Indianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill today called on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to consumers in Indiana. He is part of a bipartisan coalition of 34 attorneys general issuing a formal comment to the FCC.The formal comment explains that scammers using illegal robocalls have found ways to evade a call-blocking order entered last year by the FCC. Despite the FCC’s order, robocalls continue to be a major irritant to consumers in Indiana and across the United States. In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission received 4.5 million illegal robocall complaints – two and a half times more than in 2014. The Office of the Indiana Attorney General receives thousands of complaints each year with respect to illegal calls, including scam calls, telemarketing complaints and robocalls.Following an initial win for American consumers last year by the bipartisan coalition, when the FCC granted phone service providers authority to block certain illegal spoofed robocalls, the attorneys general now seek added authority for the providers to work together to detect and block more illegal spoofed robocalls – including “neighbor spoofing.”“Hoosiers should be able to enjoy peace and privacy without the disturbance of unwanted calls interrupting their routines,” Attorney General Hill said. “We need stronger measures aimed at rooting out bad actors responsible for rampant robocalling.”“Spoofing” allows scammers to disguise their identities, making it difficult for law enforcement to bring them to justice. “Virtually anyone can send millions of illegal robocalls and frustrate law enforcement with just a computer, inexpensive software and an internet connection,” the attorneys general wrote in the formal comment filed with the FCC.One tactic on the rise is “neighbor spoofing,” a technique that allows calls – no matter where they originate – to appear on a consumer’s caller ID as being made from a phone number that has the same local area code as the consumer. This manipulation of caller ID information increases the likelihood that the consumer will answer the call.In the formal comment, Attorney General Hill and members of the coalition expressed support for the new initiative, which will give phone service providers the ability to authenticate legitimate calls and identify illegally spoofed calls and block them. The added authority sought by the attorneys general will allow service providers to use new technology to detect and block illegal spoofed calls – even those coming from what are otherwise legitimate phone numbers. Service providers will be ready to launch this new authentication method in 2019.To date, the FCC has not issued a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning additional provider-initiated call blocking. The attorneys general anticipate that further requests for comments will take place on this subject.The added authority which the attorneys general seek from the FCC is not in conflict with Indiana’s Do Not Call List, in which consumers sign up to avoid receiving calls from legitimate vendors. The initiative for which the attorneys general seek FCC approval concerns illegal robocalls – which are made to consumers regardless of whether or not they sign up for do-not-call lists.For a copy of the comment, click here.
Robinson took a swipe on his team insisting that it is time to stop blaming loses on bad luck but double effort in search of better results. “All the stats in the world don’t mean anything when you don’t get the result. “The difference between the teams was the desire to go and score a goal. “We didn’t show enough desire to finish the game off or defend in our own box. “We can’t keep saying its bad luck, you make your own luck by being brave and we were not brave enough to finish the game off.” Read Also Obika dashes Odoffin’s hope as Hamilton records third defeat Hamilton and Odoffin’s readiness to extend the victory song will be put to the test when they host table toppers Rangers next Saturday. Since crashing out of the now won and lost Europa league, Rangers have enjoyed impressive victories in the league with three wins and a draw. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Despite slow and unimpressive start of the season, Hakeem Odoffin had every cause to smile after he handed the club the much awaited first season victory on Saturday. Odoffin powered home a header from Reegan Mimnaugh’s corner with just four minutes remaining in the Lanarkshire derby against Motherwell to seal a 1-0 win. Hamilton have lost their opening three games in the league but the scrappy win over local rivals managed to push them off the foot of the table to the ninth position. An elated Hamilton coach Brian Rice was full of praise for Nigerian born defender even as he noted that missed opportunities should have given his side a harvest of goals. Rice said: “Just before the goal went in we had three or four dangerous crosses into the box and Hakeem missed one that was probably easier to score. “But he deserved his goal. Since he came into the club he’s been immense for me. I brought him in as a right-back and moved him into centre-back and I’ve been absolutely delighted with him. “He’s only 22 but he’s a leader in that young team and getting his first goal in a derby match, is sure to be a boost” Motherwell on their part are yet to record a win in their opening five games of the new league campaign and manager Stephen Robinson was frustrated to lose out to a late winner. Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago
