Two Miami TSA agents placed on administrative leave after “offensive display”

first_imgThe Transportation Security Administration has placed two agents on administrative leave after it was reported that the two agents were behind an ” offensive display” in a staff only area at the Miami International Airport.The display was discovered in a baggage screening area and reported to management immediately.While no details were given about the display, the administration did release a statement saying that “offensive or racist behavior” will not be tolerated. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.last_img read more

Khan urges cricket fans to take early advantage of CPL tickets

first_img… Berbice’s Seon Glasgow included in Warriors training camp EXCITEMENT is mounting here and cricket fans are encouraged to take early advantage in acquiring their tickets for the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) matches scheduled for August 17, 19, 20 and 22 at the Guyana National Stadium. Providence.The local ticketing office, located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown, was officially opened yesterday, and Operations Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Omar Khan, is urging Guyanese to take advantage of the orderly system in acquiring their tickets early.“We want to urge all our cricket fans, all the Guyanese public to come out early. There is no rush there is a very orderly system in place for you to get your tickets; there is no hassle so take advantage of that situation,” Khan stated.Tickets cost $5 000 for the Red and Green Stands; $3 000 for the Orange Stand and $2 500 for the Grass Mound, and, according to Khan, there is no restriction on the amount of tickets patrons wish to purchase.Meanwhile, car pass for each match day cost $1500 for inside the stadium tarmac, while parking between the stadium and Ramada Hotel will cost $500.Patrons can purchase their tickets or car pass from 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs, Mondays to Fridays, 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs on Saturdays.Seon GlasgowApart from the CPL ticketing office in Georgetown, tickets will be available to patrons in Berbice and Essequibo early next week. However, Khan indicated that the venues for those counties will be made public shortly.The ticketing office also houses the merchandise store which has a variety of Amazon Warriors replica uniforms, cricket gear and many memorabilia.Meanwhile, in keeping with the Warriors’ developmental programme, Khan revealed that talented all-rounder Seon Glasgow will be a part of the training camp in order to have him exposed at a different level.Further, Khan pointed out that the Warriors’ first step to winning their first title will commence on July 26, with a one-week training camp.He, however, noted that while the majority of the members will assemble on July 25, Pakistani all-rounder Sohail Tanvir will join the squad on July 26, while New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, and Australian middle-order batsman Chris Lynn will arrive in the afternoon.Khan pointed out that the coaching staff remains the same as last year, with former West Indies off-spinner Roger Harper the head coach, with former Guyana first-class cricketer and current coach of the Guyana Jaguars, Esaun Crandon, the assistant coach.Fans can expect to witness cricket match rivalry between the Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Stars.The host team (Guyana Amazon Warriors) take on the Jamaica Tallawahs on August 17 from 20:00hrs; Trinbago Knight Riders on August 19 from 12:00hrs; Barbados Tridents on August 20 from 18:00hrs and St Lucia Stars on August 22 from 18:00hrs.The squad will depart for Fort Lauderdale, Florida on August 2. During the Florida leg, the Warriors will play St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in two games before returning to the Caribbean.The South American-based franchise has been one of the most consistent sides since the tournament’s inception, reaching the final in 2013, 2014 and 2016. In 2015, the Guyana Amazon Warriors reached the semifinals phase.Patrons can also purchase a series of merchandise including Amazon Warriors replica uniforms, cricket gears and many memorabilia.This year the Warriors have raked in six newcomers in their squad. Destructive Jamaican wicket-keeper/batsman Chadwick Walton will head to the franchise this season, as well as Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan. The big-hitting ICC Americas opener Steven Taylor will also suit up for the Warriors, along with Barbados all-rounder Roshon Primus and the Guyanese pair, batsman Gajanand Singh and fast bowler Keon Joseph.Joseph was called in as a replacement for the injured Ronsford Beaton in the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad in 2013. However, he did not play a match.The retained players are Tanvir, Guptill, Lynn, Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder Rayad Emrit, Trinidad and Tobago batsman Jason Mohammed, Guyanese trio Veerasammy Permaul, Assad Fudadin and Steven Jacobs and Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper/batsman Steven Katwaroo.The fifth edition of Hero Caribbean Premier League opens on August 4 in St Lucia and the final is set for September 9 in Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-BRAVES-HERNANDEZFélix Hernandez opts out of 2020 seasonATLANTA (AP) — Former Cy Young winner Félix Hernández has opted out of the 2020 season, at least temporarily ending his bid to revive his career with the Atlanta Braves. Update on the latest sports F1 Drivers all wear “End Racism” T-shirts, but 6 don’t kneelSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday and the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it. That message was delivered before the race when all drivers wore that T-shirt. World champion Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in F1, had Black Lives Matter on the front and End Racism on the back. But six drivers did not join Hamilton and 13 others in taking the knee. One of the six, Charles Leclerc, later tweeted that behavior in everyday life matters more than “formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries.” He said his failure to take a knee doesn’t mean he’s “less committed than others in the fight against racism.” Hamilton has spoken widely about racism in recent weeks following the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd in May. July 5, 2020 Associated Press Bottas wins F1′s season-opening Austrian GP, Hamilton 4thSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix which saw Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finish fourth after getting a late time penalty. Hamilton’s penalty saw him drop from second to fourth on Sunday. That meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari and Lando Norris was third. The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon both went out the race. F1 DRIVERS AGAINST RACISM Braves manager Brian Snitker says the 34-year-old Hernández chose to skip the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. A six-time All-Star in 15 seasons with Seattle, the player known as King Felix needed a fresh start following 2019, his worst season. The decision was made after Hernández participated in workouts Friday and Saturday at Truist Park. The Braves announced Saturday that four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two more Atlanta players tested positive for COVID-19.F1-AUSTRIAN GPlast_img read more

