Dabo Swinney doesn’t understand Trevor Lawrence’s vision for players association

first_imgHe went on to explain that there are already some programs in place, such as SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committees). And that’s a nice start, but what Lawrence wants to start is much different. And it doesn’t appear as if Swinney fully understands that.MORE: Is college football canceled for 2020?As he continued his answer, Swinney hinted at his anti-union stance.”I think it would be great to have a players association, that’s different from a union, I’ll say that,” Swinney said with a smile.Swinney being anti-union is nothing new.Back in 2014 when Northwestern football players tried to unionize, Swinney was openly against it. He was quoted a few times on the subject and in two separate interviews said, “there’s enough entitlement in this world as it is” and, “we’ve got enough entitlement in this country as it is.” So how can Swinney be “absolutely” for a players association and against unions? Well, he can’t. Because the type of players association Lawrence is asking for would absolutely be a union. The NFLPA, NBPA, NHLPA and similar entities are all considered unions.Just read the definition of a union from UnionPlus.org:A labor union or trade union is an organized group of workers who unite to make decisions about conditions affecting their work. Labor unions strive to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. That’s essentially what Lawrence and others envision. The only difference is that Swinney apparently wouldn’t see them as workers. But as Northwestern’s Kain Colter argued in a federal courtroom about playing college football: “It’s a job. There’s no way around it — it’s a job.” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the movement started by his quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, and provided an odd answer.In a statement Lawrence tweeted out, he called for the support to “ultimately create a college football players association.” During a Zoom conference call with reporters Monday, Swinney was asked directly, “Would you supportive of a potential players association?” The Tigers coach responded, “Absolutely.”last_img read more

Six Woodward Resource Center residents positive for COVID-19

first_imgWOODWARD, Iowa (AP) – Officials say six residents at a central Iowa facility for people with intellectual disabilities have tested positive for the new coronavirus, although none have shown symptoms of COVID-19.The Iowa Department of Human Services announced on April 27 that a resident at the Woodward Resource Center tested positive for the virus after seeking treatment for an unrelated medical issue, the Des Moines Register reported. By Saturday, five more residents – all tied to one home on campus – had tested positive for the virus. Three employees at the multi-building campus have also tested positive.Assistant superintendent at the center Diane Stout said in a letter to guardians and families that the department has begun contact tracing staff members. Contract tracing is the process of tracking every person that may have been in contact with an infected person.DHS spokesman Matt Highland said the state is working to get more COVID-19 testing on the campus.Highland says residents who tested positive have been moved to separate on-campus housing, and those who have pending test results are already placed in isolation before results come in as a precaution.Highland says ten residents in the home have tested negative for the virus and the home has been thoroughly cleaned.last_img read more

