Rohr unleashes Chukwueze, Aribo, on Benin Republic, Lesotho + full list

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Joe Aribo vows to bounce back from injury Joe Aribo out of Super Eagles friendlies Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has listed Villarreal of Spain sensation, Samuel Chukwueze, and Rangers star, Joe Aribo, for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying ties against Benin Republic and Lesotho.The team’s captain, Ahmed Musa, also earned a recall after injury, just as midfielder Ramon Azeez was retained after seeing action in this month’s 1-1 draw with five-time world champions Brazil in Singapore.Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is called for the first time since the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this year summer – first choice Francis Uzoho is out for several months after his horrific injury against Brazil – and defender Kenneth Omeruo is also back, while there is another opportunity for midfielder Mikel Agu to flow back to the mainstream.France-based utility player Samuel Kalu returns after missing the prestige friendly against Brazil.England-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo is on standby as a result of his injury and is being monitored.Nigeria, who won the bronze medals in Egypt, open their campaign for a place in Cameroon 2021 by welcoming the Squirrels of Benin Republic, who also featured in Egypt, to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on November 13 before flying to Maseru to play Lesotho’s Crocodiles on November 17, on Day Two of the qualifying series.23 EAGLES TO BATTLE BENIN REPUBLIC, LESOTHOGoalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France)Standby: Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City, England). Tags: Gernot RohrJoe Aribolast_img read more

Sunderland to appeal against Brown red

first_img Press Association The decision by referee Kevin Friend provoked a storm of criticism after Brown appeared to win the ball and not even touch Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam. Sunderland confirmed they have lodged an intention to appeal against the decision with the Football Association and will send in a full appeal file before a deadline of 1pm on Tuesday. Sunderland have announced they will appeal against Wes Brown’s red card after the defender was sent off against Stoke at the weekend. A Sunderland spokeswoman told Press Association Sport: “We have lodged our intention to appeal against the decision.” Sunderland lost the match 2-0 and manager Gus Poyet demanded an apology from Premier League referees chief Mike Riley. Meanwhile, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher believes Friend made a clear mistake. He told Sky Sports News: “I can keep this very short. We have to take it smack on the chin. The referee has lost concentration or not seen it. “It is not a red card, that’s all you can say. “Brown’s gone in hard but he’s entitled to do that. As a refereeing body you have to take that smack on the chin.” Meanwhile, FA sources have confirmed there will be no retrospective disciplinary action against Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney or Kevin Mirallas, who both escaped with bookings for incidents that many felt warranted red cards. Although the new rules brought in by FA chairman Greg Dyke took effect from this weekend which make it easier to take retrospective action, they only relate to cases where match officials did not see the incident. Rooney was booked by referee Neil Swarbrick for a kick at Cardiff’s Jordon Mutch, while Mirallas was cautioned for his high challenge on Suarez. An FA source said the officials in both cases had seen the incidents and made a judgement they warranted bookings rather than dismissals, and the FA is unable to ‘upgrade’ yellow cards to reds. Dyke announced the new rules after Chelsea’s Fernando Torres escaped action for scratching Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen. Although Torres was booked after the incident, that was for a trip rather than the scratching which followed, and which was unseen by the referee. last_img read more

Morrison ‘made acid threat’

