Ivanhoe V. Ffriend, Business Excellence Award. Ffriend is the president and CEO of Ffriend Enterprises, Ltd., and Principal of Ffriend Financial Group. He holds an MBA in finance from Baruch College of the City University of New York, and is a registered investment advisor licensed by the New York Department of Law and FINRA. with over 38 years of experience as a financial professional, Mr. Ffriend has built an award-winning firm of advisors specializing in qualified pension, estate and general financial planning, as well as insurance and investment services. Roy Leslie Reid, Mountain Mover Award. After an accomplished career as a business executive, Reid founded Corporate Courier N.Y. Inc., and Trans Management Corporation, where he currently serves as President and CEO. In addition, Reid has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the less fortunate in his native Jamaica, providing donations to hospitals and clinics, furnishing computers to rural schools and partnering to form RCM Community, a nonprofit that works to give local children a technological edge. Following a competitive process, three students were selected this year for scholarships. They are:Christina McBean. A graduate of St. Andrew High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica, McBean is now enrolled at Howard University, where she is studying physics.Aaditi Tamhankar. A graduate of Cherry Hill High School West in Cherry Hill, N.J., Tamhankar is pursuing studies in healthcare management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.Adam Fane. A graduate of Bronx International High School, Fane is now studying political science and economics at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.“Investing in the future, and in the next generation, is the only way to keep dreams, fulfill visions and build legacies,” said Lowell Hawthorne, Golden Krust’s chairman and CEO, and chairman of the foundation. “Golden Krust is proud to continue to invest in our communities, as these communities have welcomed us so warmly and remain the linchpin of our ongoing success.”That commitment isn’t lost on Fane, one of the scholarship recipients.“I am very proud to be a part of this group of scholars. Because of the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne scholarship, I no longer have to worry about how I will buy my books, or find transportation to school,” he said.The eight community leaders who were honored at the event were recognized for their selflessness, ingenuity and commitment to their communities. They are: Camille A. Clare, Champion of Education Award. A board- certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Clare is the Director of Resident Research in her department, and the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at New York Medical College. She has received numerous awards for excellence in medical student teaching, and is a dedicated clinician, researcher and educator with a particular focus on healthcare disparities in the Caribbean and African diaspora.Thomas A. Farrington, Humanitarian Award. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000, he resolved to found an organization to educate black men about their prostate cancer risk. e He fehE hE fHe felt a particular drive to act because he lost his father and both grandfathers to the disease. In 2003, he founded the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), a nonprofit that that works to teach men in the black community about this disease. Farrington is the author of “Battling The Killer Within” and the follow-up, “Battling The Killer Within and Winning.” Robert “Bobby” Clarke, Visionary Award. Clarke is the founder and CEO of Irie Jam Media, the media empire through which he brings Caribbean programming to listeners in the New York area. Clarke’s first business venture was Bronx Travel Express. The business was successful, but the visionary had bigger dreams, which sparked the idea for Irie Jam Radio, which has become a staple in the community. In addition to his success in broadcasting, he has planned and produced several large music festivals, including the annual Irie Jamboree, the event which has become North America’s premier reggae festival. Clarke, along with collaborator and partner Louis Grant, has worked closely with Grace-Kennedy and Western Union Money Services to promote track and field events, including the Inter-Secondary Schools Boys and Girls Championships, or Champs, in Kingston, Jamaica, and the world-famous Penn Relays. Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill raises $100,000 to benefit college-students and honors eight community leaders Caribbean-themed franchise honors eight community leaders in the US for their outstanding work and commitment.Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill raised $100,000 at its 12th Annual Excellence Awards Gala on Nov. 10, 2017, at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, N.Y.More than 300 attendees – among them leaders in business, nonprofit, education, and other fields – joined with the families and friends of the Hawthorne family, which founded Golden Krust in 1989 with a single retail location. Today, the family-owned and -operated business is franchised in North America, with 120 locations along the U.S. East Coast, as well as in Texas and Canada.All proceeds from the night will support the mission of the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation, a nonprofit that was established by the Hawthorne family to provide scholarships to college-bound high school students from underserved communities.Golden Krust has provided more than 350 scholarships to students since the foundation first began its work. Awardees each receive $1,000 each per year for four years of undergraduate study. The Rev. Eric Wendel Lee, Sr., Community Service Award. Eric Wendel Lee, Sr., is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in History (1993). He then attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville. Pastor Lee has served on the boards of numerous community organizations, including Hands on Newton, Newton County High School Council, Faith Works of Newton County, One Voice of Newton County, Equity Council of Rockdale Public School System, Newton County Tomorrow, IMPACT, United Rockdale Summit, Light House, Village of Rockdale County and the Rockdale County United Way. He has also