(REUTERS) – British police said they had launched an investigation into allegations of historical child sex crimes at London soccer clubs following a wave of reports from former players that they had been abused as youngsters.Last week, police said about 350 victims had come forward to report sexual abuse within soccer clubs across the country from the 1970s onwards and indicated the number was likely to rise.The revelations of the attacks suffered by former professionals have raised fears that sexual predators had for years been using their roles at clubs to prey on young players.“We take all the allegations we receive very seriously and they will be dealt with sensitively,” Det. Chief Supt Ivan Balhatchet from London police said in a statement.“Anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, whatever the circumstances, or has any relevant information should contact their local police or the NSPCC (charity).”The investigation will look at allegations involving London clubs although the police declined to say which ones.On Saturday, Chelsea issued a public apology to former striker Gary Johnson for the sexual abuse he suffered as a young player and said it had been wrong to insist on a confidentiality clause when paying him compensationJohnson, 57, had revealed the day before that he had been abused by former Chelsea chief scout Eddie Heath in the 1970s, receiving £50 000 from the club in settlement in 2015.
A panel of students, faculty and staff Tuesday offered solutions to improving the on-campus bike lanes, but did not reach any definite solutions.The event was part of the Office of Campus Activities’ monthly Campus Conversation series held at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Room 450. The panel was moderated by Associate Senior Vice President of the Career and Protective Services Charlie Lane and drew a crowd of approximately 20 students.Safety first · A student rides on Childs Way in the early afternoon. Some students and faculty want to expand the bike lanes around campus. — Rachel Bracker | Daily TrojanThe panelists, including student leaders and faculty and Dept. of Public Safety members, evaluated the effectiveness of the bike lanes. The bike lanes, which are a joint project by USC Student Affairs and the Undergraduate Student Government, were added on Trousdale Parkway at the beginning of the fall 2012 semester. The lanes stretch from McClintock to 34th streets, and are enforced Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In a given day, there are approximately 12,000 bikes on campus, Lane said.Alison Kendall, the principal architect of Kendall Planning + Design, the firm hired by USC, to assess possible solutions to bike collisions and parking problems, said bike lanes increase campus safety by regulate biker traffic.“By providing a bike circulation and master plan on campus, we will be able to prevent many bike conflicts,” Kendall said. “Most cyclists on campus have never used a bike before coming to USC — that accounts for a lot of the problems we’re seeing now.”All panelists acknowledged that, though the bike lanes were an effective first step, improvements still need to be made in regulating and enforcing them.“Bikers like the bike lanes because they can move more efficiently than navigating through people. The issue that we’re seeing is the implementation of these lanes. It takes USC students a long time to adjust to these changes. This applies to both pedestrians and bikers,” USG President Mikey Geragos said.Director of the Office for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Paula Swinford attributed the slow assimilation to these changes because of the mindset of young adults.“It’s very hard to get an 18-year-old to follow the rules when the rules are flexible,” Swinford said. “They begin to think that the rules don’t matter unless [they] see DPS.”Though Swinford believes the strict implementation is necessary, DPS Chief John Thomas said he does not want to enforce the bike lanes by handing out traffic citations.“[DPS] purposefully doesn’t want to go down that path,” Thomas said. “It does have an impact because that provides order, but that’s not the ideal model. We prefer the culture to adhere to it. We’re just not at that point yet.”Thomas also attributed the disinterest in citing students to the fact that patrolling the bike lanes is very time-consuming and expensive for the department.Assistant Director of Campus Affairs Logan Heley, though not a fan of citations, said educating students about the rules was necessary for improving the bike lanes.Heley and his committee are currently working on creating a section during freshman orientation where incoming students complete homework and watch a video about on-campus bicycle safety. Heley is also looking to start a bike student ambassador program where students patrol fellow students on the bike lanes.Geragos agreed that, in some cases, peer regulation is more likely to change students’ habits than reprimands from DPS.“Students have to make it their goal for other students to understand how the process is working,” Geragos said. “Once you see the system working as it’s supposed to, it benefits everyone involved. It’s our job as students to let them know that there are systems in place that they need to follow.”Kendall panelists advocated to expand the bike lanes around campus to extend the uniformity of the policy, while other panelists, like Swinford, thought setting limits on the amount of bikes on campus was the best course of action.