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Agents’ agent clinches Cardiff top deal

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As US struggles with race issues, Senate confirms first black Air Force chief of staff

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first_imgBrown recounted his experiences in an emotional video, speaking of how during his Air Force career he was “often the only African American in my squadron or, as a senior officer, the only African American in the room” and of wearing the same flight suit with wings pinned on his chest as his squadron yet being asked if he was a pilot.He expressed hope that his confirmation would make a positive difference after centuries of racism in the United States.”I am thinking about how I can make improvements, personally, professionally and institutionally so that all airmen, both today and tomorrow, appreciate the value of diversity and can serve in an environment where they can reach their full potential,” Brown said. The US Senate confirmed General Charles Brown on Tuesday as the first African-American military service chief, voting unanimously to make him chief of staff of the Air Force as the armed forces – and the country as a whole – grapple with questions about racial inequality.The vote was 98-0, as Vice President Mike Pence made an unusual appearance presiding over the Republican-led chamber.Brown, 58, is currently commander of the Pacific Air Forces. There have been waves of protests across the United States and other countries over the past two weeks sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody after an allegation that he had used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes.Floyd’s funeral was taking place in Houston on Tuesday.The military has been doing a mixture of damage control and soul-searching on race amid the protests, as Republican President Donald Trump sent in the National Guard to control demonstrations and threatened to deploy active-duty troops against US citizens.In response, service chiefs have issued poignant statements on race relations.center_img Topics :last_img read more

MYSTERY ILLNESS: DOH orders airport screening of travelers

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first_imgThe region’s international airportsare all in Panay Island – the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo; the KaliboInternational Airport and Boracay Airport both in Aklan. “They are already doing controlmeasures. They are on heightened alert checking our travelers,” she said. It is important for people to maintaina healthy lifestyle, practice proper hygiene and keep the environment clean,said Juanico. ThePhilippines is deemed vulnerable to the spread of the mystery virus because ithas been receiving heavy Chinese labor traffic since an online gambling boom in2018. Domingo clarified that flu shotscould only help prevent infection and severe outcomes caused by influenzaviruses, and not the mysterious new illness. (With a report from the Philippine News Agency/PN) DOH Region 6’s other task, saidJuanico, is to strengthen the public awareness campaign on this illness – anunidentified form of viral pneumonia – that has so far downed at least 50people in China. What is so far clear is that peoplewith this illness experience symptoms like high fever and shortness of breath.In some cases there’s cough, runny nose, body pain, and headache. The Bureau of Quarantine has personnelin the airports and even seaports, said Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, head of DOHRegion 6’s infectious disease section. “Observe cough etiquette to preventthe transmission of respiratory infections,” Duque added. TIGHT SCREENING. As two alert airport security personnel watch, newly-arrived airline passengers pick up their baggage from conveyors after undergoing x-ray inspection at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PNcenter_img He also stressed the importance offrequent hand-washing and the wearing of masks in crowded places, among others. “We still do not know how this can betransmitted, and even the possible host,” she said. For his part, DOH undersecretary EricDomingo said, “We’re really just being very, very careful right now in thePhilippines. That’s why we put our Bureau of Quarantine on alert. All of ourports of entry have our quarantine officers.” While the mystery illness is “verysimilar to any kind of flu”, Domingo said “this one there is clustering” inChina’s Wuhan city in the central Hubei province. All the people who had it,when they were tested, did not test positive for any regular kind of flu virus.So this is something new.” ILOILO – Wary of the possible entry ofa mystery virus from China causing a respiratory illness with pneumonia-likesymptoms, the Department of Health (DOH) has ordered the tight screening oftravelers entering through Western Visayas’ international airports. In a statement, DOH secretaryFrancisco Duque III urged travelers – especially those from China –experiencing flu-like symptoms to get screened immediately. The infectionin China broke out between Dec. 12 and 29, 2019. Authorities in China have ruled outSARS or severe acute respiratory syndrome that killed 700 people worldwide in2002 and 2003.last_img read more

Larry Shaw Race Cars returning as title sponsor of IMCA’s Western Region

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first_imgBATESVILLE, Ark. (April 29) – Larry Shaw Race Cars returns for a third consecutive season as title sponsor of IMCA’s Western Region for Modifieds.Top 10 drivers in 2014 point standings for the region receive shares of a $6,000 point fund furnished in part by the Batesville, Ark., chassis builder. Drivers are required to display two Larry Shaw Racing decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. The champion earns $2,500, with $1,250 for second, $625 for third, $325 for fourth and $300 for fifth.Sixth through 10th place finishers each get $200. Larry Shaw Race Cars is now in its seventh year as an IMCA marketing partner. More information is available by calling 870 251-2966 and at the www.larryshaw.com website. Shaw also retails high performance parts and repairs all makes of chassis. The Western Region includes tracks in Arizona, California, western Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, northern New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Three newly-sanctioned facilities in Montana are border tracks, meaning Western Region points can also be earned at those speedplants.“The Shaw-built Modified chassis has been synonymous with winning for many years and their list of loyal customers is a testament to the quality of the product,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Larry Shaw is well-respected in the dirt racing community and we’re honored to partner with them again in 2014.”last_img read more

