February 28, 2018 Police Blotter

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Aluko to address MPs on BAME absence in sports leadership

first_img Paul Elliott, the chair of the FA’s inclusion advisory board, has established a voluntary Equality In Football Leadership code to improve diversity among football clubs and governing bodies at all levels. Aluko who has always been outspoken against all forms of gender discrimination featured prominently in allegations of racism that saw former England Women coach Mark Simpson sent packing. Eniola who is elder sister of Super Eagles ace Sonny Aluko who plays for Reading, last laced boots for Juventus ladies before taking the Women Sporting Director at Villa. Read AlsoAluko named Aston Villa Women’s first sporting director She made 27 appearances for Juventus scoring 15 goals. Other clubs she played for in the course of her footballing career include Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic. She scored goals for England in 102 appearances between 2004 and 2016. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria born former England international Eni Aluko, will address Members of Parliament next week Tuesday on the lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic representation in sports leadership roles. The former Chelsea and juventus ladies ace who is currently Aston Villa Women Sporting Director has been called to an evidence session of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee scheduled for Tuesday July 7. The lack of BAME representation at the upper echelons of UK sport has been highlighted by the focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. Also billed to address MPs will be Paul Cleal, non-executive director and adviser to several sporting bodies, including the Premier League where he sits on the Equality Standard Panel. Eniola Aluko last laced boots for Juventus ladies scoring 15 goals in 27 appearancesAdvertisement Loading…last_img read more

The Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports

first_imgThe Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports July 10, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports.last_img

Notebook: Defense seeks to improve in Shafer’s second season

first_imgNEWPORT, R.I. – Scott Shafer has his players hooked.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Syracuse enters its second season with Shafer as defensive coordinator, players on his side of the ball have completely bought into the system.‘He definitely is one of those guys,’ SU linebacker Derrell Smith said. ‘When he gets in the huddle he demands respect, and he gets respect because we know his ability and what he is capable of doing.’Hopefully for the Orange, what Shafer is capable of doing is improving a defensive unit that returns nine starters from a year ago. Free safety Mike Holmes joined Smith in representing the SU defense at the Big East’s annual Media Day Tuesday at the Hotel Viking. Both shared an eagerness to return to action this fall as part of a group that was best in the league against the run, but is only now getting a firm grasp on Shafer’s philosophies.‘This year, we trust the system,’ Holmes said. ‘We trust it now as a whole. We have guys in position to make big-time plays.’Smith echoed that sentiment. Smith’s partner at the linebacker position will be senior Doug Hogue. Hogue, a converted running back, led the Big East with 1.33 tackles for loss per game. He was scheduled to represent the team at the Media Day event but cancelled at the last minute due to an academic commitment. But with Hogue next to him in Shafer’s second season, Smith can only imagine the possibilities that await the defensive unit.‘I just smile every time I think about it, because I think we have the potential to be a very good defense,’ he said. ‘Just to pick up from last year, I can’t wait.’ Comments Published on August 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Alone, and back for moreThe only one of his kind to appear at the event, Rob Long stood out. After all, he was the only player in the room that uses his feet.Syracuse’s punter was the only kicker to represent a team at Big East football media day Tuesday. And for good reason. Last season, the first-team All-Big East performer was named a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award that goes to the nation’s top punter.‘I think I have done a good job staying solid,’ he said. ‘I think I have had a pretty good first few years.’Those few years have felt a lot longer for Long’s opponents. At Monday’s clambake event, Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano told Long it feels like he has been at SU forever. That could have something to do with last year’s matchup between the Orange and Scarlet Knights, in which Long averaged 59 yards per punt – good for 10th on Syracuse’s single-game record list.The unassuming senior was certainly not the media’s most popular interview at Tuesday’s event — Zach Collaros and Dion Lewis tied for that award — and that is just fine with him. Just as when he’s on the field, he keeps it simple.Said Long: ‘I’m just trying to do my job.’This and thatMarrone said that the team currently has filled 80 of the allotted 85 roster spots. … SU linebacker Doug Hogue was a late scratch from the event in order to attend a math class. … Louisville linebacker Brandon Heath said that the Cardinals defense thought Delone Carter was the hardest running back to tackle in the Big East last season. … Marrone said the most enjoyable part of his job so far has been the parking pass for SU basketball games. … The Big East remains committed to ESPN to televise football games. … Holmes acknowledged the high level of competition for spots in the secondary, comparing it to the linebacker situation heading into last summer. center_img [email protected] Asst. Sports Editor Tony Olivero contributed reporting to this story Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Pay Day for 3,000 Students Today

