U. of Michigan facing more legal action over alleged abuseANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A legal team that says it represents more than 100 people who allege they were abused by a University of Michigan sports doctor on Friday announced the first step in filing a lawsuit against the school.The Anderson Survivors Legal Team said it has filed 20-plus notices of intent to sue the Ann Arbor school, its board and Dr. Robert Anderson’s estate. A lawsuit would be among a rising wave of legal action against the school, which is investigating allegations of decades of sexual abuse by Anderson.The university has acknowledged some campus employees were aware of accusations against Anderson before a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation.The Anderson Survivors Legal Team says its clients include Robert Stone, the first to speak publicly about allegations of abuse against Anderson, and female accusers. Achiuwa turning proUNDATED (AP) — Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa has announced he will enter the NBA draft, saying he has dreamed of “playing in the NBA since I picked up the game.” The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Nigerian-born star is projected as a likely first-rounder and possible lottery pick. Achiuwa became the first player in the American Athletic Conference named both player and freshman of the year, averaging 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game after arriving as one of the nation’s top prospects.In other college basketball news:— Texas has landed top basketball recruit Greg Brown III, who had listed the G League as a possibility before decided to attend the college where his father played football. The 6-foot-9 forward from Austin is expected to play just one year in college before turning pro. He had long listed Texas among his top college choices but in the last few days had listed the G League as a possibility.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Rafael Reyna was attacked while walking to his car shortly after midnight following a Dodgers game against Arizona on March 30, 2019. Reyna suffered a brain injury when his head hit the pavement.The suit says he spent days in a medically induced coma and still suffers effects of the injury.A team spokesman said the Dodgers had no comment on the suit.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WASHINGTON STATE-PLAYER DEATHCoroner says Cougars player died of acute intoxication — The Texans have agreed to a three-year, $66 million contract extension with left tackle Laremy Tunsil, according to a person familiar with the situation. He had one year left on his current contract that will pay him more than $10 million this season. Tunsil was named to his first Pro Bowl last season after being acquiring from Miami in August.— Patriots center David Andrews says he is ready to return after missing all of last season with blood clots in his lungs. He says he’s excited to have the opportunity to play again, whenever and however the NFL season begins. Andrews has played four seasons for New England. In 2018, he started every game and participated in 99% of the offensive snaps.— Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) now knows where he’ll play next, but he still doesn’t know when. The Dolphins selected him with the fifth overall pick in Thursday’s draft and are willing to wait until 2021 while Tugavailoa continues to recover from a major hip injury. Tugavailoa says doctors have indicated he’s on schedule for a return this year. General manager Chris Grier said the Dolphins are comfortable about Tagovailoa’s health, despite a long injury history.— The older brother of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has died. Jace Prescott was 31. The Cowboys confirmed the older Prescott’s death yesterday in a brief statement. There was no information on how or where he died. Jace Prescott was an offensive lineman a decade ago at Northwestern State, where he played three years and started all 11 games in his final season.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWS After having a record 15 of the 32 players in the first round of the draft come from the SEC, another 10 came off the board in Round 2.Seven more wide receivers went in the second round, one more than in Day 1. The wideouts included Florida’s Van Jefferson to the Rams and Baylor’s Denzel Mims to the Jets. With 13 receivers taken in the first two rounds, it breaks the record of 12 set in 2014.Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was selected by the in the second round with the 53rd overall pick. He was the fifth QB selected in the draft, and the first in the second round.Round 2 was the running back round, with five high-profile players coming off the board. Green Bay used a second-round pick on running back A.J. Dillon, taking the Boston College workhorse with the 62nd overall selection.NFL-NEWS PULLMAN, Wash. (AP)— The Whitman County coroner says acute intoxication was the cause of death for a Washington State football player last month.Coroner Annie Pillers said Friday that 22-year-old Bryce Beekman died after consuming a combination of fentanyl and promethazine. She ruled the death as accidental.The senior defensive back from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was found dead in his Pullman apartment March 23.Beekman started all 13 games last season for Washington State after transferring from Arizona Western College.