Jay Greene Returns To UMBC As Assistant Hoops Coach

first_imgBALTIMORE – Jay Greene, one of the most successful and popular players in UMBC basketball history, has returned to his alma mater as an assistant men’s basketball  coach, head coach Randy Monroe announced today. Greene replaces another UMBC alum, John Zito (’06) who has entered private business after three years on the staff.“I’m really excited to have Jason be back and be a part of our staff,” Monroe said.  “He is going to bring a tremendous amount of basketball knowledge to our staff, but above all, he has the ability to relate to the student-athletes at UMBC.”The Whitehall, Pa. native has played the most basketball games, 122, and most minutes, 4,192, in Retriever basketball history from 2005-09. The two-time team captain dished out 683 assists, the most in school history, the third-most ever in America East Conference history and the third-most of any NCAA Division I player in the state of Maryland.He scored 1,186 career points and was the Reggie Lewis Most Outstanding Player in the 2008 America East Tournament, leading the Retrievers to their first NCAA bid. In his junior season, Greene was the lone player in the nation to be ranked in the top five in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (2nd, 3.47) and assists per game (4th, 7.2 per game).Greene, who was named UMBC’s Outstanding Senior Athlete for 2008-09, earned three league citations in four seasons of competition. He was an All-Rookie team member in 2005-06, earned First-Team All-Conference honors in 2007-08 and second team honors in his senior campaign.Greene earned his bachelor’s degree from UMBC in sociology in the spring of 2009. He spent the 2010-11 season at director of basketball operations at Rider University.last_img read more

Betfred warned by ASA over email promotion

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share The ASA has had its latest wrangling with the betting industry, with Betfred the focus of its attention this time around.The ASA investigated an email promotion sent out by Betfred during Euro 2016Following two complaints from members of the public the advertising standards authority investigated an email promotion the bookmaker sent out to new customers over email during the European Championships this summer.Two specific issues were investigated, though only one of these was upheld.For the complaint which was not upheld, which was to do with a deal which read ‘Bet £10, Get £30’ the ASA replied that whilst they “considered that this condition contradicted how the offer in the email itself would be interpreted and was likely to confuse consumers” other details specific to the case of the complainant led them to making their final decision.The ASA statement read: “We therefore considered Betfred had provided adequate evidence showing that the promotion did not just apply to cumulative bets and therefore was not misleading.”Regarding the complaint that was upheld however, the ASA stated “because of the omission of such a significant condition and the misleading impression given by the ad, we concluded that the promotion was misleading.”The ASA noted that the email offer for new customers was not clear enough in terms of showing the full terms and conditions, namely that it was only for their first bet.Te finalised course of action was to warn the company about its future actions with the ASA release stating: “The ad must not appear again in its current form. We told Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd t/a Betfred to ensure that their future offers included relevant applicable significant conditions where their omission was likely to mislead.” StumbleUpon Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Dodgers ‘still in play’ to land Mets’ Edwin Diaz

first_imgDodgers still in play for Edwin Diaz, per major league sources.— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) July 29, 2019The Mets acquired Diaz, along with Robinson Cano, in exchange for two top prospects — Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn — and other pieces in the offseason. Diaz, however, has struggled with New York so far and holds a 1-6 record with a 4.95 ERA in 44 appearances.“When I was in the minors back in Seattle, I would always come up in rumors that they were going to trade me,” Diaz recently told reporters, via MLB.com. “But now, I’m just calm with whatever happens, happens.” Related News Marcus Stroman addresses trade from Blue Jays to Mets: ‘Crazy excited for this part of my journey’ Mets trade rumors: New York still looking to move Zack Wheeler, Jason Vargas after acquiring Marcus Stroman The Dodgers continue to pursue relievers.Los Angeles is “still in play” to land closer Edwin Diaz in a trade with the Mets, according to a report from SNY, which cited unidentified league sources. The 25-year-old right-hander was an All-Star with the Mariners in 2018 when he finished with a 1.96 ERA and recorded 57 saves.The Dodgers, meanwhile, are looking to upgrade their bullpen. They’ve reportedly already inquired about multiple pitchers, including Brad Hand, Ken Giles, Felipe Vazquez, Mychal Givens and Will Smith, among others.“We are working feverishly, just like the other 29 teams right now, to do everything in our power to add and augment this group of guys that we have a very high level of belief in,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said earlier this month (via the Orange County Register). “So, any way we can improve we’re going to be as aggressive to improve as we have in the past.” MLB trade rumors: Mets deal Jason Vargas to Phillies The Dodgers entered play Monday in first place of the National League West with an MLB-best 69-38 record. They lead the Giants, who are second in the division, by 14 1/2 games“While we’d love to have a completely flawless team where we didn’t feel like we needed to engage with the other teams, that’s not the case — and I guess it probably never will be where you just don’t feel you couldn’t do something to make yourself better in July,” Friedman said. “But there are certainly players that we feel like adding them will help us in our pursuit of winning a world championship and that’s what we’re working towards.”The Mets acquired Marcus Stroman from the Blue Jays last weekend in exchange for two pitching prospects. They also sent Jason Vargas to the Phillies on Monday.last_img read more