BCB honours Ramnauth

first_imgTHE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) recently honoured Guyana’s Under-15 opening batsman Rampertab Ramnauth for his outstanding performance at the recent Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under-15 tournament held in Antigua.The board, with the support of the 10 cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and Vickram Seubarran, president of the Port Mourant Cricket Club, presented Ramnauth with a trophy, a framed certificate, a cricket medal and a financial gift.“You have made us proud with your outstanding performance for Guyana and have proved beyond any doubt that the Ancient County still produces outstanding cricketers to follow in the legacy of Rohan Kanhai, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Roy Fredericks and Alvin Kallicharran. Your performance, along with Isaiah Thorne’s, put to rest the false claim by a few that cricket in Berbice is a farce,” BCB president Hilbert Foster said.Foster urged the promising batsman to use his recent performance as a stepping-stone to a successful career. The BCB would continue to invest in every one of its players, while making sure that everyone has enough matches to play at every level.Berbice, he stated, has legendary status in the cricketing world and his administration is working hard to uphold the high standard. Ramnauth, in an invited comment, said that he was proud of his achievements. He acknowledged the contribution of the Port Mourant Cricket Club and persons like Seubarran, his coach Leslie Solomon and his parents in the development of his career.Meanwhile, the BCB president and his executives took the opportunity to meet with representatives of first and second division teams in Berbice to discuss some major upcoming cricket tournaments.last_img read more

