Bulldogs Middle School Basketball Against Wildcats

first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball team lost to Franklin County Monday night by a score of 43-25.The Wildcats went up early and Batesville was never able to recover.  The Bulldogs did show some heart and were able to outscore the wildcats in the 2-4th quarters, but the early deficit was too big to overcome.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Lyle Oesterling with 8 who was followed by Willy Sherwood, Grant Peters and Cole Pride with 4 each.The 7th grade Bulldogs are 0-4 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The 8th Grade Bulldogs lost a tough game in overtime last night to Franklin County 52-45.The Dogs were led in scoring by Cole Werner with 10. Ian powers added 8, followed by Eli Pierson and Zach Wade with 7. Ean Loichinger and Travis Lecher both had 5 , with Hunter Laudick and Cooper Wilhelm rounding out the scoring with 1 apiece.The Bulldogs will look to get back on track next Monday at Connersville. GO DOGS!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pride.last_img read more

AgiproNews’ Italian View: ISS study outlines complex make-up of Italian problem gambling

first_img Related Articles Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Submit CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Published this October, the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) study on Italian gambling has shed significant light on the realities of tackling problem gambling within Italy.Undertaking Italy’s first ‘epidemiological study’ on problem gambling trends, effects and triggers, the ISS surveyed 12,000 adults, representing the nation’s most comprehensive research on gambling trends to date.Presented to the Italian Parliament last week, the study outlines that circa 18 million Italians (1-in-3) gambled at least once in the past year.Within the findings, its is speculated that 13 million Italians are reported to be ‘recreational players’, whilst the ISS believes that at present 2 million Italians maintain a ‘low-risk gambling profile’.Nevertheless, the ISS research outlines that at present 1.5 million Italians (3% of the population) can be classified as ‘problem players’.At a consumer level, Italian gambling continues to be a land-based trend, with Scratch cards (26.2%), Lotto (12.8%), SuperEnalotto (10.9%), and slot machines (7.4%) leading engagements.In its study, the ISS reveals that 94% of Italian gambling consumers prefer to wager via land-based/physical premises such as tobacconists, bars, arcades and betting shops, whilst online gambling is still considered a niche vertical.Amongst the problem players, the age group of between 50 and 64 have the highest representation (35.5%), a glaring concern as Italy maintains Europe’s largest elderly population (23%).Italy’s problem gambling behaviour is mainly associated with the use of slots (51.9%), VLTs (33.6%) and virtual bets (11.7%).Further problem gambling concerns, see the ISS report indicate that minors appear to be engaging more with gambling products – Scratch cards (21.1%), sports betting (17.1%), virtual games (8.1%) and slots (6.8%), raising concerns with regards to age verification and monitoring standards.According to the research undertaken on a 15,600 student sample aged between 14 to 17, almost 700,000 underage students have engaged in wagering at least once in the past year, with the ISS detailing that almost 70,000 minors are said to be problem gamblers. At first glance, the ISS research could be used to back the Lega-5Star coalition government’s tougher anti-gambling stance. However, in its report, the health institute categorically emphasized that an advertising/marketing ban would have little to no impact on Italian gambling trends.‘Only 19.3% of the players who watched the gaming advertisement chose to play after viewing it, while 80.7% claim they were not conditioned.’Following the publication of the ISS study, Moreno Marasco President of Italian online gambling trade body ‘LOGiCO’, stated that the research highlighted the vast difference in safer-gambling controls between digital incumbents and their land-based counterparts.“The evidence and statistics, confirms what LOGiCO has maintained for some time, online gambling verticals offer better procedures for identifying problem gamblers and limiting services to vulnerable consumers.”__________________Content provided by AgiproNews Italia StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt among Dodgers’ free agents

