De Lima wants to regulate gadget use among students

first_imgStudents using a cell phone for text messaging, Quezon City, Philippines.Bullit Marquez/AP “These guidelines shall likewise establishthe procedure to be observed in cases of abuse of mobile devices and electronicgadgets in the commission of other student misconducts such as cheating andbullying, as well as promote the responsible use of mobile devices andelectronic gadgets,” De Lima said./PN “Regulating the use of mobilephones and other electronic gadgets in schools is one of the immediatesolutions that the government can take to improve the learning conditions forour students and help them towards better performance in our schools,” shesaid. De Lima said she filed Senate Bill No.1271, which aims to improve the academic performance and achieve academicexcellence of the students. “Making life easier and more efficientare just some of the benefits brought about by the advancement of technology.However, excessive use of mobile devices can also lead to an array of negativeeffects and hazards,” she added. Under De Lima’s SB No. 1271, theDepartment of Education is mandated to promulgate clear-cut guidelinesregulating the use of mobile devices and other electronic gadgets in theschools. According to the Programme forInternational Student Assessment (PISA), the Philippines ranked last among 79countries in reading comprehension among 15-year-old students, with the countryending up below ranks 70 in mathematics and science.center_img Even if mobile phones and otherelectronic devices were useful in bringing higher quality teaching andlearning, De Lima said that there is a need to balance student performance withintegrating mobile devices in educational system. “Other noted adverse effectsinclude psychological and physiological complications, and mental healthissues, which interfere with education, diminish academic performance, andcontribute to increase in teenage anxiety, depression and suicide,” De Limasaid. “It is the duty of the State to providestudents with a more focused, positive and supportive learning environment thatis free from any distractions that prevent them from performing poorly inschool,” De Lima said. De Lima also noted that a study whichfound out that unrestrained use of mobile phones poses risks to students,leading them to fare poorly in elementary and junior high school primarily dueto lack of sleep that affects their concentration and retention. MANILA –Sen. Leila de Lima is pushing ameasure that would regulate the use of mobile phones and other electronicgadgets among students in private and public schools.last_img read more

BACIWA: 3-day water service interruption to hit Bacolod

first_img “Due to shutdown of the bulk water, only the pumping stations of BACIWA will supply the water for three days and low water pressure is expected,” Gemora pointed out. BACOLOD City – Several areas in this city will experience water service interruptions starting today, June 23 until June 26 due to emergency leak repair activity. She explained that about 15 percent of its daily water supply – from 80 million liters a day – will be lost due to the three-day shutdown. * Portions of Mandalagan, Taculing and Banago * Downtown area * Barangays within Rizal and Lopez Jaena streets Gemora disclosed that some areas of this city may likely experience no water supply at all. BACIWA assistant general manager for operations Jenelyn Gemora said the low water pressure was caused by an emergency shutdown of the Bacolod Bulk Water Inc.’s (BBWI) water treatment plant to repair a major leak in the intake line and to install additional treatment equipment.  * Barangays Estefania, Villamonte and Montevista * Burgos Granada Road In its advisory, the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) said water service interruptions will affect the following areas: The BBWI has a contract with BACIWA to supply bulk water for 25 years in the amount of P1.1 billion for Injection Points No. 1 and 2 in barangays of Granada and Mansilingan respectively. However, the Injection Point No. 2 has yet to operate./PNlast_img read more

Smiley’s adds Sprint Cars to post-season IMCA program

first_imgMESQUITE, Texas – Drivers in a sixth sanctioned division receive awards this season, with the addition of Sprint Cars to the Smiley’s Racing Products program with IMCA.The high-performance parts manu­facturer and distributor gives $50 gift cards to top 10 finishers in national point standings for IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Gift cards of the same value, also redeemable at Smiley’s Mesquite, Texas, location go to top 10 drivers in the Razor Chassis South Central Region for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, the EngineQuest Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and the Charger Chassis Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. “Smiley’s Racing Products is a natural partner with the Sprint Car division and by adding their support it strengthens their presence outside of Texas with our Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Smiley’s has been a great partner over the years and we appreciate owner Tom Lorenz and his entire staff for their continued support.”Also home to Hoosier Tire Southwest, Smiley’s Racing Products returns to national decal programs for both Northern and Southern SportMods and drivers in both divisions are required to display two Smiley’s decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. The 2015 season is Smiley’s Racing Products’ 11th as an IMCA marketing partner.Information about Smiley’s products is available by calling 972 289-7223, on Facebook and at the company website.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through March 29

