By Dialogo September 05, 2012 About 200 United States Marines were deployed to offer support to the Guatemalan security forces in an unprecedented effort to combat drug trafficking in the Pacific waters off Guatemala, presidential spokesman Francisco Cuevas, told AFP on August 31. The U.S. Military is supporting Guatemala as part of Operation Martillo, which focuses on countering drug trafficking in Central America, said Cuevas. The important operation focuses on combating drug trafficking, in the Guatemalan Pacific, located in the southwest of this Central American nation, added Cuevas. On August 21, Guatemalan Defense Minister Ulises Anzueto, announced the start of operations that will last two months, with the goal of neutralizing drug trafficking gangs that smuggle drugs across the Pacific. During the land portion, the actions will cover six departments of southwestern Guatemala, involving about 2,000 Guatemalan Military personnel. Operation Martillo is a multi-national initiative to combat drug trafficking, with the participation of Central American, Caribbean countries and European countries in addition to the United States. Drug dealers “have started to use the south coast, but especially the sea. What they do is unload [the drug] in the sea, and then use the routes to move it to the border of Mexico,” reported Guatemalan President Otto Pérez, in late August. Pérez, a retired military officer who took office in January, succeeding Social Democrat Álvaro Colom, has been advocating the need for a new approach to the drug issue.
The perfect perspective! Pregnant Krystal Nielson is practicing self-love amid her body’s changes.“I’ll be honest. At first it wasn’t easy,” the Bachelor in Paradise alum, 33, captioned baby bump photos via Instagram on Sunday, November 15. “I don’t know if it was from gaining 10 lbs in the first couple weeks of finding out OR that I couldn’t leave my house for almost two months because I was BEYOND sick. My morning routines, fitness journey and nutritious lifestyle were out the window — and I didn’t know who I was anymore.”- Advertisement – The Bachelor alum asked her boyfriend, Miles Bowles, for a drive after “weeks” of feeling down and enjoyed “the fresh air and sunshine” on her face with the windows down, she went on to write.Krystal Nielson Broadimage/Shutterstock“On that drive, I decided that rather than fight these changes, I needed to lean in and embrace them,” the Montana native concluded. “To instead see this as a temporary phase for the incredible gift it is. Nausea and all. To be in awe of the amazing female body and love my new curves (and bigger booty!) I stopped judging my body and instead chose to love it. And appreciate it. And life feels SO MUCH BETTER.”The former reality star announced on Wednesday, November 11, that she is pregnant with her first child. The news came one month after her and Bowles’ relationship became Instagram official.- Advertisement – Nielson previously wed Chris Randone in June 2019, and they announced their split eight months later. The personal trainer officially filed for divorce from the Bachelorette alum in August.The Florida native joked about his ex-wife’s pregnancy news on Thursday, November 12, when a social media user poked fun at his situation, tweeting, “Try getting a divorce and your ex-wife gets knocked up by her new boyfriend.” Randone replied to the tweet with a GIF of an athlete shrugging and shaking his head on the sidelines of a game.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The former couple were planning to have kids together, and the sales trainer exclusively told Us Weekly in August 2019 that Nielson was off of her birth control.“We’re going to spend the rest of the year just detoxing, putting good stuff in our body,” Randone’s then-wife chimed in at the time. “We want to start trying for a family at the beginning of the year. So we’re just using the rest of the year to get situated get our new home [and] take our honeymoon.”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants
