IWF insists Ajan must not return as President

first_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers Aján has denied all allegations made against him, and said in a statement earlier this month: “I continue to believe that the ongoing independent investigation will demonstrate the ARD’s allegations to be baseless where they concern the IWF and me personally”. The Hungarian has held senior roles at the IWF for 44 years. He was general secretary from 1976 to 2000, and has been President since then. His fifth term is due to expire in April 2021, by when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may or may not have taken place. He was an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member for 10 years from 2000, and an honorary member since 2010, but he resigned from his honorary membership on March 3 because, he said, he wanted “to save the Olympic Movement from negative rumours and subsequent inconvenience.” Papandrea’s term as Acting President could be extended further “at the sole discretion of the Executive Board” according to the new document, which features 26 terms of reference for her own role, plus 12 other conditions. One of the terms of reference states that the Acting President “will oversee, manage and delegate relations with National Federations, the IOC, the Sport Accord, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), National Olympic Committees and other organisations and individuals”. When leaders of 33 International Federations took part in a teleconference organised by the IOC on March 18, the IWF was represented by Aján. Read Also:Aján’s 44-year reign at IWF under threat as Executive Board members demand change Members of the IWF Board, including Maxim Agapitov of Russia and Nicu Vlad of Romania, criticised Aján in late January. Agapitov said Aján was “continuing to do what he likes and not what the Executive Board had in mind when it determined to elect Ursula Papandrea as Acting President”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Tamás Aján will not return to his duties as planned next month because his “stand-aside” from the Presidency of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been extended by two months. Aján originally agreed to step aside for 90 days from January 22 while Richard McLaren’s team of investigators looked into allegations of corruption, which were raised in a German TV documentary. He intended to resume his duties on April 22 but the IWF Executive Board has mandated Ursula Papandrea to continue as Acting President until June 19. The IWF’s Oversight and Integrity Commission, which is chaired by Papandrea, has also been mandated to continue its work until June 19. The Commission was set up in January to oversee the McLaren investigation, and IWF operations while those investigations are ongoing, No announcement has been made by the IWF and Papandrea did not wish to comment, but new documents have been posted on the IWF website. “On January 5, 2020 the ARD Television station aired the show Der Herr de Heber, a video by Hajo Seppelt, Nick Butler and Gritt Hartmann detailing allegations primarily against the IWF President, Dr Tamás Aján. “Within the documentary, allegations were raised with respect to financial irregularities, corruption, doping control distribution, doping sample manipulation, doping payment irregularities, doping activities in specific nations and nepotism. “On January 22, 2020, the Executive Board appointed IWF vice-president Ursula Garza Papandrea to the post of IWF Acting President for 90 days, with oversight responsibility for the investigation and the IWF’s day-to-day operations. “On March 21, 2020, the Executive Board extended the mandate for the Acting President to end June 19 2020.” The document was posted yesterday, and the signatories “for and on behalf of the IWF” are Papandrea and the IWF general secretary Mohammed Jalood.last_img read more

Angels key spring training dates

first_imgMarch 26-27: Angels vs. Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, 7 p.m.March 29: Opening day, Angels at A’s, Oakland Coliseum, 1 p.m.April 2: Home opener, Angels vs. Indians, Angel Stadium, 7 p.m. Feb. 23: First Cactus League game, Angels vs. A’s, Mesa, Hohokam Stadium, noonFeb. 24: First home Cactus League game, Angels vs. Brewers, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, noonMarch 7: Angels vs. Dodgers, Tempe Diablo Stadium, noonMarch 22: Angels vs. Dodgers, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, 7 p.m.March 25: Angels vs. Dodgers, Angel Stadium, 6 p.m. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ANGELS KEY DATES (all times Pacific)Tuesday: Pitchers and catchers reportWednesday: First workout, pitchers and catchersFeb. 18: Full squad reporting dayFeb. 19: First full-squad workoutlast_img

