Ameka Cognet crowned Miss Fete La Coudre 2011

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews Ameka Cognet crowned Miss Fete La Coudre 2011 by: – July 12, 2011center_img Share 49 Views   no discussions (L – R) Miss. Illanna Jno Baptiste, 2nd runner up standing next to Miss Fete La Coudre 2011, Ameka Cognet and Winnie Morancie, 1st runner upAmeka Cognet of Elmshall has captured four (4) out of the eight (8) awards to walk away with the title of Miss Fete La Coudre, on Friday night at the JSP Grounds in Bath Estate.Miss Cognet copped the awards for Best in Spectacular wear, Miss Amity, Miss Intelligence and Best Evening Wear.Winnie Morancie, who did not cop any of the awards was awarded the first runner up position while Illanna Jno Baptiste was awarded Best in Evening Wear, Miss Photogenic and Best talent and the second runner up position.Juesther Prentice was awarded for Best Spectacular Wear.The other competitors were Normana Jno Baptiste and Larissa Riviere.The Pageant formed part of activities marking Fete La Coudre, celebrated in the Bath Estate Community from July 3rd to 10th.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Batesville eatery enlists in ‘Meals on the Go’ with Ivy Tech Community College

first_imgBatesville, In. — Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with local restaurants in Lawrenceburg and Batesville to provide students with free meals on select dates throughout the fall semester.Beebs & Bubs Ameri-Cafe in Lawrenceburg and Izzy’s at Hillcrest in Batesville will provide the meals at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg campus and Batesville site. The initiative, called “Meals on the Go,” was formed after a survey indicated reliable access to nutritious food was among the top requests by students.“We want to ensure our students have access to fulfilling meals so that they can concentrate on reaching their educational and career goals,” said Shakira Grubbs, Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services and Student Success. “We are extremely grateful to Beebs & Bubs and Izzy’s for partnering with the College to provide these meals and help our students on their way to academic success.”The dates for the free Meals on the Go at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg will be Aug. 29; Sept. 13, 17, and 25; Oct. 10, 18, and 22; November 13 and 28; and Dec. 6 and 10. Meals can be picked up after 11 a.m. in the Express Enrollment Center at the Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus while supplies last on each date.At Ivy Tech Batesville, the free Meals on the Go will be available on Aug. 30, Sept. 10 and 25, Oct. 10 and 25; Nov. 5 and 27; and Dec. 12. The meals can be picked up at the main office of Ivy Tech Batesville from 5:30-6:30 p.m. while supplies last.Meals include sandwich, fruit, chips, and a cookie, and a vegan option is available.last_img read more

$5,000 is top IMCA Modified prize at Oct. 6-8 RPM Fall Nationals

first_imgHAYS, Kan. – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fieds race for $5,000 to win and a minimum of $400 to start their main event at RPM Speedway’s Oct. 6-8 Fall Na­tionals fueled by Casey’s.That feature is a qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Also on the card at Hays are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars racing for $3,000 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $2,000, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $1,500 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $300.Registration fee and non-qualifier pay is $150 for Modi­fieds, $100 for Stocks and $75 for SportMods and Hobby Stocks. Tow money for the Sport Compacts is $25.A test and tune session for all divisions and the Sport Compact program are on Thursday, Oct. 6.Grandstand admission is free on Thursday. Adults pay $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday; children are $5 both days. Pit passes are $25 on Thursday and $30 on Friday and Satur­day.More information about the 10th annual event is availa­ble at the www.rpmspeedway.net website or by calling promoter Rod Bencken at 785 672-0123.RACEceivers are required.last_img read more

