• BCPO rolls out 2 ordinances to stem COVID-19 spread

    first_imgAnyone who will be found violating the ordinance shall be penalized P500 or serve an eight-hour community service in the barangay where the person resides within the next 24 hours from his apprehension. If the violator is not a resident of this city, then he/she shall be fined P1,000, the ordinance cited. The second ordinance, meanwhile, requires the wearing of face masks and application of physical distance mandatory in all public areas during this COVID-19 pandemic. An individual who will be caught violating the order shall be penalized P200 or serve an eight-hour community service. If the violator is not a resident of this city, then he/she shall be fined P300. These are the “non-social ordinance” and “face mask and social distancing ordinance.” BACOLOD City – The city police office is set to implement two city ordinances for the enhancement of preventive measures against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first order states that all residents of the city from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. every day during the period of emergency are prohibited in public places. BCPO spokesperson, Police Chief Inspector Ariel Pico. DOMINIQUE GABRIEL G. BAÑAGA/PN Pico advised the public to follow the health protocols to avoid the charges./PN Bacolod City Police Office spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico said they can start implementing the ordinances once they receive the copies and the citation tickets.According to Pico, there were almost 5,000 individuals caught violating the health protocols against the spread of the viral illness.For now, persons who will be apprehended for violating the non-social, wearing of face masks and physical distancing rules will face charges for violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code, or resistance and disobedience to a person in authority or the agents of such person, he said.last_img read more

  • Elliott completes drive to checkers at Dodge City’s SportMod Mayhem

    first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley  DODGE CITY, Kan. (Aug. 24) – Robert Elliott became the fifth different winner of Dodge City Race­way’s IMCA SportMod Mayhem event by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 30-lap feature. Robert Elliott took the $1,000 checkers at Dodge City Raceway Park’s sixth annual IMCA SportMod Mayhem. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley) Elliott pocketed $1,000 by winning the sixth annual event after taking command at midway and holding off Dakota Sproul and Blaine Walt.  Robert Elliott made his way to third by the fourth round behind Walt and Sproul and then pounced on the second position following a lap seven restart.  He stalked Walt over the ensuing rounds before battling into the lead on the 16th circuit  Feature results – 1. Robert Elliott; 2. Dakota Sproul; 3. Blaine Walt; 4. Troy Boynum; 5. Jeff Kaup; 6. Matthew Crowell; 7. Mitch Boesel; 8. Mike Roach; 9. Brendyn Nordyke; 10. Brian May; 11. Shay Simoneau; 12. Race Elliott; 13. Freddy McCoy; 14. Kyle Wiens; 15. Shannon Maughlin; 16. Ryan Kirchoff; 17. Mike Lunow; 18. Jarett Lunow; 19. Kaleb Roach; 20. Brandon Wise. Sproul moved into second behind Elliott on a restart and pressured for the point the rest of the way, working the high side as Elliott circled the bottom of the track.  Elliott was up to the task, keep­ing his chasers at bay all the way to the checkered flag. Elliott crossed the stipe ahead of Sproul, who raced from ninth, with Walt on the podium in third. Troy Boynum was fourth with Jeff Kaup racing from 12th to round out the top five. Race Elliott and Ryan Kirchoff led the way to the initial green flag. Robert Elliott worked his way forward from seventh with Walt bolting from fourth to take the lead away from Race Elliott on the second lap.last_img read more

