Trinbago Knight Riders are here for Saturday’s clash

first_imgThe Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad and Tobago’s Franchise team for the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament arrived in Guyana last evening ahead of their Saturday clash against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Providence Stadium.The team arrived at the Marriott Hotel last evening and will take a rest day today before training tomorrow.(Adrian Narine photo)last_img

Capitals beat Bruins to earn East 3 seed, face Isles next

first_img Written By LIVE TV First Published: 10th August, 2020 11:05 IST WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 10th August, 2020 11:05 IST Capitals Beat Bruins To Earn East 3 Seed, Face Isles Next T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson scored, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in round-robin play Sunday to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson scored, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in round-robin play Sunday to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and set up a first-round matchup against former coach Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders.Boston, which won the Presidents’ Trophy as the top team during the NHL regular season that was cut short in March, lost all three of its seeding games and fell to fourth in the East. The Bruins will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round in a rematch of the 2019 East final.Trotz coached Washington to its first Stanley Cup title in franchise history in 2018, then left in a contract dispute. Trotz went to the Islanders, while the Capitals hired his top assistant, Todd Reirden, as head coach. This is the first time they’ve faced off in a playoff series since.“It’ll be interesting,” Wilson said. “We know them well, some personnel and the coaching staff that we’re familiar with, obviously a good rivalry, so we’re excited for it and ready to go.”Washington shook off a shootout loss to Tampa Bay and a regulation loss to Philadelphia to continue its years-long dominance of Boston. The Capitals have now won 17 of their past 19 games against the Bruins and by earning the third seed cannot play the top-seeded Flyers until the conference final.It’s unclear whether Norris Trophy finalist John Carlson will be ready for Game 1 against the Islanders after missing the all of round-robin play with an injury. The 30-year-old defenseman went down to the ice awkwardly in Washington’s exhibition game vs. Carolina on July 29 and has practiced but not played since.Jake DeBrusk scored and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for Boston, which also got an assist from winger Ondrej Kase in his round-robin debut.NOTES: With Carlson still out, rookie Martin Fehervary made his round-robin debut, replacing Radko Gudas on the Capitals blue line. … Connor Clifton played on defense for the Bruins in place of Matt Grzelcyk. COMMENTlast_img read more

On-course bookmakers ‘concerned’ about age-verification failures

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 Share Submit maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Share Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Following the announcement that seven UK on-course bookmakers would be having their licences reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), representatives from the racing sector have called for further information on age verification measures to address under-age gambling. The seven bookmakers had reportedly allowed a 16-year old to place a bet at this year’s Royal Ascot, which took place in June. Despite the UK-wide policy of ‘Think 21’ being implemented across racecourses, the sector has come under fire for supposedly failing to carry out thorough age-checks. However, after speaking to a number of representatives from the sector, on-course bookmakers are carrying out checks to ensure that under-aged persons are unable to place a bet. Previously, racecourses such as Doncaster have trialled wristbands for those over the age of 18, helping track employees distinguish punters, however, the trial was reportedly unsuccessful and inefficient. One of the challenges faced by on-course bookmakers is the lack of age-barriers for what is often marketed as a ‘family day out’. An event such as Royal Ascot diverse group of ages, with turn-out reaching in excess of 300,000 people – which creates difficulties for on-course bookmakers to distinguish which punters are over the age of 18.Speaking to Christopher Hudson, President of The British Racecourse Bookmakers’ Association, he explained: “Obviously we are all concerned about the number of Bookies failing the Age Verification test at Royal Ascot as this Association has worked closely for many years with the UKGC to improve pass rates in this unique sector. “I say unique as in our sector unlike the remote sector and other land-based operators such as casinos and betting shops we don’t have a barrier to refuse entry to the premises where we take bets.“In the normal course of events most on course, bookies have a think 21 policy and train their staff accordingly at specific training courses provided by the trade associations. This is the BRBA’s recommended operating procedure and members are provided with supporting signage to help them.”Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers director, Robin Grossmith, also explained that the on-course sector is taking part in educational initiatives and age-verification training to ensure that the ‘pass-rate’ improves. He expressed hope that the licence reviews would act as a “wake-up call” for on-course firms.Grossmith emphasised that the FRB has established a long-term relationship with independent test purchase service Serve Legal to enforce the current Think 21 policy, while also rolling out four nation-wide seminars in collaboration with the UKGC and Serve Legal. While it is thought that the current initiatives are ‘demonstrating that bookmakers are doing everything they can’ to improve age-verification checks, it highlights the need for further information for on-course bookmakers.last_img read more

