Won’t back Sinclair puppets by viewing

first_imgI agree with April 4 letter, “Sinclair went too far with commentary.” I, too, will not have Channel 6 news in our home as long as Liz Bishop or any other anchor continues to be a puppet for Sinclair News.Gloria AndrejkoBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

300 Tubungan folks benefit from DOLE’s TUPAD program

first_imgThey will be paid P395 daily, which isin accordance with the current minimum wage rate in this region. For 10 days ofwork, the beneficiaries are expected to receive a total of P3,950. According to Emelyn Estando-Tano, headof the local Public Employment Service Office, the beneficiaries – mostly drivers,conductors, tour guides and viewdeck vendors – took part in the orientation ofDOLE’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantage/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) programon April 4. Under the TUPAD’s #BarangayKo, Bahay Ko Disinfection and Sanitation project,beneficiaries have been tasked to disinfect their respective homes andsurroundings for 10 days starting April 6. ILOILO – Some 300 informal workers inthe municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo province, whose sources of income wereaffected by the enhanced community quarantine caused by the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) were deemed qualified for the emergency employment program ofthe Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Tano said the 300 informal workers in Tubunganare the first recipients of DOLE’s Tupad project in the province of Iloilo,which is part of the assistance program of the national government while theentire country remains under public emergency due to COVID-19.(With a report from PIA/PN) Before the Tubunganon beneficiariesstarted working, they were strongly advised by DOLE during the orientation toalways observe safety measures in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Informal workers in the municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo province, whose sources of income were affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), attend Department of Labor and Employment’s TUPAD program. The program’s beneficiaries will earn P395 per day in their 10 days work of disinfecting their respective houses to curb the spread of COVID-19. EMZ ESTANDOlast_img read more

Hinrichs tops Marshalltown main, Mitchell rules plush Super Dash

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Aug. 18) – It was another action packed night of racing on Friday at the Mar­shalltown Speedway and the 115 cars on hand provided the crowd with great close racing all evening long.Kyle Hinrichs captured his first IMCA Late Model victory while Justin Mitchell went home $3,000 richer in the Super Dash.Hinrichs led the 20-lap main event from start to finish.  Richie Gustin ran out of time to garner more than a second place finish, Todd Cooney was third, fourth went to Mitchell and Darrel De­France was fifth.Jimmy Gustin got his new ride to the winner’s circle in the IMCA Modified division and Jeff Mueller got back on the winning track in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Cory Rose got a first-time win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods while Shannon Anderson chalked up another “W” in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.The program ended with the running of the $3,000 to win Rumours Sport Bar & Grill Super Dash. All season long, drivers had qualified through weekly dashes to earn their way into the big race. At the end of the 12-lap Super Dash, Mitchell went home with the cash prize.last_img read more

Millen: No hitches with Pardew

first_img “They’re still talking, but there are no problems. The lawyers are finalising the contract. The paperwork is taking longer than expected,” Millen said. “Alan has held a staff meeting when he spoke about a number of things. He spoke to the players and then we had training. “We’re preparing for the game on Sunday and I’m sure Alan will be taking the game. He’ll be taking training on Saturday. We’re hopeful the deal will be done for Sunday.” Pardew will select the side to face Vanarama Conference side Dover and Millen insists his return to the club has captured the players’ imagination. “We’ve spoken about the team for Sunday’s game. He’s gone through the squad. He’s learning about the players, but he’s pleased with what he’s seen. He’ll pick the team,” Millen said. “Alan is excited because it’s Crystal Palace and the club means a lot to him, but it’s also exciting because of the group of players he’s inheriting. “There’s a buzz about the place. It’s exciting times and from the conversations I’ve had with him we’ll be looking to change a few things. “He knows what we’re about and is excited because he feels he can bring another dimension to our play, certainly from an attacking point of view. We all know we need to score more goals.” Pardew was expected to be unveiled as Neil Warnock’s successor on Friday – but the details of the contract that will prise him away from Newcastle are still being finalised. The former Eagles midfielder spoke to staff on a visit to the training ground on Friday morning and caretaker-manager Keith Millen insists official confirmation of his appointment is imminent. Pardew has also held talks over potential targets in the transfer window. “We’ve shared our thoughts with Alan. He has to assess the squad really quickly to see what we need. We’ve had a chat and he’s spoken to the chairman,” Millen said. “He’s seen the squad for the last few games, so he has a good idea of what we need, and he’s in agreement with what we thought. “There’s a list of targets, but I don’t know how far down the road we are. There are a few positions we’re looking, but it’s not a massive overhaul. “It’s more two or three players to enhance what we already have. The quicker we get players through the door the better.” Crystal Palace are confident Alan Pardew will be at the helm for Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Dover despite a delay in his appointment as manager. Press Associationlast_img read more

