July 2019

first_imgGREG Inglis says Saints are a highly drilled side and Souths will need to be at the top of their game to come away with the result.Speaking ahead of Sunday’s World Club Challenge the Bunnies’ full back pointed to how well the Super League Champions move the ball – and how they need to quell that threat.“They showed how good they were throughout the year and that is why they are champions,” he said. “They attack well and are well drilled in defence. We will need to so our homework, hold ourselves accountable and do our jobs.“They have a lot of key players; every man out there is dangerous. Their biggest weapon is their ability to shift the ball out so we have to get our defence right.“At the end of the day it will be a high quality game in front of a packed out stadium. Hopefully, half of it will be Souths.”The Bunnies come over to England with a strong 20-man squad but are missing forward Kyle Turner who was injured in the All-Star game last week.“We would have liked him to be here as with some of the other blokes too,” Inglis added. “They will be cheering us on from home. We have brought a strong squad over though and are coming into the game with confidence.”last_img read more

Excitement is building around the town following t

first_imgExcitement is building around the town following the arrival of new Head Coach Justin Holbrook, who was victorious in his first two games at the helm, and the huge signing of Ben Barba.Justin is preparing his squad for a drive towards the top four of the Betfred Super League and a place in the play-off semi-finals.Join this drive and become a full Member for the rest of the 2017 season!This is everything you need as a Saints fan. Not only does it give you access to every Betfred Super League home game but also gives you exclusivity, up to date news and brings you closer to the Club from as little as £151 or from just £34 for Juniors!Our Half-Season Membership gives you access to all seven remaining Betfred Super League home games:Widnes Vikings – Fri June 9 Salford Red Devils – Fri June 23Hull FC – Fri July 7Catalans Dragons – July Sun 16Plus at least three further guaranteed home fixtures…Plus, a FREE fourth home fixture, depending on league positionThe package also comes with the opportunity to access the Renewal Price on a full season Membership for the 2018 season, which offers a huge saving on the full priced Membership.And, marquee signing Ben Barba is likely to make his debut during this period and nobody will want to miss that!Your Membership also gives you a host of other benefits:Adults: Membership access cardPriority match tickets for major games including finals (T&C’s apply)Exclusive Club news straight to your mobile or other device via emailExclusive news including new signings, via SMS, before general releaseBring a friend for just £5 to a 2017 home match of your choiceExclusive Membership only merchandise and stadium promotional offers sent directly to you via emailExclusive local partner offers giving you even more value with your MembershipAccess to our Member feedback channels to engage with the Club and give us your views and opinionsDiscounted away travel via Club Travel Partner Hatton’s TravelJuniors (aged 16 and under):Junior Membership holders get free access to all 2017 Saints away games (subject to availability)Membership access cardPriority match tickets for major games including finals (T&C’s apply)Entry into a draw to be a matchday mascot and walk out with the first team before a Betfred Super League matchExclusive Membership only Club offersExclusive local partner offersHow Can I get My Membership? You can purchase your Half-Season Membership quickly and easily by visiting www.saintssuperstore.com or alternatively, call us on 01744 455 052 or visit us a the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm / Sat 10am – 4pm.Fancy Watching The Game In Style? You can also book into our VIP Hospitality Half-Season Membership. As a Member in the 1873 Lounge, you will receive a fantastic three-course meal, enjoy the company of Saints legends past and present as well as enjoy our post match interview with our Man of the Match.Prices for the package are Adult £420 andJunior (Under 12) £324.To book or enquire please email hospitality@saintsrlfc.com or call 01744 455053.Half-Membership Prices: To buy call into the Ticket Office, call 01744 455 052 or log on here.West Terrace & Family StandAdult£151.50OAP£104.50Young Adult 16-21£104.50Junior£34Family 1A + 1J£167Family 1A + 2J£198Family 1A + 3J£229Family 2A + 1J£303Family 2A + 2J£334Family 2A + 3J£365North & South Stand GoldAdult£201.50OAP£151.50Young Adult 16-21£151.50Junior£63Family 1A + 1J£238Family 1A + 2J£294Family 1A + 3J£351Family 2A + 1J£419Family 2A + 2J£476Family 2A + 3J£532North & South Stand SilverAdult£188.50OAP£138.50Young Adult 16-21£138.50Junior£63Family 1A + 1J£226Family 1A + 2J£282Family 1A + 3J£338Family 2A + 1J£395Family 2A + 2J£452Family 2A + 3J£508North & South Stand BronzeAdult£168.50OAP£124.50Young Adult 16-21£124.50Junior£60Family 1A + 1J£205Family 1A + 2J£259Family 1A + 3J£313Family 2A + 1J£357Family 2A + 2J£411Family 2A + 3J£465last_img read more

