The number of deaths among probable COVID-19 cases is higher than that of confirmed COVID-19 cases in most of Java, Indonesia’s most populated island, the World Health Organization has revealed.In its latest Indonesia Situation Report, the WHO showed that from June 22 to July 12, Jakarta reported 296 deaths of probable cases — formerly classified by the government as patients under surveillance (PDP) and people under observation (ODP) — or three times higher than the 87 deaths of confirmed cases.During the same period, East Java reported 699 PDP deaths and 64 ODP deaths, also higher than 491 deaths of COVID-19 patients in the province. Central Java and Banten, meanwhile, recorded 325 and 25 PDP deaths, respectively, while the number of deaths among COVID-19 patients in the respective regions was 276 and five. The Health Ministry only recently revised its guideline for COVID-19 handling and prevention and expanded the definition of COVID-19 deaths “for surveillance purposes” to include the deaths of probable cases.As of Friday, the official COVID-19 death toll made public by the Health Ministry stands at 3,957, the highest in Southeast Asia.East Java, currently the hardest-hit province, recorded the most COVID-19 fatalities with 1,338 deaths, followed by Jakarta with 719, Central Java with 285 and West Java with 188.Read also: WHO urges Indonesia to test more suspected patients amid high death rateHowever, data compiled by volunteer group Kawal COVID-19 shows over 8,000 PDPs and ODPs deaths nationwide as of Monday.Tempo magazine also reported that an internal COVID-19 task force database had shown 13,885 COVID-19-related deaths as of July 3.In its report, the WHO said it also expected an improvement in the diagnosis of suspected cases (PDPs and ODPs) as the ministry had adopted the updated WHO criteria on patient discharge in its revised national guidelines, which no longer require asymptomatic patients and patients with mild to moderate symptoms be tested negative twice.WHO noted that as of Wednesday, the daily number of swab samples tested for follow-up tests remained higher than the number of suspected cases tested.The UN health body added that on certain days, the number of samples tested was almost the same as the number of suspected cases tested, but it might not have been the situation due to timing issues related to a transition to the application of new data management.Indonesia has so far tested 2,532 people per million population, with the assumption of a national population of 270 million, according to the government’s data. Topics : “Deaths among patients under surveillance [PDP] have been substantially higher than the deaths among confirmed COVID-19 cases in most provinces in Java,” the WHO said, citing data reported by the six provinces.A Flourish chartJava, an island of some 141 million people, currently has almost 60 percent of the total COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, the WHO noted.The official tally of COVID-19 infection in the country stands at 83,130 nationwide as of Friday, 47,532 cases of which were recorded across the aforementioned six provinces of Java.Over the past months, volunteer groups crowdsourcing COVID-19-related data have revealed that deaths among PDP and ODP have indeed been higher than the deaths of COVID-19 positive cases, though the exact numbers have never been announced publicly by the government.
Accor has been downgraded to junk status by ratings agency S&P Global, a decision set to cost the company tens of millions of euros in additional interest payments, as travel restrictions dim the outlook for the operator of Ibis and Sofitel hotels.S&P cut Accor’s credit rating to ‘BB+’ from ‘BBB-‘ and left it with a negative outlook.“We now anticipate weaker earnings and debt metrics in 2020 and 2021,” S&P wrote, citing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel and the economy in general. The decision strips Accor of its investment grade status, even though it has a BBB- rating with Fitch, and means it will have to pay additional interest on some of its debt.A company spokeswoman confirmed there would be a so-called “coupon step-up” of 125 basis points on a number of its bonds with maturities spanning the February 2022 to February 2027 period.This means Accor’s interest bill will rise by around 82 million euros over the period, according to Reuters calculations; a figure that the company confirmed was broadly accurate.It is not unusual for companies to include coupon step-ups to placate investors worried about a downgrade to junk, which can cause bonds to fall in value as they are booted out of widely-tracked investment-grade indices.The number of companies or countries at risk of having their credit ratings cut has been pushed to an all-time high by the pandemic, an S&P Global analysis showed in May.Accor posted a first-half loss of 227 million euros and said it planned to cut 1,000 jobs as it seeks 200 million euros in annual cost savings.Its shares were trading broadly flat at 1300 GMT, while some of its bonds jumped in anticipation of the extra coupon payments. The January 2024 bond rose 1.28 cents on the euro to a cash price of 97.99, its highest since mid-March.Topics :