first_imgHoneycutt has been the Dodgers’ pitching coach since 2006, serving on the staffs of four managers – Grady Little, Joe Torre, Don Mattingly and Dave Roberts. In that time, the Dodgers’ pitching staff has the lowest cumulative ERA in the majors and has set numerous franchise records. With Dave Righetti out as pitching coach in San Francisco following the 2017 season, only two pitching coaches have been in their positions longer than Honeycutt – Don Cooper of the White Sox (16 seasons) and Darren Balsley in San Diego (15).Two years ago, Honeycutt declined an opportunity to move to the Miami Marlins’ staff when Mattingly became manager there. Instead, Honeycutt was signed to a new two-year deal by the Dodgers, agreeing to the contract even before the team had chosen Roberts as manager. Honeycutt and bullpen catcher Rob Flippo were the only members of Mattingly’s staff retained.Honeycutt said he has no real interest in changing teams now either, saying he would “have to be at a different time frame of my career to do that.”At age 63, Honeycutt is at least seven years older than anyone else on Roberts’ staff (bench coach Bob Geren is 56). Most of the staff, like the manager himself, are at least 18 years younger than Honeycutt.“They basically gave me the opportunity to stay for two years and see if they’d like me to stay in the organization,” Honeycutt said. “At the time, we probably felt that would be good enough. “Having gotten to know Doc and the coaching staff, I’m very happy I stayed here.”It is possible that Honeycutt could be offered a different role in the organization if he is not retained as pitching coach. But he did not indicate a desire to retire.“I still love what I do. I love the challenge of it, working with all the guys,” Honeycutt said.Earlier this week, GM Farhan Zaidi declined to comment on Honeycutt’s status. LOS ANGELES — The morning after one of the most memorable World Series in history baseball’s offseason officially began with 149 players declared free agents.Included in that group are six Dodgers – Game 7 starter Yu Darvish, relievers Brandon Morrow and Tony Watson, outfielders Franklin Gutierrez and Curtis Granderson and second baseman Chase Utley. In addition, the Dodgers have club options on outfielder Andre Ethier (a $2.5 million buyout or $17.5 million salary in 2018) and infielder Logan Forsythe (a $1 million buyout or $9 million salary). In Ethier’s case, the Dodgers are certain to buy out the option though he could be re-signed at a lower salary. Forsythe’s option will likely be picked up.But the Dodgers’ most important free agent might not be one of those six. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt’s contract also expired with the end of the World Series, and his future with the Dodgers is unclear.“We just left it that we’ll talk in the next couple days,” Honeycutt said following the Dodgers’ Game 7 loss Wednesday night.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Fuel prices pushed by weaker rand

first_img3 October 2011The retail price of petrol will rise by between 36 and 37 cents a litre on Wednesday, the Department of Energy said on Friday.A litre of 95 ULP (unleaded) petrol in Gauteng would now cost R10.54.The retail price of petrol 93 ULP and LRP (lead replacement petrol) would increase by 37 cents a litre.Petrol 95 ULP and LRP would rise by 36 cents a litre.The price of diesel with a 0.05 percent sulphur content would increase by 35 cents a litre. That of diesel with a 0.005 percent sulphur content would climb by 37 cents a litre.The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would increase by 30 cents a litre.The single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin would go up by 40 cents a litre.Despite the lower average international oil price over the review period, a deteriorating rand/ dollar exchange rate meant prices would be increased, the department said.Sapalast_img read more

