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Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for having sex with a student, dies of cancer at 58

first_imgSEATTLE — Mary Kay Letourneau, the infamous teacher who married her former sixth-grade student has died from stage four cancer at the age of 58. Letourneau married and had two children with Vili Fualaau who was a precocious 12-year-old in her class at Shorewood Elementary in Burien, a south Seattle suburb.Letourneau pleaded guilty in August 1997 to two counts of second-degree rape with a student who was 13 at the time. (She was 34, married and had four children) She later married the student, Vili Fualaau in 2005—after serving her seven-year prison sentence. He was 22. She knew her actions were wrong morally and professionally but took the risks in part because of her diagnosed “hypomania,″ a type of bipolar depression, her attorney told local media.Fualaau and Letourneau had previously characterized their relationship as one of love, and even wrote a book together — “Un Seul Crime, L’Amour,” or “Only One Crime, Love.” Their story was also the subject of a USA Network movie, “All American Girl.”King County court records show Fualaau asked the court for a legal separation from Letourneau on May 9, 2017. They divorced last year.last_img read more

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4 Syracuse lacrosse players earn All-ACC honors

first_img Published on April 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman The All-Atlantic Coast Conference men’s lacrosse team was announced Wednesday afternoon, with Dylan Donahue, Nick Mariano, Sergio Salcido and Brandon Mullins representing Syracuse (8-4, 2-2 ACC) on the 18-man list.Donahue is a second-time qualifier for the all-conference team, as the senior attack leads the conference with 2.25 assists per game. His 21 goals are tied for second most on the Orange, and he leads the unit with 48 points.Several of Donahue’s 27 assists have been dished to Mariano, who’s flourished in his first season with SU. He’s the team’s leading goal scorer with 29 tallies, where as last year on Massachusetts he led the team with only 22 scores.The only first-time starter to crack the list for Syracuse is Salcido, who’s success this season has openly surprised head coach John Desko. The 5-foot-7 midfielder has scored 21 times, and has three games this season with five or more points. He entered this season with five career points.Mullins is the only returner to the All-ACC team with Donahue, and the fifth-year defender has once again anchored the Orange’s counterattack. His 22 caused turnovers are at least double anyone else on the team, and has helped SU allow the second-fewest goals per game in the ACC.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne notable omission is Syracuse faceoff specialist Ben Williams, who leads the conference with a 64.2 percent clip at the X in 12 games this season. The nod was given to North Carolina’s Stephen Kelly, who’s won an ACC-best 184 faceoffs this season.The duo will clash on Friday at 6 p.m. when SU takes on UNC in the semifinals of the ACC tournament in Kennesaw, Georgia. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Dortmund Accepts €100million Ousmane Dembele Bid From Barcelona

first_imgGerman giants, Borussia Dortmund have accepted Barcelona’s €100million bid for wantaway forward, Ousmane Dembele.According to a Spanish news outlet, Sport, Barcelona are close to signing the 20-year-old Frenchman with discussions over additional €30million add-ons delaying the completion of the deal.On Thursday, Dortmund suspended Dembele indefinitely for missing Training Without Permission, with the club’s Sporting Director, Michael Zorc, saying: “Ousmane Dembélé missed training without notifying the club and has clearly taken this action consciously. We will obviously sanction him for this.”Dortmund turned down Barcelona’s previous bids for the youngster insisting that “Barcelona have presented an offer that does not match the extraordinary footballing and otherwise status of the player and also not the current market situation.”Barcelona are keen to replace worlds most expensive footballer, Neymar, who moved to PSG for €220million earlier this month, as the Catalan club prepares for La Liga title charge. RelatedBreaking: Dortmund Agrees £110m Ousmane Dembele Transfer Fee From BarcelonaAugust 24, 2017In “Europe”Dortmund Suspends Barcelona Target Ousmane Dembele For Missing Training Without PermissionAugust 10, 2017In “Europe”Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele Will Not Play Again This YearSeptember 17, 2017In “Spain”last_img read more

