WADA to monitor anti-doping activity in coronavirus-hit area

first_img The advice follows WADA’s announcement last month that the Chinese Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) will resume testing following a temporary suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak. WADA said CHINADA would resume its testing programme, suspended on February 3 amid the outbreak of a virus which has killed more than 3,300 people, on a “phased basis”. Priority will be given to testing elite-level athletes from “higher-risk categories and sports”, WADA added. Last week, WADA cancelled its upcoming Annual Symposium in Lausanne after Switzerland banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people because of the coronavirus outbreak. Read Also:Russia to host 2023 Super Cup despite WADA objection WADA confirmed the annual event, due to be held at the SwissTech Convention Center on March 17 and 18, would not take place and will not be rescheduled. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said it will closely monitor testing activity in regions affected by coronavirus to detect any possible “gaps” that may need to be addressed. WADA director general Olivier Niggli The organisation has also called on Anti-Doping Organizations (ADO) worldwide to prioritise health and safety while protecting the integrity of doping control programmes. If it is determined that there has been an absence or diminished level of testing on athletes in areas of higher risk, WADA says this information will be conveyed on to the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, as well as any other ADO with a major event in the coming months, which would benefit from such information to adjust their testing programmes accordingly. This includes the Pre-Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Task Force, which is being led by the International Testing Agency. “WADA continues to watch the evolving COVID-19 situation closely with particular regard to how the virus may impact the conduct of anti-doping testing activity worldwide,” WADA director general Olivier Niggli said in a statement. “To that end, WADA urges all ADOs to follow the advice of local health authorities to ensure proper protection of athletes and doping control personnel; while, protecting the integrity of doping control programmes, particularly in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.” Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Sectional Scores (2-27)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball Sectional ScoresTuesday  (2-27)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ GreensburgBatesville  66     Rushville  43Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Southwestern HanoverSouthwestern  69     South Ripley  53North Decatur  49     Milan  43Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Southwestern ShelbyJac-Cen-Del  55     Southwestern  42Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus EastColumbus North  81     Shelbyville  69Bloomington South  62     Bloomington North  48last_img

New online marketplace exclusively for Trojans

first_imgStudents looking to buy or sell books, furniture or housing online have an abundance of options, but USC’s Undergraduate Student Government is attempting to make the process safer and more streamlined with Tommy’s List, an online classified ads website designed specifically for USC students.A Trojan version of Craigslist, Tommy’s List allows only students with a “usc.edu” email address to post and respond to classified listings.“We loved Craigslist’s simple ideology and clear-cut categories,” said Chris Cheng, USG’s director of outreach. “We wanted that but just for USC students, so that we can have a safe market place — something for our own little niche.”USG’s communication department created Tommy’s List for students to safely buy and sell books, electronics, tickets and other goods within the USC community, and to make all transactions on campus, with no shipping costs.“It’s such a great idea, you can look for anything from jobs to internships,” said Paige Hill, the senior director of communications for USG. “It just makes things easier for students. It’s not as broad as other sites, you can know who you’re buying from and you don’t have to drive far.”Cheng also suggested that the site could be an alternative source for students to buy secondhand textbooks.“People will still go to bookstore but they do run out of books a lot,” said Cheng. “This is a way to make a more convenient change for the students if they don’t want to pay a store price and want a trusted seller.”Though the site was created in the spring, USG only recently began publicizing it.“After the [student government] elections last semester we never got to have a huge promotional push,” Cheng said. “And this year I was wondering whatever happened with that site. I brought it up and it worked and was good to go, so we started the campaign this week.”USG plans to continue to promote the site, which currently contains about a dozen listings, through fliers and promotional boards.But with websites such as Craigslist, Uloop and Facebook marketplace, some students question whether Tommy’s List is necessary or effective.“It’s a cool idea but I’m not sure how viable it is since Craigslist is available and massive in its scope,” said John Hervey, a senior majoring in political science. “I probably wouldn’t use it.”Other students, however, said the exclusivity of Tommy’s List would be a welcome safety measure.“That’s a great idea, I would definitely use it, especially for schoolbooks,” said Cheyenne Pierce, a graduate student in the School of Social Work, who said she already uses other online classifieds sites. “Craigslist is too broad. This sounds more safe, especially for a lot of the freshmen who are not from this state and don’t know the area.”last_img read more

