Rooney: Morrison better than Pogba

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Loading… Derby County player-coach, Wayne Rooney has said Sheffield United midfielder Ravel Morrison was better at the same age as Paul Pogba. Morrison played in the same Manchester United youth team as Pogba and Jesse Lingard. And former United captain Rooney recalled in the Sunday Times: “I remember watching Ravel Morrison thinking he had everything required for a player in his position. “He nutmegged Nemanja Vidic three times in the space of a minute in one training game.Advertisement “But he struggled with lifestyle and his environment which was sad for him — because I saw Paul Pogba come through, Jesse Lingard, all these players and Ravel was better than any of them by a country mile. “He’s proof that you can’t escape the fact there are guidelines every player has to obey in professional football. “Then you think how far you can go by being ultra-professional. Gary Neville, for instance. Gary’s not a great football player but he worked in every minute of every training session and made the most of everything he had. read also:Juventus swap deals for Pogba “Sir Alex Ferguson used to say the hardest thing in life is to work hard every day. Forget all your ability, strip everything back: if you can work hard every day, in whatever job you do you’ll be successful.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Wildcat Harriers Place 3rd At Winchester

first_imgThe Franklin County Girls Varsity Cross Country team won 3rd place at the Winchester Invitational.Junior, Lauren Kelley won first place on Winchester’s wooded, rugged course. Senior, Katelyn Meyer, had a successful start to her season with a 5th place finish. Sophomore, Katherine Apsley, steadily moved forward towards the front of the racers, finishing 13th. Junior, Josie Selm, finished close behind for 15th place. The girls stayed focused, kept a steady pace, and made the race extremely competitive. Only two points separated the first place team from Franklin County’s 3rd place finish.Team scores. Union County 56, Wapahani 58, Franklin County 58, Wes-Del 67, Winchester 91.The Wildcat Boys Varsity runners gave an impressive first performance at the Winchester Invitational, competing on this course for the first time.Junior, Drew Grant was the top finisher for Franklin County, winning 3rd. place Sophomore, Ben Maze, finished in 13th place. Freshman, Hunter Marshall, rounded out the top 15, just 20 seconds behind Ben. Freshman, Harmon Marshall, and senior, Kyle Seibert, finished just seconds apart, navigating Winchester’s rugged course at a swift pace. This was a great start to the Franklin County Cross Country season.Team scores. Wapahani 22, Muncie Burris 64, Franklin County 72, Winchester 100, Union County 116.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

Moore plans to stay put at Leinster

first_img Press Association Jim Mallinder’s men were as stunned as they were furious with their capitulation, but will draw on their group stage experiences of last season. Saints slumped to a 25-6 home defeat to Ulster in December last term, only to pull off a remarkable 10-9 victory at Ravenhill in the return contest a week later. Former Castleknock College man Moore admitted Leinster are extremely wary of Northampton’s Ulster factor this weekend. He said: “We’re all very aware of the fact they will bring a big backlash against us. “Their fans gave them a tough time so we know the job in hand. “We’ve got to make sure we don’t fall victim to that and do the same thing we did last week. If we come out of that first half, we can deal with their threats up front and that go-forward they thrive off, then we’ll have a chance. “We almost played them at their game with that go-forward last week and maybe that can work again.” Moore is locked into his senior breakthrough year with Leinster and he admitted he relished the responsibility of carrying the RaboDirect Pro12 torch during Ireland’s autumn international schedule. He said: “We had 18 away in national camp so there was a big onus on us to keep the momentum going. “We had some tough wins but that kept us going and kicked us on. “Opportunities come along and you’ve just got to take them when they come. Especially as a tight forward it’s all about game time, so I’ve been fortunate with that. “Training against lads like Jack McGrath and Cian Healy, there’s not going to be many tougher out there, s o that definitely gives you confidence to take a step up.” Martin Moore is ready to disappoint a host of English and French clubs and commit his future to home province Leinster. Moore’s revelation comes as a further boost to the Irish Rugby Football Union after Munster’s Ireland and British Lions scrum-half Conor Murray rejected overseas advances to sign a two-year contract extension this week. Back-rowers Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien remain the most likely out-of-contract Ireland stars to move abroad next season. But IRFU bosses will hope two big boosts in the space of a week in Moore and Murray can help them persuade more senior players to commit their rugby futures to Ireland. Moore said: “I’m enjoying my rugby here, this is where I grew up and this is where I want to play my rugby. “So hopefully in the near future we’ll have something done and I can just focus on my rugby and that won’t be an issue. “At this stage, offers-wise isn’t something that comes into it. “Right now it’s all about the rugby, and this is where it is.” Six-try Leinster hammered Northampton in Heineken Cup Pool One action at Franklin’s Gardens last weekend. The highly-rated tighthead prop has emerged as a target for Exeter Chiefs and Racing Metro among other interested European suitors. But the talented 22-year-old has revealed he expects to complete terms on a new deal with Leinster in the near future. last_img read more

