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Rising interest for book – oh wait, maybe not.

Rising interest for book – oh wait, maybe not.

first_imgRising interest for controversial book in librariesNZ Herald 30 October 2015Controversy around youth novel Into the River has stirred rising interest in the book at some libraries.In September, the president of the Film and Literature Board of Review issued an interim restriction order banning sale or distribution of Ted Dawe’s book pending completion of a review, following a Family First application.This month, the book — which contains scenes of sex, crime and violence — was classified as unrestricted.Rotorua District Library director Jane Gilbert said the library’s copy of the book was purchased in March 2013 and was issued 13 times before the interim ban — at a rate of less than once every two months.Children’s and teens librarian Kylie Foster said Into the River had been out once since the ban was lifted and three people had reserved the book.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11537607last_img read more

Myrna Jean Kohlman

Myrna Jean Kohlman

first_imgThe community of Napoleon lost a very familiar face, Myrna Jean Kohlman, age 81 passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. She was born August 2, 1935 in Miltonville, Ohio to the parents of George Earl & Mary A. Shafer Wells. She married Aloysius Meinard Kohlman on June 23, 1954 and spent nearly, the next 50 years together before his passing on May 12, 2003.To this marriage they were blessed with 7 children. Along with raising her children, she began working for Dunbar & Bultman Dairy in Osgood. Myrna then joined BCA of Greensburg, where she worked for 35 years semi- retiring in 2000. From there, she worked for the Napoleon Locker Plant for the next 10 years.Myrna was a long time member of St. Maurice Catholic Church of Napoleon. Her greatest enjoyment was playing BINGO……. She was known as “the Bingo Queen”, playing four nights a week somewhere in Ripley or Decatur County. On the night Myrna entered heaven, she was headed to play bingo when she had difficulty breathing. Her family insisted they go to the hospital but Myrna wanted to play bingo first, and then go to the hospital! When she wasn’t out playing she enjoyed listening and watching the Cincinnati Reds. Ona Peetz of Napoleon was her very special friend along with her precious dog Zoe!Survivors:Son: Stephen Mark (Mary) Kohlman of NapoleonDaughters:Paula Jo (Tim) Tunny of NapoleonMary Louise (Rick) Schuler of NapoleonJanice Elaine (Donald) McCrary of Greensburg, INLois Gail Meyers of NapoleonConnie Sue Kohlman of NapoleonLisa Jean (Lowell) Sloan Jr. of NapoleonShe was preceded in death by one grandson, Aaron McCrary.Services:Visitation: Friday, December 30, 2016/ Neal’s funeral Home/4:00pm – 7:00Funeral: Saturday. December 31, 2016/ St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, IN/10:00 amBurial: Church CemeteryMemorials: Napoleon Fire Departmentwww.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

June 18, 2018 Police Blotter

June 18, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgJune 18, 2018 Police Blotter061818 Decatur County EMS Report061818 Decatur County Fire Report061818 Decatur County Law Report061818 Decatur County Jail Report061818 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