first_imgMore than 3,000 teen students beginning today are expected to be paid L$4,100 each as their ‘endurable wage’ for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s 5-day back-to-school -clean-up initiative, which began on last Monday. It ended last Friday.The virtually youthful workers will be paid through mobile money, and payment might possibly end on Wednesday, February 4.The Project Coordinator of the President’s Back-to-School Clean-up initiative, Samuel K. Mappy, IV, told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview last Thursday that the Youth and Sports Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, is exerting every effort to ensure that all the recruited students are compensated latest by Wednesday.According to Mr. Mappy, Minister Nagbe and his lieutenants have begun an on-the-spot verification of cell numbers of the students alongside the mobile money agents at the five zones comprising 38 work locations.“Minister Nagbe and his team were at the Bushrod Island; Deputy Youth Minister Saah N’tow went to Sinkor-Tubman Boulevard,” Mr. Mappy noted.  He added: “The Comptroller of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Hilary Sackie, was in Central Monrovia and the Assistant Minister for Technical and Vocational Education, Boikai Jaleiba, was on Somalia Drive.”Mr. Mappy is also the National Coordinator for the Cadet Program at the Youth and Sports Ministry.When contacted the Director for Press and Public Affairs at the Youth and Sports Ministry, M. MaCaulay Paykue, said they are optimistic that this year’s Back-to-School pay day will be free of inadvertent omission of some students’ names on the pay roll.Mr. Paykue indicated that the Minister and some of his deputies and assistant ministers would continue their on-the-spot verification for the process to begin smoothly and end happily.The campaign is intended to motivate the students as well as help parents and guardians prepare their children and wards for the reopening of school as the Ebola crisis winds down.The initiative was organized and implemented by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.The students were recruited week before last from 38 communities through a lottery (a secret ballot of either a blank paper or a paper with the inscription ‘job’). The fixed ages of the work-to-study students are between 15 and 21 years and they are 6th to 12th graders.According to the recruitment method, 48% of those recruited are boys, 47% girls and 5% disabled.  Each center recruited 78 students.The recruitment was divided into five zones: Bushrod Island, Somalia Drive, Tubman Boulevard, Paynesville and Central Monrovia.Each zone has at least eight centers (schools), a supervisor, monitor and at most two registrars.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Diamond businessman charged again for TIP

first_imgRemanded: Freeman FordycePopular Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) businessman, Freeman Fordyce has once again found himself in hot water and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday to face charges alleging that he trafficked two female foreigners.Fordyce, the owner of a Diamond nightclub, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the two charges which stated that between September and November of 2018, he transported and harboured the two Venezuelan women for sexual exploitation.The 41-year-old man of Nandy Park, EBD, was represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to bail being granted, informing the court that Fordyce poses a flight risk. According to the prosecutor, Fordyce was previously charged for possession of an illegal firearm and as a condition for bail, he had to report to the police station once weekly but failed to do so.The prosecution is contending that the Venezuelans were arrested during a police roadblock on November 3, 2018, and were escorted to the Criminal Investigation Department after they failed to provide their identification cards to Police ranks.However, while in Police custody, the women claimed that during September of 2018, they were seeking employment when an employee of Fordyce offered them a job, to work as prostitutes at the nightclub.The victims’ passports were allegedly ceased by the defendant, who reportedly told them that the documents would be returned when they repaid their travel expenses.The Chief Magistrate upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Fordyce to prison. The case will continue on May 8, 2019.Only recently, Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty handed down a four-year suspended sentence to the defendant after he was convicted on charges of gun and ammunition possession.In addition, Fordyce is on trial for allegedly assaulting and resisting arrest from a police officer.last_img read more