Betting and Gaming Council names Michael Dugher as new CEO

first_imgShare Former Labour MP and shadow secretary for Culture, Media & Sport Michael Dugher has been confirmed as the first Chief Executive of the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).Issuing a market update this afternoon, BGC governance confirmed the appointment of Dugher inbound for Spring 2020, as he departs his current role as Chief Executive to UK Music, the leading trade body for the British music industry.In his new remit, Dugher will work towards improving the gambling environment for a safe and entertaining customer experience, furthering the BGC’s strategy to tackle gambling-related harm and building consumer and public trust in the gambling industry.As inbound BGC chief executive Dugher said: “The betting and gaming industry is a hugely significant contributor to the leisure industry, to sport and to the UK economy as a whole. “I look forward to working with Brigid and the members of the Betting and Gaming Council as we tackle the critical issues facing the sector. Like many millions of people, I enjoy having a bet. Creating a safe gambling environment will be my top priority.A seasoned executive in political stakeholder management, Dugher was a Member of Parliament for the Barnsley East constituency between 2010 and 2017, during which he held senior positions in the Shadow Cabinet including Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.Merging the functions and duties of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), the BGC was officially launched this Autumn seeking to act as a unified voice for all industry stakeholders.Membership of the BGC is open to all gambling operators with a UK licence. It comprises members from the online and retail sectors, representing over 90% of the betting and gaming sector (excluding lotteries). All members are required to adhere to a new Code of Conduct setting the highest standards for membership.Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chairman, Betting and Gaming Council commenting on Michael’s appointment said: ‘’Michael brings a wealth of experience from his time in parliament and more recently as chief executive of UK Music.  “He’ll bring great leadership, energy and experience to the Betting and Gaming Council and help deliver the ongoing change we need to ensure safe and enjoyable products. We share an ambition to make the UK the safest betting and gaming industry in the world. I very much look forward to working with him.”Hosting an exclusive SBC Webinar, BGC acting Interim Chief Executive Wes Himes underlined the trade body’s agenda for 2020, highlighting a number of objectives and emphasising industry cultural change amid a changing UK regulatory and digital landscape. BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit Share BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

BiH got its First Paralympian in Super-G

first_imgAthletes from BiH are really doing great at the beginning of this year, especially those young people whose careers are just at the beginning. However, Fahro Catovic made sure that we do not forget somewhat older athletes.This persistent BH Paralympic athlete is in Austria these days, where he will represent our country on IPCAS race in Abtenau in the upcoming days. This act will enter into history because, as he claims, he will become the first participant from BiH to compete in a very demanding discipline super-G.Otherwise, Catovic will perform in two more disciplines, and he will also try the giant slalom and slalom.“Each discipline comes with special new challenges. Super-G takes place on 205 cm long skis and reaches a speed of over 100 km/hour. So far, more than 100 competitors from 16 countries applied. Our team is the only team from our region. Scoring of the competition is interesting as well. In fact, every Paralympic athlete should have as few points in the rankings, and each of us starts with 1000 points. I currently have 860, after only one race,” says Fahro Catovic.In order for BH Paralympic athlete to perform at Europa Cup and World Cup, they should have 360 or 240 points.“This is the next goal, as well as qualifying for the Paralympic Games in South Korea in 2018. Time is short, a lot of effort and work has been invested so far, and a lot more will have to be done. We hope to have the support of the Paralympic Committee of BiH, as before. We want to thank them for their help that enabled participation in this international competition,” said Catovic.(Source: read more

Revised version: Fundraisers set for Curtiss Metz of Wellington in Wichita hospital for Endocarditis

