Image Courtesy: MPA/Facebook “We hope the Maritime Perspectives series will be a useful platform to gather insights on these issues, exchange ideas and pave the way for collaborative solutions.” MPA’s Chairman, Niam Chiang Meng and the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, witnessed the signing on 28 July. Areas of cooperation As explained, the MoU to drive interoperability is timely as port authorities have developed or are developing maritime single windows to implement IMO’s Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic to facilitate the electronic exchange of information for port clearance. This collaboration will also support MPA’s digitalOCEANS initiative, where individual data platforms of port authorities, port operators, shipping lines, logistics companies and platform providers can exchange data and interoperate through a common set of APIs. “MPA and our partners have taken the first step with this MoU. We hope that more will join us in linking up ships, port authorities and platform providers into a seamless digitalOCEANS to facilitate port-to-ship connectivity and efficient trade transactions across the globe.” MPA and its partners will also hold a series of technical workshops to design, test and publish the API specifications. “The maritime sector is a global business. Different players in the maritime ecosystem are pursuing digitalisation at varying paces. To truly reap the benefits of effective information exchange, we need to move beyond digitising single nodes in the maritime supply chain,” Niam said. The six maritime players that signed the Mou agreed to cooperate in the following areas: “COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in global supply chains on a scale never seen before. As the backbone of global trade, the maritime sector has to evolve to meet the challenges of a new normal economy. Digitalisation, decarbonisation and adaptation to new global trade order are issues that have to be addressed by the industry,” Niam pointed out. These partners are CargoSmart — a solution provider for the Global Shipping Business Network, GTD Solutions — representing TradeLens, GeTS and PSA International — jointly representing CALISTA, and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with five international partners to develop and adopt common data standards and application programming interface (API) specifications, which will facilitate data exchange for port and maritime services transactions. Generate awareness in the maritime industry about the importance of common data standards and common API specifications across international maritime jurisdictions and platforms; Sharing of information and best practices in the maritime industry pertaining to the harmonisation of data standards across international maritime jurisdictions and platforms; Development of common data standards and common API specifications to facilitate data exchange for business activities and transactions; Adoption of common data standards and API specifications to facilitate data exchange for business activities and transactions; Adoption of open data sharing by Parties with existing and/or future relevant platforms and databases for efficient flow of information across global maritime transport chains; Provision of resources, support, capabilities, expertise and setting up of jointentities, whenever applicable, to encourage research and development, test-bedding and adoption of solutions and technologies to facilitate wider adoption of the common API specifications in the maritime industry. The MoU was signed at the Maritime Perspectives Series Prologue: Digital Connectivity & Data Standards, the first webinar organised by MPA under the Maritime Perspectives series. The series, comprising four webinars to be conducted from 28 July to 8 October 2020, will bring together experts and industry leaders to share insights on digitalisation, decarbonisation and trade in the new normal post COVID-19.
The St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team lost to Jac Cen Del Thursday night by a final score of 26 to 10.Evan Vogelsang, Adam Cox, Johnathan Deal, & Jacob Deutsch all made it into the scoring column. Zach Harmeyer & Joey Gutzwiller had solid performances.The 8th Grade SLS Cardinals basketball team opened the season at Jac Cen Del Thursday, November 6 with a 38-13 victory.A total team effort both defensively and offensively was responsible for the one-sided win.Alex Geers led the Cardinals in scoring and the team received a spark from Gus Cooper coming off the bench. Kevin Salatin and Nathan Eckstein controlled the backboards. Robert Raver did not play due to injury.Courtesy of STL Coaches Mike Burkhart and Dale Amrhein.