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 781; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 3. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 475; 4. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 473; 5. Kelsie Foley, Tuc­son, Ariz., 439; 6. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 411; 7. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa, 404; 8. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 386; 9. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 382; 10. Brent Schlafmann, Bis­marck, N.D., 338; 11. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas, 336; 12. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 333; 13. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 331; 14. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, 316; 15. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 313; 16. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., 311; 17. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 302; 18. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 301; 19. Garth Dushanek, Avondale, Ariz., 295; 20. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 288.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars ­– 1. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 112; 2. Austin Mundie, Carroll­ton, Texas, 88; 3. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, 79; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 78; 5. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 76; 6. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, 71; 7. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, and Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, both 70; 9. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, both 69; 11. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., and Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., both 67; 13. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Mike Gabriel, Winnie, Texas, both 66; 15. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 65; 16. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 63; 17. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 61; 18. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 59; 19. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 57; 20. Dillon Laden, Blanchard, Okla., 54.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 501; 2. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 428; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 401; 4. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 383; 5. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, and Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, both 312; 7. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 300; 8. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 284; 9. Duain Pritchett, Combine, Texas, and Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, both 264; 11. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 254; 12. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 246; 13. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 245; 14. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 242; 15. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 238; 16. Charles Co­sper, Belton, Texas, 222; 17. Mike Childs, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 216; 18. Justin Wierenga, Killeen, Texas, 215; 19. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 214; 20. Vance Honea, Phoenix, Ariz., 211.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 284; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 272; 3. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 250; 4. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 232; 5. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 196; 6. Joseph Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., and Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., both 182; 8. Lenna Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 164; 9. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 158; 10. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 147; 11. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 145; 12. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., 130; 13. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 128; 14. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 113; 15. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., Leonard L. Manos, Yuma, Ariz., and Michael Whissen, Yuma, Ariz., each 107; 18. Jason T. Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 19. David Irvin, Clarkdale, Ariz., 99; 20. Taylor Huss, Fairbury, Neb., 79.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 452; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 414; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 376; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lo­rena, Texas, 314; 5. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 304; 6. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 261; 7. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, and Kyle Wilkins, It­aly, Texas, each 241; 10. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 237; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 227; 12. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 219; 13. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 217; 14. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 211; 15. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 193; 16. Gerald Hender­son, Georgetown, Texas, 188; 17. Steve Hayes, Eastland, Texas, 181; 18. Brock Shirley, Spring­town, Texas, 173; 19. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 169; 20. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 159.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 680; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 636; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 494; 4. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 458; 5. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 421; 6. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 384; 7. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 335; 8. Sean Isaacks, Tucson, Ariz., 317; 9. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 299; 10. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, and Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., both 292; 12. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 280; 13. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 267; 14. Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., 252; 15. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 243; 16. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 228; 17. Brady Bjella, Willis­ton, N.D., 213; 18. Charles Hunt, Yuma, Ariz., 211; 19. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 209; 20. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 207.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 318; 2. Howard Watson, Weather­ford, Texas, 309; 3. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 257; 4. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 184; 5. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 182; 6. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 181; 7. James T. Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 162; 8. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 140; 9. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 138; 10. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 131; 11. Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, 101; 12. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, and Billy Ayres Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., both 99; 14. Charles Burrows, Azle, Texas, 98; 15. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 96; 16. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 94; 17. Jeff Toler, Mineral Wells, Texas, 76; 18. Phalan Bukowski, Mineral Wells, Texas, 68; 19. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 40; 20. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 39.last_img read more