USG won’t fund Dance Marathon

USG won’t fund Dance Marathon

first_imgAfter approaching the Undergraduate Student Government Senate on Tuesday in hopes of receiving $5,000 in funding, organizers of the Dance Marathon have been told their event cannot receive funding from any branch of USG. The group has other plans, however, to be sure the event goes off as planned.Dance Marathon organizers had originally sought funding from USG’s discretionary funding board, which has contributed to the event in past years. They were turned down, however, because the funding board will not give money to events with an entry fee, and Dance Marathon’s registration cost was interpreted as an entry fee.Short by about $8,000, organizers appealed to members of the Senate on Tuesday. After questioning and some debate, it was decided the Senate would vote on the request at its next meeting.Once the Senate meeting ended, members of the two USG branches and representatives from Dance Marathon discussed the situation, and event organizers were told they would have to completely change their marketing strategy and apply through the discretionary board again.The organizers were willing to take that step, said Scott Slesinger, co-executive director for Dance Marathon.But on Wednesday, members of the legislative branch and members of the discretionary funding board met with their advisers and eventually decided they could not fund Dance Marathon at all.“Ultimately, we cannot provide funding to fundraisers because the money we have in the budget comes from the student programming fee, and we can’t give money to any organization that hasn’t been approved by students,” USG Vice President Ashlie Chan said.“It came down to the decision between both the Senate and discretionary funding board that USG cannot fund fundraisers no matter what, and there’s no way of getting around that,” Slesinger said.Slesinger said Dance Marathon organizers understand the decision, though they were disappointed because the event has received funds from USG before.“We weren’t trying to beat the system or anything, but USG is the only main funding source for organizations at USC, so, if your organization doesn’t fit, it’s really hard to get funding,” he said. “The thing that I’ve realized with USG is that every year it’s different depending on who the funding board director is. We did not change any of the marketing; our main strategies are all the same.”Chan said the event might have received funding in the past because of the way it was presented to the discretionary funding board.“It was presented as a free event last year,” she said.Chan added that USG wanted to help but simply could not.“We definitely wanted to fund this event … but, unfortunately, it goes against our principles,” she said.USG’s decision is not the end of the road for the Dance Marathon, however.Slesinger said the event had accumulated funds when it was being held at USC in the ’90s. This money will allow Dance Marathon to be held at the scale its organizers had hoped.“It kind of freaked us out,” Slesinger said. “But we have kind of like a nest egg that’s kind of waiting for us. It’s money we’ve kind of been holding for something like this.”Though some amenities will be sacrificed, such as a tarp to cover the floor of the gym where the event will be held, and some funds have been reallocated, Slesinger said attendees will not notice anything lacking.As soon as this year’s Dance Marathon is over, organizers hope to meet with USG to determine how to avoid this situation in the future.“Ashlie Chan has been incredibly supportive of our organization and our purpose. We’re planning on meeting with Ashlie and others in USG to figure out how we can restructure our campaign to be able to utilize USG funding in the future,” Slesinger said.Chan said she is going to encourage the group to work out the logistics with the discretionary funding board before they apply for funding next year, so they can be sure all factors are considered.last_img read more

Syracuse defense outduels Florida’s back line in 13-9 quarterfinal victory

Syracuse defense outduels Florida’s back line in 13-9 quarterfinal victory

first_img Related Stories Syracuse attack carries Orange into final four as Tumolo gets Carrier Dome farewell With one of the country’s best goalies defending Florida’s cage, the Syracuse defense couldn’t afford to allow the Gators 14 goals. The Orange did on March 2. On Saturday, SU needed to match or exceed Florida’s defensive intensity.And the Orange did just that.“You can’t really compare our defense to when we first played Florida at the beginning of the year,” SU defender Becca Block said, “because we’ve obviously had a lot more experience and believe in each other on a whole different level.”Syracuse’s defense took a tough stand against the Gators, who boast the No. 4 scoring offense in the nation, in the Orange’s 13-9 quarterfinal victory at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. SU advances to the final four in Villanova, Pa., where the Orange will take on No. 1-seed Maryland.Three SU players were handed yellow cards in the first half, presenting Florida three man-up opportunities in a low-scoring first period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There were mistakes made,” head coach Gary Gait said, “but there were plays made … We’re all going to make mistakes but it’s how you rally and how you step up and respond to those mistakes.”Kayla Treanor was sent to the sideline about nine minutes into the game, and a foul on Block gave UF’s Kitty Cullen a free-position opportunity against SU goalie Kelsey Richardson. Richardson was all over it.The netminder deflected and saved the next two shots. But just as Treanor was released from her penalty, Natalie Glanell took her place.Richardson continued to deny Florida, making a stop at the doorstep off a free-position pass. But before SU could get the ball back, the Orange succumbed to the Gators’ ball movement and UF scored from in close.Toward the end of the first half, another yellow card again crippled Syracuse’s defense. But Richardson and SU’s man-down defense came up with two more saves and allowed the Gators just four goals by halftime.“Our defense played great, even when we were man-down,” said Richardson, who finished with six saves – all in man-down situations. “They got very limited looks when we were man-down. We did have a couple of lapses, gave them multiple possessions, but one goal in three man-downs is awesome.”While Syracuse’s defense in the first frame fought with its back to the wall, Florida goalie Mikey Meagher put forth one of her best games of the season with 12 saves, six in each half. Meagher entered the game ranked in the top five nationally with a 6.54 goals-against average and a .504 save percentage.“I think Mikey did a phenomenal job,” UF head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “She played her heart out today and we couldn’t have asked for more from what we got from her.”Even when Gait pulled Richardson and inserted junior Alyssa Costantino in the cage after halftime, the defense didn’t waver.UF’s Ashley Bruns drew a free-position shot. Costantino deflected it over the top of the cage for one of her three saves.On the same play, Block raced behind the net to be nearest to the ball as it rolled out of bounds, thus gaining possession. And with that possession, a score by Devon Collins extended the Orange’s lead to three goals as SU began to put some separation between itself and UF on the scoreboard.But it wasn’t just the Orange defenders who hassled the Gators into 10 first-half turnovers. Syracuse’s pressing ride, though not as stifling as it was in previous performances, was responsible for thwarting three of Florida’s clear attempts throughout the contest.Combined with Syracuse’s aggressive second-half offense, the Orange defense was consistently rock-solid when it needed to be. And because of it, Syracuse is final four-bound.“Our defense played outstanding today,” Richardson said, “and that’s one of the main reasons we won that game.” Comments Published on May 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbbcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Freshman Endyia Rogers is excelling on the hardwood — just as expected

