MUNICH (AP):Track and field’s governing body was corrupted from the inside by a “powerful rogue group” led by its president, and they conspired to extort athletes and allow doping Russians to continue competing, a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) probe reported yesterday.Other IAAF leaders were at fault, too, the WADA panel’s damning report said. They must have known of the nepotism that allowed Lamine Diack to turn the International Association of Athletics Federations into a personal fiefdom during his 16-year reign as president, it said.”It is increasingly clear that far more IAAF staff knew about the problems than has currently been acknowledged,” said the report, written by former WADA president Dick Pound and presented at a news conference in Munich.key questionA key question raised by the report is whether alleged corruption under Diack went beyond extorting doped athletes and infected other areas of IAAF business. WADA’s investigators called for a detailed follow-up probe of all world championships awarded by the ruling body for 2009-19, due to evidence they found of possible wrongdoing. That included an indication that Diack, a former IOC member, was prepared to sell his vote in the 2020 Olympic hosting contest won by Tokyo in exchange for sponsorship of IAAF events.The report made further uncomfortable reading for Sebastian Coe, the British middle-distance running great who took over from Diack in August. Coe was in the audience as Pound sifted through the grim findings and asserted that the IAAF remains an organisation in denial.”The corruption was embedded in the organisation. It cannot be ignored or dismissed as attributable to the odd renegade acting on its own,” the report said.Coe is not accused of corrupt wrongdoing. But, as an IAAF vice-president under Diack, he was part of its Council, its oversight body, that took a hammering from the investigators’ report. The Council “could not have been unaware of the extent of doping” and the breaking of anti-doping rules and “could not have been unaware of the level of nepotism” under Diack, it said.With a “close inner circle” including two of his sons, Papa Massata and Khalil, and his personal legal counsel, Habib Cisse, Diack led an “informal illegitimate” government that took over the handling of Russian doping cases, opening the door for athletes to then be blackmailed, the report said.Cisse, the lawyer, called the investigation “unfair”. Speaking to The Associated Press, he said the commission never questioned him or allowed him to contest any of its findings before publication.Lamine Diack was taken into custody by French authorities in November on corruption and money-laundering charges.A contrite Coe later thanked Pound for the hard-hitting findings.”The whole sorry saga is about cover-up,” Coe said. The WADA probe’s findings, he added, will help the IAAF with the “very complex, deeply painful process” of recovering.
The Alfro Alphonso and Sons Enterprises in Charity on the Essequibo Coast donated a computer and printer to the Charity Nursery School on Friday last.Alfro Alphonso and Sons Enterprises Assistant General Manager Ryan Vanslygtman hands over the donation to Head Teacher Kim De MattosAssistant General Manager Ryan Vanslygtman handed over the $150,000 gift to the Head Teacher, Kim De Mattos at a simple ceremony. The official during the handing over said the gift would assist the teachers in the delivery of quality education to the 140 students who attend the school.Head Teacher De Mattos related that the computer was a much-needed piece of equipment and expressed gratitude to the company for the timely donation. She promised to take good care of the computer system, noting that it would greatly assist them.Deputy Head Mistress of the school, Vanessa Imamudeen, Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) Secretary Verlene Walcott and others attended the simple presentation ceremony.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 May 2015 – Charles Hubert James Primary School and Adelaide Oemler Primary School on North Caicos, Marjorie Basden and Iris Stubbs in South Caicos and Ianthe Pratt Primary School in Providenciales are the five schools to benefit from Grace Bay Club Foundation’s 3rd annual Fundraiser set for this Friday, May 29th. Directors of the GBRC invite the public to attend the initiative which was first launched by the organization in 2009 to help in the advancement of school projects. There is a $50 dollar cover charge to enter the event which is being held at the Grace Bay Club resort – attendees will receive a signature drink and hors d’oeuvres. Thousands of dollars in prizes will auctioned off with the featured prize being round trip ticket to New York for two on Jet Blue, two night stay in a Junior Suite at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York and Two Tickets (2) in a private suite to Billy Joel Concert in New York beginning in August in Madison Square Garden. Dr. Carlton Mills of the Grace Bay Club Community Foundation says an estimated half a million dollars has been raised for schools in North Caicos, Providenciales and South Caicos through various programs over the years. Related Items:Adelaide Oemler Primary School, Charles Hubert James Primary School, grace bay club community foundation, Ianthe Pratt Primary School, Iris Stubbs, marjorie basden, south caicos Recommended for you South Caicos student new Junior Tourism Minister for TCI Teen dies mysteriously in South Caicos, Police investigate State of Emergency Declared for South Caicos
Posted: December 11, 2018 Sewage spill from Tijuana contaminating waters and closing local beaches Dan Plante, Updated: 7:03 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter December 11, 2018 Dan Plante 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Beaches are closed from Coronado Island to Imperial Beach after a massive sewage spill was discovered.Imperial Beach’s mayor says the sewage pipe broke several days ago.. But he was just notified today.