Montez Sweat, DK Metcalf among big winners at NFL scouting combine

first_imgLATEST STORIES The two pro prospects from rival colleges in Mississippi left the NFL’s annual scouting combine as the two biggest winners of the weeklong event. They were impressive.Following Metcalf’s performance in the 40-yard dash, the New York Jets’ official Twitter account posted: “4.33? At that size?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe comment could tip off the Jets’ plans for the No. 3 pick in April’s NFL draft, considering quarterback Sam Darnold will be entering his second season in the league this fall.And who could blame them for taking Metcalf, who possesses rare athleticism for a receiver that measures in at 6-foot-3 3/8, 238 pounds and has 1.6 percent body fat. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash The only question might be his strength. He did 21 reps on the bench press, 12th at his position.But the NFL’s official Twitter account was impressed with what it saw.“Something special out of Starkville,” Sunday’s post read.Now team officials will spend the next six-plus weeks picking apart game film and combine performances, attending pro day, doing additional background and medical checks while bringing in players for formal interviews before making draft-weekend decisions.LOOKING GOODThe offensive and defensive linemen are supposed to be the strength of this draft. The combine proved it.Defensive end Nick Bosa and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams of Alabama put themselves in the conversation to be the top overall pick with strong showings. Bosa completed the 40 in 4.79 seconds and did 29 reps on the bench press. Williams, at 303 pounds, ran the 40 in 4.83 seconds.Michigan’s dynamic duo of defensive end Rashan Gary and linebacker Devin Bush also helped themselves with strong showings Sunday. Gary ran a 4.58 in the 40 — No. 1 among defensive linemen — while Bush posted a 4.43.Center Garrett Bradbury of North Carolina State and offensive tackle Andre Dillard of Washington State had the best performances Friday, the first full day of workouts in Indy. Both helped themselves with good performances in the 40 and demonstrated their agility with solid times in the three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. Bradbury also had 34 reps on the bench press, second among offensive linemen.Safety Zedrick Woods of Mississippi posted a 4.29-second 40 on Monday, fastest time all week. Cornerback Jamel Dean of Auburn ran a 4.30-second 40 on Monday, the second-fastest time of the week. ‘Hungry’ Joshua Pacio out to redeem self in title rematch vs Yosuke Saruta Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mississippi wide receiver D.K. Metcalf runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Receiver D.K. Metcalf showed off his muscle-man physique — and his speed — in Indianapolis.Defensive end Montez Sweat proved big men can run fast, too.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. THE LOSERSAt least four players couldn’t finish their workouts because of injuries, including potential first-round pick Jachai Polite from Florida.The outside linebacker came to Indy with high expectations but ran the 40-yard dash in 4.84 seconds, slower than inside linebacker Manti Te’o in 2013, whose 4.82-second run helped him slide into the second round. Polite stopped after hurting his hamstring and will have to try and rebuild his stock before the draft.Highly rated defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence of Clemson didn’t finish because of a minor thigh injury in his left leg, and his college teammate, linebacker Tre Lamar, hurt his right shoulder on the bench press.Top cornerback Greedy Williams of LSU did not compete after suffering cramps Monday.But the most serious injury may have come Sunday when Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield suffered a torn pectoral muscle, NFL Network reported. Sheffield did not work out Monday.And scouts may be hard-pressed to find breakaway runners in this draft class. Though Josh Jacobs of Alabama did not run Friday, the fastest back in the group was Justice Hill of Oklahoma at 4.40. Ryquell Armstead of Temple was second at 4.45.CAUTIOUS TIGERQuestions about Lawrence’s suspension for using a banned substance, which kept him out of the College Football Playoff, continued in Indianapolis. And Lawrence acknowledges the surprise results of his previous test have made him wary.“Every time I take a drug test it’s going to be skeptical because that was just something that I know I didn’t do and something to pop up like that just really unfortunate,” he said. “Every time I pee in a cup now I’m just thinking, ‘OK, let me pray because it’s just something stupid like that can happen.’ ” Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting His performance was even better. After wowing scouts by doing 27 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds, he posted a vertical jump of 40 1/2 inches, a broad jump of 11 feet, 2 inches, and the 40-yard dash time — all top-five performances among the receivers.What made it even more impressive for the son of former NFL offensive lineman Terrence Metcalf was that he did all of it after having season-ending neck surgery last fall.“I’m not supposed to be here right now,” the former Ole Miss star told NFL Network following his workout.Meanwhile, Sweat, the former Mississippi State defensive lineman, made his workout look like it was, well, no sweat.The 6-foot-6, 260-pound Sweat was clocked at 4.41 seconds in the 40, the top speed by a defensive lineman since at least 2003 and faster times than those posted at the combine by Amari Cooper, Julio Jones or Odell Beckham Jr. Sweat also finished fourth among edge players in the broad jump (11 feet, 2inches) and three-cone drill (7 seconds flat) and was sixth in the vertical jump (36 inches).ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more

