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Donation of 10 000 BAM to futsal club ‘Centar’

first_imgCentar Municipality has donated 10 000 BAM to futsal club ‘Centar’. Assistant Head of Municipality for education, culture and sports Zakira Šero hosted in her cabinet the president of futsal club Centar Alija Gluhović where they signed the protocol on donation.Futsal ‘Centar’ won the title of the Champion of FBiH in February this year, and Centar municipality was the main sponsor of the club. In 2012, the club won Futsal Cup of BiH.last_img

Cerro Gordo supervisors approve budget amendment

first_imgMASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors today approved their second amendment to this fiscal year’s budget that ends June 30th. Cities and counties typically make final amendments to their budgets prior to the end of the fiscal year. County budget director Heather Mathre says the county is making a $1.4 million adjustment in overall spending in the amendment, mainly because of the new secondary roads building project.  “We have taken in some sale property that we’re putting towards that building, and we also have some reserves in a few different funds that we are transferring into this capital project area to spend on the new building. That’s the reason for the deficit spending there.” The supervisors unanimously approved the budget amendment.last_img

Russian footballers face jail after ‘racist’ assault

first_imgOn Monday Krasnodar midfielder Mamaev and Zenit Saint Petersburg forward Kokorin attacked two Russian trade ministry officials in an upscale Moscow cafe.Video footage showed one of the officials, Denis Pak, an ethnic Korean, being hit with a chair while eating a meal.“They started to mock (Pak’s) ethnicity” and assaulted him when he made a critical comment, Pak’s lawyer Gennadiy Udunyan told Russian state television. “He has a concussion.”Before the cafe assault the footballers attacked the driver of a television host and damaged her Mercedes in a separate incident on Monday. The driver was hospitalised with injuries and a criminal probe was opened.Public outrage quickly snowballed into a public shaming campaign on national television, which even published a list of Russian footballers who were convicted in the past.The Russian Premier League condemned Mamaev and Kokorin, saying they should face “severe” punishment.“The Russian Premier League expresses its outrage and strongly condemns their (players’) rowdy behaviour,” it said in a statement.“This act not only casts a shadow over the glorious names of FC Zenit and FC Krasnodar but all of Russian football.“We believe that those responsible should be punished in the most severe way. There is no place for hooligans in football!”– ‘Disgusting behaviour’ –Kremlin-controlled state television featured a host of industry representatives and commentators angrily slamming the attack.“I think law enforcement agencies will qualify this as hooliganism and punishment for this is quite severe — up to five years in prison,” Igor Lebedev, a member of the Russian Football Union’s executive committee, said in televised remarks.Russian Premier League club Krasnodar pledged to do everything to terminate Mamaev’s contract, while Zenit said Kokorin’s role in the incident was “disgusting”.“We are currently looking into how to terminate a contract with the player,” FC Krasnodar said.The club said Mamaev, 30, would have to pay “the largest possible fine” and would be barred from training with the first team for the time being.“What we saw in the video is outrageous,” it added.FC Zenit said Kokorin, 27, would be disciplined pending the outcome of the police investigation.“Zenit management and fans feel nothing but disappointment that one of the country’s most talented footballers behaved in a disgusting manner,” the club said.– ‘This is racism’ –Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin — “just like the whole country” — was aware of the incident and described the video as “rather unpleasant”.Sports commentator Dmitry Guberniev called the attack shameful.“This is racism against which FIFA wages an uncompromising fight,” he said in televised remarks.After the assault Pak and the other official, Sergei Gaisin, sought medical assistance before reporting the incident to the police.It is not the first time the players’ behaviour has raised eyebrows.Russia’s Football Union suspended the pair in July 2016 after a video emerged from a Monte Carlo nightclub where Mamaev and Kokorin allegedly spent $296,000 (258,000 euros) on a champagne-fuelled party following Euro 2016, where Russia flopped.Kokorin, who sat out this year’s World Cup with a knee injury, later apologised for his behaviour and was welcomed back into the national team.Mamaev last played for the national side at Euro 2016, when they finished bottom of their group.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zenit Saint Petersburg have said they will discipline Alexander Kokorin (L) © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVAMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Oct 9 – Disgraced Russian football players Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin could face up to five years in prison for assaulting a government official at a Moscow cafe, in a case that sparked outrage in Russia on Tuesday.The assault by the players — both former Russian internationals who have courted controversy in the past — has prompted the interior ministry to open a criminal probe while the Kremlin described the incident as “unpleasant”.last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Spurs boss Redknapp: Arsenal, Chelsea NOT title contenders

