FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, Kenya Olympics athletic team manager Michael Rotich attends the Milimani Court in Kenya where he is facing doping allegations. Michael Rotich has been banned for 10 years for corruption after he asked for $12,000 to give athletes advance notice to help them beat doping tests. The ban was announced by the IAAF ethics board on Wednesday May 22, 2019, following a three-year investigation. (AP Photo/File) The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests. Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercover sting by British newspaper The Sunday Times. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and $14,000 in procedural costs. In video footage released by the newspaper during the Rio de Janeiro Games, Rotich asked undercover reporters for the money to help a group … [Read more...] about Kenya’s Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption
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By Jeremy P. Kelley, Staff Writer A half-dozen speakers urged the state board of education to ban the use of Native American nicknames, logos and mascots for school sports teams, citing negative stereotypes and derogatory images.Nineteen high schools in the region use Native American-related nicknames such as Braves, Indians and Warriors, most with an accompanying Indian-related logo. Three schools north of Dayton — St. Henry, Fort Loramie and Wapakoneta — use Redskins, which is termed “usually offensive” by Merriam-Webster and “contemptuous” by Dictionary.com. RELATED: Talawanda schools will review usage of “Braves” nickname Ohio Department of Education spokeswoman Brittany Halpin said the decision on nicknames and logos is left to local school boards, but she added, “We encourage districts to be respectful to Native American heritage.”This news organization sought comment from the 19 school districts that use … [Read more...] about Should Ohio schools ban Indian nicknames? Group asks state for help.
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A major pediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food and food packaging that are tied to health problems such as obesity, the group says. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the guidelines in a statement and scientific technical report Monday. The group joins other medical and advocacy groups that have expressed concern about the growing body of scientific evidence indicating that certain chemicals that enter foods may interfere with the body’s natural hormones in ways that may affect long-term growth and development. The pediatricians’ group, which represents some 67,000 children’s doctors in the country, is also calling for more rigorous testing and regulation of thousands of chemicals used as food additives or indirectly added … [Read more...] about Chemicals in food may harm children, pediatricians’ group says