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Sep
23

Before Her Time

first_imgA local woman, Sally Wilhelm, was a standout in girls’ basketball back in the 50’s.  During this era, there was no NCAA sponsored Women’s Basketball.  If you played basketball at this time in high school, it was called GAA (Girls’ Athletic Association).  In college, women’s sports were under the WAA (Women’s Athletic Association).  It was an intramural activity.Sally played guard for the University of Cincinnati’s varsity intramural team in 1955 and 1956.  Since she was a guard, there are no scoring statistics.  In women’s basketball, you only played one half of the floor.  There was a limit on the number of dribbles you could do and the 3 guards stayed on their end of the floor providing the defense.Now under Title IX, women’s athletics are recognized by the NCAA and they are a regular part of all major collegiate programs.  Because of this, the University of Cincinnati awarded varsity letters to these earlier women athletes presenting them with their varsity letters in 2007.   By the way, Sally also played hockey in college.Sally taught physical education at Batesville High School after her graduation from UC and she coached GAA sports.  Sally is married to Roy Wilhelm.last_img read more

Sep
21

Martinez defiant over ‘icon’ Baines

first_img He added: “He represents a lot about our football club and I am really, really excited about Leighton. “This is a big season for him and for us as a club. “When you are the left-back of this football club, and the level that he has been reaching over the last few years consistently, it shows me that he is the best left-back in the country. “I can’t wait to start working with him.” Martinez, appointed as Moyes’ successor last month, is meeting his players for the first time on Wednesday as they returned for pre-season training. He hopes to be able to add to his squad in the coming days as Press Association Sport understands deals for his former Wigan players Arouna Kone and Antolin Alcaraz are almost done. Striker Kone is likely to cost the Toffees £6.5million but centre-back Alcaraz will arrive on a free transfer once his contract has been finalised. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has given a clear indication to Manchester United he intends to fight to keep defender Leighton Baines. The club last week turned down a £12million bid for the left-back as former Toffees boss David Moyes returned to his old club in an attempt to cherry-pick one of their prized assets. While that offer was rebuffed United are expected to come back with a significantly improved figure but Everton have stressed Baines is not for sale and want the 28-year-old to extend his contract beyond the existing two years he has left. Martinez underlined the England international’s importance to the club, telling the Liverpool Echo: “I think Leighton is more than a player, he is an icon.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sep
21

Kinnear focused on Champions League

first_img Kinnear, who was brought in at St James’ Park last month by owner Mike Ashley, believes a realistic long-term ambition for Alan Pardew’s side is qualifying for Europe’s elite club competition, despite the Magpies narrowly avoiding relegation last season. “I have worked at the club before and I know what Newcastle means to the fans,” Kinnear told the Sunday Mirror. Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear is targeting a return to Champions League football for the north east club. “Last season was a disappointing one but the simple truth was that the squad just wasn’t strong enough. “The Europa League also took its toll because of injuries and that was felt in the league. My job is simple – to bring in quality players who will give the manager more options. “What I see in the long term is help to put together a squad to get this club back into the Champions League.” Kinnear, who was manager at Newcastle three-and-a-half years ago, believes the foundation of a team that will excel in Europe is in place, but more talent is still needed. “We have some talented young players at Newcastle and if there was one benefit from the Europa League, it was that Alan was able to give valuable first-team experience to those players,” Kinnear added. “Like Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye. All excellent. And we have Sammy Ameobi, Shola’s brother. I have spoken with Fabricio Coloccini and I am confident he is staying and Steven Taylor – well, he is a rock. “We just need to bring in more talent.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sep
20

