Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionA new day, a new school shooting, the same old reactions. The gun lobby will inevitably tell us that this is a mental health issue, or perhaps if school personnel were armed, then casualties may have been avoided.I’m aware facts don’t seem to play a big role in such debates, but let’s look at a few anyway. The United States has a gun death rate that is approximately 25 times higher than other developed countries. Statistics on mental health are difficult to compile and compare. However, mental health disorders are present in every society. There’s no question that we should have a health care system that addresses mental health seriously.But it’s clear the gun/death problem is a gun problem. The United States leads the world in gun ownership per capita. U.S. gun proponents tend to view gun ownership as a right. Most countries view it as a privilege This privilege should be earned. Universal background checks, training classes, the end of the gun-show loophole, and the ban of assault weapons are all common sense steps to a safer society.The same old rhetoric will get us the same old result. It’s well past time to stop worrying about our precious guns and start doing something for our precious children.Frank GiordanoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
Employment Report AwaitedThe claims report will have no impact on the Labor Department’s comprehensive employment report for April, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, as it falls outside the period during which the government surveyed establishments and households for its monthly report.Still, jobless claims totaled 26.5 million through the week of April 12. Economists, however, cautioned that this would not necessarily translate into a similar number of job losses in the government’s closely watched employment report.”We have to remember that there is evidence to suggest there were delays for people registering, with discussion of jammed phone lines and websites crashing under the traffic,” said James Knightly, chief international economist at ING in New York.”Offsetting this there may have been people who filed more than one claim in confusion while other people may have found work in the grocery and parcel delivery sectors.”Some companies like Walmart and Amazon are hiring workers to meet huge demand in online shopping. There is also demand for truck drivers as well as workers at pharmacies, supermarkets and courier companies.According to a Reuters survey of economists, nonfarm payrolls are forecast to have plunged by a historic 22 million in April, which would blow away the record 800,000 dive seen during the 2007-2009 recession. Employment dropped by 701,000 jobs in March, ending a record streak of gains dating to September 2010.The unemployment rate is seen jumping to 16% in April, which would shatter the post-World War Two record of 10.8 percent touched in November 1982. In March the jobless rate shot up 0.9 percentage point, the largest monthly change since January 1975, to 4.4 percent.April could, however, mark the trough in job losses as more small businesses access their portion of an almost $3 trillion fiscal package, which made provisions for them to get loans that could be partially forgiven if they were used for employee salaries. At least 30 states are partially reopening, which could see some of the unemployed going back to work.Thursday’s claims report is also expected to show the number of people receiving benefits after an initial week of aid raced to a record 19.905 million in the week ended April 25 from 17.992 million in the week. The so-called continuing claims data is reported with a one-week lag.”Continuing claims should remain elevated for longer, only peaking once hiring starts to resume more substantially,” said Veronica Clark, an economist at Citigroup in New York. “This will likely occur sometime in June as reopenings slowly start through May. More substantial increases in employment in monthly job figures could occur into July and August, but some more-permanent job losses are likely to remain.”Topics : Millions more Americans likely sought unemployment benefits last week, suggesting a broadening of layoffs from consumer facing industries to other segments of the economy and could remain elevated even as many parts of the country start to reopen.The Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims report on Thursday will probably reinforce economists’ views of a protracted recovery of the economy, which is reeling from nationwide lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.The economy shrank in the first quarter at the steepest pace since the Great Recession from 2007-2009. The weekly claims report would follow news on Wednesday that private payrolls fell by a record 20.2 million in April, which set up the overall labor market for historic job losses last month. “Even with the economy slowly starting to reopen, the number of unemployed should continue to rise sharply as governments, as well as businesses that have tried but not succeeded at holding the line, are now laying off workers,” said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economics in Holland, Pennsylvania.”The pace of new claims for unemployment is slowing, but remains at levels unimaginable just a few months ago.”Initial claims for state unemployment benefits likely totaled a seasonally adjusted 3.0 million for the week ended May 2, according to a Reuters survey of economists. That would be down from 3.839 million in the prior week and mark the fifth straight weekly decrease in applications since hitting a record 6.867 million in the week ended March 28.Last week’s filings would lift the number of people who filed claims for unemployment benefits to about 33.3 million since March 21, roughly 22 percent of the working age population.
