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31% of nightlife, restaurant workers in Shinjuku tested were positive

first_imgThe highest rate of positive PCR tests by type of work was 31% for people in the bar and restaurant industry, which includes such nightlife businesses as host and hostess clubs, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.The data came from PCR tests for the novel coronavirus administered in June by Shinjuku Ward in Tokyo.The Shinjuku Ward Office commissioned medical institutions to conduct tests on people in the ward and the 31% rate was about eight times higher than the 4% for company employees, showing the high risk of infection in the nightlife industry. “It is possible that hosts were infected through shared living arrangements,” Shinjuku Ward Mayor Kenichi Yoshizumi said.The ward government will conduct research on the routes of the infections. In addition to public health centers, PCR tests are available at a location within the National Center for Global Health and Medicine set up by the center and the ward’s medical society. According to the ward, of the 1,266 people who underwent tests at this location in June, 226, or 18%, tested positive.The restaurant industry had 133 out of 429 people (31%) test positive. Most of them worked in hospitality such as host and hostess clubs. This was followed by the category that included the unemployed and part-time workers at 24%, while those of students and of company employees marked 4% each. For those whose job status was unknown, the rate was 16%.Infections were reported at about 30 out of about 240 host clubs scattered throughout the Kabukicho nighttime entertainment district. More than 10 of them saw group infections of at least five people. center_img Topics :last_img read more

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What TV channel is the Europa League final on and how to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea for free?

first_img Comment Phil HaighWednesday 29 May 2019 8:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link It is going to be a tense London derby in Azerbaijan (Picture: Getty Images)What TV channel is the Europa League final on?AdvertisementAdvertisementBT Sport 2 will be showing the game live with coverage from 6.30pm (kick-off at 8pm).There are various ways of getting BT Sport, either with BT Broadband or by adding it to your Sky or TalkTalk package, which are detailed here.Is it on any free to air TV channels?No, it is only being shown on BT Sport.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHow can I watch Arsenal vs Chelsea for free?Thankfully, BT Sport are being quite generous and showing the final for free on the BT Sport website, their app and on their YouTube channel.The same situation will apply for the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham on Saturday.MORE: Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final time, odds, team news and head-to-headMORE: Eden Hazard prepares for perfect Chelsea send-off in Europa League final as Arsenal rue contract missteps Advertisement Arsenal and Chelsea will battle it out in Baku (Picture: Getty Images)All eyes will be on Baku on Wednesday night as Arsenal and Chelsea battle it out for the Europa League title.Premier League sides are contesting both the Europa and Champions League finals this week and either the Gunners or the Blues will be getting their hands on the first European title of the season.Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side are the favourites to lift the trophy having finished third in the Premier League, compared to Arsenal’s fifth, however, they have only won one of their last eight meetings against Unai Emery’s team.It has been a turbulent build-up to the contest, with political tension ruling out Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and plenty of off-field struggles for Chelsea which could see them lose both their manager and star player after the match.ADVERTISEMENT What TV channel is the Europa League final on and how to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea for free? Advertisementlast_img read more

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Reserve Le Shuttle

first_imgEurotunnel’s Le Shuttle car-carrying service has been relaunched following the repair of fire damage to the Channel Tunnel (RG 1.97 p21), starting with several weeks of special events under the ’Happy Summer’ banner. Managing Director Bill Dix announced on June 10 that 60 to 65% of capacity would henceforth be reservable, requiring a public timetable for the first time. On-train refreshments are to be provided along with initiatives such as children’s activity packs and non-shopping tourist itineraries. Services will run up to four times an hour at peak times, with one per hour during the night. olast_img