Atlanta United confirms second positive coronavirus case

first_imgAtlanta United confirms second positive coronavirus case No additional positive results for players or staff were received Friday. The club announced its first positive result for a player on Thursday. The second player was asymptomatic and has been in isolation since Wednesday, adhering with MLS health and safety protocols that require at least two positive tests to ensure the first result was not a false positive. The team conducted non-contact, individual training sessions on Friday and Saturday and will continue non-contact training on Monday. Mandatory COVID-19 testing will take place again Monday. If negative test results for all players and staff are received, the team will resume full team training on Tuesday.Since Atlanta United began individual player workouts on May 6, the club has followed MLS health and safety guidelines, including physical distancing and sanitizing during individual workouts, small group training sessions and full group training sessions. The club works in consultation with the CDC, local health authorities and MLS regarding testing and training guidelines.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Atlanta United confirmed a second positive result for a player following mandatory club testing on Friday. Associated Press June 20, 2020 ___More AP sports: and ___French soccer authorities are allowing fans back into stadiums from July 10, with an initial limit of 5,000.Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, says it is possible more spectators will be allowed into the French Cup final at the end of July and for the resumption of top-tier Ligue 1 play at the end of August.The federation’s executive committee will discuss the new measures and the specifics of the new calendar on Monday.The French government called off the country’s 2019-20 soccer season on April 28 as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Sun, the 22-year-old Matthews has self-quarantined in his Arizona home and hopes to be ready to play if the NHL season resumes. The NHL hopes to open training camps next month, and finish off the 2019-20 season later this summer.Matthews had 47 goals and 33 assists in 70 games before the suspension of the season on March 12.Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen stayed with Matthews in Arizona for the first stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to the Toronto Sun he tested negative for the novel coronavirus and is no longer in Arizona.Arizona has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,246 new positive cases of COVID-19, exceeding Thursday’s single-day high of 2,519 cases.The league said Friday that it has tested more than 200 players at club facilities during voluntary training since June 8, with 11 testing positive. ___The Toronto Maple Leafs will not comment on reports that star player Auston Matthews has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Toronto Sun and The Toronto Star report that the center tested positive. The Leafs say a player’s medical information is private.Toronto is deferring to the NHL’s policy on handling test results, with the league providing updates on testing totals and positive tests without disclosing the identities of affected clubs or players. Judd Moldaver, Matthews’s agent, did not respond to requests for comment. Three members of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the team’s training facility, and the Bucs have closed affected areas of the building.The team said those areas will remain closed until extensive sanitizing is completed. All individuals who may have been exposed have been notified, the Bucs said in a statement, “and are following the established protocols, which include a 14-day quarantine period.” The team did not identify three people who tested positive.Team headquarters is remaining open under the first phase of the NFL’s reopening plan.Earlier this week, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facility after three players and two staff members tested positive.last_img read more

