Indonesian weightlifters bring home six gold medals from Olympic qualifier event in Iran

first_imgFolliowing the Iranian qualifier event, Indonesian weightlifters are to participate in competitions in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Romania as the weightlifting qualifier events for the Olympics run until April. Topics : Indonesia’s weightlifting team is bringing home six gold and three silver medals from the fifth International Fajr Cup (Namjou Cup), held on Feb. 2 in Rasht, Gilan province, Iran.The event, which runs from Feb. 1 to 5, is one of the qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.Veteran weightlifter Eko Yuli Irawan snatched three gold in the 67 kilogram category, Deni won two silver and a bronze in 67 kg and Triyatno secured the remaining three gold in the 73 kg category, the Indonesian Embassy in Tehran said in a statement on Monday.last_img read more

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Area Girls Softball Sectional Scores-Lady Indians Capture Softball Sectional Crown

first_imgCongratulations to The Milan Lady Indians and Coach Yatzie Roysden on winning The Girls Softball Sectional Championship.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switz. County.Milan  5     SW Hanover  4Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Rising Sun.Hauser  11     Oldenburg Academy  1Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Madison.Connersville  2     Madison  1Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington North.Shelbyville  3     Bloomington North  0last_img

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Naismith piles pressure on Ireland

first_img “I’ve said all along that if you win your home games and put in good performances, you’ll take points from the away ones and have a great chance of qualifying. That’s what we’ve got to concentrate on. “We felt we deserved our win in the first game against Ireland back in November and I’m sure we’ll watch over clips of them over the next few days to devise a game plan to hopefully win again. “There is an optimism more than ever in the squad. That comes from the competition for places in the squad being much higher and with results picking up. “Over the last two years, even when our performances haven’t been at our best, we’ve taken positives from the games and that helps to build the confidence as well. “Also, a lot of the players are coming to the key part of their careers so they want to be going to these big tournaments instead of watching them “Winning that last game at Celtic Park gives us confidence without a doubt. I think that was the big game a lot of people looked forward to with it being so close to home. “The build up and the feeling before it had the sense of being a real big match so as the week rolls on I think it will be similar again. But I’ve said all along that we are confident in every game we go into.” Press Association Steven Naismith has warned the Republic of Ireland their hopes of reaching Euro 2016 will be left hanging by a thread if they fail to beat his Scotland side on Saturday. Martin O’Neill’s team trail the Dark Blues by two points going into this weekend’s crucical Group D clash in Dublin. Defeat to Gordon Strachan’s men would leave them at least six points behind group leaders Poland – who take on Georgia – five behind the Scots and possibly just as many behind Germany, so long as the world champions see off minnows Gibraltar. And Naismith has warned that will be difficult to overcome with just four games to play in the race to reach the finals in France next summer. The Everton forward said: “If Ireland lose this it would put them at a disadvantage but I wouldn’t say they’d be totally out of it. “They would still have a big part to play in terms of facing the other teams and if they put a run of wins together they would still have a chance. “But to be honest I’m not really bothered about what Ireland are doing, it’s more about what we have to do.” While Scotland will hope to knock the Irish out of the qualification battle, they know failure to pick up all three points at the Aviva Stadium will allow Poland – who top the group with a one-point advantage over both Germany and the Scots – and Joachim Low’s side to move clear. But Naismith is refusing to worry about results elsewhere. The former Rangers attacker – who came through a clash with Qatar goalkeeper Amine Lecomte in Friday night’s 1-0 Easter Road win with only a scratch – said: “I don’t think winning this game is more crucial with Germany and Poland expected to beat Gibraltar and Georgia, because when the next round of fixtures comes round and we play one of the so-called smaller teams, people will expect us to win. “I think we just need to focus on this game and the position we are in. last_img read more

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George Zimmerman Sues Democratic Presidential Candidates Over Trayvon Martin Tweets

first_imgThe tweets came on what would’ve been Martin’s 25th birthday. The lawsuit seeks more than $15,000 in damages. (Polk County, FL) — The former neighborhood watchman who was acquitted after shot and killed an unarmed black teen in Sanford, Florida is suing two Democratic presidential candidates over their tweets about the Trayvon Martin case. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit goes after former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for their tweets about race relations and Trayvon Martin on February 5th. Zimmerman went on trial as he was accused of fatally shooting the unarmed black teen, but was acquitted. Zimmerman claims Buttigieg and Warren sought political gain through defamation as Warren called for an end to racism while Buttigieg mentioned white supremacy and gun violence in his tweet. Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today.How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?#BlackLivesMatter— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 5, 2020last_img read more