first_img Press Association West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her killed, a court heard on Thursday. Morrison, who spoke only to confirm his name, age and address, sat in the dock at the court for the brief hearing as the harassment allegation was also added to the charges. The court heard the additional charge of causing his ex-girlfriend to fear violence would be used against her spanned the period from January 1, 2010 to July 20 this year. The charge alleges he threatened to throw acid in her face, blow up her house and have her killed and other threats of violence. David Fish QC, representing Morrison, indicated the defendant would be pleading not guilty to the charges. District Judge Khalid Qureshi bailed Morrison to appear at Manchester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on August 28. Morrison, originally from Manchester, was initially remanded in custody last week before being bailed. His bail conditions are that he lives in Canary Wharf, London, does not contact directly or indirectly the two women complainants, does not go on to the street where they live, and does not enter the Greater Manchester area except for a court appearance, to see his lawyers or to visit for a West Ham game in the area and to return to London immediately after the match. Despite being touted as a bright prospect at Old Trafford, Morrison appeared only in the League Cup before former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sold him to West Ham for £650,000 in January 2012. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce took him to Upton Park but he was later shipped out on loan to Birmingham and QPR. Morrison picked up the first of his four England Under-21 caps in a 4-0 win over San Marino in October and was subject to a bid from Fulham in January – although the offer was rejected. center_img The 21-year-old is also accused of threatening to blow up her house in a course of harassment against his ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor lasting four years, Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard. The former Manchester United player was initially arrested and charged with two counts of common assault after allegedly punching and slapping Miss Mansoor, 19, and her mother Parveen Mansoor, 39, in the early hours of July 27 in Salford. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press — Youth sports organizations across the United States have come together to form the PLAY Sports Coalition to push for federal help with the coronavirus crisis. The leaders of the coalition are trumpeting the importance of youth sports and sounding the alarm about the future of their organizations. The fate of providers in low-income communities is of particular concern. Nearly 60% of local sports leaders expect to lose at least 50% of their revenue over the next year, according to an Aspen Institute for Sports poll.— Formula One driver George Russell has won the virtual Monaco Grand Prix on the day the iconic race would have been held if not for the pandemic. Russell finished 39 seconds ahead of former F1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez of Mexico. Formula One’s first 10 races have been either postponed or canceled.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-EDDIE SUTTONEddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Eddie Sutton has died of natural causes at 84, according to his family. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-COCA-COLA 600Coca-Cola 600 in progressUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR continues its frantic return tonight with its third Cup race in seven days, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. May 24, 2020 Woods-Manning edge Mickelson-BradyUNDATED (AP) — Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning were the winners at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, as were the benefactors of “The Match: Champions for Charity.”Woods and Manning took the lead on the third hole and never trailed, once building a 3-up lead in fourballs on the front nine. Manning making two birdies before the turn, although one was a net par.Woods lagged a long birdie putt on 18 that was close enough that Manning didn’t have to putt. That secured a 1-up victory over Mickelson and Brady.Brady took plenty of teasing from TV analysts Charles Barkley and Justin Thomas. Brooks Koepka (KOEHP’-kuh) offered $100,000 to the cause if Brady could just make a par. Brady quieted his critics on the par-5 seventh as his fourth shot landed beyond the pin and spun back into the cup. The race resumed following a rain delay on lap 50. Martin Truex Jr. led as they approached the 250-lap mark of the 400-lap race. Erik Jones was second, followed by Alex Bowman, William Byron and Ryan Blaney.Kurt Busch started from the pole and was still leading when the rain began at the only event on the biggest single day of auto racing.Denny Hamlin had a rough start as the reigning Daytona 500 winner tried to get his second Cup victory in four days. A piece of tungsten broke away from Hamlin’s car during the pace laps, causing him to return to pit road to have the weight put back into his Toyota.Hamlin was eight laps down when he was finally able to join the race.GOLF-CHARITY MATCHcenter_img — The president of the Spanish soccer league says its schedule could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby (DAHR’-bee) between Sevilla and Real Betis. The announcement comes a day after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the league would be allowed to resume from June 8 provided the country continued to keep the coronavirus outbreak in check.— A Bournemouth soccer club player is one of two positive tests for COVID-19 to emerge from the Premier League’s second round of testing. The club says “medical confidentiality means the player’s name will not be disclosed.” The team says the player will self-isolate for seven days before being tested again at a later date. The league tested 996 players and club staff on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.— English soccer’s Hull has announced it is the League Championship club with two personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 1,014 players and staff from all 24 clubs in England’s second tier were tested for the coronavirus over the last 72 hours. The results reflect an almost identical ratio of positive results to that found in the Premier League’s second wave of testing. It had been announced that the two individuals were from the same club, without naming Hull.— BATE Borisov has won the Belarusian Cup with thousands of fans watching in a rare case of a soccer trophy being decided during the coronavirus pandemic. The Belarus soccer federation said that 5,761 tickets were sold for the game. That was only a fraction of the stadium’s capacity so that fans would be spaced around the arena. Many supporters ignored the seating arrangements to sit in groups and most did not wear masks. BATE beat Dynamo Brest 1-0.— The coach of one of Florida’s top high school football programs has been suspended, and an investigation has been launched into whether the team that has won state championships in each of the past three seasons broke policies by practicing during the pandemic. Miami Northwestern High coach Max Edwards has been suspended, pending the result of the investigation, according to a school district official who spoke to The Miami Herald. The district says football practice at this time would be an “unauthorized athletic activity” and parents of players who may have taken part were being interviewed by school officials as part of the investigation. The goal was to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief funds, and online donations sent money climbing toward about twice that much.SPORTS-PANDEMICCuomo welcoming back pro sports teamsUNDATED (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months. The New York City area was one of the hardest-hit parts of the U.S. by the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 deaths and new infections in the state have been trending downward. Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL are discussing the resumption of their seasons with their players’ unions.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Update on the latest sports Sutton led Kentucky, Arkansas and Oklahoma State to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA tournament. He was 806-328 in 37 seasons as a Division I head coach, not counting vacated victories or forfeited games.Sutton won two SEC titles with Kentucky but had to resign in 1989 after the NCAA announced 18 allegations against the program. Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 3, Sutton fell short as a finalist six times before finally being selected. He had said he believed that the scandal that ended his stint at Kentucky was likely the culprit for his lengthy wait.He was Associated Press Coach of the Year in 1978 at Arkansas and in 1986 at Kentucky.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Pestano named RHTY&SC 2019 Cricketer-of-the-Year

