Girls swim teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt would both have large presences at Nottingham High School for last weekend’s Salt City Athletic Conference championships.Immediately, the two sides dueled in the 200-yard medley relay, with the Red Rams’ Amelia Hesler, Emily Ninestein, Gwen Lister and Julia Antoine going 1:55 flat to edge the Hornets’ 1:55.08.F-M did prevail in the 100 butterfly, where Emma Luttrell posted 1:00.68 to pull away as Ninestein took fourth place in 1:04.44. Later, in the 100 breaststroke, Morgan Kingsley got first place in 1:10.34, edging Lister (1:10.93) and Sofia Bebla (1:11.25) as Meghan Seidberg was fourth and Katie Ottaviano fifth. Tags: CBAF-MJ-Dswimming Hannah Kellogg needed 56.68 seconds to get third place in the 100 freestyle. Georgia Langan got fourth place in the 50 freestyle in 26.09 seconds, while Grace Reyna was sixth in the 500 freestyle and Mairead Egan was eighth in the 200 freestyle.Prior to the league meet, J-D traveled to Auburn last Wednesday night, where the Red Rams improved to 7-2 on the season with a 97-70 victory over the Maroons.Hesler, Ninestein and Gwen Lister won two races apiece. Hesler swam the 200 freestyle in a season-best 2:00.45 and then claimed the 500 freestyle in 5:27.57 as Ninestein won the 200 IM in 2:32.63 and took the 100 backstroke in 1:07.97.Lister was first in the 50 freestyle in 26.75 seconds, edging Auburn’s Makenna Wilson (26.76) by one-hundredth of a second before getting first place in the 100 butterfly in 1:07.24.Bebla had a first-place time of 1:12.48 in the 100 breaststroke after helping Antoine, Claire Huyck and Kathryn Donaghue go 2:05.78 to claim the 200 medley relay. Hesler, Ninestein, Lister and Antoine won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:46.93.Moving on to the OHSL diving competition on Saturday, J-D’s Emily McGuire finished third, with 313.40 points, while teammate Grace Evans was sixth. F-M’s Gracie Van Bramer and Meaghan Maloney were fourth and fifth, respectively.Christian Brothers Academy was not in the SCAC meet, but did swim last Tuesday at New Hartford, with the Brothers able to defeat the Spartans 97-83 to improve to 8-1-1 on the season.Darien Tompkins went under a minute in the 100 butterfly, prevailing in 59.67 seconds, and had a time of 2:06.59 in the 200 freestyle behind the 2:00.14 from Kayla Newman, who also swam the 500 freestyle in a winning 5:24.93.Lauren Kelly, in 56.10 seconds, beat out Kaitlyn Bushnell (58.47) in the 100 freestyle, this after Bushnell won the 50 freestyle in 26.56 seconds to Sophia Silver’s 27.09. Kelly was second in the 200 IM in 2:18.17 to the 2:15.07 from New Hartford’s Emma Burke.Sophie Menar scored 226.25 points in diving to beat out the Spartans’ Isabella Kolb (215.20), with Ally Howard winning the 100 backstroke in 1:10.18 and Annah Nizar going 1:15.82 in the 100 breaststroke.At the start of the meet, Howard, Silver, Kelly and Bushnell won the 200 medley relay in 2:01.32, with Kelly, Silver, Bushnell and Tompkins swimming the 200 freestyle relay in 1:43.49. Newman, Howard, Tompkins and Kathryn Nardella went 4:00.09 in the 400 freestyle relay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Luttrell, Kingsley, Georgia Langan and Hannah Kellogg were second (1:42.27) to Oswego (1:41.75) in the 200 freestyle relay. And in the 400 freestyle relay, Mathews joined Luttrell, Kingsley and Kellogg for second place in 3:48.13 to the Buccaneers’ 3:46.67.Hesler went on to finish second (25.45 seconds) to Oswego’s Grace Wing (25.38) in the 50 freestyle, and in the 100 freestyle Hesler again was runner-up, her 54.21 seconds just behind the 53.93 from Wing’s teammate, Sydney DeLapp. Antione got third in the 500 freestyle in 5:50.54. Ninestein swam the 100 backstroke in 1:05.19 for fifth place.Lindsay Mathews, fifth in the 100 butterfly, was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:18.03, just behind Baldwinsville’s Kali Sacco (2:17.60), with Addie Antshel fourth and Meghan Seidberg fifth.
To curtail money laundering in Liberia, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) will have to enforce four major regulations in the country.Alex Cuffy, Director and Chief Executive Officer of FIU, made the disclosure on Tuesday during the regular press briefing at the Ministry of Information on Capitol Hill, Monrovia. Financial Intelligence Unit-Liberia (FIU) is a member of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering and Terrorists Financing in West Africa (GIABA), a specialized institution of ECOWAS responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of CFT (Counter Terrorist Financing) measures in West Africa. Regulation 1 includes dealing with cross-border transaction of currency and bearer negotiable instruments issued by FIU and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA). According to Director Cuffy, this regulation requires that all persons entering or leaving Liberia by air, land or sea must to declare currency or instruments above the threshold of US$10,000 or its equivalent in Liberian dollars. Under the regulation, he said, “All persons are obligated to provide customs officers with all relevant information or documentation to determine whether resources above the threshold being transported across the border are legitimate in origin or method of acquisition.”Regulation 2 seeks to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1267 and 1373, specifically as it relates to the further distribution of and action on the United Nations list of terrorists and terrorist groups.He said it requires reporting, regulation and other entities to inform the FIU upon receipt of any customer or potential customer on the list.“Financial institutions and other entities must also screen new and potential customers and inform the FIU about any transaction or attempted transaction by a name identified on the list,” he said.Regulation 3 regards Currency Transaction Reporting (CTR) for financial institutions, while Regulation 4 is about Suspicious Transaction Reporting (STR), also for financial institutions that were issued by the FIU.Director Cuffy said the regulations on CTR and STR are to be implemented by financial institutions located throughout Liberia, and regulated by the Central Bank of Liberia.The regulation on Currency Transaction Reporting for Financial Institutions requires the mandatory filing of Cash Transactions Reports (CTRs) by financial institutions to FIU, based on the threshold of US$5,000 and above for individuals, or US$10,000 and above for businesses and institutions.He said in order to fully implement these regulations that were published on March 18 the FIU requests the general public’s fullest cooperation respecting the enforcement of these regulations.“The FIU is committed in ensuring the full implementation of these regulations as it strives to protect Liberia’s financial system from abuse of financial crimes for the enhancement of national, regional and global peace and economic stability,” he added. The FIU was created by the FIU Act of 2013, to serve as the central national agency for receiving, requesting, conducting preliminary investigation, analyzing and disseminating information concerning suspected proceeds from crime and properties of terrorists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)