Pushing doesn’t warrant protest – Quarrie

first_imgDonald Quarrie, technical director of Team Jamaica, says that there was not enough evidence to protest after 800 metres runner Natoya Goule was roughed up by a Ugandan athlete in the semi-final of the event on Saturday.Goule almost missed today’s final after finishing fourth in heat three after a pushing incident with Halimah Nakaayi.The former Manchester High athlete, who has a season’s best time of 1:57.90, could only manage 2:00.33 and squeezed into the final as one of the fastest losers. The incident sparked rage among Jamaican supporters, who called for the disqualification of the Ugandan athlete. Tape review But Quarrie said that a review of the tape revealed that Nakaayi only used her arm when she was being boxed in.He also said that the action wouldn’t have warranted a disqualification as both athletes had advanced to the final.“In the 800m, there was a little bit of jostling, but in seeing the video, the runner in the inside from Uganda never switched her position. It was our athlete, Goule, who moved a little bit, and the Ugandan used the arm action to prevent herself from being cut off, and based on that, there was no way they were going to disqualify the athlete providing also that both of them made it to the final,” Quarrie explained.Nakaayi went on to win the race in a season’s best time of 1:59.35, while Eunice Jepkoech Sum of Kenya finished second in 2:00.10 and American Ce’ Aira Brown was third in 2:00.12.Goule went into the meet as one of the favourites to win a medal as she had the second fastest time among the athletes entered, behind American Ajee Wilson with 1:57.72. She is also is trying to become the first Jamaican to win a medal in the two-lap event at a global outdoor championships.The women’s 800m final is scheduled to go off at 2:10 p.m. (Jamaica time) today.last_img read more

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High school softball: Airline routs Shreve; Norcross’ homer lifts Parkway

first_imgThe Airline Lady Vikings continued their perfect run through District 1-5A with a 22-1, three-inning victory over Captain Shreve on Tuesday at Shreve.Airline improved to 17-2 overall and 8-0 in district. Evangel Christian (13-4, 5-1) remained in second with a 5-1 victory over Haughton at Evangel.In another 1-5A game, Abbie Norcross’ three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh gave Parkway an 8-7 victory over Southwood at Parkway.In a non-district game, Benton fell to reigning Division III state champion Calvary Baptist 16-1 at Benton.At Shreve, eight Lady Vikings combined for 16 hits.Makenzie Chaffin went 3-for-3 with a triple, two doubles and two RBI. Brooklyn Brandon also had three hits, including a triple.Caroline Easom went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI.Maddie Ennis had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Kourtnee White and Jessica Baffuto had two hits and two RBI each.At Evangel, Haughton’s Shelby Hensley went 2-for-3 and Madison Trujillo had a double.Leah Hopson allowed five hits in six innings. Evangel’s Ellie DuBois also gave up five hits and struck out seven.The game was tied at 1 after three innings. Evangel broke the tie in the fourth on Bailey Mayo’s two-RBI single.The Lady Eagles added two more in the fifth on Taylor Mayo’s home run.Haughton dropped to 7-7 overall and 3-3 in 1-5A.At Parkway, the Lady Panthers trailed 7-5 going into the bottom of the seventh. Faith Ingles led off with a double, and Maecy Ingram was hit by a pitch. Norcross then hit one over the fence in center to win it.Norcross continued her outstanding season. She went 3-for-3 with two doubles, the homer and four RBI.Ingles had two doubles. Allie Hunt doubled and drove in two runs. Makayla Strother hit a solo home run.Hunt turned in a solid performance on the mound, allowing six hits and striking out six. Parkway evened its district record at 3-3.At Benton, Olivia Oliphint and Madi Simms had doubles against Calvary. Benton dropped to 9-9. Calvary improved to 18-3.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Missouri football players pressure school leaders over race

