GVF shortlist 32 U21 players for Inter-Guianas volleyball tournament

first_imgTHIRTY-TWO young volleyball players were shortlisted on Sunday after a one-day trial at the National Gymnasium.  The group was selected to begin preparations for the Inter-Guianas Tournament, which is a three-team battle set for February 2020.According to information from president of the Guyana Volleyball Federation the shortlisted names will have a final “selection in early February”.Guyana, home team French Guiana and Suriname are scheduled for the meet.Of the 32 players, 15 are females and 17 are males.The females are Shamariah David, Famke David, Cassie Junor, Kelly Gurrick, Marissa Ramnauth, Cherry Ann Fraser, Danielle Francis, Amisha Mohàbir, Latoya Drakes, Hannah Hicks, Ronelda Payne, Devonte Hernandez, Aalya Mohabir, Krystal Paddy and Philana Simpson.The male players selected are Terrence Groenhart, Andre Jagnandan, Noelex Holder, Kristoff Sheppard, Hellond Singh, Daiymon Al Ahamad, Kellon Leitch, Daniel Joseph, Steffan Norah, Tyrece Farley Levi Nedd(jnr), Ronaldo Bobb, Jaleel Roberts, Tyrone Farley, Lukris Brummel, Andy Rohoman and Montel Denny.last_img read more

Diack tells court he slowed handling of Russian doping cases to save sponsorship

first_imgPARIS (Reuters) – Lamine Diack, the former head of World Athletics, on Thursday told a French court he had slowed the handling of Russian doping cases between 2011-2013 to save a sponsorship deal with a Russian bank.Diack, 87, said he had not sought to protect the athletes caught up in the scandal, some of whom later competed in the London 2012 Olympics, but to ensure the cases did not come to public attention all at once. This, he said, would have caused a scandal.Diack, once one of the most influential men in athletics, faces charges of corruption, money laundering and breach of trust. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail. The former long-jumper has consistently denied wrongdoing.“Who took the decision to spread out the (sanction procedures)? It was me,” Diack told the court’s three judges. “Everyone said I was taking a risk, but it didn’t stop us from quietly working on doping.”“When the Russian cases arose, we were going through a difficult moment financially,” he continued. “My duty was to make sure the IAAF got out of it.”Prosecutors allege Diack solicited bribes totalling 3.45 million euros ($3.9 million) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and let them continue competing. They also say Diack obtained $1.5 million of Russian funds while negotiating sponsorship and television rights to help finance Macky Sall’s campaign for the 2012 Senegal presidential election, in exchange for slowing anti-doping procedures.Diack told the court the Russian bank renewed its sponsorship contract worth $32 million in February, 2013.Earlier this week, Habib Cisse, Diack’s former lawyer at the IAAF, renamed as World Athletics, told the court the IAAF could have survived financially without its Russian sponsors.last_img read more

Trojans are back in NCAA tournament, face Providence in first round

first_imgIt has been five seasons since the men’s basketball team made the NCAA tournament, but the Trojans are finally returning to the Big Dance.The selection committee named the Trojans (21-12) as an 8th-seed in March Madness in the East region, where they will take on Providence (23-10) in the first round on Thursday in Raleigh, North Carolina.The winner will likely play No. 1 seed North Carolina in the second round.In a renaissance season, USC finished with a 21-12 record, its first 20-win season since 2009. The Men of Troy were 9-9 in conference play, notching their first non-losing record in the Pac-12 since the 2010-2011 campaign. In addition, the team started the season 15-0 at home for the first time in school history and their 16 home wins tied a record set back in 1961. The 2015-2016 campaign was filled with signature moments. The Trojans beat UCLA three times, upset No. 20 Wichita State last November in the AdvoCare Invitational, pulled out a thrilling four-overtime victory over No. 7 Arizona on Jan. 9 and made a 15-point second half comeback to defeat Colorado on Feb. 17.USC was bolstered by the additions of freshmen forwards Chimezie Metu and Bennie Boatwright along with the growth of sophomore guards Jordan McLaughlin and Elijah Stewart, junior guards Julian Jacobs and Katin Reinhardt and junior forward Nikola Jovanovic.Jacobs was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference First Team while McLaughlin was named honorable mention. Boatwright received an honorable mention on the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.USC was eliminated in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament, falling to Utah 80-72 last Thursday after beating UCLA the day before.The game against Providence will begin at the conclusion of the North Carolina game at 4:20 p.m. PST and will be broadcast on TBS.Editor’s Note: This post was updated at 6:54 p.m. to include the location of the game against Providence.last_img read more