Mubadala Petroleum has reached final total depth at two development wells at Manora Oil Field in the G1/48 concession, located in the Gulf of Thailand, and re-started drilling operations on the MNA-22 well. Ensco 115 (formerly Atwood Orca)Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of the G1/48 concession and Tap Oil is its partner with a 30% interest.The drilling program started on July 9, 2019, using the Ensco 115 jack-up drilling rig. The program entailed batch drilling of the upper hole sections of three wells followed by drilling of the reservoir sections.In an update on Monday, Tap Oil informed that MNA-24H and MNA-23H development wells had reached final total depth and were tested with 1033 Bopd and 945 Bopd, respectively.MNA-24H resultsThe MNA-24H horizontal development well was drilled from the Manora platform. The primary objective of the well was to provide a horizontal production point in the 370-10 reservoir found in the 2018 Manora-8ST appraisal well.On July 22, 2019, at 19:15 hours (WST), the MNA-24H well reached final total depth of 2,216 meters RT. Petrophysical interpretation of well logs shows a total pay penetrated in the horizontal lateral of 155 meters with average 28% porosity. The horizontal lateral was completed with a sand screen and an electrical submersible pump (ESP).On August 1, 2019, the MNA-24H well was tested with 1033 Bopd and 4% BSW.MNA-23H resultsThe MNA-23H horizontal development well was drilled from the Manora platform. The primary objective of the MNA-23H well was to provide a horizontal production point in the 370-90 reservoir found in the 2018 Manora-8ST appraisal well.On July 29, 2019 at 03:00 hours (WST), the MNA-23H horizontal well reached final total depth of 2,216.1 meters RT. Petrophysical interpretation of well logs show a total pay penetrated in the horizontal lateral of 197.8 meters with an average 30% porosity. The horizontal lateral was completed with a sand screen and an ESP.On August 2, 2019, the MNA-23H well was tested with 945 Bopd and 15% BSW.Following completion of MNA-23H well, the rig has skidded and re-started drilling operations on the MNA-22.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
WRBI Area Boys & Girls High School Basketball Scores.Girls Basketball.Friday (12-20)Batesville 62 Greensburg 38Batesville JV won 33-19Boys Basketball.Friday (12-20)Switzerland County 59 South Ripley 58Jac-Cen-Del 59 Southwestern Hanover 30Milan 65 Oldenburg Academy 56Greensburg 76 Jennings County 52Rushville 59 Lawrenceburg 47North Decatur 50 Waldron 49Brown County 58 South Decatur 52Rising Sun 40 New Washington 36Crothersville 65 Shawe Memorial 48Edinburgh 57 Hauser 56Indy Lutheran 55 Southwestern Shelby 50Knightstown 50 Eastern Hancock 31Martinsville 69 Indian Creek 42Union County 72 Winchester 64Madison 69 Bedford-North Lawrence 61
East Central and Greensburg faced off in the season open at East Central on Monday night. The Lady Trojans came out on top with the scores of 25-19, 25-21, and 25-19.“This was one of the best Greensburg teams I’ve seen in several years. They put up a good fight. We fell flat half way through game one managed to squeak by enough to win the match in three.” -Coach Laker.EC started off with an ankle injury to senior middle Nicole Sandmann during warm-ups, so adjustments had to be made at the last minute. “All in all, I think the girls took the challenge head on and adjusted quickly, but we still didn’t play to our potential. This is a great group and I have very high expectations for the season.”For The Lady Trojans, Becca Eckstein led with 31 sets, Brianne Fox had 10 attacks with 4 of them kills, Erin Wilhelm 8 digs, and Kendall Gindling 7 serves with 2 of them aces.EC is 1-0 on the season and in conference.Next game for EC will be on Thursday, August 21 at 5pm at EC against South Dearborn.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.
VERSAILLES, Ind.—The Southeastern Career Center implements new emergency transportation plan at their school board meeting on September 10.Twelve schools attend the career center at the same time, within the same classes. In such an occurrence of an emergency evacuation of the building, how will the students know what bus to get on in the frenzy of the emergency? This was the question raised by the superintendents of each school.Tricia Johnson, Assistant Director of the Southeastern Career Center, brought the solution to the table. Students shall get on the bus nearest to their emergency exit, no matter what school the bus or student belongs. All buses will report to South Ripley Elementary School. At that time students will be put on their corresponding bus headed to their home school.This plan will be added to the local emergency plan of Versailles.