Technical difficulties: Hunt, Syracuse offense work to remedy passing struggles before Georgia Tech game

first_img Published on October 17, 2013 at 2:36 am Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHass Terrel Hunt was pleased with the final outcome against North Carolina State, but was disappointed with his own performance.Hunt rushed for 92 yards, but passed for just 74, completing half of his passes and throwing two interceptions in SU’s first Atlantic Coast Conference victory in school history. Running backs Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley bailed Hunt out, but the Orange passing game struggled mightily for the second week in a row.“As a quarterback you never want more rushing yards than passing,” Hunt said matter-of-factly.Hunt and the rest of the SU passing game are looking to improve their consistency and rectify a unit that’s been up and down all season. The running game has become the team’s identity, but Hunt and Syracuse’s (3-3, 1-1 ACC) wide receivers will need to improve against Georgia Tech (3-3, 2-2) when Syracuse schleps down south for a 12:30 p.m. showdown Saturday with the Yellow Jackets.Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester knows Hunt’s game better than anyone, and said there are still specific skills his QB needs to work on.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Am I happy with the numbers?” Lester said of the NC State game. “No.”When Lester and Hunt met after the NC State game, Lester said Hunt wasn’t satisfied with his performance. NC State’s secondary was far from elite, and Hunt knew he missed plenty of prime opportunities.“After the game I gave him a hug,” Lester said. “He didn’t feel really good. That’s the way I want him. I want him to expect more out of himself.”Lester loves talking football, arguably more than any of Syracuse’s coaches. And as he stood with a group of reporters Tuesday night while holding a bottle of Glacier Freeze Gatorade in his right hand, he candidly spoke about SU’s quarterbacks for 21 minutes. He could have easily gone on for longer.Lester has been through the good and bad with Hunt. He’s seen Hunt improve considerably, yet he said he’s still often a split-second late on his reads, which inhibits yardage after the catch.Lester says a split-second is the difference between a wide receiver getting tackled immediately and having a bit of a cushion to break free.On the second play of the game against NC State, Hunt completed a pass to Jeremiah Kobena for a 7-yard gain. The forward progress was fine, but Lester said it was a 12-yard route. The ball should have been in Kobena’s hands earlier.Lester said the next step for Hunt is to throw the ball before the receiver looks. Hunt often waits to make eye contact, but with the speed of ACC linebackers, waiting isn’t good enough. “I’m my worst critic,” Hunt said. Hunt and the rest of the quarterbacks sat down with Lester to watch Miami (Fla.) quarterback Stephen Morris on tape. Lester encouraged the SU quarterbacks to look at how early Morris released the ball. The receiver wasn’t even looking when the pass was thrown, yet he went on to score a touchdown. But when Lester watches the Syracuse quarterbacks, Hunt included, he rarely sees a release as zippy as Morris’.“I always seem to see it about a half-second before them. I’m like, ‘Throw it. Throw it.’“And then they go,” he said. Lester said inexperienced quarterbacks have a tendency to try to boost their completion percentage, which often means their throws don’t create extra yards after the catch. But what Hunt has lacked with his arm of late, he’s made up for with his legs. He’s rushed for 253 yards and three rushing touchdowns. He punctuated the win against NC State with a diving plunge into the end zone after a nifty scramble.When plays collapse, he makes something out of nothing.“Now teams are going to think we’re running the ball more,” wide receiver Christopher Clark said, “and teams are going to think that we don’t have a pass game, but we really do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Florida’s Tax-Free Weekend is August 7-9, 2020

first_img·         purchases of clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item The tax-free school supplies include the following: binders, calculators, colored pencils, crayons, pens, construction paper, lunch boxes, notebook filler paper, glue, poster paper, rulers, staplers, scissors and more. During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law requires that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) be collected on: Florida shoppers once again will have a three-day, tax-free holiday weekend ahead of the new school year. This year’s sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Whether students will begin the 2020-2021 school year online or in person, savings on school supplies are available through the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday. ·         the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. ·         purchases of certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item Examples of school supplies that do not qualify for the tax exemption are books not otherwise exempt, correction tape-fluid-pens, masking tape, and printer and computer paper. For more information and a complete list of qualifying items, please visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s site here.last_img read more