11 days added to early voting period for Iowa’s June 2nd primary

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowa’s secretary of state is encouraging Iowans to vote-by-mail in the June 2nd Primary and Paul Pate has extending the absentee voting period to a total of 40 days.Pate released a recorded message late Monday afternoon. “The safety of voters takes precedence and by encouraging Iowans to vote absentee, we can reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19,” Pate said. “We still plan on having our polls open on June 2nd for voters who prefer to cast ballots in person, but this effort will help reduce the risk of infecting others.”The vote-by-mail period for the June 2nd primary will now begin on April 23rd. During primary elections earlier this month in Arizona, Florida and Illinois, election officials announced public health precautions like disinfecting voting booths and machines regularly, plus poll workers were given gloves, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. But there were reports of poll workers failing to show up, causing lines and — in some cases — polling sites had to be moved or consolidated.Under current state law, the early voting period for primaries and the General Election is 29 days. Pate used his authority in a disaster to extend the absentee ballot period by 11 days.last_img read more

RB Firehouses in Need Of Repair

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — A borough councilman thinks it is time to spend the money for repairs to the borough owned firehouses.Councilman Arthur V. Murphy III, who serves as the council’s fire and police commissioners, recently asked that his colleagues consider a bond ordinance to do what he said was long needed work to three of the structures of the town’s six fire companies.The three borough-owned structures are for the Liberty Hose Company, located on White Street, Independent Engine Company, Mechanic Street, and the Relief Engine Company, Drummond Place.Two of the three—Liberty and Independent—are in need of new roofs, Murphy said at the Sept. 28 council meeting. And the Mechanic Street location could stand to have its windows replaced, and the main door at the Liberty location, too.The third structure, located on Drummond Place, is in the best shape of the three, Murphy explained this week, as it received some work as part of the agreement with the Community YMCA’s restoration of the connecting 51 Monmouth Street building. But it too may need some additional touch-ups.Murphy explained this week the cost for the major work for the two locations would probably amount to roughly $56,000.“You own the property. You have to maintain them,” he said, noting that while the members do do some general maintenance to the site, no substantial work had been done to those two buildings for the better part of 25 years.Officials are in the process of obtaining three bids on the work and the bond ordinance would hopefully be ready before the end of the year, according to Murphy.When Pasquale Menna came in as mayor in 2007, there was the beginning of discussions about consolidating some of the six fire companies. And over the years there have some discussions about it, with fire company members even establishing a committee to look at it, Murphy said last week. “They know consolidation will come around sooner or later,” Murphy said of the company members.However, those discussions haven’t really moved forward thus far, but Murphy said, as that would entail establishing a facility capable of housing a number of trucks and equipment. Such a facility could cost upwards of $2 million to build, he said, and the borough doesn’t have the resources to spend. However, he added, “There’s going to come a point when decisions are going to have to be made.”And should consolidation eventually move forward, and if it involves any of the borough owned properties, officials might look to sell off that asset, Murphy said, noting it might help if the building is in good shape.last_img read more

Voisard, Cooke sparkle for Selects in Kootenay Zone title run

first_imgThe Nelson Selects are off to the 2011 B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Powell River.The Selects scored a pair of shutout victories over Kootenay South and Cranbrook at the Kootenay U13 Girl’s Soccer Playdowns Saturday in Castlegar.“The coaches are extremely pleased with the effort and skill shown by the Nelson squad this weekend,” said co-coach Pat Perkins after Nelson dumped Cranbrook Rovers 6-0 and rival Kootenay South Rockets 2-0.“This was the team’s best performance of the year and all players should be proud of their performance individually and as a squad.”Paul Burkart is the other U13 co-coach.The run to the zone title was not as easy as the scores appear.The contest against Kootenay South was scoreless at halftime before Darian Voisard potted a pair of markers to give Nelson the victory.Haley Cooke was solid between the pipes for Nelson.Needing a victory to secure the title, the Selects made not mistake against the Rovers, pounding the East Kootenay squad.Voisard paced the attack with three goals with singles going to Naomi Perkins, Amelia Martze, and Lakpa DietCooke earned her second shutout of the day.The Selects travel to Cranbrook to compete in the Sam Steele Days tournament before heading west to Power River for the U13 Provincial B Cup July [email protected]last_img read more