Inside one of the homes featured at Brookfield’s Street of Dreams display.With space becoming a costly luxury in Brisbane, developers and homeowners are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to converting every square inch into functional space. And they are not being lax about the luxe factor.Brookwater general manager Nick Kostellar said display homes within its Street of Dreams precinct gave developers the opportunity to showcase the latest trends and provide potential buyers with the chance to see their dreams as a reality.“We wanted to cater for that niche market … the million dollar buyers,” he said. “We found there was a gap in the market and wanted to give people a one-stop shop where they could see so many ideas and designs in one street.”PS Designer Homes, Metricon and Steve Parcell Building Services have completed homes within the display village, with Stylemaster to come on-board next year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoMr Kostellar said the display homes showed the latest trends and innovations in luxury home construction, with buyers able to access Brookfield’s own architect.“Buyers may like a concept from one home and ideas from another or they may come to us with their scrapbook of ideas and our architect can work with them and the builders to make that happen,” he said. “By having some of those concepts on display, buyers can really see how they add to livability, and then we can work with them and their budget.”A rooftop terrace is one of the features of the PS Designer Homes display. Rooftop terraces feature in the display by PS Designer HomesWith a spa and entertainment zone overlooking the golf course, Mr Kostellar said the rooftop terrace benefited from the views and breeze, and made use of traditionally wasted roof space.“Not everyone can, or wants to, have a big backyard,” he said. Other trends include voids and glass panelling to draw in light, and water-feature or resort-style pools. The Scandi look was proving popular, as was the modern industrial and Hampton’s styles.
Credit: AdegePlastic waste could become an issue for financial reporting and risk analysts, according to MSCI“While all eyes remain on the trade war between the U.S. and China, another global trade war, in waste, is beginning to unfold.“How the world addresses the disruption it creates will have ripple effects across multiple industries and countries, ripping the issue from the pages of glossy sustainability reports and thrusting it into investor presentations and financial filings as a subject of business risks and opportunities.” ESG regulation targets investors“In 2019, the script flips, and it isn’t just companies that are fielding ESG-related disclosure requirements. Investors will see escalating demands as regulators ramp up scrutiny beyond primarily issuers to focus on the business of ESG investing.” Solving the data dilemmas“In 2019, as we look out onto the next decade for ESG ratings, having more data will be the easy part. The hard part – and the important part – will be knowing how to identify and apply the most relevant signal and achieve better-differentiated investment objectives.” ‘Leadership in the age of transparency’“Investors are starting to insist that, while the parade of CEOs behaving badly may be difficult to predict and avoid, replacing them and cleaning house in the wake of a scandal should not be.“As a result, 2019 may mark a turning point for investors tired of paying the cost for companies slow to adapt when the internal becomes external and the whole world can judge misconduct for itself.” “In 2018 a number of reports came out where the kind of [climate change] timelines we are looking at are much closer than people had thought,” said Linda-Eling Lee, global head of ESG research at MSCI.“Within the lock-up periods of some types of private investments, many could see their projects implicated in climate-related problems and facing enhanced regulations before their payout”MSCIIn its latest report on the impacts on global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said it was vital to maintain the global temperature increase below 1.5°C versus higher target levels.Emphasising the relatively near-term timeframes, MSCI singled out the IPCC’s comment that “transition challenges as well as identified trade-offs can be reduced if global emissions peak before 2030 and marked emissions reductions compared to today are already achieved by 2030”.If not, added MSCI, by 2040, the atmosphere’s temperature will have risen by 1.5°C, inundating coastlines and intensifying drought, poverty and subsequent migration.“Many investments take shape in a time frame that flirts dangerously with the IPCC’s projected time span before emissions need to peak and before an acceleration toward climate calamity,” said the index provider.“Within the lock-up periods of some types of private investments, many could see their projects implicated in climate-related problems and facing enhanced regulations before their payout.”Real estate, according to MSCI, was “a prime example of an asset class that will inevitably be impacted by climate in the next decade”. Some investors have already been paying attention to the so-called physical risks associated with climate change. In 2016, for example, two major French asset owners sponsored a project to develop a methodology to measure how different assets in an investment portfolio are exposed to the physical impact of climate change.From plastic waste to scandal preventionMSCI highlighted four other “ESG trends to watch” in its paper: the fallout from regulatory action on plastic waste; increased regulation of ESG investments; greater focus on extracting meaningful signals from ESG data; and increased investor demand for board diversity and refreshment. The plastic waste trade war Investors are beginning to consider the possibility that the worst outcomes of climate change will not be avoided, according to index and analytics provider MSCI.MSCI said in an outlook paper that those investors already incorporating climate considerations into their portfolios were working on the underlying assumption that “some combination of technology and policy forces will limit emissions going forward, such that we can avoid the worst outcomes of climate change”.However, the possibility that this would not happen was “working its way into investor thinking in 2019”, the company said. This was particularly the case for investors in less liquid assets, for whom valuations were routinely linked to longer-term timeframes.