Chalobah commits to Blues

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first_img The 18-year-old Chelsea academy product spent last season on loan at Watford and has been spoken of highly by Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who plans to integrate the midfielder or defender into the first team in the 2014/15 season. Chalobah said on chelseafc.com: “It is great for me that Chelsea are willing to give me such a long contract, it is a big confidence boost. Press Association “I know I must continue to improve to earn a place in the Chelsea team and with my future settled, I can concentrate on doing that.” Mourinho said: “He’s a very, very good player and I like him very, very much. I am very impressed. For sure he is a Chelsea player.” center_img England Under-21 international Nathaniel Chalobah has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea, the Blues have announced.last_img read more

Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 4: Kayton Samuels vs. Steven Clark

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Even more pressure is going to fall on the nose tackle this season with seven of the Orange’s eight defensive ends from last year not returning in 2016.Both players tacked on some weight between November and April — the final game depth chart and the post-spring depth chart. Samuels bumped up 18 pounds from 300 and Clark gained 8 pounds from 303. The shape that they’re in come September, compared to what the coaches want, will likely play a role in who gets the nod.Samuels has a slight edge because of his starting experience, but Clark saw significant playing time, too. Regardless of who is the starter and who is the backup, the situation will likely be similar to last season with both players getting plenty of snaps. Comments Published on August 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Related Stories Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 5: Rodney Williams vs. Kielan WhitnerSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 6: Nickel cornerbackSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 7: Antwan Cordy vs. Chauncey ScissumSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 8: Jonathan Thomas vs. Ted TaylorSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 9: 2nd outside receiver With Syracuse football training camp less than one week away, The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, will analyze one of the top 10 preseason storylines, top 10 position battles or reveal one of 10 player files each day. Check out dailyorange.com and follow along here to countdown to camp.The core of Syracuse’s defense lies in its defensive line, head coach Dino Babers said. Without success at the line of scrimmage, teams can’t be successful.“If I said the lions rule the jungle, that’s not true,” Babers said during an interview on NBC Sports Radio with Newy Scruggs on July 19.  “Hippos rule the water and elephants rule the land. Until you get that, you’re going to have a hard time winning football games.”The biggest hippos on the defensive line are Kayton Samuels and Steven Clark. They’re the nose tackles — the literal core of the d-line. At 318 pounds and 311 pounds, respectively, they’re also the two heaviest guys on the defensive line.Samuels started all 12 games last season over Clark and was slotted ahead of him on the post-spring depth chart. Samuels finished his redshirt freshman year with 15 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Clark had 21 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass defended and two fumble recoveries during his true freshman season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE POSITION BATTLES TO WATCHNo. 5: Rodney Williams vs. Kielan WhitnerNo. 6: Nickel cornerbackNo. 7: Antwan Cordy vs. Chauncey Scissumlast_img read more

Busy Kambi confident on 2019 outlook

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first_imgShare StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Submit Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi Group Plc has detailed a strong opening to 2019 trading, recording a 28% group revenue increase to €21 million (Q1_2018: €16.5m).Updating investors, Kambi maintains its positive momentum detailing that client operator growth has improved by 46%.The Stockholm enterprise continues to strengthen its commercial pipeline, signing two new operator contracts during the Q1 window – Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment in Connecticut, USA, and Rhinoceros Operations (mybet) in Germany.Furthermore, Kambi operations delivered on launching three Pennsylvania (US) ‘on-property’ sportsbook through its partnership with Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment.“Following a hugely successful 2018, I’m pleased to report 2019 kicked-off in similarly positive fashion for Kambi. Building on our tremendous achievements last year, we continue to reach new heights with Q1 2019 one of our best quarters yet, featuring new customer signings, numerous customer roll-outs, continued financial growth “, detailed Kristian Nylén Kambi Group Chief Executive.“The Q1 financial numbers were again strong. Kambi revenue increased 28% year-on-year and operator turnover grew by 46%. The majority of turnover growth came from customers operating outside of the US, underlining what was a strong performance from our existing roster of global customers.”Closing Q1 2019 trading, a busy Kambi  reports operating profits of €2.6 million (Q1 2018: €1.5m) – with the group declaring a profit-after-tax of €2 million.Updating investors, Kristian Nylén and Kambi’s executive team will continue to push the firm’s aggresive US agenda, seeking further new deals to establish Kambi as the leading sportsbook platform supplier for US market incumbents.“In addition to growing our existing customers, expansion in the nascent US market continues to be one of Kambi’s main strategic priorities. As expected, the regulation of sports betting state-by-state has been a slow process but one which may pick up in the coming months as states push for legislation ahead of the start of the next NFL season in September.” Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Kambi lauds resilience as COVID impacts Q2 figures July 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Dodgers break down in seventh, lose to Diamondbacks