first_imgEx-Spurs boss Redknapp: Arsenal, Chelsea NOT title contendersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp feels there’s three genuine contenders for the Premier League title this season.Liverpool currently sit six points clear of Spurs and seven of Manchester City.And Redknapp believes it is a three-horse race.“I think it’s a three horse race,” he told talkSPORT. “Liverpool are the favourites now which is a big turnaround.“But Tottenham are in great form at the moment and they are genuine title contenders.“Spurs are still in it, you can’t write them off. They are bang there, the way they are playing at the moment.“I can’t see anybody else getting into it.“I watched Arsenal yesterday and they are nowhere near in my opinion.“I know they’ve had injuries, but at the back they are still very poor.“And Chelsea are just so reliant on Eden Hazard. Without him you couldn’t really see them challenging, they’re still short of a frontman.“So really, I think there are three runners and I think it will be very tight.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

ICC World Test Cship Security delegation from Sri Lanka Cricket to visit

first_imgKarachi: A two-member security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)will reach here on Wednesday to decide if it is safe for its national team to tour Pakistan in October for a round of the ICC World Test Championship. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said that the Sri Lankan delegation will visit the grounds and hotels where the teams will stay in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad besides meeting the board, police and security officials. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh He said the Sri Lankan board has said it would take a final decision on sending its team to Pakistan for the two-Test series based on the report by its security delegation. “The Sri Lankan security delegation will be in Karachi on 6th August and then travel to Lahore and Islamabad,” he confirmed. Top test teams stopped touring Pakistan after terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. The Sri Lankan team was in the middle of a Test match and was going to the Gaddafi stadium when its bus came under attack. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Since then no Test matches have been played in Pakistan neither a full bilateral series although Zimbabwe, Kenya, ICC World Eleven, Sri Lanka and West Indies have come for short visits to Lahore and Karachi to play limited over games. Mani said he was confident the Sri Lankan board would give due consideration to PCB’s request to play the ICC Test Championship matches in Pakistan. Mani said that the PCB’s thrust was now to convince other boards to send their teams to Pakistan and said the top officials of Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board will also be visiting the country soon.last_img read more

Comedys Holiday Line Up is a Scorcher with JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST

first_imgAdvertisement As a holiday bonus, on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Comedy is airing the first two episodes of the upcoming critically acclaimed series PEOPLE OF EARTH. The entire season premieres exclusively on Comedy in early 2017.Last but not least, viewers can nurse their holiday hangover with marathons of Comedy original series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS and satire news series THE BEAVERTON. Airing Thursday, Jan. 5 – Saturday, Jan. 7, the JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS MARATHON features performances from comedic heavy-hitters Amy Schumer, Seth Meyers, Wyatt Cenac, BROAD CITY, K. Trevor Wilson, and more.But first, THE BEAVERTON covers the topics you didn’t even know needed covering from Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT before it returns with all new episodes in its regular Wednesdays at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT timeslot on January 11.Below is a sample of Comedy holiday highlights. Click HERE for the complete schedule.Friday, Dec. 23 – Saturday, Dec. 24CHRISTMAS SPECIALS MARATHONComedy kicks the holiday cheer into high gear, beginning at  9 a.m. ET/PT, with two days of holiday-themed episodes of CORNER GAS, FRASIER, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and movies ELF, THE REF, and DECK THE HALLS. Sunday, Dec. 25 – Friday, Dec. 30THE BIG BANG-A-THONSpend the Christmas break with the best of Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Wolowitz, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette during THE BIG BANG-A-THON beginning at 6 a.m. ET/PT on Sunday, Dec. 25.Thursday, Dec. 29PEOPLE OF EARTH PREMIEREPEOPLE OF EARTH follows skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac, THE DAILY SHOW) who investigates an alien encounters support group. The more he digs into their oddball claims, the more he realizes there is truth in their stories and even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The two-episode sneak peek premieres Thursday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. ET/PT.Saturday, Dec. 31NEW YEAR’S STAND-UP MARATHONComedy bids adieu to 2016 and says hello to stand-up specials during the NEW YEAR’S STAND-UP MARATHON, featuring specials from Red Green, Gabriel Iglesias, Joe Rogan, Jeff Dunham, Trevor Noah, and Jeff Ross. The party kicks off at 6 a.m. ET/PT.Sunday, Jan. 1NEW YEAR’S ROASTComedy bids adieu to 2016 and says hello to stand-up specials during the NEW YEAR’S STAND-UP MARATHON, featuring specials from Red Green, Gabriel Iglesias, Joe Rogan, Jeff Dunham, Trevor Noah, and Jeff Ross. The party kicks off at 6 a.m. ET/PT.Sunday, Jan. 1JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE IIThe world’s most venomous comedians go head-to-head in the popular bracket-style insult-comedy tournament beginning Sunday, Jan. 1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.Wednesday, Jan. 4THE BEAVERTON CATCH-UP MARATHONA televised adaptation of the immensely popular online website TheBeaverton.com, THE BEAVERTON files satirical news stories of the utmost importance, informed by real events, the cultural zeitgeist, and national news media. Catch up on the first six episodes Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT before an all-new episode at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.  Thursday, Jan. 5 – Saturday, Jan. 7JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS MARATHONEnjoy a few laughs before the back to work grind with the JUST FOR LAUGHS MARATHON, beginning at Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. ET/PT. The Comedy Network on Facebook The Comedy Network on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement This holiday season, viewers can stuff their holiday cheer as Comedy is the exclusive home of the wildly popular insult-comedy tournament JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II. Airing Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 1, the world’s most venomous comedians go head-to-head for an insult standoff each week, culminating with the special, four-night main event Jan. 26 – 29 each night at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The live-to-air championship finale goes down Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Leading up to the prime roast, viewers can enjoy a full day of celebrities getting skewered with the NEW YEAR’S ROAST MARATHON beginning Sunday, Jan. 1 at 6 a.m. ET/PT. The marathon includes the best of THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF including Charlie Sheen, Roseanne, U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, Justin Bieber, and more.Keeping with holiday tradition, Comedy delivers marathons of Christmas and fan-favourite episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY, FRASIER, holiday movies ELF, THE REF, and the premiere of classic comedy DECK THE HALLS Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And it wouldn’t be holiday viewing on Comedy without the NEW YEAR’S STAND-UP MARATHON, featuring specials from comedians Jeff Dunham, THE  DAILY SHOW’s Trevor Noah, Jeff Ross, and more, beginning Saturday, Dec. 31 at 6 a.m. ET/PT.last_img read more

