ISP captain graduates from FBI national academy

first_imgVersailles, IN—This past Friday, Indiana State Police Captain Anthony Scott graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.Captain Scott said, “The FBI National Academy was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best minds in law enforcement.”As a graduate, Captain Scott enters into a select group made up of less than one percent of the country’s law enforcement officers.Scott began his law enforcement career in 1996 and patrolled Decatur County until he was promoted to Detective in 2004. In 2011, he was promoted to First Sergeant to serve as the District Investigative Commander at the Versailles District and in 2014 he was promoted to Lieutenant to serve as Commander of the Versailles Post. In November of 2014, Scott was promoted to Captain where he has served as the Commander of Area IV of the Indiana State Police which includes the Versailles and Sellersburg Districts.Scott is a native of Rush County and currently resides in Decatur County with his wife and two children.last_img read more

Laudrup rues lack of end product

first_img The visitors had more than 70 per cent of the possession at Villa Park but only came away with a 1-1 draw. Gabriel Agbonlahor exploited some poor defending to put the hosts ahead after seven minutes but Swansea deservedly drew level eight minutes before the break through Roland Lamah having created several good chances. Their dominance increased in the second half but they were unable to turn that into clear-cut openings, with Brad Guzan’s only real save coming from a Jonathan De Guzman free-kick. Striker Wilfried Bony has not scored since November 10 and never threatened to end that run while Alvaro Vazquez, who was a late substitute, has yet to score for the club. Laudrup said: “We could have done more. It’s good to see some of our attacking players getting their confidence. “Pablo (Hernandez) is coming back and I think he played a very good game. Roland Lamah scored his first goal, which was important. “Now Bony and Alvaro, they just need to score one or two goals to give them that confidence. Unfortunately forwards live and are mostly judged by the goals they score or don’t score. “That’s what we all have to help them with because I think the rest is working. My team is playing the passing game with a lot of confidence, good movement, but the last thing is to create and then to score.” The form of Bony and Vazquez is doubly important because Michu underwent an ankle operation on Saturday and will be sidelined for six weeks. “Sometimes when you don’t win then the ones who aren’t playing are always the best,” said Laudrup. “Michu scored more than 20 goals last season so we will always miss him but we have to take care of the players who are available and help them, because we need everybody.” The result meant Swansea finished the first half of the season in the bottom half of the table on 21 points from 19 games, five clear of the relegation zone. Laudrup led Swansea to a ninth-placed finish in his first season in charge and won the Capital One Cup, and he had hoped to do slightly better over the first months of this campaign. The Dane said: “In my book we’re a couple of points short. I think after the first six or seven games with very difficult fixtures, I thought we could turn with 23 points. “But there are many teams down there from 10th to 20th and it’s more or less what I expected. We’ve played 10 away and nine home games so the second half of the season will be the other way around. “I still think if we can get a few more points in the second half of the season, we could end up more or less with the same points as last year, which would for me be a success.” The draw brought to an end Villa’s run of four straight defeats but there was little comfort for manager Paul Lambert as his players again left the pitch to boos. The Scot hopes key pair Christian Benteke and Ron Vlaar will be fit for the trip to Sunderland on Wednesday but gave little hope that his young side would be boosted by experienced signings in January. Lambert said: “If we can get one or two back then we can only get stronger. “Experienced players cost a lot of money on fees and a lot of money on salaries. Never say never but I knew we had to build the club a certain way and that’s what we’ve done. The young lads have given me everything they’ve got and that’s all you can ever ask.” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup admits his side are missing one key piece of the jigsaw after a sixth successive game without a victory against Aston Villa. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tennis News Leander Paes To Return To India Davis Cup Squad After One Year For Pakistan Clash