“It would be very convenient for me to park my car in front my building, but I don’t because there’s rules about that,” Swinford said. “If there were more rules about bikes we could really see a shift among students.”Many students had mixed reactions about regulating bike lanes in the coming semesters. Camille Wu, a junior majoring in public policy, management and business, said she believes biking will continue to be an integral aspect of the university’s culture, even if the bike lanes are regulated.“Biking is an important and healthy lifestyle choice,” said Wu, who rode a bike last semester but does not ride it as frequently now. “Creating a campus that is both bicycle-safe and pedestrian-friendly can help contribute to that. That’s something that the campus should emphasize.”Some students said the bike lanes could not easily be implemented with just educational tools.“It’s not an education issue. Instead it’s an experience and reinforcement issue,” said Alex Elavitt, a Ph.D. candidate in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism communication program who commutes to campus on bike. “There are different bike cultures on campus: those who regularly bike on the road versus cruising bikers. Cruisers are the ones who cause issues and collide with others.”Though many students spoke from a daily on-campus perspective, one of the most passionate audience member reactions did not come from a student. Otto Khera, the senior manager of research and evaluation at the Center for Scholarly Technology, noted that the regulation of bike lanes served an important function on campus, but it should not come at the expense of encouraging greater bike movement off-campus.“I hope we don’t lose sight of what our civic responsibility is. USC students are the most courteous and professional students out there — except when it comes to biking,” Khera said. “There’s a sea of change out there: The number of bikers is growing, the city is adding more bike lanes and if we really try we can show everyone that even in the most unlikely place — the center of busy L.A. — bikes can thrive in here as well.”
The intercounty star believes they can’t afford to hit the number of wides they recorded against Ballygunner last weekend in Sunday’s semi-final against Ballyea.Sars will play the Clare kingpins at Cusack Park in Ennis.Padraig is hoping the lessons of their quarter-final tie will be learned. Tipp FM will have live coverage of the AIB Munster senior club hurling championship semi-final between Thurles Sarsfields and Ballyea on Sunday afternoon. Our coverage gets underway at 1.50pm.
StumbleUpon Share RedZoneSports.bet has joined forces with TrakBak Racing, in a collaboration that is set to see exclusive and bespoke betting markets offered on UK Drag Racing for the first time.Becoming headline sponsor of the DoorSlammers event set to be held at Santa Pod Raceway, the Argyll Entertainment US sports led brand is to offer the industry first markets across the weekend of May 19 and 20. Stuart Tilly, CEO of Argyll Entertainment, commented: “RedZoneSports.bet is uniquely positioned as a bespoke British bookmaker for US sports, so it’s incredibly exciting to be the first UK bookmaker to offer exclusive betting opportunities around this distinctly US motorsport. “With NFL, NBA and now MLB fixtures becoming a mainstay of the UK Sporting calendar, we’re anticipating the burgeoning popularity of US Sports to widen the interest and appeal of less traditional, but just as adrenaline-fueled sports such as drag racing.”Creating the drag racing betting markets live from the trackside, ReZoneSports.bet also details that it is also to be providing an exclusive stream of the event across its social media channels.Stephen Baumohl, Director of Trading at Argyll Entertainment, explained: “When first approached with the opportunity to become the first UK sportsbook to offer odds on a drag racing event in Europe, it seemed a perfect fit; head to head racing in a rapid format would likely have a lot of customer appeal. “In the absence of automated feeds, the challenge has been to model the sport to an acceptable level by immersing myself in all the data I can find and watching as many races as possible, as well relying on the fantastic support of Santa Pod Raceway in giving me advice and answering questions along the way. “Despite it being a challenging exercise, we’re confident that our customers will welcome this unique and exclusive opportunity to wager on such a simple, easy to understand, yet highly compelling racing format.”Keith Bartlett, CEO of TrakBak Racing and Santa Pod Raceway, added: “Santa Pod has been looking to develop online drag racing betting for some time and we’re delighted to have found the perfect partner in Redzonesports.bet. “The new ‘Doorslammers’ event is the ideal event to introduce this exciting new element to drag racing and further enhance our spectator experience. “As a high profile venue and hosts to such a spectacular sport, we are always looking to add value and enjoyment of our events therefore we look forward to working with Redzonesports.bet in the future to add a new dimension to the sport of drag racing.” Esports Entertainment appoints Jeff Cohen as IR lead July 28, 2020 Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative August 17, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit
Beverley walked to the Mavs’ bench during the next break in play to say, “My bad.” He apparently didn’t get the reaction he was looking for, because he then chastised them for not thanking him for the gesture.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 3, 2018Beverley was then ejected early in the fourth quarter after he sent a bounce pass in the direction of a Mavericks’ fan in the stands.Patrick Beverley just got T’d up and ejected for tossing a hard bounce pass at Don Knobler, the courtside-sitting Mavs fan known for his funky wardrobe.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 3, 2018Patrick Beverley ejected for throwing ball at Don Knobler pic.twitter.com/YWtw3PnMme— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) December 3, 2018Beverley finished the game with three points and four rebounds in 17 minutes. The Clippers fell to Dallas 114-110. Patrick Beverley knocked out one of Dennis Smith Jr.’s teeth 😬 pic.twitter.com/PzaiGNpAXO— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 3, 2018Beverley attempted to apologize to the Mavericks bench after the incident. But, that reportedly didn’t go over well. Patrick Beverley had an eventful game Sunday.The 30-year-old Clippers guard jumped on top of Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. in an effort to force a jump ball late in the third quarter. But, Beverley’s elbow connected with Smith’s mouth and knocked out one of his teeth in the process.
Loggers’ Run Middle School in Boca Raton has been placed on a ‘code red’ lockdown.Authorities have not said what prompted the lockdown, but they did report that most of the children are not on campus at this time.Those who are currently on campus, however, must remain where they are.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is currently on the scene.
The Selkirk Saints, and B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League voters know a good thing when they see one.So it comes as no surprise that for the second time this season Selkirk captain Jordan Wood has been selected BCIHL Player of the Week.Wood led all BCIHL scorers last week with four goals and seven points, and helped the Saints to wins over Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and Simon Fraser University on home ice in Castlegar. Friday against TRU, Wood scored shorthanded late in the first period and assisted on three other goals, including Kam Crawford’s overtime winner, to lead Selkirk to a 5-4 overtime win against the WolfPack. The next night with the Saints and SFU tied at 2-2 late in the third period, Wood scored a natural hat trick in the final 6:43 of regulation to propel his team to a 5-2 victory.The 22-year old leads all BCIHL scorers with 19 goals and 37 points on the season and currently holds a six-point lead over SFU’s Ben Van Lare in his bid for the league scoring title. Honourable mentions for the weekly award included Shawn Mueller (University of Victoria), Nick Babich (University of Victoria) and Nick Sandor (Simon Fraser University). Wood and the Saints (16-1-0) currently hold a five-point lead over SFU (13-4-1) for top spot in the league standings. The team’s magic number to clinch their first-ever BCIHL regular season title currently sits at 7 points. Selkirk hosts the University of Victoria on Saturday night at the Castlegar Rec Complex. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Duels16twenty % duels won68.8%75.0% Good passes3025 Clearances94 StatisticsMilitaoMendy Total passes3040 Source: Opta.Militao has had a harder time entering the team. Ramos is unquestionable the axis of the rear (until his absence by sanction in Getafe, the captain had been a starter in all league games) and his partnership with Varane is virtually indissoluble for Zidane. Unlike his rearguard partner, his status seems defined in the unit B. The Brazilian is the 17th player in minutes of the white squad and even Getafe had only played 542 ‘(now it’s 632). A third of the minutes played by Militao correspond well to forced absences of Ramos (sanctioned for the games of Paris and Getafe), or half an hour of filming with Varane that Zidane gave him against Levante before the game against PSG. Success of passes78.9%62.5% Assists0one Despite the versatility of Militao as left-back (played in that position the final minutes against Espanyol after the expulsion of Mendy), against Valencia Zidane opted for Nacho to cover the loss of the French and Marcelo. But the slope of January and the irruption of the Copa del Rey on the calendar augur new opportunities. The numbers of Mendy and Militao in Getafe Faults sufferedtwo3 Recoveries57 Fouls committedoneone Mendy, who put the assistance for the first goal of Varane, surpassed with the Getafe match the 1,000 minutes played with Madrid this season (the account amounts to 1,032). Muscle injuries (he suffered two in total that kept him a month and a half out at the beginning of the season) and Marcelo’s competition prevented him from coming into play regularly. But his characteristics and the physical problems of the Brazilian have made him start in seven of the last nine league games (one of his absences, against Valencia, was by penalty). No chips available and no intention to sign, Zidane will have to make the least usual his best winter reinforcements. Militao and Mendy are two of the candidates to acquire greater prominence and are beginning to have it. The two defenders, signings both last summer, had a hard time getting into the team, but with the passing of the minutes they are becoming a solvent alternative for their coach. Losses1224 Minutes Played9090
