Tennis player Hossam banned for life over corruption charges

first_img The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed a lifetime ban to Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam after he was convicted of multiple match-fixing and associated corruption charges.The 21-year-old, who is currently ranked 820th among Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles players, was provisionally suspended from all professional tennis in May 2019, as a result of concerns about his alleged involvement in corruption.However, following a TIU-led investigation, covering a four-year period between 2015 and 2019, Hossam has been permanently excluded from competing in or attending any event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of tennis.The TIU said its investigation found that Hossam, who reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of 291 in December 2017, conspired with other parties to carry out a campaign of betting-related corruption at the lower levels of professional tennis.This involved 21 breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, namely eight cases of match-fixing, six incidents of facilitating gambling, two cases of soliciting other players not to use best efforts, three failures to report corrupt approaches and two failures to co-operate with a TIU investigation.The TIU cited several sections of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme, including Section D.1.b, which states that no player or official shall solicit or facilitate any other person to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any event or any other tennis competition.Such activity include the display of live tennis betting odds on a player’s website, writing articles for a tennis betting publication or website, conducting personal appearances for a tennis betting company, or appearing in adverts encouraging others to bet on tennis.The TIU also highlighted Section D.1.d, which states no player shall or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event, as well as Section D.1.e, whereby persons must not solicit or facilitate any player to not use their best efforts in any event.The investigation also found breaches of Section D.2.a.i, where by in the event a player is approached by someone who offers money, benefit or consideration to influence the outcome or other aspect of an event, or provide inside information, the player must report this incident to the TIU as soon as possible.In addition, the TIU said Hossam was in breach of Section F.2.b, which states that players must co-operate fully with investigations conducted by the TIU including giving evidence at hearings.After a player receives a request for an initial interview or becomes aware of any TIU investigation involving them, they are required to preserve and not tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or alter any evidence or other information related to the offence. No must a player solicit, facilitate or advise any other person to tamper with, damage or destroy or alter evidence and information related to the offence.Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Jane Mulcahy imposed the lifetime sanction following a disciplinary hearing in London, England from 9-11 March.The TIU is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA. Earlier this year, the TIU also handed a lifetime ban to Brazilian player Joao Olavo Soares de Souza after he was convicted of multiple match-fixing and associated corruption offences. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Tennis player Hossam banned for life over corruption charges AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed a lifetime ban to Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam after he was convicted of multiple match-fixing and associated corruption charges. Email Address Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 5th May 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

The FTSE All-Share index: is it a better investment than the FTSE 100?

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The FTSE All-Share index: is it a better investment than the FTSE 100? Edward Sheldon owns shares in Rightmove and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images When it comes to UK stock market indexes, it’s the FTSE 100 that gets all the attention. This is the index you hear about the most in the media. Yet interestingly, the index that most UK fund managers use as a benchmark is the broader FTSE All-Share index. This is considered to be the best performance measure of the UK stock market. Is the FTSE All-Share a better investment than the FTSE 100 if you’re looking to invest through an index fund? Let’s take a look at the structure of this UK stock market index.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FTSE All-Share: a superior index?There are several key differences between the two indexes.The first notable difference is the number of constituents in each index. Whereas the FTSE 100 only contains 100 companies, the All-Share contains about 600. This means it’s far more diversified. It captures 98% of the UK’s market capitalisation.The second big difference between the two indexes is that the All-Share has exposure to companies of all sizes while the FTSE 100 only has exposure to large-cap companies. At 31 July 2020, the average market cap of companies in the All-Share was £3bn. By contrast, the average market cap of the FTSE 100 was £15bn. This is a key advantage of the All-Share. If you invest in this index, you get exposure to higher-growth mid-caps and small-caps.A third difference is the geographic mix of revenues streams. Nearly all of the companies in the FTSE 100 generate revenues globally. Yet in the FTSE All-Share, there are plenty of UK-focused businesses. This can be an advantage if the UK economy is strong. However, it can also be a disadvantage if the UK economy is weak.Stronger performanceLooking at recent performance, the FTSE All-Share index has outperformed the FTSE 100.For the five-year period to the end of July 2020, the All-Share delivered a return of 8.4% per year. By contrast, the FTSE 100 generated a return of 7.7%. That’s a significant outperformance. And it generated this outperformance without a notable increase in volatility.Meanwhile, between 2010 and 2019, the FTSE All-Share delivered a return roughly 14% higher than the FTSE 100.Putting this all together, my view is that the FTSE All-Share index is superior to the FTSE 100. Not only is it more diversified but it also has higher growth potential.Beat the FTSE All-ShareThat said, if you’re building a share portfolio and looking to generate strong returns, I think you can do better than a FTSE All-Share tracker fund. While this index has some attractive features, it also has some flaws.For example, like the FTSE 100, the FTSE All-Share has significant exposure to sectors that are experiencing structural challenges such as oil & gas, banking, and tobacco. This could limit growth going forward. The FTSE All-Share also has very little exposure to the technology sector (just 1.2% at 31 July 2020).In my view, if you take a more active approach to investing, there’s a good chance you could outperform the FTSE All-Share index. Get on to a growth stock such as Rightmove (up 900% in 10 years) or Ocado (up 600% in five years), or an investment trust such as Scottish Mortgage (up 270% in three years) early, and you could see much higher returns.This approach to investing is more work than investing in an index tracker fund, sure. But the financial rewards can be much greater. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Buncrana councillor wants Ramsar status for Lough Swilly