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Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test

first_imgSTEVE Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test in Leeds having failed to recover in time from the concussion he sustained at Lord’s.Coach Justin Langer confirmed the news two days out from the third Test on a cold Tuesday morning at Headingley, with Smith appearing understandably downbeat around his teammates.As the squad huddle disbanded to begin practice, Smith received a pat on the shoulder from vice-captain Pat Cummins before Langer wrapped his arm around the right-hander as the squad warmed up without him.Langer and Smith then walked out to the middle to inspect the pitch as the rest of the group limbered up and jogged laps around the outfield. Team doctor Richard Saw was seen chatting to Smith near the centre square and he had the final say on Smith’s involvement in the match, as per Cricket Australia’s concussion protocols. Smith requires the approval of Dr Saw before he can resume playing.Smith was in a race against time to be fit for the third Test after he was struck by a searing Jofra Archer bouncer on day four of the Lord’s Test.Smith was the first player in international cricket to be substituted out of a match following the scary blow to the neck from Archer.While he was keen to bat on, following the blow, Dr Saw removed Smith from play as a precaution, and after passing a series of concussion tests resumed his innings.But after waking up groggy and with a headache on the morning of day five, Smith was subbed out for Queensland’s Manus Labuschagne, who starred on Sunday with 59 to ensure Australia drew the second Test and preserved their 1-0 series lead.Labuschagne appears to be the favourite to take Smith’s place in the XI for the clash in Leeds.Smith now has two weeks to be ready for the fourth Test in Manchester, which starts on September 4, with a three-day tour match in Derby from August 29 to 31.For Smith to have been cleared to play in Leeds he would have needed to show no symptoms of concussion, gradually return to full activity, pass routine concussion assessments and face fast bowling in the nets to ensure his reaction speeds had not waned.Smith has been in imperious form during the Ashes, scoring 142, 144 and 92 in his three innings so far.His prolific form has seen him rise to No.2 in the ICC Test batting rankings, just nine rating points behind India captain Virat Kohli.While he watched his teammates train, Smith enjoyed a long chat with former Australia captain Mark Taylor, who captained Australia to a win at Headingley in 1997.Australia require just one more win in the series to retain the Ashes. (Cricket.comau)last_img read more

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Family Seeks Help for Burial of John Ene Okon

first_imgBy Bassey Inyang in CalabarThe family of the Late John Ene Okon, former Super Eagles midfielder is seeking financial assistance to settle hospital and sundry bills at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital so they can bury the deceased who died March this year.At the moment, Okon’s remains is still lying at the Hospital’s morgue where it was deposited when he died.His last duty post was UniCem Rovers FC of Calabar where he was chief coach.His daughter, Ruth Okon Ene, who spoke on the development said the family is in a fix as they are afraid that her father’s remains will spend more days in the mortuary than expected before he is interred.She lamented that her father’s remains, now at the UCTH morgue had been abandoned by the state government, the club and his employers, Lafarge.Ruth said that the hospital had notified the family that the initial one-month deposit for mortuary services had expired.Ruth said that the hospital had normally demanded for additional fees for services even as the family is struggling to secure a casket, a grave and related funeral challenges in Calabar.She said that the club’s management had pointedly informed the family that their policy did not include burial expenditure for the deceased.Ruth appealed to the State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, the Nigeria Football Federation, soccer buffs, stakeholders and public spirited individuals to come to the family’s aid in its time of need.Ruth said the family desired a befitting burial for Ene Okon who in his lifetime played for Acada United FC of Unical, Rovers of Calabar, BCC Lions of Gboko, Akwa United of Uyo and the Flying Eagles.Chairman of the Cross River Sports Commission, Mr. Orok Duke, the employer of the deceased, said the commission was aware of the challenges.He said Ene Okon’s family deserved support in its period of grief over the demise of its bread winner.He said he had intimated the state government and the club owners of Ene Okon’s death..Duke also assured that the state government would not abandon the family in the burial of ther former Nigerian star which was earlier slated for April 22 but shifted to April 29Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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FeedConstruct revolutionises live scouting with AJNA

