Russia banned: What next for Russian athletes and country after WADA’s four-year ban?

first_img WATCH US LIVE Colin DCunha The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Beijing Winter Olympics of 2022 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar – these are the major tournaments that Russia are slated to miss after the country was handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The four-year ban was handed after Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over in January 2019. After serving a three-year suspension for a state-sponsored doping scandal, Russia was reinstated in 2018. However, after the most recent ban by WADA, Russia has been banned from competing in any and every major sporting events for a period of four years. Russia are likely to be eligible to return to major international competitions in early 2024.  LIVE TV Also Read | MASSIVE: WADA Bans Russia From All Major Sporting Events Including Olympics For 4 Years Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 17:37 IST Russia Banned: What Next For Russian Athletes And Country After WADA’s Four-year Ban? Russia banned: The World Anti-Doping Agency handed a four-year ban to Russia on Monday. Russian athletes are now barred from the upcoming major tournaments. SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Written By Russia bannedThere was some reprieve for the Russian athletes after the Russia doping scandal. Athletes who can prove they have no links to the doping scandal will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag in the aforementioned international tournaments. RUSADA also has a period of three weeks to appeal against the ban. If they choose to appeal, the matter will be handed over to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Also Read | Deepika, Tejaswini, Chinki Included In TOP Scheme For Tokyo OlympicsWADA bans Russia: What the four-year ban means for Russian athletesThe 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang saw 168 Russians participate in 15 different sports. However, athletes from Russia will not be allowed to participate in the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne or the 2020 Summer Youth Games in Dakar. Aside from the myriad major tournaments mentioned above, Russia will also be barred by WADA from any world championship organised by any of the signatories of its World Anti-Doping Code. Furthermore, no official or representative of the Russian government will be allowed to attend these events.Also Read | WADA Meet With Russia’s Sporting Fate In Their HandsRussia doping scandal: Euro 2020, Champions League 2021 unaffectedRussia will, however, continue to participate in the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament. The Euro quarter-final with St. Petersburg as the venue and the 2021 Champions League final also due to be held in St. Petersburg are also unlikely to be affected. Finally, Russia will also not be able to throw their hat in the ring to host the 2032 Summer Olympics even if the bidding process falls within the four-year window.Also Read | WADA Compliance Arm To Rule On Russia Doping Data Next Month COMMENT FOLLOW US First Published: 9th December, 2019 17:37 ISTlast_img read more

Little Silver Council OKs Liquor Guidelines

first_imgThe ordinance limits the number of barstools to one stool per four dining seats or to one stool for every two feet of bar counter. The maximum capacity of the bar/lounge area will be limited to a maximum of 100 patrons, restricting it to no more than 50 seats, not more than 25 stools and standing capacity of no more than 25.Outdoor dining and serving of drinks and outdoor music would not be permitted, and the location must have food service in its interior during all hours of operation, among the other requirements and stipulations detailed in the ordinances.“This was two years in the making. This wasn’t done lightly,” Galante noted of the ordinances for the small audience on hand for the ordinance public hearing and final vote.Officials explained there are no current plans to build and open a business that would use this license. The borough plan, Neff explained, is to reach out to the state Division of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) about conducting some sort of auction or bidding process for potential purchases of the license. By John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – Details governing the borough’s first-ever consumption liquor license were approved at Monday’s Borough Council meeting.The council passed two ordinances, laying out the parameters for the license and constraints for the future establishment.“We’re trying to do this in the best and safest way we can,” said Mayor Robert C. Neff Jr.Under the conditions in the approved ordinance, any future restaurant/bar would have to be established in the borough’s commercially zoned areas and would have to pass muster with the borough Planning Board and local zoning requirements before it can be established, according to Councilman Donald Galante. Any potential buyer would also have to meet all the stringent requirements the ABC has in place, officials added. And the eventual owner would have up to one year to open an establishment for the license’s use. It couldn’t be held as what is commonly called a “pocket license,” an inactive license, Galante explained.In response to an audience question, Galante noted liquor licenses around the state cost anywhere from $350,000 “to even a million (dollars).” But “we’re in uncharted waters here,” given the borough, as far as anyone can remember, has never had an on-premise, commercial consumption liquor license, Neff said.A majority of voters cast ballots last November on a referendum to allow the community to allow its first consumption license. Two previous attempts to pass a voter referendum, in 1976 and then in 1981, were unsuccessful.The idea, according to borough resident Matt Kelly, who spearheaded the initiative, was to allow for a family-style location where residents can gather following local sporting and other borough events.As it currently stands, the borough has two retail licenses, one for the Little Silver Bottle Shop, 497 Prospect Ave., which sells beer and wine as well as spirits; and the Acme supermarket, 507 Prospect Ave., which is permitted to sell only unrefrigerated beer and wine. Diners are allowed to bring their own beer and wine to local restaurants.Under current state regulations, municipalities are allowed to issue new licenses for every 3,000 residents. With its current population at roughly 5,950, Little Silver is allowed only the one consumption license.last_img read more