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Brisbane home bequeathed to Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Children’s Hospital Foundation

first_imgThe proceeds of the sale of this townhome will be split between two charities.Ms Warwick, who did not have children of her own, left the residence to the charities in her will, who were only notified of the generous donation after her death.“Our donor’s legacy was specifically to help fund medical research,” a spokeswoman for The Children’s Hospital Foundation said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“This gift will allow (us) to continue to fund lifesaving research … for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries.” A townhome at 9/107 Anzac Rd, Carina Heights, has been bequeathed to two charities.A BRISBANE woman has made the ultimate act of kindness after her death, leaving her home to sick children.Two medical charities benefitting sick children and those who fall ill in remote areas were named as beneficiaries of her estate – a step she took without fanfare.Jeanette Warwick bequeathed her Carina Heights townhouse to The Children’s Hospital Foundation and The Royal Flying Doctor Service. The home has three bedrooms and one bathroom.The Royal Flying Doctor Service will put the funds towards new equipment, like foetal heart monitors.Place Estate Agents Coorparoo lead agent Scott Hay has donated his time and marketing skills to try and sell the property, which the charities were hoping to get about $400,000 for.“I was contacted by the representatives of the charities and everybody is donating their time to sell the property,” Mr Hay said.“Considering she didn’t have children of her own, it struck me as an even more selfless act to make part of this generous donation to a foundation aimed at helping children.”center_img The property has its own fenced off backyard.The property is a three-bedroom lowset townhome, which Mr Hay believed would be perfect for a first-home owner looking to get into the market, or someone looking to downsize.Contact Mr Hay on 0409 004 995 to arrange an inspection or look at the home on realestate.com.au FOLLOW PAIGE CARFRAE ON TWITTERVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02last_img read more

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Human Trafficking Still An Issue

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua – Just under the surface of Antiguan & Barbudan society lies a seedy underside of human trafficking that includes forced prostitution, according to regional experts on the issues of sex trade and the recent United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Caribbean Human Development Report on Citizen Security.The UNDP Report released early February states that criminal networks in the twin-island state were increasingly becoming involved in human trafficking.It was found that “a majority of prostitutes in the country were immigrant women forced into the sex trade.”The women interviewed, who were mainly from Guyana, Jamaica and St Lucia, said they were recruited with the promise of employment opportunities as bartenders, masseuses, hotel workers or dancers. However, upon arrival they were forced into prostitution.Janielle Matthews, writer of the Antigua & Barbuda section of the UNDP report, said, “It is not surprising that places that experience very high influx of people and high immigration also correspondently have high rates of human trafficking.”UNDP investigations found that organised crime groups obtained the co-operation of Antiguan & Barbudan immigration officers and senior officials, who were bribed to allow the women into the country.OBSERVER spoke to Lieutenant Colonel Ivor Walker, chief immigration officer, who admitted that immigration “has its problems,” but he was not aware of the UNDP report.However, Walker agreed to speak to OBSERVER once he reviewed the document.Sheila Roseau, executive director of Gender Affairs Directorate, says that human trafficking is a crime “with many faces” and that its operations are often disguised.Roseau also said the national task force that was formed in accordance with the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) Act of 2010 has begun the implementation process.Meetings have been held with key agencies including Gender Affairs and immigration and police officers to provide training.Gender Affair urges those affected by trafficking or know of anyone being trafficked to contact their 24-hour crisis hotline at 463-5555.By Alicia SimonAntigua Observer Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Human Trafficking Still An Issue by: – March 2, 2012 Share 52 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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OMSCC stages 2017 presentation