Hammers swoop for Song

first_img Song revealed it was a conversation with Hammers boss Sam Allardyce that led to his decision to move to east London and he is targeting European qualification. “When I spoke to the manager, he gave me very good advice,” he told “I had a very good chat with him and that’s why I am coming here. We have to do better than last season. I think the club has very good ambition and I hope we can maybe catch the European positions, because that would be very good for the club. “West Ham is looking to be a very, very big club in the future. The club has a great project and it is a very big project with very big ambition. “I think it’s great for the fans that the club wants to be one of the biggest in England. That’s why I chose to come here. I always said that if I was to leave (Barcelona) one day I would return to the Premier League. “It was a very hard decision when you have options of a lot of clubs who are playing in the Champions League, but at the end of the day I chose West Ham because I wanted to come to the Premier League.” Song, who won one Primera Division title during his spell in Spain, is likely to be West Ham’s final summer signing – taking the total of new recruits to eight. Carl Jenkinson has also joined on loan while Aaron Cresswell, Cheikhou Kouyate, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Diego Poyet and Mauro Zarate have been signed on permanent deals. West Ham have announced the signing of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on a season-long loan. Press Association The 26-year-old Cameroon international struggled to hold down a regular place at the Nou Camp following a move from Arsenal in 2012 and returns to the Barclays Premier League with the Hammers – who paraded their new addition to fans ahead of the clash with Southampton. Clubs throughout Europe were put on alert when it emerged Song would be allowed to leave Barcelona – with West Ham having won the race to take him to Upton Park on a temporary basis despite reported interest from the likes of Napoli and Galatasaray. Allardyce said he hoped to complete one more deal before Monday’s transfer deadline and, with the acquisition of Song, it would be seen as a surprise if any other new faces came in. Song was sent off in Cameroon’s 4-0 World Cup defeat to Croatia in his last competitive game and could make his debut in the Premier League trip to Hull after the international break, following in the footsteps of his cousin Rigobert Song, who turned out for the Hammers between 2000 and 2002. Although Allardyce also insisted he did not foresee anyone leaving, bringing in Song leaves doubts over the future of Mohamed Diame – who has been heavily linked with a move to QPR. last_img read more

QC finish 10th, Business School 15th in Sir Garfield Sobers Cricket

first_imgA TOUGH final week of battle for Queen’s College and a win by Business School in their last match propelled the Guyanese schools to 10th and 15th positions respectively, when their campaign in the 2019 Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket competition concluded on Friday in Barbados. Queen’s College, who looked solid after week one, with two wins and two no-results, lost four consecutive clashes, while Business School won two games in their second week after failing to register a win in week one.CREDITABLE PERFORMANCEQC coach Mark Harper was satisfied with his team’s performance.The former national cricketer/coach said that despite the lack of turf preparation (due to rain), the boys were competitive in most of their games.“I think it was a creditable performance. They showed a lot of improvement from last year.”According to the experienced coach, although the team should have won at least two more games in the tournament, the side stepped up.“I think QC need to build on this performance. With a bit more development and exposure, I think the team can become much better.”SENSATIONAL ROSSGary Ross spun his way to 6-24 for Queen’s College in their last game.In their final game, a battle for ninth position in the 17-team event, QC went down by three wickets to 360 Cricket Academy.QC batted first and tallied 140-9 from their allotted 40 overs. Vickash Jaikaran led the attack with 37, while skipper Navindra Persaud added 22 and Idris Allen 17 not out.In reply, left-arm orthodox bowler Gary Ross brought the Guyanese school back into the game after spinning his way to 6-24, but Cricket Academy were able to reach the required target in 38.1 overs.Meanwhile the Business School ended on a high after they defeated Queen’s Park Club (T&T) by 17 runs in a low-scoring clash.Business School batted first and reached 84 before they were bowled out in 26 overs.Only Ushardeva Balgobin (17) and Tathesh Shivrattan (10) reached double figures.In reply, Stephan Wilson finished with 4-20 while fellow spinner Shivrattan took 3-24 to bowl out the Trinidadian side for 67 in 28.5 overs.last_img read more

Team Kalotari Whitewash Team VGC Lions in Port Harcourt

first_imgIn Ibadan, Abuja-based Team Civil Defence still hurting from their close 3-4 loss at home to Team Muller, were ruthless against the rookie Team Oluyole despite the fact that their lead player Abdulmumuni Babalola is a ‘Home Boy’.Babalola recused himself from the singles but former national champion Clifford Enosoregbe, Nonso Madueke, Chima Michael and, Nigeria’s women’s No.1, Christie Agugbom combined to inflict maximum damage on the home team which lost 0-7.At the Lagos tie, Team Muller surprisingly lost two matches to Team Optiweb of Ilorin.Uche Oparaoji upset Emmanuel Idoko in the reverse singles 2-6, 7-6, 10-8 and the pair of Henry John and Oluchi Ozurumba beat Mohammed Mohammed and Deborah Gbadamosi 4-6, 6-3, 11-9.Joseph Imeh and Ronke Akingbade, expectedly, won their singles matches while Imeh and Mohammed beat Henry John and Isaac Emeruwa in the men’s doubles.The NCC Tennis League which is offering a consolidated total prize money of N23 million continues this weekend with matches in Abuja, Kaduna and Ilorin.In Abuja, Team Ndoma-Egba will host Team Tech Vibe of Jos; Team Goshen of Ilorin will host Team CBN Futures of Lagos while defending champions, Team Offikwu will be at home to Team Yetade of Ado Ekiti in Kaduna.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Port Harcourt based Team Kalotari continued their clean sweep in the Blue Group of the ongoing 2017 NCC Tennis League with a 7-0 drubbing of Team VGC Lions of Lagos at the Port Harcourt Club over the weekend in a tie that witnessed several rain interruptions.Team Kalotari’s Christian Paul blazed the trail by beating Onyeka Mbanu 6-2, 3-2 (scratch) in the first men’s singles, Emmanuel Sunday overcame Martins Abamu 6-3, 7-6 in the second singles while Blessing Samuel stretched Kalotari’s lead to three by defeating Lovette Donatus 6-1, 6-2 in the women’s singles.The Abamu brothers combined to try to halt the rout but only came close in the mixed doubles where Martins Abamu and Donatus stretched Paul and Samuel but still lost 2-6, 6-3, 12-10.The brothers who had been beaten by Paul and Sunday in the reverse singles also lost the doubles to the combination of Ikechukwu Iloputa and Paul 6-2, 6-2.last_img read more