Solskjaer leads United to another late CL win as PSG falters

first_imgUnited was handed an immediate lifeline when PSG gifted United striker Romelu Lukaku a second-minute opening goal. The burly Belgium striker intercepted a back pass from Thilo Kehrer, rounded Buffon and slid the ball in from a tight angle.Left back Juan Bernat equalized for PSG in the 12th, turning in a cross at the back post after Kylian Mbappe got behind United’s static defense.Then, the hugely experienced Buffon spilled a low shot from Rashford and Lukaku turned in the rebound.“We agreed that when Marcus steps out on the press that I would follow,” Lukaku said. “I told him every time he shoots I’ll follow the ball.”Sensing Buffon’s uncertainty, Rashford fired another shot just wide as United finished the first half strongly.PSG’s defense was having another one of its bad nights, a recurring theme during the knockout stages of a competition it has never won.Therefore PSG played tentatively during the second half, knowing United needed only one goal to qualify on the away goals rule.PSG winger Angel Di Maria scored with a delightful clip over the advancing De Gea after being put though by Mbappe’s clever flick in the 56th. But it was ruled out for offside.Mbappe remained PSG’s biggest threat, and his pace took him clear through on goal with six minutes left only for the France star to stumble and for Bernat to smack the loose ball against the post. MOST READ Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solskjaer, who scored an injury-time winner in the final to cap a late comeback for United in 1999, oversaw more late drama 20 years later. It was the first time in Champions League history that a team lost the first leg at home by a two-goal margin and still went through.United has yet to confirm whether Solskjaer will get the job on a full-time basis, despite the former Norway striker having completely transformed the side after replacing Jose Mourinho. This win, though, will have strengthened his chances considerably — although Solskjaer isn’t taking anything for granted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s been a fantastic time with the players and the staff I’ve got,” Solskjaer said. “I’m going to enjoy my job as long as I’ve got it. … I’m going to smile.”For PSG, there was only reason for despair. The big-spending French club once again fell apart in a favorable position, two years after also making history in the last 16 by throwing away a 4-0 lead against Barcelona and losing 6-1 in the return leg. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Coach Thomas Tuchel, hired after predecessor Unai Emery went out in the last 16 two years running, clung hopefully to the idea his side played better over the two legs in what he describe as a “crazy” match.“It’s very hard to lose and very hard to accept,” he said. “We didn’t deserve to go out after 180 minutes.”Referee Damir Skomina awarded United’s penalty after a lengthy video review that showed defender Presnel Kimpembe jumping up to block Diogo Dalot’s shot with his elbow.Rashford kept his nerve for the spot kick, blasting the ball past Gianluigi Buffon to send the United fans to his left into raptures.“The kid is fearless. He’s got no doubt. Slotted it in. Brilliant,” Solskjaer said. “I hope (the penalty) was the right decision.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed ManU’s Marcus Rashford, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goalduring the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, March. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS, France—Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed he’s still a specialist in delivering last-minute victories for Manchester United in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain, though, remains a specialist in failure on Europe’s biggest stage.Marcus Rashford’s injury-time penalty sent Solskjaer’s revitalized side through to the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, securing a 3-1 win at PSG to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES Tuchel refused to blame VAR.“I’m a big supporter of VAR and I stay a big supporter. With the hand it’s a super difficult thing because there are too many points: do we punish it or not punish it?” he said. “I think it’s a 50-50 decision, it’s difficult. There are reasons why you can give this penalty.”Neymar, who is recovering from injury and watched on in horror from the sideline as the penalty was taken, disagreed. He blasted the officials angrily on his Instagram account.“This is a disgrace!” he wrote. “And they put four guys that do not understand football to watch it in slow motion.”Neymar also aimed an expletive at the officials.United’s players were far happier after a ninth straight away win.As they sprinted to celebrate with their fans at the final whistle, Kimpembe lay flat on the ground for several moments as a stunned Parc des Princes crowd looked on in disbelief.VAR played a key part in the night’s other match, too. Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma, overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg. He converted the spot kick after Alessandro Florenzi had been penalized following a review.United were only given a slim chance going into the game, with Solskjaer’s task made even harder by the fact that 10 of his players were either injured or suspended. That included midfielder Paul Pogba, who was sent off at Old Trafford.“Everything seemed to be against us, but we’re used to that,” Rashford said. “We showed what we’re about today and got the result we needed.” View comments Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