Thomas Partey poses with Arsenal kit for first time after completing move from Atletico Madrid Read More Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 13 Oct 2020 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.6kShares Arsenal new boy Thomas Partey posed with his new No.18 strip (Picture: Arsenal FC)Arsenal summer signing Thomas Partey has been pictured proudly showing off his new No.18 shirt for the first time since joining the club on deadline day. The Gunners’ hopes of landing Partey appeared dead in the water before they revived their interest in the final few hours of the transfer window and triggered a £45million release clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid.The Ghanaian put pen to paper on a four-year deal and will be on wages of around £250,000-a-week in north London, making him Arsenal’s third highest-paid player behind Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Skip Coming Next deadline day move to West Ham / But Partey caught a flight to the UK after providing a pair of assists in Ghana’s 5-1 victory over Qatar on Monday and has now finally been pictured in his new kit as Arsenal shared a short clip on their social media pages.‘Wow! This is so cool, so nice,’ Partey said as he set eyes on his new red and white shirt and held it aloft.‘So great, man.’ Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE The number has been vacant since Nacho Monreal left the club to join Real Sociedad back in August 2019. Sebastien Squillaci and Mikael Silvestre wore the shirt before the Spain left-back. About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad Read More Arteta had been monitoring Partey for several months before making a move (Picture: Getty)In an interview with Arsenal’s official website last week, Arteta revealed the club had been tracking Partey for some time and hailed the midfielder’s personality and versatility.‘We identified him a few months ago and we have been following his progress, and obviously the more you know about the squad, you know more about where you think you can improve it,’ the Arsenal head coach said.‘We believe he has the right qualities, with his character and his personality and as well with his technical qualities and positional options that he can give to the team.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think he allows us to play different formations and he can fit in within those formations in different positions, which is a really good thing to have in a squad where, in midfield, I think we were a little bit short. ‘I have a few things in mind that I want to start to train with the team and [Partey’s signing] is going to give us a little bit more adaptability and more balance in defending and attacking transitions and the way we have to set up certain structures to attack better in certain moments of the game.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsene Wenger names surprise choice for toughest team his Arsenal side ever facedMORE: Outcast Mesut Ozil paid £8million loyalty bonus by Arsenal Read More 1/1 Comment 1 min. story Full Screen The Ghana midfielder completed a £45m switch from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal on deadline day (Picture: Getty)Though Partey could be in line to make his debut at Manchester City this weekend, he’s yet to join up with his new team-mates for training as he’s been on international duty with Ghana. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Top articles Read More Video Settings SPONSORED Advertisement Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected by Metro PLAY Read More Advertisement
Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag to fly at half-staff at the Capitol Complex, all Commonwealth facilities in Somerset County, and all Pennsylvania Department of Corrections facilities to honor Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Sergeant Mark J. Baserman.Sergeant Baserman passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. He passed from injuries sustained when an inmate approached and began assaulting him.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, until sunset on the day of Sergeant Baserman’s interment. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute. Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Sergeant Mark J. Baserman February 27, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
NewYorkTimes 28 July 2014For all the talk about women’s issues in this year’s midterm election campaigns, something is missing. One of the most enduring labels of modern politics — pro-choice — has fallen from favor, a victim of changed times and generational preferences.That shift might seem surprising in this political season, when there has been a renewed focus on reproductive issues like access to abortion and birth control. Yet advocates say that the term pro-choice, which has for so long been closely identified with abortion, does not reflect the range of women’s health and economic issues now being debated.Nor, they add, does it speak to a new generation of young women, who tell pollsters that they reject political labels — not least one that dates back four decades, to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that established a constitutional right to abortion.“The labels we’ve always used about pro-choice and pro-life — they’re outdated and they don’t mean anything,” said Janet Colm, 62, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central North Carolina, as she prepared to take several younger women to a summer protest at the legislature in Raleigh. “I used to be a one-issue voter” — pro-choice — “but I think most younger people today aren’t.”No pithy phrase has replaced pro-choice. Activists talk mainly of “women’s health” and “economic security,” usually with policy specifics.“You just have to take more words,” said Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of the political-advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood and an early proponent of a broader message.http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/us/politics/advocates-shun-pro-choice-to-expand-message.html?_r=2