first_imgNewsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal There are calls for an application to be made to help secure internationally recognised ‘Ramsar’ status for Lough Swilly.The proposal has been made by Buncrana Town Councillor Michelle Bradley.Ramsar provides a frame work for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.Councillor Bradley says that Lough Swilly is a perfect example of what Ramsar is seeking to achieve and says it is not all about conservation:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/rams10.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – November 13, 2010 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleAA: Speed cameras not a money making venture + Donegal locationsNext articleFG spokesperson claims major support for his health policy at LGH News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Buncrana councillor wants Ramsar status for Lough Swilly Google+ Twitter Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

1 US service member killed, 1 wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One U.S. service member was killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.The service member who died in the attack Monday is the sixth American killed in Afghanistan this year.The incident is the second insider attack in the country in 2018 after one in July that killed one service member and injured two.“One U.S. service member was killed and another wounded during an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, Sept. 3,” said a statement issued by Resolute Support, the NATO-led military advisory-and-assist mission in Afghanistan.“The sacrifice of our service member, who volunteered for a mission to Afghanistan to protect his country, is a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him,” said Resolute Support and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan Commanding Gen. Scott Miller, who assumed command of all NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Sunday. “Our duty now is to honor him, care for his family and continue our mission.”The wounded service member is in stable condition, the statement said, adding that the names of the service members are being withheld pending notification of kin.No other details were provided about the circumstances of the attack.The U.S. currently has about 14,000 in Afghanistan advising and assisting the country’s military in its fight against the Taliban and ISIS.Some of those forces are involved in a counterterrorism mission against remnants of al-Qaeda and the ISIS affiliate that operates mainly in eastern Afghanistan.Insider attacks by Afghan military and security personnel against American and NATO troops have become rare in recent years following better security procedures and vetting of Afghan security forces.On July 7, Cpl. Joseph Maciel and two other members of the team providing security for a new Security Force Assistance Brigade in Afghanistan were killed in an apparent insider attack at the airport in Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coco Gauff delivers moving speech at Black Lives Matter rally in her hometown

