“We will immediately use these hand tractors to prepare our farms for the first cropping season,” she said. Piano assured the DA-6 officials they will take good care of the farming equipment because it will be a big help to their activities. SAN JOSE, Antique – San Remigio town farmers in this province are grateful to the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 6 for providing them farming equipment. Piano said the arrival of the hand tractors is timely as rainy season has just set-in on their areas. The provision of the hand tractors with implements is one of the priority interventions identified by the two associations from barangays Osorio-I and Lapak during their community needs assessment. These villages produce corn, peanut and upland rice. Personnel of the Department of Agriculture in Region 6’s Special Area for Agricultural Development program deliver two units of hand tractor with prime mover and implements to farmers in San Remegio, Antique. DA SAAD WESTERN VISAYAS FB The hand tractors were part of the 2019 rice production intervention package of the project. Osorio-I Farmers Association president Norilyn Piano and the members of the Kababaihan Bulig sa Kauswagan, Inc. were thankful for the delivery of two hand tractors with prime movers and implements done by DA-6’s Special Area for Agricultural Development program last June 30. (With a report from PIA/PN)
The Batesville Bulldogs recently held their Basketball awards banquet.The following awards were earned:Ripley County All Tournament Team: Austin Siefert, Robert Raver, Colt Meyer, Isaac Barker (MVP)HBCA Academic Honors Court: Tristian LamppertEIAC All Conference: Robert Raver and Isaac BarkerRebounding Ball: Robert RaverCarl Shane Free Throw Award: Isaac BarkerCaptain Award: Isaac Barker, Robert Raver: Trey HeidlageBatesville Basketball Alumni Award: Tristian LamppertJon Saner Dedication and Courage Award: Isaac BarkerBulldog Award: Robert RaverMVP: Isaac BarkerCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Aaron Garrett.
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (June 21) – Mid-season championship night checkers flew Saturday at Willamette Speedway for Jeremy Shank.Collen Winebarger took care of business in the first half of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event. However, Winebarger found himself holding off several challengers for the top spot. Shank found a way around Winebarger to get the lead and earn his second win of the 2014 campaign.
HOPING to attract as many high level athletes as possible, the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will be looking to assist athletes with their airfare as they look to raise the standard of the Guyana leg of the annual South American 10K Classic Road Race, which was officially launched yesterday at the AAG Headquarters on Light Street.AAG president Aubrey Hutson shared that a number of special invitations will be going out to athletes, offering to subsidise their airfares to the November 5 event. The invitations include Peruvian athletes Yerson Orellana and Luis Ostas, who won first- and second-place in the event back in 2015, but were unable to make it for last year’s edition.Another will be sent to Brazil’s Daniel Nascimento, who won the 10k and 5000m runs at the South American Junior Championships this year, when it was held in Guyana. Another two invitations are also expected to go to Columbia.The airfares are being made possible through a partnership between the AAG and COPA Airlines.“All the South American countries are invited once again. Who will come we don’t know as yet but we are pursuing a relationship with COPA to get them here at a reduced cost.“If we really and truly want to see good competition, we must expose out athletes to the international arena and hence the reason why we are bringing as many athletes as possible,” Hutson remarked“The objective here is to raise the level of competition because we want more and more athletes to come for this event so that our local athletes can have true competition, and to raise the overall standard of the meet so that it becomes more attractive to international athletes.”However, Hutson said local athletes need not fear the rise in competition, as a special category will be put in prizes for the first Guyanese across the finish line.“We still are going to put in place special prize money for our local athletes, for the first three Guyanese crossing the finish line, on both the male and female sides, to encourage them to keep in the competition.“Because if you bring true international competition, the Guyanese athletes may feel that they cannot compete with them, they may not place, they may want to shy away from coming to the event. So we’re going to put something in place for the local athletes,” Hutson noted.Hutson also pointed out that the Association will be looking into assisting overseas-based Guyanese Euleen Josiah-Tanner to get here.The South American 10K Classic will be the second leg of the a three-part event, with the first leg set for Suriname on October 28, while the third leg will be in Panama on November 12.Though Guyana (AAG) usually attends the Suriname leg, over the years Guyana has stopped sending athletes to the Panama edition of the event, given that Panama never reciprocates and sends athletes to any of the other two legs of the event.