first_imgCOLUMBIA  — Student protests over racial incidents on the University of Missouri campus escalated over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they will not participate in team activities until the school’s president is removed.President Tim Wolfe gave no indication he has any intention of stepping down, but agreed in a statement Sunday that “change is needed” and said the university is working to draw up a plan by April to promote diversity and tolerance.For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white, 35,000-student campus. Their frustrations flared during the homecoming parade Oct. 10 when black protesters blocked Wolfe’s car and he would not get out and talk to them. They were removed by police.On Saturday night, black members of the football team joined the outcry.The athletes did not say explicitly whether they would boycott the team’s three remaining games this season. The Tigers’ next game is Saturday against BYU at Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, and canceling it could cost the school more than $1 million.“The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,’” the players said in a statement. “We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experience. WE ARE UNITED!!!!!”Head football coach Gary Pinkel expressed solidarity with the black players on Twitter by posting a picture of the team and coaches locking arms. The tweet read: “The Mizzou Family stands as one. We are united. We are behind our players.”Practice and other team activities were cancelled on Sunday, Pinkel and Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades said in a joint statement. The statement linked the return of the protesting football players to the end of a hunger strike by a black graduate student who has vowed to not eat until Wolfe is gone.“Our focus right now is on the health of Jonathan Butler, the concerns of our student-athletes and working with our community to address this serious issue,” the statement said.Missouri won the SEC East title in 2013 and 2014 but is unranked this year with a 4-5 record.The protests at the campus began after the student government president, who is black, said in September that people in a passing pickup truck shouted racial slurs at him. Days before the homecoming parade, members of a black student organization said slurs were hurled at them by an apparently drunken white student.Also, a swastika drawn in feces was found recently in a dormitory bathroom.Butler, who participated in the homecoming parade protest, began his hunger strike on Nov. 2 to call attention to racial problems at the state’s flagship university.Many of the protests have been led by an organization called Concerned Student 1950, which gets its name from the year the university accepted its first black student. Its members besieged Wolfe’s car at homecoming last month, and they have been conducting a sit-in on a campus plaza since last Monday.The organization has demanded among other things that Wolfe “acknowledge his white male privilege,” that he be removed immediately, and that the school adopt a mandatory racial-awareness program and hire more black faculty and staff.One of the sit-in participants, Abigail Hollis, a black undergraduate, said the campus is “unhealthy and unsafe for us.”“The way white students are treated is in stark contrast to the way black students and other marginalized students are treated, and it’s time to stop that,” Hollis said. “It’s 2015.”She said Wolfe has shown “much more of a lack of concern and much more of a lack of understanding for us” than other administrators.On Sunday, Wolfe said most of the 1950 group’s demands have already been incorporated into the university’s draft plan for promoting tolerance.“It is clear to all of us that change is needed,” he said.Already, at Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin’s request, the university announced plans to require diversity training for all new students starting in January, along with faculty and staff.Late Sunday, the university system’s governing body, the Board of Curators, announced a special meeting had been set for Monday. A statement indicated part of the meeting will be closed to the public. A system spokesman didn’t immediately respond to questions about the meeting’s agenda.Wolfe, 56, is a former software executive and Missouri business school graduate whose father taught at the university. He was hired in 2011 as president of a four-campus system that includes Columbia, succeeding another former business executive who also lacked experience in academia.The campus in Columbia is about 120 miles west of Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where tensions erupted over the shooting death of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown last year by a white police officer.The school’s undergraduate population is 79 percent white and 8 percent black. The state is about 83 percent white and nearly 12 percent black.It’s the latest controversy at the university in recent months, following the suspension of graduate students’ health care subsidies and an end to university contracts with a Planned Parenthood clinic that performs abortions.Two graduate student groups have called for walkouts by graduate student workers on Monday and Tuesday in solidarity with the protesters.Two years ago, Pinkel and his team made headlines after defensive end Michael Sam came out as gay. Sam came out to his teammates and coaches before the 2013 season, and they agreed to keep his secret until he was ready to go public.___Associated Press writer Ralph D. Russo in New York contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Everton able to sign Italy U18 international for ‘compensation fee’, face…

first_imgEverton, according to Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday, are considering making a move for an Italy U18 international. The player in question is Samuele Mulattieri, who currently plies his trade with Spezia’s U19s and scored 13 goals in 19 Primavera 2a games last season.His performances for the youth team even earned three Serie B appearances for the first team towards the end of the season, even managing to get on the scoresheet in a 3-2 loss to Pescara.The talented attacking midfielder has since attracted interest from Juventus, who have put in an offer, Inter, and the Toffees. The Italian newspaper state Everton could sign Mulattieri for ‘free’, simply paying Spezia a compensation fee.Embed from Getty ImagesThis is due to the fact the 17-year-old has yet to put pen to paper on a professional contract.Who is in the lead to sign him isn’t revealed, but the fact Inter are said to have ‘made a move early’ would suggest they are.Either way, Everton appear to be keen, and we’ll see what happens going forward.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndolast_img read more

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Must win game for Nenagh

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Nenagh Ormond take on Galway Corinthians tonight in Division 2A of the Ulster Bank League.Nenagh need to win to stay in the hunt for a play off place.Kick off at New Ormond Park is at 8pm.last_img