The 25-year-old Belgium international and his team-mates find themselves in desperate trouble as they attempt to avoid an unexpected departure from the Barclays Premier League with new manager Paolo Di Canio having been handed the task of dragging them clear from trouble. They head for arch-rivals Newcastle on Sunday and then face Everton on April 20. However, Mignolet is adamant that each of their remaining six games must be tackled in isolation, and he said: “As a professional footballer, we can’t think about that. We can’t think about what’s going to happen in the Everton game or the game after that, or what’s going to happen at the end of the season.” He added: “Now we have to focus and get ourselves ready for the game against Newcastle because there are three points to win, three points to lose. “I know obviously it’s a derby game and there is much more at stake than only the three points, but as a football players, you can’t think of that because that’s not important at this moment. Points are far more important, and therefore we have to focus ourselves on that and nothing else.” The Black Cats are on the back of a nerve-shredding nine-game winless run which has brought them just three points, and with the Magpies themselves needing another victory to all but ensure their place in the top flight next season, the derby stakes have rarely been higher. Recent Tyne-Wear derbies have unfolded between fine margins, Sunderland’s 5-1 drubbing at St James’ in October 2010 aside, and fortune often plays its part. Sunderland have suffered luck of the unwelcome kind in their past two games with Titus Bramble’s own goal handing Manchester United victory at the Stadium of Light, while a Matt Kilgallon deflection and a Branislav Ivanovic winner – which the defender appeared to know little about – assured Chelsea of the points at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. However, Mignolet believes only he and his team-mates can change that, and he said: “When you are in the position we are, those things go against you. But there is no such thing as luck in football, you just force that yourself. Let’s make sure we force the luck our way against Newcastle because that’s very important. “If we can get the three points there, there are still 15 points to play for.” Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had warned Sunderland they cannot allow the pressure of a relegation scrap get to them if they are to survive. Press Association
Cheltenham and Punchestown Festival winner Killultagh Vic gets the chance to demonstate his capabilities over fences when contesting the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase at Fairyhouse. Not surprisingly, given he began life in the point-to-point fields, the six-year-old is viewed as one of this season’s most exciting prospects for staying novice chases. Willie Mullins’ charge certainly couldn’t be faulted on the score of consistency in his hurdling days, with his three wins including the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Hurdle at Cheltenham and the three-mile Grade One at Punchestown. Ruby Walsh takes the reins on Killultagh Vic for just the third time competitively in the 11.30am curtain-raiser and while two miles might be on the sharp side, his class should see him through. This event is also notable as Ferdy Murphy’s son Barry begins in the training ranks with the Mikey Fogarty-partnered Robin Des People. Half-an-hour later Mullins could strike again with Roi Des Francs in the Promote Your Business At Fairyhouse In 2016 Beginners Chase. Gigginstown House Stud’s retained rider Bryan Cooper prefers Roi Des Francs over Sub Lieutenant in the three-mile contest. Troytown runner-up, Georges Conn, and the long-absent graded hurdler, Our Vinnie, are others to catch the eye. Ruby Walsh will pull on the Hurricane Fly silks of George Creighton when French-import Allblak Des Places starts off in the Book Online At fairyhouse.ie 3-y-o Maiden Hurdle. The Full Of Gold gelding is likely to make his presence felt after a couple of placed efforts in France. Avichi is a half-sister to the legendary ‘Fly,’ and she goes for Mullins under Colin Motherway in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 4-Y-O Fillies INH Flat Race. Cherry Bomb and Commeragh Trix will justifiably have their followers for this finale as well. Press Association
There have been various examples of that sort of mix of results for the club since Hughes took charge in the summer of 2013 – the opening months of his first season saw a 3-2 win over Chelsea come not long after a 1-0 home defeat to Norwich. Stoke on Wednesday host the Canaries – who are just above the relegation zone – for the first time since that fixture, before entertaining present league leaders Arsenal on Sunday. And Hughes said on Tuesday about losses against sides like Norwich: “I don’t think it’s through complacency or underestimating the challenge of different teams. “We know every Premier League game gives you problems and you have to have the answers. “In certain games we’ve been unlucky, other times we’ve not performed and you also have to give credit to the opposition. “Teams have come here, frustrated us and at times got breaks to take games away from us. “For the most part we’ve been okay, ideally we want to be solid in the top half for the rest of the season now, and this game will hopefully help us create that gap between us and the bottom half.” Hughes is set to recall a host of first-team regulars for Wednesday’s match after resting them last weekend. The Potters, currently 10th in the Barclays Premier League, have enjoyed some notable victories against major opposition this