The Florida Department of Law Enforcement needs help locating an 11-year-old Jacksonville boy who went missing over the weekend.A missing child alert was issued for 11-year-old Keavon Washington who was last seen in the area of the 1600 block of West 45th Street in Jacksonville on Saturday.He is 4 feet, 10 inches tall, has brown eyes and has black hair.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or call 911.PLEASE SHARE!Florida MISSING CHILD Alert for 11yo black male Keavon Washington, 4’10”, 135 lbs., last seen 1600 block of West 45th St, Jacksonville. May be in the Jax or Gainesville areas. Contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or 911. #FLMissingChild pic.twitter.com/y6DyyGdyaZ— FDLE (@fdlepio) May 10, 2020
Indore (India) (AFP) – Virat Kohli’s India were hailed as a team driven by “hunger” after stretching their lead in the new world Test championship with a crushing win over Bangladesh inside three days.India won by an innings and 130 runs in Indore on Saturday to give them 300 points from victories in all six of their Tests in the inaugural championship, which began in August and will end in June 2021.New Zealand and Sri Lanka are second and third in the fledgling table, 240 points behind but each having played four fewer matches than India.The team’s latest triumph was ecstatically praised by the press on Sunday with the Times of India headline reading “Demolition Men” while the Hindustan Times blazed “India too fast and furious for Bangladesh”.“Getting there (to number one) is difficult, staying there is even more difficult,” bowling coach Bharat Arun said after India’s pacemen saw off Bangladesh for 150 and 213.“I think to do that over a period of three years, you need to stay constantly hungry.”Batting coach Vikram Rathour said India had built an ethos where victory for the team was more important than individual performances.“It’s the team culture. It’s not about batting or bowling. The team wants to be the number one team in the world. That’s why you see the hunger,” said Rathour.India’s opening win in the two-match series was their third straight innings victory and a record sixth consecutive Test triumph at home.It was also Kohli’s 10th innings victory as captain, surpassing the previous record of nine under his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni.“Virat must be fast becoming India’s best ever skipper … #INDvBAN,” former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted.India are now favourites to extend their winning streak to a 12th successive home Test series after surpassing Australia’s previous record of 10 in the recent 3-0 sweep of South Africa.The final match of the series, beginning Friday in Kolkata, will be India’s day-night Test debut.Kohli said he was looking forward to the new experience of playing with the pink ball in the Eden Gardens Test which will also be Bangladesh’s first under lights.“The pink-ball Test is going to be exciting, will be a challenge for the batters,” said Kohli.“With the older ball, it doesn’t swing that much so the bowlers will have a challenge. We’re just happy to be among the first to play pink-ball cricket for India.”
After a 16-goal, 28-assist performance this past season, Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves thinks it’s likely his All-American defenseman Justin Schultz will depart for the pros this offseason.[/media-credit]After reflecting on the year and discussing his breakout sophomore forward Mark Zengerle, Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves and Herald Sports turned the conversation toward two-time All-American defenseman Justin Schultz in the second installment of the Q&A on the state of Badgers hockey.Kelly Erickson: On that topic, let’s turn the conversation to Justin Schultz next. Obviously, he still hasn’t said anything about going pro. Do you have any updates?Mike Eaves: Justin is quiet to begin with. Because of that fact, he keeps his cards pretty close to his chest. The fact that he hasn’t signed indicates that he’s probably not going to sign with Anaheim. I guess if he was going to go he would’ve gone. I think that what he’s doing is he’s using that rule that he can become a free agent. I think he’s going to play that card – that’s my own thought process based on the fact that he didn’t sign right away. We don’t see the guys quite as much any more, but the one comment that he says is ‘it’s really complicated.’ So he’s keeping things really close, but I’m pretty sure we’re not going to have Justin back next year.KE: I was thinking along the same lines, but I’ve been hearing some rumors that he might stick around.ME: Yeah maybe; there’s the possibility of a strike next year. If there’s a lockout, what would Justin do then? Would he want to go play in the minors, or would he want to come back and finish? That’s the one thing that’s a sliver of hope for him returning.KE: When’s the last time that you’ve had a defenseman like him?ME: Well, we’ve had some awfully good young defensemen here in terms of point production. Jamie McBain comes to mind right away. Jake Gardiner was the same type of skill, maybe didn’t put up the points that Justin had. I think Brendan Smith was a guy that had a magic shot like Justin. Justin, his ability to quarterback the power play and get his shot through either with his velocity, his accuracy or he has the ability to take a little bit off of it, what we call a smart shot, that is the right shot at the right time. So we’ve had some really talented people in that aspect, but I think this year his ability to control the game and all aspects with and without the puck may have separated him a little bit, and the fact that he has that unbelievable work ethic and competitiveness that goes along with that skill: That makes him special.KE: Have you ever heard of coaches specifically scouting defensemen the way they do for Schultz?ME: When you watch defensemen as a hockey coach – and I was a forward – I had to teach myself as a coach to look for specific things that a defenseman does in his game. For instance … the way a defenseman skates backwards, the way he pivots, the way he uses his stick when he’s checking, his positioning out front – those are the little nuances of being a good defenseman. With Justin, it was a little easier to notice him because here was this young man, in the very first game I saw him, within the first five minutes, I’m going ‘Whoa, we have something special here.’ What jumped out to me was his ability offensively to join the rush, to carry the puck, to see the ice and not only to see the ice but to make the play. … Those are two sides of the coin you look at in defensemen. As a head coach, I had to learn to look for those things, but with Justin, he jumped off the map because of his offensive prowess.Be sure to check Herald Sports Tuesday and Wednesday for the final two installments of Eaves’ interview.
A court in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has ordered a man who assaulted a local journalist to pay EC$500 in compensation after he was found guilty of assault.On Friday, the court ordered Danroy Small, a gardener to make the payment to journalist Kenton Chance. It’s reported that Small hit Chance in the face with a plastic bag containing clothing on December 18, 2017.Chance and other journalists were at the time taking photos outside the Kingstown Magistrate Court of police putting several accused persons into a pick-up truck for transportation to prison.Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett also bonded Small for one year. If he breaks the bond, he would have to pay the court EC$1,500 forthwith or spend three months in jail.Small, who has until March 29 to pay the EC$500 dollar fine or spend two months in jail.Chance told the court that he was standing about six to eight feet from the side of the police pickup truck when Small threw the bag, causing his camera to strike him the face. Two police officers who witnessed the incident, along with the investigator officer also testified on behalf of the prosecution.Small, who was not represented by a lawyer, did not call any witnesses in his defense. But in his evidence, denied hitting Chance with the bag.
StumbleUpon Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share New industry esports betting incumbent Luckbox (Luckbox.com) has secured the support of influential esports figurehead Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner.Chaloner is among the esports community’s best-known personalities, working as a tournament host, presenter and match commentator. Chaloner will advise the Luckbox team on esports engagement initiatives as a corporate advisor and brand ambassador.Founded by former PokerStars executives, Lars Lien (CEO) and Mike Stevens, Luckbox is due to launch in 2018, aiming to become the industry’s leading betting platform and community for esports consumers.Lars Lien – Luckbox CEOConfirming Chaloner as a corporate advisor, Luckbox CEO Lars Lien stated: “We are thrilled to have Paul on board. He is hugely respected in esports and, therefore, is the perfect fit for us.“We want esports fans to know us as a trustworthy place to engage with their favourite games and working with Paul will help us convey that message.“Also, we are looking forward to his input into the project, not least the product. No one knows esports like Paul and his contributions to the direction of our business will be invaluable.”The partnership represents Chaloner first endorsement of a betting-related firm, stating that ‘Luckbox is the only company in the sector he would work with’.“Luckbox is a really exciting project and I’m delighted to be involved from this early stage. The team they have assembled is highly experienced and they are committed to creating a legitimate, and respected platform.“As esports grows in popularity, it needs professional and credible players to enter the industry to create the best possible experience for fans. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts and helping shape how Luckbox progresses from this point forward.” Recapitalised Luckbox calls for a recruitment drive June 30, 2020