By J.M. HallasENNIS, Texas (Sept. 24) – Brothers Dean and Jeffrey Abbey were both $1,000 feature winners Saturday as drivers from all over central and north Texas converged on 85 Speedway for the second annual Bryan Mize Memorial.Dean Abbey raced to the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified checkers and put his name on the ballot for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Jeffrey Abbey paced the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod show.Dean got by early Modified leader Robbie Daniels, who stayed close and was joined by Josh McGaha in pursuit of the leader. Greg Dinsmore got by both on a late restart but didn’t have enough laps left to challenge Abbey.Fresh off his IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s victory, Jeffrey continued his run by scoring the 20-lap Southern SportMod win. He beat Michael Martin to turn one as the green waved then went wire to wire for the win.Mize was the setup guru for Kevin Sustaire and passed in 2015. Mize, nicknamed the ‘Setuperachaun,’ ran Bryan Mize Chassis Tuning and Fabrication in the north Texas area, helping many local area racers.The race, a vision of Kevin Rogers Promotion, raises funds for his children’s education. Many of the drivers pledged some or all of their winnings, track photographer Sandy Ramsey offered her profits from any pictures sold that night and donations were received from fans throughout the stands.50/50 drawing money raised approximately $750 for the education fund.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Dean Abbey; 2. Greg Dinsmore; 3. Marvin Skinner; 4. Josh McGaha; 5. Archie Witt; 6. P.J. Egbert; 7. Fred Wojtek; 8. William Gould; 9. Robbie Daniels; 10. Mike McCarthy; 11. Justin McCoy; 12. Hardy Henderson; 13. Blaine Shives; 14. Raymond McSpadden; 15. Kevin Rutherford; 16. Michael Jackson; 17. Dillon Pike; 18. Kevin Green; 19. Matt Martin; 20. Tommy Fain.Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey; 2. Cody Smith; 3. Jacob Pirkle; 4. Kyle Wisdom; 5. Michael Martin; 6. Jeff Sheppard; 7. Kevin Rowland; 8. Jake Upchurch; 9. J.C. Howell; 10. Jimmy Day; 11. Bo Day; 12. Billy Brutchen; 13. Tommy Davis Jr.; 14. Joe Browning; 15. Michael Newhard; 16. Walter Hamilton; 17. Sid Kiphen; 18. Kevin Simpson; 19. Albert McCall; 20. Allen Montgomery.
StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 Share Three of the leading Eastern European-focused gambling operators will be represented in a Betting on Football 2017 session exploring new opportunities in the CIS and beyond.Parimatch chief executive Sergey Portnov, BetOlimp chief operating officer Alexey Sinyushkin and Favbet chief executive Nikos Halikias will be joined on a market profile panel (3 May) at #bofcon2017 by a trio of experts from the region.Dražan Planinić, the sportsbook managing director for virtual games, sportsbook and lotteries provider NSoft, and Paruyr Shahbazyan, chief executive for the globally-renowned Bookmaker Ratings, will also be sharing their insight on the crossover between the different jurisdictions in Eastern Europe and how local sports organisations are approaching partnerships with the bookmakers.Shahbazyan commented: “At Bookmaker Ratings, we are proud to have delivered honest reviews to punters since 2011. In Russia, the landscape is a bit more complicated, given that Roskomnadzor is determined to limit the number of licensed bookmakers, and has recently stepped up its efforts to block Western European operators from targeting its national consumers. We are looking forward to sharing our insight on the current situation at Betting on Football 2017.”Portnov said: “It is clear that many markets out east are now moving towards the standards set by western Europe with regard to clearer regulation – even if tax rates remain contentious – and that will also inevitably lead to greater revenues in the years to come.”Halikias added: “It is particularly interesting for us to discuss the current situation in Russia, given that Favbet was one of the many Eastern European focused operators restricted access to the market by Roskomnadzor. We are looking forward to sharing knowledge about regulation changes in Russia and some of the other Eastern European countries on a high level panel at Stamford Bridge.”This highly-anticipated #bofcon2017 session will be moderated by Dan Iliovici. Formerly an executive manager for Rombet, the association which protects the interests of the growing number of operators that engage in land-based and online gambling activities in Romania, Iliovici was recently confirmed as president of the country’s national gambling office and regulatory body, the ONJN. He will be overseeing a new legislative framework, introduced in 2015, which opened the national market and made it more attractive to international operators.Alongside Romania, the session will also deliver updates on two of the most populated countries in Eastern Europe, Russia and Poland. Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor awarded a handful of online gambling licences in the summer of 2016, but continues to monitor the likes of Winline, 888.ru and Leon.ru with strict payment-processing regulations and taxes on wagers.Over the last few years, under instruction from the Russian government, Roskomnadzor has blocked IP and payment-transaction services to numerous European operators including Unibet and BwinParty, which were deemed to be illegally targeting its national consumers. Just last month, BetVictor confirmed the suspension of its Russian betting services.Meanwhile, EnergyBet described the situation in Poland as “highly restrictive and hostile” upon withdrawing from the market. Just a few days later, William Hill followed suit, citing the refusal to amend a 12% online gambling turnover tax which is “unworkable for international operators” and appears to be designed to create favourable conditions for the state-owned Totalizator Sportowy.Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket todayThe full agenda is available @ http://sbcevents.co.uk/betting-on-football-2017/agenda/
Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 Share Related Articles Supporting its current merger schedule, the board of The Stars Group Inc (TSG) has revealed that independent advisories’ ISS Governance and Glass Lewis have approved deal terms backing a multibillion-pound combination with Flutter Entertainment.ISS and Glass Lewis were appointed by TSG investors to act as independent institutional advisors, undertaking due diligence of deal terms for the benefit of TSG shareholders.Concluding separate reviews, both ISS and Glass Lewis have recommended Flutter’s proposed all-share combination, which will see the two form a new business entity valued at $11 billion. TSG investors will vote on the merger combination on 24 April (10 am), as Flutter maintains its deal timetable, seeking to formally complete the transaction by H2 2020. This April, the UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) granted its ‘phase-1 approval‘ of the Flutter-Stars deal, allowing the companies to merge. Approving the combination, the CMA stated that the deal would have no material impact on consumer choice within UK betting.The CMA has yet to conclude its ‘phase-2’ inquiry, in which the authority will examine marketplace dynamics, evaluating a merger that will take-up a 40% share of UK online betting -– significantly above the CMA’s 25% regulatory guidance. Following the CMA’s approval, Flutter has issued investors with an update on merger directives, detailing executive team and governance changes forming a new business entity. Both Flutter and TSG have confirmed that a new merger prospectus will be published prior to shareholder voting taking place.
PITTSBURGH — Three weeks after he returned to the lineup and nearly three months after he was hit by a pitch, Justin Turner’s left wrist still hurts.He knew it would.“Everyone I’ve talked to who’s done it before said there’s probably going to be a few months of dealing with crap,” Turner said. “Really, it’s been almost three months and yesterday was the first time it’s really flared up.“You can’t be too disappointed about it. There’s going to be good days and bad days until it completely goes away – and when that day is, nobody really has an answer.” Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ “I’m 100 percent satisfied with the quality of my at-bats,” Turner said, pausing. “If I told you I was happy with my results, I’d be lying to you. I don’t think there’s a guy in here right now who’d say they’re happy with their results – except maybe Matt Kemp. (Max) Muncy’s having a good year. But I’m sure he’d rather be hitting .300 with nine homers.“I don’t think anyone’s ever satisfied. That’s why we’re in here working every day.”Related Articles Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Turner acknowledged that the wrist that was fractured by that pitch in a Cactus League game on March 19 “hasn’t felt 100 percent yet.” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave him Tuesday off (on the heels of the team’s off day Monday), hoping the two-day rest combined with the treatment Turner is receiving would give his third baseman some relief from the soreness in his wrist.“It’s something he’s going to have to deal with unfortunately for the next month or two, off and on,” Roberts said. “Just talking to him, it’s something that’s low on the soreness scale. It’s something he can manage.”Turner acknowledged that, saying, “Swinging or taking ground balls, it’s not going to break again. There’s going to be some soreness in there that I’m going to have to deal with.” That also affects his range of motion with his left hand, Turner said.