term, beating Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United. But they have also lost a number of games they might have expected to win, with the likes of West Brom, Watford and Crystal Palace all triumphing at the Britannia Stadium. Press Association Stoke boss Mark Hughes insists his players have not been guilty of complacency when suffering unanticipated slip-ups this season. The attacking quartet of Bojan Krkic, Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Arnautovic and Ibrahim Afellay sat out Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup win at Doncaster and are poised to return. Arnautovic, whose contract ends in the summer of 2017, is currently in negotiations with the club over a new deal. And Hughes has scoffed at reports of the Austria international demanding £100,000-a-week wages, saying: “Figures being bandied about are just supposition by people taking a stab in the dark who really have no real idea. “Negotiations are ongoing and it is not affecting him adversely, so there is no issue with it.” Meanwhile, in terms of the transfer window Hughes has reiterated his hope of keeping hold of striker Peter Crouch – who netted on what was only his eighth appearance of the season on Saturday – while also not dismissing talk of being interested in West Brom frontman Saido Berahino. When asked about the Berahino link, Hughes said: “I can’t really comment on players at other clubs. “We have an interest in a number and if we are in a position to progress deals we’ll try to do that.” Hughes also confirmed Stoke’s Steve Sidwell is receiving interest. The midfielder is being linked with his former clubs Fulham and Reading.
Manchester: Considered flat track bullies, the Indians have so far been tested only once in the ongoing World Cup in England and that was during their opening warm-up game against New Zealand in London on May 25. While the group stage encounter between tahe two teams got washed off, they are set to clash again and this time it will be the semi-final of the 2019 edition of the showpiece event at Old Trafford on Tuesday.Going into the tournament, the Indians were considered favourites while the Kiwis flew under the radar to start with. But as it has been the case with New Zealand when it comes to any limited-overs tournament, this time too, they have shown their mettle and walked straight into the knockouts at the fourth spot. In fact, at one stage they were leading the pack before a couple of bad games towards the end of the group stages saw them fall down the ladder slightly.But on Tuesday, the Black Caps will have to play out of their guts to challenge the Indian team that has only lost one game so far — against England in Birmingham as they failed to chase down 300-plus. Yet, the question is whether or not it will be a batting paradise. After all, the ICC has refrained from producing belters and like CEO Dave Richardson said during the game between India and England in the group stages, the idea is to bring in balance.Yet, there is forecast of rain starting Tuesday. While it may be passing showers, but then, the New Zealand attack suddenly looks all the more menacing with the likes of Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Souther and Colin de Grandhomme almost looking unplayable.For Virat Kohli, it will be about wanting to see the clear blue skies like never before. After all, New Zealand is one attack that turns a completely different picture when the conditions are overcast. Unlike the Australians and Englishmen, the Kiwis are hardcore swing bowlers.Another area of concern for the Indian skipper will be the form of the middle-order batsmen. While the team management has shown a brave face, the fact remains that most of the runs have been scored by the top three — Kohli, Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul. IANS Also Read: Three Team’s Fate Hangs in Balance as England Face New Zealand
… Gold is Money, Showstoppers, Bent Street pick up winsTRADITIONAL giants – Gold is Money, Showstoppers, Sophia, Bent Street and Back Circle – secured easy wins when the Inaugural Rio Indoor Streetball Championship continued on Thursday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.Gold is Money defeated Island All-Stars 6-3. Keifer Brandt scored a hat-trick in the fifth, eighth and 17th minutes while Jamal Pedro, Randolph Wagner and Phillip Rowley scored in the second, 10th and 14th minute respectively.For the losers, Quincy McDonald, Devon Hyman and Rory Lewis scored in the third, seventh and 15th minutes respectively. Bent Street crushed Avocado Ballers 4-1.Daniel Wilson, Colin Nelson, Pernell Schultz and Akel Clarke netted in the fourth, 12th, 15th and 17th respectively. For the losers, Cedric Osborne netted in the sixth minute.Showstoppers dismissed Future Stars 5-2. Delon Lanferman recorded a double in the fourth and eighth minutes while Lennox Wilson, Keanu Lawrence and Stephon Jupiter scored in the 16th, 17th and 19th minutes respectively.On target for the losers was Jamal Cozier in the sixth and 11th minutes. Also Sophia downed Gaza Squad 2-0. Elroy George and Mervin Morris netted in the fourth and eighth minutes respectively.The competition will continue today at the same venue. Island All-Stars will face-off with Gaza Squad from 19:00hrs, while Rio All-Stars will oppose Spot-7 at 19:30hrs and Stabroek Ballers battle Albouystown at 20:00hrs.In the fourth match, Avocado Ballers will oppose LA Ballers from 20:30hrs, while BV tackle Bent Street at 21:00hrs and Gold is Money lock horns with Sophia. In the final match, Sparta Boss face-off with Alexander Village from 22:00hrs.