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Gill to run for FIFA vice-president role

first_imgFollowing recent reforms by world soccer’s governing body, UEFA members will choose one of their vice-presidents from a list of candidates to be proposed by the four British associations. The 57-year-old Gill, who is a member of UEFA’s executive committee, will stand for election when European soccer’s governing body holds its congress in Vienna in March. “Although I had initially wanted to focus on developing my relatively new role within UEFA, I believe there is an opportunity, if elected, to use the FIFA position to make a real difference while complementing that ongoing work. Gill told the FA website (www.thefa.com): “This is a decision I have been thinking about for some time. The English FA has nominated Gill as its candidate and if elected he will replace Jim Boyce of Northern Ireland who is stepping down at FIFA’s Congress in Zurich in May after four years in the position. David Gill, the former Manchester United chief executive, will stand for election as a FIFA vice-president, he said on Tuesday. “Having sounded out many people across the game including fellow board members at Manchester United, The FA and UEFA, I would hope to make a positive contribution and use my candidacy to drive a debate for continued reform.”last_img read more

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Kurt Okraku: Kenichi will be a goner if I was Hearts board chairman

first_imgExecutive Chairman of Dreams FC, Kurt Okraku believes Kenichi’s actions of taking to social media to disclose contractual details would have earned him a sack was he in charge of the Phobians.Kurt, who doubles as the chairman of the MTN FA Cup committee, is clearly appalled by the behavior of the Japanese American labelling it as a political.For him, Kenichi was unknown prior to his appointment and should be grateful to Hearts of Oak for bringing him into the limelight.“Per the structures we have in Dreams, our coaches will not behave the way Kenichi has behaved,”he told Joy Sports“If I was directly responsible for Hearts of Oak, I will fire him.”“He is the coach. Hearts of Oak has made him popular. Before he arrived in Ghana, nobody knew him.” Okraku further urged Kenichi to concentrate on his core duties of bringing success to the Phobians on the pitch.”He is here basically to work as a coach not as a politician. You cannot play people’s minds and hearts against the management and board all because you want to appeal to pity,” he added.”At the end of the day, if you look at the issues at stake, they are no issues. That somebody has not been paid winning bonuses or received a month’s salary. They are no issues.””Kenichi must concentrate on his core job and work and get results for Hearts of Oak.””If I was the board chairman of Hearts of Oak, Kenichi will be a goner.” Okraku’s Dreams FC take on Kotoko in the midweek set of matches for the Ghana Premier League.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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first_imgSarajevo and Željezničar will play tonight at Koševo the 102 eternal derby. Both camps stress that they respect the opponent, but are determined for a victory. Many football fans of the Sarajevo derby consider this one of the biggest and fiercest in the region. In previous games, both teams celebrated 30 wins, while 41 matches ended without a winner.Sarajevo is playing on its field and this could be an advantage, but there is also pressure for good results. Željezničar has a team that could pose a problem for anyone.Otherwise, both teams are at the top and are currently in good form. The winner will definitely be included in the race for the title. Interestingly, Željezničar celebrated the last win at the biggest B&H stadium on this day nine years ago.Representatives of both clubs called on fans for the biggest B&H duel to be a fair sporting competition. They emphasized that the match should be a true celebration.The game starts at 19:45 and will be broadcast live on BHT1.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Corentyne man beaten to death

first_img…2 in custodyTwo persons are now in custody as Police probe the death of a Corentyne, Berbice carpenter, who was found lying on the Corentyne Highway.Dead is Navindramauth Bowman, also called “Altaf”, 21, of Lot 54 Number 70 Village, Corentyne. Reports are Bowman was beaten by two persons after he went away with a $5000 bill they had given him to purchase a bottle of rum which cost $1500. Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s uncle, Mohamed Safraz Noordeen, said he was approached and told of the transaction. According to Noordeen, he was visited by a villager who is commonly called “Two Feet”, whoDead: Navindramauth Bowman, also called “Altaf”related to him that Bowman went away with $5000 which he and another had given him to purchase rum.“He come to me and tell me that Altaf take $5000 from him to buy rum and he aint bring back their money. The second time he come he say that he gone kill Altaf if he see him first… Is about 15 minutes after I telling my sister in front the story and I get a message that Altaf lying down on the road.”The injured man was picked up by his uncle and rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. According to Noordeen, it would appear as though the now dead man was hit to the head.The young man’s grieving aunt, Bibi, related that prior to leaving home, Bowman had asked her for money and she gave it to him.Meanwhile, an investigation was launched into the young man’s death and Police acting on information received went to a house at Fyrish, some 35 miles away from where the incident occurred, and arrested two men.Also at Fyrish, a woman was questioned by Police and reportedly told investigators that “Two Feet” and another known as “Ariv” had gone to her house for refuge, claiming that they had beaten a man but could not say if he was dead. The two suspects in custody are cooperating with the Police probe.Bowman, 21, was picked up on the same spot where the body of a 26-year-old carpenter was picked up on November 1, 2017.The lifeless body of Fayaz Narinedat was picked up at Number 70 Village just over two years ago at the same spot. Five men and two women have since been charged for his death. The alleged mastermind of that killing, Marcus Bisram, who lives in the United States is yet to be extricated to face charges locally.last_img read more