Violence has continued to flare up in Burundi, as protesters clashed with police for a third day.Anger in the streets has been rising against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for re-election for a third term.Six people have so far died as a result of the violence while dozens have been injured.Protests raged on in Burundi for a third day. Gunfire was heard and streets were barricaded in parts of the capital, Bujumbura.Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people protesting on the streets.President Nkurunziza’s announcement that he would run in the June 26 elections is what triggered the current political crisis.Most demonstrators are accusing the president of breaking the two-term limit set out in the constitution and the Arusha peace agreement that ended the 12-year long civil war in Burundi.Authorities say about 24,000 people have fled from Burundi this month, as tensions mount ahead of presidential elections in June.This includes 5,000, who crossed into Rwanda in the past weekend.The army and police have been deployed to quell the protests, which have been described by government officials as an insurrection.The African Union Commission has weighed in on the situation, with Deputy Chair Erastus Mwencha, stating that AU does not impose the type of leadership that a country should have .”All we say is any country should respect its constitution. We call for the people of Burundi to be there for the principles they themselves have crafted, the spirit of Arusha. And the AU will not take a position on how that matter should be managed. Because there are courts there to interpret and let the people of Burundi sit together and dialogue and agree on the best way to manage the affairs of the country.”Mwencha added that the situation is raising concerns especially since some lives have been lost lost but it’s also encouraging to see that security forces seem to be on top of the situation.”We call for calmness,we call for dialogue and it’s really vital that this crisis be solved by the people of Burundi themselves,” added Mwancha. Police in Burundi engage in running battles with angered protesters
Willa Jean Henson, age 76, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, March 13, 2017 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana.Born February 23, 1941 in Laurel, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Joshua & Ellen M. (Houston) Ball. On September 8, 1956 she was united in marriage to David E. Henson and he survives.She was retired from Sperry Rubber & Plastics in Brookville where she had worked for over 25 years. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren.Besides David, her husband of over 60 years, survivors include a son, David M. Henson of Brookville, Indiana; a daughter, Teresa Ann Metcalf of Brookville, Indiana; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita Linkel of Batesville, Indiana and Brenda Martin of Brookville, Indiana; and a brother, Wesley Ball of Brookville, Indiana.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Dunn, as well as three brothers Kenneth, Donald and Charles Ball.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home; burial will then follow at Sims Cemetery in New Fairfield.Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Henson family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.philllipsandmeyers.com
ANTIOCH, Calif. (May 3) – Troy Foulger is the driver to beat at Antioch Speedway and Aaron Crowell almost did that in Saturday’s thrilling IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event.Crowell, who built a large lead in the 20-lapper, saw that advantage disappear in seconds when he encountered traffic with three laps to go. In a daring second-turn move, Foulger dove underneath Crowell and the driver he was about to lap.“All of a sudden, there he was,” Crowell said of Foulger after the race. “My car was awesome tonight. We made some changes that made the world of difference. I thought we had it won.” Never count Foulger out. “That is why we call him ‘Tricky’ Troy,” Crowell continued. “Sometimes, that is the way it goes in racing. It takes one move. I’m actually happy with second. If I’m going to be beaten by anyone, I’d rather it be Troy.”Crowell didn’t let Foulger take the win easily. He got back along side him and passed him on the white-flag lap. Foulger came back to win by less than a car’s length at the finish line. “I didn’t look back,” Foulger said. “I knew he was there. I just raced as fast as I could. It sure was fun.”National rookie of the year contender Rob Gallaher won his first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature Saturday. “It’s my first win anywhere in a SportMod,” proclaimed Gallaher in victory lane. “I’m going for the national title, and this sure will help.” Gallaher will run 47 races this year. He decided to try for the Rookie of the Year title after moving up to SportMods from the Four-Banger class. Scotty Hoff, father of defending track champ Jeremy Hoff, finished second and challenged Gallaher in the final restart of the feature. “This is only my second night in the car,” a happy Hoff said. “I wish I could share the podium with Jeremy. Maybe next race.”Jeremy Hoff dropped out of the race with a cut tire.IMCA Modifieds return to Antioch Speedway next Saturday night, May 10, with the Nor-Cal Challenge Series. Racing begins at 6 p.m.