SIS launches global 24/7 Live Betting Channels

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 Paul Witten – SISRacing content and data provider SIS (Sports Information Services) has moved to expand its partner broadcast capabilities launching its ‘24/7 Live Betting Channels’.The 24/7 Live Betting Channels service provides a range of content for online and retail, tailored to operator needs around the world. SIS Content includes live horse and greyhound fixtures, virtual horse and greyhound racing, and numbers games.SIS 24/7 channels will include exclusive UK & Ireland racing fixtures, alongside international races from Dubai, Latin America, Mauritius, and Korea. Furthermore, the channels will broadcast all UK & Irish greyhound racing fixtures.Paul Witten, Product Director at SIS, said: “SIS is the only supplier offering a 24-hour betting channels service, our 24/7 Live Betting Channels provide desirable and profitable content for bookmakers, with a betting event every 3 minutes, including pictures, data and prices.“The channels are ideal for bettors across the globe looking for quick and easy betting opportunities at times which suit them.”The new channels are delivered through SIS ‘Watch & Bet’ platform which will provide live racing to bettors without the need for a prior bet, driving further customer engagement.SIS partners are also supported by an end-to-end service of live streamed pictures, data, on-screen graphics with betting triggers, and a wide range of markets & pricing. It is also possible to customise the channels with the inclusion of partner logos.last_img read more

GFA appoints Sports Psychologist for the Black stars

first_imgThe Football Association has appointed a renowned Ghanaian sports psychologist to assist in the preparation of players of the Black Stars prior to matches.Patrick Ofori, a UK based psychologist, has over 3 years of professional experience and holds a PHD in Applied Sports Psychology.He worked with Asante Kotoko in last season’s premier league in the same portfolio. In 2009 he was awarded Commonwealth Scholarship for his PhD at Aberystwyth University.Ghana FA president Kwasi Nyantakyi who is currently with the Black Stars team in Kenya as they prepare for the second leg qualifier of the 2013 Nations cup against Malawi explains the motive behind hiring the sports psychologist.“This appointment is against the background that we have realized some problems which appeared to be psychological problems”.“We have realized that our team doesn’t do well in away matches as compare with our performances home and the problem is more pronounced during friendly matches and we hope to change this trend must change”. “So we thought that issues of superstition and other thoughts that affected the team could be settled or resolved through the appointment of a sports psychologist”.last_img read more

Dave Rose says ‘coaching soul’ guided decision to retire as BYU coach

first_imgFrom the Salt Lake Tribune:”It is my coaching soul that has put me here today,” he said, choking back tears several times but also never hinting that he may have been forced out. “I always tell everybody — you can’t trick how you feel. You can pretend, you can ignore it, but you know inside how you feel. And my coaching soul said it was time, time to be done.”MORE: Fredette back in NBA with SunsThe Tribune reported that Rose met with athletic director Tom Holmoe and university administrators last week to discuss a possible buyout of the remaining two years on his contract. BYU finished 19-13 this season — Rose’s only season with fewer than 20 wins, according to the Tribune — and did not reach the NCAA Tournament. Dave Rose said it was time — time to leave coaching and Brigham Young University.Rose announced his retirement Tuesday after meeting with his BYU players. He told reporters at a press conference in Provo, Utah, how he came to his decision to step down after 14 seasons in charge of the program. Rose leaves after compiling a 348-135 record and a school-record .720 winning percentage with BYU. His Cougars made the NCAA Tournament eight times, most notably in 2011 when they reached the Sweet 16, led by Jimmer Fredette.The NCAA in November vacated 47 of those wins as part of sanctions for violations involving guard Nick Emery. The university is appealing the sanctions.Rose assistant Quincy Lewis has been named interim coach. Holmoe will conduct a search for Rose’s full-time replacement. The Tribune listed three potential candidates: Utah Valley coach (and former BYU assistant) Mark Pope, Dixie State coach Jon Judkins and Portland State coach Barret Peery.last_img read more