first_imgBy Colin Bynoe JrSENIOR Guyana Jaguars right-arm quickie Clinton Pestano was on Sunday named the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC MS) 2019 Cricketer-of-the-Year.The organisation on Sunday hosted its 29th Awards ceremony at St Francis Community Developer Centre, Portuguese Quarters, Berbice.Pestano has so far enjoyed a successful start to his first class and List A career for the Guyana Jaguars, making his debut for Guyana in the 2016-17 Regional Four-Day competition.The right-arm fast bowler inked his name into the record books against Trinidad & Tobago when he took a hat-trick – a feat which leaves him as the only Guyanese to do so in a first class match.Since then he has taken 23 wickets at an average of 30.26.In addition, his List A stats reads 10 matches, 16 wickets with an impressive average of 18.06.Secretary of the RHTY&SC MS, Hilbert Foster, in his report spoke at length about the many accomplishments that his organisation has made.Foster reviewed 2018 as the most successful year of the organisation. “We have completed a record number of activities under the sub-headings of charity, sports education, religion, youth development, community development, anti-drugs anti-crime, among others.”Notable individual who graced the award ceremony included Dennis Deoroop Vice-Chairman of Region Six, Town Clerk and Mayor of Rose Hall Town, General Manager (ag) Guyana Chronicle, Donna Todd and several representatives of major sponsors of the RHTY&SC MS.Bringing the feature address to the awardees was Senior Manager of Food for the Poor Guyana, Jimeel Davis, who focussed his presentation on youths and role model.Davis shared, “A role model is a person who is looked at by others as an example to be copied, being a role model is a serious responsibility, it must be taken and not given.”He went on to say that we can all be role models in different ways and shared characteristics that can aid in being a role model.Davis further lauded the RHTY&SC MS for the exemplary work they have done over the years.Millions worth in prizes, trophies, plaques and medals were shared out to the exceptional cricketers of the RHTY7SC MS.A number of cricket bats were distributed to junior cricketers of the club, while the 2019 Cricketer-of-the-Year Clinton Pestano carried home an eye-catching amount of tokens.Below is the full list of awardees:RHT Under-13 Batsman – Nyron HicksRHT Under-13 Bowler – Nathan kistamaRHT Under-13 Cricketer-of-the-Year – Nyron HicksRHT Under-15 Batsman – Christopher DeoroopRHT Under-15 Bowler – Matthew PottayaRHT Under-15 Cricketer-of-the-Year – Matthew PottayaRHT Under-17 Batsman – Mahendra GopilallRHT Under-17 Bowler – Jonathan RampersaudRHT Under-17 Cricketer-of-the-Year – Jonathan RampersaudRHT Under-19 Batsman – Kevin SinclairRHT Under-19 Bowler – Kevin SinclairRHT Cricketer-of-the-Year – Kevin SinclairRHT Under-21 Batsman – Kevlon AndersonRHT Under-21 Bowler – Keith SimpsonRHT Cricketer-of-the-Year – Kevin SinclairRHT second Division Batsman – Kevin SinclairRHT second Division Bowler – Junior SinclairRHT Second division – Junior SinclairRHT First Division Batsman – Kevlon AndersonRHT First Division Bowler – Shawn PereiraRHT First Division – Kevin SinclairMost Disciplined Player Male – Chanderpaul GovindanMost Disciplined Player Female – Mariam SomarooRHT Most Promising Player Female – Shenetta GrimmondRHT Most Promising Player Male – Kevin SuerajRHT Most Committed Player Male – Mohendra GopilallRHT Most Committed Player Female – Uma MattadinRHT Worker-of-the-Year – Simon NaiduMetro Female Batter – Shemaine CampbelleMetro female Bowler – Erva GiddingsMetro Female Cricketer-of-the-Year – Erva GiddingsRHT Most Improved Female – Abigail KishunRHT Most Improved Male – Nicholas Lawson/Shivnarine RamnsrineRHT Fielder-of-the-Year – Junior SinclairRHT Fielder-of-the-Year Female – Shabiki GajnabiRHT Cricketer-of-the-Year – Clinton Pestanolast_img read more