At The Finish Line…Where only the truth matters 9-21

first_imgby Bill NealAlright, stay with me here.  Where are we?  “At the Finish Line” . . . ok, ok very good. And what matters here? “Only the truth” . . . excellent, outstanding. I see you’ve been paying attention. All that being said, let’s do some truth telling shall we!The unfortunate but necessary truth about your, I am sorry . . . our Pittsburgh Steelers:1. Big Ben, I know you made your legend by running around until something big happens. Well, that was then and this is now and Hines Ward and Mike Wallace are gone.  “Throw the damn ball man!” Does the name Dan Marino and quick release mean anything to you?2. Not one offensive lineman from the Steelers’ first four Superbowls weighed more than 260 pounds, but they brought the heat with muscle, technique, grit, hard work and determination. The O-Line must stop making excuses and man up! Don’t believe me, check out the old tapes. Larry Brown, John Kolb, Tunch Ilkin, Sam Davis and Mike Webster would tear your skin and leave you there to die!3. You bring Dwyer back. You know he’s got a chip on his shoulder. He ran 100 yards on Cincinnati twice. Give him the ball, let him run. Redman is your 10 yards and in man and let Jones be your relief. Is this not as plain to you as it is to me?4. Turn away from that bridge you’re heading for and remember there were only four (4), count ’em, four big plays in each game they lost that made the difference and the defense held them under 20 points both games. I know if . . . if . . . if.  “If my uncle had boobs, he would have been my aunt!” But the truth is they’re in the game with a not so deep, young, still developing team. When the dust settles, they’ll be there.5. Tripping . . . Tripping . . . Tripping . . . you called tripping on a man falling down. Worst call of the year in any sport and that’s the truth.6. Yes, Todd Haley is that bad. Now I am done.< YOU’VE JUST CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINE >last_img read more

ThurstonTalk’s Labor Day Weekend Event Calendar For Olympia

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0 Labor Day weekend – known to most kids as the “end of summer”!  But, with all the great activities happening this weekend in Olympia, it will be far from dull and a great finish to summer!Harbor Days – kicks off on Friday at 5:00 pm and continues through Sunday evening.  The popular tug boat races are scheduled for noon on Sunday.  Watch from Percival Landing.Thrifty Thurston – loads of inexpensive family events in Olympia this weekend.  Check the post for more specifics.Rutledge Corn Maze – Marshawn Lynch will make a guest appearance at the all-day event on Saturday.Journey Tribute Band – free concert at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino on Saturday at 8:00 pmThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at [email protected]  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here.last_img