Indore: It was a dicey toss to win for Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque as while the wicket at the Holkar Cricket Stadium wore a look that would have had the Indian fast bowlers waiting to get the red cherry in their hands, the nature of wickets in the country are such that batting last can be a challenge against spinners. Haque decided to go with the conventional style and that saw the Indian bowlers rule the roost as the visitors were bundled for 150 on the first day of the opening Test.Speaking at the end of the day’s play, R. Ashwin said that the Indian pacers have been bowling really well in recent times and it looks like something is going to give every time they have the ball in hand. In fact, the first session was completely dominated by the trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav.”They have been some great rhythm, sometimes you feel something’s happening in every spell they are bowling or at least they make it happen. Shami, Umesh, and Ishant have been bowling well as a pack. Add Bumrah to it and it becomes one of the most lethal pace bowling attacks in the world,” he said.Ashwin too felt that it was indeed a brave decision for Haque to bat first as the Indians were expecting the visitors to bowl first as the surface had life on it.”Personally, I thought it was a very brave decision, we expected them to bowl first but they batted. However, the way they batted was commendable, few of their batsmen played well. It is never easy to bat on a surface which has life and which is damp and I thought Mominul and some of them batted well,” he said.The off-spinner himself had a few catches dropped off his bowling, but that didn’t stop him from picking his 250th wicket on home soil in the series opener. He dismissed Haque to reach the milestone in the post-lunch session. IANSAlso Read: No Decision Yet on Ashwin’s Future in KXIP, Says Anil KumbleAlso Watch: India’s First PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s 130th Birth Anniversary observed
OFF-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall sparked an unusual Guyana Jaguars’ batting collapse as Leeward Islands Hurricanes took control on day one of the final round of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day game at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence yesterday.The hosts crumbled for 187 just after tea, eroded by Cornwall who grabbed his 11th five-wicket haul. The 24-year-old ripped through the batting on a pitch that offered consistent turn and bounce, with the last seven wickets tumbling for only 86 runs.Cornwall proved the bright spot for the visitors, claiming 6-68, with only skipper Leon Johnson (33), Keemo Paul (30) and debutant Bhaskar Yadram (25), providing short resistance. Pacers Jeremiah Louis and Gavin Tonge chipped in with 2-27 and 2-37 respectively.In reply the visitors reached 62 without loss at the close, trailing by 135 runs with all ten wickets standing.Montcin Hodge was unbeaten on 32, while Chesney Hughes went back unconquered on 29.Opting to bat after winning the toss, the hosts handed Yadram and left-arm spinner Anthony Adams their first-class debut.The right-handed Yadram then took centre stage. He got off the mark with an attractive drive to the cover boundary off Louis, before rushing into the 20s, with a lovely square-cut, a drive through the covers and two classic straight boundaries off Tonge.On the other hand, fellow opener Assad Fudadin was somewhat circumspect, hitting one boundary in his 31-ball innings, but after a promising 35-run opening stand, the hapless hosts lost three quick wickets.Debutant Anthony Adams receives his cap from head coach Esaun Crandon.First-change Cornwall removed both openers, while Louis claimed the wicket of Chanderpaul Hemraj, to soft dismissals. Fudadin skied Cornwall’s first ball to cover, Yadram was taken at leg-slip while Hemraj lofted a full delivery to short mid-on.However, Johnson who started positively, sweeping off-spinner Jacques Taylor to the fine-leg boundary, made good progress until lunch in tandem with Raymon Reifer.But the hosts then squandered a promising position, with the continuous clatter of wickets having as much to do with undisciplined batting.Immediately into the post-lunch session Cornwall broke the 50-run fourth-wicket stand when he had Reifer stumped before Tonge found some extra bounce to have Johnson caught at the wicket, at 101-5.Louis then removed Anthony Bramble before Cornwall claimed the wicket of Steven Jacobs, and at tea the hosts were 165-7. After the interval, Cornwall completed his five-wicket haul, with Paul’s wicket before the innings came to an abrupt end.Hodge and Hughes then made a solid start, and did not give any chance to the hosts’ bowlers. The pair mixed sound defence with some attractive shots.They stroke a combination of ten boundaries, including two sixes, which came off the bat of Hughes. Play resumes today at 10:00hrs.SCOREBOARDGUYANA JAGUARS 1st inningsA. Fudadin c Carthy b Cornwall 6B. Yadram c Chesney b Cornwall 25C. Hemraj c Taylor b Louis 9L. Johnson c wkp. Hamilton b Tonge 33R. Reifer stp. Hamilton b Cornwall 13A. Bramble c Cornwall b Louis 15K. Paul c Tonge b Cornwall 30S. Jacobs c Hodge b Cornwall 4V. Permaul c Saunders b Tonge 12C. Pestano c Peters b Cornwall 15A. Adams not out 4Extras: (nb-2, b-9, lb-10) 21Total: (all out, 69.4 overs) 187Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-51, 3-51, 4-101, 5-101, 6-136, 7-142, 8-165, 9-175.Bowling: Tonge 13-4-37-2, Louis 13-5-27-2, Cornwall 26.4-11-68-6, Taylor 5-1-17-0, Berridge 3-1-14-0, Peters 2-1-5-0.LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes 1st inningsM. Hodge not out 32C. Hughes not out 29Extras: (nb-1) 1Total: (no wicket, 25 overs) 62Bowling: Refier 6-4-11-0, Pestano 4-1-17-0, Jacobs 5-1-8-0, Paul 4-2-16-0, Adams 3-1-8-0, Permaul 3-2-2-0.