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN ImagesBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES(DEL RAY, Fla.) — Tennis star Coco Gauff pointed back at her grandmother while delivering a speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in Del Ray, Florida.“I think it’s sad that I’m here protesting the same thing that she did 50-plus years ago,” Gauff said. At the rally, Gauff spoke about racial injustice and how people can use their voices to create change.“I’m here to tell you guys that we must first love each other no matter what,” she said. “We must have the tough conversations with our friends. I’ve been spending all week having tough conversations, trying to educate my non-black friends on how they can help the movement.”“Second, we need to take action. Yes, we are all here protesting and I’m not of age to vote, but it is in your hands to vote for my future, for my brother’s future, and for your future. So, that’s one way to make change,” she added.Gauff wowed the world in 2019 when she became the youngest player to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon, and she also made headlines for defeating Venus Williams in the first round of the 2020 Australian Open.“This is not just about George Floyd. This is about Trayvon Martin. This is about Eric Garner. This is about Breonna Taylor. This is about stuff that’s been happening. I was eight years old when Trayvon Martin was killed. So why am I here at 16 still demanding change? And it breaks my heart because I’m fighting for the future of my brothers. I’m fighting for the future of my future kids. I’m fighting for the future of my future grandchildren. So, we must change now,” she said.Since posting her speech on Twitter, her video has been viewed over 120,000 times and has received over 7,000 likes.Belgian professional tennis player, Kim Clijsters commented on Gauff’s post with, “Thank you for being a girl that my daughter will learn from and look up to. I promise that we will keep on teaching our kids the right thing to do so that they can pass it on too. It all starts at home”Gauff has also spoken out on other social media platforms such as Instagram.“When will it stop?” she captioned a photo including black men that have lost their lives at the hands of racial injustices. “When will we be seen as human and not a threat? Rest in Peace to all of the beautiful souls whose lives were ended short due to racism. All lives will not matter until society proves they actually care about black lives.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by June 5, 2020 /Sports News – National Coco Gauff delivers moving speech at Black Lives Matter rally in her hometowncenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

‘Flag Guy’ Not Dead, Weighs In On National Anthem Controversy

first_imgChannel 44 News: ‘Flag Guy’ Not Dead, Weighs In On National Anthem ControversySEPTEMBER 26TH, 2017  CHELSEA KOERBLER EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Rumors swirling on social media claiming the man known as Billy, the ‘Flag Guy’, died, but that certainly is not the case. Billy is alive and well.Tuesday, he was at his usual spot on Riverside waving the American Flag.Billy Stewart laughed off the rumors he died saying he likes to think he’s still got a few more years left.But, he weighed in on a more serious topic concerning an item near and dear to him, the American flag.“I really don’t think they should put a lot of issues, social issues, political issues into football games,” said Billy. “Let them play football, cheer for the winners, cheer for the loser. If you gotta protest or something about an issue in society do it after the game or before the game but don’t do it during the game.”Billy wishes people on both sides of the political spectrum could get together and realize deep down most of us are the same people, fighting for what we believe is right.That’s what he says makes American so special and what the flag symbolizes; the right to voice our different opinions.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Creative pursuits

