Sir Viv not letting up on WICB

first_imgSir Viv not letting up on WICB Former West Indies captain Viv Richards ias not letting up on his criticism of regional cricket administrators.Richards is insisting that it is better for administrators to step aside than for key players to be left out of the team.Frequent spats between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and numerous players, combined with various pieces of legislation has left several players unavailable for selection.  Richards who recently blasted the WICB for its role in what he believes to be the alienation of players has continued in the same vein.“We have issues with our administrators. We have players defecting… they don’t want to represent their country any more. They go for the easiest process… all the leagues around the world. There is too much infighting in terms of players versus administration. So there must be a reason for individuals to divert their interests. There is a huge problem there,” Richards said.“There are personality issues at administrators’ level which have gone to an all-time high in my opinion. They should start governing the game properly for which they are elected. In our society there is no one who has respect, if he has failed to do something… and so why not eliminate them from the whole administrative process? There has to be a change. I don’t know, if that’s all because of money. But it’s been going on for too long. No one is willing to say: ‘Okay we have failed in this and that, let me resign.’ I guess sometimes, that it’s too attractive and lucrative for individuals at that particular level to let go.”Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard number among those missing for the West Indies at various points, often opting to take part in various T20 league’s around the world.last_img read more

#DentalFeature: Causes And Treatments of Sore Gums

first_imgPLANTATION, Florida – Are your gums sore and bleeding? This situation isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be unsettling. You may feel like you have something seriously wrong inside your mouth. While sore, bleeding gums certainly shouldn’t be ignored, there’s no need to panic. Here’s what you need to know about the situation.Causes of Sore, Bleeding GumsSore gums that are also bleeding can be a sign of gum disease. Other possible symptoms of gum disease include swollen gums, receding gums or bad breath. This condition can develop when plaque accumulates on the teeth, where it hardens. This hardened plaque is full of bacteria that can irritate and damage the gum tissue.Gum disease isn’t the only possible cause of sore, bleeding gums. Some medications can cause bleeding gums by decreasing the blood’s ability to clot. Changes to your oral care routine could cause soreness and bleeding, too. For example, switching from a soft-bristled to a hard-bristled toothbrush could cause irritation. Since sore, bleeding gums have many causes, it’s important to see your dentist to get to the bottom of the issue.Risks of Sore GumsIf your gums are sore and bleeding, it’s important to seek treatment from a dentist. If gum disease is responsible for your symptoms, it could get worse if it’s left untreated. As gum disease progresses, it can damage the soft tissue, fibers that are connected to the teeth and bone that support your teeth. This damage can loosen your teeth in their sockets. In severe cases where periodontal disease has occurred, the teeth may need to be removed or extracted.At-Home Habits for Healthy GumsThere are many things you can do at home to keep your gums healthy. Step up your oral care and remember to brush your teeth twice a day. If you don’t usually floss, it’s not too late to start! Regular flossing (at least once a day) can sometimes stop issues with gum pain.After brushing and flossing, swish with mouthwash to kill germs on contact and fight plaque between teeth and along the gumline.According to eMediHealth, cold therapy or a cold compress is one way to effectively reduce the pain of a toothache or sore gum. Saltwater rinse, over-the-counter painkillers, or oral anesthetic gels can also be effective.Professional Help for Sore GumsProper at-home oral care habits are essential, but they’re not enough on their own. It’s also very important to see your dentist and hygienist regularly. Generally, you should visit your dentist at least once every six months. Regular dental checkups let your dentist determine if you have any oral health problems, such as gum disease, that should be treated.If you’re diagnosed with gum disease, don’t worry. This cause of sore gums can be easily fixed. Your dental professional will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar and instruct you on how to keep up with oral care at home. After your treatment has been completed, be sure to brush and floss regularly to remove plaque and see your dentist for any suggested follow-up appointments.Sore gums that bleed when you brush, or floss can be alarming. This symptom has many possible causes, so it’s important to see your dentist to learn more. Once a cause has been determined, treatment can begin. Your gums will be in tip-top shape before you know it.Dr Sharon Robinson, DDS, owns and operates the Dental Place in Plantation, Florida, with a second office – the Dental Place Cosmetix Spa in Kingston, Jamaica. She may be contacted at 954-792-1857. Visit their website, www.dentalplace4u.comlast_img read more

