Sampdoria close to Eto’o deal

first_img Press Association The Genoa outfit, which sold top scorer Manolo Gabbiadini to Napoli earlier this month, are desperately looking to reinforce their attacking line a fter negotiations aimed at signing Udinese forward Luis Muriel collapsed on Thursday. Samp met with Eto’o ‘s representative Claudio Vigorelli on Thursday morning and according to Italian TV station Mediaset, the Cameroon forward has agreed to join the club on a 18-month contract while he has reduced his wages by 40 percent in order to return to Serie A. The 33-year-old only joined Everton outfit five months ago from Chelsea. Eto’o has scored three goals in 14 league appearances this season and is under contract with the Toffees until June 2016. The former Chelsea and Barcelona forward was an unused substitute in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Saturday and was left out of the squad for the FA Cup third round at West Ham on Tuesday. Eto’o spent two seasons at Inter and was a member of the Nerazurri’s 2010 treble-winning side that won the Serie A title, Coppa Italia and Champions League under coach Jose Mourinho. center_img Sampdoria are closing in on the signing of Everton striker Samuel Eto’o, according to reports in Italy.last_img read more

Local man arrested for beating up neighbor over trash can

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 57-year-old man who allegedly beat up his neighbor over an argument about a trash can.The incident was reported around 6:40 p.m.The victim told authorities that when is neighbor Terry Carter got home from work, he immediately grabbed the victim’s trash can kicked it across the driveway. When the victim heard the noise, he grabbed two cable locks and went outside to lock the trash can to the fence to prevent Carter from kicking it over.As the victim began locking the trash can to the fence, Carter came running down the driveway yelling and then pushed the victim. The victim fell and that’s when Carter grabbed one of the cable locks. The victim told police that he was afraid Carter would hit him with the lock so he got up and started walking towards his own driveway.That’s when the victim turned and saw Carter swinging the lock and was then hit by the lock. Carter allegedly repeatedly hit the victim with the lock before returning to his driveway.The victim told police that he and carter had an ongoing issue with the placement of the trash can.When authorities spoke to Carter about the incident, Carter told them that the victim was blocking the door to his fence and he asked him to move out of the way but instead the neighbor sprayed him with pepper spray which prompted him to hit the victim with the lock.The officer then asked why Carter did not just call the police if he was pepper sprayed, and that’s when Carter stopped answering questions.Carter was taken to JFK Medical Center for clearance before he was taken to jail.He is now facing charges of battery on a person over 65 and aggravated battery on a person 65 and older.last_img read more

Syracuse community reacts to win over Boston College

first_imgSyracuse crushed Boston College by 22 points on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome to collect its first conference win of the season. Check out the reaction of SU fans below.[View the story “Syracuse community reacts to win over Boston College” on Storify] Comments Published on January 13, 2016 at 9:06 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Korger: Wilson, pro-style offense will help Wisconsin attract top recruits

