Athletics could be better off without Bolt says Carl Lewis Former…

first_imgFormer American athletics star, Carl Lewis, says the sports of athletics may well be better off with the departure of triple world record holder Usain Bolt.Bolt retired after the recently concluded London World Championships where he only managed to earn a bronze medal in the 100 meters.But Lewis is adamant that participants of the sport must hurry and put the recent departure of Bolt, claiming there is a unique opportunity for things to be even better off.Track and field pundits have argued that will Bolt’ throwing in his spikes he will never be replaced he can never be replaced.  Over his ten-year professional career Bolt was the darling of the sport where he entertained and thrilled with scintillating runs and his inimitable antics.“The sport is not just about one person. Nobody is irreplaceable. Track and field survived many civilizations. Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson and now Usain Bolt. Men will all come and go but the sport will always remain,” Lewis told PTI.“We need to do more to build on the sport. We don’t need to follow that trend that we have been in the last eight years, which was just about following one person,” he added.“Our job is to fill the void. In the last 10 years, the sport has not grown as the focus was just on one man. The point is we need to build competition. We now have a unique chance to rebuild and grow our sport. Now we have a chance to make a difference, grow our sport and not just grow yourself.”last_img read more

T&T Chief Justice loses Privy Council appeal

first_imgChief Justice Ivor Archie has lost his case at the Privy Council, in which he had sought to stop the Law Association  of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) from inquiring into the allegations against him.The Chief Justice had maintained that there was apparent bias, bad faith and procedural unfairness in the Law Association’s investigation but failed to get the Court of Appeal to stop the Law Association from proceeding.In handing down its judgement , the Privy council unanimously dismissed Archie’s appeal.Agrees with Court of Appeal The Privy council  in its 16 page judgement, agreed with the Court of Appeal that the LATT’s investigation cannot be equated with a judicial or quasi-judicial determination of legal rights and liabilities to which the conventional rules of natural justice apply. “Nor was it necessary for the Board to consider the more difficult question of the extent to which public bodies are required to be impartial in carrying out their statutory functions,” the judgement read.“Since the local courts in Trinidad and Tobago were far better placed than the Board to consider what the fair-minded and informed observer in Trinidad and Tobago would make of the matters complained of, it was not for the Board to disagree. However, even if the rules of natural justice applicable to the decisions of a judicial or quasi-judicial body did not apply, “public authorities do have a duty to carry out their statutory functions fairly.”Earlier this year, the Chief Justice was granted conditional leave to appeal to the London-based Privy Council, as the Court of Appeal, including Acting Chief Justice, Allan Mendonca, in an unanimous decision, said that High Court judge, Nadia Kangaloo was wrong in her ruling and dismissed also Archie’s application for leave to file for judicial review.Media reports had  linked Archie to discussing security arrangements for judges with a personal friend and late last year, the friend, Dillian Johnson, told police that he had information on individuals who want to kill him.Johnson had survived a gun attack on him at his home in Gasparillo, in southern Trinidad.last_img read more