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“It’s something that I knew going into it, from talking to Freddie Freeman, talking to (Ian) Desmond this weekend,” Turner said, mentioning players who had similar injuries. “It’s just something that they said is going to (stink) for a little bit.”Roberts said Turner has told him it doesn’t really bother him while hitting, mostly just when he has to reach to backhand a ground ball. But through Wednesday’s game, Turner was batting .243 with a .668 OPS and only five extra-base hits (four doubles and one home run) in 19 games since returning from the injury. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone LOS ANGELES — It seems like the All-Star break came at a very good time, for both the Dodgers and their fans.After a period where people in L.A. got so used to walk-off victories that it seemed as if they could be dialed up on demand, some harsh reality intruded this weekend. Los Angeles lost three of four to San Diego, including Sunday’s 5-3 loss at the hands of two homers and four RBIs by Fernando Tatis Jr., and maybe those visions of Dodger Exceptionalism were a wee bit premature.Premature, of course, not necessarily being the same as wrong.The Dodgers still go into the break with the best record in baseball at 60-32, one game ahead of the Yankees (57-31), 5 1/2 clear of their nearest National League pursuer, Atlanta (54-37), and 13 1/2 in front of Arizona in the NL West. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Horse dies after injury during workout at Del Mar Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant The larger sample size, over the entire 92-game body of work, suggests there really shouldn’t be that much to worry about for the balance of the regular season. The Dodgers still have a potential MVP in Cody Bellinger; All-Stars make up three-fifths of their starting rotation (Hyun-Jin Ryu, Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler); their offense is explosive; and let’s just say their bullpen isn’t the worst in baseball, as much as Dodger fans grouse about it. (And Andrew Friedman is working on it between now and the July 31 trade deadline.)Is this collection better than the last two World Series teams? Perhaps. But there’s no way of really knowing that until October, is there?So it is best to take these last three games for what they’re worth. The Padres are two games back of a wild-card spot going into the break, so a team that has been in a rebuild for the last three years is now actually playing for something. And their young talent on display this weekend – led by Tatis, the wunderkind shortstop who is just 20 – suggests that the ultimate result of the rebuild could be scary good.“Tatis kind of showed how good he is, and what competing against him for the next six years is going to look like,” Ross Stripling said while mulling the solo home run he gave up leading off the first and the three-run bomb Pedro Baez surrendered to Tatis in the fifth, after Max Muncy lost Austin Hedges’ popup in the sun to prolong the inning. The rivalry in the stands may still be one-sided, considering the way Dodger fans invade Petco Park (and infuriate the Padre faithful). But it’s getting closer to becoming a fair fight on the field.“I see why they play with confidence,” Stripling said. “They just really don’t have a hole in their lineup. You think about years past and it was kind of, get through a couple of guys and then you can really start pitching to them now. You know, there’s just power through that whole lineup.”The scariest hitter in the Padres’ lineup, Franmil Reyes, was kept in the park through the four games. But Manuel Margot hit two home runs in the series, including his fifth homer of the year Sunday in the second inning, and Hunter Renfroe continued his assault on Dodgers pitching with his 26th and 27th homers of the year in this series (and fifth and sixth this season against L.A.).So, then, we stipulate that this was a particularly motivated opponent, and one more dangerous than might have been figured. Should there be reasons to worry, especially when the first series after the break is a 2018 World Series rematch in Fenway Park beginning Friday?“I don’t think so,” Muncy said. “This team played the first half with such high energy and emotion that we were bound to go into a lull at some point. There’s no team in the history of baseball that keeps it up all year long.“The good thing for us is that this is coming at a time where we have a break right afterward, instead of at a time where we still have another two or three weeks to go. So, thankfully, it’s a chance for guys to go home, see their families, unwind a little bit and freshen up, come back and have the same energy that we’ve had all of the first half.”Or else they can go to Cleveland. The Dodger delegation packing their special All-Star duffel bags Sunday included Ryu (the NL All-Star starting pitcher), Buehler, Kershaw, Bellinger and Muncy, plus Home Run Derby participant Joc Pederson, plus manager Dave Roberts and his coaching staff and probably assorted clubhouse guys, trainers, etc.For them it will be a different type of relaxation, still baseball activity but less stressful than the normal grind. And the message Roberts sent to the rest of his team was simple: See you in Boston Friday.“We’ve got a lot of guys that have been through this before, and everyone’s got their own plans,” Roberts said. “So there’s no gathering or message to the team (or) rallying the troops for the second half. We know what we can do.”And if four days off is beneficial for the uniformed personnel, maybe it will be just as good for those fans who ride the daily emotional roller coaster along with them. For now, we will refrain from discussing the haunting nature of that last number in this franchise’s history. Google it if you must but don’t blame me, Dodger fan, if you get frightened.Related Articles