first_imgFor years, the NFL has benefited from a Wisconsin program that cranks out terrific offensive linemen. We have all heard the stat thrown around by every announcer and sports commentator: The Badgers have the third largest starting offensive line of any team in college football or the NFL. Yes, the Badgers’ giant front line surpasses the size of almost every professional football team.Besides their overall size, the talent of Wisconsin offensive linemen has led to many playing on Sundays. Former greats like Joe Thomas, Kraig Urbik and the trio of seniors from last year’s squad (Gabe Carimi, John Moffitt and Bill Nagy) were all week one starters for their respective professional squads.Tight ends are more of the same story. With the strong Wisconsin run game, the tight end is basically another giant on the field to help open up the giant holes that create a successful ground game. Remember when Bill Nagy started at tight end against Ohio State last year? No. 76 donned No. 89, as Nagy received the start at tight end and helped the Wisconsin ground game accumulate 184 yards against the vaunted Buckeye defense.While Wisconsin tight ends are run blockers, by no means have they been left out of the Badgers limited air attack. Wisconsin has produced multiple All-Americans at tight end, and former Badger tight ends Garrett Graham, Owen Daniels, Travis Beckum and Lance Kendricks all call the NFL home.But when it comes to the position behind center, the Badgers have failed to produce a starter in the NFL for quite some time. While former players like Brooks Bollinger and Jim Sorgi enjoyed long NFL careers as backups, it is hard to pick out a Badger quarterback who has been successful in the pros. Wisconsin has never been known to receive the highest touted recruits out of high school, but the Badgers never fail to produce great players.With the primary focus of the offensive attack being on the run game, Wisconsin holds a terrific allure for potential running back and offensive line recruits. However, the Badgers have lost some potential appeal for quarterback recruits in the past who fear they will not be able to shine with a run-heavy approach.But that is all changing. Wisconsin runs the pro-style offense, which is exactly what it sounds like. It is not a spread where the quarterback is throwing 50-60 times a game, putting up video game stat lines. Pro scouts tend to disregard these stats, as these system quarterbacks are just that, a product of a system. Although traditionally the Badgers have been held as a run-heavy team, this year, more than ever, Paul Chryst and the Badgers offense have been as diverse as it gets.Russell Wilson has picked up where Scott Tolzien left off and then some.Through 10 games, Wilson is 160-218 through the air, meaning the senior is completing 73.4 percent of his throws. Last season, Scott Tolzien went 194-266 through the air with a 72.9 completion percentage in 13 games. That is an average of about 20 throws a game, while Wilson is on track to attempt close to the same amount per game. The numbers look similar, but there is one key difference between Wilson and Tolzien: the average distance that these throws are being made.Wilson has already accumulated 2,416 yards through the air this season, while Tolzien accumulated 2,459 in all of 2010. Wilson averages 11.08 yards per attempt (on pace to shatter the NCAA record), compared to Tolzien’s 9.25. Wilson is also currently on pace to obliterate the record for pass efficiency in the NCAA with a current rating of 201.6 (record 186.0 set by Hawaii’s Colt Brennan). Wilson has already accumulated 30 total touchdowns, a quarterback record for Wisconsin.The Wisconsin offense has shined to its full potential under Wilson, averaging almost 500 yards a game, with almost perfect balance from the ground (250 per game) and the air (249 per game). There is nothing this offense cannot do. Which is why Russell Wilson and the Badgers offense this season will serve as alluring examples to recruits of what is possible on Bielema’s teams and Chryst’s system.Quarterbacks can shine just as brightly at Wisconsin as anywhere else in the nation. Wilson has made that apparent since his transfer this summer. With the national spotlight on Wisconsin more than it ever has been before, Wilson and the offense have blinded opponents. If you thought last year’s 41.5 points per game were disgustingly good, the Badgers average 46.5 points per game this year. How long has it been since Wisconsin has had a quarterback named an All-American? Try Earl “Jug” Girard in 1944. The only All-American quarterback in Badger history was only 17 years old when he won this honor. So, needless to say, there has been a large historic gap since the Badgers have been graced with someone truly great as a play-caller.Wilson is definitely deserving of the honor. The stats do not lie; Wilson is the best quarterback in college football. Andrew Luck may be the best pro prospect, but as far as efficiency goes, there is no better quarterback in the land than Wilson.Even before the Badgers landed their prized off-season catch in Wilson, Wisconsin signed one of the most highly touted quarterbacks in the recruiting class of 2012. Many consider Bart Houston’s commitment to Wisconsin a sign of the Badgers emergence into the national spotlight for recruiting. Houston, the sixth best quarterback in the class of 2012 according to Rivals.com, comes from Concord, Cal., and is a product of the vaunted De La Salle High School powerhouse football program. Houston cited the pro-style offense as one of the reasons he chose Wisconsin.“It’s a program that is team first and individual second,” Houston told Scout.com. “That’s how it is at De La Salle, and that’s what I saw at Wisconsin. That was their philosophy, the way they held themselves, the way they talked about the season. I looked at the academics and the pro-style offense, and I really liked that.”Houston said that before Wilson began to tear college football apart. Whatever the end result of this season may be, it is safe to say that landing Wilson and his success on the field will only benefit the team in the long run. In a playbook doctrine that has been traditionally run-heavy and restricted by the lack of an elite quarterback, the arrival and performance of Russell Wilson have not only opened up the playbook for Wisconsin this season, but his performance in the Badgers offense will help to propel Wisconsin’s image for years to come. No longer will elite quarterback recruits ignore Wisconsin.Wisconsin may not be on the road to the national championship, but the offensive fireworks this season have changed the common perception on the Badgers offense throughout the country. The Wisconsin offense is no longer boring football. Instead, the Badgers are becoming a balanced offensive juggernaut. With more chances than ever to show their full playbook and style on national television with Wilson’s excellent play, a possible berth in the Big Ten Championship game and a potential BCS bowl will only extend the influence of the new Wisconsin brand to the best recruits in the nation.Nick is a senior majoring in English and history. He likes to talk a lot about Wisconsin sports. If you have any questions about anything Wisconsin-sport related, he’s your guy. So send him an email at nkorger@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Jahmiel Tackles Social Injustice In New Single “We Feel The Pain”

