The 2015 IHSAA Softball Sectional Pairings were released.Sectional action runs May 26‐31 with the 64 survivors moving into a one‐game regional round on Tuesday, June 3. From there, 32teams will square off in four‐team semi‐states on Saturday, June 7, with the four state championship games scheduled for Saturday,June 14 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.IHSAA Softball DrawThe WRBI Area Sectional Softball Draw.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornGame 1: South Dearborn vs. Greensburg.Game 2: Franklin County vs. Batesville.Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.Game 4: Lawrenceburg vs. Rushville.Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland CountyGame 1: Southwestern (Hanover) vs. South Ripley.Game 2: Austin vs. Switzerland County.Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.Game 4: Milan vs. North Decatur.Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Rising SunGame 1: Shawe Memorial vs. Oldenburg Academy.Game 2: South Decatur vs. Rising Sun.Game 3: Jac‐Cen‐Del vs. Winner of Game 1.Championship: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus NorthGame 1: Bloomington North vs. Columbus East.Game 2: East Central vs. Bloomington South.Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.Game 4: Shelbyville vs. Columbus North.Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.Courtesy of The IHSAA.
Press Association Van Gaal said after the game that “every aspect of the match” had been “against” his team, including the referee Chris Foy. A statement from the FA on Wednesday said it was alleged that Van Gaal’s words “allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute”. The Dutchman has until 6pm on Monday to respond to the charge. Having seen the Barclays Premier League giants held by their Sky Bet League Two hosts in the initial encounter between them on January 23, Van Gaal said: ”Every aspect of the match is against us – the pitch, the referee, everything that you can think about is against you.” He later repeated ”every aspect of a match is against us”, adding: ”You have seen the referee. It’s always the same. “Everywhere I have coached these games – and I have coached them also with other clubs – it’s always the same.” United won the replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made following his side’s FA Cup fourth-round goalless draw at Cambridge last month.
Trinidadian-based transparency activist, Afra Raymond, has stated that Guyana needs to have a “proper” Access to information Act, as he highlighted some of the snags in the current legislation.During a public lecture in Guyana to observe World Press Freedom Day, Raymond pointed out that while Guyana has access to the Information Act in force, there are a few striking contents of the legislation.He went on to outline that among those is the 20-year cap for the disclosure of Cabinet documents.“The documents that are submitted to Cabinet are exempted from disclosures for 20 years, in Trinidad and Tobago its 10 years. I think 20 years is way too long, it should be disclosed in a fast time scale. Something that is 20 years old is literally an old dried up historical document, and that provision needs to modernise,” he posited.Another issue the transparency activist raised is the noticeable absence of judicial review laws, which he insisted must be addressed.“The opportunity to judicially review an administrative decision doesn’t exist in Guyanese law. You don’t have a Judicial Review Act that has been implemented. That is how I made my legal challenges in Trinidad and Tobago; because a public authority receiving an application for information under the Freedom of Information Act has to respond in accordance with the law.”He noted that if they fail to respond in accordance with the law, then “you then have grounds for a judicial review but you have to have a Judicial Review Act that gives you a channel to go to the court and say, this authority did not comply with the law. And without the judicial review avenue, you don’t have much of a channel.”Guyana’s Access to Information Act allows for persons aggrieved by a decision of the Commissioner of Information to apply to the High Court for a review of that decision.Meanwhile, President of Transparency International Guyana Inc, Troy Thomas, too had echoed similar sentiments about strengthening and improving the Access to Information laws. He noted that the conversation on transparency and anti-corruption cannot be had without the proper access to information.“You can speak (about transparency and corruption) but what would be the supporting evidence about which you speak. And our Access to Information Act, TIGI has concluded recently, can be used to restrict access to information instead of facilitating access to information and that is something that needs to be addressed,” Thomas said, adding too that, “While you can collect information from individuals, you should be able to access documents but we have an access to information Act that does not facilitate that or depends on the Commissioner and what he thinks about what you would have requested.”This, according to the head of the transparency watchdog body, is not appropriate nor the standard that should obtain.The Access to Information Act was passed in the National Assembly on September 15, 2011 and was assented to by the then President on September 27, 2011. However, it was not until May 2013 that the Commissioner of Information was appointed, thereby bringing the Act into operational effect.The Act sets out a practical regime of right to information for persons to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government and public authorities.The Commissioner of Information is former Justice Charles Ramson Sr, who has held the position since its creation. Last year, he complained of being stifled of resources by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is the Minister of Information.