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  • COVID-19: Ikeme to auction Super Eagles jersey

    first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Former Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is raffling off the shirt from his final Nigeria appearance to help people in the African country affected by coronavirus.The top Ikeme donned in a World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and Zambia – before he had to retire after a successful battle against leukaemia – is up for grabs, with tickets costing £10 each and £800 raised so far. “The funds will help to buy vital supplies for the motherless children and babies in Onitsha and Umunna in south Onitsha (Anambra State).“I will also be looking to support other causes in Nigeria where by the money raised will go directly to the people that need it.”Tags: Carl IkemeSuper EaglesWolvesWorld Cuplast_img read more

  • MILO Schools Football tournament| Round-of-16 matches commence today

    first_imgCHARLESTOWN Secondary and Golden Grove Secondary will open the Round-of-16 phase of the current Milo Schools Football tournament today.Set for 11:00hrs at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, the double-header will also feature Cummings Lodge taking on Bishops’ High School.On Sunday, four matches are carded with the opening game featuring East Coast’s Annandale Secondary and East Bank’s Friendship Secondary.Christianburg Wismar Secondary are up next at 13:00hrs as they play Canje Secondary for a spot in the round-of-eight.St Cuthbert’s Mission and Vergenoegen meet at 15:00hrs while the last game of the day will pit President’s College against Queen’s College at 17:00hrs.On Monday at 15:30hrs St John’s College will take on St Stanislaus College while from 17:30hrs Lodge Secondary will clash with Tucville.last_img read more

  • Badgers close out regular season with 70-56 win

    first_imgSenior guards. Rob Wilson (33) and Jordan Taylor (11) both played their last game on the Kohl Center hardwood Sunday. Taylor scored 16 points, dished out three assists and committed zero turnovers. Wilson, the first man off the bench, chipped in another eight points.[/media-credit]The win might not have meant much, but the Wisconsin men’s basketball team sure looked sweet in its regular season curtain call all the same.Powered by four players scoring double-digits, No. 15 Wisconsin cruised past Illinois, 70-56, Sunday at the Kohl Center, its final tune up before the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments.Since events elsewhere in the Big Ten had locked the Badgers into its fourth-place finish prior to the final buzzer, the Badgers (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten) didn’t have much to play for other than to give its two seniors, Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson, a proper sendoff as they played on the Kohl Center floor for the final time.Meanwhile, Illinois (17-14, 6-12 Big Ten) further stunted its NCAA resume by losing the 11th of its final 13 games and sunk to 10th place in the Big Ten.Taylor and sophomore guard Josh Gasser led UW with 16 points apiece. Forward Jared Berggren knocked back 12, and Ryan Evans, for the 10th consecutive game, scored in double-digits, with 10.Wilson chipped in another eight points in coming off the bench to play 26 minutes. He went 3-for-8 from the field and 2-for-6 from behind the arc.Brandon Paul led Illinois with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting, while Joseph Bertrand backed him up with 10 more.The Illini struggled immensely to put together an efficient and functioning offense in the first half. The Badgers shot merely 38.5 percent in the opening period but led by as many as 17 points nevertheless.The Badgers quickly pounced on the Illini, establishing a 14-2 lead with 3-pointers coming from Taylor and Wilson after five-and-a-half minutes.Wisconsin held its ground early as well, conceding just three points in the painted area. Led by Berggren, the Badger defense limited the touches of Illini center Meyers Leonard and kept him silenced until deep into the second half.He remained scoreless until 9:21 remained in the game and entered the locker room at halftime flashing six rebounds, one foul and a turnover.“I got to try to limit [Leonard’s] touches and get to the front as much as possible, and then we got good help on the backside,” Berggren said. “There was a few times where they did throw a lob and my teammates came in behind and either got a steal or tied him up or get a tip – anything to get the ball out of his hands.”After coming back onto the floor after halftime down 31-18, Illinois managed to shake off its out-of-sorts, first-half demeanor. Though the Illini never came closer than nine points to the Badgers, they made sure UW didn’t just sit back and wait for the final 20 minutes to tick away.Leonard found the hoop several times in the second and continued dominating the glass – finishing with eight points and 12 rebounds – while Paul went on to score 17 of his 22 points. The Illini hit 51.7 percent of its field goals, minimized turnovers and scored 38 points in the final half.Unfortunately for the Illini, though, Wisconsin upped its game in the final period as well, shooting 52.4 percent from the field. Coupled with the lead it had already built, Wisconsin had little to fret about in the second half.Eight players scored for the cardinal and white, with five hitting at least one 3-pointer – good for a collective 36.8 clip from behind the perimeter. UW also dished out 12 assists and committed seven turnovers – five of which came in the first half.“It means we’re distributing the ball and guys are taking their looks,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said, whose 265th victory tied Bud Foster at the top spot of the school’s all-time wins list. “There was only a couple shots in there I was unhappy with. The rest of them, 90 percent of them, were good shots.”The Illini crept back into the game late, with its deficit bouncing around between 10-14 points, but the Badgers kept their visitors at bay with a solid showing from the free throw line to ensure the win.Fourteen of 16 free throws fell for Wisconsin during the last three minutes, and the Badgers hit 21 of 27 throughout the game, compared to Illinois’ 10 of 14.“We always have to play hard against a team like that,” Gasser said. “We knew we had to keep a foot on the pedal and keep going with it, and that started on the defensive end.”last_img read more