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Leander Paes is set to return to the Indian Davis Cup squad since April 2018 after making himself available for the upcoming tie against Pakistan when country’s top players and non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi have refused to travel to the neighbouring nation, citing security concerns. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) recently began the visa process for its players even as they are insistent on a neutral venue. While the national federation is awaiting a final response from the world governing body ITF on the venue for the November 29-30 tie, it has already sent names of the players and support staff members for securing visa.  AITA secretary general Hironmoy Chatterjee told PTI that Paes has confirmed his availability for the tie in Islamabad. “ITF wanted us to start the visa process, so we sent a few names, including Leander’s. The tie will be played on grass and Leander, on grass, is very formidable. We will select a final team soon, nothing is finalised as yet,” Chatterjee said.  Asked if Paes can be made playing captain, Chatterjee said, “It’s too early to comment on that but definitely he will not go as non-playing captain. He has not retired, he is still playing so we can’t send him as non-playing captain. First we have to select a team, then the committee will decide on captain as well.”  Paes has not been considered by AITA for selection after he won the history-creating doubles match during the tie against China in April 2018. Paes became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup when he and Rohan Bopanna defeated Ze Zhang and Mao-Xin Gong. It was Paes’ 43rd victory which took him past Italian Nicola Pietrangeli (42). Non-playing captain Bhupathi, top doubles player Bopanna and top singles players like Ramkumar Ramanathan, Sumit Nagal, Sasi Kumar Mukund have all said they are not comfortable travelling to Islamabad.  Country’s best-ranked singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran and doubles exponent Divij Sharan have also said they are not available for the tie. “We have exempted Prajnesh because he is getting married on the first day of the tie. Divij told us  he is taking a two-week break after his wedding reception on November 23. The families of Mahesh, Rohan, Ramkumar are not comfortable with their travelling to Pakistan,” Chatterjee said.  Also Read | Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza must work together for betterment of Indian Tennis: Boris BeckerPlayers making themselves available are Saketh Myneni, Arjun Kadhe, Vijay Sundar Prashanth, N Sriram Balaji, Siddharth Rawat and Manish Suresh Kumar. Also making himself available is coach Zeeshan Ali, physio Anand Kumar while MSLTA secretary Sunder Iter will go as team manager. last_img read more

India beat Australia to end home season in style

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyDHARAMSALA, India (Reuters) – India opener Lokesh Rahul’s elegant fifty and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s quick-fire 38 not out secured a series-clinching eight-wicket romp in the fourth and final Test against Australia yesterday.Wrapping up the win appeared a formality for India when their openers walked out at the picturesque venue nestled in the shadows of the Himalayas needing just 87 runs to seal the series 2-1 with all 10 second innings wickets intact.While the miracle that Australia desperately needed did not materialise, paceman Pat Cummins injected brief excitement into the contest in his second over of the morning.Murali Vijay, survivor of back-to-back lbw appeals from Josh Hazlewood, had looked a walking wicket all morning and the opener edged the first ball of that Cummins over to be caught behind for eight.Five balls later, Cheteshwar Pujara belied his reputation as a good judge of singles and was run-out without scoring when Glenn Maxwell, from point, threw down the middle stump at the non-striker’s end.Australia did not get another chance to celebrate as Rahul and Rahane combined to complete India’s comprehensive victory with more than five sessions to spare.Rahul made 51 not out, completing his sixth 50 in seven innings when he scored the winning runs at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium marking its debut as a Test arena.Leading the side in the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli, Rahane smashed a rapid unbeaten 38 off 27 balls, an innings of uncharacteristic aggression that included back-to-back sixes off Cummins.India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who claimed 25 wickets to go with his couple of fifties, won the man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series awards.SEVENTH HEAVENThe victory sealed India’s seventh series win in a row, dating back to their triumph in Sri Lanka in August 2015.The victory also brought a successful end to India’s 13-Test home season, in which they won 10, drew two and had the lone loss to Australia in the opener in Pune.Kohli, who missed the final match with a shoulder injury, has already set his sight on rectifying India’s image as poor travellers.“We are very happy with the number one ranking in the world but our main challenge begins now,” the 28-year-old said.“If we can conquer the overseas season, that’s when you will see a broader smile on my face when I sit down for the press conference.”Australia captain Steve Smith said his team gave a good account of themselves even if they could not win the series.“I’m proud of the way we’ve been able to turn things around and really compete in these conditions. I know coming over here, I said it a few times, we’re being written off, we’d lose 4-0 and all that kind of stuff,” Smith said.“But the way we’ve been out here competing in each and every Test match, it’s been great to be part of a fantastic series.”The series is likely to be remembered equally for the top quality cricket it served and the acrimony that surrounded it.Kohli took the post-match news conference by surprise when he announced that his off-the-field friendship with the Australian cricketers was over.Smith, on the other hand, apologised for mouthing abuse after India’s Murali Vijay failed to catch Josh Hazlewood cleanly but still appealed.AUSTRALIA 1st innings 300 (S. Smith 111, M. Wade 57, D. Warner 56; K. Yadav 4-68) INDIA 1st innings 332 (R. Jadeja 63, L. Rahul 60, C. Pujara 57; N. Lyon 5-92) AUSTRALIA 2nd innings 137 INDIA 2nd innings (overnight 19-0; target: 106 runs)L. Rahul not out 51M. Vijay c Wade b Cummins 8C. Pujara run-out (Maxwell) 0A. Rahane not out 38Extras: (b-4, lb-5) 9Total: (for 2 wickets, 23.5 overs) 106Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-46.Bowling: P. Cummins 8-2-42-1, J. Hazlewood 6-2-14-0, S. O’Keefe 4.5-1-22-0, N. Lyon 5-0-19-0.last_img read more