Syracuse post players hold Boston College bigs at bay, expose Eagles weakness down low

first_imgThe biggest man on the floor couldn’t hurt Syracuse. The most hulking figures on Boston College’s were belittled. They got little of the ball and did less with it when they did.The Eagles were always going to live and die by their backcourt, but SU made sure it was the latter. In the Orange’s (14-5, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) 69-61 win over BC (8-9, 0-5) on Tuesday night, Syracuse cut off any relief the visiting post players might provide, exposing a blatant weakness on almost every defensive possession.All 7 feet, 1 inch and 250 pounds of Dennis Clifford would enter the game for Boston College and nothing changed.“I didn’t even notice, to be honest,” SU point guard Kaleb Joseph said.For much of the game, the Eagles couldn’t set up the pass into the paint. The top of the zone was sealed shut by Joseph and Trevor Cooney. And after the first minute, Tyler Roberson joined Michael Gbinije in pressing up the back of the zone so high that BC had no passing lane to the corner.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere were Orange defenders glued to the hips of Eagles big men anyway. Rakeem Christmas physically dominated Clifford, Patrick Heckmann and Will Magarity — any of the forwards BC threw his way — on both ends of the floor.And when Christmas left the game with foul trouble, Chinonso Obokoh, who had only logged 43 career minutes prior to Tuesday, kept the Eagles frontcourt at bay as well.“They could’ve hurt us if they had an inside presence right there,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said.With 3:50 left in the first half, Obokoh stepped out from under the hoop, cutting off Dimitri Batten’s drive at the top of the lane. When the BC guard tried to pass to a forward underneath, Obokoh simply swatted the ball away, keying a Ron Patterson layup at the other end.Most of the time when it came to the post, though, the Eagles didn’t even bother.“They weren’t trying,” Boeheim said of preventing BC from targeting Obokoh. “They were playing a four-out, sometimes a five-out, we were just letting them shoot the 3.”Tuesday’s game was one that could’ve gone horribly wrong. It started with SU not defending corner 3s that the team saw coming days ago in practice. Seventeen minutes and the game’s final 1:51 was played without SU’s best player on the floor.Missed free throws, soft fouls and awkward turnovers followed, turning a matchup against a basic BC team into a scary setup for a bad SU loss.But inside, at least, there was nothing to be afraid of.Said Roberson: “I didn’t let them get in there the rest of the game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 20, 2015 at 11:52 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Spartans’ blitzkreigs too much for Badgers

