The University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team will finish their regular season this Wednesday against the No. 11 team in the nation, Penn State. The highest ranked Big Ten team will be the Badger’s last challenge before tournament play begins at the end of October. Penn State (10-3-3, 6-1-3) will visit the McClimon Track/Soccer Complex Wednesday to face No. 34 Wisconsin (11-4-2, 5-3-2).Women’s soccer: Badgers dominate Hawkeyes in final road challengeThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team took down the University of Iowa 3-0 Saturday evening in what was the Read…For Wisconsin, this game will be the final chapter of a regular season with abundant highs and lows. While the Badgers began the season 6-1 with a victory over then-No.3 ranked Virginia, the story has changed since conference play began. In their 10 Big Ten games thus far, Wisconsin has gone just 5-3-2, making for an under-performing year in the conference, with six of those contests going into overtime.However, the Badger women are coming off arguably their best win in over a month. Their 3-0 takedown last Saturday in Iowa was the largest margin of victory the team has had since their 3-0 victory against Drake on Sep. 7.The Badgers hope this victory against the Hawkeyes can be the spark for an offense that has been underwhelming for most of the season. Wisconsin is hoping they can continue this upturn past Penn State and into the Big Ten tournament.Dani Rhodes looks to continue the leadership she showed in the previous contest against Iowa. Rhodes hit her tenth goal of the season in the game and assisted Becca Harrison’s score with a deflection just minutes after. After running various different formations throughout the year, it is clear that at this point Rhodes is the only consistent option on the offensive end.Rose Chandler, Penn State’s goaltender, will be a difficult obstacle for Wisconsin’s offense to overcome. Chandler has a .750 save percentage on the year and maintains an impressive 10-3-2 record.On the other hand, Wisconsin keeper Caitlyn Clem will look to end the regular season on a high note. After defending so many close contests of late, Clem must have felt relieved defending a three-point lead in the last game. Though Clem started off the year hot, she had slipped somewhat in her most recent contest, allowing two goals to Northwestern, before shutting out Iowa on Saturday.Wisconsin women’s soccer star Dani Rhodes is helping Wisconsin to blaze forward in Big TenThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has began their season on a hot 8-3-1 start and this has been Read…Penn State’s offense is less top-heavy than the Badgers, with eight players having at least two scores on the season. Schafer, Ogle and Sheva will lead the way as the Nittany Lions most effective scorers, with five, four and four goals respectively.Kickoff is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Madison, with live coverage available on BTN Plus.
Ammeh said his side are not celebrating yet but will double their efforts to ensure they get a decent result in the reverse fixture clash on Saturday in Jos.â€œIt was a difficult game. Plateau United proved their worth and gave us a good fight.â€œA 2-0 win is convincing and a testament that we can go a long way in the Aiteo Cup.â€œHowever, we believe that the outcome is not yet done and dusted.â€œWe are convinced Plateau United will come out stronger in the next match.â€œThat is why we are not celebrating yet. We will go back to the trenches to prepare harder for the second leg in Jos on Saturday.â€œWe must double our effort to ensure we get it right in Jos.â€œWe will attack from start to finish and try to score more goals to make it difficult for the opponents to come back in the clash.â€œWe are determined to make it to the semifinals of the annual football championship,â€ said Ammeh to supersport.com.The two top-flight teams will meet again on Saturday at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos to decide who progress to the semifinals of the annual football fiesta.AITEO CUP(Qâ€™final, 1st Leg Results)MENIfeanyi Ubah 3-0 ABSOsun Utd 1-0 Sunshine StarsTornadoes 2-0 Plateau Utd*Akwa Utd Vs Katsina Feeders (pp)WOMENBayelsa Queens 1-0 Nasarawa AmazonsIbom Angels 1-0 Pelican starsRivers Angels 0-0 Edo QueensAbia Angels 1-0 Confluence QueensShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Niger Tornadoes attacking winger Wilfred Angel Ammeh is overjoyed at his sideâ€™s hard-fought 2-0 victory against Nigerian champions Plateau United wednesday.The Ikon Allah Boys defeated the Jos Elephants 2-0 in Wednesdayâ€™s Aiteo Cup quarterfinals clash at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.A goal in each half off the foot of Ebenezer Odeyemi and Bolaji Adeyemo was enough to hand the Minna landlords a head start in the first of the two-legged encounter.
Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed a federal court order demanding a ‘further judicial review’ of the AUS $11 billion merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group Plc.The Tabcorp-Tatts combination to form the ‘outright Australian gambling market leader’ was approved on 20 June by the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). However, the ACCC who acted as the original acting regulatory supervisory body for the merger, stated that it has a litany of concerns regarding the impact of the deal on market competition and consumer pricing.Putting forward the court order ACCC Chairman Rod Sims states that ‘the ACT made three review errors’.Sims detailed that the ACT had taken an unfair position reviewing Tabcorp-Tatts, by stating that its review body had to be ‘satisfied of a substantial lessening of competition’ in order to object to the merger.The ACCC Chairman states that the ACT had been ‘inconsistent’ in its review approach, and should have taken into account wider stakeholder concerns of potential impacts caused by ‘any lessening’ of competition should the combination be developed.The Commission stated that the review placed too high an emphasis on the benefits of corporate synergies and cost savings, which were significantly favourableto ‘deal leader’ Tabcorp Holdings.Furthermore, the ACCC states that at no point had the Tribunal forecasted the potential future impacts to Australian sports betting, lottery and gambling markets/services caused by the merger of Tabcorp-Tatts, missing a fundamental process in its review.“We believe we had no option but to seek a review of these three, what we say, are reviewable errors, particularly because they set such important precedents for the decisions we have to make into the future,” Sims statedTabcorp governance has reacted to the court filing, issuing a short corporate statement detailing that it was aware of ACCC’s actions. At present, the company states that it will ‘provide further information as appropriate”The merger of Tabcorp-Tatts has faced an arduous nine-month regulatory compliance process, In which a number of market competitors have highlighted concerns regarding the combination.Following a rough opening to its full-year 2016/17 performance in which Tabcorp has been fined AUS $45 million by financial watchdog AUSTRAC for multiple compliance failures. Company governance has prioritised the merger at the forefront of its corporate goals.Acting as merger lead Tabcorp governance has highlighted that the business combination expects to deliver $130 million a year in earnings through combined cost savings, which the company wants to enforce by the end of 2017. Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead August 27, 2020 Submit
Share Submit StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles Ahead of publishing its interim report for Q4 2019, online gambling group LeoVegas has outlined a number of strategic changes that it plans to make, which will impact its UK-facing brands and future strategy.LeoVegas has reiterated that it plans to ‘fully use economies of scale in technology, product and organisation’, and has confirmed that its planned relocation to new offices in Malta has been called off.“The strategic initiatives we are now carrying out will create optimal conditions to be successful in the large, but at the same time complex, UK market,” commented Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO.“The consolidation of brands into one and the same platform will contribute to large economies of scale in the Group – both by allowing us to fully utilise our multibrand technology and through a more efficient organisation. Already during the second half of last year, the LeoVegas and Rocket X managed brands in the UK began to perform favourably, and the new structure gives us a good starting point to increase both growth and profitability in the UK market during 2020.“At the same time, Royal Panda – which has struggled with weak performance in the UK but has performed well in other markets – can now focus fully on growth outside of the UK and also launch the brand in a couple of new markets in and outside of Europe.”The mobile gaming operator also confirmed that during 2019, the marketing organisations for LeoVegas UK and Rocket X had been integrated into a single unit, and plans are in place to migrate the Rocket X brand portfolio into the LeoVegas multi brand platform, Rhino.In a statement, LeoVegas added: “Parallel with this, Royal Panda is leaving the UK market, which entails that all operations coupled to the UK going forward will be driven on the same technical platform and with a joint organisation for technology, products, customer service, marketing and compliance.”The strategic initiatives were begun during the fourth quarter of 2019 and are expected to be largely completed during the first quarter of this year. The measures are expected to generate cost synergies in areas such as marketing, products, payments and customer service, and will result in reduced complexity in compliance. Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020