Freshman Endyia Rogers is excelling on the hardwood — just as expected

first_imgFortunately for the Trojans, it appears they’ve found the perfect player to lead them for those three and a half years.  Zihlman recalled one of his first interactions with Rogers when she was in eighth grade on a visit to Bishop Lynch High School and wanted to go one-on-one with a member of the junior varsity team at the time.  “I think, honestly, for her, this was the full package,” Hughes said. “You’re not sacrificing academics. You’re not sacrificing city. You’re not sacrificing conference because we have the best conference in the country. And then the ability to come in as a freshman knowing there was availability, not anything promised, but an availability for her to play. And clearly she’s come out there and she’s earned her spot.”  Given her father’s dedication to helping her improve as an athlete, Rogers is no stranger to hard work. “First of all, I hope to get a degree,” said Rogers, who majors microbiology and hoping to pursue a career in plastic surgery. “I hope to come out a great young woman and just learn a lot about life.”  “The relationship with Endyia was one I had to work hard on and work with,” Hughes said. “She’s not a kid that opens up really easily.” “She’s definitely the best player we’ve ever had,” Zihlman said. “We love what she does.” The dreaded Rogers summer workout routine included pushing tractor tires and running full-court sprints for conditioning along with skill workouts for technical refinement. “I want the best for her academically, her experience here at USC and of course athletically out on the floor,” Hughes said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better kid to come here and help with a rising program. She’s been awesome.” Along with her scoring contributions, Rogers racked up a career-high nine assists in the overtime win against Washington. In the same game, Rogers scored 24 of her career-high 29 points in the final 25 minutes of the contest, taking control of the game with her scoring and passing vision. “You have to figure stuff out on your own,” Rogers said. “I was struggling for a bit after I realized that I still need to work out and stop being lazy.”  “She’s just a competitor and she’s gonna put the ball in the hoop,” freshman teammate Alissa Pili said of Rogers. “She could play with all these top players in the country … She just makes it look effortless sometimes.” “I got to the point where [she] and I were talking daily,” Hughes said of recruiting Rogers. “When you get a kid like that, that comes from the family that she does, it truly connects.”  Freshman guard Endyia Rogers has scored 319 points this season for an average of 12.8 points per game over 25 games played. (Photo: Ling Luo, Design: Kevin Yin | Daily Trojan) “She was putting in almost a four-hour workout sometimes,” Zihlman said. “Not every day, but a lot of those during the [summer] season.”  When Rogers announced her final five schools in July prior to her senior year of high school, there was no immediate trend among her preferred schools. “She’s really smart, she works, she studies,” Zihlman said. “We’d be on the bus and she’s studying by herself or with other kids.”  Coming from an athletically gifted and basketball-driven family, Rogers has been refining her skills from the earliest days of her childhood. Dating back to years of backyard basketball games with her brother and grueling summer training sessions with her father, Jerome, the court has always been Rogers’ playground. As she continues to progress and grow within her role on Trakh’s young team, Rogers and those around her have high expectations for her development as a student and player.  As for her long term USC goals, Rogers aspirations go beyond qualifying for and making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament or even winning a national championship.  Zihlman allowed the match to commence, and to the surprise of everyone except Endyia, she won. From that moment on, Zihlman knew he had a special player on his hands.  A player of immense athletic skill and exceptional maturity, Rogers was always going to be one of USC’s most sought after recruits for Trakh’s most recent recruiting class.  Upon hearing the news of Rogers’ difficulties in class, her mother Brandy confiscated her phone immediately, demanding Rogers improve her grade if she wanted said phone back. Judging from her final grades, Rogers took it to heart. Both Rogers and Andy Zihlman, who was Rogers’ head coach at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas, cited specific memories of Rogers’ father, who played college basketball at North Texas, and the demanding summer workouts he put Rogers and her brother through. Her teammates have noticed her growth, speaking highly of Rogers’ contributions despite having such a short adjustment period.  