LIVE: Chesang leads Uganda’s senior women

first_img3.50pm: Long distance ace Stella Chesang, 11th at the last World Cross Country championships, will lead Uganda’ quest for a second medal in the team event.Uganda will be hoping to better the bronze they won at the last championships in 2015. 7Lexy GILMOURAUS 90Mekhrangez NAZAROVATJK 20Victoria COATESCAN 28Diana LANDIECU 45Zerfie LIMENEHETH 51Rebecca MURRAYGBR 42Gebeyanesh AYELEETH 43Dera DIDAETH 80Andrea STEYNRSA 91Emily CHEBETUGA 2Rima CHENAHALG 102Natosha ROGERSUSA 92Rachael Zena CHEBETUGA 86Maylelina Issa MBUATAN 85Failuna Abdi MATANGATAN 67Lavinia HAITOPENAM 16Ruth JEBETBRN 100Sarah PAGANOUSA 87Sara RAMADHANITAN 19Lisa BROOKINGCAN 10Virginia MOLONEYAUS 58Hyvin Kiyeng JEPKEMOIKEN 22Kathryn HARRISONCAN 5Nawal YAHIALG 23Julie-Anne STAEHLICAN 31Carmen TOAQUIZAECU 41Teresa URBINAESP 95Doreen CHESANGUGA 74Nélida SULCAPER 4Riham SENANIALG 97Elaina BALOURISUSA 94Doreen CHEMUTAIUGA 30Katherine TISALEMAECU 6Bridey DELANEYAUS 17Desi MOKONINBRN 55Kaori MORITAJPN 34Simret WELDEGHABRERI 26Simone Christensen GLADDEN 104Rudo MHONDERWAZIM 60Alice Aprot NAWOWUNAKEN 40Irene PELAYOESP 13Mema TIANGOBOT 89Angelina Daniel TSERETAN 25CIRENCUOMUCHN 68Hannah ADEWALENGR 61Lilian Kasait RENGERUKKEN 46Belaynesh OLJIRAETH 70Rose LANGENGR 73Jovana DE LA CRUZPER 32Ruth KIBREABERI 50Emily HOSKER-THORNHILLGBR 48Mariama T. JALLOWGAM 36Yohana YEMANEERI 83Nomvula NTSHALINTSHALISWZ 96Stella CHESANGUGA 1Amina BETTICHEALG 29Jessica PAGUAYECU 57Irene Chepet CHEPTAIKEN 53Yuka HORIJPN 72Naomi YUNANANGR 39Ana LOZANOESP 78Louisa LEBALLORSA 18Bontu REBITUBRN 27Anna Emilie MØLLERDEN 64Nadia DAGHERLBN 8Anna KELLYAUS 9Gemma MAINIAUS 103Ruth MWENYAZAM 44Sentayehu LEWETEGNETH 56Fumika SASAKIJPN 35Nazret WELDUERI 24Claire SUMNERCAN 82Gayanthika ARTIGALA ABERATHNASRI 81Glenrose XABARSA 37Azucena DÍAZESP 75Gladys TEJEDAPER 76Soledad TORREPER 14Rose CHELIMOBRN 84Siata Romanus KALINGATAN 79Kesaoleboga MOLOTSANERSA 3Kenza DAHMANI TIFAHIALG 52Louise SMALLGBR 54Mao ICHIYAMAJPN 65Neheng KHATALALES 12Cavaline NAHIMANABDI 47Senbere TEFERIETH 33Kokob TESFAGABRERI 59Faith Chepngetich KIPYEGONKEN 62Agnes Jebet TIROPKEN 71Obilor LORINENGR 63Sylvie ANTOUNLBN 66Eliane SAHOLINIRINAMAD 49Claire DUCKGBR 93Mercyline CHELANGATUGA 88Magdalena SHAURITAN 15Eunice Chebichii CHUMBABRN 69Unity AMOSNGR ORDER / LANEATHLETECOUNTRYSB 2017 38Trihas GEBREESP 99Stephanie BRUCEUSA 11Emily RYANAUS 101Emily PRITTUSA 98Aliphine Chepkerker TULIAMUKUSA 21Sasha GOLLISHCAN 77Sherilene GELDERBLOMRSA Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Another CHAN shock as Ghana crash

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Burkina Faso upset Ghana 2-1 Sunday as a shock-riddled weekend of 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying continued.Defending champions the Democratic Republic of Congo and the team they beat in the 2016 final, Mali, were dumped out of the competition for home-based footballers Saturday.Ghana, twice runners-up in the four previous editions, led twice in Burkina Faso last weekend before conceding a late goal and settling for a 2-2 first leg draw.Home advantage in Kumasi — home of famed club Asante Kotoko — was expected to ensure Ghana of success and a fourth Nations Championship appearance.But the hosts were rocked by Burkinabe goals from Mohammed Sylla and Herman Nikiema inside 30 minutes at the Baba Yaro Stadium.Felix Addo pulled one goal back for Ghana just before the hour, but the second goal they needed to force a penalty shootout eluded them.Burkina Faso qualified 4-3 on aggregate and will join 15 other countries at the biennial tournament, which Kenya host from January 12 to February 4. Namibia secured a place for the first time after a second-half brace from Muna Katupose earned a 2-0 victory over Comoros at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.The substitute struck after 54 and 80 minutes as the Namibians overturned a 2-1 first leg loss in the Indian Ocean island state.Kenya and Equatorial Guinea, who qualified after Gabon withdrew, will also be making maiden Nations Championship finals appearances.Football: African Nations Championship qualifiersQualifiers for 2018 African Nations Championship in Kenya between Jan 11 and Feb 4 (alphabetical order):Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya (hosts), Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Guinea/SenegalNote: Draw on date to be announced will divide 16 qualifiers into four groupsShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Rollers’ Lemponye Tshireletso sinks KCCA