Playing before a large crowd at the refurbished pitch, the team gave the fans a lot to cheer and the shape of what is to happen commenced in the 12th minute when Soporishi Dimgba shot the his side into the lead but the Rwandans who needed a score draw to advance, pulled back the goal through Caleb Bimenyimana in the 25th minute before Ikouwen Utin shot Enyimba ahead again in the 29th minute for Enyimba to have a 2-1 lead into the second half.Sunday Adetunji consolidated the lead three minutes into the second half while on the dot of the hour, Joseph Osadiaye put the game beyond the Rwandans. Ten minutes to the end of regulation time, Isiaka Oladuntoye put in the fifth goal.Enyimba came out firing following the break and doubled their advantage in the 48th minute as Dimgba set up Sunday Adetunji for an easy finish following a devastating move.The game was put beyond the reach of the visitors when Joseph Osadiaye free kick was deflected in for the Enyimba’s fourth of the game.Central defender Isiaka Oladuntoye wrapped up a memorable night for former African champions with a fifth goal before regulation time as Enyimba set up a semi final clash against Raja Casablanca of Morocco who secured a 3-1 aggregate win over over CARA of Congo Brazzaville. The Moroccan side had won the first leg 2-1 away and secured another slim lone goal win late yesterday to reach last four of the second tier continental club cup competition.Meanwhile, in a message to the Nigerian team yesterday, the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has urged Nigeria’s flagbearers, to have unwavering self-belief when they take on Raja Casablanca of Morocco in the semi finals.“I want to commend the players and members of the technical staff for their endeavour in this competition so far. I watched their match against CARA Brazzaville in the group phase and I know the players and technical crew have great ambition and can go all the way to the final and do Nigeria proud by winning the Cup.“Their next opponents, Raja Casablanca, are a tough act. But Enyimba have the players and the technical team to plot victory and all they require is strong self-belief to conquer the Moroccans. I appeal to all Nigerian ball fans and football stakeholders to give the club necessary support to make us smile, as the only Nigerian club left in continental club competition this year.“I want to specially praise the efforts of the chairman of the club, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, who is a ranking Member of the NFF Executive Committee. The man deserves honour as he has done so much for Nigerian Football. I recall he has been with the team for the past 20 years and led them to the two CAF Champions League titles they have won for Nigeria.”The Nigerians will host Raja Casablanca, first winners of the CAF Champions League title in 1999, in the first leg of their semi final fixture at the Enyimba International Stadium on Wednesday, 3rd October, with the return leg in Casablanca three weeks later. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Pinnick hails team, demands self-belief against RajaFemi Solaja with reportsNigeria’s lone survivor in continental club football, Enyimba FC lived up to their name and continental club reputation after a comprehensive 5-1 win over visiting Rayon Sports of Rwanda in the return leg match of CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals in Aba yesterday.After a goalless outing in the first leg, the Nigerian side shrugged of a jerky start to ultimately cruise into the semi final with 5-1 win over the two legs.
Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 Tennis makes an all too regular appearance in reports from ESSA. In fact, 31 of the 53 cases in the last report published by the international betting integrity body related to suspicious betting activity in the sport.At last week’s Betting on Sports conference, increasing the integrity of tennis and reducing instances of match fixing was discussed in great depth, with LeoVegas’ Head of Sports Andreas Bardun saying: “Those that match fix are the real enemies of the bookies. We don’t want to see it either.”Bardun added that the real challenge for bookmakers in tackling match fixing “has always been proving what is a fixed match.”Matt Fowler, Betting Integrity Officer at ESSA, revealed that he believes there is “a lot of uncertainty in tennis at the moment”. He went on to emphasise just how important it is for betting operators that any foul play is cleared from tennis, stating that “we have a significant stake in wanting a clean sport.”The panel were in unison in agreeing that is of the utmost importance that the punishments for match fixing and not cooperating with authorities remain strong enough to deter any potential future offenders. Phil Suddick, Integrity Manager at the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), commended the fact that he has recently seen “a number of successful hearings where a player was banned for life, or banned for ten years, which is essentially a ban for life.”The most recent punishment handed out by the TIU was to Romanian Marius Frosa, who was fined $1,000 and suspended for eight months for having three online betting accounts. Prior to his suspension, Frosa was just 21 years old and was ranked 2037 in singles tennis. StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020
Submit Kim Mouridsen: Combatting problem gambling with automated player profiling July 3, 2020 Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Related Articles Mindway AI, a Denmark-based software company which specialises in solutions for the identification of problem gambling behaviour among online bettors, has hired Rasmus Kjærgaard as its new CEO.As of 1 December, he has taken his seat at Mindway AI – a university spin-off by scientists from the Institute for clinical medicine at Aarhus University. It is part-owned by Better Collective, who this year acquired 19.99% of the company for a total price of DKK 4 million.Joining founders Svend Aage Kirk and Professor Kim Mouridsen, who will both continue to play a key role, he has been tasked with broadening the company’s software solutions and strengthening collaborations with operators on a global scale.Kjærgaard arrives from IT company Signaturgruppen A/S where he spent over four years as VP of Sales. During that time, the company was in the same growth phase that Mindway AI now is entering.“I’m very pleased to have joined the exciting journey Mindway AI is on,” he commented. “Responsible gambling is – for good reasons – a topic, which continues to be high on the agenda. “I believe we have innovative software solutions that truly can support the operators in their work to minimize problem gambling through early detection among their players. “With a great team behind me and strong partners, I am confident we can utilize our solid foundation and steer Mindway AI into an even brighter future.”Mindway AI is the company behind the Gamescanner, a software solution that detects at-risk and problem gamblers via an algorithm based on neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Another solution is the Gamification Self-Test, a simple game to uncover risk profiles which bypasses self-assessment bias. More recently, Mindway AI launched Gamechanger, a training tool that helps at-risk and problem gamblers take back control over their gambling by training to control their impulsivity.To catch up with this month’s Better Collective Spotlight article, click here.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The stern coach marched into the Lakers’ practice, preaching and teaching one thing that he believed would significantly alter their rebuilding fortunes.Defense. But none of that translated into results. The Lakers not only finished last season with a 21-61 record, their worst mark in the franchise’s 67-year-old history, but after envisioning his team could rank at least 15th in total defense, Byron Scott oversaw the Lakers finishing 29th out of 30 NBA teams in points allowed (105.3) and defensive field-goal percentage (46.6) and 26th in fast-break points allowed (15.1). “It’s contagious. People don’t understand that sometimes,” World Peace said. “It’s a part of the game that I’m not going to try to explain to nobody. I’m not going to explain the difference how something like that can make a difference.”The Lakers could have issues explaining how they could stop some of the NBA’s top scorers. They will face countless Western Conference opponents who can make 3-pointers (Golden State’s Stephen Curry), beat anyone in a race (Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook) or give anyone nightmares off pick-and-rolls (the Clippers’ Chris Paul). Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson stressed the need for the team to communicate and hustle back on defense quicker, two areas he largely attributed toward last season’s struggles. Yet, the normally confident Kobe Bryant suddenly sounded uncertain on the team’s defensive fortunes. “Honestly I don’t know,” Bryant said. “It remains to be seen. A lot of it is experience and timing, understanding offensive packages and what’s to come. But Roy covers up a lot of mistakes, too. You don’t want to try to overburden him too much. But he can bail us out if we need him.” Hibbert has bought into that idea. “He can trust I will help him on both ends of the court,” Hibbert said of Bryant. “We can help out Kobe so he can carry the offensive load.”The Lakers’ defensive performances have not been a good thing, though. They have ranked 23rd in points allowed (104) through three exhibitions.Scott has maintained he will keep his schemes similar, save for a few tweaks to accommodate the arrival of Hibbert and World Peace. But as Scott discovered last year, no amount of preparation can guarantee a turnaround. “They understand what we have to do,” Scott said. “But they seem to be a step or two slow in the process of doing it. We have three weeks to correct it.” “We will be a much better defensive team. Look, we can only drop one more (spot),” Scott joked. “We can’t get much lower than where we were last year, so I think we’re going to definitely improve.”Last season’s Lakers team missed an NBA record 339 games because of injuries. The team also featured an unproven roster that lacked any players with defensive credentials.This year, the Lakers acquired 7-foot-2, 270-pound center Roy Hibbert from Indiana. Hibbert is a two-time All-Star and former member of the NBA’s All-Defensive second team. “We can be top five in defensive efficiency,” Hibbert said. “But it’s going to take hard work, commitment and sacrifice.” The Lakers also signed Metta World Peace, was the league’s Defensive Player of the year over a decade ago, to a non-guaranteed contract. In their preseason loss to Utah on Tuesday, the Lakers noted how World Peace’s defensive energy in the second quarter trimmed a 19-point deficit to one by halftime.