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOR NCAA OKs 28- or 29-game schedules for upcoming hoops seasonINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is giving teams new scheduling options for the 2020-21 season.The Division I Council has approved a proposal to give men’s basketball programs choices with 28- and 29-game schedules.The council vote still must be reviewed by the NCAA Board of Directors and won’t be considered final until the conclusion of its board meeting on Wednesday.The proposal will allow schools that schedule 28 regular-season game to participate in one multiple-team event of up to three games. Programs with 29-game regular-season schedules can participate in a multiple-team event with up to two games. Nationals manager expects a 2020 seasonUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo expects there will be a 2020 major league season. In a conference call Friday, Rizzo said: “I’m optimistic, as is the commissioner, that we’ll have baseball in 2020.”The GM said the team’s owners have committed to giving Nationals employees full salary and benefits through the end of May. Baseball has been on hold since last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other developments related to the pandemic:— The Cape Cod League executive committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 season, saying the unanimous vote was based on the health concerns and safety needs of all involved. The 10-team league is the top summer competition for college baseball players and was scheduled to run from mid-June until August. The league was founded in 1885 and had not missed a season since 1945, the last year of World War II. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-DRAFTFirst night of NFL draft draws record 15.6 million viewersUNDATED (AP) — Housebound football fans gave the NFL a huge boost on Thursday. BASEBALL-OBIT-DALKOWSKIFlame-thrower Dalkowski diesUNDATED (AP) — The hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham,” has died.Steve Dalkowski died Sunday at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. His sister, Patricia Cain, said Friday he had several pre-existing conditions that were complicated when he became infected with the new coronavirus. Dalkowski had been in assisted living for 26 years because of alcoholic dementia.Dalkowski never reached the major leagues but was said to have thrown well over 100 mph. According to “Bull Durham” director and writer Ron Shelton, Ted Williams told him Dalkowski was the fastest he ever saw after facing the southpaw during batting practice at spring training in 1963.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — A Summer X Games stop in Minneapolis scheduled for July has been canceled due to the coronavirus. The action-sports event in Minneapolis was to be the fourth and final go-around in the city. The deal was originally for 2017 and ’18, but two more years were added after a successful first year. The X Games plans to bring regular and original programming through the World of X Games TV series and on digital and social channels. They will kick off an event called “Real Street” in May. It’s an all-video, all-street skateboarding competition shown on XGames.com.— The rest of the Dutch soccer league has been canceled without a champion declared. Ajax was level on points with second-placed AZ Alkmaar but ahead on goal difference when the league was suspended on March 12. The Dutch soccer federation added it will allocate Champions League and Europa League spots by the current standings. The federation’s decision sparked instant complaints from clubs who felt they had lost out.— Manchester United vice chairman Ed Woodward has told fans there will be reduced spending on players due to the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. English Premier League games have not been played for more than six weeks and stadiums are due to be closed to fans when the season resumes in June at the earliest.— The U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Girls’ Junior golf championships have been canceled. That makes six USGA championships that have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Junior Amateur was to be played July 20-25 at Hazeltine National outside Minneapolis. The U.S. Girls’ Junior was scheduled for July 13-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USGA says it wouldn’t be able to hold qualifying for its two premier junior championships because of health guidelines. State associations were to hold 100 qualifying events in 41 states between May and July.— Triathlon’s world series grand final in Edmonton, Alberta, in August has been canceled because of the pandemic. The decision was inevitable after the Canadian province’s chief medical officer extended the provincial ban on all gatherings of more than 15 people through summer. Edmonton’s triathlon was scheduled for Aug. 17-23. Goff creates cap room for Rams to sign Floyd, RobinsonUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams announced the signings of linebacker Leonard Floyd and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson on Friday after quarterback Jared Goff restructured his contract to create salary cap room.Floyd and Robinson agreed to join the Rams as free agents several weeks ago, but the announcements of their deals were delayed because they hadn’t been able to complete their physical exams because of the pandemic.Goff agreed last year to a four-year contract extension with an NFL-record $110 million guaranteed. The extension doesn’t begin until the 2021 season, but Goff agreed to restructure the deal’s money distribution to create breathing room for the Rams.In other NFL news: A team that does not participate in a multiple-team event can have up to 29 regular-season games.MLB-DODGERS-LAWSUITDodgers sued over parking lot attackLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are being sued for negligence by a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium and left with brain damage.Lawyers for Rafael Reyna and his wife announced the suit, which contends that the stadium lacked adequate security. — The International Olympic Committee is allocating more than $25 million to cover extra athlete and team costs related to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games. The IOC says an extra $15 million will go to a program helping 1,600 athletes from 185 less well-funded countries prepare for the games in 2021. More than $10 million is available for national Olympic bodies to cover additional operational costs such as travel and accommodation for officials.