From left to right: Sheriff Kenneth A. Murphy, Deputy Jeffrey B. Staat, and Sgt. Gregory M. Mehlbuaer.BROOKVILLE – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will soon have a new officer on patrol.Deputy Jeffrey B. Staat, Jr. graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course. Staat graduated from the 202nd Session of the I.L.E.A on Friday July 11th and began his Field Training Program on July 13th.The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course consists of over 600 hours of training in all areas of Law Enforcement. This training provides students with working knowledge of criminal and traffic laws, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, EMS awareness and human behavior. Deputy Staat also received extensive training in accident investigation, criminal investigation, domestic violence, and sexual assault, as well as other areas of basic law enforcement.Deputy Staat was asked about the most challenging part of the Basic Training Course. He explained getting into the daily para-military routine that the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy operates under proved to be the biggest change.Deputy Staat is currently completing his final step in his training by entering the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Field Training Officer (F.T.O) program. This F.T.O. program consists of three months of on-the-job supervised training. Completion of this program will allow Deputy Staat to execute all law enforcement duties.
Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSenegal female basketballer legend, Astou Ndiaye has ascribed the success of Nigeria’s female basketball team in the world to diversity.Astou said Nigeria is now a global force in the game because many of its female national team players have dual citizenship by virtue of being born outside the country. The Tigress ranked as the eighth best team at the recent FIBA Women Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain and raised the bar by becoming the first African team to advance to the quarter finals in a world cup.The impressive flourish also lifted the team in world ranking as they climbed by 15 points from 34th in the world to 19th in the latest global world ranking. They are the continent’s second highest ranking team, behind Senegal in the 17th place.“If you look at the landscape, a lot of them (the Tigress) grew outside Nigeria and other places as dual citizens. Also many of the kids are able to play at higher level by going to different colleges around the world, where you have top level competition. And when they come back to play for the national team, they improve,“Ndiaye said, while in Nigeria recently for the Power Forward basketball clinic.Ndiaye, who played in WNBA for franchise teams including Seattle Reign, Indiana Fever and Houston Comets, in addition to representing Senegal at the Olympic Games and Women World Cup, showered praises on Nigeria for the remarkable feat in Spain.She described the accomplishment of Otis Hughley led team as a giant stride for Africa.“It is a step forward for Africa because you are talking about reaching the quarter final at the World Cup, which is huge and unprecedented. What we need to do in Africa, not just about Nigeria, is to keep on developing the game. To get to that stage was not a stumble by Nigeria, it is a product of hard work and everybody getting behind the team. In the past, African teams used to be dominated in the first round and we try to beat others in the rankings. Kudos to Nigeria, onward and forward and no going backward,” she said.The retired player said Africa is capable of producing good players of her status in the WNBA only by hard-work, dedication, having in place the right support system and going through the process.“It is not just only Senegal and Nigeria, there is also a lot of organisation taking place in some other places. I wouldn’t say at the top level but the people are trying. I know Mali is doing great things with youths and a lot of few countries are also on the right track”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Sportsbook software provider Altenar has welcomed reports that Italian sports betting operators will soon be allowed to offer cash out functionality to customers on a trial basis. According to Italian news agency Agimeg, this cash out introduction will arrive alongside another positive regulatory reform for operators, enabling them to cancel the payout of winning single bets emanating from ‘clearly wrong odds’, and reduce the payout accordingly when such odds are included as part of successful multiple bets. Once verified, this would be a dual boost for gambling operators still reeling from a turbulent close to 2018, in which the country’s new Lega-5Star coalition government confirmed the blanket advertising ban effective from 1 January 2019, and delivered a 2% gross gaming revenue (GGR) tax increase for both online sportsbook and retail betting services.There has been no official date provided for the proposed cash out trial period, but it looks likely to come at a good time for Altenar, who expects to go live with its first regulated customer for the market from the middle of March.Domenico Mazzola, Commercial Director at Altenar, said: “It is a big opportunity for us to enter a market where many region-specific sportsbook providers haven’t invested the resources to building cash out, simply because it wasn’t previously allowed.”He added: “Conversely, Altenar is equipped to come in and offer the full international experience – complete with cash out – from day one. Therefore, those who choose to work with our software will be ready to compete at the forefront of the market.” CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach August 27, 2020 Share Submit TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020
Ghana’s path to the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be made clearer when the draw for the qualifiers are held on Monday, 29 July, 2019.The Confederation of African Football will conduct the draw for the eliminators in Cairo.The Black Stars and 25 other top-ranked teams on the continent will not take part in a preliminary qualifying stage but they will know their opponents for the second round of the qualifiers which is the group stage.The Format:The first round will see 28 of the continent’s lowest-ranked sides being drawn against each other for a two-leg home and away tie.The 28 teams for the first round will be made up of:Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, Sao Tome, Chad, South Sudan, Gambia, Mauritius, Liberia, Ethiopia, Comoros, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Togo, Malawi, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Central African Republic and Tanzania.The winners will then progress to the next stage to join the top ranked teams on the continent, 26 of them, including Ghana’s Black Stars currently ranked and complete the list of 40 teams, and who have been drawn into 10 groups of four each.Some of the top-ranked teams are runners up at the recently held Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Senegal who maintained their first place in Africa and ranked 20th in the world, Tunisia who finished fourth at the AFCON and ranked 29th in the world.Nigeria (33rd), newly-crowned African champions, Algeria (40th), Morocco (41st), Egypt (49th), Cameroun (53rd), DR Congo (56th) and Cote d’Ivoire (57th), Mali (59th) in that order, complete the top 10.The winners of the second round will advance to the third and final round where they will again be drawn to face each other in a home and away tie with the winners eventually picking the five slots alloted to Africa for the 2022 Games set be hosted in the Arab world for the first time. Source: Ghana Soccernet