International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Under pressure from an IOC inquiry into its integrity, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has been weighing legal action and formal complaints against Olympic officials.AIBA leadership has called a meeting in Lausanne on May 15 — one week before the International Olympic Committee executive board also meets in the city to decide if the boxing body should be excluded from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Rakhimov’s status on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list with suspected links to organized crime and international heroin trafficking is central to the IOC’s concerns about AIBA’s right to run Olympic boxing. He denies the allegations that he says are politically motivated.The IOC board set up a three-member panel in November to investigate AIBA’s governance, finances and integrity, with doubts about some judging decisions at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Moustahsane dismissed a suggestion in an interview with The Associated Press last month that AIBA could appeal against the IOC at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, saying: “This is not one of our values.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ View comments NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Naomi Osaka wins Madrid opener, Garbine Muguruza loses in 1st round Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN In an April 29 letter to colleagues, AIBA interim president Mohamed Moustahsane proposes a vote on preparing a legal challenge “should the IOC decision … not be favorable.”Moustahsane also suggests, in the letter seen by The Associated Press, complaints could be filed against “some IOC members” to the Olympic body’s ethics commission.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe agenda items were later withdrawn in a follow-up email sent by the stand-in president.Moustahsane, a doctor from Morocco, took over in March when elected president Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan stepped aside from his duties.
Johnson Controls recently announced the introduction of the C•CURE Go Install app for use with the Software House iSTAR Ultra LT. The new app reportedly provides a more efficient, convenient means of configuring or updating information on the iSTAR Ultra LT controller without having to physically access the unit.Working with an embedded Bluetooth antenna that can be turned on and off remotely to ensure network security, users can log into the C•CURE Go Install app to perform a host of tasks, including configuring the network settings on the controller, rebooting the device and checking its status. The app is designed for use with iSTAR Ultra LT controllers that are difficult to access for manual configuration, such as units located high above doorways or behind ceiling tiles.The password-protected app works for users within range of the controller, including in-house security staff, integrators or installers. Using the app replaces having to make changes on or check status directly from the controller.- Sponsor – “Using the C•CURE Go Install app with the iSTAR Ultra LT minimizes the disruption that can be caused by having to access the controller itself,” said Rick Focke, director of product management, enterprise access control, building technologies and solutions, Johnson Controls. “Increasingly, there are applications, such as hospitals with sealed ceilings, where physical access to the controller just isn’t feasible. Using the intuitive app instead to perform myriad tasks provides a more efficient option.”For more information on the C•CURE Go Install app for use with the iSTAR Ultra LT, visit www.swhouse.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Serena Boutique(P. English for GPTMC) I recently took a trip to visit fellow Creative Ambassador Serena Saunders’ gallery and boutique – Passion Art. Nestled in Germantown on Chew Avenue, this funky little place brightens and enlightens the neighborhood. I chatted with Serena about what it’s like having her own boutique, being a working artist and continuing to pursue her dream. The space is multi-functional, something that Serena wanted for her new boutique. She not only uses the space as a boutique and art gallery, she also has her working studio in the back on the space. Passion Art offers funky hand made fashions, from reconstructed leather clutches to super cute leather suspenders, skirts, hand painted art and more! And just about everything is made by Serena herself! Something that was important for Serena was not just to showcase her own work, but to also exhibit and sell work for other working artists. She had dedicated the front of her store to featured artists and designers. Serena allows you to come in and utilize her space as if it were your own. And as an artist, sometimes that’s all you need to get your work out there. And, Passion Art is just that – a hub for creative people. When asking Serena what she has coming up, she filled me in on a few new events that will be occurring in August and fall that she’s about to announce. To stay connected to Serena and Passion Art, check her out in person at her store or catch her on Facebook. Insider Tip: If you visit Serena and you see something that’s not in your size, no worries! She will custom size and design clothes for you – even on the spot. Reach out to her or visit her soon!