first_imgBadgers’ forward Jared Berggren (40) had a tough night guarding and attacking the rim against the sizable Spartans. A night after nearly achieving a double-double against Indiana, Berggren shot 1-for-7 from the field, scored six points and corraled two rebounds. Michigan State consistently produced results down low, outscoring Wisconsin 22-6 in the paint.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS – It’s all about scoring runs in basketball.In the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament semifinals between Wisconsin and Michigan State, the teams traded runs twice, but the blitzes the Spartans put on produced more points and lasted longer than the Badgers. The result: a 65-52 defeat for the UW, its third loss to MSU this year.The Spartans went to defeat Ohio State in the championship game, 68-64. On Sunday, the NCAA announced the Badgers earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament and will play No. 13 Montana in Albuquerque, N.M. on Thursday. The winner of that game will face either Vanderbilt or Harvard.The Spartans went on to earn a No. 1 seed and will play Long Island University-Brooklyn on Friday.Against Michigan State, the Badgers started both halves hot but finished them cold, while the opposite was true for the Spartans. Wisconsin finished the day with a 34.7 shooting percentage as Michigan State hit half of its field goals and 66.7 percent of its 3-pointers.“Bizarre game, never felt comfortable and yet we played, obviously, well.” MSU head coach Tom Izzo said. “Probably 30-some minutes [were] some of the best basketball we played.”Badgers’ guard Jordan Taylor led all scorers with 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting, while forward Ryan Evans hit 7-of-15 buckets for 18 points and five rebounds. Guard Josh Gasser and forward Mike Bruesewitz, both of whom started Saturday, went scoreless.Draymond Green, Keith Appling and Austin Thornton paced the Spartans with 14, 13 and 12 points, respectively. Thornton sparked Michigan State by going 4-for-4 from three-point range – his only shots on the day – while Appling went 3-for-5 and hit all six free throws.Green had a rough outing in the first half, turning the ball over four times and was held scoreless until 16 and a half minutes into the game, but he turned it around in the second and hit 8 of 12 free throws on the day.The Badgers opened the game by scoring the game’s first nine points and hit nine of their first 15 shots in a run that gave UW a 20-9 lead after 10 minutes.But Wisconsin hit a wall after that. Thornton hit back-to-back threes to pull within five points and propel Michigan State onto a 26-5 scoring run to close out the half. The Spartans began penetrating inside, and the Badgers simply couldn’t stop MSU’s transition offense.“He did what a leader does,” Green said of Thornton. “One of us was down. Today everybody saw what he was capable of doing when I started off the game struggling very bad. He hit a few big threes and got us back in the game.”The Spartans outscored the Badgers in the paint, 14-2, and in transition, 9-2, in the first half. By game’s end, those numbers inflated to 22-6 and 12-9.Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s offense became stuck and went the final 10:13 of the half without a field last field goal.“They just outworked us [during] that time-span they took that lead,” Taylor said. “They were doing things we weren’t … and it just got away from us.”After the break, MSU widened the gap to 46-27 before UW snapped out of its scoring drought. Taylor and Evans put together three field goals before swingman Rob Wilson made a three-pointer to pull within 10.Wilson, a day after turning heads with 30 points versus Indiana, scored six points on 2 of 5 shooting with Michigan State defenders paying extra attention to him.Green then failed to hit two free throws on the other end, and when Wisconsin brought the ball back, Wilson earned a trip to the free throw line. After hitting his first, the senior guard bricked the second, but Bruesewitz was there to corral the rebound.He kicked out to Taylor on the wing, and the senior sunk it to narrow things down to six points.But the Badgers couldn’t sustain its 13-0 run after that and, again, hit another wall. Momentum swung back in favor of the Spartans, who went on to score 11 consecutive points.With the score reading 57-40 with just over four-and-a-half minutes remaining, the pendulum never swung back.“It was a hard fought game yesterday, a hard fought game today,” Ryan said. “That 13-zip run in the second half showed me something about our guys. … I just didn’t know what we had left. Michigan State obviously had more.”last_img read more

Codeta moves to the ‘next level’ completing €2.3 million funding round

first_img Edward IhreUpdating the market, Live Casino focused operator Codeta ( has confirmed that it has secured its second major round of venture funding, gaining an investment of €2.3 million (£2 million).Codeta management informs that the funding capital will be used to strengthen its internal resources and roll-out new marketing campaigns within key operational markets.The company detailed that half of the capital raised was contributed by Nasdaq Stockholm firm Trention AB, with Codeta gaining additional venture support from a number of high-profile investors.Completing the funding round Codeta CEO Edward Ihre, said: “We are delighted to have closed our second major funding round in under a year. It proves investor appetite remains high when it comes to the online casino sector, and that Codeta is an attractive proposition.“In a short space of time we have carved out a name for ourselves as the go-to live table games operator in key European markets, and this injection of cash will allow us to take our product and brand to the next level.”As an investor in Codeta entreprise William Heigard, CEO of Trention, said: “I am really excited by the opportunity to invest in Codeta and the team behind the brand. The live casino sector is very exciting, driven by creative and innovative operators such as Codeta.“Codeta has already found success in the market, but remains very ambitious in terms of the product and experience it offers players and the regions in which it operates, and I am delighted to be a part of its future.” StumbleUpon Share Submit Share Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Related Articles Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020last_img read more