India court raps BCCI for inaction on reforms

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (AFP) – India’s highest court yesterday accused top officials from the country’s cricket board of failing to clean up the scandal-ridden body, more than six months after they pledged to enforce reforms.The Supreme Court ordered that the acting president, secretary and treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appear before a panel of judges on September 19 to explain their inaction.“You haven’t implemented anything despite our orders. Nothing has been complied (with) and the BCCI says it’s helpless,” the panel of three judges, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, said in its order.The board, a powerful and wealthy institution in cricket-mad India, was placed under court administration in January after a string of high-profile scandals brought its management into disrepute.A panel appointed to reform its opaque administration was given an undertaking from the acting president, secretary and treasurer that they would turn things around.But the court-appointed committee of administrators last week said the trio should be removed for failing to implement any of their promised reforms.The board has been accused over its management of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a glitzy Twenty20 competition that netted almost $380 million in revenue in 2016.last_img read more

Port Harcourt Hosts 2nd Gladiators Football Camp

first_imgFor this year, Oyebode said: “The highlights include learning basic techniques, marrying education with football. There will also be mentoring of players by UK coaches, with two outstanding players selected to visit FCV Camp in UK,” he added.He however, said the decision to move the camp to Port Harcourt was aimed at meeting the yearnings of the South-south region of the country.Already, registration has commenced across the country.For the Head of Bloombreed Schools, Ahmed Kamal, the college’s decision to host the camp was aimed at providing opportunity for participants from the region.“The school decided to host the camp as an avenue to provide opportunity to young people, ages 6-18 years, to hone their skills and also explore alternative career paths as they make progress in their academic pursuits.He added: “Our target in terms of sports is to ensure that every child that comes to our school participates and develops relevant sporting skills either for recreation or as a career path. The camp will impact the lives of our students and other campers in the area of affording them the opportunity to train, socialise and acquire skills and we are targeting over a hundred participants.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After Lagos and Abuja hosted the maiden edition of the Gladiators Football Camp, the city of Port Harcourt has been selected as the venue of the second edition slated to hold between December 8 and December 14, 2019.The annual camp is being organised by the Dynaspro Sports Promotion and Advanta Interactive Ltd, in collaboration with UK-based Football CV Academy. The venue of this edition is the Bloombreed Schools in Port Harcourt.According to the Coordinator of the project, Oluseyi Oyebode, the camp would continue with its ideal of bridging the gap between education and football. “The aim of the camp is to bridge the gap between education and football and also to encourage studying while playing football,” he said.last_img read more