THE ESPORTS ROUNDTABLE IS A PODCAST THAT HOSTS DIFFERENT GUESTS EACH AND EVERY WEEK, DISCUSSING ALL THINGS BUSINESS IN ESPORTS.The latest installment of The Esports Roundtable sees host Joe Hills welcome guest Taylor Johnson, Director of Player Development & Performance for Infinite Esports & Entertainment.Varying from what’s become a tradition on the podcast, Johnson delved into his professional past and it didn’t massively revolve around esports. His story is a little different than most when you consider that he previously had a career as a coach in traditional sports. Johnson has a background in multiple sports, including American football, martial arts, and rugby.These days, his responsibilities includes evolving the organisation’s personal and professional development, esports performance development including nutrition and mindset, and putting together a bridge program to help players stay successful once their competitive gaming years are over.Both the physical and mental development for athletes is an emerging area in the esports industry as of late. Well known organisations such as OpTic Gaming, of course, and Team Vitality have recently invested in training facilities that aim to improve player’s performance and overall chances of sustaining a career in esports should they wish to do so.Typically in esports, importance is placed on player’s mental wellness and not so much physically – it’s understandable in one sense since competitors are typically only use their hands to compete, but there’s a serious point in a person’s mental well-being having a link to their physical condition. Many people believe more goes into being the best competitor you can be than merely practicing your game of choice, being in a good condition in all aspects of life may well impact your overall performance. It’s an area that’s definitely receiving more attention as time goes on, and it’ll be interesting to see the results.Johnson hopes to really dig into the cognitive aspect of esports. He notes that those behind traditional sports know exactly how to prepare athletes day-to-day so they’re optimised for actual competitive games, but in terms of mental preparation and optimisation, it’s still relatively uncovered. He plans to work with researchers and cognitive experts to develop this understanding.Johnson commented after his time on The Esports Roundtable: “Structure and routine is fundamental to great performance – we are super happy with all our players so far and look forward to that emotional connection to them winning trophies and taking what we’ve taught them into their lives after pro.”Speaking to Esports Insider, Joe Hills, Founder and Host of The Esports Roundtable, also commented:“Taylor and the guys at IPI are really changing the game for esports performance. Taking a structural approach to building programs that can be replicated across the industry has huge potential impact on the healthspan and career length of players + their happiness and performance along the journey””Hills is the Founder of Looking for Group, an esports executive recruitment company and has worked to achieve placements for many high profile individuals in the burgeoning esports industry.