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt wary of Canada threat

first_imgJoe Schmidt fears Canada could prove “an incredible banana skin” for an Ireland side chasing their best-ever World Cup return. Press Association Ireland are overwhelming favourites to subdue the Canucks, and heavily backed to plough on through to a first-ever World Cup semi-final – but Schmidt remains cautious ahead of the opening clash. “I know that people probably won’t see them in the same light, but I think they are an incredible banana skin for us,” said Schmidt. “And you don’t have to look back too far to 2007 and assumptions can undo teams very, very quickly. “We’re not assuming anything other than Canada will be right up for the game.” The dismal showing in 2007 remains the only time the Irish have failed to progress from the World Cup pool stages. Argentina and hosts France qualified at Ireland’s expense eight years ago, and Schmidt is determined his class of 2015 will not befall a similar fate. France are Ireland’s chief Pool D rivals at this World Cup, but Italy are desperate not to make up the numbers in a group also containing Romania. Ireland could be sorely tempted to mix up selection for their World Cup opener, as their Pool D schedule builds towards the clear climax against France. Former Leinster coach Schmidt insists he will not take any early risks however, keen to set a dominant tone, especially after consecutive Test defeats to Wales and England. “I know their coaching staff really well with Kieran Crowley, Neil Barnes and Leo Crowley there, I know the skipper really well in Jamie Cudmore,” said Schmidt. “And I just think the threat across the backline that they have, it could be one of those games where if it’s a bit dour up front and it’s hard to get a lot of success there, you don’t need to invite (Jeff) Hessler or DTH Van der Merwe into the game too often for them to have a pretty serious impact on the scoreboard. “So from that perspective we just don’t feel we can afford to take chances.” Ireland open their World Cup Pool D campaign by facing Canada in Cardiff on Saturday week, with head coach Schmidt at pains not to underestimate the world’s 18th-ranked side. Behemoth lock Jamie Cudmore will enjoy a reunion with his former Clermont coach Schmidt in Cardiff next weekend, the evergreen 37-year-old keen to spring an upset. last_img read more

Sep
17

Fair promotes involvement, engagement in feminism

first_imgThe Feminist Involvement Fair, organized by the Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment, listed over 42 organizations, including Planned Parenthood L.A., Global Women’s Narrative Project and Women in Cinematic Arts. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)Gender empowerment flooded McCarthy Quad on Monday during the Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment’s Feminist Involvement Fair. The SAGE Executive Co-Director Rosa Wang, a junior majoring in sociology, said she helped spark the fair because she felt SAGE needed a “feminist mission.”“Since there were so many allegations, so many scandals happening in USC, we really needed to push the focus on feminist missions,” Wang said. “We really wanted to create a whole feminist involvement fair.” The forum listed over 42 organizations, including groups such as Planned Parenthood LA., Global Women’s Narrative Project and Women in Cinematic Arts. The event also featured Expanding Male Engagement in Reproductive and Gender Equity, an organization that participates in research of male engagement in reproduction, whether it be research into male infertility or contraception. Student members of this organization carried signs at the fair, calling for an increase of male participation in the birth control conversation. Initially, the event featured only 25 organizations, but Wang said other groups reached out to SAGE after the Facebook event page circulated online. One of the groups added later was the Sex Workers Outreach Project, a group dedicated to ending the surrounding stigma and ensuring fundamental rights for sex workers. Wang hopes that with its presence, SWOP will allow the community to integrate with the University environment and for organizations to interact with one another as well.“We initially wanted some sort of space for our member organizations to have a forum to mingle with one another,” said SAGE executive co-director Anya Kushwaha.Leeanna Albanese attended the event as events coordinator of Artemis, an intersectional community based on creativity. She said that her organization benefited from the organization by meeting others with similar missions. “We already talked to a couple of other tables about doing [projects] together,” Albanese said. “Working with other people is what we do.”Looking ahead, Wang said she hopes to expand the event to multiple days and include speakers and a mini-concert. The next fair is scheduled for the spring of 2019.last_img read more

