4 jailed for ‘illegal gambling’

first_imgConfiscated from them was P420 betmoney, the report added. The suspects were detained in thecustodial facility of Police Station 4./PN Residents Ricky Mesa Sr., Ricky MesaJr., Adonis Diroma, and Herlex Alfonso were caught playing the illegal cardsgame pusoy on Oct. 28, a policereport showed.center_img BACOLOD City – Four persons werenabbed for illegal gambling in Barangay Villamonte.last_img

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Italian sports minister plays down chance of Serie A resuming

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Wednesday that the country’s top-flight Serie A soccer championship looked unlikely to resume this season because of the coronavirus epidemic.On March 9 Italy suspended the league campaign as part of a nationwide lockdown to curb a new coronavirus epidemic that has seen more than 200,000 confirmed cases and more than 27,000 deaths, the second highest tally in the world after the US. “I see an increasingly narrow path for the resumption of the Serie A… If I were one of the presidents (of the clubs) I would focus on the next season,” Spadafora told private TV broadcaster La7.France and the Netherlands have already declared their soccer seasons over, while the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga and Serie A have said they want to finish.“These decisions (in France and in the Netherlands) could push Italy to follow this line, which would become a European line,” Spadafora said.He added that he thought a majority of Serie A presidents might soon ask to suspend the league and prepare for the next championship.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced that lockdown measures will be eased from May 4, with training for sports teams possibly allowed from May 18. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has drawn up a medical protocol for training, but Spadafora said the government’s scientific expert did not deem it sufficient, and that discussions would continue.“If the championship should ever resume, it will certainly be behind closed doors,” Spadafora said.There are 12 rounds of matches still to play in Serie A plus a number of games from previous rounds.Title holders Juventus are one point clear of Lazio at the top.Reuters/NAN. Tags: CoronavirusLa7LockdownSerie AVincenzo Spadaforalast_img read more

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Bluebirds snap up Eikrem

first_imgCardiff have announced the signing of Norwegian international midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem. Eikrem, who becomes City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first new arrival since he succeeded Malky Mackay as manager, has joined the Bluebirds for an undisclosed fee from Dutch club Heerenveen. Eikrem, 23, is a former Manchester United youth team captain. Press Associationcenter_img Solskjaer told Cardiff’s official website: “I’ve known Magnus for many years, having worked with him at Manchester United and then signing him for Molde. “While I was there I had to sell him as he was our best player – and now I feel lucky to get to sign him again for Cardiff City for a reasonable price. I see this as money well spent. “He’s a playmaker, a quarterback if you will, someone who likes to get on the ball and can see a pass. “He is technically very good, including set-pieces, and has great vision. Magnus will add a lot to Cardiff City and will blend in very well with the midfielders in the squad.” Eikrem watched Cardiff’s FA Cup third-round victory over Newcastle last Saturday and he has trained with the squad this week while waiting for the necessary clearance. Molde-born Eikrem was signed by United on his 16th birthday and made his first-team debut in 2007, going on as a substitute for Ryan Giggs in a pre-season friendly against Dunfermline. He moved to Molde, under Solskjaer’s management, in 2011 and enjoyed title success with them before joining Heerenveen last summer. Eikrem made his Norway debut two years ago and has so far won more than a dozen caps. last_img read more

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Panelists analyze the role of women in 2012 election

first_imgA panel of women involved in politics discussed the varying role of gender in politics and in the upcoming presidential election in an event Tuesday night at the Davidson Conference Center.Gender roles · Panelists Maddy Lansky and Rachel Michelin discuss the importance of women voters in the upcoming election. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanThe Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, in conjunction with California Women Lead and the USC Women’s Student Assembly, presented the event, which included student panelists from the USC College Democrats and the USC College Republicans.Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, said women play a vital role in elections, particularly married women, who tend to be the largest group of swing voters. Candidates target this group’s vote by campaigning on specific issues, according to Schnur.“If Mitt Romney is successful in convincing married female voters that they should cast their ballot primarily on the basis of economic issues like jobs and taxes, then Mitt Romney will be elected president of the United States,” Schnur said. “If Barack Obama is successful in convincing the same married female voters that in addition to the economy, they should also consider a broader range of social and cultural issues, then he will be elected president.”Panelists also discussed the general response of women to the increasingly negative presidential campaign.Rachel Michelin, executive director of California Women Lead, said that women generally dislike the negativity in campaigns and would rather focus on the ways the issues relate to them.Michelin said that female candidates are often forced into negative campaigns because of the precedent set by male candidates.“Unfortunately, as women, we play by the political rules that were written by men, and until we, as women, change those rules, we’re always pushing ourselves into that arena,” Michelin said. “As women, we need to start changing those rules.”Michelin said that women in politics still face major challenges in receiving equal treatment among their male counterparts.The panelists also discussed the background of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment from the second presidential debate.According to Michelin, the Massachusetts program that Romney was referring to was based on a 1990s California program to include more women in state appointments and had an overall positive effect.“Some of those women in Massachusetts went on to run for office and apply for higher level positions,” Michelin said. “I think that’s something that, as women, we should be applauding.”The treatment of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared with that of the male candidates also came up in the discussion. All panelists agreed that female candidates were often subject to negative comments about their appearance and ability to balance their familial obligations with political work.Maddy Lansky, president of the USC College Republicans, said a generational gap doesn’t allow younger voters to recognize the struggles of women in politics, which could be this generation’s downfall.“We are told that we can do whatever want, we can have whatever job we want, if we work hard enough we’ll get there,” Lansky said. “I think that it’s good that we believe that so thoroughly, but it can also be a problem when we don’t understand the challenges that are there — because I don’t think we appreciate the women running for office.”last_img read more