The casual living area. In a different wing of the home is a second kitchen, which is just as lavish as the first, an ensuited bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a living area. This zone will make hosting guests a breeze. The rumpus room, an office with custom cabinetry, home cinema and a temperature-controlled wine cellar are also found at this end of the home. Upstairs are three bedrooms — two sharing an ensuite, the other with a private ensuite. The main bedroom with floor-to-ceiling curved windows that frame water views, a private balcony, ensuite and custom-designed dressing room is also upstairs. 55-57 Charolais Cres, Benowa Waters, is an opulent mansion on the market. House hunters seeking a residence of distinction will feel right at home in this grand abode.Space is delivered in spades at the Benowa Waters house, which has the whole family and guests accommodated for. This is the first of two kitchens. Make a grand entrance. The vast size of the property was what captured the attention of Amy and Dave Hodge in 2017. “Not many houses can accommodate five cars or have this much land to play with,” Ms Hodge said. “We knew it would be ideal, as well, for our kids.” READ MORE: What $1.4 million buys you around the worldREAD MORE: Before and after: behind the creation of a trendy Mermaid Beach home A pool and tennis court are two luxury inclusions. A room for more formal occasions. The main bedroom is very spacious. The gated estate sprawls across a 2302sq m waterfront block and features a tennis court and in-ground pool. Adding to the resort-style lifestyle is a floating pontoon and boat ramp with main river moments away. The property offers 1022sq m of internal living, which boasts a luxury Hamptons style with a touch of European class. “Everything about this house is big — it’s 110 squares and it’s been excellent for living and entertaining,” Ms Hodge said. “We’ve hosted parties here and have also really enjoyed the floorplan, we will definitely miss all the space.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The second kitchen, in the guests wing, is also very luxurious. The wine cellar is also noteworthy.Past the circular driveway and porte-cochere, a formal entrance features a grand staircase, crystal chandelier, marble floors and 16ft ceilings. One side of the floorplan is dedicated to the main living areas, with a formal lounge and dining room and open-plan family room. The first of the home’s two kitchens takes centre stage here. It has all the essential ingredients including two Miele ovens, an Ilve oven, Zip tap, two integrated dishwashers and a luxuriously large Calacatta-topped island bench. The spacious living room is warmed by a fireplace and opens to the covered veranda and alfresco dining area with a built-in barbecue and pool views. Outdoor entertaining is covered. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Grab the popcorn! And of course, a spot to park the boat. “The location has been great, you’re not far from (the) Isle of Capri or Pacific Fair as well as some great private and public schools,” Ms Hodge said. “We will really miss the space, the beautiful hedging and having a separate wing for guests made a huge difference too.“The floorplan and land size really has been fantastic.” The five bedroom house is being marketing by Kollosche agents Michael Kollosche and Eddie Wardale and has a $3.975 million price tag.