The PNG international joined the Cowboys from the Dragons on a three-year-deal starting in 2019 but played just five games for the club before having his season ended by a horrific ankle injury.In a statement, the Cowboys said the release was granted by mutual agreement, “with the club, Nene and his management deciding Nene needs some time away from the game”.The club said it would provide Macdonald with ongoing support.The announcement comes less than a month after Macdonald was involved in a traffic incident on Magnetic Island.A hire car leased in Macdonald’s name was found abandoned and damaged on June 20. In a statement at the time, the club said it was aware of the incident and would be making no further comment. The matter remains under investigation.(Picture: NRL.com)
FLAWED POLICY Owner of the Phoenix football academy, guardian, agent and manager of Leon Bailey one of the best young football talent in Europe, Craig Butler, has come out swinging at current Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) director Vin Blaine, as well as the federation’s failed policy of scouring the lower leagues of England in search of eligible and willing players to represent Jamaica . Butler was emphatic in stating that in pondering his role and the role of his young charges in the future of Jamaica’s football, he will have nothing to do with Blaine. Butler has indicated that he wants the job of Jamaica’s director of football. The outspoken football man also used the term ‘dregs’ to refer to some of the players recruited from England by the JFF. Of course, Butler is being roundly chastised for his lack of tact, and political correctness in making these forthright pronouncements. To speak out publicly of his desire to have Blaine’s job is premature and inappropriate, while he is being accused of disrespecting the national representatives by calling them ‘dregs’. All this while the substantive and fundamental issue at stake, which is the necessary and inevitable changing of the thinking about the way forward for our football, is getting lost in the firestorm of yet another exercise of majoring in the minor. Butler’s claim to fame is in his conviction, belief and success in developing young Jamaican players. His entire ideology of identifying and grooming young players and teaching them the basics of the game before seeking to export their talents to the lucrative leagues of Europe, contrasts sharply with what has obtained within the corridors of power in the JFF for the last decade and a half. The difference is simple but fundamental. Butler is about believing and developing young Jamaican talent, while the ‘old order’ has shown nothing but disdain and disrespect for local players, which manifested itself in the flawed and failed policy of begging half good, half-committed players from England and elsewhere to come and represent Jamaica. We are now at a crossroads with our football, and while Butler is totally in sync with the modern trends and football best practices, the JFF leadership has been caught napping. They are basically left with no choice but to announce a cliched roundabout turn, and spout a new found confidence in the abilities of young Jamaican players. One wonders how genuine this new-found confidence is. With that kind of paradigm shift in the thinking around the football, Butler taking over the role of director of football from Blaine would make a lot of sense. If Blaine is hurt by the way things are evolving, that represents a minor personal inconvenience in the pursuance of the wider good. As for Butler’s reference to some of the foreign born recruits as ‘dregs,’ of course it is harsh and probably inappropriate, but again we are creating a storm in a teacup. This is clouding the more fundamental message – that the time is at hand for us to formulate policies, programmes and philosophies that will enhance the development of our talented young players and stop the wholesale sponging of overseas journeymen. Fundamentally, Butler is right. He may be a little eccentric, arrogant and unorthodox, but again, dwelling on those human imperfections is another debilitating exercise of majoring in the minor, while missing the fundamental, which is the progressive winds of change that are currently engulfing local football.