  • 16 educator grants awarded locally

    first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—The Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation recently awarded sixteen educator grants to teachers in both the local public and private schools.  These grants are for projects which would not otherwise be funded because of budgetary shortfalls. Christie Andres and Christina Lecher will be able to purchase books for their Port Chicago 50 Project at the Sunman-Dearborn Middle School.  This was because of a generous donation from the Betty McLaughlin Endowment.Heather Lunsford, Sunman Elementary, will have Flexible Seating provided by Haag Ford.Barb Katenkamp, North Dearborn Elementary, will be able to purchase books for her One School, One Book project.  Katenkamp’s project was paid for by the Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation.Valley Utilities sponsored Beth McClamroch’s Stand Up for Education alternative seating project at Bright Elementary.Hayley Miller, Sunman Elementary, was sponsored by Maxwell Construction.  Her project, STEM Tinker Crate Class Set, will help the third-grade classes meet state standards for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).The Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation will fund Brenda Osman’s Playschool at East Central High School.Lauren White, a French teacher at East Central High School, will have materials for her Sustained Silent Reading in French paid for by the Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation.Kevin Zugelter has purchased a document camera for Aurora Elementary with funds from the Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation.South Dearborn’s FCCLA Sponsor Brian Schuerman was able to accompany his student Torrey Hiibbard to the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA with funding from the Margaret Seitz Agency and Los Primos Mexican Restaurant.Duke Energy sponsored Nicole Bosch at Manchester Elementary.  Bosch requested fees for the Robotics Club.HighPoint Health will provide meals and snacks for Donna Sizemore’s Healthy Learning, Healthy Living classes at Aurora Elementary.Walmart and CIVISTA worked to provide funding to purchase a DNA Machine for Peter Brown at South Dearborn High School.Katherine Magalski has been awarded money from the Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation to Upgrade the Art Room at Central Elementary.The Knights of Columbus Councils of Bright and Lawrenceburg supported the teachers in the private schools.  Pam Leiker, Lindsey Jenkins, and Mary Ann Atwood, St. Lawrence School, will have funding for their Stirring Lessons for Early Learning, while Bryan Wagner will have money for his PE Improvement Plan.  Kimber Ampt at St. John Evangelical Lutheran School will have money for STEAM Day Robotics.Independent Financial Advisor Greg Horn provided meals for all award winners, sponsors, and guests.  Additionally, he was able to obtain matching funds from LPL Financial for another grant.Applications are available at the schools each January.  Any Dearborn County teacher or administrator is eligible for the funding.  They can be nominated to be recognized for their work by members of the public.  For additional information, contact Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation, Inc. Director Betty Bourquein, 812-934-4454.last_img read more

  • Mooney and Sammy fined for swearing

    first_imgAll-rounders John Mooney and Darren Sammy both admitted Level 1 offences for swearing audibly during Ireland’s World Cup win over West Indies in Nelson on Monday, and were fined 30 per cent of their match fees. Mooney lost his temper when a catch was put down by one of his Irish team-mates, and former Windies captain Sammy voiced his irritation while batting. Both players accepted the sanction. All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of a 50 per cent match fee. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Moment of magic delights Hazard

    first_img “I try to give pleasure to the fans when they come to the stadium. I did very well. “It’s very difficult, but in one moment you need something special with a special player like me, or Oscar, Didier (Drogba), Willian. “This is why we play football, to play this kind of game and to score against this kind of team.” Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille after their Champions League win in 2012 and has won the Europa League and this year’s Capital One Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s first Premier League title in five years is the next objective. “I came to Chelsea to win this league,” Hazard added. “I know how difficult it is to win this league, because every team tries to play, every game it’s a battle for three points. “When you win this league you can say to everybody ‘yes, I won the English league.’ It’s not easy.” Eden Hazard was thrilled to rise to the occasion and live up to his pre-match billing as Chelsea’s match-winner against Manchester United. The Belgium playmaker’s first-half goal – his 18th of the season – earned the Blues a 1-0 win which took Jose Mourinho’s men 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League and within reach of the title. Hazard told Chelsea TV: “Every game I try to do one good moment. This is my job. I like my job. Win at Arsenal next Sunday and Chelsea could wrap up the title three days later with victory at Leicester, but Mourinho played down that scenario. Hazard’s scintillating performances have been key to the Blues’ success this term and he has weighed in with goals. He scored 14 Premier League goals last term and has 13 so far this season. “Every season I try to beat the score before. But when the goals bring the three points it’s always good,” added Hazard, who has played all 32 games. “I look tired. I feel my legs sometimes. I drink a special drink, a magic potion, to be ready for the game.” Chelsea last won by more than one goal in January at Swansea and have seven wins and three draws in the 10 league games since. The 24-year-old believes fatigue is a factor. “The first four months was perfect, very, very good, we scored a lot of goals,” Hazard added. “Now I think we are a little bit tired, it’s more difficult, but we win the games. This is the most important. It’s a good season for Chelsea.” Chelsea might have conceded an equaliser had referee Mike Dean ruled Gary Cahill had tripped United midfielder Ander Herrera in stoppage time. Instead, Herrera was booked for diving. Cahill told Chelsea TV: “At the time he came across and he goes down. I certainly felt annoyed. He left his leg in there. It was not a penalty. “I spoke to him after the game and he admitted that he did that. “The referee felt the same way, so I was pleased it went the way it should’ve gone.” Press Associationlast_img read more

  • LIVE:Palm Beach County commissioners to discuss entering Phase Two of Florida’s reopening plan