first_imgTP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo host Entente Setif of Algeria on Saturday in the other fixture in the mini-league.Both fixtures in Group C and in Group D will also be staged Saturday with defending champions Wydad Casablanca of Morocco among the clubs in action.Record eight-time champions Ahly sorely missed two injured strikers, Moroccan Walid Azaro and Nigerian Junior Ajayi, as they failed to score against twice title-holders Esperance.It was the eighth draw in 17 matches between the teams across various CAF competitions with Ahly winning six and Esperance three.They clashed in the 2017 Champions League quarter-finals with Ahly winning the second leg near Tunis after being held in Alexandria.In Gaborone, Tshireletso timed his run perfectly on to a Joel Mogorosi pass and rounded goalkeeper Tom Ikapa to score Rollers’ winner on 36 minutes.Mogorosi wasted a good chance to double the lead almost immediately after the deadlock was broken when he fired wide from inside the six-yard box.A couple of stoppage-time saves from Rollers goalkeeper Keagile Kgosipula prevented the Ugandan outfit levelling in a clash of group phase debutants.Rollers shocked Al Merrikh of Sudan and Young Africans of Tanzania to become the first Botswana club to reach the last 16.Mouloudia had Zidane Mebarakou red-carded early in the second half and fell behind after 77 minutes when Hamid Ahaddad of Jadida scored his seventh Champions League goal this season.Amir Karaoui equalised with eight minutes remaining in Algiers for Mouloudia, who had scored 15 goals at home in two qualifiers.Jadida are playing in the group phase for the first time and hope to emulate Moroccan clubs Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca and FAR Rabat by winning the elite African club competition.Share on: WhatsApp Township Rollers  ??  1 KCCA FC  ?? 0Al Ahly?? 0  ??ES Tunis 0Gabarone, Botswana |  INDEPENDENT & AFP | A 36th minute goal by Lemponye Tshireletso was the difference in a closely fought 2018 CAF Champions League group phase match between Uganda’s KCCA FC and Botswana flag bearers Township Rollers on Friday.Tshireletso latched onto a through-pass by Mogorosi, rounded KCCA goal keeper and slotted home to make it 1-0 for the hosts. The Botswana side held on for their Champions League Group state win.The opening Group A tie was a first Champions League Group game for both sides in their first ever clash. It is a tough group that also has North African giants Al Ahly of Egypt and Esperance of Tunisia.“I believe in this group ten points will be enough to qualify for the quarter finals, when and where you get those ten points does not matter; each match is three points, whether it is the first game or the last. But a winning start can give psychological strength, especially because we have two extremely important games coming up in the local league. So from that point of view, this match can determine how we do in both competitions,” Kavazovic said in an interview with rollersfc.com.Tweets about KCCABotswana minnows lead group after Ahly, Esperance drawAfrican giants Al Ahly of Egypt and Esperance of Tunisia drew Friday when the CAF Champions League group phase began, allowing minnows Township Rollers of Botswana to lead Group A.Ahly and Esperance fought a 0-0 draw in Alexandria while a Lemponye Tshireletso goal gave surprise qualifiers Rollers a 1-0 win over Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda in Gaborone.Rollers top the Group A standings with three points, Ahly and Esperance have one each and KCCA are pointless.In another match, Mouloudia Alger of Algeria came from behind with 10 men to draw 1-1 at home against Difaa el Jadida of Morocco and share the Group B lead.last_img read more

Bronx Zoo says woman who snuck into lions den could’ve been killed

first_imgThe Bronx Zoo says the woman who is seen in a now-viral video trespassing inside its lion enclosure on Saturday could have been killed.“This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death, a Bronx zoo spokesperson said. “Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff, and animals safe.”The unidentified woman is seen a video taken by a bystander at the exhibit dancing and waving her hands seemingly taunting the lion.According to the NYPD, The Bronx Zoo filed a complaint for criminal trespass.It is unclear how the woman got over the barrier or how long she wasNeither the woman nor the lion were injured in the incident.last_img read more

Former Florida Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West Injured in Texas Crash

first_imgFormer U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida has been injured in a motorcycle crash in Texas, according to reports.West’s wife wrote on Facebook Saturday evening that the Congressman’s motorcycle was hit outside of Waco, and that he was in the emergency room.She did not provide any additional details about his condition.However, his team issued Facebook updates on Sunday, stating the Congressman is in stable condition and is due to be released from the hospital Monday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones, and multiple lacerations.He added, “I am alive by the grace of God.”Courtesy: Lt. Col. Allen West/FacebookLt. Col. West was returning from a rally in Austin focused on reopening that state amid the coronavirus pandemic when the accident occurred Saturday.He moved from Florida to Texas after leaving Congress in 2013.The Republican Congressman served one term and, at one point, called for then-President Barack Obama’s impeachment.West is currently running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas.last_img read more