Clippers assistant GM Trent Redden to remain with team after meeting with Pelicans

first_img“When you walk into the building, there’s a spirit, there’s an energy that just sort of encapsulates you,” Winger said before Game 4 of the first-round playoff series at Staples Center last week. “You feel like you’re not part of something any other organization knows. It’s refreshing, it’s really unique. It makes you feel like you have meaning, like you have some purpose, and I like that.”Redden has been an assistant GM with the Clippers since shortly after leaving Cleveland in 2017. When Griffin didn’t come to terms on a new deal to stay on as the Cavaliers’ top basketball executive, Redden left the organization. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 But Redden, like Winger, elected to stay put with a franchise that has high aspirations entering this offseason. The Clippers’ front office will remain intact after assistant General Manager Trent Redden decided to remain in L.A. after meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans about a high-ranking job, as was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and confirmed by a league source.Redden will continue his work with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, President Lawrence Frank and GM Michael Winger, who recently turned down a chance to interview for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ president of basketball operations position.Earlier this month, the Pelicans – whose new executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin worked closely with Redden when they were with the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning the 2016 NBA championship – were granted permission to discuss a senior front-office role with Redden.Related Articleslast_img read more

UCA’s Smith, McNeese’s Dunn and Hicks Named Southland Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Breylin Smith and McNeese’s Darion Dunn and D’Andre Hicks are the Southland Football Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Smith claimed his second consecutive Offensive Player of the Week honor after leading the Bears (7-2, 5-1 SLC) to an impressive 45-17 road victory over Lamar. The sophomore tipped the efficiency charts, converting 30-of-37 pass attempts for four touchdowns and 434 yards. He also added in a trio of carries and a rushing touchdown in the UCA victory to keep the Bears in first place among Southland standings. Smith and the Central Arkansas squad will look to push their win streak to five games at home this Saturday at 3 p.m. CT against Southeastern Louisiana.Dunn nabbed his first Defensive Player of the Week award this season after boosting the Cowboys (6-4, 4-3 SLC) to a 30-20 win at home over Northwestern State. The junior locked down the McNeese defense with four tackles, two pass breakups and a pair of interceptions. Dunn’s impressive play came in the Cowboys’ home finale and marks their third consecutive victory.Hicks registered his first Special Teams honor after returning a pair of kicks for the Cowboys for 122 yards and one touchdown Saturday against NSU. The sophomore’s score came on a 96-yard kickoff return, pulling McNeese within one point (7-6) just 13 seconds after the Demons first touchdown. Hicks and the Cowboys will return to action this Saturday on the road against Nicholls in a 3 p.m. kickoff.Offensive Player of the Week: Breylin Smith, Central Arkansas – R-So. – Quarterback – Conway, Ark.Smith was nearly flawless, completing 30 of 37 passes (81%) for a career-high 434 yards and 4 touchdowns in three quarters of action. The sophomore completed five passes of 25+ yards to 10 different receivers, while also adding in a rushing touchdown. Smith led the No. 9/10 Bears to a season-high 505 yards of total offense, averaging 7.4 yards per play.Honorable Mention: Julien Gums, Nicholls; Cody Orgeron, McNeese; Devonte Williams, Southeastern La.Defensive Player of the Week: Darion Dunn, McNeese – Jr. – Cornerback – Oakdale, La.Dunn completed a pair of interceptions in McNeese’s 30-20 win over Northwestern State this past Saturday. His two picks led to 10-total points for the Cowboys. Dunn’s first interception sparked a seven-play drive for McNeese that resulted in a field goal to close the NSU lead to 10-9. His final interception of the game came late in the third quarter on the Cowboys’ 46-yard line, igniting a 21-point McNeese run. The junior cornerback now has a pair of two-interception games this season.Honorable Mention: Sully Laiche, Nicholls; Ferlando Jordan, Southeastern La.; Cameron Godfrey; Central Arkansas Special Teams Player of the Week: D’Andre Hicks, McNeese – So. – Kick Returner – Punta Gorda, Fla.Hicks produced McNeese’s first score of the game on a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, marking his first of the season and his first since the Cowboys’ 2018 season finale against Lamar. Hick’s return stands as the fourth-longest in school history. He concluded the contest with a pair of returns for 122 yards and a 61-yard return average for the evening.Honorable Mention: Hayden Ray, Central Arkansas; Austin Dunlap, Southeastern La.; Enrique Carmona, LamarSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