Wilmington man gets 12 years for dealing crack cocaine

first_imgAntonio Pierre Shufford (Wilmington Police Department) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man will spend 12 years in prison after spending five years under supervised release for dealing crack cocaine.Antonio Pierre Shufford, 38, was sentenced in a federal court on Friday to 144 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Shufford was indicted on nine counts in January. In April, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute.- Advertisement – In February of 2015, investigators searched Shufford and six residences which resulted in the seizure of cash, cocaine, and crack cocaine. The search of another residence and car used by Shufford resulted in the seizure of 152.53 grams of crack cocaine, more than 1600 grams of liquid oxycodone, and more oxycodone mixed with other liquids.Through the investigation, law enforcement determined Shufford was responsible for the distribution of over 1,900 grams of cocaine between May 2009 and March 2017. He was determined to be a “career offender.”Agencies that conducted the investigation were the Wilmington FBI Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the Wilmington Police Department, and the North Carolina SBI.Related Article: Community breaks ground on new fire and police training facilitylast_img read more

From Katy Perry lyrics to bowties Castle Hayne teacher makes third grade

first_img (Photo: Trevor Todd) (Photo: Trevor Todd) (Photo: Trevor Todd) 1 of 6 (Photo: Trevor Todd) CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY) — Trevor Todd uses creative techniques to teach his third-grade students about figurative language and other lessons.A teacher at Castle Hayne Elementary School, Todd recently used lyrics from Katy Perry’s song, Firework, to demonstrate various types of literary devices used for figurative language including metaphor, a simile, personification, hyperbole, idiom, a euphemism and proverb.- Advertisement – “I found that song, made the sheet that had all the lyrics on the side, and it was jam-packed with figurative language,” Todd said. “I just thought they were really engaged the entire time, more so than if I had just been reading a book to them.”While explaining how to identify a proverb, Todd draws comparisons to one student whose home flooded during Hurricane Florence seven months ago.“Thinking about McKenna in that sense because the hurricane displaced her and that was a bad time in her life, or a negative time in her life but after the hurricane,” and he added, “She made new friends and came to a new school and another house so just like that proverb we learned — even in bad times good things can come out of it, right?”Related Article: Study abroad trip to Chile inspired woman to teach SpanishStudents on either side lean over giving McKenna a hug.Principal Sam Highsmith says Todd is an excellent teacher who cares about his students tremendously and ensures they’re learning what they need to be prepared for fourth grade. In addition to teaching, he says teachers wear many hats.“Our teachers are educators, they have to be counselors and they have to be surrogate parents and they have to be there for the whole child and that’s one of the things that’s wonderful about what we do and what we love and I love about you guys coming out to celebrate the positives because its a tough job,” Highsmith said.Another thing Todd’s known for at the school are the colorful bow ties he wears. Third Graders Sport Bow Ties and Hair Bows (Photo: Trevor Todd) “I wear a bow tie to school every day,” he said. “My granny makes them for me and I have about 200 bow ties and I wear a different one everyday to school and the kids love them.”At the end of the school year, his grandmother, Patsy Miller, does something pretty remarkable and its become an annual tradition.“She will make every boy in my class a bow tie and every girl in my class a hair bow that all match and she’ll make me the matching bow tie,” and he added, “She comes in, puts it on them, its just such a special time to end the year, like a token to take away to remember Mr. Todd.”Ultimately, Todd said he hopes his students leave his class with one thing.“I hope I’ve instilled in them a love of learning and a love of reading and that they can continue that in all of their education and all of their life,” he said.Because of his passion for teaching and inspiring his students to learn, we’re delighted to recognize Trevor Todd as WWAY and Mattress and Furniture Liquidators’ ‘Teacher of the Week.’If you know an excellent teacher who’s making an impact on students, click here to submit a nomination. Each week’s winner receives a $100 Staples gift card. (Photo: Trevor Todd)last_img read more