Sep
17

Trojans impress in season debut

first_imgUSC put its best foot forward this past weekend at the UCLA Invitational, winning all three of its games in blowout fashion. In what was to be expected, the team had no trouble with opponents La Verne, Pomona-Pitzer, and Chapman, scoring 20 goals or more in each contest and allowing a combined total of just ten goals. Head coach Jovan Vavic was pleased with the trajectory of the team coming off the season’s first set of games.“Overall I feel that we are getting better,” Vavic said. “Our guys were playing with more poise and intensity as the tournament went on. Our defense I felt was the best of all the teams in the tournament.”One bright spot over the weekend was the official return of team captain Matt Burton, who missed most of last season due to injury. The fifth-year senior scored two goals over the weekend in his first game after a long recovery.“It’s just great. It reminds me of the whole reason I wanted to play water polo,” Burton said. “Just to be there for my teammates, after coming back from injury. It’s come full circle and I couldn’t be more excited to be back in the pool.”Redshirt sophomore goalie Ely Bonilla got the bulk of the playing time while junior goalie James Clarke rested a sore knee. Vavic praised Bonilla’s play, but would not comment on who would be the starter. In fact, the team may use both goalies equally for specific situations.“Ely is a fabulous goalie, but we have two top-caliber goalies,” Burton sad. “We’re looking at possibly having two goalies that we can both utilize in certain situations against certain teams.”Offensively, the standout of the tournament was junior driver Nikola Vavic. The second-leading goal scorer from a year ago, Vavic scored 10 goals combined over the three victories.“Nikola had a really excellent tournament,” Vavic said. “He really was playing the best water polo he has played at USC.”In addition to the three official games, the Men of Troy played in three scrimmages, which gave Vavic a chance to play younger, more inexperienced players.“Some of our younger players who didn’t play a lot last year, they all played and contributed,” Vavic said. “And that’s the best thing. We now know that we have an extra five or six guys that can help us in big games.”While the team clearly had no trouble scoring, coach Vavic still found areas for improvement for the team moving forward.“We have to be more patient on offense and a little bit smarter with our decision making,” Vavic said. “We still made very naïve mistakes, but I attribute that to being tired. We played four games on Sunday, so they were just exhausted.”The Men of Troy will have plenty of time to rest up, as their next game is Saturday against Cal Baptist in the team’s home opener.last_img read more

Aug
31

Official – PSG Announce Neymar Signing

first_imgMore to follow shortly…Related Paris Saint-Germain F.C. have announced the signing of Brazilian, Neymar, from Barcelona, for a world record fee of 222m euros.The 25-year-old Brazilian, penned a five-year contract with the Les Parisiens to become the world most expensive footballer, breaking Paul Pogba’s £89m move to Manchester United.A statement on PSG’s official website read: “Paris Saint-Germain is very happy to announce the arrival of Neymar Jr to the team.”“On Thursday the Brazilian striker signed a five-year contract in the presence of the Club’s representatives. Neymar Jr is now committed to the French capital’s club until June 30 2022.” Speaking shortly after completing the world record deal, Neymar explained to PSG’s official website: “I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,”“Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious. And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new teammates is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want.”last_img read more

Aug
30

ManBetX enhances World Snooker links with Welsh Open renewal

first_img Share HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 UK greyhound racing fast-tracks unlimited races June 9, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Kenneth Alexander: Industry’s regulatory future is in-play as live sport resumes June 15, 2020 StumbleUpon ManBetX has announced that it is strengthening its World Snooker ties, after renewing its sponsorship of the Welsh Open world ranking event.Running from February 11-17 next year at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, this move sees the betting brand build upon its deal with snooker’s longest running ranking event, after the UK and World Championships, following its initial deal covering this years offering.Barry Hearn, World Snooker Chairman, commented: “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with ManBetX on this fantastic tournament. ManBetX have become tremendous supporters of snooker in recent months through sponsorship of some of our biggest events. “They are clearly delighted with the coverage they receive for their brand as our sport is watched by so many millions of fans around the world.“The Welsh Open is always one of the highlights of the snooker calendar and we look forward to another week of outstanding action on the green baize in Cardiff in February.”A total of 128 players will battle to win the last of the season’s Home Nations series, won this year by John Higgins, and featuring a field including 2018’s losing finalist Barry Hawkins, as well as Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and home favourite Mark Williams Scott Taylor, Partner at Project11, said: “The continuation is superb and endorses the impact of the title sponsorship and superior product delivered by World Snooker and Matchroom Sport in their marquee sports portfolio, with which Project11 work closely. We are excited to see the event unfold and the ManBetX brand along with their client base increase. Project11 are proud to work with both ManBetX and World Snooker on this, one of many collaborations, as we continue to strive forward in the world of sports marketing.”A ManBetX spokesman added: “We are very happy to be placing the ManBetX brand alongside another of the most prestigious events in world snooker, taking our brand to the next level.”last_img read more

