Coe aide steps down from IAAF – French magistrates file tougher charges against Diack

first_img “In order to demonstrate that I am willing to have all allegations of unethical behaviour on my part in 2013 properly and fairly investigated, I have referred my emails to Papa Massata Diack in 2013, my statements and the circumstances of the emails to the IAAF ethics board,” Davies said in yesterday’s statement. Davies has suggested that emails reflected his job “to manage and promote the reputation of the IAAF”. Russia’s athletics federation was suspended by the IAAF after a World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission found evidence of systemic doping and cover-ups. Lamine Diack is now accused of “active corruption”, which generally involves offering money or other promises in exchange for violating a rule, an official with the Paris financial prosecutor’s office said yesterday. Diack was previously accused of “passive corruption”, on suspicion he took around €1 million (US$1.1 million) to cover up positive drug tests by Russian athletes. The official told the Associated Press the new preliminary charges center on suspicions that Diack bribed Gabriel Dolle, the former IAAF anti-doping chief who was also under investigation, to delay reporting of violations by Russian athletes. The preliminary charges allow magistrates more time to investigate before deciding whether to file formal charges and whether to send a case to trial. Diack, an 82-year-old former long jumper, is free on bail pending further investigation, but barred from leaving France. EMAILS REFERRED TO BOARD LONDON (AP): The director of IAAF President Sebastian Coe’s office temporarily stepped down yesterday pending an ethics investigation into emails linked to Russian doping cases. Emails sent by Nick Davies, leaked to a French newspaper and published this week, indicated that he tried to delay public identification of alleged Russian drug cheats before the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. “I have decided to step aside from my role with the IAAF until such time as the ethics board is able to review the matter properly and decide if I am responsible for any breach of the IAAF code of ethics,” Davies said in a statement. Davies was IAAF communications director at the time under Lamine Diack, who was succeeded by Coe as president in August. The French criminal case against Diack deepened this week, with magistrates filing new, tougher corruption charges against him in connection with cover-ups of Russian doping. French prosecutors also suspect Diack’s son, Papa Massata Diack, a former IAAF marketing consultant, played an active role in an alleged “system of corruption” that sought to blackmail athletes, with demands of money to hush-up suspected doping. Davies is reported to have sent an email to Papa Massata Diack in 2013 asking what “Russian ‘skeleton’ we have still in the cupboard regarding doping” and suggesting using the marketing company chaired by Coe – then IAAF vice-president – to lead an “unofficial PR campaign” to “avoid international media scandals” related to the Moscow championships. If Russian athletes guilty of doping were not competing in Moscow, “then we might as well wait until the event is over to announce them”, Davies wrote in the email, which was published on Monday by Le Monde. After promoting Davies to run his office at the IAAF in September, Coe is now losing one of his closest aides just as he tries to clean up the scandal-tainted governing body.last_img read more

Interested in returning to Third Level study? Choose ‘Access Studies’ this summer at LYIT

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is pleased to announce the launch of the Certificate in Access Studies Summer Programme 2019.This four-week full-time programme will run from Monday 1 July to Friday 26 July and is geared towards adult learners and school leavers interested in progressing to third level study.Learners on this programme will have an opportunity to study Information Communications Technology, Learning Skills and Mathematics. The programme is available free-of-charge and is also available to Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) students with 160 credits.This programme is the perfect fit for people keen to kick-start their third level journey and may be of interest to people that lack the confidence to take the first step on the education ladder.The programme is based at the Letterkenny campus and is available for the first time as a summer study option. The programme is being offered during the summer to accommodate the growing demand for programmes that meet the needs of the region.This ‘gateway’ programme supports adult learners transition into third level education. The Access Studies programme has been the foundation for many student success stories. One such example is Cathal McGinley. Cathal began his third level journey at LYIT in 2013/14 when he undertook the Certificate in Access Studies programme, he then progressed to the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Performance, now the BSc (Hons) in Sports & Exercise, and has subsequently gone on to study a Masters in Exercise Physiology at the National University Galway (NUIG).Cathal is fulfilling his ambition and attributes his academic success to the Access Studies programme at LYIT.He commented: “Choosing to study on the Access Studies programme was a big leap of faith, I left school at 15 but this programme gave me confidence and belief in myself, and provided me with the opportunity to pursue my interest in Sport.“I look back now and realise that it was a brave thing to do.“I am now completing my Masters in Exercise Physiology in NUIG and I can’t wait to begin my career in this field,” he added. “The Access Studies programme is where my third-level journey began and I am so glad that I took the chance on myself.”This programme will cover a broad range of subjects and is an access programme into third level study. Students who successfully pass this course with an overall average of 50% or over will have the opportunity to progress to any course of their choice (except Nursing) at LYIT.Quotas will also apply in some instances.If you are interested in following in Cathal’s footsteps why not visit the LYIT website for further information on the Certificate in Access Studies. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon Wednesday 26 June 2019.Kick-start your future, apply today to join the Access Studies programme at LYIT.Interested in returning to Third Level study? Choose ‘Access Studies’ this summer at LYIT was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)Tags:educationLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITlast_img read more