Clear Lake’s DeVries signs to play football at Southern Illinois

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s Jaylen DeVries signed his national letter of intent to play football at Southern Illinois earlier this morning. DeVries is the Lions’ all-time passing leader, throwing for 6319 years and 68 touchdowns in four years of play. DeVries says he enjoyed his time while visiting the Southern Illinois campus.DeVries was recruited by a number of schools and says at first it was a tough decision to choose Southern Illinois.The Salukis will likely have a senior starter at quarterback next season, but DeVries has been told to go into next fall’s practice with a competitive mentality.The Salukis this season were 7-5 overall and 5-3 in an always competitive Missouri Valley Football Conference. That’s an improvement from a 2-9 record in 2018. DeVries feels the program is heading in the right direction.DeVries this past season threw for 2358 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also ran for 519 yards and eight touchdowns.last_img read more

Liberia in World Athletics Junior Championship in the US

first_imgA US based Liberian athlete, Wellington Zaza, is representing Liberia in the 2014 World Junior Championship in Eugene, USA, the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) has said.The Junior Championship began on Tuesday, July 22 to conclude on Sunday, July 27, 2014.According to LAF’s vice president for technical Affairs, Frederick Krah, the 3-man delegation is headed by Fatima Mohammed (a retired Liberian female Olympian).Athlete Zaza achieved his entry into the World Junior Championship by running 14:00 and 52:56 Seconds in both the 110m/400m respectively; times above the minimum standards (14:64 and 53:30 seconds) requirement for the competition.According to a release from the LAF secretariat, the trip is sponsored by Dr. Grace-Ann Dinkins, a philanthropist and three-time Liberian Olympian.Meanwhile, Zaza emerged third in last Tuesday’s event in the 110m amongst eight nationals, with US and German athletes Theophile Viltz and Patrick Elger surfacing first and second respectively.Zaza’s third place qualified him to the semifinals of the 110m and is the only African. The semi-final was on up to press time yesterday. Wellington Zaza was born on January 20, 1995. He is 19.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BCCC Upgrades Standard at School of Nursing

first_imgAfter upgrading standards at its Department of Health Science’s School of Nursing, the Bomi County Community College (BCCC) in Tubmanburg stands to be reaccredited by the Liberia Board for Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM) in August 2016.The administration of the BCCC, under President Zobong Norman, has expanded the school’s demonstration lab; added several classrooms; acquired instructors with the requisite degrees; added an air-conditioner; and acquired current nursing and midwifery text books, among others, as part of LBNM’s requirements for the school’s reaccreditation.The college’s first accreditation was withdrawn in 2013, with 140 students sent home because the department at the time lacked standard requirements, including unqualified teachers, to execute the program.Taking over the BCCC upon his appointment by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with a new Board of Directors and a shared vision to ensure that BCCC serves prospective students from Cape Mount, Gbapolu and Bomi counties, Dr. Norman and his new team started working.To complete the requirement for the college’s reaccreditation, the new administration further expanded the school’s library, divided classroom sections to accommodate the required 45 students per class, created a computer lab, and provided a television set. It is also installing an Internet center, among others, to get the program back in shape for the resumption of nursing and midwifery courses in the September school term.Working along with the LBNM, the school held a two-day seminar (July 18 and 19) at the school’s Fatoma Compound campus, with 35 participants, including teachers, nurses, RNs (Registered Nurses), PAs (Physician Assistants) and others attending.Facilitators included three officials from the Liberia Board of Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM) headed by Mr. Humphrey Gibbs-Loweal, the Director of Phebe School of Nursing & Midwifery, who is also the Assistant Chairman of LBNM; Mrs. Darboi G. Korkoyah, Monitoring & Evaluation Director at LBNM; and Mrs. Cecelia C. Kpangbala-Flomo, LBNM’s Registrar.They were assisted by Mrs. Josephine D. Snorton, Health Consultant at the BCCC, who shared the vision to see the resumption of the program there. The two-day seminar discussed ‘Curriculum Implementation (credit hours)’ by Director Gibbs-Loweal; ‘Inter-Disciplinary Manual & Log’ by Mrs. Korkoya; and ‘Good Governance’ by Mrs. Flomo.The seminar was interactive and the participants excitedly contributed to its progress. The second day’s session examined the ‘Roles & Responsibilities for Preceptors, Instructors and Students’ by Mrs. Korkoyah; ‘Effective Teaching Skills’ by Director Gibbs-Loweal; and ‘Assessment Tools’ by Mrs. Flomo. Earlier, BCCC President Norman expressed appreciation for the college’s persistence, and support from the various stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, the student population, the community, the Bomi County Caucus, as well as authorities at the Liberia Government Hospital in Tubmanburg, whose head, Dr. Williamatta S. Williams-Gibson, attended the program.Dr. Norman also commended the Liberia Board for Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM) for its support to BCCC that resulted in excellent progress in a short period of time since his administration took over.Meanwhile, BCCC has established the Bomi Youth Center, which provides computer literacy programs for the community. The center will resume classes on August 1, with subjects including Microsoft Publisher; Microsoft Access; Corel Draw; Photoshop CS6; Quick Books; Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite; and Internet Explorer. The center has graduated over 200 students from beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NBA All-Star notes: Young Kidd was fan of Lakers