Growing up, the Shaunavon, Sask. native played mainly on boys’ teams until she was 13. At just 15 years old, she joined Canada’s National Women’s Team and won her first international title in 1994 at the World Championship. Wickenheiser also won gold at the World Championship in 1997 and 1999; she was placed on both tournaments’ All-Star teams and named the 1999 IIHF World Championship MVP.Set to be the seventh woman to enter the hall of fame as a player, Wickenheiser’s first significant stride made for the sport came in 1998. After leading Hockey Canada to a silver medal as the tournament MVP at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan — the first Olympics women’s hockey competed in — she attended Philadelphia Flyers rookie camp later that year, and again in 1999.2019 HHOF class: Carbonneau | Nedomansky | Zubov | Rutherford | York | Brown | HughsonWickenheiser went on to represent Canada again at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she scored seven goals and 10 points in five games to lead the team to its first gold medal.The following season she made history; after an Italian men’s league denied her the opportunity to play due to her gender, Wickenheiser instead joined HC Salamat, a third-division men’s team in Finland. With the club, she became the first woman to play professional hockey in a non-goaltending role (remember, Manon Rheaume?) on a men’s team and registered 10 assists in 23 games. According to The Ice Garden, Wickenheiser led the team in faceoff percentage and became the first woman to record a point in a professional men’s hockey game.Hayley Wickenheiser celebrates her first point (& first point by woman) in pro men’s league with Salamat teammates. pic.twitter.com/05jSqdUalE— Jen (@NHLhistorygirl) March 8, 2016Wickenheiser returned to North America for the 2004-05 season and joined the Western Women’s Hockey League’s Calgary Oval X-Treme. She impressed right away with a historic performance, posting 22 goals and 58 points in 18 games. In 51 career games with Calgary, she registered 68 goals and 155 points.It seemed as if nothing could slow Wickenheiser down. She took home another Olympic gold medal in 2006 along with three more world championships with Canada and earned the team’s captaincy in 2007. When the 2008-09 season rolled around, she went back overseas to play men’s third division in Sweden with HC Linden, and she won an Olympic gold medal at the Vancouver games in 2010.For 2010-11, Wickenheiser joined the University of Calgary’s women’s team that competed in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) league. She chose to play there because of the Calgary Dinos’ work ethic — they practiced every day — and because she was working toward her kinesiology degree. During Wickenheiser’s freshman year with the team, she racked up 17 goals and 40 points in 15 games. She ended her college career in 2015 with 134 points in 68 CIS games — and won three more world championships with Canada in that time period. At the 2014 Sochi Games, she not only led Canada to gold again, but she did so with a broken foot, telling reporters after the fact that her left foot had been broken “for about a year” and that it didn’t hurt to skate on.Education gives you wings – Honorary Degree Recipient and five-time Olympic medallist Hayley Wickenheiser #ucalgarygrad @wick_22 pic.twitter.com/rDqFeSlnOO— U Calgary (@UCalgary) June 7, 2018After graduating, Wickenheiser suited up for two more seasons of professional hockey, playing with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Calgary Inferno. In 2015-16, she had 19 points in 15 games in her rookie year and led Canada to yet another world championship title. It’s hard to find a hockey fan who doesn’t know the name, Hayley Wickenheiser — especially in Canada. After years of defying the odds and dominating the women’s world championships and the Olympics alike, “Wick” went from a kid playing on outdoor rinks in her hometown to one of the greatest hockey players of all time.Now, she enters the Hockey Hall of Fame as someone who has revolutionized the game and advanced women’s hockey along the way. On Jan. 13, 2017, she retired from professional hockey, finishing as Hockey Canada’s all-time women’s scoring leader with 168 goals and 211 assists in 276 games. Over the course of her career, she won a total of four Olympic gold medals, one silver medal and seven world championship titles with Canada.When her on-ice career ended, Wickenheiser shifted her attention to medical school — which is where she was when the Hall tried to call her about her induction. But Wickenheiser hast not stepped away from the game entirely in retirement, joining the Toronto Maple Leafs front office as the assistant director of player development in 2018, becoming the first woman to hold the position in team history.Auston Matthews is back on the ice ahead of #Leafs practice today. Darryl Belfry, Hayley Wickenheiser and therapist Jon Geller out there with him. Some shooting involved in today’s drills. pic.twitter.com/b7zZwUa8DN— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 5, 2018On Feb. 6, she was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Hall of Fame, becoming just the ninth woman in history ever inducted. Now, on Nov. 18, she’ll go down as a Hall of Famer yet again.