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Transfer boost for Man United? Juventus priced out of move for Galatasaray star

first_img Wesley Sneijder in action for Galatasaray 1 Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Wesley Sneijder after Juventus admitted they cannot afford the Dutchman.Sneijder has been linked with a move away from Galatasaray this January, with Old Trafford touted as the most likely destination.Serie A champions Juventus had also expressed an interest in the 30-year-old, who has scored four goals this season.However, Juve’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta has now revealed that the Italian club cannot afford a deal for the Galatasaray playmaker.“Sneijder is an investment we wanted to make,” Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport.“But the financial requirements of Galatasaray were too high, so we have not responded.”last_img read more

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World Cup at risk from match-fixing, say betting experts

first_img0Shares0000The World Cup is not immune from the threat of match-fixing, say experts © AFP/File / Mohammed HUWAISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 22 – The World Cup is not immune from the threat of match-fixing, experts have warned, with sophisticated monitoring systems in place to identify suspicious activity during the tournament in Russia.Jake Marsh, head of integrity at digital media group Perform, which supplies live sports video to bookmakers, said there was no room for complacency despite the global nature of the event. He said factors such as national pride and the impression — sometimes false — that all the players are well-paid, did not mean the World Cup would not be targeted.“We have had World Cup qualifiers that have been proved as fixed,” said Marsh, who was speaking at the Betting on Football conference at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground on Wednesday. “So why wouldn’t they go into the main tournament?“We looked at a friendly match last year between two international sides, one of whom couldn’t afford to pay their hotel bill and might be featuring at the World Cup.”“The vulnerabilities are there even though they are international sides so quite rightly (world governing body) FIFA have monitoring in place at the World Cup,” added Marsh, who has been involved in fighting corruption for more than a decade.Gilles Maillet, sport integrity director of La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), which operates the French national lottery, said it is a fallacy to think fixers always pick events that could be below the radar.“It is very clear and a point worth making that many people think most fixers focus on low-level competitions because it is easier to fix and involves less expense to them,” said the Frenchman.“On the other hand, with the amount of transactions you have at large events it can be more difficult to detect the fix, which can be hidden behind the large amounts of money that are bet.”– Suspicious patterns –Betting companies have plans in place in the event of suspicious betting patterns related to any of the matches in the tournament, which runs from June 14 to July 15.“What is special during every big event like the World Cup is that our activity takes place at a national level,” said Maillet.“Before every event we have a meeting specifically to identify potential risks, and every third day a conference call between key members exchanging information and of course feedback as to what the organising body has determined as potentially bearing a risk.“This is exactly how we worked during the last Winter Olympic Games, every third day we would have contact with the IOC (International Olympic Committee) checking what has happened, what are the betting trends in the market both online and retail, where behaviour can be different.”Eric Konings, sports betting integrity officer at online gambling company Kindred Group, said most responsible betting firms would have prepared well in advance.“If you have to set up all kinds of processes and implement ad hoc solutions because the World Cup is coming then I think there is something wrong with how you approached your topic,” said Konings.“You have your risk management, your financial risk management and internal awareness. It is all set up and it is just a case of rolling it out again and take it as it comes.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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FKF to discontinue KPL contract in 2020