first_img… Mandolall, Driffield and Seeram share Player-of-the-Year awardsBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Two former national players, Rovendra Mandolall and Shiv Seeram, along with Richard Driffield, stole the spotlight when Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Club (OMSCC) staged its 17th annual presentation, dinner and dance at the Estate Banquet Hall, Scarborough here on Saturday night.Walter Seenarine (left) of Tropical Breeze hands over Player-of-the-Year trophy to Ronesha Mandolall in the presence of her father and recipient Rovendra Mandolall,Mandolall, a former Under-19 stalwart, who represented Hustlers Sports Club in the Over-40 A Division, copped the award in that division while Driffield of Guyana Sports Club got the nod for his outstanding performances in the B Division. It also marked a second consecutive year for the consistent Mandolall who shared the honour with Our Own’s Troy Gobin in 2016.Seeram, who played for both his native Guyana and his adopted country Canada, was supreme in the Over-50 class for Skeldon and was unchallenged for the Player-of-the-Year award.Essequibian Mandolall, who took home the Tropical Breeze-sponsored trophy, was brilliant with both bat and ball, tallying 405 runs with two centuries (109, 102 not out) with a batting average of 135 while capturing 11 wickets including figures of five for nine versus GT Bannas.Richard Driffield (right) collects his Player-of-the-Year trophy from OMSCC president Azeem Khan.Not to be outdone, Seeram who recently led the Ontario Masters team to the seventh edition of the Guyana Softball Cup, ended the season with 406 runs, his best knocks being 149 not out against GT Bannas and an undefeated 115 versus Jaguars. He copped a trophy, sponsored by businessman Nirad Lall.The left-handed Driffield, who was awarded the Mike’s Auto Collision trophy, totalled a season-best 486 runs which was decorated with a flamboyant 168 against Ramblers and an unbeaten 98 versus Friendship Masters.The Captain-of-the-Year award, introduced for the first time by the OMSCC, and sponsored by Dr Rudy Singh, went to Caribbean Sensation’s Over-50 skipper Ganesh Ramraj who led his team to victory over Skeldon in the final.Five players, Mahendra Nauth (Royals), Roopchand Lachman (Pegasus), Rudy Singh (Pegasus), Surendra Beepat (Cougars) and Sunny Ramadhar (Friendship Masters) collected prizes for smashing centuries during the season. Khemraj Budhai (Guyana Sports) and Fazil Rasool (Dirty Dozen) received special awards for averaging 86 and taking seven wickets respectively in the Over-50 division.Terry Mathura of Guyana Sports, who had a fantastic economy rate of 2.67 runs, sending down 18 overs for a mere 48 runs in the Over-40 Division 2, along with Jerry Brittania (Caribbean Sensation) with 2.86 in the Over-50 and Azeez Baksh (Hustlers Sports Club) with 3.38 in the Over-40 Division 1 led the race in that category.Prizes for the most catches during the season went to Khemraj Budhai of Guyana Sports with six in the Over-40 category while Roy Brittania and Azim Kassim of Caribbean Sensation took five each.There were double feat awards for Ahmad Bradshaw (Gentlemen) for scoring 104 not out and 84 and Ganesh Ramraj (Caribbean Sensation/Friendship) for scores of 54 and 77.After failing to reach the final in 2016, Our Own Sports Club bounced back to defeat archrivals Hustlers in a sensational Over-40 division final, played before a record crowd at St Bede’s on the final day of the season. Pegasus claimed the Challengers trophy also in the Over-40 segment.The A division Over-40 regular season champions were Hustlers while Guyana Sports topped in the B division.Caribbean Sensation carted off both the regular season as well as the championship titles in the Over-50 division. Essequibo retained the Inter-county title for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year.last_img read more

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Swim teams ready for UW-Green Bay