worked as a Professional Child Advocate in Indianapolis, Indiana and in Atlanta. Douglas & Priscilla Dixon, Champion of Education Awards. Charles Douglas Dixon, Esq., is a Principal with MEDX Global Healthcare Solutions, Madison Square Partners II, Total Business Solutions and Cadiz Captial LLC. Following a distinguished career in business, corporate and real estate law, Mr. Dixon established his own law firm. Among his clients are the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the largest minority business development organization in the world. Dixon has shown a strong commitment to the Westchester community through his serviceon the African-American Advisory Board and the Association of Black Lawyers of Westchester. He is on the board of directors of the Beta Zeta Boule Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle. Since his retirement from the practice of law, Mr. Dixon currently serves as Chairman of the Arthur S. Dixon Family Foundation.Priscilla Dixon has a Ph.D in psychology, where she specialized in developmental and environmental psychology. She spent 37 years as a professor and college administrator. In addition, she has trained educators in the New York City public school system and has published her work in professional journals and popular magazines. Mrs. Dixon is a licensed psychologist, and she has a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York. For most of her life, she has sung gospel music with her siblings, The Hambrick Singers.The Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation was established in 2005 with the mission to help educate and assist with college completion through scholarships, mentorship and internships. As of this year, the MEHGKF has granted over 350 scholarships and counting. Each student who is selected will receive four thousand dollars over four years. Not only are they committing to the financial support of the scholarship recipients, but they are providing them with a lifelong community and network. Learn more about the foundation at www.goldenkrustfoundation.org.
Guyana President, David Granger, dressed in green shirt, seen at one polling station, today. Photo credit: Guyana’s Department of Public Information. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) – President, David Granger, said he was “very satisfied with the turnout”, as members of the security forces began casting ballots on February 21, ahead of the March 2 regional and general elections in Guyana.“The process is smooth; it is proceeding without interruption. I am very satisfied with the turnout, and I think the people of Guyana can be assured that the disciplined forces are performing their civic duty,” said Granger, who, under the Guyana Constitution, is the Commander-in-Chief of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).Granger, a retired military officer, added “they are not being obstructed by the administration, in any way, and the administration of the elections commission seems to be functioning efficiently”.But Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, in a statement posted on his Facebook page, said prior to the vote, that the main opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is “aware” that a few “senior officials of the joint services have been trying to intimidate ranks and officers to vote” for the coalition administration — A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC).“We urge you not to be intimidated, as your right to vote for a political party of your choice is constitutionally enshrined. Your vote is also secret and there is also no way of determining who you vote for, as ballots cast tomorrow [February 21] will not be counted at the place of poll, but rather, they will be added to those cast on March 2,” Jagdeo wrote.The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said that members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Guyana Police Force (GPF), Guyana Fire Service (GFS) and Guyana Prison Service (GPS) were casting early ballots at 60 polling places across the country.GECOM said that an estimated 10,226 members of the disciplined forces are eligible to cast ballots at the polling stations across the ten regions.In a statement, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said that only accredited persons will be allowed to observe the votes being cast by the disciplined forces.Granger, who visited Base Camp Ayanganna and the Police Officers Club, accompanied by senior government officials, indicated his satisfaction with the punctual start of the voting process, and emphasised his visit was not, in any way, an obstruction to the procedure.He said he expects the same efficiency on March 2.“I expect that, on the second of March, the national process will be equally satisfactory executed by the elections commission, which has responsibility for that function,” he said.GDF Chief of Staff, Brigadier Patrick West, was the first to cast his vote at Base Camp Ayanganna, and is expecting a 95 percent turnout.He said those who were not able to vote on the 21st, will do so, with the general public, on March 2, and that every soldier has the right to vote for the political party of his/her choice.“Anybody could appeal to any citizen, at the end of the day, we are all citizens of Guyana, and we will all have those choices to make, now and in the future, and I do not see anything wrong with political leaders sharing, from their own platform, their intentions about what they will do for Guyana,” Brigadier West said.Commissioner of Police, Leslie James, who also cast his ballot, expressed his satisfaction with the easy flow of the voting process.Meanwhile, the PPP/C has issued a statement saying it is “deeply disturbed” by the recent decisions of GECOM, to reduce the number of polling places, “especially in PPP/C strongholds”.“We consider this latest development, as yet another attempt by GECOM, to frustrate voters, suppress and hinder voting and create possible confusion on Elections Day,” the party said, adding that it was calling on the technical advisors from the Commonwealth and Canada, “all the election observer teams in Guyana, the diplomatic community and civil society organizations to note our concerns and to join us in our efforts to ensure that the Guyanese electorate gets a free and fair opportunity to exercise their democratic right to vote on March 2, 2020”.