first_imgDENMAN AMONG LA’S TOP ANNOUNCERSSanta Anita track announcer Trevor Denman has been named one of the top three sports broadcasters in the Los Angeles area according to CBS Los Angeles, along with the late Chick Hearn of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers’ legend Vin Scully.CBS Los Angeles goes on to say, ” . . . The dark horse here is horse racing’s Trevor Denman, who does notget the credit he deserves. You don’t have to be into racing to get excited for a race he calls . . .“Many people may disagree in putting him over Bob Miller, but Trevor Denman is one of the most exciting and smoothest callers in sports. People don’t realize how difficult it is to call horse racing. He is perfect for calling the ‘Sport of Kings.’“It’s certainly an honor to be named with Hearn and Scully,” Denman said. “They are more than family names. They are household names. They’re icons. I’m happy to receive the recognition, but more importantly, happier that horse racing was recognized.” CLOCKER SAYS IT’S PHAROAH OVER DORTMUND IN DERBYPrivate clocker Gary Young has been watching horses train in Southern California for 35 years, betting on them, buying them and recommending them to others based both on his keen insight and eyesight.In all that time, Young has rarely been as mesmerized by a 3-year-old about to run in the Kentucky Derby as he is with American Pharoah, the 5-2 morning line favorite who drew post position 18 in the 141st Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on Saturday.“Pharoah, Pharoah, Pharoah,” Young repeated via phone from Kentucky when asked which of trainer Bob Baffert’s horses he thought was better, American Pharoah or the undefeated Santa Anita Derby winner, Dortmund, the 3-1 second choice on Mike Battaglia’s well-defined morning line. Dortmund drew post position eight.“I love Dortmund as a horse,” Young said. “You have to admire his physique and everything else. I could see Baffert running one-two very easily, especially after the draw.“Some of his key opposition like Carpe Diem didn’t get a good draw (No. 2 post). There was a lot of tension in the air when there were a lot of big names in the (entry) box and there weren’t that many good post positions left.“But when Pharoah drew 18, that was awfully big. There’s no such thing as cinches, but barring anything unforeseen, this horse is going to be awful tough to beat.”The last year two horses trained by the same man ran one-two in the Derby was 1948 when Jimmy Jones sent out Citation and Coaltown to run first and second.In those days, they ran coupled as a wagering entry, a bet on one being a bet on both. They were sent off at 40 cents to the dollar.While 5-2 on American Pharoah seems an obscenely generous price–a post time number of 8-5 or lower appears more realistic, with 5-2 a likely going-off number for Dortmund–the preponderance of action on the two Baffert trainees should present appealing overlays on the rest of the field for use in exotic wagers.“Firing Line’s looked terrific here,” Young said of the 12-1 morning line chance who will be ridden by three-time Derby winner Gary Stevens. “The horse looked terrific galloping at Santa Anita every day. Frosted (15-1) looks OK. Bolo (30-1) has looked OK although the jury is still out on whether turf or dirt is his favorite surface.“But when all’s said and done, the post position draw was the last bridge Baffert had to cross, and he did it. American Pharoah will be very, very, very tough to beat.“I’ll leave it at that.”            