As time wound down, Syracuse goalie Courtney Brosnan put both of her hands in the air and let out a yell.Stephanie Skilton had just found the back of the net with 31 seconds left, bringing Syracuse’s lead to 3-0. Brosnan turned back to the net behind her and gave a celebratory fist pump, knowing victory was assured.“When you get a goal, it’s not like you relax in the back. It’s a little sense of relief, though,” Brosnan said. “To get those goals from the offense tonight was huge.”The freshman had six saves as the Orange (5-5-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) defeated Boston College (8-5, 1-3), 3-0, at SU Soccer Stadium on Saturday night. The Eagles attacked all night, totaling 17 shots, but couldn’t beat Brosnan as she logged the second shutout of her career.The shutout was almost in jeopardy early in the second half, while the score was still knotted at zero. A BC defender was able to shoot from up close on the right side of the goal and the ball squirted past Brosnan. But junior forward Erin Simon was in to clear the ball out from around the goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“BC scoring a goal first would have completely changed the momentum of the game,” Brosnan said. “When I’m not there, Erin stepping up big completely changes the game and keeps us in it.”Boston College’s Hayley Dowd came into the game tied for the lead in the ACC with eight goals scored, but Saturday night was only the third time the Eagles have been shut out all season.SU head coach Phil Wheddon said he typically asks his goalkeepers to come up with one save a game, and was proud of Brosnan for coming up with two or three big saves.BC’s offense features some extremely fast and technical forwards, Brosnan said, which made communication and help from the defenders in front of her that much more important. Wheddon added that the forwards were some of the best in the conference and that his goalkeeper needed to come up big for the team to get a win.Brosnan has helped her team to two wins in its past three games since returning to play after injuring herself in the preseason. She has started the past five games for the Orange and has allowed five goals while saving 22-of-28 shots.“It’s so comforting having Courtney in net,” said junior defender Taylor Haenlin. “You can definitely play your best knowing you have someone so skilled behind you backing you up.”Leadership from the rear is essential from the goalkeeper, Wheddon said, and Brosnan provided more communication in order to keep the defense more organized.While the Syracuse offense came to life Saturday night for the most goals since Brosnan’s return, maintaining solid goalkeeper play kept SU on the track to victory, Haenlin said.Said Wheddon: “You can’t win without a good goalkeeper.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 5, 2014 at 12:39 am Contact Liam: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles A year since launching its ‘Managed Trading Services’ (MTS) at ICE 2016, SBC catches up with Heath Cram Director of Business Development for Sportradar AG to discuss the product latest developments amid an ever-changing sports betting market.Cram details to SBC readers how Betradar has utilised all key corporate components and competencies to build effectively managed trading services for all betting stakeholders…ICE 2017 delegates can hear Heath Cram discuss MTS and issues around trading and risk management with at the BetMarkets stream of the ICE VOX on Wednesday 8th at 3 pm. The panel is entitled “The Future of Trading: Innovation at the Door”._________________________SBC: Hi Heath, you will be presenting Betradar MTS at ICE 2017. Firstly can you breakdown your services and how they help industry stakeholders’ business and operations?Heath Cram: Betradar’s Managed Trading Services (MTS) is centred around a 100+ strong team of industry-experienced personnel, supported by Betradar’s own trading and risk technology, all dedicated to supporting B2C operators with the day-to-day running of their Sportsbook, in a cost-efficient manner.With more and more market pressures such as regulation and gaming duties, we felt it was important we gave operators the option to remove the huge fixed overheads and operational expenses that come with running a Sportsbook, or at a minimum – complement their own teams with our own. The MTS setup by Betradar has been designed to give operators the same access to the extensive Betradar odds and data offering without all of the technology, people or fixed fees previously needed to support it.So as at today, across our MTS relationships, we have clients with no trading room at all, through to clients with a full trading and risk team. The service fully flexible and so is equally well equipped to work for both start-up, or existing operators. SBC: Where do you feel your product best fits in betting current value chain? Is Trading no longer a core domain for betting stakeholders?HC: The MTS is designed to be over-arching: a service to support the entire value chain and operation. By partnering and working with a range of market leading collaborators, including various software providers, we are able to provide a truly bespoke turnkey solution to operators.Betradar truly offers the complete value chain when it comes to data provision and the betting services to support, and that is clearly evidenced by our most recent 7-year deal with the NBA.With regards to trading specifically, through