By Devina SamarooContrary to what was previously disclosed, two persons are in the top running to serve as the Director of thePPP/C MPs Gail Teixeira and Juan Edghill during the press conference on Thursday morning at Freedom House, Robb StreetFinancial Intelligence Unit (FIU).During a news conference on Thursday, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP) and Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, who is also a member of the committee responsible for the selection of the Director, clarified that no one candidate has been identified for the position.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams recently announced that the National Assembly’s Appointments Committee already decided on a FIU Director and its recommendation would be voted on at the next sitting of the House.However, Teixeira explained that the committee had narrowed the list to two persons, and was currently waiting for either individual to accept the contract under the stipulated terms and conditions.She noted that a final decision was likely to be made when the committee met on June 20.According to the parliamentarian, a FIU Director could have been installed since the beginning of June; however, because of the Government Ministers’ hectic travelling schedules, the committee could not have met as often as it should have.Nonetheless, Teixeira pointed out that once the committee reached a consensus, the recommendation would go to the House for approval.When prompted, Teixeira said it would be improper to disclose the names of the two individuals vying for the position.The FIU is a critical component of the anti-money laundering legislation.Time and again, the Government has been criticised for its failure to ensure that a Director is appointed so that the Unit becomes fully operational.SOCU OperationMeanwhile, concerns continue to persist over the operations of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) without a FIU Director installed.PPP/C MP Juan Edghill, who was also present at the news conference, said it was worrying that SOCU was carrying out investigations and making arrests without legal coverage.“If SOCU is operating and their actions are not triggered by the FIU, then who is triggering those actions?” he queried. “Because it is the FIU that needs to say there is a suspicious transaction and an investigation needs to be launched. And if that is not coming from FIU, it is clear that SOCU is either acting on its own whimsically or under the directions of another authority apart of the FIU.” SOCU has launched several investigations involving the seizure of individuals’ possessions, both jewellery and money.Some of those confiscations have triggered multimillion-dollar lawsuits.Moreover, it was also disclosed that the Government was yet to provide the parliamentary Opposition with the protocols governing the operations of SOCU, despite a promise some months ago by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan that he would make the protocols public.
The Joint Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Liberian Legislature has disclosed that it has no corruption charges against the Management of the National Port Authority (NPA) as had been widely speculated in the public.The Committee clarified in a statement issued on November 15, that the recent report it submitted to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the Auditor General’s Audit of the National Port Authority did not reflect any charges of corruption or malpractices by the entity’s management.This clarification by PAC contradicts media reports last week that the Joint Legislative Committee had indicted the NPA Management for alleged corruption or malpractices covering the period 2006/2007 and 2007/2008, respectively.The audit was conducted by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) which is the government of Liberia’s supreme auditing institution. But according to the Act establishing the GAC, the Auditor General shall conduct audits of public institutions and submit findings to the National Legislature for recommendation to the President for prosecution of those indicted in the audit.The PAC, however, noted that although the current management of the NPA was not in position during the audit period, it is responsible for implementing the recommendations of the AC and will be held accountable for any unfulfilled corrective actions. At the level of the national legislature, the joint PAC Secretariat, which is run by senior accountants, economists and public administrators, reviews the audits conducted by GAC and subsequently advises the legislators on the next course of action which include a recommendation to the President to prosecute or dismiss those held liable by the audit.The PAC has meanwhile recommended to the President that further actions be taken to address the issues of the collection of arrears and illegal occupancy of properties owned by the NPA.The PAC also clarified that the illegal occupation of NPA’s properties by squatters was caused by past management of the NPA, not the current administration headed by Managing Director, Madam Matilda W. Parker.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)