NU fends off FEU for 1-0 lead in PVL Finals

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Aiko Urdas delivered a pair of clutch hits for NU and FEU committed a couple of costly errors from Heather Guinoo and Celine Domingo to end Game 1.Sato added 12 points while Jasmine Nabor had 46 excellent sets. Urdas finished with eight points and 16 digs.Czarina Carandang paced the Lady Tamaraws, who were without team captain Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, with 17 points.Pons and Atienza are focused on playing for FEU in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament and likely to miss Game 2 as well.ADVERTISEMENT After frustrating him in NCAA, Thompson looks to turn tables on Amer in PBA Santiago, who averaged 26 points per game in the semifinals, picked up where she left off with 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces. “The game was a bit tight but I give it to the evolution of the team,” said NU coach Babes Castillo. “They played a bit relaxed under pressure, though, they have yet to find the balance between being relaxed and assertive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We will try our best to win. Hopefully, very, very convincingly. We have to limit our errors, we want to be more intelligent and organized,” Castillo said.The Lady Bulldogs blew a big lead twice. The last instance was in the fourth set where the Lady Tamaraws rose from six points down, 21-15, to tie the match at 22 after Risa Sato’s attempt went out. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its record unblemished but not after overcoming a gritty stand by Far Eastern University, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Finals Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jaja Santiago dominated anew for the Lady Bulldogs, who shoot for a finals sweep and a perfect season in Game 2 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Family of burnt infant seeks public assistance

first_imgThe family of 20-month-old Ranveer Oselmo is seeking public assistance for the infant because he has suffered severe burn injuries that have left him in dire need of medical attention not available in Guyana.The infant was, on Monday last, rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after his body was accidentally set on fire at home. Reports are that heBurnt infant Ranveer Oselmohad somehow found his way next to a kerosene stove, which toppled over, causing fuel to be spilt on his body, thereby resulting in the blaze.He was admitted to the GPHC, but doctors at that medical institution discovered that he had sustained deep second degree burns over 35 per cent of his body, necessitating priority treatment to save his life which is offered only in the United States. This is as he has no usable skin remaining to graft burnt parts of his body.Family members of the young burn victim have reached out to the Saving Hands Emergency Aid (SHEA) organization, which has quickly adopted his cause as its most recent charity.SHEA is appealing to the public to lend a helping hand to young Ranveer’s cause by making donations towards offsetting the expenses to be incurred in transferring Ranveer to the US for urgent care. These expenses include airfare for the transport of the infant and his caregivers, as well as the cost to undergo the necessary medical procedures.Persons willing to make a donation can do so through the organization’s online platform via the link: http://savinghandsemergencyaid.org/ranveeroselmoSHEA would like to assure potential donors that the organization is a publicly funded charity which is managed by volunteers, and that 100 percent of all contributions will be directed towards the mission of saving the life of young Ranveer.last_img read more

Flyers wrap up season with team awards

first_imgMost dedicated player – Todd Alexander Best Defensive player – David Alexander Most Gentlemantly player – Jeff Fast Most popular player – Tyler Loney Advertisement The Fort St. John senior Flyers held their year-end banquet and awards night on the weekend. Once again leading the way for the Flyers was Kip Noble, who repeated as the team’s top scorer, as well as MVP of the regular season.  Noble posted an impressive 66 points (18+48) in 24 regular season games, before suffering a major injury in game 4 of the semi-finals against Spirit River, and returning only for the final game of the McKenzie Cup. Award winners include: – Advertisement -Regular season MVP – Kip Noble Playoff MVP – Ian Munro Rookie of the year – Jeff Shipton Advertisement The Flyers posted a 24-1-1 record in the regular season, winning both the Lawrence Cup (as NPHL regular season champs) and their first Campbell Cup (as NPHL playoff champs). Congratulations to all of the Flyers, and good luck in the 2010 Allan Cup season.last_img read more