Outside Midfielder

first_imgGrant Chong sat in the bleachers at SU Soccer Stadium and watched as Syracuse’s nine seniors, one by one, were honored on Senior Day. Chris Makowski, his roommate. Nick Perea and Trevor Alexander, his former pregame passing partners. Jordan Murrell, his golfing buddy.From several rows behind the SU bench, wearing a sweatshirt and ski cap, Chong watched his friends and former teammates receive accolades for commitment and dedication to SU soccer.A senior, Chong played for the Orange from 2011–13 and was a key reserve last season. But in June, the midfielder chose to step away from the team to focus on his chemical engineering degree. SU players still consider him part of the team, though, and Chong will follow the Orange’s postseason run from the stands and through streaming online feeds.“I came to this school saying, ‘I’m going to be a student-athlete,’” Chong said two weeks ago, while sitting in the lobby of the Life Sciences Complex. “But I almost felt like I was just an athlete with soccer and the amount of time it took. I loved every second of (soccer). But it really wasn’t that hard of a decision.“I’ve played soccer my whole life. I wasn’t getting tired of it, but I just needed to move on and start focusing on school a little bit more.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textChong, though, tried desperately to prolong his playing career. With the help of SU Athletics academic coordinator Mark Trumbo, Chong thought of several ideas that would have allowed him to play this season, from summer classes to taking some required classes next semester. Chong even sent a two-page email to a professor asking to do an independent study.But nothing could be done to avoid a once-a-week class he would have had to miss and a twice-a-week class that meets at the same time as SU’s practices.In June, Chong visited his mother in Singapore, where she was doing business. His decision was made and a conversation with her confirmed it.In mid-July, Chong visited Syracuse on his way back to his home in Brighton, Michigan. Though SU head coach Ian McIntyre wasn’t in the team’s offices when Chong came by, Chong told the head coach his decision when the two spoke on the phone that night.“They were completely understanding of it,” Chong said. “They’d known I’d been struggling with school and the mix of an engineering major and soccer. So, they respected it. They honored it.”Chong told his senior classmates and then the rest of the team.They still consider “Chongy” part of the team — especially the senior class that Chong said, in a way, rebuilt the program. It’s a group that bonded over prank wars during freshman year on the third and fourth floors of Ernie Davis and grew during golf outings at Drumlins Country Club.“Once we found out that Drumlins was free with your SU ID, we went out as much as we could,” said former SU goalkeeper Andrew Coughlin, now the starting goalkeeper at Canisius College. “It was for bragging rights until the next time we went. It was pretty competitive, but none of us were very good.”Before the seasons changed this year, Chong and Murrell went to Drumlins three or four times a week after Chong’s classes and after Murrell finished training. Sometimes after playing nine holes, they would sneak over and play holes 16, 17 and 18.The group also took trips to Toggenburg Ski Resort in Fabius, New York. Last year, Chong, Makowski and goalkeeper Matt Stith took a four-day trip to ski in Killington, Vermont.“He’s been with us for three years,” SU defender Skylar Thomas said. “You can’t take that away from us.”Before the Oct. 31 Senior Night ceremony, Murrell told Chong he wished Chong could walk out onto the field with the team’s seniors.“He’s still here and he’s still around the team,” Murrell said. “He goes to every game. Even the cold and rainy ones, he’s there supporting. He’s always going to be, at least in my head, a part of the team.”And for Chong, that won’t change.“If they get an NCAA game nearby, I’ll drive,” Chong said. “I will easily drive. I will keep on supporting them.” Comments Published on November 19, 2014 at 12:25 am Contact Josh: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

#SaveTopping luncheon focuses on program restructuring

first_imgNorman Topping Student Aid Fund scholars and faculty members gathered together on Tuesday at the USC Town & Gown for a previously canceled faculty-student luncheon. Following the elimination of Christina Yokoyama’s position as program director on Feb. 1, this event was repurposed for the scholars’ “#SaveTopping” call to action movement.Topping Fund members attended the #SaveTopping faculty-student luncheon on Tuesday. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanAccording to Yokoyama, faculty-student luncheons like this one provide Topping scholars with the opportunity to establish a relationship with their professors outside of the classroom. But at this luncheon, which marked the first major event since Yokoyama’s elimination, Topping Fund members thought of ways to work more closely with the University to make sure that they agree with the administration’s restructuring efforts in the future during the luncheon. “It was different in that we weren’t talking about what Topping does,” Yokoyama said. “We were talking about what’s happened since Jan. 2 when I was informed of the elimination of the position … I felt compelled to really applaud the efforts of the movement.”Sabrina Enriquez, a Topping Scholar and senior majoring in mathematics, and Topping Governing Board Chair Sierra Williams provided updates on the program’s Call to Action efforts and meetings with Provost Michael Quick and Vice Provost of undergraduate programs Andrea Hodge.Enriquez said that there were issues with scheduling the luncheon. After Yokoyama’s removal, the official master calendar of events were taken off of the program’s website. According to Enriquez, she was notified by Hodge that the luncheon scheduled for Tuesday was canceled.“We never had an event that was planned so far in advance changed,” Enriquez said. “So we took it upon ourselves to still plan the event [for] when it was supposed to take place.”On Feb. 7, Hodge released a memo to the Topping Fund. Hodge said that another faculty-student luncheon will be held at The Vineyard Room on March 28. Hodge will be attending the event to meet the Topping scholars. After Enriquez addressed this lack of communication with Hodge via email, Enriquez was told on Feb. 16 that in response to the backlash from the program in response to the cancellation of the original date, the March 28 luncheon will still be set on the program’s calendar.“I offered if she wanted to fund [Tuesday’s luncheon], and I offered if she wanted to write an update or memos that I could read … at our faculty-student luncheon, and she emailed me [Monday] that she thought about it and that she would be giving updates at the later date,” Enriquez said. “She decided that she was not going to help fund [this luncheon].”The luncheon followed with a keynote speaker address from Sumun Pendakur, the Chief learning officer and director of the USC Equity Institutes at the Rossier School of Education, and closing remarks from the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Professor George Sanchez.“We still have a lot of questions that have not been answered by the administration, specifically by Provost Quick or by Vice Provost Andrea Hodge about why the actions that they took at the beginning of the semester happened,” Sanchez said. “I talked about the fact that this is very disturbing because it’s not the University’s money. It’s the students’ money over the last 50 years that have contributed to the Topping Fund.”During the event, Topping scholars brainstormed ideas for their next actions moving forward with the program. According to Sanchez, while Topping scholars are unsure of what to do in the next few weeks, collectively coming up with ideas at the luncheon was a step in the right direction.“We don’t know what the program is right now,” Sanchez said. “It’s not clear if the same program that faculty have supported over the last 50 years is the same program the University now has … And this has to be cleared up.”last_img read more