Czarapata dominates Luxemburg’s $5,000 to win show

first_imgBy Greg AregoniLUXEMBURG, Wis. (June 26) – While cousins Jason Czarapata and Brandon Czarapata have won on the same night many times before, Friday was certainly one of their mutually richer nights at the race track.Jason Czarapata bagged the $5,000 top prize at Luxemburg Speedway’s Friday night special for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds while Brandon Czarapata was the $750 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner.Jason Czarapata earned his pole position for the IMCA Modified feature by winning a six-car, eight-lap dash earlier in the evening. Front row starter and former national champion Jordan Grabouski was slated to start on the front row also but mechanical woes forced his night to be done.Mike Mullen, who topped the $10,000 to win Clash at the Creek main event at 141 Speedway the night before, moved alongside Czarapata at the drop of the green flag.Mullen quickly fell in line behind Czarapata before a lap six caution slowed the pace. Czarapata had his open motor hooked up on the glazed over track and gradually pulled away over the remain­der of the 35-lapper. The win landed him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional.Searching for a faster line, Mullen had to contend with Tim Czarneski for the second spot.The duo put on a clinic in side-by-side racing with Czarneski able to grab second occasionally at the line. Mullen was able to take command of second in the final laps. Czarneski, 11th starting Josh Long and 13th starting Kyle Strickler completed the top five.Brandon Czarapata moved low and grabbed second just as the only caution of the race would fly on lap 20 of the Stock Car feature.Shawn Havel got a good restart but Czarapata got a better one. Havel ran the middle of the track and allowed Czarapata the bottom to himself. Czarapata grabbed the lead on the first lap of the restart and never looked back picking up the $750 for the win.Havel finished second with Dustin Loberger coming home third. Dave Bouche charged to fourth late. Rod Snellenberger was fifth.Kelsy Hayes passed Dennis Miesler with two laps left and drove to her third straight Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMod victory in as many nights.Hayes has earned $1,950 for those checkers, the latest of which came ahead of Miesler and hard-charging Todd Wiese.One hundred and thirty cars, including 58 Modifieds, vied Friday at Luxemburg.Modified feature results – 1. Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; 2. Mike Mullen, Seymour; 3. Tim Czarneski, Denmark; 4. Josh Long, Little Saumico; 5. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 6. Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; 7. Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; 8. Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; 9. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay; 10. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 11. James Tebon, Algoma; 12. Jon Snyder, Ames, Iowa; 13. Darin Duffy, Urbana, Iowa; 14. Brian Mullen, Seymour; 15. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa; 16. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 17. Johnny Whitman, DePere; 18. Jay Matthias, DePere; 19. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; 20. Russ Reinwald, Juneau; 21. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 22. Paul Stone, Winston, Calif.; 23. Mark Joski, Denmark; 24. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.Heat winners were Czarapata, O’Brien, Grabouski, Long, Czarneski, Whitman and Duffy. “B” feature winners were Long, Whitman, Strickler, Matthias and Brown.last_img read more

Lancaster off to CONCACAF heads of refereeing workshop

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Head of Refereeing Department, Stanley Lancaster, has been invited to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association (CONCACAF) 2017 Heads of Refereeing Workshop from November 10 to 12 in Miami, Florida.Lancaster will be a part of this first CONCACAF meeting of all Member Association Heads of Refereeing workshop, which has been developed for heads of refereeing to receive critical information that will help each member association to direct their refereeing departments in the future.The workshop is meant to be an annual event.In an invited comment, Lancaster said he expects to see a difference in his approach to his duties after completing this workshop.“The knowledge received from this workshop will be a plus for Guyana since I’ll be exposed to the standard recommended by CONCACAF. This knowledge will subsequently be filtered to referees, instructors and assessors through training and education.“Coming out of this we will surely see growth in the standard of refereeing in Guyana.”last_img read more