— FIFA (FEE’-fuh) says advance payments of $500,000 are being sent to member associations to cover running costs during the coronavirus pandemic. Each of the 211 member associations is entitled to $6 million from FIFA spread over the four-year World Cup cycle. International soccer’s governing body says the next installment due in July will now be paid in the coming days along with other payments due from last year. FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the soccer body has a duty “to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs.”— The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans. The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season. There are no dates for the postponed semifinals, which were originally scheduled to be played this week.— A tropical island in the South Pacific is likely to be the only venue in the world hosting a competitive cricket final on Saturday, as most international sport remains shuttered around the globe. Vanuatu (vah-noo-AH’-too) Cricket Association chief executive Shane Deitz is inviting anyone missing live action to tune in to a live stream. Vanuatu went into lock down late last month as a precaution during the coranavirus pandemic and was then hit hit by a destructive cyclone on April 6. The lockdown and closed borders meant there were no reported cases of COVID-19 in Vanuatu.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE The first night of this week’s NFL draft averaged 15.6 million viewers on television, easily shattering the record set six years ago.The first round was aired on ABC, ESPN, the NFL Network and ESPN Deportes. Viewership peaked from 8:45-9 p.m. EDT when 19.6 million people tuned in, according to Nielsen. That is up 37% over last year’s 11.4 million.The previous high was 12.4 million in 2014, when the draft was held in early May.The draft was the first live U.S. sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic. The draft originally was to be held in Las Vegas but is taking place virtually.The draft resumed from with second- and third-round selections. Update on the latest in sports: April 24, 2020
Garrett Jones is not only a great golfer and a great student, but he is also a relatively down-to-earth guy who is enjoying his time at the University of Wisconsin.Jones led the Wisconsin men’s golf team to its second straight tournament victory Sunday at the Wolverine Invitational at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jones shot a 210 over the weekend en route to a three-under-par finish, good for third place overall.Jones, a senior from Rewey, Wis., said he is looking forward to more successful tournaments as the season progresses.”With the additions this year, it has given us a lot more depth and a lot more talent,” Jones said. “So we can be looking to win pretty much every tournament we go into.”In terms of upcoming tournaments for the Badgers, Jones said he is most looking forward to the Big Ten/Pac-10 Triangular in Bandon, Ore., during the third weekend in October.”It will be a really big tournament out in Oregon where five teams from the Pac-10 play and five teams from the Big Ten play. The field [of players] is going to be really strong and the course is really phenomenal out in Oregon called Bandon Dunes,” Jones said. “It should really bring out the best players, and the best team. I don’t see why we shouldn’t be regarded as one of the top teams there and [we] might be able to win that thing.”Despite all the success that Jones has experienced on the course in his last three seasons, he is far from content, hoping to expand on his previous accomplishments.”[I am] still looking for an individual win,” Jones said. “I’ve had a number of close calls; top-three finishes and a bunch of runners-up in my previous three years. I have gotten to the point where I have proven myself as a player, I just need to start winning.”Jones, who started playing golf at the age of 12, became passionate about the sport in high school.”[High school golf] was a lot of fun, I had a lot of friends on the team and I still actually talk to a bunch of them … a few of my past teammates have caddied for me and have been to a few tournaments,” Jones said.When Jones isn’t practicing or playing in tournaments, he is quite busy academically. He is majoring in finance in the School of Business and says that juggling the heavy curriculum of the Business School and being a student athlete is no easy task.”It’s not the easiest thing,” Jones said. “But it should pay off in the end.”After college, Jones has decided to turn pro, though he is not exactly sure when. “I will try to make a living at something that I really like to do,” Jones said. “I’m confident that it should work out. I have got to obviously get better in every aspect of my game and then everything should work out.”Jones, like most UW students, is enjoying the time he spends in the city of Madison. When Jones is not playing golf, and is not at the library, he can be found pursuing new hobbies.”I am trying to learn how to play the guitar,” Jones said. “It’s going to take some time … it should be fun, there is a freshman on the team [who] can play pretty well, so I am trying to learn some things from him.”Jones stands out as a person who is constantly trying to learn new things. Whether he is on the golf course or in the classroom, Jones shows that he is thirsty for knowledge. When asked what his favorite part of UW golf was, Jones attributed his learning experiences gained from Badgers head coach Jim Schuman and assistant coach B.J. Endicott.”I’ve learned a lot technically from Coach Schuman and Coach Endicott, and a lot off the golf course as well.”