As an inspiration to the Egyptian team, Omar Assar believes Egypt would be the team to beat to the overall title in Morocco.“I do believe that Egypt is the strongest country in African table tennis and I trust my teammates and coaches that we can achieve that in Morocco. I am looking forward to a classic final between Egypt and Nigeria and this kind of match has always been every fun to play and to watch for the spectators. I can also see that Tunisia now has a better team,” stressed Assar.He threw light more about his preparations for the battle in Morocco.“I have been preparing very well for this event and I am looking forward to a great performance. I had two weeks of physical, mental and technical preparation in Germany where I had my last training camp so I can say I am looking forward to a good performance in Morocco.”Assar admitted that Nigeria’s Arna Quadri has the capacity to also do well at the Championship. “Well, I must acknowledge that Quadri Aruna has been playing in a good level in the French league and international events so it will be interesting to see our match in Morocco especially in the men’s singles.”Having tasted an unexpected defeat against Nigeria in the final of the men’s team event of 2015 African Games in Brazzaville, Omar Assar is not ruling out the possibility of a rematch, which he says would be in Egypt’s favour. “I expect a good start with my teammates in the team event first, and in the singles, I am very hungry to show a very good performance because when it comes to representing Egypt, you always look for gold medal not only in Africa but everywhere else.”With the excellent display by Dina Meshref at the 2016 Women’s World Cup, Omar Assar is hopeful that the Egyptian female team would be unbeatable in Morocco. “Our women team is very strong and stable however some injuries can affect the team but as I see that there are some new young stars that are coming up now and they are fresh and hungry to win. Also Dina Meshref has been playing in high level and she showed that she is one of the best African female players of all time.”The Men’s singles defending champion is excited with the attention table tennis is getting in Africa. “Table tennis in Africa has taken a different shape since the President of African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF); Khaled El-Salhy took charge as his efforts to promote the sport have paid off. I am very happy that I can see that ITTV is covering the African events almost everywhere. But we are waiting for much more and expecting more promotion locally in Egypt and Nigeria and particularly in Egypt.”As a Pan Africanist, Omar Assar believes in having an African team to compete against the world’s best players. “I would love to see that there is a formation of Team Africa that will compete against teams from Europe and Asia from time to time.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Egypt’s Omar Assar is heading to the 2016 ITTF African Senior Championship in Morocco, a wounded lion.The 2015 African Games gold medalist has been shaping up in Germany for the championship and hopes his preparation would be good enough to aid his success in Morocco.Assar was beaten in the final of the 2016 African Top 16 Cup in Sudan earlier this year by his continental arch-rival, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and was again bundled out in the second round of the Rio Olympic Games by Turkey’s Lei Kou. It is these defeats in the past months that are making the African champion to want to be at his best in Morocco to regain his pride.