R.Franco purchases Mediatech Solutions outright

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Seeking to boost its digital capabilities, Spanish gambling operator Grupo R.Franco (R.Franco) has moved to fully acquire industry omni-channel platform provider Mediatech Solutions outright.In February 2016, both parties entered an online gambling platform provisions partnership, which would see the R.Franco governance invest in Mediatech as the operator moved to launch its digital services for the Spanish gambling market.Confirming its full investment, R.Franco governance detailed that it was pleased to fully integrate Mediatech’s ‘high quality’ team within its operations. The tech investment would also service R.Franco ambitions of international expansion in the coming months.R.Franco Executive Chairman Jesús Franco backed the investment stating that Mediatech was “a transformative and promising project, this transaction consolidates us as one of the most important actors within the gaming industry, and will allow us to provide customers and operators with the widest range of solutions in the market.”At present, R.Franco governance has chosen not to reveal the sum of its investment in Mediatech Solutions. Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020last_img read more

FA, Glo begin talks for new sponsorship

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has begun negotiations with the Premier League’s title sponsor, Glo, for a possible renewal of the sponsorship contract.The five-year sponsorship deal with the mobile phone service provider ended with Asante Kotoko’s triumph on the last day of the 2012/13 season.GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, told Graphic Sports that his outfit was in negotiations with Glo for a new deal ahead of the start of the next league season on September 15.“We are currently negotiating, but there is nothing concrete at the moment,” he said.Just last week, reports suggested the end-of-season Glo League Awards for the 2012/13 season had been called off because of lack of funds to finance the programme.Glo signed a five-year sponsorship package with the GFA in 2008, a deal worth $3 million per season. But the relationship was characterised by delays in releasing funds to honour the deal. At the moment, Glo owes the league at least $2.1 million representing last season’s package less the 30 per cent discount granted to the company by the league.Before the start of the last season, Glo released $7.9 million to the clubs within the span of a month to cover the company’s indebtedness to the league at the time.last_img read more

Memphis Depay set to undergo medical at Manchester United

first_imgPSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay will undergo a medical on Monday ahead of his agreed transfer to Manchester United, according to Sky sources.Once the Dutch international passes his medical, the final paperwork can be completed and the deal will be confirmed once the transfer window opens on July 1.The 21-year-old winger moves to Old Trafford after a sensational season in Holland which saw him score 22 league goals and fire PSV Eindhoven to the Eredivisie title.Depay has spoken of his delight at the move and is confident he will be able to make a big impact in the Premier League next season.”I want to improve myself but Dutch players have played also in the Premier League and I spoke with many of them,” Depay said.“I believe I can be a big player in the Premier League and I showed my ability in the World Cup. “I am very excited. I was always reading about the Premier League. It has been a big dream and one that came true.”Depay’s arrival is the first in what should be a busy summer for United with uncertainty surrounding futures of stars such as David De Gea, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.United chief executive Ed Woodward assured supporters last week that Louis van Gaal will have a squad capable of competing for all trophies next season and promised Depay is just the start.”In regards to this summer’s transfer activity, we have already started implementing our plans and last week announced that Memphis Depay, viewed as one of the most exciting young players in Europe, will be joining the first team,” Woodward said.”We expect to be active again during the window, but it’s too early to give guidance on transfers or wages at this point.”last_img read more