Tall Ships Challenge Philadelphia Camden 2015 June 25-28. And while it’s not officially a part of Wawa Welcome America, the Tall Ships Challenge arrives to the Delaware River Waterfront from June 25 to 28 — just a few days before (and on the first days of) the Wawa Welcome America festival. Check back for more information about upcoming Wawa Welcome America events. Liberty Block Party Friday, July 3, 1-8:30 p.m. The Liberty Block Party serves up samplings from the city’s top food trucks, restaurants and more — this time in the Old City neighborhood. This year’s block party will take place between 5th and 6th streets between Market and Chestnut streets. Philly @ The Movies June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2 Returning this year is the ever-popular free screening of Rocky on the Art Museum steps on Wednesday, July 1 as part of the Philly @ The Movies series. Additional film screenings — Annie, The Sixth Sense and Big Hero 6 — will occur in public locations across the city throughout the week. Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert and Fireworks Thursday, July 2, 8 p.m. Enjoy a free patriotic concert by the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra at the RiverStage at the Great Plaza. After the concert, a land-side fireworks display will illuminate the sky. 2015 Wawa Welcome America Highlights: Philly 4th of July Jam & Fireworks Saturday, July 4, 7 – 11 p.m., Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th Street to Eakins Oval The “Largest Free Concert in America,” will rock the Parkway as The Roots, Miguel and other hitmaking artists take the stage followed by an amazing fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Party on the Parkway Saturday, July 4, noon-7 p.m., Benjamin Franklin Parkway To get ready for the epic Fourth of July Jam, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway transforms into an all day, blocks long party for festival-goers to enjoy shopping, food, drinks, games, music and much more in the summer sun. Celebration of Freedom Ceremony Saturday, July 4, 10-11 a.m., 6th and Chestnut Street Pay tribute to our nation at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony, which features music, inspiring remarks, and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence and more. This year’s ceremony commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ protest, the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Wawa Welcome America is back on the scene with a full week of FREE events and festivities celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. And, as the birthplace of the nation, there’s no better place to spend your holiday than in Philly. This year’s festival will include annual favorites, including firework shows, the return of Hoagie Day, the annual Philadelphia Independence Day Parade, and more. Like every year, the festivities will close with the city’s signature Fourth of July Jam & Fireworks — curated and backed Questlove and the entire Roots crew. Recently, Quest and the city announced the first few acts for this year’s concerts. The 2015 headliners include R&B/pop superstar Miguel and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. More acts will be announced soon, so stay tuned for details. You can check out other festival highlights, below. Questlove on the drums, Black Thought on the mic(Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC)
Romelu Lukaku admits his stoppage-time winner was “a very important penalty” for Inter to get the points in Bologna. The Belgian had already tapped in the equaliser after a deflected Roberto Soriano opener. “This was a very important penalty, as we simply had to win today,” Lukaku told Sky Sport Italia after the 2-1 victory. “Bologna played with a lot of intensity and impressed me today, but we had a good team mentality and I’m happy. “I’m pleased to have had such a good start, but I am 26 years old and I need to grow every day, along with the whole team.” Inter have at least temporarily gone top of the table, awaiting Juventus against Torino in the Derby della Mole tonight. “I am not interested in Juve’s results. What’s important to me is that Inter win. We won today and that’s what matters.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
Former UCLA Bruins coach Ben Howland announced in March that he expected freshman forward Shabazz Muhammad to be “one and done,” and he was right. Muhammad announced Tuesday that he will enter the 2013 NBA Draft.The 20-year-old Muhammad was the Pac 12 co-freshman of the year after leading the Bruins in scoring with 17.9 points per game, which was fourth-best in the league. He was also named to the all-league first team and helped UCLA to a 25-10 record. With the help of Muhammad, the Bruins were the Pac-12 regular season champions and finished runner-up in the league tournament. However, they did not advance far in the NCAA tournament, losing to Minnesota in the second round.“I am so thankful for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at UCLA and will always be proud to be a Bruin,” Muhammad said in a statement released by the school. “From a young age, I have dreamed of playing in the NBA, and I believe that this is the right time for me to move the next level.”The 6-foot-6 Muhammad was the prized recruit in Howland’s highly touted recruiting class. But Muhammad was forced to begin the season on the bench in street clothes amid an NCAA investigation. He was required to sit out three games and repay $1,600 in impermissible benefits, after the NCAA and UCLA found that he accepted travel and lodging during three unofficial visits to North Carolina and Duke.However, after sitting out those three games, he lived up to the expectations that had been placed upon him. Muhammad scored in double figures in 31 of 32 games and scored at least 20 points in 14 games.Muhammad thanked Howland, who was fired last month after 10 years at UCLA, in his statement saying it was an “honor” and “privilege” to play for him.Muhammad is expected to be a lottery pick when the NBA draft is held on June 27.
