19 Sep

Lamar meets Nicholls St. in Southland quarters

first_img Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com TEAM LEADERS: T.J. Atwood is averaging 16.8 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for the Cardinals. Avery Sullivan is also a key contributor, producing 12.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The Colonels have been led by Warith Alatishe, who is averaging 10.9 points and 8.3 rebounds.ACCURATE ATWOOD: Atwood has connected on 37.3 percent of the 51 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 7 over his last three games. He’s also made 76.2 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Lamar is 0-12 when scoring fewer than 66 points and 17-3 when scoring at least 66.PERFECT WHEN: Nicholls State is a perfect 15-0 when it scores at least 75 points. The Colonels are 6-10 when scoring any fewer than that.DID YOU KNOW: The Nicholls State defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 25.6 percent of all possessions, which is the fifth-highest rate in the country. The Lamar offense has turned the ball over on 20.3 percent of its possessions (ranked 271st among Division I teams).___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 6 seed Lamar (17-15, 11-10) vs. No. 3 seed Nicholls State (21-10, 15-5)Southland Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Lamar is set to match up against Nicholls State in the quarterfinals of the Southland tourney. In the regular season, Nicholls State won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last went at it on Feb. 12, when Lamar made only two 3-pointers on 11 attempts while the Colonels went 8 for 22 behind the arc on the way to a four-point victory.center_img Lamar meets Nicholls St. in Southland quarters March 12, 2020last_img read more

30 Aug

YGAM teams up with Betknowmore UK to deliver safer gambling strategy

first_img YGAM achieves City & Guilds status for second year August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with gambling support service Betknowmore UK, which will see the duo work towards delivering a ‘purposeful, authentic and genuine’ responsible gambling strategy.As part of the strategy, the two have planned to launch two new training models which will aim to reach more industry professionals, universities, students and clients. Commenting on the new partnership Lee Willows, CEO and Founder of YGAM, explained: “I am so excited at the prospect of working even closer with Frankie Graham, a good friend and mentor. Our organisations have been generating purposeful impact for over five-years and we are both working with some incredible businesses in the gambling space. “We are looking forward to working with our friends and colleagues in the gambling sector specifically to compliment the current direction of travel by operators to put social responsibility and safer gambling at the heart of their businesses.”Betknowmore UK’s CEO Frankie Graham and Lee Willows have both lauded the new partnership, emphasising the need for authentic and accredited training within the gambling sector. Willows continued: “Over the next twelve-months we are looking to increase our reach to 3,000 schools and youth organisations/practitioners, connecting with approximately 650,000 young and vulnerable people. “Commencing Autumn 2019, we will also roll out our Peer Education programme to more than three times the number of students than we did last year bringing the total to 56,000 and provide purposeful, part-time job opportunities for eight students from partnering Universities.”Graham added: “Lee and I have been friends, critical friends, champions and motivators to each other and the organisations we have developed. We have always asked how we might combine our skills, experience and insight in this space to drive greater social impact.” He continued: “We believe we have found that special sweet spot and it lies in providing the gambling sector with authentic, accredited training. Authentic as we embrace and embed lived-experience of gambling-related harm into the training and accredited, as we are approved by the global awarding body City & Guilds, having achieved the prestigious City & Guilds Assured standard, which in the words of the awarding body recognises ‘world-class training’.“Betknowmore UK and YGAM can work with companies to tailor the content of workshops to compliment any specific training. We can also package the training in line with the company brand, delivered on premises in the UK or overseas.“In addition in January 2020 we are going to offer open courses in London, Malta, Isle of Man and Gibraltar on a monthly basis to enable colleagues from within the gambling sector to experience our training for themselves, and help us create a series of products that are relevant and the most effective in the market.“What makes our training totally unique is 100% of the profits are donated to Betknowmore UK and YGAM to enable our organisations to deliver our social purpose, which we both seek to build upon in 2020.” Share Related Articles GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling August 4, 2020 GVC – YGAM’s Parent Hub is a vital tool for honest and open conversations August 4, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

28 Oct

a month agoFIFA to intervene as Cardiff and Nantes can’t agree on Sala fee

first_imgFIFA to intervene as Cardiff and Nantes can’t agree on Sala feeby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City have failed to agree a compensation deal with Nantes over Emiliano Sala.The Championship club had originally agreed to pay £15 million for the Argentinian before his tragic death earlier this year.Cardiff have now disputed the figure agreed with the Ligue 1 club.FIFA will get involved this week to find a resolution. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 Oct