Tower Hotel owner nabbed in Jamaica on cocaine trafficking charges

first_img…US seeking extraditionGuyanese businessman, Shervington Lovell, has been arrested in Jamaica for suspected drug trafficking. This was confirmed by a source close to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). Lovell is the owner of Tower Hotel on Main Street, Georgetown.Arrested: Shervington LovellIt was reported that Lovell, who had been under CANU’s radar and that of international investigators for a lengthy period, was arrested along with two others as soon as they arrived in Jamaica on a flight from Guyana.Guyana Times understands that the hotelier is expected to face several charges of drug trafficking along with money laundering.A vessel, purportedly owned by Lovell, was also intercepted which is suspected to be used by the businessman to ship the illicit drugs from Jamaica to St Maarten.According to reports, authorities in the United States have filed eradication proceedings for Lovell in connection with drug trafficking to the US.A CANU source has confirmed that Lovell and several other persons have been under the agency’s radar since 2010.last_img read more

Crabs fall despite Butler’s dominate day

first_imgDavonte Butler pitched a no-hitter through seven innings but it wasn’t enough for the Humboldt Crabs as its offense never got going in a 2-1 loss to the visiting Seattle Studs, Saturday night at the Arcata Ball Park.Despite an eight-strikeout, four-walk no-hitter through seven innings from Butler the Crabs couldn’t keep the Studs off the board as a pair of errors — two pass balls which escaped Crabs catcher Aidan Morris — advanced the Studs’ Antonio Henrickson to third base with one out.A few …last_img

Think Pedestrian – and save lives

first_imgNelson Mandela Foundation CEO AchmetDangor urged the nation to support theThink Pedestrian campaign.(Image: Kgopi Mabotja) The bright green Think Pedestrian logowill soon be seen all around South Africa.(Image: Think Pedestrian)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sam MonarengDept of transport communications, media+27 12 309 3970 or +27 83 326 1521RELATED ARTICLES• Bikers hit the road for Mandela Day• Professional edge for traffic officers• SA’s first green transport service• Cape Town’s transport system lauded• Gautrain’s Pretoria route rolls outKgopi MabotjaA new campaign, driven by the UN and backed by local companies, has been launched with the aim of improving the safety situation on South Africa’s roads, by changing the behaviour of both pedestrian and vehicle road users.The Think Pedestrian campaign is expected to run for a decade, and hopes are high that it will curb the rising number of road deaths in South Africa, attributed to negligence on the side of motorists as well as pedestrians.The initiative is driven globally by the UN. With the slogan Together we can save millions of lives it is aimed at mobilising all nations to unite in promoting road safety.In South Africa, Think Pedestrian is endorsed by logistics company Eqstra and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, in support of Nelson Mandela Day.Central to its objectives is to stabilise and reduce road incidents by educating drivers and pedestrians about road safety.The Think Pedestrian initiative will be piloted in the high-risk provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.Light at the end of the tunnelSpeaking at the launch on 11 April at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele said road fatalities are on the increase, with pedestrians accounting for more than 40% of deaths.It is estimated that there are 40 accidents a day on the country’s routes, and 14 000 a year.However, said Ndebele, South Africa is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.The number of road crashes over the Easter weekend, traditionally a dangerous time to be out and about, dropped to 181 from 215 in 2011. This is according to the Easter 2012 preliminary statistics released by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).Ndebele commended motorists for applying caution and for driving in a sober state over the Easter weekend.“In this regard, we would like to compliment all road users who adhered to the rules of the road, as well as all our law enforcement officers and the emergency services personnel who went beyond the call of duty,” he said.Whilst he expressed delight in the progress made, he warned that there is still a long route ahead in making the country’s roads safer. He urged road users to help the government to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing road fatalities by half.To support Think Pedestrian, the minister announced that more than 1 000 motorists and pedestrians will be screened every month for alcohol compliance, as laid out in the National Rolling Enforcement Plan.Ndebele urged community members to join road safety councils in their area which have been initiated by the Department of Transport.“They aim to work with communities in inculcating a culture of responsibility with regard to the use of the road.”They are also tasked with identifying road safety hazards within their communities, and get people interested in helping to resolve them. By so doing, the department hopes to instil a sense of community ownership.Changing road user behaviourEqstra MD Murray Price said the campaign will consist of a range of road awareness campaigns designed to change road user behaviour for the better.“The problem is not about how good or bad drivers and pedestrians are; attitude is the problem. We have to educate our people about the importance of observing the rules of the road,” he said. “We can save lives by doing so.”Price pointed out that there is a task team which will identify accident hotspots across the country’s roads as the campaign spreads to other provinces.“We will be guided by the Department of Transport in identifying these places. From there we can evaluate the root cause of the problem.”He said Eqstra, as a fleet management and logistics company, has a responsibility to contribute to the reduction of road death statistics. Part of the campaign will include installing road signage and speed bumps, and patching potholes in line with the respective needs in every area.A golf tournament will be launched soon to raise funds in order to sustain the campaign.“It will be played annually until the 10-year period lapses,” he said.Adding to Price’s sentiments, the acting manager of RTMC, Collins Letsoalo, said road safety awareness campaigns run on an annual basis are already underway to support the Think Pedestrian campaign.One of the campaigns supported by the RTMC is Think Bike, an NGO run entirely by volunteers.Under the slogan Raising awareness, saving lives, it speaks for road users such as runners, walkers and bikers, and is aimed at encouraging motorists to be considerate and tolerant of two-wheeled road users.Dr Francis Kasolo, representing the UN, stated that South Africa is setting the pace in that it’s launched the campaign a year earlier than numerous other countries.“That shows the commitment of the government to road safety,” he said.last_img read more