Creamer shares lead in Hawaii

first_img Thailand’s Chawalit Plaphol shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead in the rain-disrupted Indonesian Open in Jakarta. Finland’s Mikko Ilonen opened with a 66 on the Damai Indah Golf and Country Club course, and India’s Shiv Kapur and Denmark’s Mads Vibe-Hastrup had 67s. South Korea’s Park Jun-won also was 4 under with six holes to play. Englishman Simon Dyson opened his title defense with a 70. Jacob’s Creek Open Australia’s David Lutterus eagled his last hole – the par-5 ninth – for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Jacob’s Creek Open at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia. Paula Creamer shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with rookie Paige Mackenzie and veteran Sherri Steinhauer in the LPGA Tour’s season-opening SBS Open in Kahuku, Hawaii. The 20-year-old Creamer is seeking her first win since 2005 when she won twice, finished second on the money list and earned rookie of the year honors. Last year, she had 14 top-10 finishes, including a second-place tie in the Tournament of Champions. Julieta Granada, the winner of the season-ending ADT Championship, was a stroke back at 68 along with Natalie Gulbis, Sung Ah Yim and Wendy Ward. The group at 69 included Morgan Pressel, Juli Inkster, Yu Ping Lin, Janice Moodie, Irene Cho, Alena Sharp, Hee-Won Han and Stacy Prammanasudh. Indonesian Open center_img Australia’s Brett Rumford and Americans Brad Ott and Chris Nallen opened with 66s in the event sanctioned by the Nationwide and Australasian tours. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gold bracelet found in Buncrana – is it yours?

first_imgA public appeal has been made following the discovery of a gold bracelet in the Buncrana area. The bracelet, which was found at Father Hegarty’s rock in the Inishowen town, appears to have an inscription that reads Anne & Kevin, 07/06/80.It was reported as found on the 7th of October. The public have been asked to call Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540 with any enquiries about the bracelet with the incident number 16914457 or call to the station.Gold bracelet found in Buncrana – is it yours? was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Venrock: Still Hustling After All These Years

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Interviews#start Venrock has quite a history as a VC firm. In the 1930s, Laurance Rockefeller pioneered early-stage financing by investing in the entrepreneurs who started Eastern Airlines and McDonnell Aircraft. In 1969, Venrock was founded to continue this heritage of investing in and building entrepreneur-backed companies, beginning with Intel. You will find a bunch of household names in its portfolio, such as Apple, as well as more recent Web tech ventures, such as CC Betty, BlogHer, Bungee Labs, and SlideShare. Venerable, perhaps, but not one to rest on its laurels, as Brian Ascher explained in our recent interview.Listen to the InterviewDownload the MP3.Questions and MP3 GuideQuestion #1: The Venrock history is amazing: Intel, Apple, etc. How does this help Venrock select and assist great ventures today?Skip to 1:11 in MP3Summary: Brian made it clear that “you cannot rest on your laurels in the venture business. You have to show up hungry and passionate every day.”Question #2: How can Venrock stay focused on early-stage? Do you keep the fund deliberately small?Skip to 2:47 in MP3Summary: Despite a track record that would allow it to raise much bigger funds, Venrock keeps its fund as small as $600 million. In bio tech and clean tech, large amounts of capital are still needed. But Venrock is happy to do small deals for capital-efficient Web tech ventures.Question #3: User experience is critical, and we recognize a great one when we see it. But is it just magic? What can ventures do to create consistently great user experiences?Skip to 4:00 in MP3Summary: Brian emphasized the basics: hard work, lots of testing, and iteration.Question #4: Tell us about Adify. Does Google just suck all the profit from online advertising? How can intermediaries create value today?Skip to 5:20 in MP3Summary: Brian identified three areas of opportunity. First, better targeting by analyzing social media conversations. Second, ad exchanges. Third, branding via video advertising (see below).TurnHere: Crowdsourced Video Ad ProductionOne of the ventures Brian mentioned seems like a great idea. TurnHere answers the need for video ads produced at the right price. Paying a big agency to produce video ads is okay for a big brand, but what about small companies that want the emotional and branding power that only video can deliver but don’t have the budget? TurnHere uses crowdsourcing to pay videographers a fixed fee. Videographers often have spare time in their schedule and would fill it with lower-priced jobs if the process was simple enough. Neat idea: this will be interesting to track.Listen to the InterviewDownload the MP3.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… bernard lunnlast_img read more