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award This Oct. 13, 2018, photo, provided by Canisius Athletics, shows 19-year-old Emily Scheck running at a meet in Buffalo, N.Y. Online donations have poured in for Scheck, a sophomore at Canisius College in Buffalo, after she was cut off by her parents for being a lesbian. But for a time, it appeared Scheck, who runs cross-country and track, would have to choose between the much needed funds and her college eligibility. Now that the National Collegiate Athletic Association said she could keep both, Scheck said she heads into Thanksgiving grateful. (Tom Wolf Imaging/Canisius Athletics via AP)BUFFALO, N.Y. — After 19-year-old Emily Scheck’s mother discovered she was a lesbian, the college student said, she lost the support of her parents, financial and otherwise; gained the support of thousands of others; and nearly had to choose between the generosity of strangers and her college running career.Heading into Thanksgiving, she said she has learned something.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When Emily Scheck stayed put in Buffalo to continue working toward her business degree as a student-athlete, her parents followed through on their promise, she said, right down to depositing her childhood belongings and birth certificate in her parked car and leaving with the license plates, since they were no longer paying the insurance.“At the start, it was definitely tough,” Scheck told Outsports. “I was lucky to be in preseason the first couple of weeks because coach could get us meals in the dining hall.”But it was clear that her jobs at a supermarket and through college work-study weren’t enough to pay her school and living expenses, so her roommate set up a GoFundMe online campaign with the goal of raising $5,000. The amount was quickly exceeded.Then came a new challenge. Scheck was told by the college’s National Collegiate Athletic Association compliance officer that she was breaking NCAA rules. In order to keep the donations, Scheck said, she was faced with leaving the cross-country team.The college offered to try to work with the NCAA to find another option, she said, but there were no guarantees.ADVERTISEMENT New York Knicks end 6-game skid, stun Boston Celtics LATEST STORIES With her story gaining attention, the NCAA last week said Scheck could retain her eligibility and, under monitoring from the school, continue to accept donations for living and educational expenses.“NCAA rules and waiver precedent allow a school to assist a student-athlete with a fundraiser after a significant life event occurs,” the organization said in a Nov. 16 statement.“She is a member of the Canisius family and we will do whatever we can to assist her,” the college responded.On Tuesday, Scheck said she would stop accepting donations because she had received more than anyone expected — $100,000 from more than 2,500 donors.“Thank you to everyone who showed their love and support in this difficult time,” she said in a statement issued through the college. “The positive outreach has been unbelievable.”Timothy Scheck said the family has apologized for the harsh messages and said comments about disowning their daughter were meant to pressure her to return home. When the parents insisted on counseling, they did not mean conversion therapy, he told The Buffalo News .“It’s a private family matter,” he said. “We love our daughter. We accept Emily.”He could not be reached for further comment. A home phone listing for the family could not be located this week.Emily Scheck said that this Thanksgiving, she is “grateful for everyone in my life who have continuously been there for me.”Her statement encouraged supporters to give to LGBT organizations to help others who are struggling. It ended: “Love is love.” “I now know that family is not always something you have,” Scheck said in a statement Tuesday, “but something you find.”Scheck’s father, Timothy, has said there is more to the story than his daughter has shared.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAs first told by Outsports.com , Emily Scheck said the story began in August, just as Scheck was about to start her sophomore year at Canisius College in Buffalo, where she runs cross-country and track. When her mother came upon photos of Scheck and her girlfriend on social media, she said, her parents demanded she return home to the Rochester suburbs and attend counseling — or be disowned by the family.“Because you disgust me,” she said her mother texted.