Imi ‘pleased’ as Sky Racing approaches broadcasting anniversary November 29, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Submit Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 SBC’s Year In Review: February 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Share Related Articles Stephen van Rooyen, the Chief Executive of Sky UK & Ireland, has written a personal letter to The Times, stating that the industry’s planned ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling/betting advertising’ during sports broadcasts will have minimal impact as a gambling-prevention measure or safeguard.This week, UK gambling stakeholders await the full publication of a new mandatory advertising/marketing code, agreed-on by members of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA).Within its policy and conduct mandate, the RGA is expected to announce a voluntary UK operator ban on TV advertising during live sports broadcasts, in an effort to ease public and political concerns attached to gambling-related content becoming too prevalent with UK audiences.Leading Sky UK, van Rooyen states that whilst the directive ‘sounds a reasonable plan’, the reality of betting advertising expenditure portrays an ‘inconvenient truth’ for the RGA and its members.“Independent research from Gamble Aware shows money spent on gambling marketing online is five times that of TV, and the amount of cash spent promoting gambling on social media has more than tripled over the past three years,” he told The Times.“If the RGA and gambling companies are serious about protecting vulnerable gamblers, then they should start by looking at where they spend the most money, what has the least level of regulation and where there is most evidence of harm: the online world.”In his letter, van Rooyen details that the RGA should look to close the disparity gap in standards between the highly regulated TV sector and current unregulated online marketing practices undertaken by sector incumbents.In 2019, Sky UK will implement its comprehensive network protocols significantly reducing its advertising output of betting/gambling related adverts. Furthermore, implementing a new programming policy directive, Sky sports and entertainment networks will only ‘allow one betting/gambling advert to be broadcast per commercial break‘.A key leadership initiative of van Rooyen’s focuses on audience choice on advertising content, while Sky UK is further developing new ‘ad-block’ capabilities through its AdSmart technology. By 2020, Sky will enable its audiences to block gambling-content be viewed on Sky and Virgin Media digital platforms.“The irony is that TV advertising is already highly regulated, with rules around exposing inappropriate advertising to minors and limiting when and how often gambling ads can be seen,” van Rooyen added. “This is not the case online.“If the RGA plan is implemented, then spend would simply shift even further online, with smartphones, tablets and computers targeted with even greater precision. This doesn’t feel like a good outcome for anyone except gambling firms and online tech platforms; the same platforms who by avoiding their tax commitments deny government the funds that society needs.”
The battle between Grupo Codere investors and the enterprise founding Sampedro family intensifies as former Group President and Chief Executive Jose Antonio Sampedro refuses to sign-off the firm’s 2018 accounts.The embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group, sees itself caught in the middle of boardroom feud between the Sampedro family who maintain 19% of the company’s shareholding and Codere’s multiple US private equity investors.This week, Jose Antonio and brother Luis Javier (former VP), refused to sign Codere’s full-year 2018 accounts, citing that the firm’s governance and investors had violated Spanish corporate ownership laws by removing the Sampedro from having any boardroom-level representation.Representatives of Codere US investors maintain that the Sampedro family had been removed from all executive and governance functions in 2018, as part the firm’s agreed €1 billion bankruptcy restructure.Countering investor claims, the Codere family states that US private equity firms such as Prudential and Silverpoint funds had illegally removed Jose Antonio from group leadership, and further suppressed the family’s ability to proposition its own rescue package.Having lost a Madrid High Court lawsuit against Codere investors, last November the Sampedro’s filed a Connecticut District claim, demanding that US hedge funds Silverpoint, Contrarian and Abrahams Capital disclose information related to their combined debt holdings of Codere – stating that it was vital information that Madrid judges had refused to deliberate.European analysts are monitoring Codere movements closely following a nightmare 2018, in which the heavily leveraged gambling group recorded losses of €40 million, primarily attributed to its LATAM divisions being negatively impacted by the Argentine Peso collapse. Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates July 14, 2020 Related Articles Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 Submit Share Codere merges Italian fruit machine units forming CODWIN July 3, 2020 Share StumbleUpon
Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 Share Share Submit VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 BetConstruct’s B2C online sportsbook brand Vbet has announced its biggest commitment to the UK betting market, confirming that it has become the official betting partner of Arsenal FC.Updating the media, Vbet marketing confirms that it will serve as ‘official betting & gaming partner’ of the North London Premier League club until 2022.Detailing further partnership provisions, Vbet has hired former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour as ‘Brand Ambassador’, gaining ‘exclusive access’ to Arsenal first team squad and developing unique football content for football fans to enjoy.In addition, Vbet becomes the official broadcast partner of ‘The Breakdown’, a content series fronted by former Gunner Adrian Clarke, offering an in-depth tactical and statistical analysis of Arsenal games.Peter Silverstone – ArsenalArsenal Commercial Director Peter Silverstone, commented: “We are delighted to welcome VBET into our family of official partners. Innovation is a key part of what drives us at Arsenal, so we are excited to partner with such a forward-thinking, global brand.“We look forward to working with them to create unrivalled content and provide exclusive offers that we know our supporters will enjoy.”Operating company BetConstruct undertakes its biggest UK sponsorship just a week after confirming the appointment of industry executive Viktor Hoffmann as new Chief Marketing Officer for Vbet.Working with BetConstruct leadership, former William Hill and Marathonbet executive Hoffmann has been tasked with developing Vbet marketing proposition on a global scaleVigen Badalyan – BetConstructBetConstruct CEO & Co-Founder Vigen Badalyan said: “Everyone at VBET is delighted to be Arsenal’s global betting partner for the next three years. By building our own software and doing everything in-house we can offer supporters an innovative, easy and safe experience that has responsible gambling at the heart of the brand. We look forward to engaging with passionate Arsenal fans around the world.“We’re great admirers of Arsenal’s tradition and this partnership is a key part of our long-term strategy. VBET will bring the next generation of gaming direct to the Arsenal fans with great products and exciting promotions. We are thrilled to be a part of the next chapter in Arsenal’s long and storied history.”
UEFA has charged the Georgian soccer federation after fans ran on the field and delayed a European Championship qualifying match against Germany.Play was stopped briefly near the end of Germany’s 2-0 win in Tbilisi on Sunday when several fans came on to hug players from both teams.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will meet on May 21 to judge the case, which includes other offences.Also, the Polish federation faces sanctions for fans lighting several flares during their national anthem ahead of the team’s 1-1 draw at Ireland on Sunday.UEFA says Ireland is charged with “improper conduct” of players after five of them received yellow cards.
BREDA — More Iowans are buying food directly from farmers during the pandemic, with Facebook groups and other social media connecting producers and customers.Jenna Anthofer of Breda started the group IA Farm 2 Table on Facebook May 10th and now has more than two-thousand people signed on from Iowa and neighboring states. She says the group is strictly for direct-to-consumer sales of farm products and is her reaction to the challenges COVID-19 has thrown at farmers.“I really just wanted to help offset that, if possible, by hooking up farmers and producers with consumers,” Anthofer says. “I’m actually in a larger nationwide farm-to-table group and they had suggested that each state have their own sort of offshoot branch.”Anthofer says it’s easy enough to find buyers for vegetables, eggs, honey and processed meat, while she says many people are newly-interested in buying meat directly from farmers. “Not everybody feels confident buying a whole pig and then having to process it themselves,” she says, “although I’ve tried to put some resources in the group for people. It’s not that hard to break down a hog, here’s a video to show you how to do it.”Across the Midwest, people are using websites, Reddit, op-ed pieces and other tools to spread the word about buying food directly from farmers. Reddit users compiled a list of “farms that are delivering” and launched a URL with that name.