The video featured an initially bearded Thornton standing next to his daughter, Ayla. A few seconds in, she nods her head and it snaps to a now-beardless Thornton standing in the same place.*poof* pic.twitter.com/kQVdFwjnI2— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 2, 2020Thornton started growing out his facial hair during the 2015-16 season. His beard gained notoriety during the Sharks’ run to the Stanley Cup Final that year when St. Louis Blues forward David Backes grabbed it during a squabble. The beard was also damaged in early 2018 when Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs pulled out a tuft of it during a fight.Watch as Nazem Kadri rips off a full chunk of Jumbo’s beard during the first period fight. pic.twitter.com/sILBy9wekr— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) January 5, 2018While many people are choosing to grow out their facial hair during their coronavirus quarantine, it seems Thornton has opted for the opposite approach. Hopefully, hockey returns before his beard has grown back too much. There are a select few NHL players who you can pick out the moment they step on the ice. San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton is probably on top of that list, although that might not be the case anymore.The veteran center revealed in a video Saturday that he had shaved his iconic shaggy facial hair. It marks the first time he has been clean-shaven since the start of the 2018-19 season, when Sharks teammate Brent Burns did the honor of shaving Thornton’s beard for him.
FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Ashley Lewis and Northwestern State’s Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Lewis paced her Sam Houston State (6-8, 2-0 SLC) squad to a perfect outing on the road in its opening weekend of conference play. The junior collected 44 kills while averaging 4.89 kills per set, claiming double-double performances in a 3-1 victory over Northwestern State and a 3-2 win at Central Arkansas.Lohmiller anchored the Northwestern State (9-7, 1-1 SLC) defense in a pair of games last week, pushing the Lady Demons to a win over Houston Baptist. The senior produced back-to-back games with 20+ digs, concluding Northwestern State’s opening weekend of conference action with 49 digs.The awards are the first of the season for both Lewis and Lohmiller.Offensive Player of the Week: Ashley Lewis – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Houston, TexasLewis played a key role in the Bearkats’ success, marking SHSU’s third consecutive season beginning conference play at 2-0. The junior from Houston, Texas, averaged 4.89 kills per set and had double-doubles in each match, beginning with a career-high 23 kills and 16 digs in a four-set win at Northwestern State on Thursday. She followed that up with 21 more points and 14 digs, adding a pair of blocks and aces to her totals as the Kats outlasted Central Arkansas for their first win in the Prince Center since the 2012 season. Lewis currently ranks third in the Southland with 3.63 kills per set this season.Honorable Mention: Kennedy Shelstead, Abilene Christian; Lucie Porkona, New Orleans; Jodi Edo, Southeastern Louisiana; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austin.Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller led a strong defensive effort for the Lady Demons, boosting NSU to a 1-1 mark to begin the conference slate. The senior combined for 49 digs, averaging 6.1 digs per set and helped Northwestern State hold opponents to a .169 hitting percentage. Lohmiller tabbed a season-high 27 digs in the Lady Demons’ 3-1 victory against Houston Baptist Saturday afternoon.Honorable Mention: Sh’Diamond Holly, New Orleans; Addison Miller, Sam Houston State; Karlee Wilkerson, Southeastern Louisiana; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.