The Latest: Cavaliers plan to open training facility Friday

first_img___Soccer players in Spain are going back to their team’s training camps for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus outbreak.Players for Barcelona, Real Madrid and other clubs arrived for medical tests and to start preparing for the return to training this week.The majority did not wear masks or gloves. Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez were among those without masks when they drove into Barcelona’s training center. Antoine Griezmann, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic had masks on.Real Madrid players Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema arrived without masks like most of their teammates. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Parc des Princes has been operating as a support base for the charity in the Greater Paris region.PSG says club volunteers have helped charity staff “make, assemble and store hygiene kits and health equipment for those most at risk.” More than 2,000 people have benefited from hygiene and household kits.PSG president Nasser al-Khelaïfi says the charity’s “wide-ranging work in many fields is more essential than ever.”___Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says Premier League clubs have yet to settle on protocols to ensure a safe return to playing during the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the NBA team is going ahead with plans to open its training facility on Friday so players can individually work out. Bickerstaff said the team has been in contact with local and Ohio health officials to make sure it is following safety guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team’s year-round facility in Independence, Ohio has been closed since mid-March.Bickerstaff, who took over the Cavs when John Beilein stepped down in February midway through his first season, said the league has advised that any player and coach remain 12 feet apart while on the floor together.He said coaches will be required to wear masks and gloves. Bickerstaff said the workouts are voluntary and “no one is being pressured to do anything.”___Torino has announced that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 after the first run of medical tests were carried out on the team as it begins the return to training. The proposal is expected to be approved by the federation’s board on Thursday.Barcelona was leading the competition at the time it was suspended in March and will be declared champion.No teams will be relegated but the top two from the second division will be promoted.There will be no relegation in the third and fourth divisions but the promoted clubs will come from the winners of playoff matches played without fans.___ Club Brugge stands to be awarded the title and qualify for next season’s Champions League if the advice is confirmed. Brugge is currently 15 points ahead of second-place Gent with one game to go before the season-ending playoffs.___The Russian anti-doping agency plans to resume testing this month.CEO Yuri Ganus says testing will start again in the last 10 days of May with a “balanced, selective and focused” approach as the agency tries to make up for a lengthy stoppage.Testing was suspended at the end of March when Russian President Vladimir Putin asked people to stay home unless they were working in designated essential sectors. May 6, 2020 The Latest: Cavaliers plan to open training facility Friday Associated Press The International Golf Federation says the World Amateur Team Championships for men and women — scheduled over two weeks in October in Singapore — have been scratched. The tournament dates to 1958. It was moved in February from Hong Kong because of social unrest.The World Amateur Team is held every other year. The IGF decided not to postpone it until 2021 because of the effect it would create with scheduling problems. It next will be played in France in 2022.Also, the R&A says it has postponed until next year the inaugural Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship. It was scheduled for Sept. 3-6 in Buenos Aires. It now is scheduled for Sept. 2-5 in 2021.___The Spanish soccer federation is proposing an end to this season’s women’s league because of the coronavirus pandemic. Serie A players are set to resume practice this week under a strict set of guidelines amid the pandemic and Inter was slated to restart on Wednesday.But Inter’s Suning Center remains closed and is now expected to reopen at the end of the week.Inter’s team doctor was one of three Serie A physicians who were hospitalized with the virus.Most of the other Italian league clubs are resuming training on an individual basis this week before full team training restarts on May 18.___ It was reported last week that Dybala was still positive for the disease after several weeks of tests.Juventus and most of the other Serie A clubs are resuming training this week on an individual basis before full team training restarts on May 18.___The New Jersey Devils are donating 10,000 tickets for next season to health care workers with RWJBarnabas.The Devils also promised to donate two extra tickets for every season ticket member and plan holder who use credits they earned this year for next year.center_img The league is trying to find a way to resume in June but group practice sessions have not yet started.Purslow tells talkSPORT radio that “we haven’t got to the crucial protocols that relate to actually playing football. Until we crack the code of making our great contact sports safe then the conversation we’re having is hypothetical.”Aston Villa has joined Brighton and West Ham in expressing public opposition to the current “Project Restart” plan that would see all remaining games played at neutral stadiums.Purslow says “we have six home games left to play so any Villa fan would agree that giving up that advantage is a massive decision for somebody running Aston Villa and I certainly wouldn’t agree to that unless the circumstances are right.”Villa is in next-from-last place in the Premier League and two points from safety with 10 games remaining. Packers officials said the meals will be delivered to hospitals May 6-12 for Nurse Appreciation Week and will go to police and fire stations May 10-16 as part of Police Appreciation Week.The Packers also have provided $1.5 million in grants through the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.