Aug
30

Playtech prioritises affiliate compliance with Rightlander deal

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Rightlander tackles ‘bad actors’ with new compliance tool August 12, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Industry compliance software provider Rightlander has committed to offering its compliance solution to Playtech operators after securing a new partnership with the gaming technology company.Under the terms of the new agreement, Rightlander will offer its technology alongside Playtech’s IMS platform, delivering a range of affiliate compliance tools such as the automated compliance monitor, a PPC Monitor, a proactive affiliate finder and its latest offering, Compliance Live.Ian Sims, founder of Rightlander, commented: “It’s great to see Playtech taking steps to help its operators be as compliant as possible when it comes to the often-challenging area of affiliate compliance.“Our technology does much of the heavy lifting, allowing operators to clearly see the publishers linking to their brands and be notified of any violation events that occur. This is a commendable move from Playtech and we encourage other platform providers and operators to take additional steps to improve affiliate compliance.”The automated compliance monitor will support Playtech in detecting non-compliant content across geo-locations including the United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and the United States by flagging potential violations.Meanwhile the Proactive Affiliate Finder will offer the chance to scan millions of web pages each month, allowing Playtech operators to identify new websites.Anthony Evans, VP of Product Strategy at Playtech, added: “We are delighted to welcome Rightlander to our SaaS programme, designed to offer our customers access to specialist services from carefully selected third parties.“At Playtech, a key part of our mission is to equip licensees with the tools they need to comply with the most stringent of regulatory requirements. Rightlander represents exactly what we are looking for in a SaaS partner, offering both an understanding of the unique demands of the gambling industry and the specialist technology to address one of its major compliance challenges.”last_img read more

Aug
13

Unsettled Sanchez due back with Arsenal on Sunday

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Amid persistent reports that Alexis Sanchez wants to leave Arsenal, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says the Chile forward will return to training on Sunday.Sanchez missed Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Australia and China while he rested after playing for his country at the Confederations Cup.The former Barcelona star’s absence couldn’t quell speculation he could be on the way out of the Emirates Stadium after refusing to accept Arsenal’s offer of a new contract.Sanchez’s current deal runs out at the end of the forthcoming season and with Arsenal so far unable to meet his reported demand for wages of £300,000-per-week ($393,000, 336,000 euros), he has been linked with Paris Saint Germain, Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich.Despite Sanchez’s apparent desire to leave, Wenger, who reportedly clashed with the striker after dropping him for a match at Liverpool last season, has remained steadfast in his belief he will be able to persuade the 28-year-old to stay.Sanchez won’t feature in this weekend’s Emirates Cup friendly tournament at Arsenal’s stadium, but the £50 million-rated ($65 million, 56 million euro) star will link up with his team-mates at their London Colney training base.Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi, who also missed Arsenal’s tour after Confederations Cup duty, is scheduled to return to training alongside Sanchez.“Alexis and Mustafi, their first training session will be on Sunday, the day we play against Sevilla (in the Emirates Cup). They are practising on the day,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. Wenger will keep close tabs on Sanchez and Mustafi’s fitness before deciding whether to include them in the FA Cup holders’ starting line-up when they face Premier League champions Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on August 6.Arsenal kick off their Premier League campaign against Leicester at the Emirates Stadium on August 11.“First of all you make a really good check up of where they are, how much they have worked during their break,” Wenger said.“After, once you know where you stand, they need an adjusted programme and to see how quickly you can fit them in again.“Of course it depends as well on what is the need in the squad, what is their quality. All of these things together make your decision.“Do you put them on the bench when they are not ready? It is easier to put a striker on the bench than a defender, sometimes. Because in a short period they can make an impact. We’ll see.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more