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USC focused on defeating Boston College

first_imgThe last time USC faced off against Boston College, Pete Carroll was still the head coach, Matt Barkley was just beginning his tenure as starting quarterback, and it seemed as though the Trojans were set to continue one of the most consistently dominant runs in college football for at least a couple more years.Times have certainly changed since the 2009 Emerald Bowl (which USC won, 24-13).As the Trojans (1-1) prepare to take on Boston College (2-0) this Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, there is an undeniable pessimistic air surrounding the fan base after last week’s jarring 10-7 defeat at the hands of Washington State. USC is determined to prove that the upset was just that — a bump in the road as opposed to the beginning of a long, downward spiral in the Trojans’ 2013 campaign.“One thing I can say is that you won’t see that side of the Trojans again,” redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler said after the loss. “You won’t see us playing like that on offense. You won’t see that negative energy. That’s just not who we are.”Any sort of success from the Trojans’ passing attack would be measured as an improvement on last week’s performance. Kessler threw for just 41 yards while completing 8 of 13 passes, most of which were thrown to receivers behind the line of scrimmage, as no USC pass play gained more than eight yards.USC head coach Lane Kiffin is expected to delve deeper into his offensive playbook after finally picking a full-time starting quarterback in Kessler.It might take some time for Kessler to adjust to throwing intermediate and deep balls after being reined in by Kiffin’s conservative playcalling in the Trojans’ first two games.But Kessler did show promise in USC’s final scrimmage on Aug. 21 when he was tested on passes downfield. While mostly facing the Trojans’ first-team defense, Kessler was 13-for-22 for 218 yards and a pair of long touchdown passes of 31 and 55 yards to sophomore receiver Nelson Agholor, while also throwing two interceptions on tipped balls.Kessler also might benefit from knowing he’s no longer competing with fellow redshirt sophomore Max Wittek.“I’m not trying to make excuses, but those first two weeks [against Hawai’i and Washington State]… I would be lying if I said it wasn’t affecting me,” Kessler said after practice on Tuesday. “It’s tough to focus on winning the game when you’re worrying about other things. [Being named the starter] instills a confidence I didn’t have in the first two weeks.”The Trojans’ offensive line will be protecting Kessler from a pass rush that was simply atrocious last year, as they Eagles only mustered six sacks the entire season. But the Eagles have made progress under new defensive coordinator Don Brown’s aggressive 4-3 scheme, racking up seven sacks and seven turnovers in wins over Villanova and Wake Forest.Cornerback Bryce Jones, the only new starter in the Eagles’ secondary, is the reigning ACC Defensive Back of the Week after picking off a pass, his second of the season, and recovering a fumble against Wake Forest in a 24-10 triumph last week.Boston College has already matched its total wins from a year ago, when the Eagles stumbled to a 2-10 record, leading to the hiring of new head coach Steve Addazio.Addazio has established an offense that has relied heavily on senior running back Andre Williams, a 230 lbs. power back who ranks third in the nation with 318 rushing yards (5.5 yards per carry).“It’s a Stanford type of offense,” Kiffin said. “They’re heavy on the run and try to open it up with the play action.”Williams presents the toughest challenge yet for USC’s run defense, which has been the best in the country thus far, allowing just 15 yards per game and 0.6 yards per carry.Boston College has recently gone through a remarkable amount of scheme changes on offense, as the team is on its fifth offensive coordinator in a little more than two calendar years.Senior quarterback Chase Rettig, a SoCal native, has been the constant amid all the change. Rettig has been the team’s starter since the fourth game of his true freshman season, and has averaged more than 3,100 yards over the past two seasons.The Trojans’ relentless pass rush, which leads the nation in sacks (11), could cause major headaches for Rettig behind an offensive line that allowed 35 sacks last season.But the Trojans aren’t taking anything for granted, especially after last week.“We don’t go over thinking we’re gonna walk over a team,” redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey said. “We have to grind out every game and finish.”Senior Alex Amidon was Rettig’s favorite target last year, setting Boston College’s single-season records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,215) en route to being named an All-ACC first team pick.Kiffin expects USC’s own star receiver, junior Marqise Lee, to bounce back after picking up just 27 yards on seven catches against Washington State.“Marqise has been pushing himself, trying a little too hard,” Kiffin said. “We expect him to play really consistently, so I had a conversation with him Sunday [about] just going back to doing his job.”Kiffin also said that he expects freshman tailback Justin Davis to have an impact against the Eagles after Davis received just two carries last week, but didn’t guarantee anything. Redshirt sophomore Tre Madden took the bulk of the workload (32 carries, 151 yards), and many were concerned that Madden was overworked after he admitted feeling “banged up” after the defeat.“I would definitely expect to see Justin Davis … It all depends on how the game is going,” Kiffin said. “[Last week] we were doing the best thing we could do to win. I’ve got to do the best thing to win the game and not worry about what stats are like.”Kickoff is at 12 p.m. in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the game will air on the Pac-12 Network. Follow Will on Twitter @WillLawslast_img read more