As Robben goes, so does UW

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoWisconsin?s softball team doesn?t play at home until their36th game of the season, due to the state?s inclement weather. This makes itall the more surprising that there are six players who will leave the sunnystate of California and join the Badgers in the Wisconsin cold.One of the most notable California natives is junioroutfielder Ricci Robben.?The cold weather is always hard to get used to,? Robbensaid. ?But it isn?t as big of a deal as you would think. I just look at it asexperiencing something new, which makes it more fun.?By visiting during the warm weather ? and with a little helpfrom the UW football team ? Robben was sold on Wisconsin?s program and helpedbring her friend and teammate Joey Daniels with her.?I came here on a recruiting visit, and I just fell in lovewith the place,? Robben said. ?This place is full of tradition, and we went tothe football game, which was awesome. It was really helpful to already knowsome girls on the team, and then Joey [Daniels] also decided to come here.??She influenced me, and I influenced her, and we ended upchoosing UW,? Daniels added.Since she arrived in 2005, Robben has been one of the team?sbest offensive players. Her freshman year she hit .255 with 31 RBIs, which wasthird best on the team. After a redshirt year in 2006, Robben batted .318 anddrove in 33 runs, second most on the team.?I just don?t think too much when I am at the plate,? Robbensaid. ?I don?t press myself and just wait for a pitch to hit.?With her sustained offensive success, Robben has led herteammates and coaches to believe she can be relied on to drive in runs.?Whenever I get on base I know she is going to hit me in,?said Daniels, who is the team’s leadoff hitter. ?She has been clutch since wegot here as freshmen, and it is very reassuring to have her right behind me inthe lineup.??Over the past few years Ricci has really evolved as ahitter,? head coach Chandelle Schulte added. ?She used to be more of just apower hitter, and now she hits both doubles and singles and is a little morepatient at the plate. Ricci comes from a good softball background, and it showsin games because she is very aggressive at the plate.?Unfortunately for the Badgers, Robben hasn?t quite found herstroke this year, as she is batting just .213, though she does lead the team inRBIs with 17. Both Robben and her coach believe it is merely a prolonged slumpand that she will start hitting again soon.?She is just in a slump, but the best thing about slumps isthat they end,? Schulte said. ?She is clearly a good hitter and hasdemonstrated that before, so as coaches we need to make her feel good about herswing again.??I am thinking about [the slump] a little too much rightnow,? Robben added. ?When I have success I am more relaxed and just go up thereand look for my pitch. Right now, though, I keep pressing and over-thinkingeach at-bat.?Along with carrying a lot of offensive responsibility,Robben is also one of the leaders on the team. Fans might not notice it,however, if they expect her to give speeches and constantly be talking.?I am not one of those cheerleader-type people,? Robbensaid. ?I prefer to lead by example and let my play do the talking. If I thinksomething needs to be said then I will say it, but otherwise I just play thegame.?Just as Robben?s batting average has suffered, so too hasthe team?s record. At just 10-21, the Badgers have already lost more games thisyear than they did all of last season. But despite all the struggles, Robben isoptimistic that the team will turn it around with the Big Ten season startingthis weekend.?It is difficult,? Robben said of the team’s losing record.?Last year we started out hot, but then cooled down at the end. This year, Ithink that we are already turning it around in our last couple of games, so Ithink we may have started slow, but we will finish the season strong.?last_img read more