Science Direct.com July 2012Loren Marks, Louisiana State UniversityIn 2005, the American Psychological Association (APA) issued an official brief on lesbian and gay parenting. This brief included the assertion: “Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents” (p. 15). The present article closely examines this assertion and the 59 published studies cited by the APA to support it. Seven central questions address: (1) homogeneous sampling, (2) absence of comparison groups, (3) comparison group characteristics, (4) contradictory data, (5) the limited scope of children’s outcomes studied, (6) paucity of long-term outcome data, and (7) lack of APA-urged statistical power. The conclusion is that strong assertions, including those made by the APA, were not empirically warranted. Recommendations for future research are offered. Highlights► A 26 of 59 APA studies on same-sex parenting had no heterosexual comparison groups. ► In comparison studies, single mothers were often used as the hetero comparison group. ► No comparison study had the statistical power required to detect a small effect size. ► Definitive claims were not substantiated by the 59 published studies.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12000580
Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. The Christian Science Monitor 16 December 2015Marijuana use is becoming more acceptable to Americans in general – and that includes teenagers.The shift was highlighted in a 2015 “Monitoring the Future” survey, which found teen use of pot has held steady in the last year even as abuse of most other drugs has declined among teens. At the same time, the survey indicates, teens are showing less concern about the dangers of marijuana use. The survey, published Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health, was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan.“We are heartened to see that most illicit drug use is not increasing, non-medical use of prescription opioids is decreasing, and there is improvement in alcohol and cigarette use rates,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the NIH’s Institute of Drug Abuse, in a press release. “However, continued areas of concern are the high rate of daily marijuana smoking seen among high school students, because of marijuana’s potential deleterious effects on the developing brains of teenagers.”Teens are laying off the “hard drugs,” such as heroin and ecstasy at encouraging rates, and abuse of prescription drugs designed to treat pain has declined from 10.5 percent in 2003 to 4.4 percent, according to the survey.But while use of most drugs declined, teens kept using pot at a stable rate. Even more significantly, the survey found a shift in how teenagers view marijuana use.Fewer teens reported they thought using weed was risky – 31.9 percent versus 36.1 percent in 2014, and 6 percent of twelfth graders smoke daily. This is in contrast to smoking tobacco, which teenagers now view with caution at increasingly high rates. Three-quarters of high school seniors said smoking a pack of cigarettes per day was harmful.This shift in how risky teens think marijuana is occurring as more states debate further legalized marijuana use among adults. Four states have legalized marijuana completely, but 23 have legalized it with some restrictions. Teens may be taking their cue from state legislators who feel the drug is not “risky” enough to ban.http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/1216/Are-new-laws-leading-more-teens-to-smoke-marijuanaHigh School Seniors Now Prefer Marijuana to CigarettesTime 16 December 2015More students in the 12th grade said they smoked pot every day, compared to those who smoke daily cigarettes, finds a new federal report. It’s the first time since the survey began in 1975 that daily marijuana use surpassed cigarettes.The “Monitoring the Future” survey released on Wednesday shows that 6% of 12th graders used marijuana every day—about the same rate as last year—while 5.5% of seniors reported smoking cigarettes daily. (That’s a drop from 2014, when 6.7% of high school seniors smoked cigarettes every day.)Their perceptions of pot also changed; fewer students think it’s dangerous. Almost 32% of seniors said they thought regular marijuana use could be harmful, compared to 36% who felt that way last year. “The sense that marijuana has medicinal purposes and that doctors are prescribing it creates a sense that this drug cannot be so harmful,” says Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (the group that funded the research).Volkow says she is surprised that marijuana rates didn’t rise from 2014, after the past year’s attitude and policy changes surrounding the legalization of marijuana. “All of those factors have led many to predict that there would be an increase in the pattern of use of marijuana among teenagers, and we are not seeing it,” she says. Still, it was one of the only substances in the report that did not decline in usage.http://time.com/4149430/marijuana-pot-high-school-cigarettes/
These trips will begin on September 8 with three daily flights from the Seasonal Trips Building at the Cairo Airport, he added.The agreement is not the first of its kind, as the company has always been keen on providing travel services to Palestinian people and ease their suffering, Nahas said.He stressed that EgyptAir will facilitate the procedures of the trips in coordination with Cairo Airport authorities. The head of EgyptAir, Hesham al-Nahas, said Wednesday that the airline company has signed a cooperation agreement with Palestinian Airways, under which the company will operate nine charter flights to transport 2,200 Palestinian pilgrims to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia this year.