first_imgIn a recent release by Jamaican recording artist, Jahmiel, he tackles worldwide social issues in a creative and profound manner. The newly released single titled “We Feel The Pain” lashes out at the constant injustice lower economic class of people face worldwide.  The ‘Greatman’ continues to prove his growth as an artist turning his new work into a musical masterpiece highlighting the oppression of the less fortunate whether living in the ghetto, being of a minority or being of a lower socioeconomic class. Showing his frustration in the visuals and on the track, you hear and see Jahmiel passionately plea to the people that they are living in an open prison and their lives are not a priority to government.The world is like a open prison, cah we no have no freedom / Police kill a innocent youth Weh no strap, so dem give him gun / We know dem plan up fi rule and control everything/ Dem Nuh wah we Mek it out, dem Nuh wah Fi see we a win/ Yeah we see dem smile , but that no genuine/ Government no give a f### Bout our living/The single not only invites listeners to realize the struggles many face throughout the world, but Jahmiel also appeal for people to regain the power and awaken the power within themselves.The system nah no heart/ So me no wah you Tek dem serious when dem talk/ A better fi me and you that dem no win/ Cause when dem keep we down, a we dem profit offa/ No trust dem food youth a better you go plant/ Inject dem chemicals fi keep we lifespan short/ The people have the power so me wah you know that/Dem plans can’t work if me and you stop.In popular music today singing anything but a love song or about the monetary success in life sometimes constitute a risk. And tackling complex issues like class, race or the environment in a song can especially be a hard sell. Jahmiel taking this step in a time of intense debate, social issues driving the news cycle, presidential campaign, music that choose to take this direction is more vital than ever.Directed by Buss Weh films the video provides a heartfelt visual of global injustice to youths, minorities, police brutality, and social economic injustice. Jahmiel is seen with a rope around his neck and chains around his feet, symbolizing being enslaved, you also see various cutaways of worldwide events of people suffering, 9/11 and misuse of power. The ideological fuel that freedom isn’t free is one that many activists have been educating for a long time and for Jahmiel the message needs more voices. At the end of the visual you will see Jahmiel removing the ropes and chains symbolizing the people regaining the power.last_img read more