When weighing USC over other prestigious programs she received offers from, Rogers stressed the importance of what USC brings off the court as well as on it. center_img “I really never wanted to work out with [Jerome] because the workouts were hard, tiring,” Rogers said. “Four laps around the track. Ten sprints across the field … agility work. Then go into the weight room and have us jump over a bench 100 times. Then go up to the gym and do our workout.” “Endyia perceives herself as royalty,” Hughes said jokingly when asked about a tweet she posted referring to Rogers as #PrincessinLA. “I gave her the nickname Princess Endyia throughout the recruiting process, and it’s kind of stuck. She expects me to call her that and I joke around with her.”  “I was proud when I finally started stepping up a bit when we played the Washington [teams] that weekend. I felt my team rallied in behind me,” Rogers said. “That Freshman of the Week was a big accomplishment.”  Upon first interaction, Rogers appears more introverted than her nickname would suggest. She has spent much of her first year at USC adjusting to life on her own, away from her family and friends in Texas.   “I wanted something different,” she said. “I didn’t want to stay home. I thought that I could make an impact on the program here as a freshman. I had a great relationship with the coaches.”  This kind of “no-nonsense” attitude instilled into Rogers by her parents has transitioned well into her collegiate life, as Zihlman noted he’s heard encouraging things regarding Rogers’ academic and athletic performance so far at USC from head coach Mark Trakh.  Rogers’ athletic success was well-documented throughout her career at Bishop Lynch, but many aren’t aware of the level of academic excellence demanded by Rogers’ parents and maintained by Rogers herself throughout her high school career. She maintained a 4.0 grade point average in four years at a well-respected private prep school,  and her academic achievements didn’t come without hardship.  Hughes, who has been in contact with Rogers and her family since essentially the beginning of her recruitment, noted the freshman guard can be tough to read given her occasional reluctance to express herself. USC’s staff is hoping it can get Rogers more comfortable with media attention as she continues to settle into student-athlete life at USC.  For Rogers, the most difficult part of her transition aside from being away from her family was the responsibility that comes with independence.  Ranked in the top 40 of her recruiting class and earning the label of “five-star” recruit, Rogers didn’t surprise anyone when she scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in her college debut Nov. 5, as she’s proven she’s no stranger to the big stage.  What Rogers misses most about home is “the food” she said half-jokingly. Hughes noted one of the most difficult parts of recruiting Rogers to USC was getting her family’s approval and assuring them their “princess” would be taken care of in her transition from Texas to Southern California. USC women’s basketball associate head coach Aarika Hughes knew recruiting Endyia Rogers was going to be difficult from the get-go. In high school, Rogers scored 39 points in a state semifinal, only to top the aforementioned performance with a 40-point outing in the championship game. Rogers’ breakout week earned USC two wins — which would have been three if not for a triple-overtime loss on the road against Arizona State — and ultimately led to her being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, the first individual honor of Rogers’ short collegiate career.  The 2018-19 Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year, the tournament MVP of her state champion team and a member of the state all-academic team, Rogers is one of the most accomplished players to come out of the state of Texas in recent years — both on and off the basketball court. Her confidence has risen as her widespread recognition has increased, but much of Rogers’ self-assurance comes from the trust she has in her abilities, a trait that has stuck with her from a young age. Rogers made her presence known in a three-game stretch in late January in which she averaged 26.7 points per game against a conference gauntlet featuring home games against Washington and Washington State along with a trip to Tempe, Ariz. to face Arizona State. Ling Luo | Daily Trojan Endyia Rogers is second on the team in points scored and assists. In fact, Rogers’ final five schools included Ohio State, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi State. Hughes knew selling Rogers and her family on USC would require more than just a pitch about athletics. Likewise, her coaches, both past and present, agree that she has an incredible opportunity at hand as a student-athlete at USC. “When she goes back to [Bishop Lynch] school, she’s like a superstar,” Zihlman said. “I’m excited to see what she’s going to do the next three and a half years at USC.”  Now that she’s had time to properly settle into life as a Trojan and get over the initial homesickness of leaving her native Dallas and most of her family, Rogers has begun to shine like many knew she would.  Zihlman remembered a specific anecdote from before a game in Rogers’ underclassman years in which her pre-calculus teacher showed up prior to the game to speak to Rogers regarding her performance in class. last_img read more