In other Derby news:If Dortmund wins, it would mark the third time in the last four years the winner of theSanta Anita Derby went on to capture the Run for the Roses, the others being I’ll Have Another in 2012 and eventual Horse of the Year California Chrome in 2014.If Victor Espinoza wins the Derby on American Pharoah, he would become only the sixth jockey in history to take back-to-back runnings. The others were Isaac Murphy (1890-91), Jimmy Winkfield (1901-02), Ron Turcotte (1972-73), Eddie Delahoussaye (1982-83) and Calvin Borel (2009-10).Espinoza won last year on California Chrome. FURY KAPCORI SEEKS SECOND STRAIGHT PRECISIONIST WINTeam Hollendorfer expects Fury Kapcori to move forward from his fifth-place finish in an allowance race at Golden Gate Fields March 29 when he runs in Saturday’s Grade III Precisionist Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles.It was the first race in nine months for the 5-year-old Tiznow horse, who won the Precisionist a year ago by nearly six lengths in front-running fashion under Rafael Bejarano, who is back aboard Saturday.“He didn’t run too well at Golden Gate,” said Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward. “We’re hoping he runs better on Saturday, because this is a track he likes.”Fury Kapcori has four wins, a second and a third in seven starts at Santa Anita. Two of the victories came in stakes, the aforementioned Precisionist and the Santana Mile on March 30 of last year.The field for the Precisionist, race 10 of 11: Sammy Mandeville, Alex Solis, 6-1; Fury Kapcori, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Rousing Sermon, Corey Nakatani, 8-1; Appealing Tale, Edwin Maldonado, 15-1; Catch a Flight, Flavien Prat, 5-2; Mystery Train, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; Blue Chip, Abel Cedillo, 3-1; Magic Mark, Fernando Perez, 15-1; and Motown Men, Tyler Baze, 6-1. KENTUCKY DERBY GALA AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY            Fans can join the biggest Derby party west of Kentucky at Santa Anita Saturday, an afternoon filled with world-class racing, hat contests, mint juleps and live racing.Festivities include an Infield Beer-fest with live music from Seedless, and a party in the Premium Gallop Out in the Club House East. Fans can purchase a Trackside Package for a prime seat and their first drink in a commemorative cup featuring Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, plus all the fun and excitement of racing’s best 3-year-olds in the Kentucky Derby.First post time Saturday is 11:30 a.m. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at santaanita.com.LEWIS ‘HAPPY’ WITH WORK BY WARREN’S VENEDAWarren’s Veneda worked five furlongs in a rapid 59.20 Thursday morning in preparation for the Grade I Vanity Stakes and a possible meeting with two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder on May 9.Trainer Craig Lewis said he was “happy” with the move, just a tick off the bullet times of 59 flat recorded by Sailor’s Cry and Tossin Bullets, the latter two trained by Gary Stute and Bob Baffert, respectively.Warren’s Veneda, winner of three straight stakes for owner/breeder Benjamin Warren including the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes March 14, had exercise rider Manny Rotela up.Beholder worked six furlongs Tuesday in a bullet 1:10.60 for Richard Mandella.center_img FINISH LINES: Fans can listen to Sounds LA, 89.9 FM, for tales of Santa Anita horn blower Jay Cohen and starter Jay Slender. The website link is http://www.souondsla.com . . . TVG analyst Kurt Hoover and horse player Jeff Munson will be Tom Quigley’s handicapping guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens. Saturday’s session starts at 10:20 a.m. due to the early post, while Sunday’s goes as usual at 11:20 a.m. . . . Trainer Simon Callaghan sat down with Aaron Vercruysse and discussed his first Kentucky Derby contender, Firing Line. To see this video and many more interviews plus workout footage, visit Xpressbet’s YouTube page athttps://youtu.be/UIV_tK04zec. BAFFERT CROSSES LAST DERBY BRIDGE WITH GOOD DRAWSATURDAY IS PARTY TIME AT SANTA ANITA FOR THE DERBYSTREAKING WARREN’S VENEDA IN SHARP WORK FOR VANITYFURY KAPORI DEFENDS CROWN IN PRECISIONIST STAKESlast_img read more