Competition was hot on a chilly spring day as the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team lost 4-3 Sunday to Ohio State at the Nielsen Tennis Center.The marathon match lasted 4 1/2 hours and made a mid-match transition from the outdoor courts to the indoor ones after play was suspended for rain.The series was back and forth as Ohio State and Wisconsin traded leads and momentum throughout the day. The matches seemed to go Ohio State’s way after it swept the doubles point and quickly won the singles six match.UW’s No. 2 doubles team of Emese Kardhordo and Katya Mirnova fought hard in a tough 9-7 loss to Julie Blackmore and Cami Hubbs. The No. 3 team of Angela Chupa and Aleksandra Markovic also made a comeback only to fall 9-7 as well to Ohio State’s Kirsten Flower and Paloma Escobedo.Before that, Ohio State quickly won the No. 1 doubles as the team of Christina Keesey and Angela DiPastina defeated UW’s Elizabeth Carpenter and Jessica Seyferth.But fortunes turned as the Badgers won the next three matches to go up 3-2 with wins from Carpenter, Mirnova and Chupa at the No. 1, 2, and 5 singles respectively.Chupa quickly defeated DiPastina 6-4, 6-4; Mirnova took down Escobedo 6-2, 6-2; and Carpenter won her last home match as a senior, defeating Flower in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.“I was excited while I was playing, just enjoying the moment,” Carpenter said. “It was great — it was an awesome win for me.”The Badgers did lose No. 6 singles as Ohio State’s Kelsey Haviland dominated the match against Dana Larsen, winning the match 6-2, 6-1.Many of the points were hotly contested, and many close calls were debated among the players, umpires, coaches and fans.Ohio State’s Flower was the most vocal, as she was visibly upset after several of Carpenter’s calls. Wisconsin head coach Brian Fleishman got into a few arguments with the umpires as well, even telling one to “shut up” after a call in the first few points.In college tennis, the players make the calls while the umpires are there as a second opinion for any challenges from players.The results came down to the last two matches, both of which were fiercely competitive. All that remained was UW’s Aleksandra Markovic against Kristina Keesey at No. 3 singles and the No. 4 singles match of Wisconsin’s Jessica Seyferth vs. Hubbs.They were hotly contested, with intense rallies, long points and extended deuces. The turning point came when the match was suspended due to rain and the play moved to the indoor courts where play is a little quicker and the speed increases. The Badgers knew the switch wouldn’t help their team, especially against Ohio State.“Outdoors, when you hit the ball, it doesn’t come at you as hard,” Mirnova said. “In Jessie’s case, her opponent is pretty much an indoor player, so she hit the ball and it’s coming at you at full speed. I think we’re pretty good outdoors compared to indoors.” Fleishman also felt the transition didn’t help the last two matches.“You hope that’s not the reason you ended up losing the match, but it’s faster in here, and their players are a little bit more of an indoor team. They’re big girls; they hit the ball pretty hard, so I think the transition helped them.”Shortly after moving indoors, Markov lost her second set, losing the match 7-5, 6-4. With the score tied, 3-3, it came down to the third set between Seyferth and Hubbs. After trading points, breaks and leads, to the results were determined by a first to seven points tiebreaker. After going up four to three, Seyferth lost her next two serves and four points overall to drop the match to Hubbs 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4).Although the team lost in devastating fashion, Elizabeth Carpenter was happy with her performance on Senior Day and will look back on this win fondly.Fleishman knows it will be hard to replace a talent and leader like Carpenter.“She had to step up and fill the void of not having a No. 1 player, and she has accepted that challenge, and she is our No. 1 player and she’s done a good job,” Fleishman said.Mirnova was also upset to see the three seniors, Carpenter, Elizabeth Dolan and Erin Jobe leave.“I’m good friends with everyone on the team,” Mirnova said. “It’s going to be sad, but on the other hand, I’m looking forward to whoever comes here next year.”
A former assistant coach from Syracuse’s 1986-87 Final Four team said he was shocked to hear of the allegations that SU associate head coach Bernie Fine molested two ball boys. Barry Copeland, who worked as a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons before becoming a assistant coach for the 1986-87 and 1987-88 teams, said he was shocked at the news that former ball boy Bobby Davis accused Fine of sexually molesting him for several years beginning in 1984, according to an article published by ESPN. When The Daily Orange contacted Copeland, it was the first he heard of the news. ‘It’s a shock to me, quite frankly,’ Copeland said. ‘The fact you’re even saying that this is happening, it’s been on the news, there was nothing that I could comment on as far as I saw or anything that would lead me to believe that was going on.’ Copeland said he remembers Davis and the other ball boys coming on some road trips with the team. He also said they were at practice all the time and at the home games. Copeland said he talks to Fine maybe once a year and called him a close friend. Fine was placed on administrative leave by Syracuse University on Thursday night, Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, said in a statement.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The former assistant coach was mainly in shock as he digested the news. But he said he could not think back to any situations that would make him believe the details in the allegations were happening. ‘Man, I’m a little blown away by it,’ he said. ‘I haven’t heard, this is the first I heard of it, and man. There’s nothing that I can think of that would lead you to believe this was going on. ‘ … This is something, it’s a total surprise to me.’ email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: firstname.lastname@example.org | @mark_cooperjr Comments