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Thank you for your input. +32 Vote up Vote down magblosm 96p · 337 weeks ago You are asking the question this week “am I happy with living here”? This is why I chose after 29 years to move back to this town. The people of this town are wonderful about stepping up and helping a family in crisis. Prayers for this young man and his family. Let’s all get out and support these events. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +35 Vote up Vote down Heidi Metz Hyde · 337 weeks ago This is so great of you to write about Curtiss. I know he will be so greatfull that his hometown is ready to jump in and help him. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago -29 Vote up Vote down Youknow · 337 weeks ago He’s 27 and he only had 1stroke. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down really · 337 weeks ago Wow.. seems someone has jumped to conclusions given the fact that most of this info is incorrect. Report Reply 2 replies · active 337 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down MJE · 337 weeks ago You may want to verify his age. Someone identified as a family member posted about this on FB and listed his age as 27. If he graduated in 2005, 27 would be about right. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +34 Vote up Vote down Jazzy Pettegrew · 337 weeks ago What matters is our friend needs our prayers and support; not how old he is. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down The Grooms Family · 337 weeks ago My prayers go out to Curtiss and his family. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Kacie · 337 weeks ago Are 100% of sales at the March 22nd asagna Dinner, raffle/silent auction, and Bake at the Knights of Columbus Building, 201 East Harvey, Wellington, going to Curtiss? Report Reply 2 replies · active 337 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Megan Rahe · 337 weeks ago Something to check into with the new ACA, I do believe he is immediately eligible to purchase health insurance. It could really help him out. Report Reply 1 reply · active 337 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Crystal · 337 weeks ago How much is the Lasagna dinner at the Knights of Columbus? Report Reply 2 replies · active 336 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Revised version: Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Curtiss Metz 27 of Wellington is currently in the Neurological ICU at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. Doctors discovered after several tests that he has Endocarditis, which is the inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves. An infection started in a heart murmur that Curtiss was born with, causing extensive damage to his aortic valve. He also has a blood clot in the carotid artery at the base of his brain that was cause the infection. He has suffered a moderate stroke that has affected 20% of his brain. He is high risk to continue to have these strokes until the damage can be fixed. The update on Wednesday morning was that Curtiss is having heart failure. They are trying to remove the fluid from the heart to perform surgery as soon as possible, hopefully Thursday morning. In all of this Curtiss does not have health insurance. Curtiss is a 2005 Wellington High School graduate. He is the son of Don Metz and Danette Grizzle-Stone. He is employed with BSB Manufacturing of Wellington. A fund has been opened at Panhandle Federal Credit Union for anyone wanting to donate. Other events for fundraising include the following:Thursday March 6, 2014 10% of the gross sales from The Dore will be donated to Curtiss-so come out have a drink or one of their delicious menu items. March 22, 2014 A Lasagna Dinner, raffle/silent auction, and Bake sale will be held on from 6-9 at the Knights of Columbus Building 201 East Harvey Wellington Kansas with a benefit concert to follow at The Dore featuring Jason Boyd. If anyone should have any questions or would like to donate items please contact Lindsey Daugherty @ 620-440-7512 or Kip Etter at 620-440-7379If anyone should have any questions or would like to donate items please contact Lindsey Daugherty @ 620-440-7512 or Kip Etter at 620-440-7379.last_img read more

All change? What next for European club football

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Real Madrid lift Champions League Paris, France | AFP | Plans by UEFA to reform European club competitions would see 128 clubs playing a total of 647 matches starting in the 2024 season (with 407 per season 2021-2024) spread over three continental competitions, according to a document seen by AFP on Friday.The 128 teams would be divided this way: 32 clubs in the Champions League, 32 in a competition similar to the Europa League and a further 64 clubs in a third competition, itself divided into four groups resembling the basketball conference system used by NBA.– Champions League, large groups –– According to the documents AFP has seen, the group phase would begin in August with four pools of eight teams who would play 14 preliminary round matches rather than the six in the current system.– In total there would be 21 match days in the Champions League.– The most controversial point is that only four of the 32 participating clubs will have qualified through their national championships.– Four other clubs would qualify via having reached the semi-finals of the second level competition (Europa League).– Above all 24 places are reserved for teams that do well in the Champions League and to stay in the competition they would need to finish in the top five of their group, or win a play-off between those clubs finishing 6th or 7th.– UEFA insists a maximum of five clubs from any national league can be in this top tier competition.– Europa League –– The second tier now known as the Europa League will consist of 32 clubs divided into eight groups of four clubs in the first round. The participants:– The four teams relegated from the Champions League and the four losing teams on the play-offs.– The four losing sides from the previous season’s ‘Europa League’ quarter-finals.– The four semi-finalists from the the third tier cup the previous season.– Twenty clubs qualifying directly from the national leagues.– The third tier –– This is the only one of the three competitions which is entirely open with all 64 teams qualifying from the national leagues.– The main peculiarity of this competition is its four separate ‘conferences’ in the manner of NBA basketball.– In each section there will be four groups of four teams who qualify for quarter- semi and finals of their respective conference.– The four winners would then meet in a mini tournament with semi-finals and a final, with all four gaining promotion to the 2nd tier competition the following season.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Newcomers Northamptonshire take the lead