Japans abdicating Emperor Akihito devoted life to outreach

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito is seen behind Japanese national flags with Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako as he waves to well-wishers during a public appearance for New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, January 2, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito is seen behind Japanese national flags with Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako as he waves to well-wishers during a public appearance for New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, January 2, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo Emperor Akihito, who on April 30 will become Japan’s first emperor to abdicate in nearly two centuries, devoted his life to nations affected by his country during World War Two and to Japanese struggling after disasters.Akihito turned 85 on Dec. 23, has had heart surgery and been treated for prostate cancer, and now sports a hearing aid. He said in 2016 he feared age might make it hard to fulfil his duties.Some highlights from his time as the first emperor not to be considered divine when he ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne in 1989:MIDDLE-CLASS MONARCHYAkihito’s 1959 marriage to Michiko Shoda, the daughter of an industrialist, was the first by an imperial heir to a commoner and was hailed as a symbol of a new Japan. The two met at a tennis club and he proposed marriage over the phone.The two have been photographed over the years waltzing together in formal clothes and walking by the seaside in anoraks and trousers. On April 10, just weeks before he abdicated, they celebrated their 60th anniversary.They worked to craft an image of a “middle-class monarchy” and draw the imperial family closer to the people.All three of their children went to university and married commoners, and the public was informed when prostate cancer was diagnosed in Akihito in 2002 – in contrast to the secrecy around the illness of his father, Emperor Hirohito.IMPERIAL DIPLOMACYAkihito and Michiko have worked to smooth relations across Asia, which suffered under Japan before and during World War Two, with numerous visits abroad.In 1992, he became the first Japanese monarch in living memory to visit China, where bitterness over the war runs deep, and said he felt “deep sorrow” about an “unfortunate period in which my country inflicted great suffering on the people of China.”At a news conference marking his birthday in 2001, he said he felt “a certain kinship” with Korea because one of his ancestors was Korean, an unprecedented statement from a Japanese royal that made front-page headlines in Seoul.In 2005, the couple went to the island of Saipan, the scene of bloody fighting during World War Two, to pay respects at memorials honouring Japanese, American and Korean war dead.‘DEEP REMORSE’Akihito has often urged Japan to remember the suffering of the war, comments that have attracted increased attention in recent years as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has appeared to push for a less apologetic tone.On Aug. 15, 2015, the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, Akihito departed from his usual script to express “deep remorse.” The day before, Abe had expressed “utmost grief” but said future generations should not have to keep apologising.ROYAL CONSOLEROne of the duties the royal couple embraced was comforting victims of disasters.In 2011, Akihito took the unprecedented step of addressing the nation in a televised speech after an earthquake and tsunami killed about 20,000 people and triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years.Akihito has kneeled to talk to evacuees and Michiko has hugged women who lost their homes.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement The source of the crash is believed to be a data centre in Slough which handles Blackberry services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Earlier, Blackberry UK said it knew of the problem and was “investigating”.In a statement, RIM said: “Our technical teams are working to return services to normal operation as quickly as possible. – Advertisement – “We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience and we will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.”In a tweet sent around 14:42 BST, Blackberry UK said: “Some users in EMEA are experiencing issues.”If you have got companies that are shifting their allegiance to other players in the market and you stop being able to provide them that concrete, reliable service, then that’s going to have a detrimental effect.”A subsequent statement said Blackberry was “working to resolve an issue currently impacting some Blackberry subscribers in Europe, Middle East and Africa”.Earlier on 10 October, mobile operators in the UK, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar and other nations pointed the finger at RIM when replying to tweets from customers complaining about the problems.Business and consumerMany corporate customers said they had not lost service, suggesting that the problem was with Blackberry’s BIS consumer systems, rather than its BES enterprise systems.“Blackberry runs two infrastructures,” explained Simon Butler, a Microsoft Exchange consultant at Sembee.“The understanding I have is that the BIS service has crashed.“The business side runs on a different set of servers, although enterprise Blackberrys can still use messenger and the consumer services, so they are also affected,” said Mr Butler.Such a major outage will still come as unwelcome news to Blackberry’s owner RIM, which has been losing market share to smartphone rivals – in particular Apple’s iPhone.Many corporate clients have switched to the device after Apple made a concerted effort to improve its support for secure business email systems.“If you have got companies that are shifting their allegiance to other players in the market and you stop being able to provide them that concrete, reliable service, then that’s going to have a detrimental effect,” said Stuart Miles of Pocket-Lint.com.The first signs of trouble emerged about 11:00 BST but seemed to have escalated with tags about Blackberry and its BBM service trending on Twitter.Source: BBC Newslast_img read more