StumbleUpon Share Detailing an ‘industry first’, Åland Island (Finland) based betting group Paf has moved to openly publish a detailed breakdown of its customers’ annual wins and losses as part of its corporate social responsibility mandate.Updating the market, Chief Executive Christer Fahlstedt detailed that the initiative would bring stakeholder transparency to Paf’s player wagering limits and further sustainability directives.“We are probably the first gaming company in the world to show openly and transparently what our customer database looks like,” he said. “These are the figures that most gaming companies want to hide because it shows that a few individuals can have an enormous impact on their operating results.”In 2018, Paf governance announced that it would introduce ‘permanent year limits’ set across its customer base and games portfolio, with the company announcing that it would enforce a ‘maximum €30,000 player loss limit’.Leading Paf, Fahlstedt states that they have refocused the business on servicing recreational players, noting that earnings generated from top wagering accounts have decreased.In its breakdown, Paf figures detail reduced revenues from ‘big player’ segments, with the operator able to increase its number of active customers by 24% during the course of 2018.“The figures show that the ‘loss limit’ and our tougher measures in gambling responsibility mean that we have lost over €4 million in revenue annually from our big players,” Fahlstedt added. “It is a lot of money. But it is unsustainable money that we no longer receive and which the whole gaming industry should say no to.”As a corporate directive, the Paf executive team has stated that it anticipates completely withdrawing its big player wagering services by 2020.Fahlstedt said: “We can guarantee that Paf won’t have any ‘high roller’ revenue by 2020 – since the ‘loss limit’ will be fully implemented then. I can also promise that we will continue to report with complete transparency on the revenues from our various customer groups.”Aiding the firm’s sustainability principals, Fahlstedt outlines that the betting group is developing further resources which will enable Paf verticals to detect and better monitor gambling harm behaviours.Daniela Johansson – PafPaf Deputy CEO Daniela Johansson commented: “Previously we did not send direct marketing to players who play for large amounts and who have been flagged for a responsible gaming reason.“Now we are expanding our restrictions to more customer segments, which in practice means that we will double the amount of customers who do not receive direct marketing offers from us.” Share Submit
SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Submit John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles The Gambling Commission has announced on its regulatory sanctions register that it has revoked the operating licence of a Malta-based remote casino operator, Maxent Limited (trading most recently as MaxEnt, with the domain names betat.co.uk and slottyvegas.com).Although the Commission states on its website that “this decision will come into effect on 18 June and therefore from this date MaxEnt will cease to be licensed”, the decision to revoke the licence was taken on 21 May 2019, following a Regulatory Panel hearing. The reason for revocation was that “…. the Commission is not satisfied that it would have granted the operating licence to the licensee had the new controller been a controller of the company when the application for the operating licence was made”.This reasoning reflects the fact that a change of corporate control of the company had previously taken place, necessitating Maxent Limited to apply to the Gambling Commission for its operating licence to continue to have effect. This is known as a change of corporate control application, which must be made within five weeks of the change occurring. This is in addition to the five working days’ “key event” notification requirement under LCCP Licence Condition 15.2.1.The need for such an application is triggered when either an individual person or a company (or any other legal entity) either directly or indirectly (a) becomes the owner of 10% or more of the shares in the licence-holding company and/or (b) becomes entitled to 10% or more of the rights to its profits/dividends and/or (c) has 10% or more of its voting power and/or (d) is, or becomes, able to exercise significant influence over its management.I know that some people have mistakenly assumed that, for gambling licensing purposes, a change of control of a licence holding company only occurs when a majority shareholder is created (for example, in the sense of a new investor holding more than 50% of its shares). That is wrong. The meaning of “controller” in the Gambling Act 2005 is taken from the definition of that word as it appears in the UK’s financial services legislation. More information about this can be found on the Gambling Commission’s website.When a change of corporate control application is made, the Commission will look afresh at the licence-holding company in much the same way that it does when first considering a new operating licence application. This means that the Commission will take into account such matters as (a) the identity, (b) the past and present financial circumstances, (c) the integrity and competence and (d) the criminal record (if any) of all such shareholders and others with a financial interest in the company. Not surprisingly, when considering a change of corporate control application, the Commission will particularly focus its attention on the new owner or investor.In the case of Maxent Limited, the Commission has stated that “in