TCU assistant coach David Patrick reminisces about Final Four run in Syracuse

first_imgDETROIT — As David Patrick was watching Syracuse beat Arizona State on Wednesday, he indulged in reminiscence. This year’s SU team triggered memories of his lone season at Syracuse, 1995-96. He was a reserve point guard back then and transferred shortly after the season. But he said Wednesday night’s Syracuse game rekindled fond recollections from his time in central New York during the Orange’s Final Four run.  “We were a similar team,” Patrick said Thursday afternoon. “We were kind of an underdog when we made that Final Four run.”A familiar face for Syracuse fans will sit on the TCU bench Friday night. An assistant under TCU head coach Jamie Dixon, Patrick played one season at Syracuse back in 1995-96. He transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette because he did not play as much as he preferred, averaging 0.9 points per game in 28 appearances for the Orange. On Friday night at Little Caesars Arena, Patrick and the sixth-seeded Horned Frogs will look to end SU’s (21-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) season in an NCAA Tournament first-round matchup.MORE COVERAGE: Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 6 seed TCU10 fun facts you need to know about TCU3 things TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said at his pre-Round of 64 press conference Published on March 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Patrick will leave for the head job at UC Riverside when TCU’s Big Dance run ends, but he has left a mark in Fort Worth, Texas. During a brief conversation Thursday, he reflected on his time at Syracuse and TCU. In two years, he helped the Horned Frogs sign a pair of top Australian prospects in Kouat Noi (10.3 points per game) and Lat Mayen. He is credited with recruiting future No. 1 NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons when he coached at LSU, and he has coached current NBA stars Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova. He has built a reputation as a strong recruiter, which helped him earn his first head coaching position. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe also has helped Dixon rebuild a TCU program that will appear in its first Big Dance since 1998. The Horned Frogs had their second-largest turnaround in school history last season, winning 12 more games than the year prior and winning the NIT title. This season, TCU went 21-11 and 9-9 in the Big 12 Conference. Patrick grew up in Australia and played four years professionally overseas. He was, among several college basketball jobs, a scout with the NBA’s Houston Rockets. But before all of that, he was a 5-foot-10, 170-guard out of a Baton Rouge, Louisiana high school who piqued Syracuse’s interest. “We recruited David,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He was a good player, but when he came into Syracuse we had a great point guard, so he really wasn’t going to get a lot of time. So he transferred.”The 2-3 zone embedded in the Syracuse basketball culture hasn’t changed, Patrick said. Twenty-two years after leaving campus, he still keeps a few SU ties. He spoke with former SU forward Todd Burgan, who lives in Detroit, on Wednesday night. Whenever he’s in New York or New Jersey, he tries to meet up with former SU star and NBA player John Wallace. Patrick said that while at Syracuse he’d hang out with fellow freshman Donovan McNabb, the former SU football and NFL star who played five games for Syracuse basketball as a freshman. After class, he enjoyed meeting teammates at what is now the Schine Student Center. He’d grab a bite to eat on Marshall Street, and he remembers returning to Syracuse Hancock International Airport to see fans congratulating the Orange after the Final Four run. “But I was 18 years old and didn’t understand that you have to wait your time as a freshman,” Patrick said. “Given my background, I didn’t realize there was so much snow on that side of the world. I tell these kids now, if I had stuck it out, things could have been different. But me with leaving, it’s worked out good for me. I don’t regret any time I had there.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Further success for Ireland at the European Games.

first_imgMichael O’Reilly has been given a bye into the final after his opponent withdrew due to injury which means the Laois man is guaranteed a silver medal.Another medal has been added on the Badminton courtChloe and Sam Magee have guaranteed at least bronze in the Mixed Doubles winning their Quarter-final against Poland this morning.Unfortunately Scott Evans lost his quarter final. That means the Wicklow athlete has guaranteed a silver medal at the very least.The Olympic champion fights for Gold on Sunday at two o’clock.Sean McComb has lost his semi final against his Azerbaijani opponent so the 22 year old has to be happy with a bronze medal.last_img