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe loss early in the season may have been a blessing in disguise for the Castlegar Vikings.Because ever since the defending champs dropped the opener the Vikes have been perfect, continuing the trend right on through to capturing the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League title Sunday at Mount Sentinel Field.The Vikes overcame below zero temperatures, and a stingy Dam Inn Mates squad, to claim its fourth straight title with a 26-12 victory.The game was a rematch of the 2009 final won 16-4 by Castlegar.“Defence was clearly the key for us,” said Castlegar receiver/defensive back Steve Mota. “Our defence gave them nothing. (Dam Inn) had us first and goal twice and didn’t score.”After intercepting Dam Inn on the goal line late in the opening quarter with the game scoreless, the Vikes drove the length of the field. The long drive down the field was capped off in a major score when Castlegar quarterback David Kravski connected with John Lloyd from inside the red zone making it 7-0. Castlegar then went up 14-0 when Mota intercepted a short pass before out running the Mates into the end zone for a pick-six.Dam Inn rallied back to close the gap as Griffin Augustine found the end zone for the Mates. However, the two-point conversion fell short keeping the Vikes in control.In the second half Jason Trower scored for the Vikes to increase the lead.Bryan Lauzon and Lloyd also had interceptions for Castlegar. Augustine had one of the two interceptions for Dam Inn.”Dam Inn was definitely our (toughest) competition,” Mota explained. “We had to come ready to play each and every time we played them. We match up well. Our go to guys made plays, their go to guys made plays.”Castlegar had an easy time advancing to the league final after the regular season champs disposed of Nelson Impact in one semi final.In the other contest Dam Inn Mates needed a late touchdown to knock off Hume Brewers.email@example.com
SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica: Defending champions Barbados got their defence off to a winning start at the 2015 CAZOVA Under-19 Boys’ Volleyball Championships with a hard fought 3-1 victory over host country Jamaica at the G.C. Foster College in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Thursday. Barbados won 25-22, 14-25, 25-23, 25-22 in a close game against hosts Jamaica. Offensive hitter Brandon Callender with 15 spikes was among the standouts for the defending champions, who were marginally more consistent than the home team, winning 92 points overall to Jamaica’s 89. For Jamaica, middle blocker Javarie James and Jovan Thomas each with eight spikes and Shavar James helped keep Jamaica close, but were unable to get their team over the hump. In the day’s opening encounter, Trinidad and Tobago withstood a stern challenge from newcomers Haiti to prevail 25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 25-19. Tyrique Nicolas racked up 15 spikes from 30 attempts, while Rashaun White chipped in with eight as the Trinidadians won a see-saw battle against the Haitians. “We took a little too long to adjust to Haiti’s style and the size of the court,” said winning coach Gideon Dickson, who explained that his team prepared in a much smaller venue to the expansive auditorium, which took some getting used to. Dickson added: “It was good to get the win. It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but we are thankful nonetheless.” He also lauded a number of his players. “Our captain Rashaun had an outstanding game. Our opposite player Tyrique Nicolas had a good game, but he could have done a little more. The setter, who is really the engine of the team, made too many unforced errors in the first part of the game. He was setting good balls at times, but some of the balls were too tight. So it didn’t give our attackers an opportunity to really go at them.” He believes the team will improve as the tournament progresses. Haitian coach Adolphe Rudolph said the team had problems receiving and attacking, declaring that he had already identified the problems and will make the necessary adjustments for the next game. He said he will also try to motivate the team by reminding the players that they are doing this for their country.