Selection changes aimed at ‘best possible outcomes’ – Skerritt

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has overhauled its selection system to feature team-specific panels, selection analysts and a new policy aimed at creating transparency and efficiency in the process.In a departure from the current system, the men’s, women’s and junior squads will now benefit from separate selection panels headed by an executive selector, and comprising another selector and the head coach.The changes, which were announced here Monday at a CWI media conference, resulted from recommendations put forward by a CWI selection task force headed by vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow and which included director of cricket, Jimmy Adams.CWI president Ricky Skerritt, who said selection panels would be staffed shortly, explained the new changes were aimed at creating the “best possible practices that could lead to the best possible outcomes”.“They (task force) presented their report with recommendations included. Over the past four months they carried out a comprehensive review of the system of selection, with the intention to identify the best possible practices that could lead to the best possible outcomes,” Skerritt told media here.“We want the best possible cricketers performing at their best at all times and we’re confident if we can achieve that consistently, you will see the winning results and you will see the West Indies teams moving back up the ladder from where we presently lie at the bottom in every version of the game.”A selection analyst will be attached to the panels while the men’s panel will benefit from three scouts who will undertake the role of monitoring players throughout the region.Dr Shallow said in the past there had been little analytical approach to the selection of players, and it had not augured well for player development or performance.“What we believe is that our selection system going forward should revolve around a data-driven system,” he stressed.The captain, along with the head coach and the executive selector, will choose the final playing XI but while the captain will be involved in squad selection, he will not have a vote.Despite this, Skerritt contended, the captain still retained a key role in the selection process.“Don’t believe the captain is not involved in selection. He’s very involved as influencer in terms of the final squad and he’s completely involved with a vote to choose the final XI that goes out onto the field,” Skerritt explained.Player selection will now have to satisfy six criteria – form and performance, fitness (based on a new approved fitness and conditioning policy), team balance, mental capacity, technical ability and commitment.This, CWI said, would guarantee greater transparency and create a more effective means of choosing the best players.Skerritt, who swept to power last March after dramatically ousting three-term incumbent Dave Cameron at elections in Jamaica, said the overhaul of the selection process was in keeping the agenda of change on which he was elected.“I want to make it clear that all strategic decisions are made in the best interest of the future of West Indies cricket and are designed to bring back a sense of pride and aspiration to West Indian teams that has been too often absent in recent times,” he said.“Nothing that I preside over as president will be for my own well-being or for my own promotion. Everything that I preside over in my time as president will be for achieving the objectives in our Cricket First Plan including our promise to evaluate the selection system as a first order of priority.”last_img read more