Eric Williams Lecture: Scathing exposé on America

first_imgEric Williams Lecture: Scathing exposé on America’s racism To a crowd of almost 200 that attended the 19th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture on October 13, 2017, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education Dr. Pedro Noguera delivered a scathing exposé of the history of the inequity of race in America, and the recent climate fostering its expansion under President Donald Trump’s chaotic and unpredictable administration.The clear and present danger“Do Black Lives Matter in the Age of Trump”, co-sponsored by the African & African Diaspora Studies Program at FIU, generally focused on the clear and present danger of “government approved” neo-Nazism, the overt resurgence of the Ku Klax Klan, and the unacceptable and disproportionately negative impact on black populations in the US vis a vis education; civil rights; chronic unemployment; concentrated poverty; inadequate access to healthcare, nutrition and clean water; and mass incarceration.Eric Williams groundbreaking scholarship on slaveryThroughout the Lecture, Noguera skillfully wove Eric Williams’ own groundbreaking scholarship on slavery, his insistence on and description of what he considered to be genuine participatory democracy, with the current effect of the Trump Administration on the welfare of black people.Offered striking examplesNot content simply to detail the myriad problems besetting the subject, the noted sociologist offered striking examples of children of color, of all ethnicities, actively being engaged in achievement-based school curricula, with a heavy emphasis on the relationship between student and teacher and on community, courtesy and conduct.Most of these are from single-parent backgrounds, often living in the most disadvantaged of neighborhoods, but with a mere $11,000 a year spent to send a child to public school, compared to the $235,000 estimated annually to jail that child, schools with struggling students must do more than simply label them as troublesome, expect them to conform and adjust or be kicked out if they don’t.They must be organized to meet the actual needs of the students they serve.Agents of changeNoguera urged the many students in the audience to be the agents of the change they want to see, to get involved in society and to resist the latest blatant attempt to stifle dissent, whether it be taking the kneel for the US flag or some other form of non-violent protest. He might well have been referring to the “meme”: “8 million Jehovah’s Witness don’t salute the flag. 200,000 Amish don’t stand for the national anthem. ONE black man kneels respectfully and all hell breaks loose. Now you know why he’s kneeling.”Established in 1999, FIU’s annual Eric Williams Lecture honors the distinguished Caribbean statesman, consummate academic, internationally renowned historian, and author of several books.His 1944 groundbreaking study Capitalism and Slavery, popularly referred to as The Williams Thesis, arguably reframed the historiography of the British trans-Atlantic slave trade (and its concomitant European incarnations) and established the contribution of Caribbean slavery to the development of both Britain and America. The book has been translated into nine languages, including Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish and Korean. It continues to inform today’s ongoing debate and remains “years ahead of its time…this profound critique is still the foundation for studies of imperialism and economic development,” according to the New York Times.Eric E. Williams was also the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Head of Government for a quarter of a century until his death in 1981. He led the country to Independence from Britain in 1962 and onto Republicanism in 1976.For a report on a previous Eric Williams Lecture, visit the link: Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines arrives in Miami to speak at Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecturelast_img read more

AgiproNews Italian View: News tools see betting deliver a standout May…

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Massimo Temperelli  – Sisal SPAThis May was a breakthrough month for the Italian betting sector as a reported GGR of €134 million (+45% on 2018 figures) was generated by its betting incumbents.Driven by strong football betting on Serie A’s closing schedule, and the UEFA Champions League Final, a total turnover of €1 billion was reported across retail and online betting verticals.Some good news for Italian bookmakers, sees the market allow for the introduction of ‘complementary betting offers’, strengthening bookmakers customer propositions for marketing and retention proposes.Backed with new customer engagements, Italian bookmakers are working hard to ensure momentum is continued throughout the summer months, creating unique customer offers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and CONMEBOL Copa America tournaments.Speaking to AgiproNews, Massimo Temperelli, Sports Betting Director at Sisal SPA, confirmed the introduction of ‘complementary offers’, as the market’s main driver:“It has been a key factor, as confirmed by the successful “On-demand” initiative, even one and a half years after its launch. We continue to receive from 40 up to 50 requests from gamblers every day, succeeding on “satisfying more than 80% of them” Temperelli details.“The complementary betting offer – introduced a few years ago – contributed to the growth of the regulated market, while reducing the illegal operators market share. The Italian betting industry has been therefore modernized, making it closer to the English way.”At a regulatory level, Italian stakeholders now await for the implementation of the Dignity Decree and its new rules on gambling, which have been formally approved by the Minister of Economy Giovanni Tria.The Lega-5Star coalition government maintains that it can generate ‘constant tax revenues’ of €300 million (+10%) with the new industry framework it has sanctioned.Despite well-documented criticisms of the Decree’s tough mandate on gambling, the Decree’s approval will allow for Italian bookmakers to finally process long-awaited ‘cash-out’ functionalities within the coming months.The introduction of ‘cash-out’ is seen as major advancement for Italian betting, whose leadership has urged successive governments to push for expanded policies on in-play and Asian handicap provisions.Changes to Italian customer betting provisions were meant to be implemented in early 2018, however, Italy has persisted with an undefined agenda on customer offers… Moving forward, all stakeholders will be keeping a close eye on whether bookmakers can maintain their positive ‘May momentum’_________________Content Provided by AgiproNews Italia.last_img read more