our current foundation of having the best and biggest data – thanks to algorithms, quantitative analysis and models plus the technology focused on automation – the days of extensive manual trading or odds compilation should start moving into the rear-view mirror, leaving the management of offerings, pricing strategy and risk management as the key “trading” function.We believe as long as you have good people, processes and technology, risk management can be done equally well (or better) by our team. Using our own quants and algorithms, own technology and risk console, and importantly – our own team of experienced people, we feel we now have the complete service that allows Betradar to be a bona fide extension of an operator’s trading room.We believe we now have that to the standard of a Tier 1 bookmaker in our MTS team, meaning it is no longer as difficult, nor expensive for a new player or start-up Sportsbook to acquire this themselves, simply by utilising our service. SBC: Can you detail to SBC readers what is unique about your offering in the market, and what specific products or services are available?HC: The work that has been done over the last year with big data and now with over 90 operators already signed up to our MTS, this all allows us to model and price in a completely different way to the market standard. We now have the commercial ability to bear 100% of the risk, and this no longer makes sports betting a volatile or risky proposition – which I think makes it interesting for new entrants to the space, particularly from Casinos or Lotteries that perhaps may have previously been less inclined to launch the traditionally riskier Sports vertical.Secondly, I would draw attention to our independence and platform-agnostic approach. For those wanting to benefit from our official data and get a full ITF betting package, or an NBA package in partnership with our MTS – without the license fees, premiums or surcharges – it is no problem for us to offer a selective Tennis or Basketball-only trading and risk management solution, to an operator whether they are working on their own technology, or are relying on a pre-existing platform.At the end of the day, we have developed, over the last 2 years, our own console for risk management, that can quite painlessly be integrated to any commercial B2B, or operator’s own, sportsbook platform.We are really excited that ICE has rolled around again and we will get the chance to talk to such a broad range of operators about these developments.SBC: How has Betradar created an optimised betting and trading service for sports betting stakeholders?HC: The structure of a one-to-many, aggregated sportsbook, with tens of customers benefiting from the same high-quality risk management standards is at the heart of this solution.Operators can now focus on customer-facing differentiation through their own unique promotions, offering and MTS-configurable pricing and limit strategies, leaving our MTS to take care of the day-to-day risk in customer monitoring, supervision and the management of good business (VIP) as well as bad (restricted). The MTS also enables us to provide active management of risky or suspicious matches, offering administration and management of tournaments and competitions confidence levels, all while optimising pricing thanks to the swathe of insight generated by a far bigger and more diverse pooled liquidity than any smaller book could generate on their own.For example, it means that a large Korean baseball bet, placed by one of our operators’ customers, might be all that is needed to trigger a change in confidence levels in a match, market or price, and subsequently (indirectly) allow all of our other operators to benefit from this efficiency in odds and event management! This is far more than market average odds, and incorporates liabilities and exposure of the wider sports betting community, without sacrificing individual customer focus.Another benefit we will realise in the future through aggregation, is one of surplus management. In the future there will be the option that allows an operator never to reject a bet or limit a customer based on liability limits or risk appetite. Nor indeed any need for the operator to turn to a corporate outlet for hedging if over-exposed. MTS is currently developing a service called Surplus Trading, which will be available in the second half of 2017. With our customer base numbers growing, more and more operators are benefitting from our guaranteed returns through our 100% risk-free guaranteed margin trading service. This offering is really challenging the status quo as its relates to legacy trading.SBC: Why is Betradar’s independence such an important factor for supplier provision of ‘Managed Trading Services’?HC: Two words: flexibility and control…While we appreciate the importance of giving a start-up project a turnkey option for speed to market – which we accommodate frequently! – we feel it is far more important for the longer term future of a Sportsbook project that any operators launching sports betting have a choice when it comes to preferred technology and supplier. For that reason, we work in partnership (of varying degrees and levels) with as many platforms and software providers as possible, so that we can operationally support a start-up project on a case-by-case and needs basis, rather than having a single technology out-of-the-box option, with all of that option’s inherent limitations.So working independently, with numerous partners, we can help a sportsbook go live with an omni-channel responsive offering next month if speed is key, or launch in 6 months’ time at the start of the new football season, with a truly bespoke, customised and comprehensive multi-channel offering,depending on each client’s own priorities.Put bluntly, there are no limitations to your trading and offering with MTS!