first_imgVolleyball BY PRISCILLA HARRY Volleyball Fairfax Association will head into its semi-final matches on Saturday with five clubs vying for a final placing at the Taurama Aquatic Indoor Complex on Saturday. In the premier encounter, it will be a clash between defending champions Raukele Dolphins of Hula and Nasobe of Pari village. Both sides are equally-matched and the game is expected to go down to the wire as Nasobe have some aggressive talents on rise to test the Dolphins outfit. If Nasobe setter Sera Hevo can control the offense with some accurate setting, they could go home with a surprise win against the champions. Nasobe’s middle blocker Lego Genaia has enjoyed a great season this year and is expected to continue his top form against their opponents. Hevo will be the main defence that Nasobe will be relying on to defuse the Dolphins’ quick attacks in the middle. Rolley Forova will be Raukele’s main offensive weapon. With the Dolphins on top and Nasobe in second place, the major semi final clash should prove to be an entertaining match-up between the two sides. The high flyer (Forova) is unstoppable with his high spikes and will be counting on his setter. However, his deadly combination with Kenny Dick and Gladstone Ela may cause a major upset to the Nasobe attackers. Fairfax match coordinator Nuga Dick told the Post-Courier that they had done exceptionally well this year. “We were runners-up in both open men’s and women’s divisions at the national championships last year and hope to improve on our performance this year,” he said. Dick said one of the greatest achievements within the association was to see nine of VFA players both men and women representing PNG in the recent XVI Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa last month. Raukele will be favourites going up against Nasobe in the women’s premier competition this weekend. Raukele Dolphins power hitter Theresa Fagau is an inspiration with her attack and should set up traps for the Pari women. The minor semi-final in the women’s premier will be a clash between Manta and Freeway Hoks is expected to be a bumper match. In the minor semi-final, Freeway Hoks men’s premier must not give Snipers any room.last_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon Puntt pools nets Canadian licensing deal with Aquarius AI June 23, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Sports Betting Community (SBC), the media and events group which focuses on the betting industry, has broadened its expertise with the recruitment of two new advisors ahead of the Betting on Sports Conference – the company’s latest two-day event in September.Bookmaker Graham Martin and lawyer Quirino Mancini have joined the advisory board for the group’s events division, SBC Events, and are already helping form the direction of Betting on Sports, the company’s latest conference and expo, which is being held on 15-16 September at the Grange Tower Bridge in London.Graham Martin is a third generation bookmaker who originated the first offshore gaming law in Alderney, formed Bonne Terre Limited (which later evolved into SkyBet), formerly the Chairman of Probability Games Corporation, founder and past CEO of Scotbet International, advisory board member of Cashbet Limited, main board director of Empire Global Corp, Soccer Data Bet, and, amongst other entities, Chairman of the Australian Cardinal House Group Pty Ltd.Quirino Mancini is a partner at Tonucci, a top ten Italian general practice firm with offices in Rome, Milan, Brescia, Padua and Florence.  Mancini has vast experience in the sports, entertainment, media, and e-commerce fields and has a specialist practice in national/EU gaming & gambling law. He is a member of the advisory board of the International Research for Gambling and Gaming of Bonn, Germany. He is the Secretary of the International Masters of Gaming Law and a member of its Leadership Committee.SBC founder Rasmus Sojmark is pleased at being able to attract the considerable expertise of both advisors to the group. He explained: “Graham has enjoyed a hugely successful career in the betting industry, where his entrepreneurial spirit has pushed the sector forward. Quirino is a tenacious lawyer, with a comprehensive grasp on the legal and commercial pressures of the industry across Europe and an extensive network. SBC is delighted to be working with both of them to further improve the well-received events we have been putting on for the betting trade.”>Graham Martin commented: “I have been hugely impressed at the progress of SBC and the extent of its output over the past few years and delighted to come on board to provide another perspective for Betting on Sports. “The betting industry is more complicated and finely nuanced than the other gambling sectors and as such deserves more expert focus in this way. The C-Level Evening Event which is part of Betting on Sports should ensure we have some of the sharpest minds in the audience to address this.”Quirino Mancini added: “Rasmus and his team have done a great job in launching Betting on Football and now Betting on Sports and it is down to the bookmakers to help make this work. This is why I’m very excited to be involved with SBC Events at this stage of its development.”Sports Betting Community (SBC) is an organisation dedicated to raising the profile and coverage of gambling operators, software suppliers, affiliates, service agencies and media portals in the online gaming market.SBCEVENTS started organising events for the sports betting industry in 2009. Today there are a number of yearly events, including Betting on Football (#BOFCON Emirates Stadium/Stamford Bridge), the newly rebranded SBC Awards (last event at Playboy Club in London), along with the London Baby networking event at Cafe de Paris in London.________________________ Graham Martin to lead Aquarius AI June 18, 2020 Share SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020last_img read more