CHAN 2018: CAF EXCO To Decide On Kenya

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee reportedly will meet in Accra on September 23, 2017 – to ratify decisions on host for the 2018 Total African Nations Championship (CHAN).Recently, speculations have been rife that the biennial football tournament could be taken away from Kenya due to the slow-pace work being carried out, with Morocco favored as replacement.Rwanda hosted the last edition in 2016 won by DR Congo who unfortunately failed to qualify for next year’s edition for the first time ever after losing to Congo on away goals rule.Teams who qualified for the CHAN 2018: Uganda, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Cameroon, Mauritania, Guinea, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Morocco, and Libya.CHAN 2018 is scheduled to take place between 12 January and 4 February 2018.Relatedlast_img read more

Seeking a high Rank: Grosvenor Sport takes Tipster Challenge

first_img Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Share BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Share StumbleUpon ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Related Articles Submit Grosvenor Sport, the sportsbook provided by Rank Group subsidiary Grosvenor Casinos, has signed up for today’s Tipster Challenge at Carlisle.Representing the company, which was recently confirmed as sponsor of this Saturday’s Celebration Mile at Goodwood Racecourse, is Head of Sport Steve Munns.Munns has provided tips for the eight-race meet, where he will be going up against competition regular Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru for bettingexpert.____________________________________1:35bettingexpert: Geesala BraveHas an experience edge over these and improved last time out to take a promising fourth.Grosvenor Sport: Barefoot BabyNot much to worry about from those with form on the table, and although Geesala Brave is likely to improve from last time, it could be worth siding with the most powerful stable in the field and the only filly. Barefoot Baby cost a few quid and was green in a stronger contest on debut and normal improvement would see her heavily involved here at around the 4/1 mark.____________________________________2:05bettingexpert: Picture No Sound (Nap of the Day)Found the ground too soft when disappointing at Nottingham but had shaped well in his debut.Grosvenor Sport: Picture No Sound (Nap of the Day)Watch for some improvement from Canford Joy over this extra furlong but it probably won’t be enough to deny Richard Fahey’s Picture No Sound who showed solid form last time at Nottingham when not getting the cleanest of runs. Not a big price at around 6/4, but the most likely winner and preferred to Albert Street.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: Majestic StoneRan well when second in a huge field one run back and a repeat of that would be enough to go close here.Grosvenor Sport: Jack BlaneJack Blane has been raced over a mile and 7f so far but his latest starts indicate a drop back to 6f may be the answer. He often shows good mid-race speed before flattening out and while 5f was too sharp on his first three runs, he’s never tried this trip and looks fair value at around 7/1.____________________________________3:15bettingexpert: Pomme De TerreHas hinted he was coming to the boil in recent weeks and takes on some rivals here who have shot up the weights.Grosvenor Sport: My Name Is RioMy Name Is Rio is best at 5f with cut in the ground and gets those conditions here. The 6f wouldn’t have suited last time and is worth chancing today at around 16/1 on his first start at a track that should suit.____________________________________3:50bettingexpert: Supreme PowerImproved dramatically on his second run for this new yard and is less exposed/fresher than some of these handicappers.Grosvenor Sport: Heir Of ExcitementHeir Of Excitement has the benefit of 7lb claimer Seamus Cronin in the saddle and has ground conditions to suit. Being ridden prominently can be an advantage when conditions are soft and that should be the plan with this one. Looks a fair price at 9/2.____________________________________4:25bettingexpert: WarfareCaught the eye last time after a slow break and features on a career low mark after a long spell in the wilderness.Grosvenor Sport: Duck Egg BlueThis 1m1f trip should suit Duck Egg Blue down to the ground and if they don’t dawdle she should be finishing fast under 7lb claimer Paula Muir on ground she likes. Likely to be a fair price at around the 8/1 mark.____________________________________4:55bettingexpert: Kashmiri SunsetLooked one to follow when making a winning start for Ian Jardine and paid the price for chasing a fast pace at Haydock last time out.Grosvenor Sport: Always ResoluteIn a race where a few of the principles have ground doubts it may be worth chancing Always Resolute on his return from nearly a year off. Managed 11th of 33 in the Cesarewitch on his final start last season and that form is strong in this context. Gone well after a break before.____________________________________5:25bettingexpert: Our Place In LouleHit form last time out and can follow up with conditions to suit.Grosvenor Sport: Caesar The GaeserCaesar The Gaeser has worked his way down to a mark 2lbs below his last win and has two course and distance wins to his name. Should be cherry ripe now and looks a fair price at around the 12/1 mark for his in-form stable.____________________________________ RankTipsterRace WinsPoints 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.758.16 3Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 4Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 8Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 9Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 10Michael Robinson – Betsafe13.50 11Conor White – BetBright13.33 12Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 13Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 14Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50last_img read more