particular” it was “not satisfied as to the source of funds used to acquire and support the Licensee at the time of, and following, the change of corporate control.” It went on to say that it had “also identified concerns relating to the new controller’s suitability, in that it appeared that he had provided conflicting information and had failed to be full and frank in his dealings with the Commission.”Strictly speaking, under section 102 of the Gambling Act 2005, the Commission has only two options when faced with a change of corporate control application, namely (a) to determine that the licence shall continue to have effect or alternatively (b) to revoke the licence. That said, it is not unknown for the Commission to make known, at a relatively early stage of the change of control process, any major concerns that it has with regard to the probity of a new owner or investor, allowing a potential opportunity for the transaction to be “undone.”However, absolutely no reliance should ever be placed on the Commission agreeing to take such an approach because, amongst other things, section 103 of the 2005 Act enables an advance change of corporate control application to be made when a proposed transaction has progressed sufficiently for the parties to expect that a person or entity will become a controller of the licence-holding company (whether directly or indirectly by means of acquiring shares/voting rights etc in its parent company).In the case of all applicants to the Gambling Commission (whether for a new operating licence, for variation of an existing licence or for a change of corporate control), it is essential that they are fully frank and open with the regulator. For example, this principle is embodied in the Commission’s LCCP which requires licence-holders to “to work with the Commission in an open and cooperative way and to disclose anything which the Commission would reasonably need to be aware of in exercising its regulatory functions.”In the case of Maxent Limited, the Commission clearly had reason to believe that the “frank and open” principle was not being followed. At a time when AML requirements oblige all casino operators to focus, in appropriate cases, on the source of funds of their customers, it is hardly surprising that the Commission has reacted negatively to the new controller of Maxent Limited providing “conflicting information” in this respect.Amongst the major lessons to be learned from this episode is that, when selling shares in a licence-holding company, the vendor should undertake its own full due diligence enquiries on the intending purchaser, including in relation to the origin of the monies to be used for the purchase. It should tread very carefully indeed if it senses that the purchaser is being less than fully transparent on that or any other relevant issue. It should also bear firmly in mind that its licence will be considerably less at risk of revocation if, instead of application for change of corporate control being made within five weeks after the transaction has completed, an advance such application is made with time allowed for determination of that application by the Commission before the transaction completes.This is an area in which my company, Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited, has had considerable experience, including the provision of advice when an operating licence-holder realises that it has inadvertently failed to submit a change of corporate control application within the required five-week period. This is a potentially extremely serious position for a licence-holder, bearing in mind that section 102(5) of the 2005 Act provides that, if the Gambling Commission becomes aware of any such failure, it “shall revoke the relevant operating licence.”
Toornament, a company that provides a platform for creating and managing esports competitions, has added Battle Royale to its offering. Introducing a new tournament structure for Fortnite, Darwin Project, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, players will be able to compete in free-for-all matches against other budding competitors.PUBG is steadily hitting its stride in the world of esports, Fortnite just had its biggest competition yet, and H1Z1 recently launched its own Pro League, so Toornament is evidently looking to get a piece of the ever-popular Battle Royale pie.Toornament’s newly-introduced structure allows up to 4,096 participants per tournament, up to 100 competitors per match, a scoring system that calculates standings from in-game ranks and skills across several matches. This update also allows tournament organisers to set up double-elimination bracket grand finals – effectively it allows a lot of freedom for Battle Royale competitions.Michael Daudignon, Marketing Director at Toornament discussed this new feature in a statement: “The Battle Royale phenomenon has broken sales and streaming records. We now believe it can help generalize competitive gaming, and make millions of players want to participate in tournaments, as it has never been this easy to take part in a competition. And with the release of our new Free-for-All features, we want to make it just as easy for organizers.”Toornament also offers a platform for competitors in titles such as FIFA 18, Clash Royale, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and plenty of other highly-regarded esports titles.Esports Insider says: Battle Royale is obviously the biggest genre in mainstream, casual gaming, but it’s still very early in its venture in esports. Developments such as Toornament’s platform, as well as big announcement such as PUBG Corp.’s own competition, are all positive steps for the genre.