Durant still terrific, but Warriors display offensive balance in Game 2 win over Rockets

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — For the past five games, the Warriors have found strength in No. 35.On Tuesday night, they returned to merely strength in numbers.The Warriors didn’t need a super-human effort from Kevin Durant in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Houston Rockets. He had averaged more than 40 points the previous five games this postseason, but Golden State provided him with historic offensive …last_img

U.N. Passes Religious Defamation Resolution: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The United Nations does a lot of good in this world, as far as I’m concerned. If nothing else, it gets representatives of enemy nations in the same building, sometimes in the same room. However, the organization is sometimes troubled by a desire to be so “fair” that it elects Libya and Thailand to the U.N. Human Rights Council. Its latest move, however, goes far beyond the pale of common sense. It has passed a resolution outlawing “defamation” of religion. That means that wherever U.N. writ runs, neither a person nor an organization nor a representative of the press may say anything negative about a religion, part of a religion, an offshoot of a religion or a representative or member of a religion. This resolution was “proposed by Pakistan on behalf of Islamic states, with a vote of 23 states in favor and 11 against, with 13 abstentions.” If you believe, as the United Nations allegedly does, that free speech is not a political right but a human right, you will be horrified by this. “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”If you’re all for limits on speech that you dislike, you would do well to remember that this type of resolution is a textbook case of “slippery slope.” If you can do it to someone you hate, it takes only a slight tip of the scale for them to do it to you.Pakistan has shut off the web out of fear it will see a picture of Mohammed. Either out of fear of Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, or using that event as an excuse, the Pakistani government has blocked the following at least: Facebook, Flickr, Wikipedia, and YouTube. Apparently Twitter is still partially functional, but blocked in certain parts of the country. I imagine it will be banned everywhere in short order. Everybody Draw Mohammed day started as a joke in a cartoon, which the cartoonist backed down from, but others went forward with. It is supposedly a celebration of free speech. It has purportedly drawn a lot of outright racist crap, but I suppose that’s what makes it free speech as opposed to sanctioned speech. Many Pakistanis are outraged more at the censorship than at any possible blasphemy. I guess they figure that they, and their faith, are proof against the deadly power of amateur cartooning. Maybe the government should take a page from their book instead of tear pages out of the Koran to cover themselves with. Tunisian citizens protest online crackdown. Thousands of Tunisians joined an online anti-censorship campaign, posting on Facebook, Twitter and blogs and posting photos and videos on the topic. “Even some radio and TV shows slipped a word about it, which is a first: The silent crowd is not so silent anymore.” Tomorrow, organizers are taking the protest offline in cities around the world, including Tunis. Tags:#Government#international#web curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tunisia blocks Skype. (This from an email from ReadWriteWeb France editor, Fabrice Epelboin.) Possibly in relationship to the anti-censorship activities above, Tunisia has blocked the VOIP site, though not others. Facebook refuses to remove Holocaust denial groups. Facebook has refused to ban holocaust denier groups from using its service. That seems odd and a breaking of its terms of service, but is a private company and has the right to decide what it does. It can also be boycotted by users if they do not respond to what those users want. If people can force Facebook’s hand, good I suppose. Talk of suing Facebook seems off-base though. Thailand attacks protesters. Thailand sent in the army to break up the camp of the Red Shirt protesters, many of whom use electronic media to present their case against the current government. Several of the leaders surrendered to avoid more bloodshed. Internet unblocked in Uighur area but webmasters and bloggers remain in jail. After being shut down or blocked for almost a year, China has apparently unblocked Internet access in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The webmasters, bloggers and journalists arrested in the crackdown of July 2009, however, remain jailed. These include “Memet Turghun Abdulla, a photographer who published an article online about an attack on Uyghur factory workers believed to have sparked the July 2009 unrest; Gheyret Niyaz, a journalist who was detained after talking to foreign media about the unrest; Dilshat Parhat, who co-founded the Uyghur-run website Diyarim; Obulkasim, an employee of Diyarim; Nureli, who founded the Uyghur website Selkin; and website supervisor Muhemmet.”Vietnam upholds sentences against blogger, other dissidents. Nguyen Tien Trung, a blogger and computer technician, did not appeal his sentence. He’s jailed for speaking out against the regime. The court upheld attorney and businessman Le Cong Dinh’s five-year sentence and businessman Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s 16-year sentence. The five-year term of Le Thang Long was reduce to three-and-a-half after he “admitted” his guilt. Top photo by Arthit Suriyawongkul.last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – Corus Entertainment and TPX (The Podcast Exchange) today announced an exciting new sales partnership that will see TPX sell Corus podcasts in Canada and the US.Corus’ new, growing podcast network features podcast programming from across its 39 radio stations, and a host of original podcasts like The Ongoing History of New Music with Alan Cross. Corus plans to roll out an exciting new slate of original podcasts over the next 12 months.“Our partnership with TPX is another positive step in our commitment to build Corus into Canada’s source for high-quality, on-demand audio,” said Troy Reeb, SVP News, Radio and Stations Operations for Corus Entertainment. “Podcasting is an area of rapid growth for both audience and advertisers; this collaboration will allow us to further capitalize on this significant growth.” Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook TPX will be working directly with Corus’ recently appointed Director of Podcasting and Streaming Chris “Dunner” Duncombe and his team for all North American sales.“Corus Entertainment has taken a leadership position in the Canadian podcast market, and we are delighted to be working with them,” said Jean Marie Heimrath, President and CEO, The Podcast Exchange. “This strategic partnership will help Corus continue to offer vibrant and growing shows for the Canadian podcast listener.”Corus EntertainmentCorus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.TPXTPX is a pure play podcasting network working with leading publishers and producers globally to monetise the Canadian segment of the global audience. The Podcast Exchange offers Canada’s most extensive selection of podcasts, so advertising agencies and their clients can reach Canada’s burgeoning podcast audience with demographic precision. Advertisementlast_img read more