Facebook Home hits 500000 downloads

first_imgAdvertisement It looks like Facebook home has hit over 500,000 downloads in the first week since it was launched.This may sound impressive, but Facebook has over 1 billion registered users, and their main Android app has between 100 and 500 million downloads, and their Instagram app hits 1 million downloads in 24 hours when it launched on Android last year.It looks like Facebook may have some work to do to make Facebook Home as popular as their other apps, it hasn’t had the best reviews so far on Google Play with around 52 percent of the reviews being one star. – Advertisement – Facebook Home received an unusually large number of one-star reviews shortly after launch, and that trend has continued. At the time of publishing, 5,617 of the total 10,905 reviews (52%) were one-star ratings.Google Play doesn’t provide exact data on individual app installations, but a Google cache of the Facebook Home listing from April 19 shows the number of installs at 100,000 to 500,000. Currently, the app is listed in the 500,000 to 1 million range.Credit: TNWlast_img read more

Russia hacking hundreds of American companies – security firm

first_imgSecurity Flaw Exploit (File Photo) Advertisement CrowdStrike, a U.S. cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies.This is the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic gains.The firm sats the victims of the previously unreported cyber espionage campaign include energy and technology firms, some of which have lost valuable intellectual property. – Advertisement – Detail about those losses or to name any victims were not disclosed, citing confidentiality agreements related to its investigation.“These attacks appear to have been motivated by the Russian government’s interest in helping its industry maintain competitiveness in key areas of national importance,”  -Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of CrowdStrike.While cybersecurity researchers have in the past said that China’s government was behind cyber espionage campaigns against various corporations dating back as far as 2005, Alperovitch said this is the first time the Russian government has been linked to cyber intrusions on companies.CrowdStrike has been following the activities of this Russian group, which it dubbed “Energetic Bear,” for two years. The firm believes the Russian government is behind the campaign because of technical indicators, as well as analysis of the targets chosen and the data stolen.Manufacturing and construction firms in the United States, Europe and Middle East as well as U.S. healthcare providers were also cited as targets.Alperovitch, who is of Russian ethnic origin and now lives in the Washington, D.C., area, is an expert on cyber espionage.In 2012, he co-founded CrowdStrike, which collects intelligence about the activities of hacking groups around the world and sells software to thwart such attacks.Source: Reuterslast_img read more

