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Britain to address air passenger duty next week

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 24 Views   no discussionscenter_img by Global News StaffLONDON, England — The British government is expected to make a parliamentary statement next week on its controversial air passenger duty (APD) that Caribbean countries say is hurting the regional tourism industry.Britain’s Finance Minister, George Osbourne, is due to deliver a budget statement on 23 March in which he is expected to address the APD tax.The tax has recently been increased, making travel to the Caribbean more costly and uncompetitive.The secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, Hugh Riley, told BBC Caribbean that the region hopes that Osbourne will announce a reduction in the tax.If there is a reduction in the tax, more Britons and other Europeans are expected to travel to the Caribbean on vacation. Share LifestyleTravel Britain to address air passenger duty next week by: – March 16, 2011last_img read more

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San Dionisio’s most wanted person falls

first_imgHe was detained in the lockup cell ofthe municipal police station. The 42-year-old Redan Bacong of BarangaySua, San Dionisio was arrested in his residence around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday,police said. Bacong’s apprehension was staged on thestrength of an arrest warrant in relation to murder charge he faces. ILOILO City – He was listed as the mostwanted person in the municipal police station of San Dionisio, Iloilo. The court recommended no bail bond forBacong’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

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Report: KKK Recruitment Fliers Found In Indiana, Ohio

first_imgResidents in Ohio and Indiana have received letters from the Ku Klux Klan. (Image: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)CINCINNATI – Some western Cincinnati residents are concerned after finding fliers distributed by a Ku Klux Klan group out of Southeastern Indiana.The fliers promote the white supremacist organization saying “White Power” and “Join the Klan,” according to Cincinnati’s WLWT Channel 5.Some of the fliers, which were found in the Green Township, Ohio area, also call out illegal immigration.Last month, fliers were found in the mailbox of several residents of Seymour, Indiana.Those invitations were handed out by the Fraternal Order of the Cross, a KKK Chapter in Madison.The fliers in Ohio and Indiana may be part of a nationwide recruiting effort.last_img read more

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Suarez beats Messi and Ronaldo

first_img The Premier League provided 13 of the top 50, ranking it second behind Serie A with 14, while Atletico Madrid, with eight, had the most players. The BSports Power 50 ranks players according to their strengths in their respective positions and considers the context of opponent strength in each game throughout the season. Luis Suarez has beaten Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to top the second annual BSports Power 50, which ranks the world’s leading players according to sophisticated data analysis. The Liverpool and Uruguay striker earned a BSports rating of 86.02, putting him ahead of Messi on 85.43, Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 84.91 and World Player of the Year Ronaldo on 84.59. Gareth Bale is the leading British player on the list in 24th place, while Chelsea defender Gary Cahill and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey were in 36th and 38th places respectively. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Late Gomes penalty save helps Watford salvage point at Bournemouth