first_imgREDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (June 8) – The driver with the most career Stock Car tour wins became the driver with the most recent Redline Racing Parts North Star Series Modified victory Sunday at Redwood Speedway.Dustin Larson earned his career first IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified checkers by passing Curt Lund for the lead on the seventh of 20 laps and then holding off challenges from Jerry Wren.“I was pretty happy to pass Curt. He’s pretty good,” said Larson, an eight-time series Stock Car winner and the 2012 champion. “This was my eighth night in a Modified and I’m starting to get the hang of it. It definitely drives differently than a Stock Car but it’s fun.” The last caution waved with five to go. Larson won by four car lengths. Josh Meyer and defending champion Brandon Beckendorf completed the top five.Larson’s father Jim won for a second time in defense of his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car series crown.After starting fourth, the senior Larson was quickly up to second and took the lead on the sixth of 20 laps.He collected North Star Series career win number five in front of Shaun Bruns, Rich Gregoire, Matt Speckman and Mike Bruns, then watched Dustin’s Modified feature unfold during post-race tech in the infield.“I enjoyed my win very much because you never know when you’re going to win your next one,” he said, “but I enjoyed Dustin’s win even more.”Other winners Sunday were Nick Johansen in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Justin Luinenburg in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Nate Coopman in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Johansen raced from fourth starting to the lead in three laps and found himself racing with defending national and series champion Matt Looft in lapped traffic. Looft got by once but Johansen regained the point and won a fast-paced, caution-free contest. Looft, Dan Paplow, Justin Remus and Randy Fischer completed the top five. Luinenburg drew the seventh starting spot, passed Jamie Songer after midway and cruised to a more comfortable victory. Songer, Matt Olson, Cory Probst and Wes Jahnz were next across the stripe.Coopman’s victory was his tour career 16th and third in as many North Star Series outings this season. The defending champion and current national point leader won ahead of Dan Knish, Stephanie Forsberg, Kyren Porter and Joe Bunkofske.Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Dustin Larson; 2. Jerry Wren; 3. Curt Lund; 4. Josh Meyer; 5. Brandon Beckendorf; 6. Jay Noteboom; 7. Tyler Limoges; 8. Jeff Larson; 9. Chad Porter; 10. Justin Anderson; 11. Dalton Magers; 12. Tom Silver; 13. Jason Fisher; 14. Josh Rogotzke; 15. Tim Pessek; 16. Mat Hollerich; 17. Greg Jacobsen; 18. Dan Menk; 19. Jeff Maasch; 20. Trent Loverude.Stock Cars – 1. Jim Larson; 2. Shaun Bruns; 3. Rich Gregoire; 4. Matt Speckman; 5. Mike Bruns; 6. Dan Veenstra; 7. Gary Mattison; 8. Luke Sathoff; 9. Chris Palsrok; 10. Jake Bruns; 11. Jesse Timm; 12. Dan Mackenthun; 13. Dean Nething; 14. Jim Richert. Northern SportMod – 1. Nick Johansen; 2. Matt Looft; 3. Dan Paplow; 4. Justin Remus; 5. Randy Fischer; 6. Chris Isaacson; 7. Danny Myrvold; 8. Kris Zuhlsdorf; 9. Nick Dieter; 10. Kyle Remus; 11. Bruce Egeland; 12. T.J. Brown; 13. John Albrecht; 14. Dan Milbradt; 15. Nathan Chukuske; 16. Josh Larsen; 17. Larry Revier; 18. Tom Malchow Jr.; 19. Tyler Boyda; 20. Zach Foesch; 21. Jordan Meine; 22. Aaron Krohn; 23. Dean Precht; 24. Benjamin Chukuske; 25. Paul Konakowitz. Hobby Stocks – 1. Justin Luinenburg; 2. Jamie Songer; 3. Matt Olson; 4. Cory Probst; 5. Wes Jahnz; 6. Eric Gillette; 7. Tory Harazin; 8. Kevin LaTour; 9. Neil Forsberg; 10. Nathan Gegner; 11. Shane Honl; 12. Shane Harazin; 13. Corey Schultz; 14. Mark Janssen; 15. Tim Huseby; 16. Austin Jahnz; 17. Frank Billmeier; 18. Tim Kennedy; 19. Chad Taylor; 20. Ryan Grochow.Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman; 2. Dan Knish; 3. Stephanie Forsberg; 4. Kyren Porter; 5. Joe Bunkofske; 6. Alan Lahr; 7. Ben Wilhelmi; 8. Rick Castle; 9. Tori Groebner; 10. Jordan Rogotzke; 11. Kyle Ewert.last_img read more

first_imgManchester City defender Kyle Walker says he feels “harassed” by a section of the British media following a report that he broke lockdown restrictions three times this week to visit family.The Sun reported that the England international had breached government guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus by visiting his sister and parents before going cycling with a friend.Walker also apologised last month after the tabloid reported he had invited two call girls to a party at his Cheshire home.“I have recently gone through one of the toughest periods of my life, which I take full responsibility for. However, I now feel as though I am being harassed,” Walker said on Twitter.“This is no longer solely affecting me, but affecting the health of my family and my young children too.”Walker said he travelled to Sheffield on Wednesday to give his sister a birthday card and present, and that he then travelled to his parents house to “pick up some home-cooked meals”.“What have my parents and sister done to deserve their privacy being invaded by photographers following me to their homes? I constantly feel as though I am being followed,” he added.Walker said his mental health was not being taken into consideration amid the scrutiny.“At a time when the focus is understandably on COVID-19, at what point does mental health get taken into consideration, an illness which affects every sufferer differently?” he said.last_img read more