Everton want AC Milan midfielder – but they are not the only ones

first_img1 Juraj Kucka in action for AC Milan Everton are interested in AC Milan midfielder Juraj Kucka, but face competition for his signature from Torino.The 30-year-old Slovakia international appears to be edging towards the exit door at the San Siro and has plenty of admirers around Europe.According to Tutto Mercato, Torino are eying a deal for the 30-year-old but are aware of Everton’s intent of bringing him to the Premier League.Kucka has featured regularly for the Italian giants this season, scoring four times in 30 appearances.The Slovakian has been capped 54 times for his country and is expected to move on this summer, with Everton eyeing a potential deal for the influential midfielder.last_img

Trojans trying to avoid more drama

first_img Washington (1-5) would be winless without a victory over lowly Idaho and USC hosts Washington State and Stanford the following two weeks before traveling to face sinking Cal. “Man, we need to come out and blow people out,’ USC wide receiver Steve Smith said. “We’ve had enough close games already.’ But even with players like Smith weary of the recent emotional finishes, Carroll worries the Trojans (6-0) will play down to the level of their opponent, which happened in a closer-than-expected victory against Arizona two weeks ago. “We want to be hard to beat again, that is a big mentality for us,’ Carroll said. “But right now it is not showing up as clearly as it has in years past.’ Carroll craves a game like last year’s 45-7 blowout of Arizona State, where USC put together a complete performance. It could happen today. Then again, USC has lost seven of the past 11 games at Husky Stadium. The one Carroll remembers was a last-second 27-24 loss to 2001 during his first season. The schools’ fortunes have changed drastically since then. Washington was ranked No. 11 in the nation and USC entered the game with a 1-3 record. But that loss was Carroll’s only other visit here and it still lingers. “That one really hurt,’ Carroll said. Today, USC figures to inflict the pain. This should be a game where Matt Leinart erases those nagging doubts about his sharpness and maybe even tailback LenDale White gets reintroduced to the offense after a one-week sabbatical. Or maybe even tight end Dominique Byrd and fullbacks David Kirtman and Brandon Hancock will see a few passes? But let’s not get too carried away. “It hasn’t been necessary in the games yet for that to happen,’ Carroll said. “(Byrd) is doing a nice job, he is blocking well, it just hasn’t been a necessary part of the game. It is going to happen. It will pop up. I know he is probably a little bit frustrated by it. He will catch a lot of balls by the time the season is over.’ Uh huh. Byrd caught 37 passes in nine games last season. This year, he has caught just 12 passes in six games. That’s a minor quibble, though, for a team seeking its third straight national championship. Just because the game of decade occurred last week, USC needs a short memory or last week’s dramatic victory won’t mean anything. “We created a lifelong memory but we wouldn’t forget a loss at this point either,’ offensive lineman Winston Justice said. Scott Wolf can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEATTLE, Wash. — Another game already? Around USC, people are still talking about last week’s thrilling victory over Notre Dame, no matter how many times Trojans coach Pete Carroll tells his players to forget about it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The Notre Dame game is one of those things, I haven’t thought about it unless I get asked,’ center Ryan Kalil said. “But I get asked a lot.’ Even though the Trojans are sequestered in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, Carroll doesn’t want to totally endorse leaving home, because that goes against the traditional coaches’ code. “In one regard, it’s good to get out on the road,’ Carroll said. “In another, it would be nice to have a home crowd. “We talked about how this is a classic situation where all of the media is going to ask all of the questions about letting down the next week. We are going to try to show you that we can go the other way and we can perform better than you can imagine us to perform.’ Although Carroll would never admit it, USC’s schedule gets a lot easier beginning today. After grueling victories over three teams (Oregon, Arizona State, Notre Dame) ranked in the top 25 when they played USC, the Trojans enter the cushy phase of their schedule. center_img “Pretty much everyone is asking me,’ USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett said. “But that’s in the past. At least that’s what we’re told all the time by coach Carroll.’ Although USC completes a brutal stretch of four road games in five weeks, the schedule might assist the No. 1-ranked Trojans today. They get out of Los Angeles and away from the Notre Dame afterglow that gripped the campus and play Washington, a team no one will confuse with the Irish. last_img read more