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Kenny Stills to face felony charges after being arrested during protest for Breonna Taylor

first_imgLast Updated: 16th July, 2020 16:45 IST Kenny Stills To Face Felony Charges After Being Arrested During Protest For Breonna Taylor Kenny Stills arrested: This week, Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested (and released) during a protest march in support of Breonna Taylor. LIVE TV Devika Pawar COMMENT Also read | Kyrie Irving speaks on Breonna Taylor during TV special, focuses on her brutal murder: Breonna Taylor case detailsKenny Stills arrested: What is Kenny Stills’ felony charge? Why was Kenny Stills arrested?The protest march ended at the house of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who had requested the protestors be removed from his property. Lamont Washington, who works as a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department, told Louisville Courier-Journal that the demonstrators were given a chance to leave the area before officers started arresting them. He added that the protesters were ultimately arrested “due to their refusal to leave the property and their attempts to influence the decision of the attorney general with their actions.”Breonna Taylor case detailsThe protests were in support of justice for Breonna Taylor, who was murdered on March 13 when the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) used a no-knock warrant to enter her apartment. This was reportedly a part of a narcotics investigation into a man who was allegedly receiving drug shipments at Taylor’s house. After an investigation, Brett Hankison was found to have shot 10 rounds after entering. As of now, neither Hankinson nor the other two officers involved have been arrested or charged. Taylor’s murder, as well as that of George Floyd’s which happened while in police custody on May 25, sparked the Black Lives Matter protests in the USA.Also read | Kyrie Irving to help produce 1-hour TV special on horrific killing of Breonna TaylorKenny Stills arrested: Kenny Stills Twitter support for Breonna Taylor protestThe 28-year-old University of Oklahoma product is among a string of NFL players who have spoken about the situation candidly and has continued to kneel during the national anthem as a form of peaceful protest against police brutality, a movement that was initiated by Colin Kaepernick in 2016. While talking to Undefeated in 2019, Stills had talked about wanting to “bring people together through conversation instead of dividing people”. He added that he will continue to fight, even if it might affect his position in the NFL. “There is nothing you can offer me to get me to stop protesting. We can work toward a solution, but there’s no bargain for me to stop protesting,” Stills said. Stills was scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Wednesday.Also read | Protesters arrested outside Kentucky AG’s home: Kenny Stills arrested, what is Kenny Stills felony charge(Image source: Kenny Stills official Twitter – @KSTiLLS, AP) Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th July, 2020 16:45 IST This week, Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested (and released) during a protest march in support of justice for Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. He is among 87 protesters facing felony charges of intimidating a participant during the process. Stills was arrested after joining the march to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron as part of a protest over the death of Breonna Taylor. Stills is facing misdemeanour counts of disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. Also read | Mural of Breonna Taylor painted in Maryland parkKenny Stills arrested: Kenny Stills felony charges after attending Breonna Taylor protest FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Bayern manager Kovac backed by players and club after Benfica thrashing

first_imgNiko Kovac has received the backing of players and front-office personnel following the club’s dominating 5-1 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday. Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski were both at the double before Franck Ribery rounded out the scoring as Bayern sealed their progression to the Champions League round of 16.  The Bavarians remain unbeaten through five games in Europe but have found life much tougher on the domestic front this season, sitting fifth in the league and nine points back of league leaders Borussia Dortmund. Their struggles in the Bundesliga have left Kovac on the hot-seat, but star man Robben was happy to see the team perform up to potential as he believes Kovac “belongs” to the players. “I was especially looking forward to our coach today.” the winger told reporters after the club advanced from the group stage. “As a person, he has earned it. He belongs to us.”Despite the win, the Dutch star knows that one game does not make for a turnaround and that the club will have to continue to perform at a high level to save Kovac’s job. “We have to see that,” the winger said when asked if the win would change the outlook for the team. “That’s just a game. If you do not win Saturday, it will be trouble again.”The winger also played down reports of unrest in the dressing room, saying: “Nothing happened in the locker room. The atmosphere in the team is good. You win together and you lose together.”Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer backed the manager and wants to see everybody at the club pulling in the same direction. “Of course, the team plays for the coach,” he said. “We have a huge responsibility, because we are the protagonists on the pitch. We are all in a boat together.”Tuesday’s win was just the second in the last five matches for Bayern across all competitions, with the club having lost to Borussia Dortmund and dropped points against both Freiburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf. Despite their struggles, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was pleased with Tuesday’s showing.  “That was a victory of Bayern Munich,” he said. “The boys played for themselves, for Bayern, for the coach. That was very, very good today. “We said that we will talk after the game and the conversation will certainly be very pleasant.”The 41-year-old also said the club have not started thinking about changing managers.”No we have not,” he responded when asked if they had started the search for a new boss. “We did not think about whether we would hire another coach.”last_img read more