Knicks know they face tough task in moving on after Anthony

first_imgMOST READ View comments And that’s not just during the games.Anthony was the one who faced the toughest questions from reporters while other teammates could quickly escape as the losses mounted. And he was the one willing to speak up about social issues, around the country or in his homes in New York or Baltimore.The Knicks acknowledged that side of Anthony on Monday, donating $100,000 to his relief efforts in Puerto Rico, his father’s hurricane-devastated homeland the Knicks had visited with him a few years ago.The team believed Anthony would be with them Monday until just a few days ago. They hadn’t been able to find a trade that suited the franchise or player, and on Friday said they planned for him to be there when training camp opened.But discussions with the Thunder moved quickly that night and into Saturday morning, and by the afternoon New York had agreed to the trade that brought Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round pick to New York.ADVERTISEMENT “He had made his sentiments known, as had we, and if there was something that made sense, we were going to move forward without him,” general manager Scott Perry said. “If it didn’t we were going to move forward with him, and this just happened to make enough sense to move forward without him.”Porzingis hoped Anthony would remain in New York, though understood why the move to Oklahoma City was better for someone he called a mentor and big brother. Kanter also believes the change of scenery will benefit the 33-year-old All-Star, who thanked the organization and city in an essay on his website.“I think he’s going to do a lot of good things in Oklahoma City, and there’s not much distractions,” Kanter said. “It’s a smaller city of course, you can focus on basketball. I think that’s what he needed. He can focus on basketball and just go out there and do his thing.”Kanter was giving a basketball clinic for orphans in Oklahoma City when he learned of the deal and has been beaming ever since about the move to a big city — one with plenty of Turkish restaurants — after the native of Turkey previously played for Utah and the Thunder.He played in some pickup games this summer with Anthony, who would have still been the Knicks’ best offensive weapon if he remained. It appears that will now be Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 forward from Latvia who will be entering his third season.He spent the summer back home, leading the national team in the European championships and didn’t return to New York until Sunday, the day Anthony arrived in Oklahoma City.Porzingis wouldn’t address his decision to skip his exit meeting with Knicks management before leaving. He only wanted to discuss the team to which he returned — the one that’s now his.“The past is the past and I don’t want to talk about that no more,” Porzingis said. “Let’s talk about the next season. I’m just excited to be here.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo leads PBA Governors’ Cup BPC race; Durham top import BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks celebrates his basket in the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Elsa/Getty Images/AFPGREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony was the Knicks’ leading scorer, the one who made things easier for his teammates.He was also the voice of the franchise, often eager to use his fame and fortune for good.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa So the Knicks know they are facing a tough task in moving on without him — on and off the court.The Knicks completed the trade with Oklahoma City on Monday that sent Anthony to the Thunder and made Kristaps Porzingis the new main man in Madison Square Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Obviously he took a lot of pressure off of everybody. We’ve got to understand that,” Porzingis said.“He was always the No. 1 focal point for the other team and I realize that. And now I’m going to be one of those guys that the other team is going to focus on. That’s going to make things more difficult for me, so it’s going to be different. It’s going to be way different. He draws so much attention and there might be more attention on me. So I have to be ready for that.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

SD PHEASANT SEASON OFF TO SLOW START

first_imgA large amount of crops still waiting to be harvested made it difficult for some hunters to find pheasants during the opening weekend of South Dakota’s season.But state wildlife officials say many hunters still got birds, and the success rate should improve as the season continues.The most populated area to hunt was near Mitchell to the east of Chamberlain.South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks conservation officer Andy Petersen estimates the average bird count in the Mitchell area was one bird per hunter.last_img read more