Google looks at ways to build more productive teams

first_imgThe research released Tuesday has already reshaped Google’s workforce through training, reviews and new standards. Image Credit: The Sales Lion Advertisement Google coddles its employees with free food, massages and other lavish perks, yet some of its best engineers still grouse about their jobs and bosses as they struggle to get assignments done.The Internet company tackled the puzzling problem with a study that concluded how teams work together is more important than who is on a team.That’s not exactly rocket science, but it’s an example of how companies are spending more time trying to understand how to build the most productive and cohesive teams. It’s a high priority because the best products and ideas increasingly are springing from people working together. – Advertisement – “It’s becoming difficult to think of companies that aren’t depending on teams,” says Amy Randel, a professor of management at San Diego State University. “And usually nothing is more important than having a goal that inspires and organizes people’s efforts.”Google’s study, based on data analysis, found that teams work best when their members feel like they can take risks, can count on each other, have clear goals and believe their work matters.Some of those findings were reinforced by a recent study published in the Academy of Management Journal by Jasmine Hu, an assistant professor of management at Notre Dame University and Robert Liden, a management professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. That analysis of 67 different teams working at six different companies found employees excel when they feel their work will help the colleagues, customers and community.“The social aspect of teams is very important because many times people are just not motivated to work for money alone,” Hu says. “They want to have the opportunity to achieve a positive impact on the lives of others.”[related-posts]All of Google’s 60,000 employees work on at least one team, and some are on two or more.Google itself was born from one of technology’s most famous partnerships between former Stanford University graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They followed in the footsteps of other legendary duos such as Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen and Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.Today, Google’s teams range in size from three to 70 people and are usually project oriented. For two years the company has studied more than 200 teams, identifying what motivates the most effective groups while looking for the ideal mix of traits and skills.Although most industries are embracing teamwork, Silicon Valley is at the forefront of the trend. Technology firms are typically more collaborative, in part because people writing different parts of software code or building machines need to do one part of a larger project.Google’s first workplace study, which it released in 2014, showed effective managers are good coaches who empower rather than micromanage. That research, called Project Oxygen, is now taught in MBA programs and has been adopted by companies hoping to emulate the innovative culture of Silicon Valley.The research released Tuesday has already reshaped Google’s workforce through training, reviews and new standards.The transformation is helping to enrich Google, already one of the world’s most profitable companies. The revenue produced by sales teams, who market advertising, apps and partnerships, varied by nearly 50 percent based on their own reported feelings of psychological safety, according to Abeer Dubey, a Google director.“So is this a Google truth or a universal truth?” asked Dubey. “We personally feel this is fungible.”In a region where innovation is driving a booming economy, retaining and motivating the workforce is critical to business, and because engineers almost always work in teams, understanding how to boost their performance is crucial.“Team work matters, and if you want to have the best team of employees possible, you will manage them intelligently,” said Lindy Greer, who teaches at Stanford University’s business school. “If you just put people together they’re going to crash and burn unless they have conflict resolution training, a manager who can coordinate roles and opportunities to learn with one another.”[IBN Live]last_img read more

Android Marshmallow Now Running on 152 Percent of Active Devices

first_imgAdvertisement Google has updated its Google Play distribution data, providing figures for the seven-day period ending August 1. The data shows Android Marshmallow is now running on 15.2 percent of active devices.In July, Android Marshmallow was seen to be running on 13.3 percent of active Android devices – indicating a rise in adoption of 1.9 percent in a single month. To recall, Android Marshmallow in June was running on 10.1 percent active of Android devices.While the growth in adoption of the Android Marshmallow version, whether in the form of updates or new devices running the version out-of-the-box, has been steady, it has also been very slow – to compare, Android 6.0 Marshmallow finally made it to 1 percent of active devices in February, five months after its release to Nexus devices. – Advertisement – This factly is more sharply highlighted when one considers that Android 7.0 Nougat, the next Android version, is expected to release soon.August’s Google Play distribution data shows that Android Lollipop has a total share of around 35.5 percent of active Android devices (with Android 5.0 Lollipop running on 14.1 percent of devices and Android 5.1 version at 21.4 percent), compared to 35.1 percent last month – indicating a rise in adoption of 0.4 percent. In the meanwhile, Android KitKat version 29.2 percent of the devices, dropping 0.9 percent from 30.1 percent last month.As for Android Jelly Bean, it is seen to have a combined share of 16.7 percent, dropping 1.1 percent from July’s 17.8 percent. Android 4.0.x or Ice Cream Sandwich in the meanwhile was seen on 1.6 percent of active devices, down 0.1 percent from 1.7 percent in July.Android Gingerbread (v2.3.3-2.3.7) is seen running on 1.6 percent of active devices, dropping from 1.9 percent, while Android 2.2 Froyo’s device distribution share is at 0.1 percent – the same as last month. To note, the figures are gathered from devices visiting the Google Play app, which supports Android 2.2 and above.The Android distribution data also reveals that OpenGL 2.0 now runs on 46 percent of active Android devices, while OpenGL 3.0 runs on 42.6 percent, and OpenGL 3.1 on 11.4 percent.[Gadgets 360]last_img read more