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  • How past double-digit seeds fared in the Final Four

    first_imgOnce in the Final Four, George Mason matched up with No. 3 seed Florida, featuring star big men Joakim Noah and Al Horford. The Patriots struggled from the field and couldn’t contain the dynamic Gator offense as Florida went on to beat — and eventually win the national championship — George Mason, 73-58.The Patriots have returned to the NCAA Tournament twice since 2006.Louisiana State, 1986At the time, 11th-seeded LSU was the lowest rank to ever make the Final Four. Like Syracuse this year, the Tigers went into the Tournament on a cold streak, winning just eight of its last 19 games.A first-round, double-overtime win against Purdue at the Maravich Assembly Center — LSU’s home court — pitted Dale Brown’s team against No. 3 seed Memphis in the second round. In another close game, LSU topped the Tigers, 83-81, as guard Anthony Wilson sunk an 8-foot jump shot as time expired to send LSU to the Sweet 16. Two years after LSU won the two Tournament games on its home court, the NCAA created a rule prohibiting teams from playing home games in the NCAA Tournament.Facing the preseason No. 1 team in the country, Georgia Tech, in the Sweet 16, LSU was led by guards Don Redden and Derrick Taylor. The duo scored 50 of the Tigers’ 70 points as LSU upset the No. 2 seed Yellow Jackets. In the Elite Eight, LSU was matched against No. 1 seed Kentucky, led by future No. 5 pick Kenny Walker. The Wildcats led early but LSU clawed back to take the lead with less than a minute left. In what was the first year of the shot clock in college basketball (45 seconds), the Tigers stalled for an open layup that secured the eventual 59-57 win. When Syracuse tips off against North Carolina on Saturday, the Orange will become just the fourth double-digit seed in NCAA Tournament history to play in the Final Four.If SU (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) beats the top-seeded Tar Heels (32-6, 14-4), it would become the first double-digit seed to win a Final Four game.Here’s a look at past double-digit seed teams who made it to the Final Four:Virginia Commonwealth, 2011Led by second-year head coach Shaka Smart, VCU took America by storm with its havoc defense as the Rams advanced from the First Four to the Final Four — the first-ever team to accomplish such a feat.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textVCU was given an at-large berth as a No. 11 seed after losing the Colonial Athletic Association tournament final. The Rams beat Southern California in the play-in game before upsetting No. 6 seed Georgetown in the Round of 64 and beating No. 3 seed Purdue in the Round of 32. Both games were played in the United Center in Chicago, where Syracuse beat Gonzaga and Virginia to win the Midwest Region this year.In the Sweet 16, VCU beat No. 10 seed Florida State, 72-71, in overtime to advance to the Elite Eight, where No. 1 seed Kansas awaited. The Rams raced out to a 14-point lead in the first half in that game and the Jayhawks couldn’t overcome the deficit as  VCU shocked the last remaining top seed, 71-61. The likes of Duke, Kansas and Louisville rounded out the remaining teams, and the Tigers drew the Cardinals. LSU led by eight points at halftime but Louisville went on a 17-1 run in the second half to win, ending LSU’s Cinderella run. Louisville beat Duke in the national championship. The Tigers have made one Final Four since 1986. Comments The VCU Cinderella run was then put up against a team with its own history of outperforming its seed in March — the Butler Bulldogs. The year prior, Butler won the hearts of the nation as it advanced to the national championship as a No. 5 seed and was inches away from beating perennial-powerhouse Duke. In the 2011 Final Four, it was again the Bulldogs who advanced to the national championship despite 27 points from VCU’s forward Jamie Skeen.George Mason, 2006Who is this year’s George Mason? The question is often asked leading up to the start of the NCAA Tournament regarding the 2006 George Mason team that captivated the country.The Patriots became the first team in CAA history to advance to the Final Four after three March upsets. Like VCU, George Mason was a No. 11 seed and beat a No. 6 seed in the Round of 64, Michigan State. With one upset down, the Jim Larranaga-led squad beat No. 3 seed North Carolina, 65-60, a year after the Tar Heels won the national championship.In the Sweet 16, George Mason took on No. 7 seed Wichita State, which shocked No. 2 seed Tennessee in the second round of the tournament. The Patriots prevailed, beating the Shockers close to home in Washington, D.C. Following that win, George Mason beat top-seeded Connecticut in one of the most iconic tournament games of the 2000s. It took an extra period, but the Patriots came away with an unlikely 86-84 win.center_img Published on March 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm Contact Justin: jmatting@syr.edu | @jmattingly306 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • Kindred warns of 2019 closing disruptions

