wednesday night when the NBA did not play three playoff games, and other sports soon followed. Postponing the BMW Championship, even for a day, did not appear to be part of the conversation. He spoke of programs that reach the less privileged and are supported by tournaments like the BMW Championship.Asked about not playing, Champ said he thought about it but that “I feel like I can do a lot more playing, and again, showing my support and expressing myself.”Woods said he was in touch with Monahan on whether to play and “all the guys were on board.”“Obviously, there was talk about it because of what happened,” Woods said. “But we’re all on board, on the same page.”The PGA Tour released a statement before the round began that it supported the “player-led, peaceful, powerful ways” the other leagues — NBA, MLB, soccer, WNBA and women’s tennis — sought to bring about change.“The PGA Tour supports them — and any of our own members — standing up for issues they believe in,” the statement said.The tour said in June, after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, that it was committed to racial equity and inclusion in the cities where it plays and would increase support for national movements.“However, we understand that now is not the appropriate time to highlight our programs and policies, but rather to express our outrage at the injustice that remains prevalent in our country,” it said.Monahan is expected to outline more details next week at East Lake in Atlanta.The protests hit home to Tony Finau, who is of Tongan and Samoan descent, and has talked about facing discrimination because of the color of his skin. His cousin is Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker.Finau said it never crossed his mind not to play Thursday, but he appreciated “the magnitude of what the NBA was doing and what they were boycotting for, and I know the PGA TOUR is in full support of that.”“It’s a conversation that’s uncomfortable, sensitive for our country,” Finau said. “But if we’re not willing to have those, I don’t think we can move forward as a country. I’m open to having a conversation with anybody on the issue, and again, I think we’re in full support of what the NBA has done.”Finau said it was important for the tour to play because of charity it provides to communities, including programs that reach inner-city youth and the underprivileged.“So to take that away I think is a big deal for us,” he said, “and that’s why I think we continue to play.”Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Life Ban: FIFA Hammer Falls On Former FA Presidents

first_imgRelatedFIFA Hands Life Ban To Former Panama FA BossDecember 19, 2019In “FIFA”Former Ghana FA President Nyantakyi Charged With FraudMarch 5, 2020In “Africa”FIFA Bans Former Ghana Football Association President For LifeOctober 30, 2018In “CAF” The big hammer of world football’s governing body, FIFA, has fallen on three former Football Association (FA) presidents.Former president of the Guam football association Richard Lai, his Nicaraguan counterpart Julio Rocha and former Venezuelan football association president Rafael Esquivel have all been banned from every football-related activities for life due to their involvement in corruption.FIFA started investigating Lau when he pleaded guilty to fraud in the USA in April. Lau is also a former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) official and FIFA committee member.Esquivel, a former vice-president of the South American confederation CONMEBOL, and former FIFA development officer Rocha also pleaded guilty to fraud in May 2015.The corrupt practices were in relation to the awarding of marketing and broadcasting contracts.last_img read more

Afriyie Acquah and Bernard Mensah suffer relegation in Turkey

first_img Source: Ghanasoccernet Ghana duo Bernard Mensah and Afriyie Acquah have suffered relegation with their clubs in the Turkish Super Lig.Acquah’s Malatyaspor lost 1-0 at home on Saturday, 25 July 2020 to Gaziantep and that confirmed their demotion to the First Division next season.The 27-year-old, who joined last summer on a free transfer, was not part of the team that tasted defeat.He managed 27 league appearances and scored one goal.Mensah missed Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Trabzonspor due to suspension.The 25-year-old scored five goals in 25 league appearances and has been linked with a move to giants Galatasaray.The two teams and bottom club Ankaragücü, who had already been relegated from the Süper Lig, finished the season with 32 points each.last_img