Sportech confirms departure of Roger Withers as Chairman

first_img StumbleUpon UK Tote gains international ‘commingling pool ecosystem’ with Sportech April 17, 2020 Submit Roger WithersUpdating the market this morning, London-listed racing technology and systems provider Sportech plc has confirmed that Roger Withers is set to retire as Chairman of the company and board on 24 May.A leisure and gambling expert who has held directorship positions at Playtech Plc and Arena Racing, Withers has led Sportech governance since 2011.Withers commented on his departure from Sportech “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chairman of Sportech and am delighted to be leaving the Company in great shape. I would like to express my appreciation of the excellent job done by Ian Penrose in leading the transformation of the Group over the last few years. It has been a pleasure to work with him.”As departing Chairman of Sportech, Withers announced that Richard McGuire, who is currently a Non-Executive Director, will be appointed Chairman at the AGM.“I have been very impressed with Richard’s contribution to the Board during his eight months with us, and I am delighted that he will Chair Sportech through the next stage in its development. We will spend the next few weeks ensuring there is an orderly handover and transition”.Commenting on Sportech’s governance update Ian Penrose CEO stated; “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Roger Withers for his tremendous contribution to Sportech over the last six years. Throughout his tenure as Chairman, he has provided the Board with fine leadership and wise counsel. On behalf of the Board, I would like to wish him well for his retirement”. Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Ian Hogg joins RPM Gaming as Chairman May 5, 2020 Related Articles Share Sharelast_img read more

David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast?