first_img Moments later Watford almost took the lead, after Steve Cook hacked Ighalo’s cross-shot clear. From Almen Abdi’s corner, the ball fell to Ben Watson whose fierce volley crashed back off the crossbar. Boruc partly atoned for his error with a decent stop after Ikechi Anya burst through, while Gomes was called into action with a stunning save to keep out Cook’s overhead kick. It looked as though Bournemouth would snatch the win when Capoue tripped Adam Smith in the area, but Gomes had other ideas as he dived to his left to palm out Murray’s penalty and preserve a point. TWEET OF THE MATCH “@Matt_Furniss: Of the 32 goalkeepers to have faced 20+ pens in the PL, Heurelho Gomes has the 2nd best save % (29%) after David Seaman (32%). #watfordfc” – Heurelho Gomes’ penalty heroics shouldn’t come as a surprise after looking at his superb record in the Premier League. https://twitter.com/Matt_Furniss/status/650335753642352640 PLAYER RATINGS Bournemouth Artur Boruc 5 Simon Francis: 8 Steve Cook: 6 Sylvain Distin: 6 Charlie Daniels: 6 Mark Pugh: 6 Andrew Surman: 6 Dan Gosling: 6 Matt Ritchie: 7 Josh King: 6 Glenn Murray: 7 Subs Adam Smith: 6 Eunan O’Kane: 6 Watford Heurelho Gomes: 8 Allan Nyom: 6 Craig Cathcart: 6 Sebastian Podl: 5 Nathan Ake: 6 Ikechi Anya: 6 Ben Watson: 6 Almen Abdi: 7 Etienne Capoue: 6 Odion Ighalo: 7 Troy Deeney: 6 Subs Victor Ibarbo: 6 Juan Carlos Paredes: 6 Adlene Guedioura: 5 STAR PLAYER Heurelho Gomes: Followed up a superb save from Steve Cook by keeping out Glenn Murray’s penalty seven minutes from the end to preserve a point for Watford. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Steve Cook came up with an outrageous overhead kick from the edge of the box, but Gomes matched it by pulling off a stunning save. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Eddie Howe said his Bournemouth team would have to adapt without injured top scorer Callum Wilson and the signs were encouraging as Glenn Murray led the line well. Ighalo was too often isolated up front for Watford. MOAN OF THE MATCH Murray soured what had up to that point been an impressive afternoon’s work with a nasty challenge on Etienne Capoue, seeking revenge after an off-the-ball clash moments earlier. WHO’S UP NEXT? Manchester City v Bournemouth (Barclays Premier League, Saturday October 17) Watford v Arsenal (Barclays Premier League, Saturday October 17) But Gomes guessed right to beat out the spot-kick and ensure the battle of the newly-promoted teams ended all-square. Murray answered Bournemouth’s striker SOS after top scorer Callum Wilson was ruled out for six months with a knee injury. The former Crystal Palace striker had already looped one header onto the roof of the net, but made no mistake when presented with a carbon copy opportunity just before the half-hour mark. Simon Francis reached the byline and laid the ball back to Matt Ritchie, who swung it in just as Murray tip-toed in behind a leaden-footed Hornets defence to guide his header home. Murray was lucky to make it to half-time on the pitch, however, after escaping with a yellow card for a vicious tackle on Etienne Capoue, with whom he had clashed off the ball moments earlier. But moments later Watford gained revenge of their own with their first chance of the game, an opportunity which was entirely of Boruc’s making. The keeper gathered a routine backpass from Sylvain Distin but, as he attempted to play it back to the defender Ighalo intercepted, skipped past Boruc and rolled the ball into an empty net. Murray had the chance to nod Bournemouth back in front after the interval, this time from a Francis cross, but Gomes tipped his header over the top. Boruc gifted Watford an equaliser when he made an almighty hash of a backpass, allowing Odion Ighalo to nick the ball and score his fifth goal of the season. Glenn Murray, who had headed Bournemouth into the lead, had the chance to slot in the winner from the penalty spot with seven minutes left. Watford had both goalkeepers to thank for a point after Artur Boruc’s howler and penalty save from Heurelho Gomes helped earn them a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgSuter seals WCup downhill title in race won by Gut-BehramiCRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Corinne Suter has won the season-long women’s World Cup downhill title by finishing race runner-up to her Swiss teammate Lara Gut-Behrami for the second straight day.Gut-Behrami edged Suter by 0.02 seconds, with Nina Ortlieb of Austria just 0.05 off the pace in third.It’s the first World Cup crystal trophy for the 25-year-old Suter.American Mikaela Shiffrin still leads the overall World Cup standings, but Italy’s Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) closed the gap by placing fourth in Saturday’s downhill. But Shiffrin’s lead over Brignone is just 27 points, and Brignone is among the favorites to score 100 on Sunday by winning a combined event. February 22, 2020 The last time these teams met, the Nationals were celebrating their first World Series title in Houston after winning Game 7 at Minute Maid Park. Since then, the Astros have become the league’s villains, with a sign-stealing scandal sullying their reputation and casting a shadow on their 2017 title.Max Scherzer will start Saturday for the Nationals. He started and threw five innings in Washington’s 6-2 win in Game 7 that gave the franchise its first title.As the Astros prepare to take the field for the first time since their cheating scam was uncovered there is much speculation about what kind of reception they’ll receive.A handful of hecklers turned out at Astros camp this week. One man banged on a trash can as Astros players took batting practice Monday and someone yelled: “cheater” at second baseman Jose Altuve as he walked by fans the same day.On a more troubling note, Houston outfielder Josh Reddick says he and other players have received death threats. Union head Tony Clark said the union has had conversations with MLB about ensuring the safety of the players and their families. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-ASTROS-SIGN-STEALING SCANDALIt’s champs vs. cheaters as Nats and Astros meet in exhibition openerWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It will be a World Series rematch when the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros play their exhibition opener Saturday night. Petra Vlhova, who tied for 14th Saturday, trails Shiffrin by 86 points.Shiffrin is taking an extended break from racing following her father’s death. It’s unclear when she will return to compete. Associated Press center_img Update on the latest sports He was part of a senior class that helped Navy win 11 games and capture the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, awarded annually to the team with the best record in games involving Navy, Army and Air Force.Forney was named First-Team American Athletic Conference.The Walkersville, Maryland, native was a political science major on course to graduate in May. He had been assigned to commission as an information officer.BOBSLED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSHumphries wins 3rd women’s bobsled title ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. is a bobsled champion again, winning her third world title Saturday to put an emphatic cap on her comeback season.Humphries teamed with Lauren Gibbs to finish four runs over two days in Altenberg, Germany with a time of 3 minutes, 45.49 seconds. Germany’s junior world champion Kim Kalicki and Kira Lipperheide were second in 3:45.86, and Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski of Canada were third in 3:46.55.Humphries joins Germany’s Sandra Kirasis as the only three-time women’s bobsled world champion pilots. Her first two world titles, along with both of her Olympic gold medals, were won for Canada.Humphries, a Canadian citizen who is married to an American, joined USA Bobsled and Skeleton last fall. She sat out last season after saying she had been verbally and mentally abused by a Canadian coach.WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S DOWNHILL NAVY-PLAYER DEATHStar Navy offensive lineman found dead in academy dormANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A star lineman for Navy’s record-breaking offense has been found dead in his dormitory. David Forney was 22.Academy officials said he was discovered unresponsive in Bancroft Hall on Thursday night. The cause of death was not disclosed.Forney was a senior and three-year letter winner. He played in 39 consecutive games over his final three seasons. He started all 13 games at guard in 2019 as part of an offensive line that set a school record with a nation-leading 360.5 yards rushing per game.last_img read more