Telegram Finally Graduates its Desktop Version to v10 with a Fabulous New

first_imgTelegram desktop app for MAC. Image Credit: telegramdownload10.com Advertisement Just earlier this month, Telegram introduce two new updates for it’s mobile app to version v.3.16. One: that allows Telegram users to retract to sent messages within 48 hours, and Two: the Network Usage Section update that allows users to keep track of their data consumption on various network modes.Mid this week, the platform since 2013, it has finally received its first major release upgraded to it’s desktop app platform to version v1.0. With the v1.0 update for Windows, Linux, and Mac, gets a material design look, smooth animations, and support for custom themes.Custom Support Theme feature If you’re looking for an alternative design, Telegram Desktop allows supports customized themes. Anyone can make a theme for Telegram Desktop. This theme, for example, changes green outgoing messages to blue, and the Dark Theme.Telegram Customized Themes1 of 3 Blue Theme. Image Credit: Telegram Green Theme. Image Credit: Telegram Dark Theme. Image Credit: Telegram – Advertisement – Auto Syncs Messages feature The Telegram Desktop automatically syncs messages from your phone with your computer using Telegram’s encrypted cloud. All you have to do is install the app and log into their account and all of their messages, documents, photos and videos will be synced from the cloud.The Telegram app is already available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux versions.source: Telegram Newsroomlast_img read more

Rwanda to Host the 2nd Annual Africa Innovation Summit

first_imgH.E the President of Rwanda; Paul Kagame (L) shakes hand with Pedro Pires; ex-President of Cabo Verde during the first annual Africa Innovation Summit in Cabo Verde. (Photo Credit: AIS Facebook Page) Advertisement The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS), which will take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellencies President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde), announced a call for applications to innovators across Africa whose solutions have the potential to solve the continent’s challenges.The summit seeks innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.As a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and actions, AIS will feature Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, corporates’, innovators, investors, policy makers and academics, researchers, as well as policy, science and technology experts, with the aim of building robust ecosystems for innovation in Africa to ensure Africa’s structural transformation. – Advertisement – Dr. Olugbenga Adesida; Co-Director of AIS, indicated that AIS provides more than a robust and dynamic platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue, but rather a catalyst for ‘Made in Africa’ innovations that are already addressing the challenges faced on the continent.The AIS has partnered with Enterprise Room; a transformation consultancy specializing in starting, sustaining, and accelerating businesses, to drive the sourcing and selection of up to 50 innovations across the continent, to be showcased at the Summit.Eligibility for the Africa Innovation SummitAIS is therefore calling all African innovators to apply for this opportunity not later than Friday, 30th March 2018. The innovators selected must meet the following criteria:African-based and operating from one or more African countries.Founded and managed by African nationals.Either for profit, non-profit or hybrid entities (i.e. social enterprises).Solving one or more challenges that directly affect Africa in the following sectors (and/or any related value chains): Food security and agriculture, Energy, Water and Sanitation, Healthcare, and Governance.Scalable: A solution that has the capability and potential to be enlarged and replicated to extend the reach of its mandate.Innovative: A solution that addresses a challenge in a new and different way often through a simpler and more effective means.The identified innovators will meet influential people, policy makers, and investors who are ready to discuss Africa’s development challenges and ways to solve them. They will also have the opportunity to interact with like-minded African innovators and change agents who are driving a new era of change in Africa.(FOLLOW LINK TO APPLY)last_img read more

Seedstars Announce 2019 Tour Dates Schedules Kampala for Oct 18th

first_imgOgwal Joseph; Founder and Chief Executive (Left), and Watson Atwine (Right); IT Specialist who represented the team, recivce their victory dummy air ticket at the Seedstar Kampala competition at Outbox Hub on Friday 24th, August 2018. This is Seedstars Kampala competition winners. Advertisement Seedstars World has officially announced its tour dates in search for promising startups around the world that are to compete at its 2020 Seedstars Global Competition in Switzerland.Seedstars has so far crowned six overall winners since the initiative’s inauguration. The latest winner being an AgriTech Argentina-based startup Blended who won this years competition. Blended is improving communication between schools and families in Argentina.Seedstars is expected to tour roughly 100+ cities globally with 26 cities from Africa. Kampala (Uganda) tour date is set for Oct. 18th, 2019. – Advertisement – Interested applicants can submit their applications (FOLLOW LINK) not later than Oct. 4th, 2019 at 3am East African Time.From the submissions, only 8 startups will be selected to pitch in a jury panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Kampala 2019.The winning startup will represent Uganda at the finals in Switzerland in 2020 for a chance to win up to USD$500, 000 (approx. UGX1.9 billion) in equity investment and some unique growth opportunities.Notably, all the 8 startups will be rewarded with one free month of seedstar’s brand new Investment Readiness Program.Eligibility of ParticipationHave maximum 2 years since founding date.Have a maximum of USD 500,000 of funding to date.Have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).For the past seedstar competition, Uganda has been represented by; AgroSupply (2019), Numida (2018), Akiba (2017), and Intership UG (2016).last_img read more