Florida Running Out of ICU Beds Due to COVID-19 Spike

first_imgThe Sun-Sentinel reported that of the 23 hospitals reporting in Broward County, seven reported ICUs at 90% capacity or more. Of the 17 reporting in Palm Beach County, there were two. Of the 34 reporting in Miami-Dade County, there were 10. As of Wednesday morning, only 921 of Florida’s 5,315 ICU beds were still available. While statewide, the percentage of ICUs available is dwindling, South Florida has been relatively steady. DeSantis announced the decision as the state reported another 7,347 cases and the highest positivity rate — 20.8% — since the beginning of the epidemic. As the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in Florida, the state is facing a shortage of available ICU beds. According to data released by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) on Tuesday, at least 43 intensive care units across 21 counties in Florida hospitals have reached capacity. Another 32 hospitals across ten counties show ICU bed availability of 10% or less. On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that 100 nurses and other medical personnel will be sent by the state to Jackson Memorial Hospital, the largest hospital in Florida, which currently has an ICU bed availability of 9%.last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Sadio Mane’s Second Half Strike Rescue Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool survived another frustrating evening in the Premier League courtesy Sadio Mane’s second half strike at Anfield.With the game heading for a nervy ending, Sadio Mane took advantage of Crystal Palace’s poor defending in the 73rd-minute to hand Liverpool their first three points of the season.Mane with the goal for Liverpool, is he their best player? #LFC pic.twitter.com/YD6iAsss9W— EverythingFootball (@footbalIll) August 19, 2017Former Liverpool striker, Christian Benteke saw the visitors best chance of the game earlier in the second half but could only blast the ball into the crowd ten yards from goal.The loss means Frank de Boer’s Crystal Palace are without a Premier League point after two matchdays, following their opening day 3-0 defeat at home to new comers Huddersfield. Video Credit: Twitter.comRelatedlast_img read more

Liverpool Blow! African Star Faces Spell On The Sidelines

first_imgLiverpool have been dealt a huge blow following news that influential forward Sadio Mane is facing up to six months on the sidelines after he picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty with Senegal.The 25-year old star picked up the injury during his country’s 2-0 win over hosts Cape Verde on Saturday.Mane is likely to miss big league clashes against Manchester United and Tottenham in addition to his club’s double header against Maribor in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).Mane, who has scored three goals in five league appearances, faces race against time to be fit for Senegal’s crucial double header against South Africa next month.RelatedInjured Mane Named In Senegal’s Squad For Crucial Double Header With South AfricaOctober 18, 2017In “FIFA”Sadio Mane: Klopp Reveals Timeframe For Injured Forward’s ReturnJanuary 28, 2020In “England”Liverpool Lose Mane Red Card Appeal, FA Uphold’s Three-Game BanSeptember 12, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Kylian Mbappe Wins Golden Boy Award

first_imgPSG and France striker Kylian Mbappe has won the 2017 Golden Boy award.The 18 year-old beat Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, and fellow French international Ousmane Dembele to the award which recognises the best Under-21 player in Europe during a calendar year.Mbappe was one of the star figures for Monaco last season, scoring 26 goals and providing 14 assists, as The Red and Whites cruised to their first Ligue 1 title since 2000. His goals in the Champions League also helped Monaco reach the semifinal for the first time since 2004.His exceptional performances earned him a loan move to PSG where he’s scored four times in all competitions already.Mbappe succeeds Renato Sanches who won the award last year.RelatedLigue 1 Review: Mbappe Brilliance Leads PSG Past GuingampAugust 19, 2018In “Europe”2018 Golden Boy Award: Mbappe Headlines 100-Man ListJuly 2, 2018In “England”Modric, Mbappe And Others Win World Cup AwardsJuly 15, 2018In “FIFA”last_img read more