Hearts of Oak became the first side through to the semis of the Normalisation Committee Special Competition after week 12.Once again seven games were played across Wednesday and Thursday with none of the games ending in a draw for the second straight matchweek.One major change in this round of games, however, was the performance of the away teams, with less wins from the home sides than those playing away from familiar settings.Liberty, Elmina Sharks, Bechem United and Dreams FC’s wins away from home contributed to the most successful matchweek for away sides since the competition began.Only Ashanti Gold, Kotoko and Hearts of Oak managed to keep home fans happy by earning all three points.Goals galore17 goals were scored this matchweek with eight goals being scored by the home sides and nine going in for thehome teams.For the first time in the competition, a player scored more than two goals in a game (for the same side) and more than three in a game.Ashantigold’s Shafiu Mumuni was extremely prolific on Wednesday at both ends of the pitch.He ended the game with a hat-trick for his side while also netting an own goal in their 4-1 win over Aduana.Mumuni was the only player to score more than one goal meaning there were 14 different scorers.Despite not scoring on Wednesday, Karela’s Diawisie Taylor remains the top scorer with eight goals, one more than Kotoko’s Fatawu Safiu who also drew a blank.Karela and Hearts of Oak remain the tournament’s top goalscorers with the Phobians’ solitary strike over Karela levelling Karela’s 17-goal tally.Inter Allies have had a hard time keeping the ball out of their net in this campaign. Having let in 19 goals so far, they’ve now conceded two times the number of goals let in by Medeama.They are also one goal away from having conceded five times as many goals as Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Yeesh!The pacesettersHearts’ 1-0 win over Karela put them on 25 points which means they can’t now be caught by Liberty Professionals in third place with 19 points, with two games to play for both sides.Karela are now just two points clear of Liberty and three clear of Elmina Sharks and WAFA.Kotoko (18 points) are now just one point behind Medeama who didn’t play this week but have played the same number of games as the Kumasi club. Ashgold are a point behind Kotoko in third.MATCHDAY 12 ResultsAshantiGold 4-1 Aduana [ S. Mumuni (x3), A. Nkrumah – Shafiu Mumuni (OG) ]Inter Allies 0-2 Liberty [ G. Ansong – F. Owusu ]WAFA 0-1 Elmina Sharks [G. Amonoo ]Kotoko 1-0 Eleven Wonders [A. Ganiu]Berekum Chelsea 1-3 Bechem United [ F. Twene – K. Owusu C. Mensah, H. Avayevu]Ebusua Dwarfs 1-2 Dreams FC [S. Borquaye – S. Larbi, R. Addae]Hearts of Oak 1-0 Karela United [ C. Bonney]
Newcastle picked up another positive result Tottenham’s miserable run in the Premier League continued with a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United on Saturday.Spurs have now gone FIVE games in the league without a win, with George Baldock canceling out Heung-min Son’s opener despite VAR controversy. Premier League resultsChelsea 2-0 Crystal PalaceBurnley 3-0 West HamNewcastle 2-1 BournemouthSouthampton 1-2 EvertonTottenham 1-1 Sheffield United The video assistant referee controversially chalked off an earlier equalizer from the Blades – in what was probably the tightest call of the season – and they took a look at Baldock’s effort too.But after replays showed there was no touch from Chris Basham, the goal was allowed to stand, ensuring Chris Wilder’s men remarkably remain unbeaten in their last five games.Elsewhere, a howler from West Ham goalkeeper Roberto summed up their dismal performance in a 3-0 battering at Burnley.Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood completed the scoring for the hosts to condemn the Hammers to a sixth straight game without a victory. Roberto has not covered himself in glory this season Source: Talk Sports Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation Southampton is another team in disarray and that continued with a 2-1 defeat to Everton.Tom Davies and Richarlison eased the pressure on Toffees boss Marco Silva to render Danny Ings’ equalizer meaningless for Saints, who are now on a seven-match run without a win.Newcastle came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 thanks to goals from DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark, which canceled out Harry Wilson’s early strike.And in the day’s early kick-off, Chelsea registered their seventh straight league win with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, with the goals coming from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic. ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace Sheffield United got another incredible result against the ‘Big Six’ RelatedPosts Tags: BournemouthBurnleyEvertonNewcastle UnitedSheffield UnitedSouthamptonTottenham HotspursWest Ham United
Source: Talk Sports Chelsea’s transfer ban has resulted in Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount being handed first-team chances Frank Lampard will learn today whether Chelsea’s appeal to overturn their transfer ban has been successful, reports claim.The Blues were hit with the FIFA punishment last season and served the first window of their two-window ban throughout the summer, not buying a single player. They appealed FIFA’s decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, however, and it has been reviewing evidence from the club and football’s governing body to determine whether the ban should be ended before the January window.The two-window ban was upheld by FIFA when Chelsea lodged a complaint with the governing body, though CAS may consider the Blues to have served punishment enough of a one-window ban.Lampard, the Chelsea manager, said last week he expected a verdict from CAS in ‘days’, and the Telegraph says Chelsea will discover their fate on Thursday.The Stamford Bridge club has already started preparing for the possibility that the ban will be ended before the January transfer window, having identified a number of possible targets.Earlier this week Ben Chilwell was named as Lampard’s no.1 target as he hopes to solve Chelsea’s left-back problem, while reports claim the club are ready to break their transfer record to sign Jadon Sancho, England forward, from Borussia Dortmund.