National Touch League to extend its stay in Coffs Harbour

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) CEO, Colm Maguire was thrilled to announce today on behalf of the TFA Board of Management, the extension of the agreement with Destination NSW and Coffs Harbour City Council to host the annual National Touch League (NTL) event in Coffs Harbour, from 2016-2018.   The extension will see Coffs Harbour host six consecutive National Touch League events through to 2018 (from 2013), as well as the eagerly anticipated 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) Touch World Cup, late April-early May next year. Maguire described the announcement as “significant and very welcomed” the continued and highly valued investment by DNSW and Coffs Coast into presenting TFA’s elite Touch Football events, joined together with Destination NSW and Coffs Harbour City Council officials on the eve of this year’s X Blades NTL event and Elite Eight series. “Since our return last year to the wonderful Coffs Coast, we have forged even closer and stronger links with our key partners, Destination NSW and Coffs Harbour City Council in hosting our premier NTL event and Elite Eight series,” Maguire said.  “The region and the C.Ex Coffs International Stadium and fields is ideally equipped and perfectly suited to our participants and overall requirements,” Maguire said.“Not surprisingly, we received overwhelmingly strong feedback from participants and stakeholders following the last year’s event. “The C.Ex Coffs International Stadium is particularly highly regarded by our Members; notwithstanding the outstanding facilities and amenity and natural beauty of the Coffs Harbour area. “It is through this validation and the ongoing investment and support of our key partners that will ensure a sustainable and enduring event here on the Coffs Coast for many years to come,” Maguire added.  Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said: “I’m delighted the NSW Government has secured this national competition for another three years,” Mr Fraser said.“With Coffs Harbour also gearing up to host the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) Touch World Cup in 2015, this reinforces the city’s position as the home of Touch Football in Australia and continues to encourage our elite footballers to visit. “Coffs Harbour is becoming an internationally recognised sporting destination, hosting a number of world renowned events. In 2015 we will have the FIT Touch World Cup, the Australasian leg of the FIA World Rally Championships and the Australian Surf Festival,” Mr Fraser said. The Mayor of Coffs Harbour, Denise Knight said: “We too are delighted with the news that Touch Football Australia will be continuing their partnership with us, through Destination NSW, to 2018. “This affords the region a wonderful opportunity to, not only further embrace our relationship with Touch Football Australia and showcase the sport of Touch Football and its athletes, but also realise and achieve significant economic benefits for local business houses and the region as a whole. “What this also does is put Coffs Harbour well and truly on the map as a fantastic venue to host major sporting events; and indeed leveraging the 2015 Federation of International Touch World Cup event next year, when the whole world comes to town.”Related Files140311_extension_of_tfa_dnsw-chcc_agreement_v1-0_1_-pdfRelated LinksNTL in Coffs to 2018last_img read more

a month agoSwansea defender Wilmot admits mixed emotions blocked facing Watford

first_imgSwansea defender Wilmot admits mixed emotions blocked facing Watfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSwansea City defender Ben Wilmot won’t face Watford in the Carabao Cup.The Hornets’ defender is on loan with the Swans but has not been allowed to play by his parent club as both sides go head to head in the competition’s third round. “I would’ve loved to have played because it’s another opportunity for game-time and Watford are a very good side so it should be a great game,” said Wilmot.”But it would’ve also been weird having to play against people I still class as teammates.“Also, if I had played then my first game at Vicarage Road wouldn’t have even been for Watford, so it would’ve been a weird one. As it happens, I’m not allowed to play but I’ll be there watching the game anyway and it should be a good evening.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Next 3 games pose no easy task for undefeated Buckeyes

The Ohio State men’s basketball team has managed to remain unbeaten through its first 24 games this season. But maintaining an unblemished record through their remaining seven games might prove to be a more difficult task for the Buckeyes. OSU picked up a road win at Minnesota — a place where no current Buckeye, except fifth-year senior forward David Lighty, had won in his career — on Sunday. Now the team will travel to a place where no Buckeye, including Lighty, has won: Madison, Wis. Following their matchup with No. 13-ranked Wisconsin, the Buckeyes will return to Columbus for their lone matchup of the season with Michigan State. After starting off as the No. 2 team in the nation, the Spartans are in the midst of a disappointing season, having fallen out of both The Associated Press‘ Top 25 and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ polls. Still, MSU, which appeared in the past two Final Fours, remains a threat to the Buckeyes’ undefeated record. The Spartans tout an experienced roster, led by the 2009 Big Ten Player of the Year Kalin Lucas, who leads the team in scoring with 15.8 points per game. MSU also has players with size — 6-foot-7, 230-pound Draymond Green and 6-foot-9, 270-pound Derrick Nix — who could present matchup issues for OSU freshman forward Jared Sullinger, named Monday the conference’s Freshman Player of the Week for the 11th time this season. Michigan coach John Beilein, who has faced both the Spartans and the Buckeyes this season, said he’s been impressed with the Buckeyes, but thinks they’re susceptible to losing a game. “Anyone can get you anytime. It’s never been easy, but home or away, you are in for a battle,” Beilein said. “Ohio State is really good. There is a reason why they are undefeated.” After their matchup with the Spartans, the Buckeyes will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to face No. 14 Purdue. The Buckeyes dominated the Boilermakers, 87-64, during their first matchup this season, Jan. 25 in Columbus. Playing the Boilermakers on the road, however, could yield a different result, as OSU will again face the Big Ten’s leading scorer and shot blocker, Purdue senior forward JaJuan Johnson. Johnson scored 22 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots in Purdue’s first matchup with the Buckeyes. “JaJuan Johnson, I don’t know if I could say enough about him,” OSU coach Thad Matta said after the Buckeyes’ first game against Purdue. “You watch him make those shots on film and you say, ‘He’ll never do that against us,’ and sure enough, he did.” With the difficult challenges that lie ahead in OSU’s next three games, Matta is aware that on any given night his team’s winning streak could come to an end. “These guys are smart enough to know that if we don’t come to play, if we’re not tuned in to what we need to do, we’ll lose,” Matta said. “It’s probably as simple as that.” read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between April 28, 2019 to May 5, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierSelectmen candidates Caira, Bendel reelected by Lizzy HillTewksbury library hosts Jim Miceli event by Lizzy HillBrand scores well on first year evaluation by Lizzie McDermottSullivan selected as Woburn Street principal by Lizzie McDermottDeRoche retires after 36 years as postal carrier by Sheryl WalshWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunWilmington Town Meeting approves $119M budget by Emma Murphy(NOTE: Cover photo is from WCTV’s Facebook page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid go wild on a Yacht Photos