Ball Street takes the Tipster Challenge at Cheltenham

first_imgShare ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles RankTipsterRace WinsPoints In the penultimate week of action in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, sponsored by Betting Gods, Ged Colleypriest from Ball Street has made his play for glory at Cheltenham.The Partnerships Director for Ball Street, a network of influencers for sports on social media channels such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, has provided tips for today’s seven-race card.Colleypriest will be going up against the sixth placed Stephen Harris from bettingexpert, and the experts from Timeform, who sit in 17th place with an average of 3.19 points over 25 weeks.____________________________________2:05bettingexpert: Coastal TiepHas been highly tried in four starts over hurdles so far and might have more improvement to come now the ground has quickened up.Timeform: William HenryThe lightly-raced William Henry was last seen when runner-up in a Grade 2 over this C&D in January so is clearly the one to beat back down in class.Ball Street: SolighosterNot the prettiest hurdler but seems to have an engine.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: Voix D’EauComes from a yard in terrific form and had excuses when disappointing last time out in a huge field.Timeform: Village VicHe has an excellent record around here, and may prove difficult to peg back in this smaller field.Ball Street: Thomas Crapper                                                                                                                          Impressed here before and the Crapper tends to be where my bets have ended up recently!____________________________________3:15bettingexpert: DrumcliffHas shaped well in two handicaps so far (tapped at 2m at Musselburgh) and has potential to do better.Timeform: Divine SpearHas built up a very solid record in handicaps this term, and given he is unexposed over this sort of trip, could easily have more to offer.Ball Street: ItsafreebeeDisappointed last time out but could bounce back this time.____________________________________3:50bettingexpert: SpookydookyCould bounce back to form now with Jonjo now in terrific form and drying ground to suit.Timeform: Doing FineBack on track for this yard, finishing runner-up in all three starts, but shaping as though a return to this sort of test would suit at Wincanton last month, he is taken to deservedly resume winning ways.Ball Street: Any CurrencyWon this last year and fancy it for back to backs.____________________________________4:25bettingexpert: Baron du PlessisHas a career record of 0 from 12 but has shaped well in defeat of late and can provide the red-hot Ian Williams yard with another winner.Timeform: Max ForteFourth in an Ascot handicap in February that has thrown up a host of subsequent winners and there is a good chance he’ll be one himself here.Ball Street: Max ForteForm seems to be strong based on Ascot showing.____________________________________5:00bettingexpert: Mick ThonicHas run three times for Tizzard (all at this venue in warm company) and can get off the mark getting 8lb from Marracudja.Timeform: MarracudjaThe race revolves around whether Marracudja returns to the sort of level he achieved when winning a brace of novice events in the autumn.Ball Street: MarracudjaLooked good here in Autumn and has shown promise against some strong horses.____________________________________5:30bettingexpert: Copain De ClasseHas potential now going handicapping from a very fair opening mark and can improve past some rivals who are now much higher up the weights.Timeform: Copain De ClasseQuickly resumed winning ways returned to a sound surface at Wincanton last month and he remains with potential back in a handicap.Ball Street: Copain De ClasseAnother promising Nicholls horse. Think he can repeat his win last time out.____________________________________Where will Ged Colleypriest enter on the Tipster Challenge leaderboard? Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Share 1Sarah Shannon – AppBet313.69 2Alan Alger – Betway311.41 3Jacob Johns – Easyodds37.72 4Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 5Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 6bettingexpert1.644.65 7Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 8John Hill – Coral24.25 9Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 10Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 11Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 12Darren Moore – Betting Gods23.66 13Conor White – BetBright33.62 14Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 15Harry Lang – Pinnacle13.50 16Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 17Timeform1.843.19 18Paddy Power13.00 19Russell Yershon11.88 20Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas21.82 21Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 22Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 23John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 24Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 25Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 26Gerry Murray – 32Red10.44 27Bradley Gibbs – Bookmaker Ratings10.20last_img read more

Partnership upgrade sees Betfred become Bolton Wanderers official shirt sponsor

first_img Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Related Articles Football and betting partnerships continue to flourish this off-season as Bolton Wanderers FC announces bookmaker Betfred as its official shirt sponsor for the upcoming EFL Championship 2017/18.Upgrading its existing betting partnership, Bolton Wanderers will wear the Betfred logo on their match shirts for a period of two seasons, with the bookmaker gaining heightened match-day exposure throughout Wanderers’ Macron Stadium (capacity 28,500).Bolton Wanderers Chairman Ken Anderson backed Betfred, detailing the bookmaker as a key partner: “We are thrilled to have Betfred on board as our official shirt sponsor who join our ever-increasing and high-profile partnership portfolio.“They are one of the leading betting brands in the UK but have never forgotten their roots which are firmly entrenched in the North West. We are looking forward to working closely with them throughout our partnership.”Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done was pleased to secure the shirt sponsorship with the Greater Manchester football club: “Betfred enjoyed a great relationship with Bolton whilst operating as the Club’s official betting partner a few years ago and it’s great to be back at Macron Stadium but this time as title sponsors.”Done backed Wanderers chances of being promoted back to the Premier League by commenting: “I have been looking to get more involved in football and, following their return to the Championship, I sense that Bolton are on the verge of exciting times again. Bolton have shown a real willingness to work with us and I have been impressed at the way that this deal has been completed.” Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Catena Media bolsters German dynamics with Baybets €26.5 million acquisition