Osgood, In. — Ryan Middleton has been announced as the top candidate to lead the Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation. The Board has entered into contract negotiations with Middleton, current principal at JCD, for him to be the next superintendent.A public hearing on the contract was held on January 14, 2019. A formal vote on Middleton’s contract is expected to be held on January 28, 2019. If approved, Middleton’s contract with JCD will begin on February 1, 2019.The JCD school superintendent position became open at the close of the 2018 school year when Timothy Taylor announced his resignation from the corporation.About Ryan MiddletonA move across two state lines has brought Ryan Middleton to Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation. Mr. Middleton says. “I am very honored to be given this opportunity to lead the JCDCS district.” Ryan, his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children recently moved to Greensburg. His wife is employed at the Department of Natural Resources. Their two children, a third grader and a preschool student, are currently attending JCD elementary.“JCDCS and its community have been very welcoming and kind to myself and my family. It is humbling, yet exciting” Mr. Middleton stated, as he thinks about this next chapter of his career. His recent appointment will will begin his 5th year as a Superintendent. Middleton says he understands the complexities that come from the central office and looks forward to building upon his experience towards becoming a better leader for the district and community. “Working with the community and serving our students and families allows me to see the greater picture of what we are trying to accomplish at the district; inspiring lifelong learning and becoming productive citizens.”Middleton, a native of northeastern Indiana, has 12 years of education experience. He began his career as an English teacher at Columbus North High School. He then moved to western Missouri where he continued to teach English in a rural setting. At the district where he was hired, he was given the opportunity to serve as principal. A year later he was asked to take over the role of Superintendent. Middleton says, “It was after two years that I was approached about a Superintendent position at a neighboring district, and after much thought and discussions with my wife, I accepted.” He continued his tenure there for three years before he and his wife made a decision to leave and come back to their home state of Indiana. “It was not an easy decision, but with a 9-year-old and a 5-year-old it was time for us to be able to interact with our families more than a once a year basis.”Middleton earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis and his Master of Secondary Education degree from Indiana University. He has an Education Specialist degree from the University of Central Missouri and is completing his Doctorate from William Woods University.
Sheffield took a 1-0 lead over Cardiff through Mathieu Roy’s 39th goal of the season just 2:44 into the contest but the Devils rallied and turned things around to lead 5-1 with goals from Jake Morissette, Joey Martin (two), Brent Walton and Matt Myers. Roy’s second of the evening got Sheffield back into it before Andrew Lord again tallied for the Devils and Mike Forney’s late powerplay effort was mere consolation. Two goals from Daniel Naslund boosted Edinburgh’s faint play-off hopes, although Scott Pitt’s late marker made them sweat it out before holding on for the two points. Elsewhere, Hull claimed a valuable point in their battle with the Capitals for a play-off spot despite going down 3-2 to the Coventry Blaze on penalty shots. Guillaume Doucet scored a hat-trick as the Nottingham Panthers won 5-1 at the Belfast Giants, while Ned Lukacevic scored a treble of his own as the Fife Flyers moved to within two points of a guaranteed a play-off place with an 8-4 triumph over the bottom-placed Dundee Stars. Press Association The Devils, who have a game in hand on both of their rivals, beat the league-leading Sheffield Steelers 6-3, while the Braehead Clan went down to a 2-1 defeat to the struggling Edinburgh Capitals. That means the Steelers remain top of the table on 70 points with Braehead just a point behind, while Cardiff moved onto 68 points but can draw level with Sheffield if they beat Edinburgh on Wednesday evening. The Cardiff Devils were the big winners on Sunday evening as the three-way battle for the Elite League title got even tighter heading into the final week of the season.
Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Bio A year after making themselves known on the Cross Insurance Center floor, boys’ basketball teams from across Hancock County are back for more.At least three local teams will be heading to Bangor for this year’s playoffs. With two of those teams seeded very highly, Hancock County stands a strong chance to be playing well into the month.The action begins Friday evening with Ellsworth heading to the Class B North quarterfinals to close out the opening day of action. Before you make your annual pilgrimage north, familiarize yourself with the teams set to put it all on the line in this year’s tournament.Ellsworth (15-3, No. 2 seed in Class B North)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth boys had high expectations entering the season, and the Eagles didn’t disappoint as they won 11 of their last 12 to finish the regular season. Ellsworth finished second only to defending state champion Caribou in the Class B North standings.Although 20-and-10 machine Jackson Curtis is the stat-sheet stuffer for Ellsworth, the Eagles are loaded all throughout their senior class. Head coach Peter Austin’s team has a trio of dynamic 3-point shooters in Darby Barry (8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game), Austin Harris (7.6 points per game and 45.5 percent shooting from 3-point range) and Connor Crawford as well as a reliable bench player in J’Von James.Between Jackson Curtis, Barry, Harris, Crawford and sophomore Hunter Curtis, all of whom were key players a year ago, Ellsworth returns to the Cross Center with a unit that knows what tourney success looks like. The Eagles posted blowout wins over Winslow and Mount Desert Island in last year’s prelims and quarterfinals, respectively, before taking Caribou to the wire in the semifinals.“We’re a pretty experienced team with a lot of seniors now, and they know what to do what with the ball when they have to,” Austin said. “They’ve learned a lot from last year and years past, and they have all of that under their belt.”Ellsworth will face either No. 7 Winslow or No. 10 Orono in the Class B North quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. With a win, the Eagles would advance to face No. 3 Washington Academy, No. 6 Maine Central Institute or No. 11 Foxcroft in the semifinals at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Feb. 19.Mount Desert Island (8-10, No. 8 seed in Class B North)It’s rare to see MDI head to the tournament with a losing record, but the Trojans still have an excellent chance to return to the Cross Center after playing one of the conference’s toughest schedules in 2019-20. The Trojans lost seven of their 10 games by single digits amidst a slate that included home-and-homes with Ellsworth, Caribou, Hermon and Maine Central Institute and a road contest in Houlton.From senior sharpshooter Jack DaCorte (10.2 points per game) to a strong junior class led by Porter Isaacs and Brady Renault, MDI has shown promise up and down the lineup. The Trojans showed as much late in the season with lopsided wins over Orono and Hermon, efforts the likes of which Justin Norwood’s team must replicate if it wants to make another February run.“I think we’re on the cusp of doing something really good, but we have to find that consistency,” Norwood said. “We have stretches where it’s like, ‘Whoa, we can really play,’ but then we have stretches where you say, ‘Man, what are we doing?’”MDI will host ninth-ranked Mount View (9-9) in the Class B North preliminary round at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 12. If the Trojans can find that consistency and topple the visiting Mustangs, they will face No. 1 Caribou (17-1) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.“I’d like to think we can get past that and find a way to put four quarters together,” Norwood said. “If we can do that, I don’t think anyone wants to play us.”Bucksport (5-13, No. 13 seed in Class C North)Although Bucksport lost six of seven to end the regular season, the Golden Bucks are back in the playoffs for the ninth consecutive year after a mid-January win at Central gave them team enough Heal points to earn the second-to-last Class C North playoff berth.Bucksport is led by Ty Giberson and Cam Soper, both of whom have scored in double figures regularly throughout the season. Christian Chase-Hurd and Logan Stanley have also made notable contributions for the Golden Bucks.Bucksport will compete in a prelim game tomorrow as it takes on George Stevens Academy at 6 p.m. in Blue Hill. With a win, the Golden Bucks would advance to face No. 5 Fort Fairfield or No. 12 Penobscot Valley at 2 p.m. next Tuesday, Feb. 18. Deer Isle-Stonington’s Dylan Thompson possesses the ball beneath the basket during the second half of a high school boys’ basketball game against Jonesport-Beals on Jan. 7 in Deer Isle. No. 7 Deer Isle-Stonington will face No. 2 Schenck (15-3) in the Class D North quarterfinals at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Cross Insurance Center. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLMDI’s Charlie Parker defends as Ellsworth’s J’Von James passes during the second half of a high school boys’ basketball game Jan. 21 at Ellsworth High School. The No. 8 Trojans (8-10) will host ninth-ranked Mount View (9-9) in a Class C North prelim game at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 12. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLGeorge Stevens Academy’s Michael Moon defends against Lee Academy’s Willie Hsu during the second half of a high school boys’ basketball game Dec. 7 in Blue Hill. The fourth-ranked Eagles (16-2) will host No. 13 Bucksport (5-13) in the Class C North prelims at 7 p.m. tomorrow. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLBucksport’s Ty Giberson shoots over a pair of Searsport defenders during a high school boys’ basketball game Jan. 30 at Bucksport High School. The Golden Bucks, who defeated the Vikings 57-52, will be competing in the regional playoffs for the ninth straight year. KARIN BOS PHOTOEllsworth’s Darby Barry defends against Maine Central Institute’s Ryan Friend during the second half of a high school boys’ basketball game Jan. 11 at Ellsworth High School. At 15-3, the Eagles will have the No. 2 seed in the Class B North tournament. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL12345PreviousNextGeorge Stevens Academy (16-2, No. 4 seed in Class C North)George Stevens Academy made it all the way to the Northern Maine championship game a year ago after transitioning from a star-powered team to a more balanced unit, and the Eagles took the same approach this year to set themselves up for a potential Gold Ball run once again.Caden Mattson (14.6 points per game) and transfer Milos Sujica (12.7 points per game) are GSA’s top scorers, but the Eagles have other options at their disposal in David Gadsby (12.0 per game), Michael Moon (9.7 per game), Austin Snow (6.9) and Teague Smallidge (5.4). The Eagles averaged 42.3 rebounds per game as a team and also got strong guard play from Mattson and Gadsby, who combined for 7.8 assists per game.GSA won its first 14 games of the season before falling to a triple-overtime road defeat Jan. 28 at Central and a Senior Night loss Feb. 4 against Mattanawcook Academy. The Eagles are seeking their fifth straight Northern Maine championship game appearance and fourth state title in five years.Deer Isle-Stonington (12-6, No. 7 seed in Class D North)Returning all but one player from last year’s roster, Deer Isle-Stonington was widely expected to make a big jump in 2019-20. The Mariners did exactly that as they improved from a 5-11 record in the regular season last season to a 12-6 showing this year.In cousins Myles Brown and Coleman Brown, Deer Isle-Stonington has one of Class D’s most prolific two-headed monsters on the offensive end. Myles Brown excelled everywhere on the floor with 22.6 points, more than five rebounds and assists per game and 43 3-pointers on the season, and Coleman dominated the paint as he shot 57 percent on the year and averaged 16.7 points and 8.1 rebounds.“They complement each other very well,” Deer Isle-Stonington head coach Don Allen said. “With Myles’ shooting and Coleman using his presence inside to do damage there, it’s hard for other teams to take both of them away.”Deer Isle-Stonington is scheduled to face No. 2 Schenck (15-3) at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17. The winner will take on No. 3 Van Buren or No. 6 Easton in the Class D North semifinals at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Feb. 20.Other teams to watchCaribou, which has the vast majority of last year’s Gold Ball-winning roster back, is the favorite to win another state title in Class B after going 17-1 in the regular season and clinching the No. 1 seed. The Vikings will lead a Northern Maine field that also includes Washington Academy, Hermon and Houlton, the latter of which boasts one of the state’s top scorers, Keegan Gentle.Whichever team emerges from the Class B North field will face the winner of a Class B South bracket that includes Maranacook and Spruce Mountain. Maranacook, which claimed the top seed with a record of 16-2, averaged 75.1 points per game in the regular season and scored 80 or more eight times.In Class C North, Central Aroostook is back as the top seed a year after its upset loss against Sumner in the regional quarterfinals. Dexter will have the No. 2 seed after an undefeated regular season, and Fort Kent, a high-scoring unit led in part by MDI transfer Steven Pierce, will be seeded third.Winthrop, last year’s state champion, will be looking to repeat this season after beating out Waynflete for the top seed in Class C South. Boothbay and North Yarmouth, both of which are returning significant tournament experience from a year ago, will be among the teams hoping to challenge the Ramblers and Flyers for the regional title.Traditional Downeast basketball power Jonesport-Beals, which went 16-0 in the regular season with all wins coming by double digits, will face challenges from Schenck and Van Buren in Class D North. In Class D South, defending state champion Forest Hills has stretched the state’s longest winning streak to 40 games with 17 of its 18 regular season victories came by 25 points or more. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. 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Baylor looks for home win vs Texas Tech March 1, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTexas Tech (18-11, 9-7) vs. Baylor (25-3, 14-2)Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Monday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Baylor looks for its fourth straight win over Texas Tech at Ferrell Center. The last victory for the Red Raiders at Baylor was an 84-66 win on Feb. 13, 2016. STEPPING UP: Jared Butler has put up 15.8 points to lead the charge for the Bears. Freddie Gillespie has complemented Butler and is maintaining an average of 9.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. The Red Raiders are led by Jahmi’us Ramsey, who is averaging 13.8 points.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Butler has been directly responsible for 44 percent of all Baylor field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 20 field goals and 14 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Texas Tech is 0-7 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 18-4 when scoring at least 61.ASSIST RATIOS: The Bears have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Red Raiders. Baylor has an assist on 45 of 78 field goals (57.7 percent) across its past three games while Texas Tech has assists on 34 of 73 field goals (46.6 percent) during its past three games.STINGY DEFENSE: Baylor has held opposing teams to 59.3 points per game this year, the fifth-lowest figure among all Division I teams.
Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share Share Scientific Games bolsters virtuals portfolio with Legends Racing addition July 29, 2020 ITV Racing begins contract renegotiations with UK Racing May 21, 2020 In partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the Investec Derby from Epsom Downs will have its biggest international broadcast coverage adding a number of new sports media partners.In a first for the Investec Derby, the 2400-metre showpiece will be shown live on selected aircraft and ships on 14 airlines and 11 cruise lines via the Sport 24 channel.NBC Sports Network in the US, which is broadcasting a live 90-minute programme, is also taking the fixture for the first time, while other broadcasters taking live coverage include ITV (UK), TV3 (Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), Match TV (Russia) and TVP (Poland).The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region will be served by live coverage from Dubai Racing Channel, Abu Dhabi Sports and Al Kass (Qatar).The Investec Derby will also be broadcast OTT following an agreement with DAZN, which will be showing the race in Japan, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and TV Maritim Norge AS, which covers Scandinavia.Furthermore, delayed coverage of the Investec Derby will swell the total audience reach to well over a billion. The race will be widely available to news outlets across the world via SNTV, the leading sports news video agency, while CNN is covering the race for its World Sport and Winning Post broadcasts.RMG will also make the fixture available in 40,000 betting shops across 43 countries and via 40 online bookmakers, which will be streaming the race. RMG’s TV channel, Racing UK, will also show the race to 50,000 subscribers and in 6,000 pubs and clubs in the UK and Ireland.Radio listeners will enjoy live coverage in the UK courtesy of BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT, while Racing UK Radio, which syndicates audio on behalf of Epsom Downs Racecourse, will distribute to regional, national and international news stations.Phil White, London Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses, which operates Epsom Downs Racecourse, said: “It is fantastic news that the Investec Derby will be available to hundreds of millions of people across the globe.“This race is part of the fabric of British sport and the result has implications in racing industries throughout the world. We look forward to all eyes turning to the famous turf at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday June 3.”Adam Binns, RMG’s Director of Broadcast, commented on this year’s Investec Derby: “We are delighted the Investec Derby will enjoy the wide and varied exposure that one of the UK’s great sporting and social events merits.”
Watch: Joe Lee on the importance of collaboration December 13, 2019 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Betting on Sports Europe to address industry’s looming crisis February 25, 2020 BHA and IHRB team up to monitor betting trends February 12, 2020 Submit The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has committed to an investment of €350,000 to an external organisation which sets to help the regulator both monitor betting trends and investigate breaches of betting rules in the coming months.As part of a four-year commercial package issued by tender, the new investments and investigations are set to ensure that integrity in the sport is sustained. IHRB chief executive Denis Egan has said the procurement of a third party will be completed within the next three months.“We are outsourcing an element of our function,” Egan explained. “It’s the same as using a third-party service provider to provide the laboratory, or to provide camera pictures. This will be a monitoring service.”The decision follows the footsteps of a number of other sports organisations around the world, whereby a number have employed sports data companies to monitor trends, alongside sports betting monitoring companies to crack down on match-fixing and suspicious betting patterns.The Irish regulator already holds a number of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with principal betting operators, which allows them to access information on the sport. The IHRB will continue to use MOUs, as Egan added: “The tender is seeking a service to centralise the current monitoring and analysis of betting markets and trends in respect of Irish racing and using available external expertise to do so in an efficient manner.”