HallOfFame Careers That Cooperstown Never Gave The Time Of Day

SSLuis Aparicio42.224.56198484.6 HOF LIKELIHOOD …ACTUAL BALLOT RESULTS RPBruce Sutter22.66.713200676.9 OFJim Wynn48.444.919830.0 OFKirby Puckett43.323.91200182.1 3BPaul Molitor55.938.31200485.2 HOF LIKELIHOOD …ACTUAL BALLOT RESULTS SPRick Reuschel54.852.219970.4 3BDick Allen53.243.119833.7 RPTom Gordon29.313.820150.4 1BJohn Olerud49.440.420110.7 OFKenny Lofton56.771.720133.2 OFLou Brock37.59.31198579.7 The Hall of Fame’s Anti-One-and-Done teamFor each position, the player who had the lowest likelihood of making the Hall of Fame (based on JAWS) among players who were actually inducted (1979-2017) SSJim Fregosi42.938.319841.0 CTed Simmons44.253.1%19943.7 CCarlton Fisk54.080.6%2200079.6 POS.PLAYERJAWS*HOF %YRS ON BALLOTYR ELECTEDVOTE % OFJim Edmonds53.964.120162.5 Not every player on the team above is worse than his counterpart on the One-and-Done All-Stars. (For instance, Carlton Fisk, the “worst” catcher inducted, was far superior to Simmons.) But most were — and as a result, our team of one-and-done candidates would be favored to beat those Hall of Famers about 52 percent of the time at a neutral field.8According to Bill James’s log5 method of comparing two team’s winning percentages. Based on JAWS, even the second-most unlikely team of inducted Hall of Famers9C Ivan Rodriguez1B Harmon Killebrew2B Craig BiggioSS Ozzie Smith3B Brooks RobinsonOF Dave WinfieldOF Willie StargellOF Billy WilliamsSP Don DrysdaleRP Rollie Fingers is only roughly as good as our All-One-and-Done team, with each clocking in around 100-win talent in a typical season. (That second team is extremely star-studded, and in many cases also beloved by a single team’s fan base, which offers clues into what helps generate Hall of Fame traction — or, in the case of Lofton, who played for 11 teams in his career, helps take it away.)Unfortunately for the Kenny Loftons of the world, there’s little precedent for a player eventually making the Hall through the Veteran’s Committee after going one-and-done in the BBWAA ballot. Longtime Cubs third baseman Ron Santo is the only player since 1979 to pull off the feat, finally receiving a posthumous election in 2011 after years of lobbying from more sabermetrically inclined analysts (and an army of Chicago fans).Perhaps Lofton & Co. will get to tell their own redemption tales at the Hall of Fame podium someday. But for now, remember that even as Raines take his place among baseball’s greatest stars this weekend, there are plenty of other deserving players whose candidacies were dashed in the shadows of the ballot after barely getting a chance. *JAWS measures a player’s Hall of Fame qualification using a combination of his career and seven-year peak wins above replacement.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs, Lahman DB 2BRoberto Alomar53.970.42201190.0 SPCatfish Hunter34.55.53198776.3 Based on the historical relationship between an MLB team’s total JAWS from its starters (at the positions listed above) and its record, our team of snubs would figure to win about 100 games in a typical season, depending on how close the players were to their primes. By comparison, the lowest-probability team of actual Hall members voted in over the same span would figure to win 96 or so games in an average season: The Hall of Fame’s All-One-and-Done teamFor each position, the player who had the highest likelihood of making the Hall of Fame (based on JAWS) among players who dropped off the ballot after only one year (1979-2017) 1BTony Perez47.230.89200077.2 POS.PLAYERJAWS*HOF %YEAR ON BALLOTVOTE % At long last, Tim Raines will officially be a Hall of Famer. The longtime Montreal Expos outfielder was voted into the Hall last winter in his 10th (and final) year on the ballot, after years of lobbying by media members and analysts who