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams open their season at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon with a meet against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at the UW Natatorium. The Badgers will begin their quest to improve on last year’s impressive run, where the men finished 19th at the NCAA national meet and the women placed 11th. The road to improvement will be difficult, however, as both teams lost key members from a year ago, most notably Olympian Carly Piper.”We have a very young squad this year, especially on the men’s side. I’m looking forward to watching the younger kids especially to see how they handle certain situations,” said head coach Eric Hansen, who will take the first meet with a grain of salt, but believes his swimmers have the mindset that they will be in top form against Green Bay. “They are all business. I understand how long the learning process is going to take, but they will put a lot of pressure on themselves.”When the two teams met a year ago, Wisconsin’s men’s and women’s teams emerged from the pool victors, a feat Hansen is confident can be repeated Friday.”I like our chances. The women’s team is really impressive right now and the men’s team is just young,” Hansen said. “The thing we are really stressing is to be aggressive, but to implement the things we have taught here technically. The main purpose of this is to come together as a team, though.”Because the lineups and events that UW swimmers will race in are still very fluid, Badger swimmers will likely be subjected to a variety of races beyond their personal specialties.”Each kid will swim one primary event, but we are going to challenge some of them to swim events they don’t normally swim, early in the season, so it will be interesting to see,” Hansen said.The women’s team has high preseason expectations, with many of the swimmers able to swim competitively in many different events, epitomized by first-team all-Big Ten selection and Big Ten Freshman of the Year Susan Johnson, who will likely see work in the backstroke and butterfly, as well as the team medleys.”We have a lot of women with national and international experience and I don’t think anything is going to surprise them, and this is just the first step towards what we want to do for them, which is to climb into the Top Ten in the country,” Hansen said.The men only return two upperclassmen this season in senior Michael Hamm and junior Tom Molzahn, who also serve as team captains. Gaining experience will be priority one for the men’s team as they look to overcome their youth and surprise teams in the Big Ten and on the national scene.”The big theme of this year is going to be gaining experience, because we only have one junior and one senior,” Hansen said. “Our two upperclassmen are very much our leaders and other than that, our kids are very much in the learning phase right now. At the same time, I can’t remember ever having a more motivated group of people as a team. It’s very exciting.”last_img read more

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Big East : Four emerge in conference title picture

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Todd Graham’s first season at Pittsburgh is filled with highs and lows.At times, like after beating South Florida 44-17 in September, the Panthers looked like a legitimate threat to win the Big East. And at other times, like the game following the USF win against Rutgers, Pittsburgh was just another mediocre team in the conference.But even after the embarrassing 34-10 letdown against the Scarlet Knights, Graham didn’t lose sight of his goal for this season.‘I think we took two giant steps forward against South Florida, and then we took three back last week (against Rutgers),’ Graham said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference Oct. 10. ‘So it’s a process, but we don’t have time to go through a process because we want to compete to win a championship.’That goal remains the same for Graham three weeks later despite more highs and lows that followed for Pittsburgh. The Panthers, first-place Cincinnati and West Virginia all control their own destiny heading into the final stretch of the season. If one of those three teams wins out, it wins the Big East championship and earns the automatic bid to the Bowl Championship Series. Louisville is also lurking — tied in second place with Pitt and WVU after consecutive conference victories — but Cincinnati holds the head-to-head edge over the Cardinals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a wide-open Big East, the title race picture became clearer after Louisville defeated Syracuse, and West Virginia took care of Rutgers on Saturday. And it will become more apparent after No. 23 Cincinnati takes on Pittsburgh and No. 24 West Virginia battles Louisville in a pair of conference showdowns on Saturday. Though nothing has been certain in the Big East this year, these four teams have emerged as the frontrunners to take the conference crown.The race starts with Cincinnati.The Bearcats sit alone atop the conference standings as the only team undefeated in Big East play. Even though UC’s fast start has the team on top now, head coach Butch Jones said the journey toward winning the Big East starts this weekend against Pitt.‘We worked ourselves extremely hard to put ourselves in this position,’ Jones said in the teleconference Monday. ‘That’s what it’s all about is playing meaningful games in November. And championships are won in November, so our players understand what’s at stake.’Cincinnati is in control for now, but preseason favorite West Virginia is arguably the most talented team in the Big East. The Mountaineers appeared to be the class of the conference as it rolled through its early-season competition, but that notion was destroyed in an embarrassing 49-23 loss to Syracuse on Oct. 21.WVU bounced back with a 41-31 win over Rutgers last Saturday, but its defensive flaws were exposed again. The Mountaineers were torched for 31 first-half points before shutting the Scarlet Knights’ offensive attack completely in the second half.Head coach Dana Holgorsen said the team needs more consistent play from the defense as it makes a push for the Big East title. Holgorsen has preached to his players that when a play doesn’t go their way, they need to move on to the next one.Building that mentality in his players goes back to preparation and routine throughout the week.‘Our job as coaches is to keep them accountable for what they do on the field and what they do off the field,’ Holgorsen said in the teleconference Monday. ‘So throughout the course of the week, it’s all about knowing your opponent, who you’re gonna play and what you need to expect.’Charlie Strong felt his Louisville players weren’t getting that message after a 25-16 loss to Cincinnati pushed their record to 2-4. The Cardinals had already suffered losses to inferior opponents Florida International and Marshall earlier in the season, and Strong had seen enough.The head coach simply told his players things were going to change in individual meetings following the loss to the Bearcats.‘I told our players in those meetings, ‘You’ve tried it your way, now let’s try it our way as a coaching staff,” Strong said in the teleconference Monday. ‘‘We know how to coach, but you try to do it your way and it isn’t working, so do it our way.”His players got the message. Louisville went on to beat Rutgers and Syracuse, and now it finds itself in the middle of the Big East championship race with freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a disruptive defense leading the way.And then there’s Pittsburgh.The Panthers have struggled to find their rhythm in Graham’s ‘high-octane’ spread offense this season. Now, they have lost running back Ray Graham, the Big East’s leading rusher, for the season after he injured his right knee in the first quarter against Connecticut last Saturday.Still, Todd Graham believes Zach Brown and the rest of the running backs will provide a reliable running game for Pitt.Even without its star tailback, Pittsburgh’s goal is within reach. And that’s exactly where the head coach wants to be with four games left on the schedule.‘A win for us would put us at the top of the league, so that’s what our goal is, what our focus is to be Big East champions,’ Graham said in the teleconference Monday. ‘So we’re excited about the opportunity this week.’rjgery@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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McCue: Paterno holds responsibility for PSU scandal

