RelatedPosts Ex-IAAF boss bags two-year jail term Ex-IAAF boss, Diack faces four-year jail term Ex-IAAF boss Diack’s trial to start June 8 Lamine Diack, the former head of World Athletics, told a French court on Thursday he had slowed the handling of Russian doping cases between 2011 and 2013 to save a sponsorship deal with a Russian bank.The 87-year-old said he had not sought to protect the athletes caught up in the scandal, some of whom later competed in the London 2012 Olympics, but to ensure the cases did not come to public attention all at once. This, he said, would have caused a scandal.Diack, once one of the most influential men in athletics, faces charges of corruption, money laundering and breach of trust.The charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.The former long-jumper has consistently denied wrongdoing.“Who took the decision to spread out the [sanction procedures]? It was me,” Diack told the court’s three judges. “Everyone said I was taking a risk, but it didn’t stop us from quietly working on doping.“When the Russian cases arose, we were going through a difficult moment financially. My duty was to make sure the IAAF got out of it.”Prosecutors allege Diack solicited bribes totalling €3.45 million (£3.1 million) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and let them continue competing.They also say Diack obtained $1.5 million (£1.2 million) of Russian funds while negotiating sponsorship and television rights to help finance Macky Sall’s campaign for the 2012 Senegal presidential election, in exchange for slowing anti-doping procedures.Diack told the court the Russian bank renewed its sponsorship contract worth $32 million (£25 million) in February 2013. Earlier this week, Habib Cisse, Diack’s former lawyer at the IAAF, renamed as World Athletics, told the court the IAAF could have survived financially without its Russian sponsors.Tags: Lamine DiackLondon 2012 OlympicsWorld Athletics
“Today it’s mask laws. Tomorrow it will be mandatory vaccines. What happen to my body my choice? Guess that only applies when killing babies or something… How convenient..,” one donator commented.The page, which was created on Wednesday, has raised nearly $6,500 as of Thursday evening. Traficante says the goal is to raise $10,000.Martin County officials have not commented about the page or Traficante’s plan to fight the mask order. She explains that all of the money donated will be used towards the lawsuit and attorney fees against the county, as well as for any appeals.Anti-mask GoFundMe page A Martin County woman has created a GoFundMe page, with the goal of paying for a lawsuit against the county, after officials there passed a mask ordinance earlier this week.“We cannot allow our local government to be involved in the gross disregard for our basic individual rights. This has to stop and we need to stand together and firm against this tyranny,” Kaye Traficante, the organizer, wrote.
MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at email@example.com. Bio ELLSWORTH — As the hours of sunlight have dwindled, so too has the number of events on the fall sports schedule. Following two championship events over the weekend, that number has now been reduced to zero.The Hancock County fall sports season concluded Saturday afternoon with the New England cross-country championships in Manchester, N.H., and the Class D North championship football game in Hampden. Two local teams’ participation in those events marked the end of what’s been a solid start 2018-19 across the board for local schools.“It’s just so hard to believe the whole season already come and gone so fast,” said Louie Luchini, head coach of the Ellsworth cross-country team. “If you’re still competing in November, that’s a sign that you’re having a great year.”At Ellsworth High School, Luchini’s girls’ squad received a warm sendoff as it traveled south to compete in New Englands. The scene was a festive one as the Eagles, who had won county, regional and state titles as well as the Class B Good Sportsmanship Award, were given a warm reception ahead of their journey.Members of the Ellsworth girls’ cross-country team show off their Good Sportsmanship Award banner and state, regional and county championship trophies Nov. 10 at Ellsworth High School. The team left town later Saturday morning to compete in the New England championships in Manchester, N.H. ELLSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCaitlin MacPherson placed 123rd for Ellsworth to finish in the top half of the 261-runner field. The Eagles were one of the smallest schools competing in a loaded competition that included teams of all sizes from every New England state except Massachusetts.