Liverpool football routs CBA; C-NS runs past F-M

first_img Tags: C-NSfootballliverpool Mack’s third TD, on a run of 12 yards, expanded the Warriors’ lead further, and it was fitting that the defense closed out Liverpool’s scoring as Kyle Caves returned a fourth-quarter interception 39 yards for six points.What made Liverpool’s ground attack so effective was the way it spread the ball around. Sophomore Dakari Mack led with 20 carries for 92 yards, with Brendan Mancuso getting 72 yards on the ground and Jacob Vacco adding 70 yards on 11 carries.First place in the AA-1 division is at stake next Friday when Liverpool travels to Corcoran. The Cougars are 3-1 and coming off a 47-30 victory over Corning.C-NS and Fayetteville-Manlius both had lost their Class AA-2 division openers – the Northstars to RFA, the Hornets to Utica Proctor. Neither could afford a a second consecutive league loss and stay in the title race.With particular urgency, C-NS played strong defense from the outset, forcing F-M into bad field position, and the special teams earned the  first points when a bad Hornets punt snap led to a safety.  On the first play of the second quarter, J.J. Razmovski threw a 21-yard TD pass to Adron Padford.Then Washington took over, scoring on a 24-yard run less than three minutes after Padford found the end zone. This helped the Northstars withstand the Hornets’ lone TD on a pass from Alex Dauksza to Jordan Leuze and lead 15-8 at the break.Two minutes into the third quarter, any nerves C-NS may have felt dissipated when Washington broke loose and out-ran Hornets defenders 42 yards to the end zone. Minutes later, again the Northstars had the ball and again Washington made a big play, sprinting 58 yards for his third TD of the night.Taking over from there, the Northstars’ defense never let F-M answer. Now at 2-2 overall (1-1 league), C-NS hosts West Genesee next Friday, their first encounter since last November’s Section III Class AA final. Having not trailed this season, Liverpool finally did so in the first quarter against CBA, seeing a 3-0 lead built by Dominick Scro’s 39-yard field goal answered when the Brothers drove to the Warriors’ one and quarterback Travis Ward converted.Before the period ended, though, Liverpool had put together its own scoring drive that Bryce Mills finished off with a one-yard touchdown plunge, and unlike some of its previous games, the Warriors didn’t wait until the second half to seize total control.Twice in the second quarter, Liverpool put together scoring marches, each of them ending on short TD runs by Dakari Mack of one and four yards. Meanwhile, the defense settled down, stifling CBA and helping insure a 24-7 halftime margin. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Four games are in the books, and it’s four victories for the Liverpool football team as it heads toward what could be its toughest challenge in the quest for another Class AA-1 division regular-season title.The state Class AA no. 15-ranked Warriors went to Alibrandi Stadium on Friday and had little trouble against Christian Brothers Academy, making big plays on both sides of the ball to beat the Brothers 38-15.As this went on, Cicero-North Syracuse, rebounding from a shocking defeat at Rome Free Academy the week before, rode a big performance from Mike Washington to a 29-8 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius at Bragman Stadium.last_img read more

Cam Newton trade rumours: Carolina Panthers likely to release injured star quarterback

first_img Suraj Alva Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton may have played his last game with the team this season. According to a report on the NFL’s official website, Newton is likely to be traded by the Panthers in the offseason. He was the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, making this a major development.Also Read: New England Patriots Caught In Spygate 2.0, Admit To Violating NFL Policy In Bengals’ GameCam Newton trade rumoursThere have already been plenty of rumours about where Cam Newton would be heading. The Chicago Bears have been touted as one of the most likely suitors, as the team is expected to make a decision on whether to stick with the struggling Mitch Trubisky as their quarterback or take a swing for a more established one like Newton. Panthers have a chance to keep Newton for $18.6 million, which he is owed next year or the team could look to rebuild themselves around their young quarterback Kyle Allen, who is much cheaper in terms of cost.Also Read: NFL Trade Rumours: Cowboys To Bring Former Patriots Kicker As Possible Maher Replacement?fsCam Newton injury Last Updated: 10th December, 2019 18:08 IST Cam Newton Trade Rumours: Carolina Panthers Likely To Release Injured Star Quarterback Cam Newton trade rumours: The quarterback had surgery on his Lisfranc injury in New York on Monday which keeps him out for the rest of the NFL season. LIVE TV Written By First Published: 10th December, 2019 18:08 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Cam Newton suffered the injury against New England Patriots in a pre-season game. The incident happened during a third-down play against the Patriots. Newton played through his foot injury in the Panthers’ first two games this season, but his disastrous performance against the Buccaneers led the team to realize the three-time Pro Bowler needed time to heal the injury.Also Read: NFL Trade Rumours: Antonio Brown To Continue Exile Despite Patriots Struggle Vs ChiefsNewton underwent surgery on his Lisfranc injury on Monday in New York.  According to a report in The Athletic, the quarterback injured his foot during his first and only appearance so far this summer during the team’s third preseason game. He tried to play through the injury but lasted just two games before admitting in a YouTube vlog that he really couldn’t push off of his foot and that he probably shouldn’t have played.Also Read: NFL Trade Rumours: Antonio Brown To Continue Exile Despite Patriots Struggle Vs ChieCam Newton trade rumours: His career so farNewton has been Carolina’s starting quarterback since 2011. He is 68–55–1 in his career, leading the Panthers to the playoffs four times. Newton and the Panthers reached the Super Bowl 50 in February 2015 before losing to the Broncos. Currently sitting at 5-8 and an uncertain future of Newton, the franchise could be looking to draft a quarterback last_img read more

