According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office a 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 19-year-old babysitter when she was taking selfies with a gun.Police say the babysitter was a relative of the child.When she found the gun, she thought it was unloaded, and started taking pictures with it.That’s when the gun went off, hitting the boy in the stomach.The sheriff’s office says he is now in stable condition.The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed yet.
Face coverings will be mandated while entering, exiting and inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium unless eating or drinking. Tailgating will not be allowed, and the university will not allow several game-day traditions.Specific information pertaining to ticket ordering and pricing, as well as parking, is expected to be released next week.__North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham says the school is imposing salary reductions and furloughs for coaches and full-time athletics staffers due to financial losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.In an open letter posted Thursday, Cunningham says the athletics department expects to lose between $30 million and $52 million in projected revenue. That will lead to salary reductions and furloughs running from Oct. 1 through the end of the fiscal year in June. The Latest: Boston Marathon registration for 2021 on hold September 3, 2020 Coaches and staff members making at least $200,000 will have a 20% reduction, while those making $100,000 to $200,000 will face a 10% cut. Those making less than $100,000 will have 15 days of furlough.The department had previously implemented cost controls such as 10% cuts to sports budgets, a spending freeze and leaving open positions unfilled. But Cunningham said reductions so far won’t cover projected losses, so the school is still evaluating additional steps “to address our financial challenges and prepare for the future.”___The Turkish soccer federation has reversed an earlier decision and now says league games will be played without spectators in the first half of the new season.The federation had planned to allow stadiums around the country to operate at a maximum of 30% of capacity from October. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Boston Marathon registration is on hold while organizers try to figure out how the race will need to change in the coronavirus era. Sky Blue FC will play its two home NWSL fall series matches in October at Montclair State University without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.The club will play the Washington Spirit on Oct. 3 and wrap up against the Chicago Red Stars on Oct. 10. Both games are at the university, the current home for Red Bulls II.Sky Blue FC begins the fall series on Saturday, facing the Spirit in Leesburg, Virginia. Sky Blue will be at Chicago on Sept. 20.___William and Mary says it will cut seven of its 23 intercollegiate sports at the end of the 2021 academic year because of budget constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic has made these budget constraints acute and has brought us to a point of reckoning,” the university said in a letter distributed Thursday and signed by university president Katherine Rowe, provost Peggy Agouris and athletic director Samantha K. Huge.The sports being cut are men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s indoor and outdoor track & field and women’s volleyball.The school says the cuts will impact 118 student-athletes and 13 coaches, and that all athletes who choose to do so will remain on scholarship and graduate as scheduled.___Florida will allow about 20% of its capacity at home games this season, meaning 17,000 fans will be in attendance in the Swamp. The Boston Athletic Association said on Thursday that registration will not take place in September, as scheduled. A new timeline will be determined by a COVID-19 advisory group that will help the B.A.A. decide when and how large in-person road races can be held safely again. The group will be comprised of medical experts, public safety officials and representative from the government.The world’s oldest and most prestigious annual 26.2-mile race, the Boston Marathon postponed its 124th edition from April to September because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was then canceled.The 2021 Boston Marathon remains scheduled for April 19.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says there have been preliminary talks to use the Mohegan Sun resort in that state as a college basketball bubble site. The 185-acre casino complex includes the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun arena, which is home to the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. It hosts several college basketball events every year and was just announced as the home for the Big East women’s tournament for the next three seasons. The resort also includes and exposition center, 1,600 hotel rooms, two spas, a golf course and over 80 shops, restaurants and bars.Lamont says he thinks “it’s a possibility” after what the NBA had done in its Florida bubble.Dave Martinelli, the Mohegan Sun’s chief marketing officer, told Hearst Connecticut Media the resort is open to such an arrangement and could provide teams with their own hotel floor and use the exposition center to add courts to the site.___ Associated Press The federation says it is heeding the advice of Turkey’s scientific council to keep fans out of stadiums.The decision comes as the number of daily infections in the country have risen above 1,500 and COVID-19-related deaths have reached their highest since mid-May.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @Sam4TR Coming off the bye week on Saturday when Syracuse football (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) plays South Florida, the Orange starts a long road toward the end of the season. The team returns injured quarterback Eric Dungey and hybrid Ervin Philips. But will the pair be enough to help propel Syracuse to enough wins in a schedule that features road games against South Florida, Virginia, Louisville, North Carolina State and home games against Pittsburgh, Boston College and Clemson?Syracuse needs to win three of those games to meet the six-win minimum for bowl eligibility.Will Syracuse football be bowl-eligible by the season’s end?Absolutely. Syracuse is on the come up.No, the 3-1 start is just getting hopes up.Maybe. We’ll have to see what Dungey looks like when he comes back.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWill Syracuse football be bowl-eligible by the season’s end? Comments