GFI alumi are part of major league baseball history

first_imgFrom small beginnings in home town stadiums, many of the faces that have crossed the home plate in Grand Forks have made their way to stardom in the major leagues.Brent Lillibridge played in the 2003 Grand Forks International with the Seattle Studs. He is seen here crossing home plate after belting a home run against the Reno Astros in the championship game.Lillibridge was an outstanding player at the University of Washington and would be chosen in the fourth round of the 2005 amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Later he was traded to the Atlanta Braves and made his MLB debut April 26, 2008. He was then traded to the Chicago White Sox.He was part of White Sox history earlier this season when, on April 11, he hit the 10,000th home run in the history of the Sox franchise. One article describes Brent as outgoing and an individual of deep faith who tries to connect with the White Sox fan base. Apparently he makes as much usage of Twitter as anyone on the team. Just a couple of weeks after he hit that milestone home run for Chicago he was once again in the news: Versatile, skilled Lillibridge makes statement, screamed one headline. Another said, Utility player secures White Sox win with pair of defensive gems.This occurred in the ninth inning of a 3-2 victory over New York in Yankee stadium. To make back to back game saving catches is a rare feat. After watching these sparkling defensive plays on video one can only shake their head. In fact, two of baseball’s all-time greats, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were doing just that, reflecting some exasperation and frustration but no doubt accompanied with admiration for the athletic ability and hustle of Lillibridge.Making this night in the Big Apple even more remarkable was that Brent, normally an infielder, was playing in right field for only the eighth time in his career.White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen quipped, “I finally found my closer.”From Grand Forks to Chicago; from this small town in Southern B.C. to New York and Yankee Stadium; from James Donaldson Park, an intimate ballpark on the United States/Canada border to 40,000 seat United States Cellular Field (formerly Comiskey Park)… and the story continues… the GFI – don’t miss it!Brent’s saving catch on video:http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/5052025-574/in-case-you-missed-the-game-saving-catches-by-white-sox-of-brent-lillibridge-video.htmllast_img read more

Leafs busy assembling squad, open exhibition season with 3-3 tie in Grand Forks

first_img Leafs sign Goalie Josh Williams (97) from the Fort Mac Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League where he played last season as well as (99) Goalie Quinn Yeagher from the Calgary Buffaloes AJHL. Leafs acquire Defenseman 98 born defenseman Jordan Popoff from North Okanagan Knights for a PDF Leafs reacquire Forward/ Defenseman Brent Headon (98) from Fernie for Colum McGauly. (Headon was the player to be named later in the Alex Meeker deal with 100 Miles House Wranglers. His rights were then moved to Fernie Ghostriders) Nelson travels to Castlegar to face the Rebels Tuesday before meeting the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley in Fruitvale Thursday.The Leafs conclude the exhibition campaign with homes games Friday, Saturday and Sunday against Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Grand Forks, respectively, at the NDCC Arena.Friday and Saturday games begin at 7 p.m. with Sunday’s puck drop set for 2 p.m.Nelson opens the regular season Friday, September 8 against the Nitehawks.Nelson General Manager Lance Morey has been busy of late assembling the 2017-18 edition of the Leafs.In the past few weeks, Morey has made several moves to bolster the lineup for the Green and White. Leafs acquire Nelson Minor Hockey grad and forward Justin Podrenko (98) from Castlegar for a PDF Leafs move Forward Cooper Schroder (98) to Spokane Braves for a PDF Leafs sign (99) born Forward David Sanchez from the Grand Prairie Midget AAA StormMorey said Nelson still has flyers out on a few players currently in Junior A camps. Leafs acquire 6’ 6” Jake Hryhoriw (97 born) Defenseman from the Hearst Lumberjacks Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League for a PDF Leafs sign (99) Defenseman Michael Bladon from the Calgary Midget AAA Northstars Sawyer Hunt scored twice as the Nelson Leafs opened the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season with a 3-3 tie against Grand Forks Border Bruins Sunday afternoon in the Boundary City.Jack Karran also scored for the Leafs with Josh Williams and Quinn Yeagher splitting the netminding duties.The game was the first of a six-game preseason schedule for the Green and White.last_img read more