Cheltenham Countdown Boosts Archive

first_imgTERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 29 February – this is non runner no bet with money back if the horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Tuesday 1 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 3 March – this is non runner no bet with money back if any horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Friday 4 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 12 February – all seven races must be run otherwise the bet is void.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Saturday 13 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 13 February – it is ‘all in – run or not’. Ante-post rules apply, so in the event of any non-runner the bet will be settled as a loser.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Sunday 14 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 7 March – this is non runner no bet.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Tuesday 8 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 11 February – all four horses must run in their stated races: Min (Supreme), Douvan (Arkle), Faugheen (Champion Hurdle), Annie Power (Mares Hurdle) otherwise the bet is void.(2) Each horse must win their selected race by OVER FIVE LENGTHS(3) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(4) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(5) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(6) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(7) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(8) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Friday 12 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 1 March – this is non runner no bet with money back if the horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Wednesday 2 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 17 February – the 1-2-3 of the Champion Hurdle must be exactly 1. FAUGHEEN, 2. ARCTIC FIRE, 3.NICHOLS CANYON. In the event of any of these horses not running the bet will be declared void and stakes refunded.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Thursday 18 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 11 March – this is non runner no bet.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Saturday 12 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 20 February – this is an ante-post bet and if the horse fails to run in the RSA it will be settled as a loser.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Sunday 21 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 14 February – market will be settled according to the official top Festival jockey declared by Cheltenham Racecourse.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Monday 15 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 15 February – market will be settled according to the official top Festival Trainer declared by Cheltenham Racecourse.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Tuesday 16 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 14 March – this is non runner no bet.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 23 February – this is an ante-post bet and if any horse is a non runner it will be settled as a loser. Both horses need to win a race at the Cheltenham Festival for the bet to be a winner.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Wednesday 24 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 24 February – this is an ante-post bet with no stakes refunded if the horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Thursday 25 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 25 February – this is on a non runner no bet basis with stakes refunded if either or both horses do not run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Friday 26 February Thursday 11 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 21 February – this is an ante-post bet and if any horse is a non runner it will be settled as a loser.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Monday 22 February STAR SPORTS CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2016OPEN AN ACCOUNT PREVIEW NIGHTS DATES VIDEO PREVIEW FREE BETS PREVIEW NIGHT TIPS STAR PERISCOPE CHELTENHAM PDF GUIDE LATEST NEWS MARKET MOVERS COUNTDOWN BOOSTS OPEN AN ACCOUNT TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 10 March – this is non runner no bet.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Friday 11 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 12 March – this is non runner no bet.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Sunday 13 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 27 February – this is an ante-post bet which will be settled as a loser if either horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Sunday 28 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 28 February – this is non runner no bet with money back if either or both horses don’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Monday 29 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 4 March – this is non runner no bet with money back if the horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Saturday 5 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 5 March – this is non runner no bet with money back if the horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Sunday 6 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 19 February – this is a NON RUNNER NO BET price.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Saturday 20 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 13 March – this is non runner no bet.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Monday 14 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 26 February – this is an ante-post bet which will be settled as a loser if the horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Saturday 27 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 6 March – this is non runner no bet double which will be settled as an SP single if only one horse runs.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Monday 7 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 2 March – this is non runner no bet with money back if the horse doesn’t run.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Thursday 3 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 8 March – this is non runner no bet.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Wednesday 9 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 9 March – this is non runner no bet.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Thursday 10 March TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 16 February – this is an ante-post bet and in the event of either or both horse not running it will be settled as a loser.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Wednesday 17 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 18 February – at least three of the named horses ANNIE POWER, VAUTOUR, BLACK HERCULES and YORKHILL must win a race during the 2016 Chelteham Festival. In the event of any of these horses not running the bet will stand.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Friday 19 February TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) For the promotion offered on 22 February – this is an ante-post bet and if any horse is a non runner it will be settled as a loser. All three horses needed to be placed for the bet to be a winner.(2) We endeavour to lay all ‘Cheltenham Countdown Boost’ markets up to a maximum liability of £1,000 per client per day.(3) Applies to bets placed over the telephone only.(4) This offer is open to new and existing customers.(5) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Star Sports promotion. nor can Free Bets be used to participate in this offer.(6) Star Sports reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any point.(7) Star Sports general rules and terms and conditions apply.Tuesday 23 Februarylast_img read more