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AITEO Cup: It’s Enugu Rangers, Kano Pillars Final

first_imgThe AITEO Cup final is scheduled for Asaba later this month with the overall winners representing the country in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.The ‘Flying Antelopes’ were pegged back as early as the 4th minute when sloppy defending gifted Nojeem Olukokun a chance to stab home the opening goal.At the half hour mark, another mix up at the back line of the Enugu side created another opening for the ‘Panther’ who scored with the precision of a cat.In between the goals, Rangers forward were wasteful in front of goal as Ugochukwu Ugwuoke’ fine dribbling runs and cut backs were not utilized by either Ifeanyi Okoro or Chiamaka Madu.However, Ugonna Uzochukwu reduced the deficit on the stroke of half time with a swift left footed shot that sailed inside the net for the ‘Solid Miners’ first conceded goal in the tournament.In the second stanza of the game, Rangers upped their game and the former solid defence of the Nasarawa side caved in as Ugochukwu Ugwuoke’s sublime finish on 69th minutes drew Rangers level.Ugonna Uzochukwu grabbed his brace for his side two minutes later with a connecting header off an Ugwuoke’s inch perfect cross while Godwin Zaki scored the fourth goal as the ball fell kindly for him to tap in after the goalkeeper managed to stop an Ajani Ibrahim’ ferocious shot on 79th minute.Kelvin Itoya did find the back of the net for what would have been the fifth goal but was ruled out by the referee for being in an off side position.Coach Olugbenga Ogunbote said after the enterprising win, “This one is gone and we give God all the glory. We were really stretched but I thank God we played a good game even when we were trailing by two goals. We created the chances but were unlucky not to have connected before they went two goals up. The finals will be another game with a different approach as our target remains winning the title.”Coach Kabiru Dogo blamed over-confidence for his wards’ poor show after going two goals up stressing, “I congratulate Rangers for the win and wish them well in the final match. I believe that we were over confident after the two goals and it worked against us in the end.”In Agege, Pillars were cruising to a 2-0 win before Katsina United fought back to draw level with goals from central defenders Timothy Danladi and Chinedu Ajanah.Incidentally, striker Junior Lokosa’s shot was deflected into goal by CHAN Eagles defender Danladi.Nzube Anaezemba then scored a super goal from distance in the second half to put Pillars two goals up only for Katsina United to stage a remarkable comeback.However, in the resultant penalty shootout, both Destiny Ashadi and Dabladi could not beat the Pillars goalkeeper with only Obinna Eleje converting his spot kick.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ugonna Uzochukwu of Rangers celebrates his second goal against Nasarawa United Duro IkhazuagbeFive-time Nigeria F.A/AITEO Cup champions, Rangers International F.C wednesday in Kano fought from two goals down to defeat Nasarawa United 4-2 and set up a dream final against Kano Pillars.Kano Pillars on the other hand grabbed the ticket to the final in a similar dramatic note. The Sai Masu Gida left their travelling fans on their seat edges to win 4-1 in penalty shoot out. Regulation time had deadlocked at 2-2 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.last_img read more