The mercy rule is one of the great policy innovations in American history. Up there with the likes of the 13th Amendment and the Interstate Highway Act, the mercy rule has defined what it means to be a citizen of this country by preventing Little League baseball games from going on way too long.Unfortunately, the rule could not make it to the NCAA in time for this weekend’s home opener for the USC baseball team against Towson. It could have made a lot of peoples lives a lot easier and everybody’s weekend a little bit better had it been in place.As a baseball fan, I’m always conflicted when my favorite team is winning an absolute blowout. It’s always great to see a big rally or have your team bat through the line up in one half inning. But even for my beloved St. Louis Cardinals, I start to become a little impatient when the lead gets past about six runs. I have to draw a fine line somewhere between, “Wow, this is such a fun game to watch!” and, “Wow, I’m ready to get this thing over with,” and I start to secretly hope for my favorite players to ground out to the short stop on their first pitch.But it was so great to see the Trojan baseball team open up its season with a 17–1 win over Towson. Granted, I was only following Twitter updates of the game and not watching it live. Instead, I was at the men’s volleyball game against BYU, which proved to be much more interesting — though the Trojans fell short in four sets. Nonetheless, the victory for Trojan baseball kicked off a great weekend for USC sports and for the team’s season.The 17-1 win was followed by a 10-0 win the next day. The final score doesn’t look as crooked, but a bagel on the scoreboard for your opponent looks just as good. Towson actually made a game out of the series finale, only losing 8-6. But it just goes to show that even in the MLB, the best teams usually call it a successful weekend when they take two out of three games. The last game wasn’t as pretty as the other two, but nonetheless, to start the season with a sweep is impressive.USC baseball is actually one of the strongest programs historically in all of Trojan athletics. The Trojans have won more national champions than any other program with 12 — in fact, no other program has more than half of that. But the Trojans have struggled recently, missing the NCAA tournament every year since 2005. But like fellow columnist Regan Estes predicted last week, this year might be the year the Trojans finally break their slump and make the postseason.USC baseball is at a unique disadvantage in the Pac-12. USC is one of only two teams in the conference that is hails from a private university rather than a state school; the other is Stanford. Therefore, USC has higher tuition for baseball players than the average conference opponent. For football, athletic departments are allocated enough scholarships to cover the tuition of all signed players on the roster; there are only a limited number of scholarships allotted to baseball teams. Like other nonrevenue sports, baseball can only cover a fraction of tuition for players with scholarships. But unlike recruits for other nonrevenue sports, the top baseball prospects have the option of turning pro right out of high school. With the size of contracts for those picked early in the MLB draft, these decisions about college recruitment become very financial. The best of the best, who get drafted in early rounds out of high school, might sign right away, but many prospects will wait to develop for a few years in college. If they could develop into a top pick, they could sign million-dollar signing bonuses as part of their first professional contracts. Because of the expected payout from the sport, it might not be worthwhile for a player to spend extra on a private school’s tuition if it doesn’t marginally improve one’s draft stock or ultimate signing bonus.California is a hotbed of baseball talent in the country, but most of that talent has recently been going to UCLA. As much as it pains me to say it, the Bruins have totally had our number in baseball recently. In the last five years, the Bruins have brought two Pac-12 titles, one College World Series runner-up and one national championship back to Westwood. The 2011 MLB draft also comes to mind when thinking about UCLA baseball, when Bruins Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer were picked first and third overall in the draft.While USC is one of the best academic institutions in the world, the education might not be the primary concern of baseball players who are confident that they will be drafted into the MLB. But for players who value their education more and also want to play competitive baseball, it’s hard to compete against Stanford. The Cardinal’s recent success is evident both from the results of the team and from the number of high draft picks from the school. The Cardinal made the playoffs two of the last three years and have produced some of the best MLB prospects, such as Mark Appel of the Houston Astros’ system and Austin Wilson of the Seattle Mariners franchise.While recruiting some of the best players might