SUNDAYS “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?“IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday.Todays READERS POLL question is: DO you feel that Evansville City Council is transparent?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributeFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Paula T. Hammond wins 2010 Scientist of the Year

first_imgThe Harvard Foundation presented the 2010 Scientist of the Year Award to Paula T. Hammond, the Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as part of its annual Albert Einstein Science Conference: Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.Hammond will be honored for her outstanding scientific contributions in macromolecular design and synthesis of biomaterials. “The Harvard Foundation is pleased to honor Dr. Hammond as the 2010 Scientist of the Year at our annual Albert Einstein Science Conference,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation.Hammond was also a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2004.To read more about Hammond’s research, visit the Hammond Research Group Web site.last_img read more

Jim Boeheim one of few to dispute allegations in NCAA investigation

first_imgJim Boeheim disputed his responsibility for the allegations the NCAA investigated about the Syracuse head coach and the men’s basketball program.Most of the allegations in the investigation were not disputed, according to the report. But Boeheim argued about if he should be held accountable, NCAA chief hearing officer and Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky confirmed on a teleconference Friday.In a release, Chancellor Kent Syverud said the university doesn’t think Boeheim was responsible for the rules violations. The violations included academic misconduct and impermissible academic assistance and services, which Banowsky focused on when responding to the university’s denial of Boeheim’s responsibility.“The rule is pretty clear that the head coach has a duty to monitor the activities of those in the program and he’s also presumed to be accountable for their violations,” Banowsky said. “And the presumption in this case was not effectively rebutted at all.”“In fact, the coach hired the director of basketball operations to improve the academic performance of the players and he did it by logging into their email accounts, exchanging communication with professors about what the student needs to do. And in concert with the basketball receptionist, assisted in the preparation of coursework for the players. So in this case the panel felt the head coach should be responsible, for the people who report directly to him, most certainly.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe sanctions suspended Boeheim for nine games of conference play and stated that all games in which ineligible players participated from the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11 and 2011-12. SU identified 24 basketball wins – 14 in 2004-05 and nine from 2011-12 – in which ineligible players played, according to the report, but the Committee on Infractions panel will release a final number within 45 days.Syracuse won 74 games from 2004-7 and 61 from 2010-12. Banowsky said finalizing the number of wins to be vacated is “more or less a clerical matter,” but that the number could go up or down.SU has 15 days to appeal the NCAA’s ruling. The university will support Boeheim in any individual appeal he makes, according to Syverud’s release. Comments Published on March 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ndubuoke Faults NFF on Choice of Cities

first_imgIt raises doubt on fairness, equity and sincerity of purpose in the entire bidding exercise given the fact that one zone alone, out of the six geo-political zones in the country, was alloted three cities namely Benin, Uyo and Asaba while the South West was given two slots (venues) in Lagos alone.Agreed that some parts of the country may not be favourably disposed towards female participation in sports, the South East is certainly a home for women football.That such a zone was not considered by the NFF and the Bid Committee is unacceptable. That the South East which has been the nation’s feeding/recruitment ground for female footballers in the country since the commencement of the women game was suspiciously omitted in the provisional choice of cities to host the proposed FIFA Women World Cup is unfair and unjustifiable.The South East, over the years, has produced more than 70% of national team players in all tiers of the female national football teams. Same goes with clubs in the women domestic league in the country. It therefore becomes very surprising if not shocking to observe that the zone with five states and world class football stadia and solid sporting facilities was exempted in the provision of cities for the global sporting fiesta.Moreover, the South Eastern governors have shown immense commitment towards sporting excellence in the country. These are factors that should have been considered while this decision of national importance is being contemplated.Recently, Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha voted millions of naira for the rehabilitation of the Dan Anyiam Stadium to prove his commitment towards taking sports to the next level in the state in particular and the nation at large. Ihedioha made it clear during his campaigns before his election into office that sports will be giving a paramount place in his administration to engage our youths gainfully and take them off the streets. This will further act as catalysts to curbing crime. With less than 100 days in office, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives has lived upto his pledges, promises and campaign vows. He is fast turning Imo State into the sporting centre of the entire South East.“It is expected that these should have been considered by the bid team constituted by the NFF while coming up with its decision or choice of host cities for the proposed sporting event.“On these premises, one can only call on the NFF and its bid team/committee to do a rethink, beat a fast retreat and make a bold u-turn in this unfair decision to exempt the South East from this “developmental project”. You don’t deny the hen that lays the golden egg her honour of feeding, even if you decide not to give her more food than others!”concludes Ndubuoke.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former board member of the nation’s soccer governing body, NFF, Chief Fan Ndubuoke has faulted the NFF on the choice of cities chosen to host next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, should Nigeria get the nod of the world soccer governing body.Ndubuoke in a statement yesterday, noted that the NFF erred by ignoringcities in the South East zone, even as he called for a rethink.The statement by Ndubuoke: “The decision of the nation’s football governing body, NFF to ignore and exempt the South East among the cities selected across the geo-political zones in the country considered to host the proposed FIFA U -20 Women World Cup next year is to say the least most unfortunate, unacceptable, very questionable and above all, insensitive.last_img read more

Superdata report estimates esports betting at $56m

first_img Superdata Research published its end of year report in December and in its assessment of esports it valued the betting sector at $58.9m (£47.9m).This was a significant but minor portion of the overall esports pie, which Superdata valued at $892m (£727.9m) currently with growth expectations putting it at a $1.4bn (£1.1bn) industry by 2019. You can read a full analysis of the report at our sister publication, Esports Insider, here.In terms of online bookmakers, the more established names that generally offer a strong selection of esports markets are Pinnacle, Sky Bet, Betway and Bet365. Pinnacle, the bookie which has been offering markets the longest and took its first esports wager back in 2010, won both the SBC Award for Best Esports Bookmaker last year and took home EGR’s one to boot.2017 looks set to be a far more competitive year with a great number of operators adding some markets in the past six months as a testing phase. A number of these will undoubtedly expand their selections and moreover the promotion of them and brand awareness with esports fans. Last year saw team sponsorships such as Betway’s six figure investment with NiP (Ninjas in Pyjamas) and GG.bet create a number of partnerships with orgs including Fnatic, Luminosity and Ad Finem.New markets will also emerge with new well backed competitions such as The Overwatch League, whilst the more established CSGO, Dota and League of Legends will continue to attract more bettors and attention. ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submitlast_img read more