emphasized Raines’s advanced stats, rather than his more modest traditional ones. Raines’s induction this Sunday has been hailed as monumental in the effort to populate Cooperstown with more sabermetrically accomplished ballplayers.It’s too bad, though, that so many qualified candidates have already been passed over — and some only lasted a year on the ballot. Take, for instance, former Cleveland Indians center fielder Kenny Lofton, a player with a comparable résumé to Raines. Out of the 569 ballots cast for the Hall in 2013, only 18 (3.2 percent) carried Lofton’s name, causing him to drop off of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s (BBWAA) ballot forever. (Players named on at least 75 percent of ballots are elected to the Hall; those named on fewer than 5 percent fall off the ballot.)According to JAWS,1Or the “Jaffe WAR Score system” — so named for its creator, sabermetrician Jay Jaffe. a system that measures Hall of Fame worthiness using wins above replacement,2In this case, I calculated my own version of JAWS using an average of the WAR numbers provided by Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. Lofton is the eighth-best Hall-eligible center fielder in modern3Since 1901. baseball history, checking in slightly behind HOF member Duke Snider and slightly ahead of two other members, Andre Dawson and Richie Ashburn. A regression I ran using JAWS4Specifically, I ran a logistic regression between a player’s JAWS components (his career and peak seven-year WAR) and his HOF status, with dummy variables for each position (some positions have a higher or lower JAWS threshold than others). thinks a player of Lofton’s caliber should make the Hall about 72 percent of the time. Instead, he fell off the ballot after just one appearance — a farcical outcome for one of the most electrifying players in the game’s history.And Lofton isn’t even the most egregious one-and-done snub since 1979, when the policy of dropping players with fewer than 5 percent of the vote was enacted. You could build an entire All-Star team of players whose numbers seem Hall-worthy but got booted off the ballot after just one try.There’s longtime California Angels second baseman Bobby Grich, whose JAWS numbers suggest an 89 percent Hall probability. Yet Grich somehow received only 11 votes (2.6 percent) in 1992. Then there’s recently retired center fielder Jim Edmonds (64 percent), whose career was roughly as good as Ashburn’s by JAWS, despite what all but 11 voters thought in 2016. Even the less-probable members of the All-One-and-Done Team were borderline cases, such as catcher Ted Simmons (53 percent), pitcher Rick Reuschel (52 percent) and outfielder Jimmy Wynn (45 percent).Like Raines and Lofton, these players were overlooked because they fell well short of Cooperstown’s traditional stat benchmarks. Reuschel didn’t win 300 games.5He won 214. Edmonds didn’t hit 500 home runs.6 He hit 393. But through the lens of sabermetrics, each player’s Hall candidacy has taken on more legitimacy — albeit far too late. Even with advanced metrics, you can make an argument for why each player shouldn’t be in the Hall, but it’s still tough to justify how they couldn’t even stay on the ballot longer than a year.According to my JAWS-based HOF probability metric, here’s the All-One-and-Done roster:7I excluded third baseman Ron Santo, who was later inducted via the Veteran’s Committee, as well as pitcher Kevin Brown, whose exclusion from the Hall can be explained by being listed on the Mitchell Report for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. 2BBobby Grich60.488.819922.6 *JAWS measures a player’s Hall of Fame qualification using a combination of his career and seven-year peak wins above replacement.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs, Lahman DB OFJim Rice44.126.615200976.4 read more