Florida Surpasses 200,000 Cases of COVID-10

first_imgAn increase in safety measures is now expected to follow after the implementation of the mask orders, closure of bars and the limitations on restaurant hours in the South Florida counties. Florida has now become the third state in America to surpass 200,000 cases, following New York and California. The state is now up to 200,111 confirmed cases. Florida also reported 29 new deaths on Sunday with a total of 3,832 COVID-19 resident deaths. For the third consecutive day on Sunday, Broward County set a single-day record with 1,664 new cases. Miami-Dade’s increases were 2,282, a day after marking a new county high with 2,418 new cases. There were five new deaths in Miami-Dade County, three in Broward and one in Palm Beach County. A new all-time high COVID-19 record was set on Saturday, with 11, 458 cases and on Sunday, 10,059 new cases were reported. Over the weekend, while Florida residents celebrated the fourth of July with limited activities, the state recorded over 20,000 new cases of COVID-19. last_img read more

Misleading print ad sees ASA sanction Racing 4 Profit

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Related Articles Submit Lee Willows, YGAM: Education is central to gambling reform  July 9, 2020 Share Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has penalised betting tipster rixbets.com, after a complainant challenged the misleading nature of a claim made in a print advert, as well as whether it could be substantiated.First seen in August of last year, the ruling by the ASA states the press ad read:  “… Outstanding results in the last 16 months… £34,970 PROFIT. An extraordinary 62% PROFIT on investment and an incredible tax free profit of £492 per week”.With small print below going on to announce “(All bets at just £100 per point at advised prices or SP – total stake 9/4/16 to 19/8/17 = £56,000)”.Questioned by one complainant, responding Racing 4 Profit Ltd, trading as rixbets.com, pointed out that text in the main body of the ad stated the stake per point required (£100), as well as the time period in question (9/4/16 – 19/8/17) and the overall total staked (£56,000) to achieve a profit of £34,970, stating a belief that information was presented clearly.Going to be outline a viewpoint that text size and placement was not out of the ordinary, Racing 4 Profit also explained its proofing process and provided a spreadsheet “which they said listed all the bets made in the referenced 16-month period, including the race date, name of horse, points staked, odds and the number of points won/lost.”During its detailed assessment, within which the ASA upheld the complaint and concluded that the ad was misleading, it explained: “We were concerned that the ad did not make sufficiently clear the amount a consumer would be required to stake to achieve the £34,970 profit. “We noted that the text which stated “total stake 9/4/16 to 19/8/17 = £56,000″ was in small print in parentheses under the body copy and we considered that that text, and the text which stated”62% profit on investment”, did not make sufficiently clear to consumers the amounts they would need to invest to achieve the advertised profit. “We also understood that £492 was an average, calculated by dividing the total profit amount (£34,970) by the number of weeks in the relevant period (71), and we noted that the spreadsheet showed that there were periods of several weeks at a time when no races had been won but significant amounts had been staked. “We therefore considered that the ad gave a misleading impression that consumers would achieve a weekly profit of approximately £492, when that was not the case.”Racing 4 Profit must not display the ad again in its current form, as well as ensuring future ads make it “sufficiently clear” the amounts needed to be staked to achieve the quoted profits, and “that they did not misleadingly imply that consumers would achieve a weekly profit, if that was not the case”.last_img read more

Betsson’s Dutch entity Corona Ltd issued €300,000 fine

first_img William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit The Netherlands Gaming Authority, De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a €300,000 fine, to Corona Ltd for offering gaming to customers in the country without the required local licence.Corona, a subsidiary in the Betsson group and operator of the Oranje and Kroon online casino brands, has detailed that it is currently locked in internal deliberations and assessments, as the group judges whether to appeal the decision.This follows moves made by the lower house of the Dutch parliament two years ago, which saw the approval of the Remote Gaming Bill, that has thus far not had the approval of the country’s Senate.In June of this year, government officials stated that the coalition government in the Netherlands had an intention to resume the legislative process, and has pencilled in an initial aim of seeing the new regulation introduced by 2020.In its media release, Betsson detailed that further entities that fall under its banner were also the subject of KSA investigations, however, the regulator established that there were no violations with regard to them and no fines were imposed. Betsson AB acquired its Corona entity four years ago, “in anticipation of the re-regulation of the Dutch online gaming market,” which the groups details that was due, and it expected, to occur in 2015 “according to public information”.Pontus Lindwall, CEO of Betsson AB, commented: “Betsson shares KSA’s ambition to achieve a high channelisation of customers into any future locally regulated environment in the Netherlands, and supports the Dutch Government’s ambition in moving forward with the legislative process.”Last month Lindwall stated that “confidence is back in the business” when reporting the groups interim 2018 results, following his regaining of the leadership in September 2017 from Ulrik Bengtsson.Set to implement a back on track plan the program has focus on the three strategic areas of optimising operational efficiencies, improving product output and enhancing growth within core markets. Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Isaiah Thomas defends confrontation with fan, hopes for NBA’s support