  • Better Collective defies low sports win margins to post record Q4 revenues

    first_img Share StumbleUpon Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion  July 2, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Related Articles Stockholm-listed Better Collective A/S has posted Q4 revenues of €19.6 million, up 61% from the €12.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018.The igaming affiliate’s record revenue performance was helped by in excess of 118,000 new depositing customers (NDC’s) during the period (55% growth, most of which was organic). EBITA before special items increased by 32% from €5.4 million to €7.1 million.Despite recording strong growth, Better Collective explained that Q4 trading was negatively impacted by low sports margins, which hit the firm’s earnings capacity by an estimated €2 million.Closing its Q4 2019 accounts, it declared an operating profit (EBIT) of €5.5 million (Q42018: €4.2m), while maintaining profits after tax of €3.3 million (Q42018: €3.1m).“In Q4 Better Collective delivered the highest revenue and operational earnings in company history despite very low sports win margins during the quarter,” said Better Collective CEO Jesper Søgaard.“On the other hand, Q4 was a seasonally strong quarter with high player activity including big events like the European football tournaments, the NFL and the Euro 2020 qualifications.”Last year’s closing period also saw Better Collective restructure its credit facilities with Finnish investment bank Nordea after securing an €80 million extension option.In his statement, Søgaard added that Better Collective will be further diversifying its asset portfolio as it enters the late stages of a “significant acquisition” of an esports enterprise for €34 million. It has stated while there is no guarantee, there is a “likelihood” that it will be completed in the first half of 2020. Further 2019 highlights also saw Better Collective establish a media network within the nascent US market by taking a 60% stake in leading sports betting publisher RotoGrinders, as well as acquiring both Vegasinsider.com and Scoresandodds.com.For the full year, Better Collective recorded a 67% increase in revenues to €67.4 million (FY2018: €40.4m). EBITA before special items came in at €27.2 million (FY2018: €16.1m), while net profit after tax more than doubled to €13.9 million (FY2018: €5.5m)Søgaard concluded: “For the full year 2019, we landed well in line with our financial targets, with an annual growth of 67%, of which 26% was organic, along with an NDC growth of 66%. All this combined makes me very satisfied with this year’s performance.” Submit Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

  • TARGETING STUDENTS FOR HOUSEHOLD CHARGE MESS IS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ – MCCONALOGUE

    first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has said it is deeply unfair that students in Donegal could face a threat to their third level grants because of the mess the Government made with the household charge.It follows reports that Donegal County Council may follow other local authorities in demanding proof of payment for the household charge from all students applying for third level grants.Deputy McConalogue said, “Linking the household charge to student grants is simply unacceptable. Instead of maintaining responsibility for setting the qualification criteria for student grants as is his duty, the Education Minister Ruairí Quinn has described this practise as ‘reasonable’ and seems to see nothing wrong in targeting students from lower-income families in this way. “Students who are seeking financial support for college are not homeowners themselves. Why should they be penalised because their parents can’t or won’t pay the household charge? Why should their third level education be put in jeopardy because this Government made a complete and utter mess over the roll out and collection of the household charge?”He said a dangerous precedent is being set here and it must be stopped.He added that linking the household charge and student grants raises serious questions about what comes next.“For example, what is to prevent a Local Authority from withholding a student grant from a student whose family is in rent arrears with a council or who are not up to date with water charges? “I raised this important issue with Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn at the Oireachtas Education Committee today, but the Minister is standing by his initial approach that this is a ‘reasonable’ measure. Families in Donegal will find this extremely disappointing. The Minister has, however, committed to seeking legal advice in relation to his responsibilities for maintaining control of the qualification criteria for student grants.“The funding for student grants and an individual’s entitlement to apply for a grant has absolutely nothing to do with the Household Charge. While I understand that Donegal County Council is under severe financial pressure as a result of Minister Hogan’s heavy handed cuts to funding, it is wrong to use student grants as a tool for covering the Government’s mistakes on the household charge.” TARGETING STUDENTS FOR HOUSEHOLD CHARGE MESS IS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ – MCCONALOGUE was last modified: September 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConlogueDonegal County CouncilHOUSEHOLD CHARGEthird level grantslast_img read more