McEnroe hopes Serena can beat ‘crazy aunt’ Court’s record

first_imgMELBOURNE (Reuters) – John McEnroe mocked Australian Margaret Court as the ‘crazy aunt’ of tennis on Monday and said he hoped Serena Williams could beat the 77-year-old’s record of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles.Court has attracted heavy criticism for voicing her religious-based opposition to same-sex marriage.The Australian Open on Monday marked the 50th anniversary of her 1970 feat of winning all four major titles in one calendar year with compatriot Rod Laver, who completed the calendar slam twice in 1962 and 1969, handing her a trophy to some applause.McEnroe meanwhile unleashed his broadside on Eurosport television. “There’s only one thing longer than a list of Margaret Court’s tennis achievements: it’s her list of offensive and homophobic statements,” said the seven-times Grand Slam champion.“Serena, do me a favour, get two more Grand Slams this year and get to 25 so we can leave Margaret Court and her offensive views in the past, where they both belong. Thank you,” added the American. Williams, who won the last of her 23 majors at the Australian Open in 2017, was knocked out of this year’s tournament in the third round.Court, a Christian pastor at a Perth-based church she set up decades ago, launched a tirade against transgender athletes and called the teaching of LGBTI materials at schools the work of the “devil” during a sermon last month. Tennis Australia has been quick to stress it does not agree with Court’s views on same-sex marriage or the LGBTI community and has said the recognition is solely for her tennis achievements.McEnroe said the person could not be separated from the achievements. “The air quality in Melbourne is not the only nightmare that Tennis Australia is having,” said the American, referring to smoke from recent bushfires. “Margaret Court is another one.“This year marks the 50th anniversary of Margaret Court’s Grand Slam and Tennis Australia is facing a dilemma; What do they do with their crazy aunt?”Martina Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam single titles and is a prominent activist for gay rights, also raised a critical voice.“It’s just unfortunate because I think what Margaret Court doesn’t realise is how many people she hurts with her rhetoric,” said the American. “She can believe whatever she wants but she’s actually hurting people and that’s not OK.”last_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6. Crimes Against A personAt 2:50 P.M. on Sept. 5, DPS officers assisted LAPD officers in searching for a non-USC man who had violated a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend. The male was not found, and both units cleared the scene.at 1:56 A.m. on Sept. 6, a female reported to a DPS officer that a male student had grabbed her buttocks while she was walking. The female, who wished to remain anonymous, refused to remain at the scene, and the male denied to officers that the incident had occurred.Crimes against propertyAt 4:33 P.M. on Sept. 5, DPS reported that a suspect used a sharp object to puncture the two passenger side tires on a student’s vehicle that was parked at 2325 Scarff Street.at 6:28 p.m. on Sept. 5, a suspect took the front wheel from a bicycle locked to a bike rack in front of Leavey Library.at 10:06 p.m. on Sept. 5, a staff member reported that a two-way radio owned by the department had gone missing between Aug. 25 and 29.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: No. 17 Wisconsin has no problem with lowly Idaho State in 78-44 victory

first_imgGames are never over before they start, but the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team hardly belonged on the same courts as Idaho State Wednesday night at the Kohl Center.The No. 17 Badgers (8-2) demolished the lowly Bengals (1-8) 78-44. The game was never close, as Wisconsin began the game on a 21-3 run over the game’s first 11 minutes. The Bengals had more turnovers than points until 5:29 left in the first half when they reached 10 points. Their 4-for-11 clip from 3-point range aided their attempt to chase down the Badgers, but they shot just 33 percent (16-for-48) from the field on the night.Men’s basketball: No. 17 Badgers look to avoid letdown as they ready for Idaho StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will close its four-game home stand Wednesday night against Idaho State at the Read…Seventeen turnovers did not help Idaho State’s cause, as simple tasks like perimeter passes and shooting 3-pointers resulted in changes of possession.The beating that Idaho State took nearly drove its head coach, Bill Evans, to the bottle.“Is this tequila?” Evans joked as he approached the podium for his post-game news conference, pointing to an ASPIRE sports drink bottle. “Because if it’s not tequila, I’m not interested. I don’t drink, but I’m about ready to try.”Wisconsin took advantage of its opponent’s inferior talent and won its fourth-straight game, making this home stand a success. UW beat Prairie View A&M, Syracuse, Oklahoma and then Idaho State by an average of 31.5 points. Wisconsin held Idaho State to a season-low point total by an opponent. Idaho State’s leading scorer coming into the game, guard Ethan Telfair, managed just two points with fifth-year guard Zak Showalter shadowing him all night. UW head coach Greg Gard said his team’s defense was sharp for most of the evening.“There was a few breakdowns here and there, but for the most part, defensively, we were in position and attentive to detail,” Gard said. “We did a pretty good job of making life difficult for, specifically, Telfair.”Showalter said the key to slowing Telfair down was not letting him get comfortable and that it was a team effort.“We did a good job as a unit tonight,” Showalter said. “We switched a lot of dribble handoffs so other guys were matched up with him, so that kind of helped. But I think we all kept him taking tough shots.”Senior forward Nigel Hayes (11 points) passed former Badger Frank Kaminsky for ninth all-time on UW’s scoring list (1,458 points) with a free throw four minutes and five seconds into the game. Hayes will now chase Mike Wilkinson for eighth place (1,532 points).Bronson Koenig scored a game-high 21 points in just 17 minutes, as foul trouble kept the senior guard on the bench for the majority of the first half and the blowout allowed him to remain there. Redshirt sophomore Ethan Happ recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman guard D’Mitrik Trice played a team-high 26 minutes but was just 1-for-5 from the field.It was a solid shooting night for the Badgers, as they shot 52 percent from the field and made 6 of 20 3-pointers (30 percent).The Kohl Center lacked energy all night, understandably. Khalil Iverson’s alley-oop from Trice brought life into the arena, but for the most part, sneakers squeaking against the hardwood floor and coaches instructions were audible throughout the game.Men’s basketball: Second-half surge carries Badgers over SoonersThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team won their third straight game Saturday, outscoring the University of Oklahoma Sooners by Read…UW’s 17 forced turnovers was a season-high. Over the last two games, Wisconsin has forced its opponents to turn the ball over a combined 33 times.Wisconsin, and Hayes, in particular, continued its woes from free throw line. Hayes shot just 3-for-8 from there and the team finished at 12-for-22.Balint Mocsan led the Bengals in scoring with 10 points.The Badgers now move on and prepare for rival Marquette University in Milwaukee on Saturday. Tip-off is at 1 p.m. CT and will air on FS1.last_img read more