first_imgIn a matter of days, Joe Paterno went from being one of the most respected men in college football to one of the most criticized.As the most powerful figure in the Penn State football program, he is what the program stands for. He carries responsibility for everything that characterizes the classic navy and white uniforms that dot the field of Beaver Stadium. With such a title, Paterno must acknowledge that he did not take appropriate action after learning of the disturbing allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Paterno must realize that he was integral to the cover-up of the scandal in State College. He must realize that it’s time to step down.The time to leave is now. Paterno is a man with, up until perhaps now, a nearly infallible legacy, and it’s understandable that some want to let him finish out the year and leave with some sense of pride. But there is simply too much at stake in this situation. The allegations are much too sobering to allow him to represent the program any longer. At this point, his legacy is nothing more than a minor concern in comparison to the fact that Paterno knew about the alleged inappropriate activities of his close friend and fellow coach.Despite Matt Millen’s tear-filled attempt to claim the investigation is still ongoing, that people shouldn’t be so quick to judge the man at the helm of his alma mater, it’s clear Paterno had knowledge of the allegations facing his coach. No further investigation is needed to prove that the man in the thick, dark-framed glasses with the raspy voice deserves significant responsibility for this scandal. According to the grand jury testimony, the legendary coach was informed of Sandusky’s alleged inappropriate behavior with a boy in the locker room shower in 2002 and reported the activity to athletic director Tim Curley and other school administrators, but did nothing more than that. When a head coach, particularly one of the most powerful men on campus such as Paterno, learns of such an incident, reporting to school officials is simply not enough. He should have gone to the police and sought attention for the issue, but instead he decided to simply fulfill his legal obligation and do nothing more.It’s certainly possible that Paterno did not realize that Sandusky had allegedly assaulted close to 20 boys, according to a breaking story on myfoxphilly.com, but one incident is more than ample grounds to take action. Friendships must be placed aside when there are accusations of sexual abuse. Apart from his duty as a head coach, his role as a father should have been reason enough to make sure Sandusky’s actions received appropriate attention. He certainly isn’t the only person to blame for this massive cover-up, but as the head of the football program, he should rightfully be held responsible.As the winningest coach in FBS history, Paterno has received plenty of positive attention over the years, and is in such a position he must also be subject to the justified criticism he faces. Between the big paychecks and the allure of being one of the most highly regarded coaches in college football comes the expectation that a head coach will step up in difficult situations and make the tough – but right – decisions in such disturbing situations. High profile coaches are supposed to make big-time decisions, and JoePa simply hasn’t lived up to that standard.Additionally, the scandal that is quickly casting a dark shadow over Beaver Stadium was only worsened by the university’s poor handling of the situation. Only allowing questions regarding the Nebraska game at Paterno’s Tuesday press conference and then canceling it only makes it appear that the university is still trying to hide information from the media. There is no worse way to deal with a scandal built around a cover-up of sexual abuse allegations than to not allow access to a head coach who reportedly had knowledge of Sandusky’s alleged actions.After destroying any hope of limiting the damage of this breathtaking scandal, Paterno has no choice but to step down. With Curley, the athletic director, and vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz stepping down Monday in light of perjury charges, it’s clear that Paterno’s career has come to an unexpected end. The head coach’s son, Scott Paterno, said his father has not been asked to step down, but it needs to be done.No one wanted it to end this way. Whether an alumnus who lives for gamedays in State College or a diehard SEC fan, Paterno was a character respected around the country. He was the old-school, grandfather-like character who had hardly changed since his first game as head coach in 1966. Even if he was nothing more than a figurehead at Penn State in recent years, he remained the pride of the program and a man revered by students. Students camped out in “Paternoville” for front row seats and studied in Paterno Library. As a man whose legacy is felt across campus, it’s hard to believe he played an integral role in a scandal that could have the program and university hurting for years.When the Nittany Lions take the field at Beaver Stadium Saturday, there will be a certain somberness among the cheering crowds. Fans will look down on the once alluring head coach with a radically different point of view, realizing what he allowed Sandusky to get away with.It’s an end no one could have imagined, but it’s here. Whether a first-year coach or a man who has paced the sidelines for 46 years, a scandal of this magnitude can only be overcome by starting anew.Ian is a junior majoring in journalism. Do you agree that JoePa needs to go, or should the university allow him to finish out the year? Let him know at imccue@badgerherald.com or tweet @imccue.last_img read more