seem like a challenge, USC also has a ton of resources available, and recruiting should be easier. The McKay Center was only unveiled a couple of years ago, and more interested athletes will see that the school really does take care of athletes.But more importantly, the Trojans have a capable commander in manager Dan Hubbs. In only his third full year at the helm, I expect the Trojans to continue to build on the success they had last year. Baseball America ranked USC’s incoming recruiting class for this season No. 25 in the country — this is the fourth year in a row that USC has had a Top 25 class. Baseball recruiting is a challenge, as coaches want to get the best players without signing prospects who are too good and will end up going to the MLB draft. Hubbs has demonstrated his ability to find that balance during his brief time at USC, and the benefits will start to show more this year. This season, expect this strong draft class to catapult the Trojans into the playoffs.Luke Holthouse is sophomore majoring in policy, planning and development and broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs on Wednesdays.
AFCON 2019 QUALIFIER IN JO’BURG*22 Eagles train at Stephen Keshi Stadium ahead Thursday trip to Jo’burgDuro Ikhazuagbe Super Eagles dream of avenging the 2-0 defeat South Africa inflicted on Nigeria at the beginning of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers has received the backing of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.Okowa yesterday promised to reward Eagles with $25,000 (about N9million) for each goal scored against Bafana Bafana at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.Gov. Okowa who is hosting Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba ahead of the trip to South Africa, promised the team the incentive when he breezed into the Stephen Keshi Stadium to felicitate with the players during their evening training session.“We are truly excited as a state to have you train at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, we are glad that you are in Asaba and from what we can see, this is a team for today and the future.“The fact that you are leaving Asaba for South Africa; we are sure you will get victory; you are doing very well and we welcome you to Asaba; as a state government, we will contribute to what you are going to do out there in South Africa, for every goal, we are going to give you $25, 000,” the governor said.He continued, “when you are back we are also going to host you here in Asaba. We want you to stay strong and success will be yours, because, we are a praying state and we are confident that you are going to South Africa to get a lot of goals,” concludes Gov Okowa.President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick had thanked the governor for making the Stephen Keshi Stadium available for the Super Eagles to train, describing the team as the “most disciplined, young and promising who are in the home of sports, Delta State. “Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genot Rohr, described the pitch as one of the best in the country while team’s stand-in Captain, Ahmed Musa, assured Gov. Okowa that Nigeria would go to South Africa and qualify for AFCON 2019.Musa and 21 other players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium yesterday evening as the Eagles stepped into gear for the battle against the Bafana Bafana.At the evening training session were; goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Theophilus Afelokhai and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, and defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Adeleye Aniyikaye, Semi Ajayi, Bryan Idowu, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo and Jamilu Collins.There were also midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu and Mikel Agu, and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success and Samuel Chukwueze.Only France-based forward Samuel Kalu is expected to arrive camp today.Table-toppers Nigeria actually need just one point from Saturday’s encounter to be sure of a slot at next year’s continental house-party, but a combination of national pride, assumed rivalry between both teams and commitment to avenging a stinging defeat by the Bafana Bafana in Uyo 17 months ago has adorned this match with a totally different garb.The South Africans had in June last year inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Nigeria in the first match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo. Although Nigeria is going into Saturday clash as Group E leaders on nine points a draw will seal Super Eagles qualification to AFCON 2019 in Cameroon.Meanwhile, Nigeria’s delegation to Saturday’s big match will depart the country aboard a chartered flight from the Benin City Airport on Thursday evening. The Eagles are expected to have a feel of the picturesque FNB Stadium on Friday afternoon by 3.30pm.