Russian T’tennis Players Cleared to Play at 2016 Olympic Games

first_imgAfter careful review of the criteria set up by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday following the release of the McLaren report, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has determined that the three Russian athletes qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be allowed to compete.ITTF’s investigation of the matter included individual test analysis of these players outside the Russian anti-doping system, and confirmation by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that none of the concerned players were implicated in the McLaren findings released on 18 July 2016. ITTF believes that the provided evidence meets the requirements of the IOC and confirms the eligibility of the three qualified Russian players Polina Mikhailova, Maria Dolgikh and Alexander Shibaev to play at Rio 2016.If ITTF’s ongoing testing program and/or further findings from Prof. McLaren’s extended mandate reveals any potential anti-doping rule violation or wrongdoing, the ITTF will take immediate action to investigate and take sanction within the framework of the World Anti-Doping Code and the ITTF’s applicable regulations.The ITTF will continue to take doping issues very seriously and do everything in its power to ensure that table tennis stays clean, not just at the Olympic Games, but in all levels of table tennis.The Olympic table tennis event runs between 6-17 August at Riocentro Pavilion 3.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Humphrey the hamster returns for reading month

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Alpena Public Schools is kicking off the One District One Book program for reading month.This year, elementary school students are reading the book, Friendship According to Humphrey. Every student and staff member in the district will receive a copy of the book. Special Projects Manager for the district, Jennifer Marceau, says they chose the book for its ability to connect with the students.“Many of the characters in the story are very relatable to children attending elementary school. What Humphrey is struggling with in this story is friendship, and that is something that children deal with every single day.”School activities will directly correspond with daily readings the children will do at home with their families. Students will also have a chance to get excited about literacy with this Friday’s series of reading kick off assemblies.If you want to learn more or get involved, you can visit the Facebook page Friendship According to Humphrey APS March is Reading Month.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Friendship According to Humphrey, Humphrey, March, Reading, reading monthContinue ReadingPrevious State of Michigan joins investigation of Juul Labs, maker of e-cigaretteNext Text messages of former Alpena County Undersheriff indicate corruptionlast_img read more

Music Label to Host Talent Search

first_imgBy EmotionzFor the past years, Ballerz Inc. has been making name for itself with artists such as Skoolboy Weezy, Speedo and a couple of other big names. In an effort to continue that trend and bolster its stable of artists, the entertainment label has announced a ‘star search.’According to a release by the label, Ballerz Inc. is a “non political group focusing on entertainment, event planning, marketing and branding of artists.”The label said in the release that it is now accepting application forms for its first talent search.Ballerz plans to go all out to unearth some of the best acts in the country to sign and manage, starting with “two uninterrupted auditions on separate dates to be announced soon,” the release stated.Once an artist hopeful signs up, here is how the selection will be done:“During auditioning, contestants will be selected automatically and sent to the next level to face other selected artists to show who is the best. Only ten (10) contestants will be allowed to enter the grand final of the selection process. The final phase of the show will then showcase three lucky winners from the ten finalists; the judges, fans and guests appearing on the show will decide the three lucky winners.”According to Ballerz Inc., the three winners will be official signed as artists of the label.Meanwhile, nomination forms are up for grabs, free of charge, at OK FM on Lynch Street. If you are hoping to be a musician, travel, perform on stage and all the glitter associated with being a star, get your nomination form now at OK FM on Lynch Street in Monrovia, or call 0775327478/0880749982.An official date for the auditions will be announced soon.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more