“It was a great experience for the girls to go up against those elite runners from bigger schools,” Luchini said. “Even in states, you’re competing mostly against the same schools you have all season. It was nice to mix it up a little bit against strong competition.”Just as has been the case for Ellsworth’s previous meets during championship season, the conditions at Manchester’s Derryfield Park were muddy and tough for runners. Yet the state of the course and dull weather didn’t hinder the Eagles, for whom every runner finished the race.“This was mostly a great reward for what’s been an awesome season this year,” Luchini said. “We were solely focused on winning states, and it was actually kind of funny because some of them didn’t even know there was a meet after states. It was fun to go down there and experience that.”Just a few hours later, the Bucksport football team took to the turf at Hampden Academy for its much-awaited Class D North championship game showdown with top-seeded Foxcroft. The game was a chance for the Golden Bucks to avenge their only loss of the season, a 21-20 home defeat against the Ponies on Sept. 22.Bucksport players bring down Foxcroft’s Matt Spooner during the Class D North championship football game Nov. 10 in Hampden. The Golden Bucks’ two defeats this year came against Foxcroft. RICK MCHALE PHOTOUnfortunately for second-ranked Bucksport, Foxcroft (10-0) continued its recent dominance of Class D North by posting a 43-26 victory. The Ponies rushed for nearly 400 yards in the win.Senior Carter Tolmasoff led Bucksport (8-2) on offense with 122 rushing yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Brady Findlay provided two touchdown passes — both to Tyson Gray — and Luke Wardwell added a 41-yard rushing score.Foxcroft advanced to the state championship with the win. The Ponies will face off against Southern Maine No. 1 seed Wells (11-0), which has won back-to-back Gold Balls and a state-best 27 straight games, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the University of Maine’s Alfond Stadium. Wells defeated Foxcroft 45-0 in last year’s Class D title game.The fall season closes for all teams with the remaining state championship games next Saturday, Nov. 17, at Portland’s Fitzpatrick Stadium. Top seeds Portland (9-1) and Thornton Academy (10-0) will face off in Class A at 11 a.m., after which Nokomis (7-4) and Fryeburg (10-1) will clash in Class C at 2:30 p.m. Brunswick (8-3) and Marshwood (10-1) will play for the Class B crown at 6:30.In a change from past years, the state title games will not be televised on WABI.Update: The Class D championship game between Foxcroft and Wells has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts
Published on June 19, 2016 at 12:58 am Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Sam4TR Class of 2016 defensive end Gabriel Sherrod will no longer transfer to Syracuse, according to Scout.com.The Delaware State graduate transfer announced his commitment to the Orange in late February, but four months later backed out.The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Sherrod committed to SU hours after Syracuse dismissed redshirt freshman defensive end Kenny Carter, which accentuated the problem Sherrod was trying to solve.The transfer was supposed to help a defensive line unit that had lost a lot: Ron Thompson left early for the NFL Draft, Donnie Simmons ran out of eligibility and Luke Arciniega chose to end his career. Between those three players, SU is tasked with replacing 87 tackles (20 for loss), 12 sacks and eight forced fumbles at the defensive end position.Last season, Sherrod ranked second in all of the Football Championship Subdivision with 2.3 tackles for loss per game (25 total). In nine starts in 2014, Sherrod had 46 total tackles, 7.5 for a loss, and five sacks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU returns redshirt freshman Jake Pickard and recently shifted two players to the position, redshirt junior Trey Dunkelberger from tight end and freshman Kenneth Ruff from linebacker.Track the entire Class of 2016 here. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlina Branscombe used to suffer from opioid addiction. She started using heroin at age 19. Her 20s were spent in and out of rehab. She made her way to Alpena 6 years ago with one last chance for rehab. She ended up cleaning up her act with the help of Geneva French, a Substance Abuse Therapist. Today, Alina, is 6 years sober, a college graduate, a mother of two boys, and inspiration for those battling addictions. She spoke with A-H-S health classes about her journey and ways to get help. The biggest thing both her and French said was to not keep addiction a secret. Whether it’s a friend or family member, seek help.Here are a few links to seek help if you or a loved one is suffering from addiction…http://www.alpenasunrisecentre.org/https://www.recovery.org/browse/alpena-mi/https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Senior Citizens Learn Hands-On CPR TrainingNext Field Trip Friday Goes On Their Biggest Adventure Yet!