Junior Dragons Den Submission Deadline March 15 2019

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C.- The 2019 Junior Dragons Den’s (JDD) deadline for submissions is March 13th, 2019 to enter the competition for the Northeast B.C. Region.Students in grades 7 – 12 and post-secondary students are welcomed to submit their concept for a business or expansion of their current business with an expression of why they should be chosen to participate in the competition.Five applicants from each category will advance to the Regional Competitions in Dawson Creek and Fort St John. Each student will be assigned a Mentor from their local community and these Mentors will assist their assigned student with everything from start-up considerations and marketing, to coaching and presentation skills. These chosen competitors then work on refining their business concept into a comprehensive one-page business plan with detailed financial statements.The competitors will be assisted in creating a live business pitch to use at the live competition for an opportunity to compete for cash prizes at the Final Competition on April 29, 2019.To download an application; CLICK HERElast_img read more

12 Oct

GoAir withdraws boarding passes with photos of PM Gujarat CM

first_imgNew Delhi: GoAir has withdrawn its boarding passes with photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, the airline said on Tuesday, a day after Air India rolled back its passes with images of the two leaders.The airline had taken a “cue from the Election Code of Conduct”, a GoAir spokesperson said, adding that its team in Srinagar inadvertently used unused stock of “Vibrant Gujarat” paper. GoAir’s Srinagar Airport team inadvertently utilized unused stock of Vibrant Gujarat related paper which took place in January 18-20, 2019 for issuing boarding passes at the said airport. It was unintentional. Taking cue from the Election Code of Conduct we have instructed our airport teams to stop utilizing this type of paper with immediate effect, the spokesperson said in a statement. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’On Monday, Air India decided to do the same after the issue ignited controversy on social media. Its boarding passes were also from the Vibrant Gujarat summit with photographs of the two leaders. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted on Monday evening that he was on a GoAir flight on Sunday and it “also had a similar boarding pass with the PM’s photo on it”. An Air India spokesperson said on Monday that the boarding passes were printed during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit held in January this year and the photographs were part of the advertisement from ‘third parties’. “Air India has decided to roll back the boarding passes of Vibrant Gujarat which had photos of the prime minister and the Gujarat chief minister,” said Dhananjay Kumar.last_img read more

19 Sep

Washington Legislature approves supplemental budget plan

first_img OLYMPIA — The Washington Legislature sent Gov. Jay Inslee a supplemental state budget Thursday that puts more money toward teacher salaries, a final step in a multiyear process to bring Washington into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate on education.The Senate passed the plan with a 25-24 vote shortly after the House passed it 54-44 on the last day of the 60-day legislative session.“This Legislature didn’t accomplish everything that we set out to do this year, but we did accomplish our budget goals,” said Democratic Sen. Christine Rolfes, the chamber’s main budget writer. “We are investing not only in the well-being of us, the current generation, and the well-being of our communities, but we’re investing in the future of the younger generations.”The plan makes several tweaks and adds more than $750 million in net spending to the current $43.7 billion two-year state budget that was adopted in the summer.While the main focus is on education funding, the budget also allocates additional money for mental health, heath care and higher education, among other areas. The overall plan also provides a one-time property tax cut next year. A school group walks down the steps of the Capitol Rotunda, Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on the final day of the regular session of the Legislature. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)last_img read more

18 Sep

Guardiola praises Sterling

first_imgThe Manchester City manager is happy about how his team is performing, but he believes Sterling’s goal was simply awesomeAfter Manchester City defeated Newcastle 2-1, the Citizens’ coach Pep Guardiola praised one of his footballers.To the Catalan, Raheem Sterling played very intelligently and his goal was simply awesome.“He made a fantastic goal and he fought a lot,” Guardiola told reporters as per a Goal article.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Especially in the second half, he played so cleverly. He moves the way we need him to move to help the team to be stable.”“The wingers are so important to make stability in our team and he did it quite well,” he said.“They [the players] know me. They convince me [and] I am satisfied the moment they run and do everything.”“The mistakes without the ball [and when] taking decisions – it is part of the process. So, it’s no problem,” he concluded.last_img read more