Tipperary’s footballers have been praised for their open style of play that’s contributed to their All Ireland Championship dream staying alive. The Premier County are now preparing for an All Ireland semi final in three weeks time following a comprehensive win over Galway in Croke Park on Sunday. Liam Kearns men surprised most national pundits with their powerful and commanding display against the Tribesmen during a game which they won with a comfortable 9 point margin. Tipp’s opposition for the semi final will be decided this weekend between Mayo and Tyrone….former Tipp senior footballer, and Tipp FM analyst Conor O’Dwyer says Tipp have a great chance of being able to overcome either side.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Students at Alpena High School interested in the health and science field have a new state–of–the–art piece of equipment to look forward to this fall.The Anatomage table will allow students to view anatomy and physiology more in–depth without the use of a human model.Health Occupation Instructor, Jennie Spomer is excited and already preparing for her fall class.Spomer finds the table to be very effective for learning and feels it will make things clearer for the students.She added that there are many career opportunities for students taking health occupation classes including physical therapy, a dietitian, and even becoming a state certified nurse’s assistantClasses will begin in late August and the course will be taught in both a hybrid and classroom setting while adhering to social distancing guidelines. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alcona Schools new classroom procedures broken up by grade levelsNext Residents vote yes for ambulance millage
On the pitch, Neymar will miss the first three games of next season’s Champions League for insulting match officials following PSG’s defeat to Manchester United.And PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi insisted last month he will not tolerate any more “superstar behaviour”, comments some took to be directed at the 27-year-old.“The more great players you have, the better it is for the competition,” Tebas added.“In the case of Neymar, my opinion is that the behaviour off the pitch does not seem very appropriate, nor is it very good for the competition.“The news is always about whether the player has done this or that. We have worked a lot in this league to represent the right values and we don’t want to change that image.”Neymar spent four years at Barcelona between 2013 and 2017, winning the Champions League and two La Liga titles. He scored 68 goals in four seasons at the club.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: NeymarMadrid, Spain | AFP | La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he would rather Neymar does not return to La Liga if he cannot improve his behaviour.Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euros in August 2017, but could make a surprise move back to Camp Nou this summer.“In my opinion if Neymar behaves better, he can be a great player,” Tebas told Spanish radio station Onda Cero late Sunday.“But I think behaviour and the values that we set as a competition are also very important. I prefer another type of player.“Neymar is a great player, but if the example off the pitch is not correct, then to be honest I’d prefer him not to come to the Spanish league.”Neymar has denied allegations he raped a woman in Paris and last month attempted to prove his innocence by making public what he claims is an exchange of messages between them.Spain’s tax authorities are also investigating Neymar over a bonus he earned at Barcelona and the transfer fee paid to him by PSG, while he remains in dispute with Barca regarding a loyalty payment of 26 million euros.
Submitted by the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention BureauThe Thurston EDC and the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau have teamed up to host a breakfast meeting to share information with the community about the Business Opportunities the Golf Tournament will offer to the South Sound Region. The U.S. Open is scheduled for June 15-21, 2015 at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.Bennish Brown, President and CEO of the Tacoma Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and Hunter George Communication Director for the Pierce County Economic Development Department will present strategies and impart ideas on how local businesses can benefit from the proximately to the US Open. Brown and George both traveled to the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina. “The Pinehurst Experience was amazing and I’m excited to share the information we learned about the event to help prepare our region for one of the greatest events in golf that would put our area on the map.” Said George.The breakfast will be held at the Rivers Edge Restaurant at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course on Friday, September 5, 7:30 to 9am. Cost is $15. Reservations are required. Contact Rachel Reischman at firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-754-6320. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
View comments “Experience helps, but I just think it’s our chemistry,” said Lassiter after San Miguel’s 111-87 Game 3 win on Sunday.“We have so much chemistry with one another. We’ve been playing for a while. We’re just playing our style. We know June Mar (Fajardo) is our focal point, and we’re gonna continue to attack and give him good looks and just feed off him. If they double him, we’re gonna be ready to score. So we’re just gonna see how they’ll defend us, and we just gotta make adjustments on the fly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters That was exactly how it went down in the second half of Game 3.Fajardo shredded the Hotshots’ defense in the third quarter, dropping 12 of his 21 points in the period for the slim 75-68 advantage, before taking a backseat and allowing the second unit to run away to start the fourth quarter en route to the 24-point triumph.“That’s our style of play,” said Lassiter, who himself finished with 24 points on a 5-of-9 shooting from downtown.“We’ve been doing it for a while. We just wanna continue doing it for 48 minutes consistently. When are shots are going and our defense goes on, it’s just pretty tough to guard. We know we’re capable of doing that every night, so we just have to come out and prepare ourselves on Wednesday.”ADVERTISEMENT Paul Lee downplays finger injury, assures he’ll be ready for Game 4 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may be way ahead when it comes to experience in the Finals, but Marcio Lassiter believes it’s not just all about that.The Beermen are moving closer to their fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup championship because of their enviable chemistry as well.ADVERTISEMENT .@TheSMBeermen’s Marcio Lassiter gave props to their bench which led to their 24-point Game 3 blowout. #PBA2018 #PBAFinals pic.twitter.com/LqjM1xXuQP— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 1, 2018 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES With San Miguel taking a 2-1 lead in the championship series, Lassiter knows how important this opportunity is.But with how his side performed on Sunday, he is pretty confident that the Beermen already figured out what needs to be done to write another historic moment.