first_img Share Share Related Articles VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 FeedConstruct has confirmed the launch of AJNA, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) enhanced feed solution for live scouting data.FeedConstruct is the data feed solutions provider for BetConstruct, driven by the following motto – ‘Stream globally. Decide the price. Earn more’.AJNA, designed to provide sports data in a faster and more efficient manner, is to be debuted at this week’s sports marketing and media convention in Monaco – Sportel Monaco.Translated as a third eye, it is an augmented live video streaming which recognises the game flow of sporting events, initially just for football, providing advanced player tracking in live mode while collecting technical data to create new markets to bet on.Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder and CEO, commented: “Machine learning penetrates IT sectors and as a forward-looking company, we seek the ways to infuse our solutions with methods of automated data analysis. The concept of our solution bares its roots for Hindu tradition, the third-eye chakra called AJNA specifically.“The on-field observation of a scout provides rather accurate data, whereas the augmented streaming reveals insights to the game flow that a human eye can’t see. With AJNA, we enrich our sports betting offering with additional augmentation and a more statistical data gathered.”Statistics that can be converted into unique betting markets include ball possession, as well as a player’s speed or distance run per game from the extended personal tracking.The solution consists of a single or double camera setup. As it delivers the streaming, the AJNA solution completes an auto field geometry detection from video.Within just a few minutes, it identifies field scheme and corners with video frames transformed and sent to the tracking system one by one.Player detection comes into force once the system has completed a custom clusterization on sequences of images for each detected player in order to classify them to a team or referee group. GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling August 4, 2020 Submit New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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AFC Bournemouth renews Mansion sponsorship for fifth EPL season

first_img SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack March 31, 2020 Mansion Group announces raft of C-Level appointments August 1, 2019 Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties June 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Submit English Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth has confirmed that it will maintain online gambling group Mansion as its lead sponsor for a fifth consecutive season.Gibraltar-based Mansion has served as lead sponsor of AFC Bournemouth since the club’s promotion to the Premier League in season 2015/2016.Updating the market, Karel Manasco, Chief Executive of Mansion, describes ‘the Cherries’ sponsorship as a critical partnership for Mansion’s brand, profile and coverage – ‘giving Mansion great exposure in one of the world’s most-watched leagues.’“Our long-standing partnership with the club is a testament to the strong relationship we’ve built together. We look forward to the opportunities this year will bring and another season of cheering on the Cherries!” detailed Karel Manasco Mansion, CEO.For Premier League season 2019/2020 AFC Bournemouth will continue to promote Mansion brands’ M88.co.uk and Mansionbet.comMansion marketing confirms that it has begun work with AFC Bournemouth, on joint initiatives to benefit both club fans and the Bournemouth community.Rob Mitchell, Commercial Director at AFC Bournemouth, said, “On behalf of everyone at AFC Bournemouth, I would like to thank Mansion for their continued support. As we enter our fifth season of working together, we look forward to delivering more match and club experiences for our supporters”last_img read more

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SBC signs up Champions League finalist for industry tournament

first_img Submit Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Spanish football legend Gaizka Mendieta will be playing in the second edition of the SBC Championship, held on Wednesday 22 May at Stamford Bridge.Backed by headline sponsor Trustly Group, alongside supporting partners BetConstruct and Catena Media, the 16-team five-a-side football tournament will once again be officiated by former FIFA and Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher.Midfield maestro Mendieta, who commanded a fee of around £30 million when moving from Valencia to Lazio in 2001, will be playing for the SBC team.He collected 40 caps for Spain – scoring 8 times – in a glittering 17-year career which ultimately led him to English football, where he made 62 league appearances for Middlesbrough and helped the club to its first ever silverware in 2003/04.In total, the 16 teams – all playing in branded Chelsea FC kits – will feature up to 140 representatives from some of the sports betting industry’s leading operators, suppliers, affiliates and media organisations. The tournament will feature a pitch-side barbecue after the group phase, before attention turns to the SBC Championship semi-finals and final from 16:00. It will be rounded off with a networking party and plenty of drinks at Frankie’s Sports Bar & Diner.SBC Founder and CEO Rasmus Sojmark is hoping that Mendieta can inspire SBC to play better than last year, which saw the ‘Justice League’ take the trophy – a team featuring representatives of Gambling.com, Scout Gaming Group, GiG, Betsson and EnergyBet.“The SBC Championship was a major success story last year,” said Sojmark. “And not just for those who played, but also for all those industry colleagues, friends and family members that came along to watch. It is the perfect way to unite and strengthen the industry community through a day of football, networking and food.”Samuel Barrett, Director of Gaming & Payments Specialist at Trustly, added: “For us, choosing to get involved again with the SBC Global Championship was a no-brainer. “It’s such an exciting day for all those fortunate enough to play, and a great social day out for those who can find the time to get down and watch. We’re delighted to put the Trustly name – and all of our innovative payment solutions – to such a successful event.”Mendieta concluded: “It will be a dream come true for those walking out to play in a top stadium. I can’t wait to be involved, it should be a special day for the sports betting industry.”SBC invites industry partners and friends to join us as guests on the day for pitch side BBQ and drinks. Spaces are limited, however, so please contact marketing@sbcgaming.com if interested. Related Articles Share StumbleUpon VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Share SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020last_img read more

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