Pit Stop Betting aiming to freshen up motorsport scene

first_img Share Peter Mares: Going Native… How Playtech is helping the industry stay ahead of the Apple curb August 6, 2019 Share Related Articles The Motorsport Network has unveiled what it hopes will add a completely new dimension to the motor racing fan experience, with the launch of its fresh Pit Stop Betting business.Through the launch of its app across both the App Store and Google Play, Pit Stop Betting states a goal of redefining the sport for its fans via a unique and tailored approach.One such example of this is through the offering of a variety of event-by-event betting cards, providing a constant array of opportunities to speculate on numerous motorsport event outcomes.This is added to by appealing payout terms, an engaging user interface and an all round emphases on user engagement, entertainment and rewards.   Simon Vumbaca, Pit Stop Betting’s co-founder, commented: “In conceiving our new products, Pit Stop Betting’s first and fundamental consideration is that motorsport fans are distinct from broader sports fans.“We have designed the app to reflect motor racing with fast and clear outcomes and the unique characteristics of individual events. That’s why we’ve created something that is simple to use, puts the emphasis on the inherent fun of motor racing and provides rewarding entertainment in a responsible way.”At launch Pit Stop Betting will offer cards across ten motorsport series’, in circuit racing on two and four wheels in addition to rally and rallycross, with further expansion drives planned in the near future.Amongst the plans are aims to offer more motorsport categories, branching into different jurisdictions and creating “revolutionary new betting formats” that could appeal across a number of sports in general.Zak Brown, Motorsport Network’s Chairman, added: “The Pit Stop Betting app adds another dimension to our portfolio of products and services for the motorsport fan.“But more importantly, this radical new app with its focus on ‘rewarding entertainment’ will set new standards not just for motorsport, but I believe more broadly for sports betting in general with its refreshingly fun and demystified approach to betting.” Submit Apple delays igaming ‘Native iOS’ enforcement  March 31, 2020 Sue Yoxall: Keeping up to date with technology advancement August 2, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more

BetVictor extends Cheltenham Gold Cup sponsorship

first_imgShare EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Online gambling operator BetVictor will renew its sponsorship of Cheltenham Racecourse’s Gold Cup for a further three years, with the deal expected to run until 2021.  The race, which will be named The BetVictor Gold Cup, takes place during the three-day long November Meeting at Cheltenham racecourse and sees runners compete for prize money worth £160,000. Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor, said: ”The November Meeting is a prestigious and exciting event in the horse racing calendar, and with our strong heritage in the sport and ongoing support for British Racing we didn’t think twice when we decided to continue with the sponsorship of The BetVictor Gold Cup.”BetVictor has also confirmed that it will be sponsoring three other races during the meeting, including the £60,000 G3 BetVictor.com Handicap Chase, the £45,000 BetVictor Handicap Chase and the £25,000 The BetVictor SmartCards Intermediate Handicap Hurdle. The handicap chase has been won by the likes of Imperial Commander, winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and Grand National champion Gay Trip.Ian Renton, Regional Director, Cheltenham & The South West, said: “The November Meeting is very much a mini-Festival these days, with over 70,000 through the gates, and to work with BetVictor in its sponsorship of the highlight race of the fixture – The BetVictor Gold Cup – is something I know both parties find of huge benefit.”“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at BetVictor for the past three years and are delighted to be continuing with the partnership moving forward” added Renton.In addition to the operator sponsoring the meeting, the ITV Racing blimp will bear BetVictor branding during the event and the four days of The Festival presented by Magners in March 2020. StumbleUpon Share BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Submit ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Scottish bookies warn of job losses without government support

first_img Submit BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 Share Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Related Articles Scottish bookmakers have warned First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that hundreds of jobs could be at risk if the government does not implement a business rates relief to help them cope with the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic.Unlike in England, Holyrood opted to exclude betting shops from its business relief scheme, which was designed to support businesses which had seen a drop in income during the pandemic.Despite objections, Scottish Ministers have refused to offer grant support to betting shops, which according to John Heaton, Chairman at Scotbet, hits businesses at a time when takings are already down.Reported on Politics Home, Heaton explained that the decision to not offer business rates relief will cost his business over £400,000. He said: “We feel very frustrated that we haven’t had the financial support independent bookmakers in England and others in the betting and gaming sector here in Scotland have received.“The sums involved are not material to the large bookmakers but, for us, it is about survival. The likely impact is that the independent sector will die and the big bookmakers carry on regardless, grateful that their independent competitors have been removed for them.”The Government’s retail, hospitality and leisure support grant had been offered to a number of betting and gaming industry establishments including amusements, bingo halls, entertainment centres and racetracks, but not betting shops.After reopening on 29 June, Scottish betting shops had also previously been told that they could not have chairs, gaming machines or show live racing to stop crowds congregating indoors. These restrictions, which were only applicable in Scotland, are expected to be lifted from 22 July following intervention from the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said: “We were delighted when the Scottish Government listened to us lifting the restrictions, which had led to a fall in turnover of up to 95 per cent compared to pre-lockdown in some shops.“We are now calling on them to apply the business rates relief and grant support that others in our industry have received to betting shops.“These businesses employ thousands of men and women across Scotland, and they deserve their government’s full support now that they are back at work. If they don’t get it, many will sadly lose their jobs as their shops are forced to close.“The Scottish Government needs to pull out all the stops to prevent that from happening and ensure betting shops can play their part in getting the economy back on its feet.” StumbleUpon BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020last_img read more