Senegal’s Teranga Lions Roar to First African Victory in Russia

Senegal’s Teranga Lions Roar to First African Victory in Russia

first_imgSenegal’s Teranga Lions recorded Africa’s first victory at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup here in Russia, beating Poland 2-1 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.The victory evoked memories of Senegal’s most recent World Cup campaign – their debut 16 years ago – in which they defeated holders France in Seoul in the opening match.The Poles are not quite as huge a scalp as Les Bleus, but the African side, was underdogs nevertheless, and belied that status with their energetic performance. Idrissa Gueye’s low drive was deflected into his own net by Thiago Cionek, but the Teranga Lions were good value for their lead. Mbaye Niang seized an opportunity in the hesitant Poland defence to round Wojciech Szczesny and double his side’s advantage after the break.Grzegorz Krychowiak’s decision-making was partly to blame for Senegal’s second and he made some amends by reducing the arrears with a late goal.But it was ultimately in vain as Aliou Cisse’s side held on to claim three points -their first World Cup win since Cisse captained the side to victory against Sweden in the Korea/Japan 2002 Round of 16.The defeat proved the worry of the Polish team’s handlers right. Before the game, they wondered whether their defence could keep out Senegal’s attack without Kamil Glik, who is nursing a shoulder injury.Glik is called “the boss of Polish defence” and it proved impossible to find an adequate replacement for him yesterday.Poland needs to improve elsewhere too ahead of the next clash against Colombia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Juventus tie up F66.com partnership

Juventus tie up F66.com partnership

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Share Submit Italian football giants Juventus, the 35 time champions of Italy, has agreed a regional sponsorship deal with Asian online betting firm F66.com.The three year deal will run until 2020, with part of the agreement giving F66.com use of the Turin club’s brand and image for the promotion of its services in Asia, with the exception of China, Vietnam and Thailand.Giorgio Ricci, Co-Chief Revenue Officer at Juventus, said:  “This is a new and important regional sponsorship in the areas where we are experiencing the most significant growth for our club. “F66 will be a benchmark partner to develop activities for our Asian fans.”F66.com has also confirmed it is to organise competitions exclusively for the Asian public, one such example ‘Fly with the Team’ will give fans the chance to travel with the squad for a European matchBianconeri legend Fabrizio Ravanelli is also to host an exclusive video blog of The Old Lady’s league games.Simon David, an F66.com representative, added:  “Serie A is well-followed in Asia and through this partnership we are confident that we can reach new heights this season.”This follows a deal earlier in the year with Ballr, in which the Asia focussed live fantasy sports operator became Juventus’ ‘Regional Games Partner for Asia.’A deal which saw Ballr’s brand promoted throughout the club’s Asian assets and initiatives, including future tours of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia.Juventus, who have won six successive Scudetto titles, currently sit third in the Serie A table, five points behind league leaders Napoli. TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020last_img read more