first_img25 Aug 2015 Newcomers Northamptonshire take the lead Northamptonshire marked their first appearance at the Boys’ County Championship final by taking the day one lead with a hard-fought 5-4 win over Hampshire at King’s Lynn Golf Club.In the day’s other match, Wiltshire clawed their way back from 3-0 down at lunch to halve with Durham.It was a day for fightbacks, with Northamptonshire overcoming a 2-1 deficit after the foursomes, by winning four of the six singles to claim the point.Northamptonshire had managed to keep in touch in the foursomes when Callum Farr and Ben Jones (image © Leaderboard Photography), who trailed on the outward half, won their match on the 18th. “That was massively important,” said team manager Adam Myers.In the afternoon, both boys went on to win their singles, as did Matthew Myers, leaving the way clear for Tom Forster to clinch the team’s overall win.He was taken to the 18th by Jason Sundborg – who recently reached the quarter finals of the Boys’ Amateur Championship – but held his nerve to hole a 10-footer on the last and hang on to his one-up advantage. “I’m very proud of them all,” said Myers.Wiltshire staged a remarkable comeback to snatch a halved match, after they lost all three morning foursomes.“We just didn’t get going at all this morning and Durham played some really good golf,” said Wiltshire team manager Ian Welding. “But this afternoon was a completely different story.“The boys came out determined to show they could play better and that they weren’t going to give the match away and they turned it round.”The tension mounted as the afternoon unfolded and Wiltshire had to battle to the end, with Charlie Dunn winning the 18th to halve his game against Durham’s Jack Ainscough; and Dom Burgess parring the last to keep his one-up advantage over Will Marshall.“It was very exciting and could have gone either way,” said Welding. “The boys did fantastically well to change it round and now they have so much more confidence and momentum.”Durham, who were runners-up in last year’s championship, were disappointed to let their lead slip away. But team captain Ken Joel said: “It was a great game and both teams played well and in a very good spirit. It was a pleasure to watch and to be involved in.”Tomorrow, Wiltshire will play Hampshire, while Northamptonshire take on Durham.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

Whittier Pony Baseball readies for 20th season

first_imgWhittier Pony Baseball has slated its 20th anniversary opening day ceremonies at noon at Granada Middle School, 15337 Lemon Drive. A pancake breakfast is scheduled that morning from 8-11 a.m. Former Los Angeles Dodger player Ken Landreaux is scheduled to speak. For information visit 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

County’s power on COG debated

first_imgKelly, who is petitioning council members across the Valley to oppose the deal, said it would result in disproportionate representation in favor of the county. “Other cities, even large ones like Pasadena, only get one member,” Kelly said. “The county will get three votes.” Councilman Philip Putnam, South Pasadena’s COG representative, echoed Kelly’s concerns about nonelected officials joining the group. But COG Executive Director Nicholas Conway said that the group’s bylaws would not allow other cities to appoint non-elected individuals. “This is to accommodate the supervisors’ unique situation in representing unincorporated communities,” said Conway, adding the agreement will allow supervisors to appoint town council members, the closest thing some unincorporated communities have to a municipal government. COG Vice President Dave Spence said the county’s three votes would not give the supervisors undue influence. “The real goal is to get the unincorporated communities represented,” said Spence, a La Ca ada Flintridge councilman. “With 31 cities, there is no way they can take any proposal and have control over it. Having \ at the table is more important than worrying about their having an undue influence, or changing the way COG is run. It is a nonissue.” He added that COG was instrumental in organizing local and state officials to lobby for funding for the San Bernardino (10) and San Gabriel River (605) interchange and carpool lane projects. Having the supervisors as official members will only make future lobbying efforts more successful, Spence said. “I think Caltrans was surprised at the concentration of politicos that were there to push for a change on the 10/605 interchange,” he said. “The supervisors are all members of the \ board, and all transportation funds are funneled through the MTA board, so we can now count on those three votes.” Having representatives on the COG board and its subcommittees will make the supervisors more “intimately aware” of the issues that are important to board members, said Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell. This will make the group a more effective lobbying force, he said. “Valley cities are constantly competing with the city of L.A. and constantly getting the short end of the stick,” Bell said, noting that the city of Los Angeles got about 60 percent of Proposition 1B freeway funding while the Valley got zero dollars. “Fighting against a behemoth like that requires cooperation, marshalling every resource possible.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments officials are proceeding with plans to allow county supervisors to become voting members of the group, despite misgivings from some cities that such a move could dilute the council’s power. The COG board voted in February to allow supervisors Gloria Molina, Michael Antonovich and Don Knabe to appoint people to represent them on the 31-city organization. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the deal March 20, and it must now be ratified by a majority of COG’s member cities to take effect. Officials for COG and Antonovich’s office said the agreement gives a voice to the Valley’s 380,000 unincorporated county residents on issues being debated by COG, from transportation to housing and water quality. But some COG members argued against the agreement’s provision allowing the supervisors to appoint nonelected officials in their stead to the COG Governing Board. Such an arrangement would weaken COG by “setting a precedent and allowing other cities to pull out and appoint their own nonelected officials,” said Glendora Councilman Mark Kelly, one of only two representatives to vote against the deal in February. South Pasadena also voted no. last_img read more