A New Green Building Rating System

first_imgJust what does ecoSelect require?The checklist of requirements is not posted in a public area of the ecoSelect website, but a partial list is available at the Green Builder Coalition website. A chart available there compares ecoSelect to the 2009 IECC and the 2009 International Residential Code, calling out sections that are either above or below those codes, or not mentioned at all.Bob Kingery, ecoSelect’s co-founder and president, provided the checklist of requirements for certification (see Images #2 and #3, below). Among them:Air leakage of 5 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 pascals.Window U-factors and solar heat gain coefficients by climate zone.Duct insulation in unconditioned spaces.EPA WaterSense lavatory faucets and toilets.Energy-efficient lighting.Energy Star dishwasher and refrigerator.Insulation must be installed to RESNET Grade II requirements, but there are no specific levels of insulation required in the building envelope. Kingery said it would be up to the homeowner or builder to require a certain HERS rating for the building. For builders who find established green-building rating systems too daunting, a startup called ecoSelect is offering a simplified building standard that will be easier and cheaper to follow.Mike Collignon, the executive director of the non-for-profit Green Builder Coalition, writes in an online post that ecoSelect fills the gap between basic building code compliance and more complex requirements of other green-building programs.“More and more builders are recognizing the importance of creating a unique ‘green’ identity, but navigating through the myriad of green building programs can be overwhelming,” Collignon writes. “Similarly, even knowledgeable home buyers are confused by the plethora of options.”A common complaint from builders who’d like to market green houses is that established programs lack a “simple checklist of measures that help them ‘get it done,’” Collignon writes. EcoSelect, he adds, is less expensive, easier-to-follow, and easy to market.It’s already a crowded field. In addition to the well-established LEED for Homes and the National Green Building Standard, builders can choose from a long list of green-building standards: Passivhaus, the Living Building Challenge, Energy Star, plus a variety of regional and state programs. A pass/fail standard for complianceEcoSelect deals only with new construction, and makes requirements in only three areas — energy, indoor air quality and water — with a checklist of prescriptive steps that are mostly rated on a pass/fail basis. The entire checklist is on a single page.Most of the requirements are equivalent to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, Collignon writes, and because most of the requirements for certification are already in model building codes in one form or another, “it doesn’t take building much above code to achieve certification.”Builders who want their houses certified work with a HERS rater, who handles required inspections and testing. There are no points to add up, and the documentation, Collignon says, is simple.“All that is needed are the plans, REM file, an ecoSelect performance label, a picture of the home and a completed checklist,” he says. Costs for a small-volume builder would average between $500 and $600, most of which is paid to the HERS rater, Collignon writes.center_img An alternative to Energy StarSo why one more rating system when there are already so many out there?“We are finding great success with builders who are not interested in moving forward with the continual changes to Energy Star,” Kingery said in an email. “Our sales training and marketing support are great value adds for both raters and builders too.”Michael Chandler, a North Carolina builder and frequent contributor to GBA, said much the same thing. EcoSelect emerged as an alternative to Energy Star because the government program was “constantly changing the rules and making it increasingly challenging to participate without offering any differentiation between the old Energy Star and the new,” he said in an email.“All we really want is a Duct Blaster and blower door testing and a certified HERS rating, so if we don’t play with Energy Star then we just find it a lot easier to go ecoSelect along with the [National Green Building Standard] green rating,” Chandler continued. “It’s not an alternative to the National Green Building Standard, just a lot less cumbersome alternative to Energy Star.”Kingery said more than 1,500 homes have been certified to date in the Southeast. EcoSelect hopes to expand into new territory, includuing Colorado and the Minneapolis area.last_img read more