Saint Pius Sports Complex play unbeaten to NSC circle tennis title

first_imgTHE SAINT Pius Sports Complex Circle Tennis Club played unbeaten to capture the National Sports Commission, Al Sport and Tour Promotions, Guyana Circle Tennis Association’s 53rd Independence Circle Tennis title.In the four-team competition, played at the National Cultural Centre tarmac, Region Three Flying Stars United placed second, Banks Circle Tennis Club finished third and Region Six Visionary Youth Club, fourth.Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, said he was very impressed with the turnout to witness Guyana’s native game. After praising the officials and organisers, Jones pledged that the NSC will continue to support the sport and indicated that players can expect a bigger event in the future.Against the Region Six team, the eventual champions batted first and scored 142-2. Shane Allicock hit 42 and Seyon Thomas 21. In reply, Visionary Youth Club were restricted to 128-3 in their 50 balls. Donald Gibson led the attack with 52 (8×6).Saint Pius batted first against Banks CTC. The eventual winners, led by 79 unbeaten runs (10×6) from Orin Parris, 31 from Keith Brandt, 29 from Phillip Fraser and 27 from Abiola Shepherd, raced to 212-2 off their allotted deliveries.Banks CTC replied with 132-4. M. McLennon led the attack with 38, while Marlon Griffith added 19.Against the Flying Stars United, Saint Pius raced to 204 with Orin Paris hitting 12 sixes before he was run-out for 99. Allicock supported with 40 and Mario Haywood 28. The Region Three side replied with 138-6. David Durant struck an even 50 (5x6s).Along with the team trophies, 13-year-old Kareena Nalim from Flying Stars United was adjudged Player-of-the-Tournament, while the Spirit-of-the-Tournament trophy went to Visionary Youth Club.Meanwhile the Sports Officer with responsibility for Circle Tennis in the NSC, Allister Munroe, thanked Guyana Circle Tennis Association, the Management and Staff of the National Cultural Centre, and all the teams who competed for making “our first event for 2019 a wonderful one”.last_img read more