Astros’ George Springer slugs his way to World Series MVP

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Springer is a spokesman for the two-week summer camp that benefits kids and teens who stutter. He also runs a charity bowling event, raising money to help people attend the program.“I hope there’s somebody somewhere out there that is impacted and can learn to just go be who you are and not let any stage or any place stop you,” he said last week.On baseball’s big stage, the Dodgers couldn’t stop him.Springer tied Reggie Jackson (1977) and Chase Utley (2009) for the most home runs in a Series. The UConn product became the first hitter to homer four games in a row during a single Series, and also set the mark with eight extra-base hits.Springer led off Game 7 with a double and scored. In the second, his two-run homer made it 5-0 and finished Yu Darvish.“I just remember swinging and hearing the sound of the bat, and I knew it was a good sound,” he said. “And then I saw the flight of the ball. And I got to first base and I rounded third, and got home and that’s a crazy feeling. It’s a very surreal feeling because this is Game 7. This is what you dream of as a kid. And for that to happen is indescribable,” he said.He bounced back fast from a tough start, when he struck out all four at-bats in the opener, extending his slump to 3 for 30. He looked lost at the plate facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but manager A.J. Hinch firmly said Springer would stay atop the lineup.Good move. Springer went 11 for 25 the rest of the way.“The first game of the World Series obviously wasn’t the best game for me, wasn’t the best game for anybody,” he said. “But I learned from it. And I learned how to kind of keep my emotions in check. I learned how to slow my breathing down, slow myself down, because this is a time where it’s not just a game in June and then you’re going to come back again the next day and play. This is for everything.”He hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the 11th inning of a Game 2 win at Dodger Stadium. He doubled during a victory in Game 3, and homered again in a Game 4 loss.He connected for a huge homer in Game 5, moments after an ill-advised dive for a sinking liner that skipped past him. He later drew a two-out walk in the 10th that set up the winning run at Minute Maid Park.Springer hit a solo home run in Game 6 that put the Astros ahead in a game they eventually lost 3-1.His final Series line: a .379 average, seven RBIs and a 1.000 slugging percentage.Springer rallied from a rugged showing in the AL Championship Series, when he batted just .115 (3 for 26) without an extra-base hit or RBI in seven games against the Yankees.That came after his fourth and most productive season in the majors, when he set career highs by hitting .283 with 34 home runs and 85 RBIs.His production follows his pedigree.Drafted 11th overall by the Astros out of Connecticut in 2011, George Chelston Springer III comes from a family of athletes. His dad pitched in the Little League World Series, his mom was an accomplished gymnast, and his two sisters played softball in college.In fact, Springer wears No. 4 to represent the four members of his immediate family. Engaged to be married in January, Springer won’t be able to bump up to No. 5 – the Astros retired that jersey for Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell. ‘Houston Strong’ prevails in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series against the Dodgers’ strongest efforts Whicker: Astros leave Dodgers offense stranded in space Reaction to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Game 7 loss in the World Series against the Houston Astros Dodgers fan: ‘L.A. is heartbroken’ Astros pounce early, top Dodgers for World Series title Miller: An appreciation for a Dodgers team that delivered everything but what mattered most center_img Yu Darvish’s World Series Game 7 start is a disaster for Dodgers Photos: Dodgers vs. Astros, World Series Game 7 Related Articles He launched a Series record-tying five homers, including shots in each of the final four games, and celebrated those Springer Dingers by hollering around the bases.Many years ago, that type of trip would’ve been hard to believe. Impossible, really.As a kid, Springer stuttered so severely that he frequently fell silent, unless he was around his family or close friends. Over time, he’s improved so much that he graciously grants interviews, even on national television, and never seems to shy away from the spotlight. He even wore a live mic in center field during the All-Star Game in July.Watch closely and you can see Springer, just for a moment, still begins to stumble over words sometimes. So he will calmly slow himself down, or pause for a second, before gathering himself and continuing on eloquently.At 28, the All-Star center fielder has taken every chance he’s gotten this postseason to talk about Camp SAY – that’s the Stuttering Association for the Young. Andre Ethier’s World Series hit could be fitting conclusion to his Dodgers career LOS ANGELES — George Springer hit so many clutch home runs, he was a clear pick for World Series MVP.He often was the Most Vocal Person, too – and that might be the most remarkable part of his story.The Houston leadoff man hammered his way to the award, homering and doubling Wednesday night to boost the Astros to their first championship with a 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 7.“The wildness of this series, the wackiness of this series, the emotional ups and downs, being able to play in this is something that I will never, ever forget, even if this is the only time I will ever get here,” he said.last_img read more