________________________Heath Cram Director Business Development – Sportradar AGICE 2017 delegates can hear Heath Cram discuss MTS and issues around trading and risk management with at the BetMarkets stream of the ICE VOX on Wednesday 8th at 3pm. 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Justin Turner’s 3-run walk-off homer gives Dodgers 2-0 NLCS lead Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error This one was dramatic, sure, this three-run bomb by Justin Turner that flew the center-field fence and landed in a glove of a guy wearing a Chase Utley T-shirt.It beat the Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, 4-1, and gave the Dodgers a 2-0 series lead. Video: Justin Turner’s 3-run walk-off home run extends the Dodgers’ NLCS lead over the Cubs Miller: Justin Turner goes Kirk Gibson and makes everything right again “I was fairly excited,” Turner said. “I hit a ball pretty good to center field earlier in the game and (Albert) Almora is an unbelievable center fielder. He’s been taking hits away from us every time we play him. So I was just watching him, hoping he wasn’t going to catch it.”“I was back here in the video room, getting ready for my next at-bat,” Austin Barnes said. “I heard this roar and then I looked at the TV. Fortunately there’s a delay so I was able to see it. Pretty incredible.”“I was on first base,”said Chris Taylor, who had walked. ““All I know is that I saw it go out real fast.”But this home run was actually born long ago, when Turner began the arduous, far-from-guaranteed process of turning himself into a power hitter.That meant hitting baseballs by the millions, learning how to attack low with a swing path that refuses to give in to grounders, so out-of-fashion these days with shifted defenses and brilliant shortstops.“It’s just a mindset,” Taylor said, “and he preaches it every day to us.”It also began happening late Thursday night in Washington, when the Cubs put their fate in the hands of closer Wade Davis and asked him to get seven high-stress outs.It took Davis 44 pitches to do that, and that was only three days ago. Manager Joe Maddon did not want to warm up Davis with no result, or throw him into a tie game and waste his efforts, considering what lies ahead.Kenley Jansen, part of a bullpen that has not allowed a hit since the ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS last Monday, wore a T-shirt that said “Vote JT,” in honor of the campaign that sent Turner to the All-Star Game. Turner wore a 66 T-shirt in honor of Puig.“I had to get it out of his locker,” Turner said. “I can still smell his cologne.”Turner talked of Jansen’s wedding in Curacao last December, when the two were unsigned free agents. They discussed how much they enjoyed being Dodgers, how last year’s elimination at the hands of Chciago gnawed at them.Turner was on the dance floor that night when he informed Jansen he was returning. Before that, they were in a room getting pre-wedding haircuts.“And I did get a haircut,” Turner said, although he denied that he said he would shave his red mane if the Dodgers win it all.Turner then flew to Aruba and was on the beach when he noticed, on Twitter, that Jansen had signed.“That was a good mai tai for me right there,” Turner said.They are the club’s leaders now. A hulking catcher who couldn’t hit enough to see a future, and a knockaround infielder trying to escape Triple-A for Baltimore, Cincinnati and the Mets.Chalk all the money the Dodgers have donated to glamour free agents, and none of it could buy what these vagabonds have wrought.But Turner is no longer improbable, and Dodger Stadium had no trouble believing what it just saw. Dodgers’ bullpen dazzles in Games 1 and 2 LOS ANGELES — In a year that has been so probable, the possible happened.It happened Sunday night on the 29th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s home run off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the World Series, a blast that is framed by hundred off taillights, leaving Dodger Stadium in defeat, and a limping star straining to touch all the bases, grinning through what became his last hurrah.Related Articles The story behind Yasiel Puig’s catchy walk-up track ‘Wild Horse’ But Gibson’s home run was out of syrupy movies and teenage novels. What Turner did was utterly predictable.The pitcher was John Lackey, a week shy of his 39th birthday, a decorated postseason soldier who was among baseball’s most hittable pitchers this season.The moment was the bottom of the ninth with two men on and two out. Turner was right on time. Failure, at this point, would have been the surprise.There have been other home runs just as thrilling, like Steve Finley’s pennant-winning grand slam in 2004, or Charlie Culberson’s home run that won the NL West last year and also sent Vin Scully home a winner in his valedictory home gameBut it’s sort of pointless to rank walk-offs. They’re like Key West sunsets, spectacular to the last, and Turner’s blast was the appropriate release to a swelling balloon of an old-time playoff game.