3-star defensive back Prater verbally commits to Syracuse

first_img Published on January 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse After his official visit this weekend, three-star defensive back Treevon Prater verbally committed to Syracuse on Sunday. Prater is a native of East Saint Louis, Ill., and attends East. Saint Louis Senior High School. At 6 feet, 2 inches and 180 pounds, he is listed by Scout.com as a wide receiver, cornerback and safety, and by Rivals.com as an athlete. Prater initially verbally committed to Western Michigan as a wide receiver, but recently reopened his commitment to consider offers from Syracuse, Kansas, Illinois State and Indiana State. If the Orange plans to use him as a defensive back — which seems likely — he is the second safety and third cornerback in the Orange’s incoming class. He’ll join safety Rodney Williams and cornerbacks Cordell Hudson and Lamar Dawson. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Long, Wilson inspire confidence in flashes, ultimately fall short in loss to Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2014 at 8:37 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Austin Wilson started, AJ Long prolonged plays, but neither quarterback could finish.At least not well enough for Syracuse (2-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) to beat No. 1 Florida State (6-0, 4-0) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. Making his debut, the true freshman Long stretched the Seminoles defense and displayed a maturity in the zone-read offense that pleasantly surprised SU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Lester.Before leaving the game and getting treatment for an upper-body injury, the sophomore Wilson started for the first time in his collegiate career and showcased a strong arm that could beat the FSU defense on one play and give it the ball on anotherBoth he and Long were as quick to excite the Carrier Dome crowd as they were re-depress it. They delivered performances that allowed SU to improve and lose respectably, 38-20. But their play also reflected a team that lacks a clear answer to its struggles with continuing and completing drives as much as it is missing a clear starting quarterback.“It went about how I wanted to,” SU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said. Lester also added that he hasn’t settled on a starter moving forward and that Long took more reps because of the type of defense FSU plays.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWilson led the Orange to the very edge of the red zone on Syracuse’s first drive of the game, hitting four different receivers on his first four passes. But on third-and-11 at the Seminoles 20-yard line, he rolled to his left and threw across his body into the hands of FSU free safety Jalien Ramsey.SU was set for a tie game. Instead, it trailed 10-0 with 1:23 left in the first quarter.It was the score Long inherited and the lead he threatened as he entered his first SU game. He finished with two touchdowns, two interceptions and 16-of-27 throwing for 167 yards. And the undersized signal caller who’s still breaking a habit of sidearming passes hit Steve Ishmael on a 36-yard pass to the Florida State 7-yard line.“You couldn’t write a script any better for a true freshman that everybody thought runs his mouth before, to come out and play the No. 1 team in the country and play a decent game,” Long said.Lester’s combination of pocket presence in Wilson and backyard playmaking ability in Long, kept Syracuse in the game against FSU. The young quarterbacks kept Orange fans in the Carrier Dome much longer than Terrel Hunt or anyone else did last weekend, when SU fell to Louisville.Still, he and Wilson failed to be better than OK. Long’s bomb to Ishmael ultimately yielded just three points as he and the offense couldn’t finish the drive with a touchdown. And as the game progressed the hope for each quarterback and the game continued to rise but just as consistently fall to long-term optimism and consolation for SU.After FSU’s Jesus Wilson fumbled a punt to the Orange at the Seminoles’ 21-yard line, Long’s tried to throw the ball away on the next play, but his pass fell short of the sideline and into free safety Nate Andrews’ hands.“We got to take care of the ball better,” Lester said. “… We didn’t throw it right to a linebacker like you see freshman do quite often where they misread something and throw it right to the wrong guy. So they were going to the right place most of the time.”Long played more and better than Wilson, who went 5-of-9 in the pass game for 89 yards an an interception. The true freshman’s two touchdown passes — both to Ishmael — are as many as any Orange players has thrown all season.Yet he also threw two interceptions. The first was underthrown and entirely his fault. The second was the product of a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage with about five minutes left in the game — Long had made the correct read but was hit as he threw.The ball popped up in the air and to the other team. It was only then that Syracuse fans left en masse.“I like the way we fought and all that but I’m really not all that into those type of victories, those moral victories,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “Moral victories don’t count at the end of the season.” Commentslast_img read more

Quinlan wants review of Munster organisation

first_imgMunster play the French side again in the return Pool 4 fixture at Thomond Park on Saturday but have already missed out on a place in the knock-out stages of the competition. Andy Farrell was recently announced as the incoming Ireland defence coach…however he can’t take up that role until after the conclusion of the 6 Nations Championship. The province announced yesterday that former England and Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell has joined Anthony Foley’s coaching staff as an advisor on a part-time basis for the next four months. Alan Quinlan says such a review is necessary following last weekend’s heavy defeat against Stade Francais in the Champions Cup. Alan Quinlan, who played for the province for 15 years, believes there are a number of things that need to be addressed.last_img read more