___Juventus has announced that forward Paulo Dybala has recovered from the new coronavirus.Juventus issued a brief statement Wednesday saying that Dybala’s two latest tests came back negative for COVID-19. The club says Dybala has “therefore recovered and will no longer be subjected to the home isolation regime.” Ganus says that during the stoppage “we have been carrying out all the work of a national anti-doping agency except for the testing.” That covers areas such as education, investigations and planning for future tests.Anti-doping work worldwide has come to a near-standstill during the coronavirus pandemic. That has raised fears that some athletes could take advantage and cheat.The Russian agency issued staff with disinfectant wipes and face masks before the stoppage and also offered athletes masks to wear while being tested.___The Turkish soccer league plans to resume on June 12, finish its season by the end of July and host the Champions League final in Istanbul in August. The club has not named the player but says he is asymptomatic and has been placed in quarantine.Most Serie A clubs are resuming training this week on an individual basis before full team training restarts on May 18.The teams have been allowed to do so under a strict set of guidelines, including testing players and staff.___The Green Bay Packers are teaming with American Family Insurance to provide $20,000 worth of ready-made meals to northeast Wisconsin’s front-line workers in the fight against the new coronavirus. Turkey suspended its soccer, basketball and volleyball leagues because of the coronavirus outbreak on March 20.Turkish soccer federation president Nihat Ozdemir says “we are aiming to end the season on July 26 by playing seven weekends and one weekday game.”Ozdemir says the games will be played without spectators and the Turkish health ministry and its scientific advisory council will determine the conditions and guidelines under which the games will go ahead.___Inter Milan has postponed the return of its players to the training field because not everyone on the team has been tested for the coronavirus. The Bundesliga was suspended with nine rounds remaining on March 13. The clubs had committed to finishing the season by the end of June.___Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes says all sporting competitions in the country will remain suspended until July 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer league says it will respect the national security council’s decision. The league recommended last month ending its season with the current standings declared final.The league says “the working group’s proposals will be presented to the Pro League clubs at the general assembly on May 15.” ___German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Bundesliga can resume this month amid the coronavirus pandemic.Merkel announced a loosening of a range of containment measures after meeting with the country’s 16 state governors. Pressure to relax the rules had been growing as the rate of daily infections in the country has dropped.Soccer in the country’s top two divisions will be able to resume without spectators and with a range of other conditions designed to prevent another outbreak. Players will be tested and teams will also have to spend time in quarantine before games can restart.The earliest the league can resume is May 16. The German soccer league is to hold a general meeting with the country’s 36 professional clubs in the top two divisions via video link on Thursday. The NHL team plans to use social media to honor front-line workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey and across the country. The tribute is called “Stick Taps at 7” and will be broadcast at 7 p.m. It will include videos of players, alumni, coaches, management, front office staff and others saluting doctors, nurses and health care workers.RJWBarnabas Health is a sponsor of the Devils.The owners of the team previously donated money and medical supplies to the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund. Josh Harris and David Blitzer are the managing partners of the Devils.___Two more international golf tournaments for amateurs have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The training centers of all clubs were disinfected in the last couple of days. All players and members of the coaching staff are going to be tested for COVID-19 before training can resume.Players will initially train individually. The league wants a training period of about a month before it can restart in empty stadiums. It hopes to resume sometime in June.___Paris Saint-Germain has donated 100,000 euros ($108,000) to the Action Against Hunger charity amid the coronavirus pandemic.The money provides charity workers helping those at risk with protective equipment such as surgical masks, goggles, gloves, gowns, gels and thermometers. The Croatian soccer federation says it wants to restart the season on May 30 with the cup semifinals.The country’s 10-team league is set to resume with all games in empty stadiums on June 6 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Croatian federation is led by former player and UEFA executive committee member Davor Suker. It says final approval must come from public authorities. Lower-level leagues will not be completed.Dinamo Zagreb leads the league by 18 points over Rijeka with 10 matches remaining.Four clubs are in contention for the runner-up spot and a place in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League. The head of the Australian Open says various contingency plans are being considered for the Grand Slam tournament scheduled for January 2021. They include scrapping it altogether because of the coronavirus pandemic or allowing just spectators from the host country.Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley tells the Australian Associated Press that the “worst-case scenario” is no tournament at all next year.Tiley is the Australian Open’s tournament director. He says organizers have “modeled everything” and tells AAP “our best-case scenario at this point is having an AO with players that we can get in here with quarantining techniques and Australian-only fans.”More than 30 sanctioned tennis tournaments have been postponed or canceled so far because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The French Open was moved from May to September and Wimbledon was called off entirely for the first time in 75 years.A decision on this year’s U.S. Open is expected in June.last_img read more