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first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco THE GAME: Poor defense opened the door for a five-run seventh inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to hand the Dodgers a 6-5 defeat Saturday at Salt River Fields.PITCHING REPORT: The only hit RHP Brock Stewart allowed in his two innings of work was a solo home run to Domingo Leyba. … Bullpen candidate Yimi Garcia pitched his third hitless inning of the spring. Garcia has faced nine batters in Cactus League play and struck out six of them. … Top pitching prospect Dustin May gave up two singles in two scoreless innings.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies HITTING REPORT: Cody Bellinger’s two-run double was the big hit in a four-run third inning. Kike’ Hernandez also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Chris Taylor had a two-out RBI single. … Bellinger was 3 for 3 with two doubles and a single. … Kyle Garlick doubled in a run and is off to a 4-for-10 start with three walks, two doubles and a triple in Cactus League play.DEFENSE REPORT: The Dodgers made multiple mistakes during a sloppy seventh inning. 2B Angelo Mora made an error on a ground ball. RF Logan Landon broke in on a ball that went over his head for a double. And CF D.J. Peters was charged with an error for a throw that sailed over third base and hit the railing in front of the Diamondbacks’ dugout. UP NEXT: Rangers (RHP Lance Lynn) at Dodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda), Sunday, noon PT, Camelback Ranch, SportsNet LA Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

If the Toronto Raptors win 2019 NBA Finals, will they visit the White House?

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first_imgThe Raptors are one win away from winning the NBA championship.Toronto reached the finals for the first time in franchise history this season and will enter Game 6 against the Warriors on Thursday at Oracle Arena with a 3-2 series lead. If the Raptors fall in Golden State, they’ll have another chance to close it out at home Sunday. NBA Finals 2019: Nick Nurse says he called late timeout to give Raptors a break NBA Finals 2019: Warriors’ Kevon Looney ‘should be able to play’ in Game 6 vs. Raptors Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors will tip off Thursday at 9 p.m. If Golden State wins that matchup, Toronto would host Game 7 on Sunday at 8 p.m. Title-winning teams are typically invited to the White House. But, would the Raptors receive an invitation, even though they’re based in Canada?  There’s precedent for a team from Canada celebrating in Washington, D.C. after taking home a title in their respective league. The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992 and visited with President George H. W. Bush that December. Related News “America is proud of you,” Bush said when extending the invite. “It’s America’s pastime, and we salute whoever wins.”The Blue Jays, however, repeated as champions one year later and did not travel to the United States capital.Meanwhile, there are seven NHL teams in Canada and the last Stanley Cup champion from that group was the Montreal Canadiens in 1992-93. They did not take part in a White House celebration, although they were reportedly invited by then President Bill Clinton.The Raptors, of course, could secure a title, receive an invitation and elect not to go, as multiple teams have done during the administration of President Donald Trump and at various other points over the last few decades.The Warriors, the two-time defending NBA champions, have not been invited to the White House during Trump’s administration, which began in early 2017.While the Raptors may or may not attend a ceremony in Washington, they’ll almost certainly take part in some sort of festivities at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Canadian monarch and their representative, in Ottawa, Ontario. They’d likely meet with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau there, as well.“All Canadians are behind the Toronto Raptors, and we are cheering them on every step of the way,” Eleanore Catenaro, a spokeswoman for the prime minister’s office, told the Washington Times. “The team has already made history, and we would absolutely be honored to invite them to Parliament.”Raptors president Masai Ujiri hinted the team was unlikely to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency at a press conference in 2017. “When we win a championship, we’ll deal with that issue,” Ujiri said at the time. “I think we get to go to two White Houses, right? If we win a championship, hopefully one day, I think we’ll be fine with Trudeau.” Kawhi Leonard reacts to Kevin Durant’s Injury: ‘I feel bad for him’last_img read more

Top class Sophie wins England Golf award

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first_img English girls’ champion Sophie Keech is top class at combining her golf and her school work – and she’s won the England Golf Silver Tee Award to prove it. The award is made annually to a girl who develops her golf while also concentrating on her studies and Sophie’s success in the Silver Tee was announced at today’s annual meeting of England Golf. “I’m really pleased to win this award, it gets 2014 off to a great start,” said Sophie, an England girl international from Parkstone Golf Club in Dorset. She is pictured with the English girls’ trophy (image © Leaderboard Photography). The 17-year-old is working towards a BTec in sport at Millfield School in Somerset, where she is a boarder. She commented: “I’m on track. The BTec is all coursework so I can balance it with my golf and my teachers at Millfield are so good and so understanding.” Sophie, who has been at Millfield since she was 13 and is the golf captain, will leave school this summer and will concentrate on her golfing ambitions. She said: “I’ve got mixed emotions about it. It will be such a relief to finish all the work, but at the same time I love it so much here. It’s going to be so sad leaving, I think there will be a few tears on the last day.” She plans to play on the women’s amateur circuit for the next two years to gain experience: “All I want to do is play golf,” she said. Her immediate targets include successfully defending her English girls’ title and winning a British event. Sophie will be building on an impressive golfing CV: in addition to winning the English girls’ championship last year and helping England win the Girls’ Home Internationals, she was also the English schools’ champion, for the second time. Regionally, she was the South West girls’ titleholder and was runner-up in the South West ladies’ championship. In 2011 she helped Millfield to win the World Schools Championship in South Africa. 12 Feb 2014 Top class Sophie wins England Golf award last_img read more