10 months agoAdama Traore tells Wolves fans: I can go quicker

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Adama Traore tells Wolves fans: I can go quickerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Adama Traore insists fans are yet to see him in top gear.Adama is so fast that Olympic sprinting champion Darren Campbell – a consultant during Traore’s spell at Middlesbrough – once advised him to slow down, and who is now regularly clocked at 22mph at Wolves. “I’ve always been quick, ever since I was little,” Traore says, having just scorched the earth at Wolves’ Compton training ground. “People are thinking I am running so fast on the pitch, but I think it’s slow. I am deliberately holding back and I could be even quicker.”At Middlesbrough, Darren told me that I didn’t need to run at 100 per cent as I didn’t realise how fast I was. I can beat players at 70 per cent and this will then give me time to think about what to do next.”I want to get people on the edge of their seats, get past players, try to show my skills and pace.” last_img read more

Uzo Aduba Supports Planned Parenthood With New TShirt

first_imgUzo Aduba has teamed-up with Omaze to show her support for Planned Parenthood by repping a “United We Plan” tee.Uzo Aduba TeeAnyone can join her by purchasing a shirt of their own for only $25 at [“Omaze.com/plan “:https://www.omaze.com/made/united-we-plan] with proceeds supporting Planned Parenthood in their mission to provide quality healthcare to all women.last_img

They just ripped them out of  my hands A mother shares her

first_imgInFocusOn the second edition of a three-part series about child and family services (CFS) on InFocus, Host Melissa Ridgen talks with parents who found themselves targets of CFS agencies and how they beat. or continue to fight they system.Stacy Owl lost her five children two years ago on the word of a tipster whom she had never met.A woman had called CFS accusing Owl of being a “crackhead” and running a meth lab.Owl and her family were moving from Alberta to Ontario and stopped a in a motel near the First Nation where Owl grew up.Police and CFS workers swooped in the next day and seized the kids on the basis of what the tipster told authorities back in Alberta.So began her family’s nightmare“They just ripped them out of my hands,” Owl said. “So I’m crying and they’re telling me it’s because I’m withdrawing from drugs.“You’re ripping my babies out of my arms and telling me nothing.”Owl immediately went to a hospital for drug tests which the agency brushed off and said they’d do their own in due time.For three months her kids were in care while she had to prove she doesn’t use crack and doesn’t have a meth lab.“All this time, they’re drilling me about their personal baby stories, making a file for all of them.” Owl said. “I asked them why are they asking all these personal questions when those are my memories and my babies’ memories to keep, not for anybody else to share. They said, ‘oh just in case they get adopted out.’“I asked why are you adopting my kids?”When she finally got them back after the allegations were deemed baseless, the agency gave her $1,500 in gift cards.She said she felt it was hush money to leave and tell no one about the ordeal.She asked for records of the file and has been denied.APTN Investigates reporter Kevin Nepitabo dug into the apprehension rates in Saskatchewan.70 per cent of kids apprehended in that province are identified as Indigenous.Nepitabo wanted to find out how this affects the children and the parents, and why indigenous families are most targeted by the CFS industry..“I new the basics of CFS,” Nepitabo said. “I knew children were being apprehended by CFS but I didn’t know the horror stories behind it. Like going out there and hearing parents talk about their children being apprehended, that was very hard to do.You don’t realize how much emotional impact is has on the parents and especially the child. It was very hard to hear this stuff, and I still think about it.“There is a lot of work that needs to be done in fixing it,” he said. “From all the stories I heard it seems like its a broken system. One example would be, there was a 22 month old boy who passed away in care. When CFS went to inform his mother of the boy’s death, of course she would be hysterical. And I guess she broke down, fell on the ground crying and they told her to get up or they are going to have to call the police.“So this is how people are being treated in the system.”You can watch Kevin Nepitabo’s investigates story Apprehended, on Friday Feb. 1, on APTN.Here’s a link to a preview: Apprehendedlast_img read more