Kindred: The industry has a role to play in tackling problem gambling

Kindred: The industry has a role to play in tackling problem gambling

first_imgShare Related Articles StumbleUpon Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Submit Share With Responsible Gambling Week 2019 well underway, Kindred Group has been utilising its sponsorship of UK sports teams and fixtures to ensure that safer gambling messages can gain the maximum level of exposure possible.In an interview with CasinoBeats, sustainability manager at Kindred Group Anna Jein explained that the operator group’s sponsorship of UK teams offers a ‘huge opportunity to make a difference’.She explained: “Sponsors have a unique link to communities, places and people, and therefore a huge opportunity to make a difference. We can help support more than just the club’s performance on the pitch. And that is why we boosted our efforts earlier in 2019.“Through our 32Red brand, we launched a new model of football club sponsorship – one that means investing in the local community, as well as the club. Football clubs have a unique ability to leverage the power of football to engage supporters and improve lives.”Earlier this year, 32Red committed itself to reinventing the current football sponsorship model by making a major investment into a new men’s mental health programme via a ‘Team Talk’ initiative.The initiative saw the online gambling platform – which currently sponsors five Championship clubs and Rangers in the Scottish Premiership – invest heavily into the development of Team Talk hubs across the city where men can seek advice, help and encouragement to discuss their mental health.Jein continued: “As part of the renewed terms of our sponsorship deal with Derby County, we announced a significant, yearlong investment in, and partnership with, Derby County’s Community Trust and their ‘Team Talk’ project.“Their model – and our investment into the scheme – means DCCT will now reach, and support, hundreds more men across Derby who are struggling with mental health problems through their innovative project.”Utilising such sponsorships has become a major driver for responsible gambling messaging for 32Red and Kindred Group, especially during industry-wide campaigns such as #RGWeek19.“We believe sport can be a tool for social development and drive positive change in society. Sponsors have a unique link to communities and therefore a huge opportunity to make a difference, and through sponsorships organisations can help support sports clubs to use their power to add value to local communities,” she says.“Our commitment to mental health stretches into horse racing too, where our Unibet brand has invested in the #GoRacingGreen campaign – a fantastic project that helps horse racing be accessible for those suffering from mental health issues.“And we have also recently expanded our responsible gambling strategy through our 32Red and Unibet brands in the UK. This initiative means that responsible gambling messages will dominate all matches where two 32Red teams play each other during the 2019/20 season. The initiative was launched during one of the biggest matches in world football – Rangers vs Celtic – where Rangers amended front of shirt logo carried ’32Red: Stay in Control’.“By using our assets to cut through effectively with sporting audiences, and promoting healthier gambling behaviour and advocating for control, we can work together with both our customers and wider society to make real progress in ensuring people gamble responsibly.”Responsible Gambling Week focuses on triggering a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly, with the campaign taking place from 7-13 November.Spearheaded by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), the initiative works towards bringing together both British and Irish bookmakers and sports teams to raise awareness of responsible gambling initiatives.“We see Responsible Gambling week as a catalyst for what we see now with more and more RG-messaging. It is crucial that we as an industry have these tough conversations year-long,” Jein added.“That is why we at Kindred host the Sustainable Gambling Conference, to gather experts from across the industry under one roof and discuss how we can work together to secure safe gambling and a long-term sustainable industry.“Initiatives like Responsible Gambling week are great ways of boosting communication and extend the safe gambling even further. Much has been said about gambling companies and our involvement in football. But at Kindred we are clear: Gambling companies and the wider industry have an important role to play in tackling problem gambling.“Responsible Gambling Week is a good opportunity to create further awareness and engagement in the tools that are available to help customers stay in control. Responsible gambling is a very important part of our sustainability framework and has been an important part of our business from the very beginning.“The key message from the industry towards the players must be that gambling should always be fun and a form of entertainment. It is also important that the players know that we offer a variety of tools to help ensure you only spend the time and money you can afford.”last_img read more

Joy Sports 2015 Review: Hockey

Joy Sports 2015 Review: Hockey

first_img2015 in hockey was headlined by Ghana’s inability to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio next year.The male team failed in their attempt to pick the only slot available for Africa after finishing fourth in the Olympic Qualifying competition in Randburg, South Africa.The Black Sticks lost heavily to Egypt in the semifinals curtailing any dreams of making the Olympics. The standout performance at the tournament however was Ghana’s 27-0 victory over Botswana.The story was the same in the women’s division with Ghana missing out on a spot in Rio after losing to eventual Champions South Africa in a round robin tie.Despite this blip, female sensation Nafisatu Umaru was adjudged best player of the tournament. On the local front, Trustees of the Social Security and National Trust secured the Beige Capital hockey knockout competition in addition to the hockey league.In the women’s category, Police Ladies won the ladies Atta Mills Memorial cup, and the hockey league despite losing the Beige Capital hockey knockout to ExtinguishersAway from the field, two executives of the Ghana Hockey Association (Madam Elizabeth Safoah King, and Nii Quaye Kuma were elected as executives of the Africa Hockey Federation (FIH).While Madam King, the GHA Treasurer, was elected unopposed at a congress held in Johanesburg , Nii Kuma beat two other contestants to win the position as vice president of the federation.   Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more