first_imgVisitors to the CS 50 Fair on Dec. 9 were welcomed — or, rather, pelted — with baby-blue stress balls. The greeting, by laughing students in Angry Birds costumes, gave way to a bustling scene — crowds, music, candy, popcorn, and (of course) hundreds of laptops.The event at the Northwest Science Building represented the culmination of the introductory computer science course known as “CS 50.”Consistently one of the most popular undergraduate courses at Harvard, CS 50 defies convention. A large portion of the class had stayed up all night the previous weekend at the Microsoft-sponsored Hackathon. To resolve any last-minute bugs before their projects went live, students helped one another, aided by pizza at 8 p.m., Chinese at 1 a.m., and pancakes at 5 a.m. (for anyone still typing).“It’s always striking, just how much they end up teaching themselves by semester’s end,” said instructor David Malan, senior lecturer in computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “Most of the projects here end up diving into some territory that we simply don’t cover in the class.”CS 50 attracts students from all class years and backgrounds: 76 percent of those enrolled had never taken a computer science course, and 10 percent were students at Harvard Extension School.Projects ranged from a tool that limits procrastination, to a website that displays longitudinal market capitalization data, to an application that helps with music composition.“With the final project we finally take the training wheels off and ask students to just go out and create something — anything — using whatever tools they like and using the skills that they’ve obtained over the course of the semester,” said Malan (A.B. ’99, S.M. ’04, Ph.D. ’07), who took CS 50 as an undergraduate at Harvard College. “It’s very rewarding. I remember it as a student, and it’s easy to see as a teacher now, looking at students, how excited they are when they get something to work. It’s amazing how gratifying it is when they finally go out and create something of their own.”The class has given rise to many websites popular among students, including HarvardFML (a social complaint board) and ISawYouHarvard (a site for missed connections), as well as practical applications such as Shuttleboy (an app to help track the arrival of the next campus bus) and a course-shopping tool.Each new crop of students is encouraged to create projects that will benefit the campus community.Nuseir Yassin ’14 drew inspiration for his project, Kindify, from the course itself. An economics concentrator, Yassin was fascinated by the way one act of kindness — for example, helping a classmate with a problem set — could set off a chain of helpful behavior throughout the class. Yassin created a “tree of kindness” that allows people to watch their kind acts spread, providing game-like incentives to connect with others in a network of goodwill.Christine Chen ’14, an economics concentrator, and her partner, Zijian Wu ’14, (molecular and cellular biology) worked to create change slightly farther afield. For their final project, they created a website for the Chinatown Citizenship Program, of which they are co-directors. The organization, affiliated with Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association, holds tutoring sessions in English, history, and civics for Chinese immigrants who are studying for the U.S. citizenship test.“We wanted to use this as a publicity tool,” said Chen. “Our prospective students and tutors can find out more about us and get involved with us.”Chen, who had very little experience in computer science before enrolling in CS 50, decided to take the leap because so many of her upperclassmen friends had recommended the course.“I was a little scared, but David Malan did a really good job letting us know that a lot of us are inexperienced, so we feel like we’re not alone,” she said. “There are some really good resources, so we can manage it even without prior experience.”Head teaching fellows Matt Chartier ’12 and Rob Bowden ’13, armed with iPads, coordinated a small army of 98 teaching fellows and course assistants to manage office hours and homework assignments.“I’ve really gotten to see the fair develop from its inception to what we see here today,” said Chartier, who took the class as a freshman. “It’s a way for all the students to share what they’ve worked on throughout the course with their friends from across the campus.”More than anything, he said, the CS 50 Fair is a chance “for people to be able to come together and see what CS is all about — what computers empower people to create.”Matthew Chartier ’12, a computer science concentrator, is one of two head teaching fellows for the course, which enrolled 677 students this term.last_img read more

Karen Emmons welcomed back to faculty

first_imgKaren Emmons was welcomed back to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at a festive reception held Nov. 2, 2016 in Kresge Cafeteria. Emmons, who began on Nov. 1 as professor and Dean for Academic Affairs, previously served as vice president for research and director of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute. She was a faculty member in Harvard Chan School’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences from 1994 to 2014, and from 2009 to 2013 was associate dean for research.Emmons has extensive research experience in health disparities and using community-based interventions to improve health equity, and recently was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Her work has focused on cancer prevention, tobacco control and smoking cessation, and translating health knowledge into improved health outcomes in under-resourced settings.Emmons said that while the position at Kaiser gave her the opportunity to grow professionally, she realized that “in my heart I am an academic nerd.” She decided to return to the School because “these are my people and this is where I thrive.” She added that she brings back with her new insights into working in complex environments in a spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration. Emmons also said that she was inspired by Kaiser’s efforts to leverage its resources in areas such as purchasing and human resources to improve the health of its employees and its community, and that she looks forward to engaging in conversations about potential initiatives in this area at Harvard Chan School. Read Full Storylast_img read more