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Raise the Bar… IGT backs All-in Diversity Project

first_img Brazil to issue initial plans on Caixa Loterias sale August 17, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Caixa chairman seeks to offload Brazil lottery assets by 2021 July 27, 2020 AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020 Kelly KehnNew York-listed gambling technology supplier IGT Group becomes the latest industry incumbent to join the ‘All-in Diversity Project’ as a founding member and participant the diversity initiative’s inaugural year.The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver a new benchmark combined with better practices and standards for diversity within the global betting and gaming sectors.Entering 2018, IGT has moved to improve its group diversity standards and personnel training, promoting long-term executive Kim Baker Lee to the newly created role of Vice President of Corporate Diversity & Inclusion. Confirming IGT joining the All-in Diversity Project, Baker Lee stated; “The gaming industry is unique and requires its own benchmarking in order to yield the most reliable and applicable data”“We need an open discussion on industry-specific barriers to inclusion and diversity, and offer opportunities to improve. Understanding where we are today will inform what we need to do to move the bar and make a lasting impact.”Founded in 2017, by gambling executives Kelly Kehn and Christina Thakor-Rankin, the All-in Diversity Project has expanded its mandate, gaining corporate partnership with Paddy Power Betfair, Caesars Entertainment and Clarion Gaming.Christina Thakor-RankinWelcoming IGT Group, Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project stated; “We established All-in Diversity Project, but this initiative should be led by the industry. IGT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will help serve as a shining example to the industry globally as to leadership on progress toward workplace equality.”“Gender diversity is not about pushing quotas or agendas,” said fellow All-in Diversity Project Co-Founder Christina Thakor-Rankin“The All-in Diversity Project is about acknowledging that the expectations and aspirations of the next generation of employees and customers are very different to ours, and we need to make changes now in order to prosper in the future.” Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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