Roger Tyrzyk, IDnow: Helping online operators stop the bad guys

first_imgShare Share Related Articles Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling August 4, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020 ‘Non manipulable’ identity verification solutions, such as those provided by IDnow, are vital across all industries where companies carry out customer interactions that require a high level of security – something which can, of course, be applied to online gambling.We asked Roger Tyrzyk, IDnow Country Manager for UK&I, Malta and Cyprus (pictured above), to discuss the ‘best of both’ human and machine approach to applying identity checks, why we need to adopt a different perspective to protect people affected by COVID-19, and how its products are ‘future proof’ to fresh regulatory demands.SBC: Hi Roger, in just a few words can you explain what you do? RT: IDnow offers an Identity-Verification-as-a-Service (IVaaS) platform. We use AI technology combined with human expertise to ensure that all necessary security features are present on a submitted ID document whilst reliably detecting forged documents in the process. Basically, we help stop the bad guys.SBC: Picking up on this hybrid solution combining the best of humans and machines; can you see a time where human input wouldn’t be needed?RT: There will definitely come a time when humans will no longer be needed, but at this moment in time, that feels very far away. Identity in itself is very complex because there is no standard across the globe. However, you have to keep in mind that every operator has their own way of doing things, and it is them who are the experts – we are complementing their technology to make it as easy as possible. We are there to listen, understand their requirements and to come up with a viable solution. As a company, we are always trying to find ways to innovate our offering, so all I can say is: watch this space!SBC: Looking more specifically at the gambling industry, why does your technology provide the best support to its online operators?RT: We are very flexible, secure and easy to use and that’s why operators like working with us. Whether it’s a simple, automated document verification or a more complex video verification in regards to affordability, IDnow can deliver it all.SBC: Gambling regulators have started to look more closely at age and identity verification; have you been forced to change anything to meet new demands?RT: So far, we have been very lucky in a way that our products are future proof and so no changes have had to be made. We are also working closely with regulators across the globe to provide as much expertise on up and coming regulations, which in some cases can make all the difference because we are always prepared for the next steps.SBC: What has been the impact of COVID-19 on fraud prevention for the industry? Have you seen more creative attempts by fraudsters to bypass the safeguards?RT: I don’t think the impact on operators themselves has been too severe so far. What we sometimes forget is how good operators are at spotting fraudulent activity because they have the right technology in place to do so. Obviously fraudsters with a lot of time on their hands are able to conjure up more sophisticated plans, and we have to react to that as a whole group. With a quick search on the internet you can buy fake IDs for €50. On the other end, there are also countless documents going for over €2000, so it really can get as creative as you can imagine. From our perspective, we have the most secure checks available to spot these fake documents which our competitors don’t have – again one of the ways we are able to support operators.SBC: What do you expect to see in terms of new regulations passed in key jurisdictions, particularly around AML and affordability, once the crisis is over?RT: I expect a lot of new regulations and guidance to come out during the crisis, which in some cases has already happened with the UKGC being on the forefront of affordability checks. After the crisis we really have to look at these things from a different perspective to protect people who might have lost their jobs because of COVID-19. Regulation never stops.SBC: How important is customer experience around KYC processes?RT: For an operator, customer experience is key because they have so many competitors where potential customers can just go to instead. This is not exclusive to gambling – the same thing applies to fintechs. If you don’t have a “cool” onboarding process like, for example, N26, people won’t finish the process and will just go somewhere else. Again, it’s our job to make sure we deliver the best customer experience to both the operator and the consumer.SBC: And just finally, what technological advancements do you expect to see around the safer onboarding of players throughout the rest of 2020?RT: Operators should expect better conversion rates (90%+), improvements to UX, advancements on document security feature authentication and more use of video verification technology.last_img read more

Historical Evergreen Gate Torn Down

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOne structure very near and dear to the hearts of Alpena, is being torn down. The historical green gate at Evergreen Cemetery has been around for decades. But today, the fond memory of that gate was ripped out of the ground.“I’m 63 years old and its probably been there all my life that I remember,” said Phillip Dion, resident. “You know the green thing that has been painted numerous times, the bright green and um its just very historic i think. I don’t know why it would be taken down.”Although staff at the cemetery refused to comment, workers from Alpena City Public Works say that it may be a result of the structure being very old and rusting–which could be a safety hazard.“It’s a memory lost you know. I know I’m going to hate to see it go and what they replace it with,” said Dion. We don’t know what the city plans to replace the gate with or if it will be replaced at all. WBKB News will keep you updated on the latest with this story.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Evergreen Cemetary, Green GateContinue ReadingPrevious Second Avenue Bridge to Have Upcoming ClosuresNext Upcoming: Countywide Clean-Up Daylast_img read more