Sunday blog: Talking New Years Resolutions, NFL sellouts, playoffs, and routine

first_imgCommentary by Tracy McCue — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2013. I’m releasing this week’s column a day early because of thought #3 – my NFL playoff predictions…. 4. Ugh…The other day I wrote an in-depth wrestling story and someone on the comment section said they would prefer to read in-depth articles about music, drama, academics etc.I’m not sure how else to explain this. But the reason sports receive more attention than drama, academics, etc. is because sports are news event and it interests a significant number of my readers. Athletics are always evolving. I’m not sure how going into a high school chemistry class and writing a story about what happened there would generate that much interest. To be fair, I don’t cover athletic practices, either.Sports are event driven. It has nothing to do with placing athletics over academics. If I didn’t cover sports, would I have more stories on academics? Probably not. It’s a stupid apple vs. orange comparison.Now there are plenty of academic news stories on this site if you choose to look for it. We hope to have a story on the latest status of the honors classes at WHS soon. I also hope to have a feature over the new band instructors. We are always willing to publish scholarship news. Just e-mail us your latest academic news here at 1. New Year’s resolution…I love writing year-end wrap-up stories. But I’ve noticed the older I get, the more I forget what actually happened over the past year. So I peruse my own site gathering stories over the 12 month period that seem worthy of mentioning again.I find the exercise therapeutic, because you look at stories from a completely different perspective. At the time, these stories seem majorly important. But you distance yourself with time and they are usually not. They become more amusing or mundane – especially those silly kind of controversies that have a shelf life of three days before people forget all about them.So for this year, my New Years resolution is to let bygones be bygones. I’ll try not to get so hung up on the irritation of the moment, because it sure won’t be that important in the future.Like most New Years Resolutions this will probably fall by the wayside. But focusing on improving my mental health seems like a worthy goal. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Dee Shively · 344 weeks ago Tracy, I just read your Sunday Blog, and can certainly relate to this sentence: So for this year, my New Years resolution is to let bygones be bygones. I’ll try not to get so hung up on the irritation of the moment, because it sure won’t be that important in the future. I am going to share a story with you. I heard this either on the radio or on television. The director of the Wichita Civic Theater was being interviewed a couple of days before the opening night of the play. The interviewer mentioned that he had heard that the leading lady had broken her leg and it was debatable whether she would be allowed to take to the stage. Also, that the set was yet to be completed. The interviewer then asked whether those issues were worrisome to the director. The director’s response was that the leading lady might be on stage, but using crutches. Or if the doctor would not release her to that, then he, the director, would be on the stage in drag holding a script in his hand. He went on to state that there was not a budget for understudies for the actors. Concerning the set, he said it would either be finished or they would put on the play with a partially finished set. Then he finished with, “But no one is dying on the beaches.” The interviewer asked about that rather out-of-context statement and the director explained. He said that he had been a Marine in Viet Nam and had seen his buddies die on beaches. He decided then, that all further life’s irritations and problems would be weighed against those moments. If no one’s life was going to be changed, he would not let the situation upset him much. Well, after hearing that story over twenty years ago, I have trained myself to not let the mundane irritations bother me much. I might notice them, but I do not dwell on them. I am not the center of the universe and the world does not operate on my schedule, by my mores, or necessarily to my benefit. But, it’s okay. Once in a while there are life changing things happening, and then it is okay for me to take serious action. Hope this might help you keep your New Year’s resolution. Report Reply 0 replies · active 344 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 3. My predictions…Ok, since I did so well with the college bowl predictions (ha, ha), let’s see if I can spread my ineptitude to the pros.I’m going to be simple with these predictions and predict all home teams will win through the playoffs. Mind you I’m writing this on Saturday morning so by the time you read this I may be already completely wrong.There will not be one playoff road warrior in 2014.It will start this week with the Colts, Eagles, Bengals, and Packers being victorious – only to see them lose the next week to the Broncos, Patriots, Seahawks and Panthers. Seahawks and Broncos will then battle for the conference championships and come out winners.It will come down to the Super Bowl in New York. The weather will be unseasonably warm and Manning will come in and lead Denver with a last-minute touchdown drive that ends with him hitting Wes Welker on a 10-yard slant in the end zone for a 35-33 victory. Manning goes home with a Super Bowl ring and promptly signs up for another five years with the Broncos. General manager John Elway with his buck front teeth will smile widely.Hey it’s my predictions, not yours. 2. Trouble selling-out…NFL playoff football is upon us, and I love it. This year’s playoff is especially intriguing in that both of my favorite teams, the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs are in the playoffs. I also love the fact most of the playoffs games are being played in cold weather – unless it involves Peyton Manning, who seems to play like he wants to hurry up and get back to the locker room to get some hot chocolate when it gets under 30 degrees.I read an article on the other day that said the NFL is having problems selling out the playoff games, including Green Bay, where the season ticket waiting list is so long that Milwaukee could be blown off the face of the earth with a nuclear explosion and you still wouldn’t be up for the next available ticket.There’s a simple explanation for this. It’s cold! I like watching football players fight for their NFL lives in Arctic conditions as long as I’m watching it on my big screen television in the confines of my home wrapped in a blanket with the fire going and my utility heating bill going through the roof because I want nothing to do with the outdoors.Let’s see, the NFL is asking people in Green Bay, Philadelphia and Cincinnati to shell out $100-plus for tickets to watch a game in -20 degree-like temperatures. Some of these fans will have to drive several hours to get to the stadium. Once they get there, they will have to find a place to park costing them an extra $50… Then there is that long walk to the stadium in -20 degree weather and trying to find their seats. Then fans will pay $10 for a hot dog and another $10 for each overpriced beer consumed.There’s potential of having to sit next to a lout who is either so drunk he doesn’t know how cold it is, or he’s cheering for the other team.What makes matters worse, what if the home team loses? Then the poor saps have to leave depressed, find their cars again, fight other ticked off drivers in excruciating traffic and get home after midnight — only to get up early the next day to go to work and endure bosses and co-workers. Chances are the poor saps have spent over $500 each for the experience.I think staying home and watching the game on TV is not a bad alternative. Even if we have to listen to Phil Simms. 5. Shout out of the week…This week’s shout out goes to Father time who is bringing us back to the grind of everyday life. I love Christmas break, but I’m also glad it’s over. There is something comforting to normal working hours, normal school activities, and normal routine.last_img read more