first_imgBella Hadid walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.Getty ImagesBella Hadid and Kendall Jenner sure know how to have fun. The pair was spotted living it up on a yacht in Monaco. Apparently, they have spent the last two weeks at the Cannes Film Festival have now moved down the coastline ahead of the F1 Grand Prix.Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner showed off their assets in glamorous ensembles, with Bella modelling a plunging mustard yellow pencil dress and Kendall stunning in a bronze lurex jumpsuit. Both models looked camera ready as they let their hair down. Reportedly their faces were preened to perfection and painted with expertly applied make-up.Bella and Kendall seemed to be having the time of their lives on the yacht. They were joined by Kris Jenner, who shared a glass of wine with Bella as they looked deep in conversation. Bella Hadid recently landed in some hot water for her Calvin Klein ad which featured her kissing CGI Instagram model Lil Miquela. Calvin Klein reportedly apologized for the ad when Bella Hadid was accused of ‘queerbaiting’ because she shared a kiss with a fake woman in a commercial despite being heterosexual herself.’We understand and acknowledge how featuring someone who identifies as heterosexual in a same-sex kiss could be perceived as queerbaiting,’ the brand wrote in a statement posted to its Twitter page.  Kendall JennerGetty Images’As a company with a longstanding tradition of advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, it was certainly not our intention to misrepresent the LGBTQ+ community. We sincerely regret any offense caused,’ they concluded. The CGI Instagram model in question, Lil MIquela was created in 2016 as an Instagram personality by a startup called Brud, which TechCrunch valued at $125 million early this year. It looks like Bella is recovering nicely from the Calvin Klein snafu. The after shower video might have been her way of letting fans know that she is doing well.Kendall Jenner recently broke up with her boyfriend Ben Simmons. But she isn’t letting a break-up bring her down. The model seems to be moving on from her ex. Bella on the other hand seems to be going strong with her boyfriend The Weeknd. You can check out the pics here: Bella Hadid and Kendall on a yacht in Monaco. #KendallJenner #BellaHadid pic.twitter.com/5ffkmRbpGV— gibellxk (@nicki_lima14) May 25, 2019last_img read more

Using faulty EVMs a ploy to manipulate votes Mamata on MP polls

first_imgPurulia: Criticising the malfunctioning of some Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) during the ongoing Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that providing faulty EVMs was a ploy to manipulate people’s votes. Taking a swipe at the Election Commission, Banerjee said it is the responsibility of the constitutional body to ensure that none of the EVM or VVPAT machines used during polling are faulty. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “I am hearing since morning that several EVM machines used in Madhya Pradesh polls are faulty. We all understand these plans. These are attempts to manipulate people’s vote for own advantage,” Banerjee said in a veiled reference to the Bharatiya Janata Party, who is in power in the state as well as at the Centre. “I have heard that only two per cent votes cast through an EVM machine can be traced. What is the significance of two per cent? If two per cent votes are fair and 80 per cent of it is rigged, who would take the responsibility? If EVM and VVPAT are used in elections, the EC must ensure that not a single EVM machine malfunctions during polling,” she said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed The Trinamool supremo said she would raise the issue of faulty EVMs during the opposition parties’ meeting to be held in Delhi in December. “We have already raised the issue. I will again raise the issue during our opposition party meeting in Delhi. I will also circulate the document to show what exactly is going on in Madhya Pradesh,” she added. Polling is underway for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday, where several faulty EVMs and VVPAT machines had to be replaced within the first hour.last_img read more