Gentry then promptly ended the media conference. The Pelicans originally planned to sit Davis for the rest of the season after failing to trade him by the Feb. 7 deadline. But the NBA intervened, a spokesperson said, telling the Pelicans to play him because, “League rules governing competitive integrity … require that he be permitted to play.” For NBA fans tired of hearing all the Anthony Davis trade and free agency rumors, you’re not alone — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is sick of hearing them, too.After the Pelicans defeated the Thunder 131-122 Thursday night, Gentry was happy for his players, and lauded them for enduring all the speculation about Davis and his future. Davis left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. After an MRI, he was diagnosed with a muscle contusion, and his status is considered day-to-day. When asked about Davis exiting the game, Gentry replied simply, “I’m happy for the guys that played the game and we won.”When asked to elaborate on Davis leaving, Gentry said, “Hey guys, I’m going to talk about the guys that played. They did a great job. We found a way to win the game. That’s what’s important.” NBA denies threatening Pelicans with fine for sitting Anthony Davis “I’m happy for all of them. To tell you the truth, this whole thing has been a dumpster fire,” Gentry said (via the Times-Picayune).“It’s just hard, you know, we want guys to be professional and do this, but it’s hard for guys to go through what they’ve been through. To be able to come out and beat a team of that quality, I’m happy for all the guys. I thought that they did a great job.” Related News
Traffic Chief, Linden IslesThere has been a slight increase in fatal accidents recorded in the country for the first half of 2019 when compared to the same period for last year.The combination of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol accounted for a large percentage of these accidents.This is according to Deputy Police Commissioner and Traffic Chief, Linden Isles, who during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Friday explained that these tragedies could have been prevented.He stated that in total, there have been 49 accidents recorded throughout Guyana since the commencement of 2019, resulting in the deaths of 52 individuals.In A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara), there were 13 accidents which claimed the lives of 14 persons while in B Division (Berbice), 14 accidents occurred with the same amount of deaths recorded.C Division (East Coast Demerara) recorded five accidents whereby six persons lost their lives and D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) had 11 accidents with 11 deaths.Meanwhile, in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), there were three lives lost as a result of two accidents. F Division (Interior locations) recorded one accident with one life being lost and in G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands), there were three accidents recorded with three deaths.“That will give you 49 accidents with 52 deaths overall which is a slight increase. We had 51 deaths last year from 44 accidents. Over 75 per cent of these fatal accidents were caused by driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, a combination of these two.”Guyana Times understands that in 2018, of the 51 deaths recorded as a result of fatal accidents, 41 were males while 10 were females. Of this total, two were children.Meanwhile, for 2019 to date, 42 persons who died from being involved in a fatal accident were males while 10 were females. Of the 52 deaths for 2019 so far, four were children.The most recent fatal accident occurred on Wednesday evening after a truck carrying logs turned turtle while climbing a hill on the Linden-Lethem trail. The dead man has been identified as 35-year-old Anil Persaud of Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown.It was reported that the porter, along with two others who were inside of the truck at the time of the accident, are said to have sustained minor injuries and were admitted at the Linden Hospital Complex, Region 10, for treatment.Police preliminary investigations revealed that at about 14:00h, Persaud was driving the motor lorry bearing registration number BBC 9430 and upon reaching the top of a hill, the trailer, which was loaded with logs, suddenly began to descend.As this began to happen, Persaud attempted to change gears and direction but instead, the vehicle toppled downhill. Although the porter and other occupants made it out of the wreckage, Persaud was said to have been pinned in the wrecked cabin for quite some time.Nevertheless, he was pulled from the mangled cabin several hours later.The mangled truck after the accidentDead, Anil Persaud
But Mourinho has yet to win an away game against a fellow “big six” side since taking charge at Old Trafford, with seven games at Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham yielding just three points and one goal.That run includes a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal last season as Wenger recorded his first competitive victory over Mourinho at the 16th attempt.The pair have shared a tumultuous relationship over the years but Wenger does not believe Mourinho, renowned for his defensive tactics in such matches, will only be eyeing a clean sheet in north London this weekend.Asked whether he expected Mourinho to park the bus with a defensive outlook on Saturday, Wenger replied: “No, I don’t expect anything special.“I just expect us to be ready to recover now. Man United is a strong team and I expect us just to cope with the problems they will give us. They will attack as well. They will not only defend.“It is a game between Arsenal and Man United at home. I just want to focus and to prepare well my team, and give my team a good chance to win the game.“Man United is doing well at the moment, we are doing well at the moment, so it looks to be a promising game.”Arsenal welcome United having won their previous three Premier League games to move into the Premier League top four.Victory in the north London derby at home to Tottenham was followed up with a last-gasp win at Burnley before Huddersfield were dispatched 5-0 at the Emirates on Wednesday.That was a 12th successive home win as Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil all got on the scoresheet while Olivier Giroud hit a brace.It was not all positives for Wenger, however, as Lacazette was substituted at half-time with a groin injury, while Sanchez was also replaced late on after feeling his hamstring.Wenger expects Sanchez to be fit to face United, but said club-record signing Lacazette will “certainly be out” of the contest.“Sanchez had a little hamstring problem, that’s why I took him off, but I think he will be all right,” he said.“Look, we have offensive weapons, you know. We have Danny Welbeck, we have Giroud, we have Jack Wilshere who all came on. They are all offensive players.“I will see what I do for Saturday but ideally you wanted him (Lacazette) there.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not expecting Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to set his team up defensively when the sides clash despite his reputation for “parking the bus” in big matches © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not expecting Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to set his team up defensively when the sides clash on Saturday despite his reputation for “parking the bus” in big matches.United travel to the Emirates Stadium sitting second in the Premier League and on the back of a 4-2 win at Watford in midweek.