API of the Week: The InfoChimps API

first_imgRelated Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? trstrank gets the trstrank and trstquotient for a given Twitter userstronglinks finds all of the Strong Links of a given Twitter userinfluence finds the level of in?uence for a given Twitter usewordbag finds the words most associated with a given Twitter useword_stats gets basic statistics associated with a given word on Twitterconversations create data frame of recent conversations between two Twitter userdemographics gather demographic data for a given IP address from the U.S. Censusip_geo IP address geo-locationcensus gathers U.S. Census data for a given IP addressdomain returns domain information for a given domainIf you’re looking for a bit more information about how you can monkey with this data via the API, check out our article Infochimps Query API is Bananas. Tags:#APIs#hack Today InfoChimps released Infochimpy, a Python client library for the Infochimps API. It’s based on Tweepy, a Python library for the Twitter API.The Infochimps API, launched last year, gives developers access to the many data sets such as archived Twitter conversations and U.S. Census information.Here are the API calls available trough the Python library: Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

Premier Badminton League: Sachin Tendulkar now co-owner of Bengaluru Blasters

first_imgCricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday ventured into the world of badminton as co-owner of Premier Badminton League (PBL) franchise “Bengaluru Blasters” alongside Tollywood film stars including Chiranjeevi.”Sachin, Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Allu Aravind, besides myself – we all have formed a consortium and invested in Bengaluru Blasters,” team Co-Owner and businessman Nimmagadda Prasad told reporters in Bengaluru.This is the second venture of the consortium that owns Kerala Blasters, a part of the Indian Super League football tournament.Asked about the stakes picked up by the consortium members, Prasad denied to share details on it, but said he would disclose the details at an opportune time.”For now we will not disclose the breakup of investments made by the members of the consortium, but would disclose it at an opportune time,” he said.Asked whether it is a riskier affair to enter into badminton league which has not taken off as expected compared to Pro-Kabbadi, Prasad said the investors have bought the team considering the risk factors involved and with a desire to raise the standards of the sport in India.”When it comes sport, every entrepreneur faces this challenge. Let me tell you, sir, this is not a venture for making profits, but to raise the standards of badminton in India,” he said.Asked to comment on Tendulkar’s presence as a Co-owner of the team, national coach Pullela Gopichand said the maestro’s presence will not only boost the morale of players, but bring in more spectators.Speaking on the occasion, Tendulkar said given the recent wave of success for India in badminton globally, it is right time to help grow the sport exponentially.advertisement”Badminton is the epitome of fitness, flexibility, agility and skill and its adoption will contribute to Indias path to fitness. Im excited to be part of Bengaluru Blasters team and wish them the very best for the upcoming season,” he said.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd make opening bid for Juventus attacker Douglas Costa

first_imgMan Utd make opening bid for Juventus attacker Douglas Costaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have failed with a bid for Juventus attacker Douglas Costa.RAI Sport says United have submitted a €60m (£54m) offer for Juventus star Douglas Costa.United have tabled a bid with the Italian giants as they look to prise the Brazilian away from Serie A.However, initial reports claim Juve have knocked back the opening offer with his current contract running until June 2022.The 28-year-old winger would provide caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, or the new manager in the summer, with further choice on the flanks with Alexis Sanchez failing to live up to expectations.

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24 days agoSean Longstaff says Newcastle away support deserved better

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sean Longstaff says Newcastle away support deserved betterby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff says the away support deserved better after their thrashing at Leicester City.Longstaff hailed the travelling fans who still cheered even after Leicester’s fifth went in with Newcastle down to ten men with Isaac Hayden having been sent off.“The away fans travelled again. We should never put them in the position where they’re cheering just for the sake of it,” said Longstaff. “It’s a tough one. The first half, we go a goal behind, but we’re still getting into some all right positions. The sending off kills the game, but still, the second half is embarrassing.“It’s hard for the fans to take. It’s a Sunday night, late game, miles away from home. They were still singing at the end. We can’t thank them enough for what they bring.” last_img read more