On Aug. 18, freshman Torrance Gibson announced that he’d be changing positions from quarterback to wide receiver.With redshirt junior Cardale Jones and redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett duking it out for the starting quarterback job for Ohio State, Gibson figured that it only makes sense that he switch positions.His future under center is unknown at this point, but nothing has been ruled out quite yet.“If I have a great season, who knows? But it’s not a worry right now,” Gibson said in an interview with ESPN. “I just have to take it one day at a time, and I’m working at receiver right now, and I haven’t done any quarterback things since I changed position. I’m just going to focus on playing receiver now, then I’ll focus on quarterback.”Given the Week One suspensions to junior Dontre Wilson and redshirt sophomore Jalin Marshall, both H-backs, as well as redshirt senior wideout Corey Smith, the door is wide open for Gibson to come in and make a substantial impact on the Buckeyes’ offense.However, it may just be his willingness to contribute in whatever way possible that sets Gibson apart from the crowd.“Well, I just want to play. I don’t want to sit on the bench for a whole year, just wasting a whole school year. It just doesn’t make any sense,” Gibson said. “Just helping the team out, that’s basically what I am doing. Because if I sat on the bench for a whole year (just to play quarterback), that would be selfish.”Aside from the invaluable selflessness that he’s putting on full display, Gibson is as versatile as they come and possesses rare athletic abilities, among other traits.Originally a highly touted dual-threat quarterback coming out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Gibson wowed scouts with his 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed. Considering his incredible leaping ability, coupled with a 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame, it’s easy to see why OSU’s coaches believe Gibson can thrive at receiver.The former five-star recruit is capable of snaring tough, jump-ball catches away from opposing defenders, while putting his breakaway speed to use in reaching paydirt.As of right now, there’s no real deep-threat like Gibson in the Buckeyes’ crowded receiving corps. Gone is Devin Smith, who filled that role beautifully last season. Over the course of his senior year, Smith averaged a gaudy 28.2 yards per catch, which was the best in the country by a whole four yards.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he recognizes the special type of player Gibson can be in OSU’s spread offense.“Torrance is a guy — we still haven’t found our ‘Inside Nine’ guy — he’s the Devin Smith,” Meyer said of the talented freshman in the ESPN report. “(Gibson) came to me, he realizes it’s going to take at least a year to play quarterback here, especially with what’s in front of him. He said, ‘I want to play.’ I said, ‘Well, here are your options: wildcat quarterback, we’ll see what your skill set is at receiver, catching the ball a little bit,’ and we put him back there returning kicks.”There’s seemingly no limit as to what Gibson can become. At OSU, he fits the bill as Smith’s replacement and would add instant offense. The suspensions to the many offensive contributors have provided Gibson with a perfect window of opportunity to see significant playing time. If one day the hyped-up true freshman does indeed decide to return to his natural position of quarterback, that’d obviously be his decision to make. For now, Gibson has a chance to considerably impact the Buckeyes’ offense and help his team repeat as College Football Playoff national champions.Gibson and the rest of the Scarlet and Gray are set to begin their title defense against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.