“This is crucial. This is a pivotal game for us. It’s really important to come out strong in the first few minutes of the game. We know that if we play the same way we played tonight, given the effort, the energy, the defense, the shots, we can have a good process going into Game 4,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast UP NEXTJazz: Host Golden State on Tuesday.Lakers: Host Houston on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Mitchell also had nine rebounds and eight assists, and Joe Ingles had 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting along with 10 assists. Jae Crowder added 18 points off the bench.Josh Hart had 25 points for Los Angeles, which has lost six of eight. Julius Randle had 17 points and seven rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA basket by Royce O’Neale put Utah up 98-76 in the opening four minutes of the fourth quarter. The shot marked Utah’s largest lead of the game.Mitchell threw a full-court pass to a streaking Ingles for a layup and a 66-56 lead with 5:44 remaining in the third. Utah led 82-67 when O’Neale made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds to go in the quarter. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Belgian cyclist dies in Paris-Roubaix race Tyler Ennis made a scoop shot that pulled Los Angeles within 32-30 during the second quarter, but Utah regained a 12-point lead with help from two 3-pointers by Crowder. The Lakers closed the half on 6-2 run and trailed by only six.The Jazz started the game on a 7-0 run and extended the lead to 19-4 with Mitchell’s 3-pointer in transition. Los Angeles answered with a 10-0 spurt and closed within four with less than two minutes left in the first quarter.TIP-INSJazz: Beat the Lakers 117-110 on April 3. … Five players scored in double figures. … Derrick Favors had 10 points and 13 rebounds.Lakers: Three of the five starters did not make a field goal in the first half. … Kyle Kuzma did not play due to a mild left ankle sprain.ADVERTISEMENT Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Travis Wear defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to help the Utah Jazz clinch a playoff berth with a 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.Utah is the fourth team in the crowded Western Conference to lock up a postseason spot, with five teams still in the running for the other four positions before the regular season ends Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’
Two days after the Opposition slammed moves taken by several local insurance companies here to request from applicants their political affiliation, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has noted that this should not form part of any requirement and was a total misunderstanding.FIU Director Matthew LangevineFIU Director Matthew Langevine said the policy may be misguided based on provisions for the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation for Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs). A PEP is defined by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as an individual who is or has been entrusted with a prominent public function and owing to their position, has some influence.Langevine said, “It is not intended to work by these reporting entities asking you about your political affiliation.” While explaining that each insurance company is expected to use its discretion to identify PEPs, he said the move to ask everyone their political affiliation was reckless.“Persons will give information that could be misleading. So, it is not for you (insurance companies) to go questioning every single person whether they are politically exposed or not. You are supposed to make that determination based on your knowledge of the office that that person may hold,” Langevine stated.The FIU Head also stated that these companies should be guided Recommendation 12 from the FATF, the global body which sets standards and promotes effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats. The AML/CFT Act of 2009 has risk management systems in place to determine whether a customer is a PEP.On that note, Langevine noted that the regulations do not apply to any customer. The FIU, he said, has already been asked by the Bank of Guyana to meet with insurance companies to discuss the issue and clarify how their due diligence should be conducted within the right framework.Langevine said the intention was not to place additional burden on customers of different entities, including insurance companies. Instead, it should be implemented within the context of addressing the issue, understanding the nature of transactions being done by these PEPs.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was the first to speak out on this issue when it noted that almost all insurance companies have included on their application forms a query about political affiliation. The Party has since urged Government to take action to reverse what it described as a “retrograde move”.The PPP/C said that Article 149 (2) specifically protects all Guyanese citizens from discrimination on many grounds, including “political opinion, conscience and belief”. Article 147 also guarantees citizens’ right to freedom of association, the right to belong and form political parties.“Therefore, any request for one’s political affiliation would be in violation of these Articles of the Constitution. In addition, S18 of the 1998 Prevention of Discrimination Act, which specifically addresses ‘Application forms, etc’, states that it is unlawful for a person to request or require any other person to provide information relative to their political opinions.”As such, the PPP/C has urged Government, the insurance companies in question, and related entities, to disclose if this was a new policy, under what statute has it been implemented, and why there has been no public announcement of this new requirement.Attorney and political analyst Christopher Ram has also described the move as unconstitutional. While not commenting specifically on the Opposition’s arguments, Ram said that it was absurd that any insurance company or banking institution should be given that authority.“The thing about Politically Exposed Persons is a question of definition and it’s persons who hold positions in political parties and so on. A member of a political party isn’t automatically a PEP,” he said.When asked whether there was need for a further amendment to the Act, the Attorney said that the question should be asked whether that was necessary or it was being badly applied.Refusing a business relationship with a PEP simply based on the determination that the client is a PEP is contrary to the letter and spirit of Recommendation 12. The PPP/C contends that this definition does not refer to nor require any citizen to state their political party affiliation.