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Taxing and regulating on-line E-cigarette sales

first_imgA proposal to try to regulate and tax electronic cigarettes and other so-called “vaping” products sold online to Iowans has emerged at the statehouse. Senator Charles Schneider, a Republican from West Des Moines, said those sales are happening now.“We want to make sure that sellers of vaping products are verifying that the purchasers of those products are at least 18,” Schneider said, “and they ought to be paying sales tax to the state.”The proposal is included in a massive bill that deals with more than 50 other subjects. Senator Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City, suggested this is a “secret plan,” inserted in the bill at the last minute to try to avoid scrutiny.“(We’re) looking at pretty big policy idea about a really addictive substance that we think now it’s great to sell online in Iowa,” Bolkcom said, “so the process has been a joke.”The Department of Revenue is still analyzing data to determine how much new sales tax revenue the proposal might generate.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Hamilton wants racing records, racial justice ahead of Hungarian GP

first_imgAs he prepares for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the tight and twisty Hungaroring circuit, 25 kilometres north of Budapest, the six-time world champion will draw on his experience and his momentum as he pursues twin goals of a seventh drivers’ title and making lasting progress in the global anti-racism campaign for equality, diversity and justice.Hamilton has enjoyed seven previous victories in Hungary and on Sunday can draw level with Michael Schumacher’s landmark of claiming eight at the same Grand Prix.Schumacher reeled off eight triumphs at the French Grand Prix, at Magny Cours, between 1994 and 2006, a feat that Hamilton hopes to emulate.“Whenever I am reminded of the records that Michael had, it’s just still mind-blowing to me,” said Hamilton when he looked ahead to the Budapest weekend following his victory at the Styrian Grand Prix last Sunday.“I’ve always loved it, Hungary.“Budapest and Montreal you’d probably say have been my strongest so I’m excited to go back — it is a track where the Red Bulls usually do well so it’s not going to be easy.”Red Bull’s Max Verstappen seeks to end Mercedes’ winning start to the COVID-19 delayed season and prevent the champion team completing a season-opening hat-trick.The Dutchman came home third behind Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who won the season-opener at the Red Bull Ring, on Sunday and admitted he did not have the outright speed to match them.His team boss Christian Horner, however, believes Red Bull can close that gap at the slower Hungaroring, but Verstappen is less certain.“I don’t know,” he said. “But, for sure, I hope it’s going to be better.”– Ferrari under fire –Ferrari had issues before and during last weekend’s Grand Prix. POOL/AFP/File/Darko BandicBehind Red Bull’s expected bid to catch Mercedes, there could be a closely-fought scrap as under-performing and under-pressure Ferrari seeking some solace after a bruising weekend last time out.The Italian team’s involvement lasted only three corners at the Red Bull Ring before their drivers collided, leaving them as red-faced as their cars.Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, linked with a switch to Aston Martin-Racing Point next season after being told this is his last year at Ferrari, retained his dignity as Charles Leclerc accepted the blame and apologised immediately.“At least I don’t have to wait long to be back in the car so let’s hope Hungary is better for us,” said Vettel, humbled by events that have left team chief Mattia Binotto under fierce criticism in Italy.Binotto said Ferrari were losing a second a lap to Mercedes in Austria, an admission that exasperated the team’s fans and the Italian media.Former Ferrari boss Ross Brawn, who oversaw Schumacher’s five titles with Ferrari, observed: “They aren’t going to turn it around overnight and there’s a long road ahead. They need to find out if there is a fundamental problem with the car –- and they need to find out fast –- because clearly they are some way off the pace.”As at the previous two weekends, the race will be run behind closed doors and under very strict protocols with the Hungarian government insisting all involved, but notably those from outside the European Union, must stay in their hotels except when going to the circuit or the airport.“These restrictions apply from the moment you enter Hungary,” said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.“We are going to enter late as nobody wants to be stuck in a hotel room from Monday to Thursday before we go to the track –- and so we will maintain our bubble in Austria.“And we are making no differences for nationalities. We are trying to be at the forefront in Formula One’s fight for equality and no discrimination, so the last thing we would do is give anyone privileges.”last_img read more

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