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Two federal judges have ruled against a new executive immigration order being pushed by the Donald Trump administration. A judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order on Wednesday evening, while a second federal judge in Maryland ruled against Mr. Trump overnight, with a separate order forbidding the core provision of the travel ban from going into effect. The rulings dealt a severe blow to the Republican Government who campaigned on banning Muslim extremists. A disgusted Trump has sworn to take the fight all the way to the Supreme Court to have the orders overturned.The Jamaican opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has described the J$13.52 billion tax package announced by Finance Minister Audley Shaw last week as devastating. Shaw announced a raft of tax increases to finance the budget which will see Jamaicans paying more for fuel, tobacco, alcohol and motor vehicle licenses to name a few. Phillips, a former finance minister slammed the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for a “confusing” budget process.The Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart has rejected a suggestion from former Prime Minister Owen Arthur that the island has no option but to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance. Speaking in the Parliament on the debate of the 2017-2018 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure Arthur, an economist, said that the move to the financial institution was inevitable and warned that the country could not tackle its BDS$3.3 billion dollar debt crisis on its ownIn SportsJamaica and Pakistan registered contrasting victories in the third round of the 2017 City of Lauderhill Internalional T20 Night Cricket Tournament at the Lauderhill Sports Park on Saturday. The Jamaican team trounced the Trinbago Red Force by nine wickets while the Pakistanis defeated arch-rivals India by six runs.Here’s What’s TrendingCome this Saturday and Sunday the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will bring renewed energy to Miami Gardens. Featuring a star-studded lineup, the event is expected to live up to its billing as one of South Florida’s premier festivals. With artistes of the ilk of Jill Scott, Herbie Hancock and LL Cool J featuring DJ Z Trip, booked to rock the house, the Hard Rock Stadium is set to come alight with excitement..For today’s weather forecastIt will be mostly partly cloudy in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties with a High of 72 degrees and a low of 59. For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.
Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Lotteritilsynet raises NOK 30m for Norway’s distressed non-profits August 6, 2020 Submit This round up features controversy over the prolonged construction of a new casino in the United States, a Northern Irish publican appealing the court’s decision that he isn’t fit to hold a licence and a Maltese DFS summit, amongst others. Charity lottery launched in ScandinaviaZeal Group and Unicef have teamed up to launch Norway’s first digital only charity lottery, which will be powered by its Lottovate brand.Unicef-Lotteriet is to operate under a charity lottery licence, the first of its kind awarded by Lotteritilsynet, the Norwegian Lottery Authority, with millions set to be raised over the next nine years.Consumers within Norway could be set to win 2 million Krone, approximately €210,000, each week, with proceeds from ticket sales to be split three ways.Unicef is set to directly receive 30% of each ticket sold, 40% will be set aside for prize funding with the remaining 30% due to be used for the lottery’s operation.Susan Standiford, ZEAL CTO and General Manager Lottovate, said: “With charities increasingly facing ‘giving fatigue’, the UNICEF-lotteriet is an innovative way to generate more funds, at no cost. It’s very scalable and a great way for the charity to expand their supporter base. We’re thrilled to be partnering with UNICEF Norway.”Casino gets greenlight…..A decade laterA new casino due to be constructed near Omaha by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, has been backed by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), almost a decade after it initially gave the thumbs up.Larry White Jr, chairman of the tribe, has hailed the decision, which he says will provide significant new resources for the tribe and its members.The Ponca Tribe has had ideas of building a new casino in the area since 2003, however, where exactly the gambling facility would be constructed was subject of a legal question before the court.Under initial plans the casino will hold 2,000 slot machines, 50 table games and a 150-room hotel, creating 1,800 jobs in the process.The project still has objection however, with the states of Iowa and Nebraska said to be unhappy about proposals of another development in an area which is already home to several casinos.Betting costs republican licenceThe landlord of a public house in the Northern Irish town of Lisnaskea has been refused his licence, after a “covert, intelligence led operation” captured evidence of betting being carried out on the premises.Toal’s bookmakers objected to the application by Brian McGovern of Mac’s Bar, which became the first of some 