JSIF supports Break The Silence campaign to protect children

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, January 27, 2017 – The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has provided support to the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) ‘Break the Silence’ campaign in the sum of $11.9 million through the Basic Needs Trust Fund.The Break the Silence campaign is an initiative with a multi-pronged approach to protect children against abuse.   It aims to reach victims and their families with a message to speak out and denounce child abuse and break the stigma of shame that surrounds the issue of child sexual abuse as a first step to help.  It was developed after an island wide survey showed that for every 10 adults who admitted that they knew about cases of child abuse, only one was willing to come forward to make a report.Project Manager of the Basic Needs Trust Fund, Celia Dillon, tells JIS News that the JSIF is assisting the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, under which the campaign falls, to inform persons on the importance of reporting instances of child abuse.  She informs that the JSIF funded the extension of the campaign last year at a cost of $4.8 million, with an additional $7.1 million towards the production of a storybook, which is to come on stream. There is also a training segment to be undertaken. “We assisted the OCR directly in their school tours, focusing mainly on (six) of our schools targeted under the Basic Needs Trust Fund… teaching the students how to report, identify and respond to instances of abuse against children,” Ms. Dillon explains.  The extended ‘Break the Silence’ campaign ran from June to December 2016 and included radio and television advertisements, and information posted on social media platforms.The six schools were: Mandeville Primary, Christiana Moravian Primary and Infant, Old Harbour Primary, Ocho Rios Primary, Discovery Bay All-Age, and Brown’s Hall Primary.  The school tours took the form of open day discussions with representatives from the OCR, Office of the Children’s Advocate and the Child Development Agency.  “Guidance Counsellors in those schools have informed that there has been an increase in cases reported to them. On one side that is sad to hear, but on the other side, the school tours worked and the kids felt comfortable in going to their guidance counsellors to let them know what has been happening to them,” Ms. Dillon says.She notes that the local television and radio aspect of the campaign is finished and efforts are being made to get more funding.  “We are constantly trying to see if we can get additional partners to help us along this journey. We see how relevant it is…we are seeing too much of it in our papers now and our children absolutely need help,” the Project Manager adds.Meanwhile, training workshops are to be held with Ministry of Education Regional Officers, principals, teachers, and Parent-Teacher Association Executives on how to conduct readings with students using the storybook.  Ms. Dillon tells JIS News it is hoped that the book will be released and launched by April this year. The book has received approval from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and will be added to the Family Life curriculum.The Storybook package will include: a full colour illustrated storybook, accompanying DVD with illustrations, narration, sign language translation, music and an accompanying teacher’s guide. The message of identifying, responding and reporting abuse is appropriately packaged into a story to suit the target audience of children eight to 12 years old.  There will also be 60 Braille copies of the book, as requested by the Ministry’s Special Education Unit, for distribution in schools.  “This book is targeting vulnerable groups, so it is extremely important that when we are getting this message out there, it gets to all persons who may be affected by cases of child abuse,” Ms. Dillon says.  A mandatory parents’ forum is to be held in each school one to three months after principals and staff have been engaged.The Break the Silence campaign was first launched during the period 2015-16 and it featured several prominent celebrities and business leaders encouraging persons to report physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children.  The programme, supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), was a direct response to the ‘Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices’ survey on child maltreatment in Jamaica, which the OCR commissioned with technical and financial support from UNICEF.  The OCR received more than 44,000 reports of child abuse for the period 2007-2014.Persons can make a report of child abuse to the OCR by sending an email to: [email protected]; or by visiting the four OCR offices located in Kingston, Manchester, St. Mary and Westmoreland.  Persons can also call the OCR toll free at: 1-888- PROTECT (776-8328) (Flow) Tel: 908-2132, 908-2143 (Flow); 618-5888 (Digicel landline); 754-9133 (Flow); 631-8933 (Flow); 631-8908 (Flow); Cell: 822-7031 (Flow) 878-2882 (Digicel); and Fax: 908-2579. Photo credit: Jamaica Gleanerlast_img read more