Immortals enter Latin American market with Rainbow Six Siege team

first_imgNorth American esports organisation Immortals has entered the Latin American esports scene by expanding into the growingly-popular shooter title Rainbow Six Siege.Acquiring a Brazilian roster who used to represent BRK E-Sports before leaving on May 31st, this move is part of a “comprehensive deal” between the organisation and Rainbow Six Siege’s developer and publisher, Ubisoft.The roster will represent Immortals from here on out, but it will continue to play, train, and operate in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The roster is as follows:Leone “oNe” KayqueJaime Pereira “Cyb3r” Ramos JúniorMatheus “Px” Freire MesquitaDaniel Pinto “Nobys” Coelho NovyDiogo “D1OGO” Fernandes De Souza VieiraLucas “Yuuk” Ridrigues (Coach)Ubisoft will offer Immortals-brand in-game items for purchase from fans and players of Rainbow Six Siege, including a charm and weapon skin. The roster will also make use of Immortals’ new-found relationship with Razer, using its peripherals to train and compete.Bertrand Chaverot, Managing Director of Ubisoft Latin America stated: “As we prepare for this year’s Rainbow Six Pro League in Brazil, the team is excited to work with Immortals to develop a unique brand identity that will appeal to esports fans all across Brazil. Brazilian esports teams hold an undying dedication among their fans, and we believe this partnership will lead to an exciting Pro League season.”As well as entering this title, Immortals houses teams in Dota 2, Clash Royale, Arena of Valor, and Smash. Not only that, it owns the Overwatch League franchise Los Angeles Valiant. The Rainbow Six Pro League returns to Brazil on November 17-18th when eight teams from around the world compete at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro.Esports Insider says: The Latin American esports scene is undoubtedly growing, and moves like this from Immortals and Ubisoft will only supplement said growth. It’ll be intriguing to see how the team operates considering it’s in another region to the one the organisation it’s representing.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

Azumah Nelson urges the government to support boxing [Video]

first_imgBoxing legend, Azumah “Ring Professor” Nelson has called on the government to support the boxing fraternity.The former WBC super featherweight champion made the call when he was honoured at the Academy of Arts and Sciences on Wednesday as Professor De-Valera Botchway published a book on him dubbed “Boxing Is No Cakewalk”.Azumah Nelson, 60, believes the government is more concerned about football-related issues instead of other equally important sporting disciplines like boxing.He urged the government to turn its attention on boxing to help Ghana produce more world champions.“I think the government is not serious in taking care of boxing. But if the government will come in and spend some money it will help. Every good thing comes with money. If we can take good care of the boxers and train them well, we will produce a lot of world champions like myself in the country,” he said.The professor of boxing, in his prime, put the nation on the world map and believes that the country can produce more and even better boxers in Ghana.last_img read more

U-23 AFCON: Ghana eyes final Olympic ticket today

first_imgGhana’s hopes of playing Olympic Games football for the first time since 2004 will hang on a victory against South Africa in Friday’s 3rd/4th place playoff match in the U-23 AFCON tournament in Egypt.The Black Meteors face South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium to see which team gets the final ticket in Tokyo 2020.Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire already have the other two by virtue of their place in the AFCON final.Ghana suffered a painful 3-2 penalty shootout loss to Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday and they will have make amends and beat South Africa for the place in Tokyo.Head coach, Ibrahim Tanko, has said that he and his technical team have given the players the needed boost for the match and is confident that they will rise above the loss to the Ivorians and attain their objective.“The semifinal defeat is history now. We spoke with the players and they know the importance of this match. There is one last chance to go to the Olympics and we will do everything not to miss it.”His sentiments are shared by team captain, Yaw Yeboah who believes that going to Japan will be the way to reward themselves after going a very challenging qualifying series and the main tournament.“It will be a very complicated and tough match. With all what we’ve done, it will be difficult to leave without anything at all. We will give our best to get this Olympic qualification.”The match kicks off at 2:30pm Ghana time in Cairo and it precedes the final between Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire.last_img read more