12 years, 279 episodes, and 1 epic STEM contribution to The Big Bang Theory

first_imgAt the end of a long day, I love to unwind by catching up on the latest documentary on Netflix, or taking the edge off with a comedic sitcom. Pop culture has always been extraordinary at making us smile, while also influencing ideas and culture. One of our favorites at Dell Technologies is The Big Bang Theory which will come to a close this season.For the last 12 years, Dell Technologies has integrated products into not only the show, but the lives of the characters we have grown to love. Our Dell XPS M17 gaming laptop made its debut on episode 1 of season 1, which later evolved into the Alienware M17. The Alienware 17 R3 played a role in many of the episodes last season. We have watched as the show and its founder changed the perception of the tech industry and removed barriers to entry for students interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).Four years ago, Chuck Lorre and the primary cast created The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Fund at UCLA. This scholarship was established to support undergraduate students with promising academic merit in need of financial aid, who are pursuing higher education in the fields of STEM. Fifty-two percent of UCLA students receive need-based scholarships, grants or other aid, and almost one-third of UCLA graduates have parents who didn’t graduate from a four-year college or university. I had a chance to meet 17 of these scholars at a recent ceremony celebrating their tremendous achievement. We were so thrilled to contribute to this initiative and support the mission of The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Fund that we also sent our future change makers off with Alienware m15 laptops.Advancing underrepresented groups in technology and cultivating inclusion is a top priority for Dell Technologies. It’s critical to the success of our business. By 2024, there will be 1.1 million technology jobs, so it is imperative that we ensure our next generation is equipped with the skills to thrive in a digital world, and candidly, we need as much talent as possible to fill those jobs to meet the needs of the rapidly transforming world around us.New and different collaborations are critical to breaking through and ensuring technology is a field accessible to ALL and representative of ALL. In addition to our work with The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Fund, we work with a number of organizations to increase curriculum at the K-12 level.  We’re also investing in partnerships at the university level with historically black colleges and universities to develop curriculum and programs to reskill and bring underrepresented groups access to training they need to pursue jobs in technology. And we continue to partner with peers on coalitions like Reboot Representation and the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion that address key obstacles for our industry overall.As I reflect on the last 12 years and, prepare to wave goodbye to the show, I’m so proud of the progress we have made together, and how the show has changed cultural stereotypes and had broad reaching impact on the communities it serves. Because together we can do and achieve so much more, and have the lasting impact our future needs.last_img read more

Poet defies, redefines gender norms

first_imgThe Gender Relations Center kicked off its annual StaND Against Hate Week with the event “Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood with Carlos Andrés Gómez” in the Carey Auditorium on Monday.Gómez, an award-winning poet, actor and writer, shared his confrontation with society’s rules of manhood through personal story and poetry.According to his website, “Gómez urges men of all ages to break society’s rules of male conformity and reconsider not just what it means to be a man, but what it means to be a good man.”Gómez said his initial awareness of society’s rules of masculinity came when he was told to “man up” by his soccer coach after falling during a game.“If I’m running full speed in front of 200 people, I do a tooth plant in the middle of the field — it’s miraculous that I didn’t lose all of my top and bottom teeth — if I can’t cry there, when am I allowed to express any emotion?” Gómez said.Gómez said he was sensitive as a child but strove to fit the mold of a masculine man after interpreting hints from those around him that valued men most when they acted hard and tough. He said the image was hard to keep up because it denied his natural self.“If you ever try to act like someone you’re not, it’s like the worst feeling in the world,” Gómez said. “It’s exhausting. I was conflicted, I was in anguish, I was hurting. … I was screaming for a reprieve from this person I had built myself into.”Gómez said there were two major turning points in his life that redefined masculinity for him. He said the first came in high school during an open mic night for poetry where he learned about the idea of a gender spectrum — a concept that transcended the traditionally perceived dichotomy of gender.Gómez said the second crystallized moment of redefinition occurred when he accidently bumped up against another man as he exited a nightclub. The man initially incited a fight, but after tears welled in Gómez’s eyes, the man jumped away, Gómez said.“What makes us live in a world where the narrative, the dominant narrative of masculinity, the one-dimension, toxic, patriarchal narrative of masculinity that so many of us … are familiar with in some way … when two men who don’t know each other [have] their bodies unexpectedly bump against each other, we all know that the next thing they have to do is to fight, and it’s over nothing,” Gómez said.Gómez said that day he made a decision to spend the rest of his life challenging that toxic notion of masculinity.“I started to practice breaking the conformity of how I learned to be a guy,” Gómez said. “It was action and it was written; it was rethinking the way I thought about relationships with women, with my other guy friends, with my family.”To communicate his point, Gómez also performed several poems about masculinity, women and beauty.Tags: Gender Relations Center, GRC, StaND Against Hate Weeklast_img read more