Hugh J. Miller, 86, Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg.Born, November 2, 1929 in Belleville, Illinois, he was the son of Hugh and Mary (Cange) Miller.Hugh served 4 years in the Navy. He worked at Crown Zellerbach / PrintPak / Georgia Pacific for 40 years.Hugh was an outstanding civic minded citizen of Greensburg. He served as a County Councilman at Large for 16 years. He held many offices on a number of committees and served on various boards to promote the good and betterment of Greensburg & Decatur County. He was a deliverer at Christmas time for the Cheer Fund for several years. He was a 50 year member of the Knights of Columbus and he was a Past Grand Knight.Hugh was an active parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he served as a lector.He enjoyed golfing, working around his farm, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.He was married to Rosanne Frascone on February 20, 1954 and she survives.He is also survived by a daughter, Kathy (Greg) Pataky; son-in-law, Dave Cherry; grandchildren, Mike Colson, Jennifer (Justin) Colson, Jenny (Ryan) Burkhart, Jessica (Bart) Cherry, Stephanie (Doug) Volk; great grandchildren, Jada, Layne, and Ashton Lee, Nolan and Maggie Burkhart, Mariah and Rosie Volk; numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Colleen (Miller) Cherry; one sister and one brother.Hugh/ dad/ grandpa/ uncle/ cousin/ friend will be missed by all who knew him.Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 8:00 p.m. at the church.Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment with military graveside services will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Building Fund, Our Hospice, or to the Cheer Fund.Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Orlando: Hailing India’s investment in the development of female cagers as much as their male counterparts, retired Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) legend and Olympian Swin Cash on Sunday said they are starting to become family now.The Indian U-14 boys and girls basketball team took part in the second Junior NBA Global Championship and impressed with their performances over the last few days.The boys and girls played against Latin America, Africa, Europe and Middle East and Canada in the international bracket, both sides losing to Canada in the quarterfinals of the youth tournament at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World.The highlight was the way the boys played against the mighty Canadians, the second best team in the world, almost pulling off a major upset against the country which houses the reigning NBA champions, Toronto Raptors. The game went into overtime where they lost 56-64 after being down 16-25 at halftime.In their first game of the meet, they had defeated Latin America to start on a high.The girls, however, failed to conjure up a win in four matches but fought hard against Africa and Girls Northeast in the positive finish game with 13-year old Muskan Singh impressing with her speed and ball control.“I think one of the things I’ve seen in India is the investment that has been there not just on the boys side but the girls side as well,” WNBA LEGEND Cash said on the sidelines of the competition where 314 of the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls from around the world are showcasing their talent.Besides Swin Cash, who led the Detroit Shock to their first ever WNBA title in 2003 and also represented the United States in two Olympics, players like Dwyane Wade, Aaron Gordon, Danny Green, Breanna Stewart and Jennifer Azzi have been roped in as ambassadors for the week-long event.“When I first went to India, I had got an idea of what was going to happen in the field of basketball and how they are going to take this game,” said Swin Cash, 39, who was in India in 2013.“I was learning a lot about cricket and other sports which were happening. But to see how the NBA has got infused not only with the resources there, but also the coaching staff, it was great.“I mean, you see the way that kids from India interact with their coaches that are here. They’re starting to become like a family. And I think that’s in all of our academies across the globe,” she said.Among NBA’s seven academies across the world, India has one at Jaypee Greens Integrated Sports Complex in Noida. Currently, there are 23 players in their roster out of which three boys are taking part at the Junior NBA world event. There is no residential academy for the girls yet.Asked how a sport like basketball can find its feet in a country obsessed with cricket, Cash said: “You get foundations in the NBA and people that want to invest and put courts where the kids can go and play and that’s probably the easiest way that you can grow it organically from a grassroots standpoint.“Because whether it’s cricket or other sports, you have to have the money, the gear and necessary equipment. But, that’s not the case in basketball.“All you need to do is lace up the shoes that sometimes people don’t even play with.“All you need is two baskets. And if you have a nice imagination like I had as a young kid, you cut out that milk carton, you put it up, nail it up on a tree to play anywhere,” she signed off.In the positive finish game on Saturday evening, India boys lost to Boys Mid-Atlantic. Both the boys and girls, thus, played a total of five games each. IANSAlso Read: NBA Announces Roster of 32 Youth Teams For Junior Global ChampionshipAlso Watch: Minister Keshab Mahanta visits Jhanjimukh flood-affected areas
Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim said there was just one incident of academic fraud in the scope of the NCAA’s recently concluded investigation into Syracuse University’s basketball team, football program and athletic department.It was Fab Melo — referred to as “student-athlete 7” in the NCAA report — receiving an improved grade on a paper from a year-old class that restored his eligibility in January of 2012. Then-director of basketball operations Stan Kissel and the basketball facility secretary violated SU’s academic integrity policy, according to the NCAA report.On Thursday, Boeheim emphasized that the grade change process that Melo went through was legitimate and available to all students, and that there was no way he or anyone else could have known that citations were added to the paper by Kissel and the secretary. Boeheim said the discussion about Melo getting his grade changed began after he became ineligible and he had no doubt that Melo could complete the assignment on his own.“The Committee on Infractions asked me, ‘Coach, why did you do this? Why did you let this happen? Why did you let him go get this grade change,’” Boeheim said. “I said ‘That’s my responsibility.’ It’s my responsibility to at least inform every guy ‘Well you have to get a grade change if you want to be eligible.”In arguing against the NCAA reporting that he failed to promote a culture of compliance, Boeheim pointed out that he had daily meetings with academic coordinators. When asked why Melo only attempted to change his grade more than a year after he took the class, Boeheim reiterated that any student can petition for a grade change.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMelo missed games at Notre Dame, Cincinnati and at home against West Virginia on Jan. 21, 23 and 28, respectively.SU declared Melo ineligible in January of 2012 before filing for an NCAA Academic and Membership Affairs waiver on Jan. 16 that would have made him eligible, according to the NCAA report. The waiver included a personal statement from Melo that said SU told the NCAA he got help in writing.Four days later, according to the report, the waiver was denied and SU appealed. The appeal was denied on Jan. 24, and Daryl Gross called a Jan. 25 meeting that included Syracuse’s faculty athletics representative, associate provost, both deputy athletic directors, Kissel and the directors of compliance and student-athlete support services.They decided to have Kissel talk to Melo about his options, according to the NCAA report. According to both the NCAA report and what Boeheim said on Thursday, Melo met with a professor to talk about the grade change. The NCAA report sets the date at Jan. 26 and reports that she received the paper the next day but it wasn’t accepted because it lacked citations.“We hired somebody, and I don’t know if this is clear, but who was in charge of academics at a major university for men’s and women’s basketball, who absolutely knew, as would you or anyone, you cannot put citations in somebody’s paper,” Boeheim said, referring to Kissel.On Thursday, Boeheim said he was checking with Melo, who was back at SU, from the road during Syracuse’s road swing against UND and Cincinnati.Melo’s revised paper was accepted early in the week before the Orange played WVU, he said, but not processed through the College of Arts and Sciences in time for Melo to play against the Mountaineers.“I would’ve liked to have him play, but they did not process it,” he said. “I called no one. I didn’t call a soul. That’s not my job. I do not interfere in the academics.”Melo played in the Orange’s next game, against St. John’s on Feb. 4, but he and SU had committed an infraction because Kissel and the secretary revised the paper.Boeheim said the paper — he referred to it as 10 pages, the NCAA report reads four to five — was about Melo’s life and that the NCAA questioned how he wrote it so quickly.“The infractions committee asked me ‘How could he write that paper, in two days?’” Boeheim said. “I said ‘I think I could write that paper in four hours.’”Boeheim had already joked that he wrote a 17-page, 32-quotation paper on the American Revolution when he was a student and that his academics should be looked into because he wrote it so quickly.“I asked the Committee on Infractions, what more did you want me to do?” he said. “There was no answer. There’s no answer in the report of what I should do in that situation.” Comments Published on March 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm Contact Jacob: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Jacob_Klinger_
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Related Articles Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 Mr Green to pay £3m for failures in gambling harm and money laundering prevention February 27, 2020 StumbleUpon The Gambling Commission has defended its focus on consumer protection amid concerns that the shift in focus under CEO Sarah Harrison is a case of ‘regulatory creep’.The comments came as part of the consultation process into the Commission’s enforcement strategy published today which revealed a new enforcement strategy which will be used to tackle operators who breach gambling regulations.Citing how a fast changing gambling industry requires everyone to stay alert to changing consumer experiences, including new risks to the detriment of consumers, the Commission added: “Placing a greater emphasis on consumer interest ensures that both operators and regulator recognise and respond to these changing circumstances, whilst remaining consistent with the licensing objectives.“It represents a far less radical approach than some respondents seem to suggest but we acknowledge that we could have been clearer in communicating how our approach relates back to the licensing objectives.”The Commission said that its licensing objectives have a clear focus on the consumer and wider public interest embedded within them and the changes were consistent with its longstanding obligations under the licensing objectives.The key changes of the new enforcement strategy include:Changes to the Commission’s statement on financial penalties including introducing higher penalties for breaches, particularly where it sees systemic and repeated failingsPutting all regulatory tools, including licence review (both of the operator and personal management licences), on an equal footing by removing the current bias in favour of settlement (1)Using time-limited discounts to create better incentives for early settlement.Sarah Harrison added: “We will use the full range of enforcement powers to ensure operators put customers first and raise standards. The industry can be assured that we will use our powers in a targeted way, and consumers and the public can be assured we will take robust and effective action when gambling companies don’t meet their obligations.” Betway to pay record £11.6m after Gambling Commission finds VIP customer failings March 12, 2020 Share Submit