SBC partnership extends All-in Diversity message

first_img AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Submit Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 The All-in Diversity Project has signed a strategic deal with SBC (Sports Betting Community), which will enable it to communicate its drive for greater industry diversity to a much wider audience.SBC is seen as one of the industry’s key information providers and organises the leading dedicated sports betting events in the industry. It joins the group’s impressive list of strategic partners to help provide greater exposure to the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.The All-in Diversity Project’s mission is to be the central global resource for all things relating to diversity and equality – working together to create tools such as knowledge bases, workplace tool-kits, training initiatives, learning exchanges, interactive events and to support long-term impactful change across the industry. As part of the deal, the All-in Diversity Project and SBC will be working closely together to educate and communicate how businesses can make diversity & inclusion part of their company fabric and how the gambling industry can make progress on these issues in the future.Christina Thakor-Rankin, Co-founder of All-in Diversity Project with Kelly Kehn, commented: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with SBC and see this as a natural fit. “Two years ago we spoke at their BOFCON event on the subject of new customers and engagement and focused on women and football as the next big thing in sports-betting. “And with more and more emerging international markets it doesn’t stop at just gender. We look forward to working with SBC to push the discussion around diversity, equality and inclusion to cover all aspects of sports and betting.”Earlier this year, Thakor-Rankin also represented All-In Diversity on a panel discussion at SBC’s Betting on Football Conference entitled: ‘New Recruits – The business case for a diversified workforce’ with Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the British Horseracing Authority Rose Grissell, and Simon Banks, CEO at Star Recruitment.SBC Founder and CEO Rasmus Sojmark commented: “Having known Tina and Kelly for some time, we are extremely supportive of their vision with the All-In Diversity Project. Workforce diversity is a particular problem in the sports betting sector, so if there is anything we can do to provoke discussions at our international events or growing industry news network, then SBC is happy to get involved.”last_img read more

KSA outlines plans to tackle illegal games of chance

first_img Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has outlined new proposals which would identify and tackle illegal land-based games of chance.The plans, which will come into force in 2020, will highlight the need to collaborate more local authorities across the Netherlands, having set targets to support authorities at least 50 times during the next 12 months – a marked increase on the 35 times during 2019.“As a supervisor, the KSA has the expertise to recognise illegal games of chance, for example in the form of gambling columns or illegal poker tournaments,” the KSA said in a statement.Supporting local authorities, the KSA will advise local authorities on preparing checks for illegal games of chance, while also committing to deploying its own inspectors to support officers.“As a supervisor, the KSA has the expertise to recognise illegal games of chance, for example in the form of gambling columns or illegal poker tournaments,” it added. “If desired, the Ksa can prepare an expert report that can be used for the investigation.”Last month, the KSA updated industry stakeholders on ‘provisional guidance’ relating to its licensing process, which is scheduled to officially open from 1 July 2020.It details guidance on core requirements sanctioned by its upcoming licensing process, reminding operators that applications will cost €45,000 each with no refund granted should an operator fail to secure a permit.From July 2020, applicants will be able to apply for four types of B2C licences – Casino Games, Sports Betting, Horseracing and P2P Casino Games (online poker). StumbleUpon Submit KSA report reveals age verification failings June 29, 2020 KSA launches operator tender for problem gambling helpline June 22, 2020 Related Articles Share Dutch Justice Minister orders database clear-out May 13, 2020 Sharelast_img read more