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share David CliftonIn last month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, I talked about a possible link between erosion of parliamentarians’ trust in the Gambling Commission and erosion of the Commission’s trust in the gambling sector.Since then, more recent events have served to underline even more the extent to which trust in both the regulator and the regulated has so regrettably diminished even further. Obvious examples of this exist in the reports arising from (a) the Gambling Related Harm APPG’s Online Gambling Harm Inquiry, (b) the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s examination of “Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people” and (c) the House of Lords Select Committee’s inquiry into the social and economic impact of the gambling industry.These three highly critical reports were published in the space of a mere twelve working days. It is no wonder that the Betting & Gaming Council is now actively calling on the UK government to delay no longer commencing its review of the Gambling Act 2005. In so doing, the BGC is focusing attention on the House of Lords report. That’s no surprise, given that it is arguably the most considered of the three reports emanating from parliament, despite all three reports basing certain of their conclusions on contentious statistics, factually questionable statements and unsubstantiated opinion.With other gambling-related inquiries already underway – including one into crime and problem gambling undertaken by the Howard League Commission and another investigating the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on gamblers, led in partnership by the Universities of Stirling and Glasgow, there is no sign that the topic of gambling – and online gambling in particular – will fade away from media, public or parliamentarian attention any time soon.What has to be faced up to is the fact that, as matters stand, it is those from the gambling-related harm and anti-gambling lobbies who have so far gained more political ground than the gambling industry has done itself. That is explained in some quarters – even by those traditionally supportive of the industry – by reference to historic examples of the online sector having so comprehensively shot itself in the foot that it is now so mortally wounded that it stands little chance of recovery unless it starts waving a white flag.I believe that to be too pessimistic a view, although the mounting PR challenge facing the industry as the forthcoming government review gets ever closer will demand superlative lobbying skills to be employed by those able to displace opinion with evidence and substitute fact for fiction. High on its list of priorities should be hard evidence to prove that it will be illegal offshore black-market operators that will stand to benefit most from overly restrictive regulations being imposed on the online sector.Come what may, it will be hard for the industry to deny that the die is already cast in so many respects. I suspect that recognition of this was behind the decision by RAiG (Responsible Affiliates in Gambling) to conduct a complete about-turn in deciding to support a licensing or registration regime for gambling affiliates.The current Gambling Commission consultations on high-value customers and online slots game design & reverse withdrawals (running until 14 August and 3 September 2020 respectively) also provide clear examples of the direction in which the regulatory wind is blowing. Don’t expect the proposals in either of those consultations not to be implemented in full.Experience has shown that whatever the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling recommends in terms of policy development, we can soon expect to hear further from the Gambling Commission upon the very same topic. The regulator’s creation of an interim Experts by Experience Group is the most recent example of this, so – taking into account recommendations contained within the ABSG’s “Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms” published at the end of June – I believe we can expect to see even faster progress now towards a mandatory RET levy, more effective arrangements for commissioning gambling-related harm research and creation of a safer gambling league table.One of the ABSG’s suggested key baseline metrics from which to set targets and measure progress for the purposes of that safer gambling league table is affordability. Time most certainly does not stand still on that subject, and it’s worth noting the following:Since October 2019, UK licensed operators must take into account the Gambling Commission’s customer interaction guidance that advises them to use open-source data to assess affordability for their British customer base in order to improve their risk assessments for such interactions and to better enable early interventions to help those experiencing, or at risk of, gambling-related harm.The Commission’s additional interaction guidance, introduced without prior consultation on 12 May 2020, stated that its licensees should ensure they implement into their customer interaction framework affordability assessments for individuals, picked up by potential gambling harm thresholds and triggers.Its draft VIP customers guidance, published on 19 June 2020 as part of the Commission’s high-value customers consultation (mentioned above), is more explicit. If, as anticipated, that draft guidance is implemented in its present form, it will state that “licensees are required to apply …. affordability checks …. to all customers”, and that “licensees should be taking steps to ensure that all customers are gambling with money they can afford to lose (lawfully acquired disposable income) and without experiencing harm”.That form of wording would explicitly require, for the first time, that the Commission’s licence-holders must apply affordability checks on all customers, something that should be the subject of a consultation exercise in its own right, assuming that it would have to be introduced by way of an LCCP change. So – I suggest you watch this space!Additionally, in May, in June and in July the Gambling Commission has flagged up some new emerging money laundering risks, including that a failure to conduct sufficient customer affordability checks offers opportunities for illicit finance to infiltrate licensees’ financial systems. In this respect, it has just reminded its licensees “of the importance of assessing customer affordability when determining risk levels. Disposable income levels must be a starting point for assessing financial benchmark triggers and knowing a customer’s occupation is an important factor in determining income levels and complements businesses ‘KYC’ knowledge”.So where can crumbs of comfort be found this month?Still with affordability in mind, the House of Lords Select Committee included within its recommendations the suggestion that “the DCMS and the Gambling Commission should without delay contact the Information Commissioner’s Office and agree a procedure, consistent with the GDPR, allowing operators to share with all other operators the information they derive from affordability checks on individuals”. At first sight, many may think this a good idea. It’s easier said than done, however, and issues of personal privacy are unlikely to be readily overcome. In the meantime, online operators might be interested to read last month’s EGBA “Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling”.Within the same report, the Select Committee recommended that banks should work together with UK Finance to create an industry-wide protocol on blocking gambling payments, with at least a 48-hour cooling off period. As was discussed in the CasinoBeats Malta Digital “Gambling Payments & Self-Governance” panel session that I had the pleasure to moderate on 1 July, many in the gambling sector would welcome greater responsibility being placed on banks to play their part in reducing gambling-related harm. They should be pleased therefore to read the recommendation in research commissioned by GambleAware (entitled “A Blueprint for Bank Card Gambling Blockers”) that the UK Government “needs to create the legal and regulatory conditions to encourage the financial services sector to innovate and develop a range of consumer spending controls”.Those in the esports sector will have been encouraged by the government’s plan to “help this burgeoning industry deliver on its potential” by means of “a ministerial roundtable with a range of esports stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and barriers to market-driven growth in the UK and how industry is working collectively – or can work in future – to encourage best practice in areas such as player well-being and esports integrity”.Last, but most certainly not least, subject to one notable exception, land-based gambling operators (in England at least) have been able to re-open for business, no doubt with the Gambling Commission’s FAQs and GamCare’s safer gambling tips ringing in their ears as they did so. But why, oh why, do casinos have to remain closed? Like so much else mentioned in this article, I surely cannot be the only person who suspects politics to be at play here too.____________David Clifton – Director – ‎Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited Related Articles Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020last_img read more