    first_img Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review July 15, 2020 KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance July 13, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has revealed that its gross winning revenues for Q4 2019 have been hampered by both weak sports betting margins and the costs of its US expansion efforts.As confirmed in a pre-market update, Kindred explained that its expected revenues will be in the region of £235m for the final three months of 2019, marking a decrease from £250m in the same period in 2018.Meanwhile, corporate governance underlines expected earnings to reach between £27m-£32m, down from £58.5m from Q4 2018.But despite the expectation of lower revenues and earnings, Kindred revealed that its active customers for the quarter amounted to 1.6 million which was an increase of 2% compared to the same quarter last year.The regulatory landscape in its home market of Sweden has impacted Kindred’s bottom line for Q3 2019, however the group remained positive as it emphasised that ‘performance in Sweden improved significantly compared to prior quarters’.Kindred has also come up against fines from the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) which had issued penalties worth a combined €3.5m (£3.0m) in 2019 – a 105.8% increase compared to the previous year.The penalties were inclusive of a €470,000 sanction issued against Kindred’s Trannel International subsidiary for offering online gambling services to consumers in the country without the necessary licence.The challenging global market, said the company, means that Kindred’s management ‘will continue to implement a number of additional operational efficiency initiatives to ensure that the group can deliver growth in revenues and underlying EBITDA in 2020 compared to 2019’. Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

  • Esports Integrity Coalition sign MOU with UKGC

    first_imgThe Esports Integrity Coalition (“ESIC”) has made its latest move in signing an information sharing Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the UK Gambling Commission. The move will see esports being considered alongside football, cricket and other traditional sports in the detection and prevention of betting malpractice. The move will see the Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (“SBIU”) work alongside ESIC to widen its remit into esports. The SBIU will now deal with reports of betting integrity-related corruption on esports, together with ESIC. It’s not the first Memorandum of Understanding signed with the integrity coalition. The organisation now adds the UKGC to Nevada’s body, which monitors all esports tournaments held in Las Vegas. ESIC will now benefit from the intelligence available from the regulators and in turn, the UKGC and Nevada will benefit from the information gathered from ESIC’s members who are not just licensed in the UK or Nevada – but see esports wagering worldwide. “This MOU is a significant step for ESIC and the esports community,” commented Ian Smith, Commissioner. “The Gambling Commission has significant resources and powers that will be invaluable in helping to combat any emergence of organised crime or serious fraud within our rapidly growing sector.As esports continues to grow successfully, so will the inevitable attempts to profit on the back of that success through illegitimate means. This agreement will help protect all the individuals, teams and companies working so hard to make esports successful for players and fans alike” Smith continued.ESIC will be issuing guidance notes to members in the coming weeks to explain the implications of the MOU, and how it will improve the integrity of the esports gambling scene within the UK.Richard Watson, Programme Director at the Gambling Commission adds, “Esports is a developing sector that offers new challenges for the betting industry, with potential for further market growth. This agreement demonstrates our commitment to supporting ESIC in addressing the potential integrity risks, to help maintain public confidence in esports both as entertainment and for those who wish to place bets on British licensed markets. Esports Insider says: Another big move from ESIC as they continue their good work on integrity in the space. MOUs in both Nevada and the UK are both big news and should go a long way to helping safeguard esports.last_img read more

  • MLB hot stove: Nationals at least considering looking for outfield help, report says

    first_imgWith Taylor’s injury, Washington is down to four outfielders with Juan Soto likely to start the year in left field, Adam Eaton in either center or right and Andrew Stevenson and Victor Robles fighting it out for the other spot. A former Nationals outfielder in Denard Span remains on the open market as does another man with postseason experience in Austin Jackson.Nats suggest they’ll likely stay in house with Michael Taylor (knee, hip) out a month or more. But they do appear to be at least considering outside alternatives who can play some cf. remaining free agents include ex-Nat Denard Span and Austin Jackson.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 16, 2019The Nationals knew their outfield would take a hit after Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies, but Taylor’s injury certainly hampers their depth. Related News Most teams though go into the season with five outfielders on their 25-man roster, or at least someone who can play both the infield and outfield in addition to four outfielders.Adding an outfielder might not be a bad idea for Washington at this point. However, this is truly the chance for Robles to step up and take over a permanent spot in center field with Taylor out. The 21-year-old made his MLB debut at 19 in 2017, but injuries prevented him from earning a starting spot last season.He did come up late in the year and batted .288 in 59 at-bats. Robles, MLB Pipeline’s No. 4 overall prospect, can do just about everything he needs to on the field. Now it’s just a matter of proving he can do it over 162 games. The Nationals could be looking to add some outfield depth.Center fielder Michael A. Taylor will be out for at least a month with a hip injury he sustained during a game this week. The team has suggested they will stay internal in filling his spot on the roster, but according to Fancred Sports, they are considering looking for outside help. Michael A. Taylor injury update: Nationals outfielder to miss ‘significant’ time with sprained knee and hiplast_img read more