first_imgWith Kidd’s New Jersey Nets struggling to a 25-29 record as next week’s trading deadline approaches, Kidd’s name has begun popping up in trade rumors, most recently in connection with the Lakers. Asked about the possibility of being traded to his favorite childhood team, Kidd said, “With the history of the Lakers, you definitely can’t be disappointed. Just the tradition, what they have as a franchise, you’re not going to say you would be disappointed. LAS VEGAS – No offense to the Golden State Warriors, but as far as Jason Kidd was concerned, as a kid growing up in San Francisco the Lakers were the only basketball team worth watching. “I was 12, 13 years old. It was right in that Showtime Era,” Kidd said. “Magic Johnson was my favorite player. I thought about wearing No.32 and taking his spot. The unfortunate thing is that I didn’t grow up to be 6-9.” “There’s a lot of stuff that’s going on. In this league, you’ve always got one bag packed. I learned that real fast. With the Lakers, or whoever it may be, if you get that call, you have to go. Right now, my job is to try to get us into the playoffs.” In addition to the Nets’ struggles, it’s been a tough season off the court for Kidd. He is in the process of divorcing his wife of 10 years, Joumana, and The Associated Press reported Friday that Joumana Kidd charged that Jason physically abused her and cheated on her throughout their 10-year marriage. Jason Kidd’s lawyer, though, said Friday that the “bizarre allegations will be proven false.” Pippen wants to play again: Former Chicago Bulls’ star Scottie Pippen said he is ready for a comeback. “I know that I have the skills,” the 41-year old Pippen said. “It’s been on my mind the last couple of months.” center_img Pippen retired in October 2004, but has been working out in Florida and said that his body is fully healed from the injuries which helped him decide to end his career three years ago. Asked with team he’d want to return to – with speculation naturally pointing at the Lakers because of Pippen’s ties to Phil Jackson – Pippen said only that he wanted to play for a contending team. Arenas draws a crowd: Washington Wizards’ point guard Gilbert Arenas is making a run the Magic Johnson Award that’s presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the most media-friendly NBA player. The award normally goes to good-guy types like Seattle’s Ray Allen or the Clippers’ Elton Brand. But for entertainment value, there’s no one out there like Arenas (Grant High of Van Nuys). “People like entertainment. Nobody wants to hear the same thing, no one wants coffee and cream everyday, you got to spike it up a little bit,” Arenas joked. “Ten, 15 years from now, I’m going to be out of the league no one is going to care about what I say. I might as well just have fun with it now. I’m not going to say anything too stupid. I may say some stupid stuff, but it’s going to be funny. I’m a funny guy.” Farmar on the wrong side: Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar said he had fun playing in the Rookie Game Friday night, but being on the receiving end of a 155-114 shellacking – even if it is an exhibition game – isn’t exactly his thing. “It’s all about winning to me. This was more of an exhibition,” said the former Taft High and UCLA standout, who finished with 12 points and two assists. “I tried a few lob passes, but we just weren’t on the same page. I would’ve done something (exciting) if I was in the open court. I’m sneaky like that. But I never had that situation.” Lakers center Andrew Bynum scored seven points in just 17 minutes. New York’s David Lee was the game’s MVP. He scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Hall candidates: Lakers coach Phil Jackson, Chris Mullin and Dick Vitale lead the list of 15 finalists for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. They were joined by former players Adrian Dantley and Richie Guerin; coaches Roy Williams, Eddie Sutton and Bob Hurley Sr.; owner Bill Davidson; and the 1966 Texas Western NCAA championship team. Referee Mendy Rudolph, Yugoslavian coach Mirko Novosel, Spanish coach Pedro Ferrandiz and former U.S. women’s basketball coaches Van Chancellor and Harley Redin also were selected by the four screening committees that nominate finalists. The 2007 class will be announced April 2 at the Final Four in Atlanta, with the induction ceremonies in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 7. 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