20 similar applications that Toal’s and McLean’s bookmakers have objected to.A local magistrates court was shown footage, captured earlier this year on a camera built into a pair of glasses, in relation to the accusation.On balance of the evidence produced, a district judge deemed that McGovern was not a fit person to hold a licence, with the publican set to appeal the decision.Free rounds with NetEntDigital gaming solutions provider NetEnt has another addition to its engage portfolio, after introducing a free round widget.Designed to aid operators in player engagement and loyalty building, players will be able to take a spin at the lucky wheel with free rounds up for grabs as potential prizes.Being fully customisable, customers will be able to tailor the widget with their own branding and messaging, making each one unique.Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, says: “Free Round Widget is a great addition to NetEnt Engage, which is packed full of performance-boosting products and features, and another example of how NetEnt is committed to driving the online casino market forward through better gaming solutions. We understand the huge value in placing player engagement at the fore and are constantly working on innovative and exciting ways to facilitate this.”Malta to host DFS summitA European Fantasy Sports Summit (EFSS) is due to be hosted this month, during the annual Summit of iGaming Malta (SiGMA) conference.EFSS is due to explore the popularity of fantasy sport and its role within gaming markets on Thursday 23 November.Ivan Filletti, Head of Operations and Business Development at GamingMalta, said: “Our island is experiencing significant growth and continues to attract foreign gaming companies. As part of this success story we are embracing new technologies and gaming verticals, such as Daily Fantasy Sports.“With this summit we would like to emphasise our dedication to further support the DFS sector, which I believe has a bright future in Europe.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt’s been two years since the last Red White and Blue Review, and Saturday night was truly a sold out occasion.Over 100 people packed out the Combat Readiness Training Center to enjoy some live entertainment, food, and conversation to raise funds for the Chamber’s Military Support Committee.Organizer, Kathy Himes said hosting the review is great way to continue to show support of the Combat Readiness Training Center and welcome new troops to the area.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Doctors Encourage Everyone Over the Age of 6-Months to Get a Flu ShotNext INSIGHTS: Another Chance – A report on returning citizens
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President Trump has announced plans to sign an Executive Order which would temporarily suspend travel to the United States :“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!,” Trump said in a tweet Monday night.While not many details have been released about the plan all together, two senior White house officials told reporters that the order is currently in the process of being drafted and will banned virtually all travel to the US to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from foreigners.The US currently has the highest number of infections with over 775,000 cases and 42,000 virus related deaths. The next highest country is 200,000 cases and 21,000 deaths.Broad restrictions on travel are already in place for pandemic hot spots from Europe and China, however, it is unclear which other countries will be added to the ban. It is also unclear how long the order will remain in affect.
3 Jul 2014 Lee Westwood supports host of Logan Trophy England’s European Tour winner and Ryder Cup team player Lee Westwood has sent his congratulations and good wishes to Worksop Golf Club who are hosting the England Golf Men’s Open Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship this week.The Logan Trophy, as the event is more widely know, is contested by the top mid amateurs from England and overseas.Lee who is in the country preparing for The Open and the Scottish Open Championships, has been visiting Worksop in the run up to the England Golf event and is certain that the club and course will be perfect for both the players and visitors alike.“I am very pleased that England Golf is returning to Worksop for one of its championships. It is where I cut my teeth in golf and where I always feel at home,” he said.“I’m sure all the competitors in the Logan Trophy and visitors will receive a warm welcome and I’m sure they will enjoy the course which is a true test and a real challenge.”Lee added, “It is also a wonderful opportunity for golf fans to watch some of the more seasoned amateur golfers in action and although most will not be household names I’m sure they will produce some good scores and there will be a worthy champion at the end.”The 52 hole Logan Trophy is being played at Worksop Golf Club, Nottinghamshire from 4th-6th July. It is free to watch the event and spectators are most welcome. For more information visit the Championship webpage.