Wartburg offering this year’s students free tuition for a fifth year

first_imgWAVERLY — Wartburg College in Waverly is offering a tuition-free fifth year to all full-time students enrolled for the upcoming fall and spring semesters. Wartburg president Darrel Colson said the idea began to germinate this past spring as a way to help students who’re missing out on what he calls the “Wartburg Experience.”“We had to make the pivot back in March and stop so many of the activities that are important to students for the whole spring,” Colson saod, “and then as we looked toward this coming year we realized that so many of the activities important to students are going to have to be at the very least modified and, in some cases, they’re not going to happen at all.”Colson says many students enroll at Wartburg because of the “full package” of activities, like music and sports as well as work and service experiences.“I’m a former professor and so there’s a part of me that wants to say that what goes on in the classroom, what goes on in the academic environment is the most important part,” Colson said during an interview with Radio Iowa. “But it’s interesting, our students don’t really draw a distinction between the two. For them, it’s a seamless whole.”Wartburg’s fall semester will begin earlier than usual, on Wednesday, August 26th and classroom instruction will conclude at Thanksgiving. As of today, Colson expects up to 1600 students to start the fall semester. That’s higher enrollment than a year ago.“Every week with this coronavirus brings so many new challenges,” Colson said. “We fully expect a lot of students to show up on that first day, but we know that things can happen between now and then.”The free fifth year of tuition is offered to all Wartburg students enrolled in the 2020-21 school year, not just seniors. Colson said he’s not sure how many will choose that option.“We don’t anticipate that we’ll be overrun and have to hire additional faculty. We think that the numbers will be manageable,” he said. “Even if they’re not, we’re committed to this project and this opportunity.”The very first class of Wartburg students met in Michigan — in 1852. After moving to other cities in Iowa and Illinois, Wartburg settled in Waverly in 1935. Colson has been the institution’s president since 2009.last_img read more