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Submit Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media continues its M&A expansion confirming that it has agreed to acquire German focused sports affiliate Baybets Ltd.Updating the market, Catena governance informs that it has agreed an initial payment of €26.5 million to takeover Baybets’ 50 website portfolio. Furthermore, its acquisition deal will have an attachment of a further €65 million in ‘earn-out payments’ based on the performance of acquired assets over an initial 24-month period.The Baybets acquisition forms part of Catena’s European market expansion, with the company significantly increasing its services and coverage within the German sports betting market.Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO, Catena Media commented on the acquisition:  “We are proud to announce the largest acquisition made by Catena Media since company inception, making us one of the strongest sports betting affiliate players on the market. We have set ambitious financial targets for the company, and the acquisition is fully in line with those targets. We are excited about being able to complete this deal, given the upcoming sports year of 2018, which will have both the Winter Olympics and the World Cup”,Further to its update, Catena informs that Baybets properties are expected to contribute quarterly sales of approximately €2.25 million with an operating margin of approximately 70%.Expanding its German market provisions, Catena will absorb Baybets’ 23-employee team which will be integrated within Catena’s sports betting division based in Malta.Updating stakeholders, Jan Steffen, CEO, Baybets stated “I would like to thank all the people that have been involved in the company’s journey so far, bringing us to where we are today. We now look forward reaching new heights together with Catena Media on a long-term basis, both from an operational perspective and as shareholders. We are excited about all the upcoming opportunities that await”Catena will move to complete the deal by mid-December 2017, in accordance with Nasdaq Stockholm transaction arrangements.last_img read more

Scientific Games unveils new SG Digital leadership team

first_img SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Share Expanding its industry digital capabilities, services and dynamics, Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has announced its new SG Digital senior leadership team.As reported in its previous market updates, following its $630 million acquisition of Toronto TSX-listed NYX Gaming Group, the newly formed division will be led by Matt Davey as Group CEO & President of SG Digital.The division which will incorporate the acquired assets of NYX Gaming and OpenBet platforms with legacy SGC digital services and content will operate under the following leadership structure;Matt Davey – SG Digital – CEO & PresidentJason Walbridge – SG Digital Chief Operations Officer (COO)Chris Armes – SG Digital Chief Technology Officer (CTO)Dylan Slaney – SG Digital – Senior VP InnovationAshley Sandyford-Sykes – SG Digital – Senior VP Content & GamesKeith O’Loughlin – SG Digital – Senior VP for Sports BettingBased out of SGC’s London Office, Sandyford-Sykes, O’Loughlin, Slaney and Armes will report directly to SG Digital’s COO, Jason Walbridge.“We’ve formed an extremely powerful team of technology and product leaders who are moving quickly with a dual focus. Firstly, maturing our EU-centric development and product capabilities to better support our larger UK and EU customer base, and secondly, establishing new capabilities in North America to meet the growing demand for our gaming products and be prepared for sportsbook expansion, should the U.S. become a newly regulated market,” commented Matt Davey CEO of SG DigitalSG Digital senior leadership team will be supported by SGC UK Counsel Sue Dawson, who will take the new position of Deputy General Counsel for SG Digital.“We are excited by the reception SG Digital received at ICE Totally Gaming and the opening of our new Krakow development centre, designed to meet the increased demands of our expanding product portfolio. As an executive team, we are filled with a powerful sense of what we need to do to stand up and seize the opportunity in front of us. The changes announced today are aligned with that ambition, and I look forward to leading a division of outstanding product and technology talent.” Davey added Share Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more