The Latest: 1 Michigan St, 2 Michigan athletes test positive

first_img Associated Press Hometown great Roger Federer was already set to miss the tournament where he worked as a ballboy and is the record 10-time champion. He ended his season this month to recover from knee surgery.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Texas started bringing football players back to campus for workouts on June 8. The school has also identified four other players who tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody.Kansas State officials reported Wednesday night that eight Wildcats athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 130 tested. The NCAA on Wednesday approved plans for an extended preseason to give teams more time to hold walk-throughs. With the coronavirus pandemic wiping out spring practice for most teams, along with the usual required summer activities for players such as weight training and film study, schools want to make up for lost preparation time.___Club rugby in Europe is set to resume on Aug. 22 after a five-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak with matches in the PRO14 league that contains teams Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and South Africa. A truncated regular season will be concluded by two rounds of matches where teams from the same nation play each other home and away to avoid cross-border travel.Semifinal matches will take place on Sept. 5 and the final on Sept. 12.PRO14 tournament director David Jordan says “we are very fortunate to be in a position where everyone involved is confident that we can conclude the season on the field of play.”The league has two conferences. Leinster and Ulster are the current top two in Conference A while Edinburgh and Munster are the top two in Conference B.___ Michigan also disclosed results from its testing. Sami Rifat, a physician with the athletic department, says the school has had two positive tests on athletes, out of 221 tests.“Both of those individuals were completely asymptomatic at the time of the testing. None of our staff have tested positive,” Rifat said in a video conference Thursday.Michigan State also said no athletic department staff members tested positive. One Michigan State athlete did not report to campus after testing positive at home last week.Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said if sports are played this fall, it would not be a normal season with capacity crowds at Michigan Stadium.“Will it be 50% or 30% or 20% or 10, or zero? I’m not sure,” Manuel said. “That’ll be a combination of listening to our public health officials, knowing what our stadium capacity can handle, given the direction that is put out by the governor’s office or the university.” Frost’s salary is $5 million this year. Hoiberg is set to earn $3 million.Frost is in his third year as head coach. He grew up in Wood River and was Cornhuskers quarterback in 1996-97. His father played football for the Huskers, and his mother was a standout on the track team and is in the school’s athletic hall of fame.Hoiberg is entering his second season at Nebraska. His parents are Nebraska graduates and his grandfather, Jerry Bush, was the Huskers’ men’s basketball coach from 1954-63. ___The University of Texas announced that 13 football players tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive, and contact tracing has 10 more in isolation. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan State’s athletic department says it conducted COVID-19 testing on 124 athletes on Monday, and one tested positive and will be isolated for 10 to 14 days. The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel wants to cancel its 50th anniversary edition in October because of the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say they told tour officials they would “prefer to cancel this year’s edition of the tournament in light of the current situation.”Tournament head Roger Brennwald says playing the event with no fans or with social distancing “have to be ruled out for us in Basel on economic grounds.”The ATP is expected to decide on its end-of-season indoor schedule in mid-July.Brennwald says “it looks like coronavirus is on match point and is set for victory.” The English club was informed of the positive test on Friday. That was the same day Norwich played Tottenham in a friendly ahead of the resumption of the Premier League.Norwich says Stiepermann has remained asymptomatic and has since taken two further tests that returned negative results.Norwich is in last place in the league and hosts Southampton on Friday in their first Premier League game back after the three-month suspension.One person has tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest round of checks. The Premier League announced that 1,541 tests had been conducted on players and club staff on June 15 and 16.___ The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its football media days online because of concerns about COVID-19.The ACC Football Kickoff was originally scheduled to be held at The Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been rescheduled for July 21-23 with coverage on the ACC Network. Commissioner John Swofford, each of the conference’s 14 head coaches and selected players will be featured. All 10 FBS conferences have now announced that their media days will be altered because of the pandemic, with most going virtual. The Big Ten has not made a final decision on its media days.___Norwich midfielder Marco Stiepermann has returned to training after self-isolating at home following a positive test for COVID-19. The Latest: 1 Michigan St, 2 Michigan athletes test positive June 18, 2020 Manuel also stood by comments he made previously that he couldn’t envision sports at Michigan without students being on campus.“If it’s declared that … our students can’t come back to campus for class, why would I ask a student-athlete to come back and participate in sports?” Manuel said. “It’s against how I think about our student-athletes. They are students first.”___Nebraska football coach Scott Frost and men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will donate a portion of their salaries to the athletic department’s general operating fund to help offset revenue shortfalls because of the coronavirus pandemic.The athletic department said in a statement Thursday the amount of the donations would be determined when the 2021 budget is closer to being finalized.last_img read more