Georgia Hall wins British girls’ championship

first_img England’s Georgia Hall has won the British girls’ championship, beating Spain’s Clara Baena 6/5 in the final at Tenby, Wales. Georgia, 16, from Remedy Oak in Dorset, did not lose a hole in the final. She was five up at the turn and won the 13th to clinch the title. She is the first English winner of the championship since 2007. (Image © Cal Carson Golf Agency). The semi-finals and final were played in almost unrelenting rain, accompanied by the ever-present wind, as the week’s bad weather continued right to the end of the championship. But Georgia, who is ranked 10th in the world, negotiated the conditions in style. She first moved ahead on the third when her opponent tangled with the thick, wet and clingy rough. She extended her lead to two up on the short sixth where her excellent tee shot meant she was conceded a winning birdie. Georgia got to four up after the Spanish player first had bunker problems on the seventh and then battled with the rough on the eighth. Now Georgia could do no wrong. She holed a bunker shot at the ninth to win it with a birdie three and go five up. Halves in par at the 10th, 11th and 12th advanced her nearer to her goal. Then, suddenly it was all over when Georgia won 13th with a par four. She was  approximately one over par for the holes played in conditions , which spectators said, would tested even Rory McIlroy on his game. Earlier in the day, Georgia fought back to win her semi-final against Germany’s Quirine Eijkenboom. She was three down after five and, despite fighting back to all square, was again one down after 16. However she won the 17th and 18th to take her place in the final. Georgia is a full England international and was runner-up in the English women’s championship in May. Last week she helped England win the Girls’ Home Internationals at Radyr, Wales.   Georgia reaches British girls’ final 17 August 2012 England’s Georgia Hall has reached the final of the British girls’ championship at a wet and windy Tenby, after fighting back from one down with two to play. The 16-year-old international won the 17th and 18th to beat Germany’s  Quirine Eijkenboom by one hole in the semi-final, which was played in awful conditions. Georgia, from Remedy Oak, in Dorset, was in front only once in the match – and that was when it mattered, after playing the 18th. She lost the first hole, won the second, but then lost the next three in a row. However, Georgia fought back by winning the ninth and 10th and then halved the 11th to be one down on the 12th tee. She got back to all square for the first time by birdieing the 13th. The German player again took the advantage with a birdie on 16 to go one up, but Georgia had all the answers, winning 17 and 18 to take her place in the final. Georgia Hall reaches British girls’ semi-finals 16 August 2012 England international Georgia Hall has reached the semi-finals of the British girls’ championship for the second year in a row. Georgia, the world number 10,  will now play Germany’s Quirine Eijkenboom for a place in the final at Tenby in South Wales. The 16-year-old from Remedy Oak in Dorset has made her way to the final four by beating Jordan Lippetz of the USA 4/3; Inci Mehmet of Wentworth at the 20th; number one seed and former champion Perrine Delacour of France by 2/1; and Karolin Lampert of Germany 5/3. Earlier this season Georgia also reached the semi-finals of the British women’s championship. Georgia was among 10 English girls who made it through 36-hole qualifying and into the matchplay stages of the championship. Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) and Shelby Smart (Knowle) bowed out in the first round. Meanwhile, Inci Mehmet (Wentworth), Aimee Ponte (Royal Guernsey) and Sophie Keech (Lyme Regis) made it into the second round before losing. Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) the youngest competitor at the age of 13, Bethan Popel (Long Ashton), Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex) and Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) all succeeded in reaching the last 16 before being defeated. Full details: www.lgu.org 16 Aug 2012 Georgia Hall wins British girls’ championship last_img read more

England seniors thrash Italy to secure third place in Portugal

first_img8 Sep 2012 England seniors thrash Italy to secure third place in Portugal England’s senior men put the disappointment of not being in the final by finishing third in the European Men’s Team Championships at Estorial Golf Club in Portugal. After losing to Germany 2-3 in the semi-finals, England thrashed Italy 4½ – ½ in the third place match without losing a game. John Ambridge and Andrew Stracey won the foursome 2 and 1 against Cesare Castellini and Marco Bussinello then English seniors champion Alan Squires got over the line quickly by beating Federico Lang 5 and 4. (image John Ambridge © Tom Ward) There were also solid victories for Martin Galway, 4 and 3 over Vincenzo Sita, and by Tyrone Carter, 6 and 5 against Lorenzo Sartori. In the final game, Chris Reynolds played a halved game with Francesco Ghirardi. Sweden retained the title by beating Germany 3½ – 1½ in the final.last_img read more