Share BetConstruct has teased the launch of Fasttoken, the first all-in-one, fully decentralized and Ethereum based blockchain solution which provides “100% transparency, security and fairness to all involved parties – players, game providers, operators and affiliates”.Utilising Ethereum’s second layer scaling technologies, Fasttoken has been designed to minimise transactions costs, eliminate latency and lag inside a gaming session, and boost scalability by moving the actual gaming process of the main chain.The user-friendly solution, launched at last week’s Malta Blockchain Summit, never compromises the security, transparency or fairness of any aspect of any game. Once a gaming session ends, players have the option to audit every spin, revealed card or event for fairness.This ensures provably fair gaming and verifiable RNG across all verticals, while players can enjoy multiple games simultaneously – just like they do in centralised casinos today.“Trust takes years to build up, and seconds to lose. That is why today we are building the casino of the future. By applying blockchain solutions in gambling, we deliver an exclusive chance to enjoy wagering without the sine qua non of the trust factor,” said Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder and CEO.He added: “As a result of more than 15 years of experience in the igaming industry and our work, we have gained hundreds of loyal partners, many of whom are already preparing to recognize Fasttoken as their cryptocurrency.” New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Share
Ghana Football Association President has denied allegations carried in a British newspaper that he agreed for the Black Stars to take part in international football matches organised by match fixers.The Daily Telegraph and Channel 4’s Dispatches programme allege a Ghanaian club official and a Fifa agent said they could arrange the rigging of matches involving the national team.Kwesi Nyantakyi has given his response about the allegation published on Sunday.”The report of the newspaper or the media house is entirely not accurate,” Kwesi Nyantakyi told www.ghanafa.org.”There is a representation of half-truths and half-lies. It’s not true that we have agreed with match fixers or people who intend to organize matches of convenience between the Black Stars and any opponent in the future.”The claim now been made is that, they got me to agree to offer them the right to organize matches and determine the outcome of these matches. I have still not received the response of the [GFA] Legal Committee which response was suppose to be forwarded to the Executive Committee for consideration and possibly approval or decline. “There is really no cause for alarm as far as I am concerned because nothing untoward has happened involving me or the Federation and all the noise been made is of no consequence.”The Ghana Football Association issued a statement on Sunday confirming it had reported the matter to FIFA and CAF as well as the Ghana Police Service to investigate two men – Messrs Christopher Anton Forsythe and Obed Nketiah – over match-fixing claims.”They [two men] never told me that they were interested in fixing any game of the Black Stars. They presented a business proposal that sought to buy the rights. I understood it in the context of what Kentaro used to do for matches involving Brazil. I said because it is a novelty, we need to take it to the Executive Committee.”But never did I think that they had a premeditated plan to sell matches of the Black Stars which are gradually evolving from the reports that we are hearing,” the GFA President said.”I told them I had not even read the contract. If I had agreed, I would have signed the contract. I did not agree and that is why the contract was unsigned and remains unsigned up till today. “The truth of the matter is that I did not consider it a matter of urgency. I didn’t see any real business interest that required the immediate attention of the FA. I pushed it over that the Legal Committee should to look at it.”The Legal Committee would have then forwarded their comments or recommendations which will be discussed by the Executive Committee and a decision taken.”So the fact that I didn’t sign means the GFA has not agreed and the fact that I didn’t sign also meant that a definite position had not been taken.”
The number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus continue to increase nationwide. Especially in New York.According to the state report, the number of deaths due to coronavirus increased by 799 in the state of New York on Thursday, marking the third straight day of record COVID-19 deaths in the state.The death toll linked to the disease now stands at 7,067.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state saw an increase of 200 COVID-19 hospitalizations Thursday — the lowest since the virus began spreading in the state. At least 18,279 people remain hospitalized with the virus in the state.Cuomo also urged people to continue social distancing.