Tottenham Hotspur’s loss to Norwich on penalties on Wednesday night in the fifth round of the FA Cup put more than a few tempers on edge at the Tottenham Stadium.As Spurs’ players made their way off of the pitch following the disappointing loss, their fans made their anger clear to them.One fan must have gone a little too far, however, as Spurs player, Eric Dier abandoned his trek to the dressing room and instead darted to the touchline, leapt over the advertising hoardings and raced up the stands.Dier shrugged off several attempts to stop him as he progressed up the stands to confront the fan.He was eventually restrained, with a great deal of effort, by the stewards.The whole incident was captured by the fans as the England international went past them.One angle showed Dier jumping over the hoardings ad darting up the stands and was posted by Twitter user, Futbol Bible.Full footage of Eric Dier jumping over the stands and going over to confront a fan who was insulting & abusing his brother. Brotherly love, I respect that. pic.twitter.com/5xeSQ8Vj5a— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 4, 2020Another, much closer shot, showed Dier being restrained as he tried to confront the fan.Eric Dier just came into the stand and had a fight with fan next to me 😱 pic.twitter.com/nMGVcDWegX— Jascha Selby (@jselby123) March 4, 2020Some social media accounts claim Dier went to fight the fan after he shouted racial abuse at Spurs player, Gedson Fernandes who had missed his kick in the shootout.Eric Dier apparently confronting a fan after the fan allegedly racially abused Gedson Fernandes. Chaos at our club currently – on and off the pitch #THFC pic.twitter.com/CDtWkyykBk— Spurs Unfiltered (@SpursUnfiltered) March 4, 2020After the match, Spurs head coach, Jose Mourinho said Dier, who had his family in the stands, had been insulted by the fan.Although Mourinho believes the player did not act too professionally, he added that the circumstances involved made the player’s response at least understandable.“I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do but probably every one of us would do,” he said“I repeat we professionals cannot do it, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player. The fans were with the team until the last penalty kick that we missed. This person insulted Eric, the family was there, the younger brother was not happy with the situation.”Dier played the entire 90 minutes and extra-time for Spurs against Norwich.He scored from the spot in the shootout but two saves from Norwich keeper Tim Krul knocked Spurs out of the cup.More from Citi Sports
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena First Assembly of God hosted their 8th Annual Wild Game Charitable Dinner to benefit local charities.The dinner was held both on Friday and Saturday night. Friday night was men’s night. Pastor Kerry Clark said the dinner wasn’t just about donating, but finding a way to reach out to men in the community.“We were trying to figure out a way to reach men in the community, because we feel like if we reach men, we will reach families. And so we were talking about how we could make a real difference in the community and so in that conversation it was mentioned to do a wild game dinner, and so we started it and we’ve had great success with it,” he said.Charities that benefited from this weekend’s wild game dinner include: “Options Pregnancy Center,” “Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan,” “Fall Harvest,” “Christmas Program,” “Camp Scholarships,” and more.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 8th Annual Wild Game Charitable Dinner, Alpena First Assembly of God, local charities, Wild Game DinnerContinue ReadingPrevious ‘We Got the Beat’ Event Honors Heart Health Month Teaching Woman How to Prevent Heart AttacksNext Hope Shores Alliance Trying to Make Impact About Teen Dating Violence