Giannulli sentenced to 5 months in prison for role in college admissions scandal

first_imgAfter an investigation revealed that Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin paid $500,000 to secure their daughters’ admission to USC, both parents faced up to 20 years of prison time. Giannulli will serve 5 months and Loughlin awaits her sentencing. (Daily Trojan file photo) Since “Operation Varsity Blues,” USC parents involved in the scheme have faced a range of prison sentences. In late 2019, Devin Sloane, a USC parent who paid $250,000 for his son to be admitted has a fake water polo recruit, was sentenced to four months, and Jeffrey Bizzack, another USC parent who paid $250,000 for his son to be designated as a volleyball recruit, was sentenced to two months. Giannulli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud Friday. After his release, Giannulli must also complete 250 hours of community service and pay a $250,000 fine. He must report to prison by Nov. 19.  Though over 10 universities were implicated, USC was at the forefront of the scandal, having admitted the highest number of students through bribes and having some of the highest profile cases. In the wake of the scandal in March 2019, USC announced a variety of reforms related to increased oversight in the athletic admissions department and promptly fired those directly involved, including former senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and former head water polo coach Jovan Vavic. The couple paid $500,000 to secure their two daughters’ admission to USC. New documents also reveal that Olivia Jade, their younger daughter and a well-known YouTube personality, had known about the scheme and helped conceal information from her high school guidance counselor. Both daughters no longer attend USC.  Giannulli and Loughlin accepted a plea deal in May and admitted to conspiring with college admissions scandal mastermind and real estate mogul William “Rick” Singer to have their two daughters admitted to USC. For months, the couple denied their role in the scheme, saying they believed the bribe money they paid in installments had been legitimate donations to the University. center_img Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who earlier this year admitted to bribing admissions officials and procuring fake athletic recruiting profiles to have his two daughters attend USC, was sentenced Friday to five months in prison for his role in what a U.S. district court judge called “breathtaking fraud.”  His wife, actress Lori Loughlin, will be sentenced Friday afternoon by the same judge, Nathaniel M. Gorton, in U.S. district court for her part in the admissions scandal. Loughlin could face up to 20 years in prison, though federal prosecutors have recommended the “Full House” actress be sentenced to two months as they believe she played a lesser role than her husband.  Loughlin is expected to be sentenced Friday. In March 2019, both parents were arrested after an investigation from the FBI called “Operation Varsity Blues” found that wealthy executives and celebrities paid university officials large sums of money to admit their children to elite schools under false pretenses. In early July, the U.S. Department of Justice approved the couple’s request to reduce their bond from $1 million to $100,000.last_img read more

El Clasico: Special Cameras for Ronaldo, Messi

first_imgTo ensure that fans don’t miss out on any of the action, the fixture’s leading lights, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, will both be tracked by dedicated player cameras throughout the 90 minutes.Two cameras will get up-close and personal with the Portuguese striker and the Argentine forward, allowing supporters to feast their eyes on every last move made by the global stars. The same applies to the two men in the dugouts, with a pair of cameras set to be trained on Zinedine Zidane and Ernesto Valverde right from the first whistle.In an effort to make television viewers feel as if they were lapping up the action from a seat in the stands, the Bernabeu is also to be equipped with a virtual Be The Player camera, which features Intel’s 360° technology and represents a first for a LaLiga broadcast.This camera captures events from the player’s perspective, offering spectators the same view of the match as their heroes.Another new feature which is set to be rolled out is the Laser Wall, a virtual wall that provides viewers with a clearer picture in relation to whether players are located in offside positions.For the first time in La Liga history, El Clasico will be produced in its entirety in 4K-HDR resolution. In addition, the coverage will break new ground with the 30 cameras to be deployed representing a global record for a 4K broadcast.By way of contrast, in the 2017 UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff, 10 real-time 4K cameras were used, with the remainder being HD to 4K upgrades sourced from the HD broadcast.Meanwhile, Pay TV channel, SuperSport has promised that the match will be broadcast Live and in HD on SuperSport 7, as DStv viewers join some 650 million people in 188 countries around the world in watching.Also, the game is going to be aired live to subscribers on the GOtv MAX package.Speaking on the epic football duel, the General Manager, Marketing and Sales for MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. Martin Mabutho, said: “Every year, millions of people around the world tune in to watch the spectacle that is the ‘El Clasico’, a battle between two of the biggest Spanish clubs in world football. SuperSport has always ensured that Nigerians are not left out of the thrilling encounter and this year is no different. The clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be broadcast LIVE on SuperSport, and our viewers should tune in to find out who edges the other out: will it be Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  Live Action on DStv & GOtvSaturday’s encounter between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, the first Clasico of the 2017/18 campaign produced by Mediapro, will feature the use of technology befitting what is considered to be the greatest fixture in world football.The game’s biggest two clubs go head-to-head at the Santiago Bernabeu in a contest that will be beamed live to followers in 182 countries. The millions of television viewers will be made to feel as if they were at the game themselves thanks to the ground-breaking technology in place for the eagerly anticipated showdown.last_img read more