first_imgIsaiah Thomas said the fan he approached in the stands gave him two middle fingers and yelled “Fuck you, bitch!” three times: pic.twitter.com/z1Fk4LVKdW— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 22, 2019Thomas was ejected from the game after officials reviewed video of the exchange. The fan and a companion were ejected from the arena after Thomas pointed them out to security personnel. Thomas said the fan’s rant was the worst thing he had heard directed at him during his NBA career.”Look at me in my heart, put your middle fingers up and saying it three times? Like, you mean that. That’s not you just wanted a Frosty,” Thomas said. Isaiah Thomas goes into the Philadelphia stands to confront a fan. He was ejected for this.(Via @TheAthletic) pic.twitter.com/Z04Q0gWdXS— Samuel J. Robinson (@samuelrobinsonJ) December 22, 2019MORE: Why Celtics are a real threat to Bucks, Sixers in EastThomas said he wasn’t buying the fan’s “I just wanted a Frosty” explanation because, according to Thomas, the fan yelled, “F— you, bitch!” three times after the make.”I know (the league is) going to investigate. I’m going to tell them the same thing (he told reporters after the game), so if you’re for the players, I feel like you’re going to back me, because I didn’t do anything disrespectful,” Thomas said.(WARNING: Obscene language in the video below.) Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas wants the NBA to take his side after Thomas entered the stands Saturday in Philadelphia to respond directly to a fan Thomas said flipped him off and cursed at him.Thomas believes the league should support him after he walked into the stands at Wells Fargo Center during a fourth-quarter timeout to speak with the spectator. Thomas said the fan told him he was upset Thomas cost him a free Wendy’s Frosty by making one of two free throws. Had Thomas missed both attempts, it would have been frozen treats for everyone as part of a Sixers sponsor promotion.last_img read more

Sporting de Portugal will go to the TAS to request € 107M for Rafael Leão and Ruben Ribeiro

first_imgThe Sporting de Portugal will request, via an enchantment earlier than the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (TAS), the 107 million that’s requested by the gamers Rafael Leão (AC Milan) and Ruben Ribeiro (Gil Vicente), who unilaterally terminated their contract in the summer season of 2018, claiming simply trigger.As reported at present to EFE by membership sources, eThe enchantment will be processed earlier than mid-Could, when the time period expires.At first, heFIFA dominated in late February that the simply trigger termination alleged by the footballers was right, though Sporting has already introduced that it will enchantment. These gamers had been two of the 9 footballers who filed for the unilateral termination, after the invasion suffered by the complete squad by radical followers, after coaching in Could 2018. Had been assaulted in the locker room violently and some endure psychological penalties, as they’ve alleged in the oral trial hearings.In the case of Rafael Leão, a 20-year-old worldwide under-21 attacker with Portugal, the participant ended his contractual relationship with the membership and left for Lille, though since this marketing campaign he has been a member of AC Milan.Sporting requests a complete of 45 million euros for Rafael Leão.For his half, Ruben Ribeiro, 32-year-old Portuguese winger, left for the Al Ain emirate workforce in January 2019 and is now a member of Gil Vicente of the first Portuguese. For this participant Sporting requests an quantity of 62.1 million euros.last_img read more