Dear Editor,As Guyana heralds 2019, the cries of citizens through the passage of the Opposition Leader’s No-Confidence Motion and the ‘Charrandas Persaud effect’ in the National Assembly, has finally gotten the attention of the haughty ‘bring it on’ Ministers in this failed and fallen President Granger-led coalition Government.The reverberating effects of the carried motion, has, and is now further woefully exposing the high level of unpreparedness and lack of intent of the APNU/AFC regime to operate in a manner that would truly improve the lives of our citizens. Evidence to the foregoing is the coalition Government’s subversion attempts since 2016 of Councils in Local Authority Areas (LAAs) won by the PPP/C which has been widely publicised through various media.Importantly, the Communities Ministry notified, based on the results of the November 12, 2018 elections that the life of new Councils would become effective January 01, 2019. Accordingly, the overseers of Neighboring Democratic Councils (NDCs) the Ministry’s Administrative Officer is expected to facilitate and ensure the proper arrangements including handover and takeover of all resources and responsibilities. This would give the authority to Councillors filling seats on the Councils and allow a smooth and effective roll off. Unfortunately, this did not happen in many instances.Information received from the elected representatives in many of the PPP/C won LAA’s, indicates that the start-off was characteristically unimaginative. On Wednesday January 02, 2019, the chaotic and very disrespectful disposition certainly continued as a bad omen, as sworn Councillors who were asked to report to the NDC Offices for a meeting at 8am, were told on arrival that the overseers are not ready and they should return at 3.30 pm.The situation obviously agitated scars and wounds inflicted by the callous attitude of the Communities Ministry representatives, over the past Local Government term. It leads one to contemplate whether the recent related ‘no more good guy threats’ signaled by a prominent Minister in the highest echelons of the coalition, is being advanced from the very first day.The proper establishment of the new Councils must not be frustrated nor stymied, as the required and improved service to the residents is most critical. Obviously, the Councillors should hold their first meeting as early as possible since they have to align responsibilities to the members of Finance, Works and other Committees; identify their signatories to their Bank Accounts, and also fix their date, and time for statutory meetings. In other words, they must hit the road running without these internally imposed obstacles.The elected Councillors must approach their work with passion, to exercise achieving the essentials of the clearer vision regarding what needs to be done in their respective communities. The Chairpersons must be able to get the unflinching support of the elected Councillors and have regular discussions with the residents of the communities. There must be full accountability and development works must be carried out in an acceptable manner so that the entire Local Authority Area benefits.It is imperative that the leadership of the Councils in the LAAs level be vigilant, inclusive and effective. Today, the challenges facing our people are getting more unbearable. Cost of living is going sky-high and there is no work for thousands of our people, particularly our youths. Significantly, increased crime is now the order of the day and the Government is doing very little to address the causes and arrest the trend. The NDCs must also support the development and maintenance of playgrounds, while advancing effective cooperation programs that would help to engage our youths constructively.It is quite significant but not without notice, that the fallen APNU/AFC coalition Government is now grasping at straws. The now undemocratic efforts, new sinister and delaying guise of this fraudulent regime, is about holding on to power at any cost. The extreme self-enriching maladministration and unsympathetic disposition, which characterises this Government, has brought them to a self-instituted crossroad that comes full circle with their 2015 No-Confidence Motion.The difference, however, is that while in Opposition, the APNU/AFC took actions to derail the PPP/C Government, and they did so in such a wicked vindictive manner, that their Administration and Ministers had no idea how to recover when in Government. It is constitutionally instructive for the resignation of President Granger and his Cabinet, and for the holding of National and Regional Elections within 90 day from December 21, 2018.There is no denial that Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland has taken a stand in upholding his Constitutional mandate as the world watched. He must be applauded by all and sundry. This column also agrees with the decision of the Opposition not to attend the Parliamentary Session of January 03, 2019, which was in clear violation of the Constitution, in the absence of the required resignations.Given its failure as a Government, the coalition’s signal of going to Courts creates a looming crisis through it now public intent to abuse the judicial system. Such decision in an evaluation whether 33 votes is more than 32, will quickly evolve into a crisis that parallels the Venezuelan threat. It is volatile, flammable, lacks basis, and serves to erode the foundations of cohesion required for future national development. It also establishes the reasons why the orchestrators of this incompetent regime should not be trusted. The APNU/AFC cabal must do the right thing by resigning in keeping with the Constitution and face our citizens.It is significant that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has indicated its readiness to proceed with the required General and Regional Elections. Importantly, GECOM can proceed with the List of Electors used at the November 12, 2018 Local Government Elections, since it is Valid until the end of April 2019.Guyanese at home and in the diaspora are watching, while the International Community is witnessing the exercise of a flagrant violation of our Constitution and our people have definitively made it clear regarding the lost trust in this farcical and now illegal regime. This column therefore affirms the call for the immediate resignation of on the APNU/AFC Government.Notably, the PNCR cabal of the APNU/AFC regime through an Aubrey Norton-led press conference, has made it clear that they are willing to face the people of Guyana at any time in General Election. To the PNCR we say why the delay? Bring it on!Sincerely,Neil Kumar
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