Historic day for Glenswilly NS as major extension gets all clear – Pic Special

first_imgGlenswilly NS got the all-clear for its major extension yesterday (Fri) following decades of campaigns in a bid to expand the school.The announcement, which was made by the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh, means the school will mean an overall redevelopment of the current building as well as FIVE new classrooms.Brian McDaid was in Glenswilly following the announcement to capture the signing of the contract for work to begin on the new school. You can see photos below…Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh T.D. with school caretaker Charlie O’Kane at the signing of the contract for work to begin on the new school in Glenswilly Photo Brian McDaid.Minister for Education Joe McHugh T.D. pictured with Principal Joseph Gallinagh and Neil Gallagher as he announcing details for a new Glenswilly National School. Photo Brian McDaid.Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh T.D. at the new all-weather pitch as he arrives to announce details of the new school at Glenswilly. Photo Brian McDaid.Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh T.D. announcing details of a new school for Glenwilly pictured with Eileen Quinn, chairperson of the board of management School Architects Alan Leddley , Back row from left include Donal Kelly, Joseph Gallinagh principal and All-Ireland Champion and former pupil, Neil Gallagher. Photo Brian McDaid.Parents committee members and board of management executive Rosin Kelly and Ethna Kelly pictured with Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh T.D. and School Architect Alan Leddy.Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh T.D. and Principal Glenswilly N.S. Joseph Gallinagh with former teachers Norita O’Boyle, Noreen Mc Cafferty and Agnes Wiseman. Photo Brian McDaid.Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh T.D announcing details for the new school in Glenswilly.Joe Mc Hugh T.D. with Donal Kelly at the announcement of a new school for GlenswillyMinister for Education Joe McHugh announcing details of the new school for Glenswilly to pupils on Friday morning. Photo Brian McDaid. Historic day for Glenswilly NS as major extension gets all clear – Pic Special was last modified: September 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Three Big Things: Warriors suddenly can’t shoot against the Rockets

first_imgIn the first game post-apocalypse, the sharp-shooting Warriors suddenly forgot how to shoot, which led to their worst game of the season – a 107-86 thrashing at the hands of the Rockets.Currently, the team everyone is chasing is down a road leading to its own demise. On Thursday night, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant combined to go 11-of-31 from the field as the Rockets built a 32 point lead. Golden State didn’t hit its first 3-pointer until 2:33 in the second quarter when rookie guard Jacob …last_img

Assuming Intentions Good or Bad

first_imgMost of the people who work for you are not intentionally trying to do poor work. They aren’t trying to fail in their role, and they aren’t trying to make mistakes. Very few of them are acting on some malicious intention to do harm to the business, nor is it their intention to harm themselves.Most of the time, and there are exceptions, people are acting out of good intentions.That employee who called the client to explain in a somewhat impolitic manner that the problem they are having is their own fault wasn’t trying to make them angry. Their intention was to help the client see that what they are doing isn’t working, even if they lacked the diplomacy and relationship to have that conversation.The employee who spent more money on the marketing campaign than he should have, mistakenly believing that if a little is good than a lot is better, wasn’t trying to be reckless or wasteful. His intentions were to drive leads to the business and help the company grow.Assuming Bad IntentionsWhen you assume bad intentions, you believe something about the person who made the mistake that is rarely true. When you treat mistakes like they are intentional, you are treating the person who made that mistake unfairly. You are accusing them of something of which they are not guilty.When you assume bad intentions and punish the person who made the mistake, you may get fewer mistakes. You also get an employee who is afraid to take initiative and unwilling to use their own resourcefulness to take independent action and make decisions. This is how you manufacture unengaged employees who end up being dependents. You are creating employees who wait for your permission to do the job you hired them to do.Assuming Good IntentionsYou don’t have to be happy when people make mistakes. But you do have to help them learn from their mistakes.When you assume good intentions, you reinforce the idea that you expect the person you lead to take action and make good decisions. You reinforce that you expect initiative and resourcefulness. And you expect them to be open to the coaching that will help them understand how to make better decisions once they have a deeper understanding and more information.If you understand people you realize that most of us aren’t here to cause problems – most of us want to be part of the solution. The way you treat the people who work for you may mean the difference between someone who believes they can make a difference, and someone who simply wants to stay out of trouble. Who would you rather have working for you? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more