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Women’s basketball will rely on freshmen for improvement

first_imgJunior guard Minyon Moore sets up a play last season. Her sister, Mariya, will be eligible to play this year after sitting out as a transfer from Louisville. (Sunny Dong | Daily Trojan)Women’s basketball will kick off its season against UC Riverside Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Galen Center. For a team that finished seventh in the Pac-12 last year, the Women of Troy enter the 2018 season with a lot to prove. They are coming off of a 20-win campaign, ending the season with a 9-9 record in conference play.The Trojans bring back a strong veteran presence, as well some new faces this season. They will return two starters in senior guard Aliyah Mazych and junior guard Minyon Moore. As for the newcomers, USC will introduce freshmen forwards Jillian Archer and Desiree Caldwell. There are many questions as to how the Trojans will do this season after the losses of star forward Kristen Simon and guard Jordan Adams, who started all 31 games for the Trojans last season, but the six new players on the roster will look to fill the void. Mazych was part of the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team last year. In 2017, she made a USC single-season record 86 3-pointers, which moved her up to No. 8 all-time in career 3-pointers. In addition, Mazych was one of the main reasons that head coach Mark Trakh was able to have a 20-win season in his first season back at USC, as she played a total of 1,083 minutes. Mazych is expected to show her veteran leadership this season. One of the most interesting players to keep an eye on this season, will be fellow senior Mariya Moore, who is in her first season at USC. Moore, a transfer from Louisville, sat out her first season with USC last year after previously playing three full seasons in a Cardinal uniform. She finished her sophomore season having started 32 of 34 games and ranking fifth in assists per game in the ACC. Moore found her way into Louisville’s top-10 single season lists in 3-pointers and free throws. Mariya’s junior sister, Minyon, has been at USC since freshman year. Furthermore, the Trojans also have high expectations for true freshmen Archer and Caldwell. Archer, the 6-foot-2 forward out of Santa Monica comes to USC after a successful high school career where she was an All-CIF first team selection and CIF Player of the Year honorable mention. Caldwell, the 5-foot-8 guard from San Antonio, Texas, was heavily recruited in high school. A member of the USA Basketball U18 Team, Caldwell won a gold medal at the 2018 FIBA U18 World Championships, an exclamation point to her dominant pre-college career. Trakh enters his second season with the team. Previously coaching the Trojans between 2005-2009, he led the team to two NCAA tournaments, making it to the second round in both trips. Trakh is now looking to make it three NCAA tournament appearances as head coach for the Trojans, a feat that could be reached this season.Coming into this new season, the Trojans have more depth than they have had in previous seasons. For a team that did not live up to expectations last season, Trakh will look to take advantage of having more options in his roster this year to make it to their first NCAA tournament since 2014. The Trojans will face the nation’s best in the Pac-12 this season, including Oregon, Stanford and UCLA.last_img read more

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ComeOn – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img ComeOn is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Can Yilanlioglu, Head of Betting at ComeOn, about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and how betting and football stakeholders can work more effectively together.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting?Can: It should be the global popularity of the sport and the number of key events that decide the result. The fact that one goal or one card can change your bet result makes it more exciting than wagering on the likes of tennis, golf or basketball. SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing?Can: It used to be prematch accumulators placed on desktop back in the day. It’s now moving towards single live bets on mobile more and more. Any bookmaker now has to consider mobile if they wish to succeed. We also see an increasing demand for player specific bets; personalisation is and will remain a key theme in this industry going forward.  SBC: How can betting & football stakeholders work better and more effectively together?Can: There needs to be increased cooperation for data sharing to maintain the integrity of the sport and to avoid match fixing across sports and events. SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting?Can: Wearable technology that can track movements of football players might open many real-time betting possibilities. This is incredibly exciting and stands to become a major niche industry in its own right, with companies who deliver it well poised to reap the rewards. SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?Can: It will be interesting to hear the panel chats about markets we are looking at entering such as Spain, Italy, Eastern Europe and Asia. The inclusion of a number of panels focusing on certain regions was an excellent idea by the BoF organisers, and should generate a good deal of discussion. Related Articles Share Share Affiliate leaders confirmed for CasinoBeats Malta 2020 February 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Bethard exits UK online gambling scene  June 17, 2020 Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete June 8, 2020last_img read more

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