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National Sports Awards likely to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 18th August, 2020 07:20 IST National Sports Awards Likely To Be Held Virtually Due To COVID-19 Pandemic In a first, this year’s National Sports Awards ceremony is likely to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with all the winners logging in from their respective places to hear their names being announced on August 29 Written By In a first, this year’s National Sports Awards ceremony is likely to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with all the winners logging in from their respective places to hear their names being announced on August 29.The National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29, the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand.”The sports awards function this year is likely to be an online function. As per the Government of India instructions, the awardees will also be announced on the morning of the day of the function,” a Sports Ministry source told PTI.The pandemic had in June forced the ministry to extend the deadline for submission of online applications for the awards.It also allowed athletes to self-nominate in view of the “difficulties” being faced by them in finding people who can recommend their names amid the lockdown.The self nomination has resulted in a huge number of applicants for the awards and it has been learnt that the ministry had already finished the initial round of screening.The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award, which are conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29.On the first day of the meeting on Monday, 13 and 15 candidates were recommended for the Dronacharya and Dhayan Chand Award respectively.Ignored last year, shooting legend Jaspal Rana on Monday found his name among the 13 coaches recommended for this year’s Dronacharya award by the sports ministry’s selection committee.Image credits: PTI  First Published: 18th August, 2020 07:20 IST LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Racing Post times Intellr launch around Betting on Football

first_img Racing Post B2B boosts bookmaker football packages October 16, 2019 Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Racing Post B2B launched the new B2B sports brand Intellr at last month’s Betting on Football conference.Amongst a strong collection of exhibitors showcasing the latest in sports betting innovation at Stamford Bridge, Intellr launched its flagship in-play football product which provides customers with reliable, high-quality live tipping content.The smart, responsive and agile API bridges the gap between real-time action and tipping content, by showing a bookmaker’s odds alongside bet-prompting information.Racing Post experts featured heavily across the speaking panels throughout the week. B2B head of retail Alan Pepperell, B2B head of digital Will Fyler and B2B consultant Bruce Millington all discussed various key industry topics including the betting shop of the future.Speaking about the launch of Intellr and Betting on Football as a whole, Fyler expressed his delight at the feedback for in-play football and the brand as a whole.“Intellr is in its early stages however the feedback we’ve received this week has been really positive,” he said. “There is a huge appetite for high-quality sports betting content, both in the UK and internationally. This appetite extends to live bet-prompting which is where a large percentage of football bets take place.’“Across the two days at Stamford Bridge, it’s evident that most operators are looking for added value on their sites to engage customers and that is where we feel Intellr fits.” Submit Share Racing Post suspends print publishing March 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

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“Fans may not visit match centres in future for fear of Covid”- Osei Palmer

first_imgCEO of Tema Youth FC, Wilfried Kweku Osei, says he is not sure that the nation’s football industry will fully recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic especially as fans may decide to stay away from matches.The Ghana Premier League has not been in session since March 15 and there Ghana FA has not given any clear pathways for the return of the Ghanaian league and it says a decision will be taken in relation to the future of the local league season on or before 30 June.In the interim, clubs are experiencing tough financial times as there are no football matches and player transfers which will in bring in revenue from gate proceeds.Wilfried Osei painted a gloomy picture for league clubs in Ghana in a discussion with Happy FM and GTV Sports Plus and stated that fans were very likely to be afraid of returning to match centres and that would affect the finances of teams.“When you take a closer took at our situation, it will be difficult for our football to get back to where we left off.For instance, take someone who was attending matches in the local league and he wants to go and see Hearts vs Kotoko in Accra. His family members will not encourage him to go.Such things will have an effect on the gate proceeds for the teams because people will not want to get infected by the diseases especially as we seem to be accepting the fact that the disease will be with us for a long time.”So far, Ghana has recorded 7,307 positive Coronavirus with 34 deaths (as of May 28, 2020).last_img read more

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Simeone does not give clues and takes the entire squad to Liverpool

first_imgThe complete list consists of lthe porters Oblak, Adam and Alex; the defenders Giménez, Arias, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier and Vrsaljko; midfielders Thomas, Koke, Saul, Lemar, Llorente, Herrera, Vitolo and Carrasco; and the strikers Joao Félix, Morata, Correa, Diego Costa and Saponjic. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeone has not wanted to give Liverpool clues and has cited his 24 players to travel to the English city, where this pass will be played on Wednesday quarterfinals of the Champions Leagues.In this way, in the provisional call, in the absence of the six discards that the Argentine coach must make, the two players whose presence is doubtful due to muscular problems have entered, Thomas Lemar and Alvaro Morata. The rest of the squad is healthy for the important duel in Anfield.last_img read more

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