The Ghana Armwrestling Federation has begun a nationwide registration exercise for Armwrestling Clubs in the country.A statement by the Federation has called on all who are interested in forming Armwrestling Clubs in their communities, pubs and institutions to pick up registration forms from the regional offices or visit their website or the official social media platforms for Ghana Armwrestling Federation.The club registration will be preceded by training of coaches in the communities, club leagues and regional championship before the upcoming Africa Armwrestling Championship in Ghana.The GAF says it is living its vision of encouraging participation and making Armwrestling the preferred sport of choice hence the nationwide Club Registration.“This forms part of our development and expansion agenda captured in our 2020 strategic plan. We’re working to become a top sport in Ghana and a force in Africa,” says Federation head, Charles Osei Asibey.GAF will formalize registration for 3C Armwrestling -1st club by the president, T20 Armwrestling Club, A1 Armwrestling, Kofikrom Armwrestling Club, Ghana Police, Ghana Immigration, GRA , Ghana Armed Forces and the many organized groups who are already playing Armwrestling. The statement said, the exercise by GAF will run throughout the year and urged all groups and institutions to sign up to Armwrestling, the most easy-to-play sport with less investment and fastest growing in Ghana.Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Armwrestling Association will soon embark on the annual Armwrestling Train moving into selected communities with the sport.
B&H team with the coach Mirza Hrustemović at the finals won against Russia 3-0 (25:22, 25:20, 30:28), and continued their series of invincibility. B&H successful team arrived to the title of European Champions without a single set lost. They won against Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Netherlands and Ukraine.The volleyball team returned last night in Sarajevo from Elblag/Poland. They have won eight golden medal in a raw at the European Championships.Hundreds of fans came to the airport to welcome B&H team.(Source: Fena)
A former high school cheerleader accused of killing her newborn baby was found not guilty of all murder-related charges.Brooke ‘Skylar’ Richardson was found not guilty of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the case, which has gone on for more than two years, since the remains of her newborn daughter, Annabelle, were found buried in her Ohio backyard.On Friday, she was found guilty of abuse of a corpse in connection with the death of her newborn daughter and sentenced to three years of basic supervision.Richardson, now 20, will serve not serve any more jail time.Despite the verdict, the judge told Richardson he believed she is responsible for the death of her baby.She spoke out in the court for the first time saying, “she is forever sorry.”It is the conclusion of what her attorneys called a “nightmare” tabloid saga for the teen with gruesome details of the case including recanted allegations that Richardson burned the baby’s corpse.Immediately after being acquitted of murder, Richardson was rushed to the hospital for treatment for an eating disorder.According to her attorneys, she weighs only 89 pounds and is losing her hair.Richardson’s lawyers argued for her release following the verdict so she could get immediate care.Baby Annabelle will finally be laid to rest a Richardson family plot where both families can visit.
Ebola Survivor, Robert Kpoto (looking up)D’Geedawoi Johnson stopped just long enough to look back and share a smile with the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers waiting beside the Ebola survivor board for the release of the next patient. Johnson, 46, a father of 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, and wife Sadatu, 32, was grateful for the treatment at the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU), but was anxious to get home. He was full of energy and ready to return to his work as a Drug Dispenser and Contact Tracer. He said, “Ever since I experienced the illness of Ebola all I could think about was death.” He added that after being infected and then getting the news that he was negative, he felt encouraged to tell others about MMU. “I would be happy if I can be of any kind of assistance to you all. I want to get out in the field and get the message out there because I have been saved,” Johnson said. He became infected while providing care to Ebola victims, a US Embassy release said.With a bag over his shoulder and a smile, he promised to send a message to others. “Whenever you feel any sign or symptoms of the disease, don’t waste time; get to the center because that will help you more.”The curtain peeled back and another survivor, Robert Kpoto, appeared through the MMU’s Ebola survivor discharge exit. After receiving a gift from his co-worker, Jacob, and working with MSF for approximately 5 years as a Physician Assistant, Robert looked towards heaven and thanked God, ready to return home to wife, Famata, and their two children, daughter, 11, and son, 7. He also thanked the U.S. Public Health Service Corps. A medical provider for 15 years, he understands the importance of saying thanks to those providing care to others. When LTJG D’Addeo approached Robert to introduce herself for the first time without wearing Personal Protective Equipment, he said, “I am truly blessed that you came over here to assist and helped save my life,” said the US Embassy release. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)