WATCH Live: DNI Testifying On Capitol Hill

first_imgActing Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is testifying before a congressional intelligence committee about a whistleblower complaint about a phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president. The complaint, that Trump was leveraging military aid to have Ukraine investigated former Vice President Joe Biden and his son for corruption, is at the center of an impeachment inquiry opened this week by House Democrats. Trump says he was just concerned with rooting out corruption and that he did nothing wrong. The whistleblower compliant was declassified yesterday and released today.last_img read more

OMB Certifies First Built Green® Houseboat

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Olympia, WA – The Olympia Master Builders Built Green® Program certified its first houseboat to Level 3 Built Green® last week.  According to Built Green third party verifier Pam Worner of Green Dog Enterprises, this is the first houseboat in Washington State to be certified Built Green.  “This is what Built Green is all about,” said the OMB Built Green Committee Chair Tina Allen, “providing homeowners with resource-efficient homes that are cost-effective to own and operate – even on the water!”When houseboat builder and resident Mike Auderer of Olympia Construction began planning to downsize from a three-story Victorian house to the 550-square foot houseboat, he had efficiency and the environment in mind.  From using nontoxic materials and recycling job site waste to using high efficiency windows and hot water heater, Auderer kept his green bases covered.                 Auderer was ecstatic when Built Green third party verifier Worner told him his houseboat would qualify for certification.  “I can’t wait to start my next project,” says Auderer.  “Armed with what I have learned from going through the certification process, my next houseboat will score even higher.”  Auderer plans to have the houseboat available for public tours during the OMB Tour of Homes in August and the BIG Home and Garden Show in September.  (Visit for event details.)The OMB Built Green Program’s rating system has 5 levels, all of which are verified by an independent third party.  The program focuses on cutting energy bills, improving indoor health, reducing water usage and ensuring that homes are built to last.last_img read more

Madang FC ready to win

first_imgStep in Team Manager Terence Issue said the boys are ready.He says with the return of Samuel Kini  and Henson Tirimo, the boys are looking good to win this game.He says their only aim is to score in the first half and defend well throughout the game.Issue says the coach has made the strong line up for this game with Sogo Mandari on the goal mouth, Langarap Samol, Felix Komolong, Ray Romo and Nigel Malagin on the backline.Up in the midfield is Henson Tirimo lining up with Samuel Kini while two captains Max Sengum and Vanya Malagin will play striker with Maskulan Pulung and Ephraim Leo on the wings.last_img read more

Barras ready to host first ICC match against Kenya

first_imgBarras have been hard on training in the past two months and are well vested under coach Dipak Patel as they have been out on the field and in the weights room on training days.Baramundis captain Jack Vare said they will maintain the session through the remaining week until the lead up to the games at the end of this month.The series will be played at the home of the Barra’s, the Amini Park in Port Moresby in which Barras are keen to put up a good battle with the Kenyans to maintaining their title in the pacific.”We have been playing mostly all our international match overseas for the past years and it’s good to host such event in our country to continue the good name of the sport.”“The boys have been good in training and has maintained fitness and schedules and are ready for the Kenyans as we have beat them twice and to beat them in our own country will be very interesting ,” Vare said.On the other end, the PNG CPL Lewas are also gearing up for the East Asia Pacific Cup in Samoa in June and early July.The Lewa’s are in top form and are the current Pacific champions as they expect to maintain their form in the event.last_img read more