first_img0Shares0000Mwendwa announced this decision on Wednesday night, just moments after the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) ruled that FKF should not interfere with KPL’s running of the league.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23- The frosty relations between the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has just taken a new twist after FKF boss Nick Mwendwa revealed the contract between them and the league managers will not be renewed when the current term expires in 2020.Mwendwa announced this decision on Wednesday night, just moments after the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) ruled that FKF should not interfere with KPL’s running of the league. “This contract ends in 2020. It was signed by our predecessors and there’s nothing we can do. They (KPL) don’t feel like they want to support the national team. In September 2020 it ends and maybe from there we will implement what we want to implement. But till then we will keep tussling with them,” an agitated Mwendwa told Capital Sport.The High Court has ruled that the 2017 KPL comprise of 16 teams.Photo/COURTESYHe added; “For sure, this means continuing to have KPL will be impossible after two years. For us there is no way we can delegate this authority again to such a company.”KPL had gone to the tribunal on Tuesday evening under a certificate of urgency, accusing FKF of overreaching their mandate and interfering with the running of the league over its decision to ‘forcefully’ postpone Saturday’s Mashemeji Derby to allow players to turn out for the national team.In his ruling, Tribunal chair John Ohaga said that the mandate to run the league which includes postponing fixtures lies with the league managers especially now that the said two friendly games against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea were outside the FIFA calendar.FKF President Nick Mwendwa peruses documents presented by KPL as he appeared before the Sports Disputes Tribunal PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe cited the ruling of the same tribunal when the two parties first came in before it on the issue of expanding the league in 2016, where it was ruled that KPL’s mandate to run the league cannot be interfered with.“If FKF wishes to schedule an international match which requires clubs to release players outside the FIFA dates, this must be on a voluntary basis. If it requires KPL to postpone matches, then this also must be negotiated and agreed between the relevant parties,” Ohaga said in his brief ruling delivered shortly after 6:45pm on Wednesday.It added; “Outside the formal instruments, no party can impose on the other. It is for this reason that the agreement requires the two to collaborate closely on decisions though the laid out Joint Executive Committee.”-Derby standoff-Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards fans in a past Mashemeji derby.PHOTO/courtesy.Thus, the ruling meant that KPL was left to decide whether or not the derby would go on, just a few hours after home team AFC Leopards had written to them that they are not able to continue with preparations for the derby asking for postponement.Later on in the evening, KPL sent a statement to newsrooms saying the derby had been postponed, the most practical thing to do with only two days of preparation left.Mwendwa in his statement after the ruling has accused KPL and in particular CEO Jack Oguda and Logistics Manager Frank Okoth for failing to have a sportsman’s spirit, saying that clubs had released players for the two friendly games without issue.“I was well aware this is outside FIFA window and that is why we wrote to KPL asking them to shelve just this one game. We are asking the football community to hold hands together to prepare for Ghana. KPL do not want to be part of the process to build the game at national level, I can’t do anything about it,” said Mwendwa.FKF President Nick Mwendwa. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added; “We are trying to prepare for Ghana. We have to make sacrifices. I know our relationship has not been the best but the clubs are happy with us and released players. It is the KPL management which is making these calls. Obviously it is not good for us but it is what it is.”At the tribunal on Wednesday, the arguments quickly shifted from the initial reason of national team engagement to the security around the Bukhungu Stadium which FKF said is not secure enough for a derby crowd.However, in his ruling, Ohaga termed it as a faint issue deviating from the main argument, at one point referring to the tussle as a storm in a tea cup.FKF and their legal team could also not produce written evidence on their opposition to the derby on security issues with Mwendwa saying he had made phone calls on the same to both club chairmen.-India Four Nation Tournament-Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne leads players in training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, the Federation chief said the national team’s trip to India for a four-nation tournament will go on despite the fact that KPL have refused to schedule more fixtures. The trip is schedule for June 1-10.The national team faces the prospect of having a weak team travelling to India with four KPL clubs; Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Kariobangi Sharks and Kakamega Homeboyz who have a significant number in the national team set to take part in the SportPesa Super Cup from June 3.Mwendwa has now insinuated that the same tournament is in jeopardy as it does not fall within FIFA friendly and will wait to see whether KPL will postpone fixtures for the tournament to be played.“We are wondering because when it is Hull City or KPL All Stars having friendlies, they postpone games, but when it is the national team, they can’t. Will they postpone games for the four clubs? At this rate, even that tournament might not be played,” added Mwendwa.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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