STAR SPECIALS Nicky Morgan on thin ice

first_img[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tar Sports have unleashed betting on how long Cabinet Minister Nicky Morgan will survive as Education Secretary after a dire performance on Question Time where she struggled to handle questions on cuts to disability benefits. The Loughborough MP appeared to suggest Downing Street may U-turn on reforms, a notion Ian Duncan-Smith has since rejected.Star Sports spokesman Jamie Loughead, comments:“I’ve been hearing whispers in Westminster for some while that Morgan is under-pressure. She’s said to be ineffective in her role, not in the office anywhere near enough and thought to be struggling with her workload. Had she backed Brexit I think she’d have been shuffled out the cabinet already.”He added “Her poor performance on Question Time won’t surprise many, and we suspect she’ll be shuffled out of her position after the referendum. We make her odds-on at 4/6 to no longer be Education Sec at Christmas, and 11/10 to hold onto her job until then. If dropped, Morgan could well be replaced by Priti Patel as a sweetener to Eurosceptics.”Will Nicky Morgan Still Be Education Secretary on Christmas Day 2016?No 4/6 Yes 11/10last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Royal Ascot Day Five

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he final day of Royal Ascot 2017 and even if the temperatures have cooled a little the action on the track is still red hot.The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at 4.20pm is the final Group 1 of the week and Henry Candy bids to win it back to back after Twilight Son’s success last year at 7/2.His runner this year, Limato, looks set to go off at a similar price but looks a little short for me for a horse who disappointed last time out.Whatever the excuse for his poor run in Dubai, at Group 1 level you surely want every box ticked.  Limato is undoubtedly a class horse at his best as he proved when winning the July Cup at Newmarket last season but the big question for me today is whether he is capable of reproducing that level of form?The Tin Man, each-way, makes more appeal. He won the Champions Day Sprint over course and distance last season and I think he is one that shows his best form on better ground.The big talking horse of the day is September in the opening Chesham Stakes.With Caravaggio and Winter both winning yesterday bookmakers will be praying to get this one turned over as it really will dictate how the rest of the day goes.Ben Keith and Big Mac debated what to do …I’m not sure I want a gun to my head as Big Mac suggests for this one but given, like most trainers, Aidan O’Brien is a creature of habit – it would be no surprise if September wasn’t out of the very top drawer. Churchill won this last year on his second start and September is also making her second start having bolted home by five and a half lengths on debut at Leopardstown earlier this month.The bare form of that is hard to assess so we need to look more at the precedent of quality horses Ballydoyle have run here in the past and the expectation must surely be that September, in receipt of her 5lb fillies allowance, will take all the beating.So I’m a backer Big Mac. Just don’t shoot me if I’m wrong.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK SEPTEMBER (2.30 Royal Ascot) 10 points win at SP with Star SportsBACK THE TIN MAN (4.20 Royal Ascot) 10 points each-way at SP with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: -64.60 points BET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

£50 CASH Nadal v Thiem

first_img£50 CASH IFNADAL WINS 3-2To celebrate the launch of our brand new betting site starsports.bet we are giving all NEW CUSTOMERS £50 CASH if NADAL WINS 3-2.You simply need to open an account and place a bet at evens or above, of at least £10, on any market at starsports.bet between 9am on Tuesday 4 September and 2am on Wednesday 5 September. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new account holders only. To qualify you must open a new account at starsports.bet anytime from 9am on Tuesday 4 September to 2am (GMT) on Wednesday 5 September.(2) In addition you must place at least one bet online with starsports.bet before 2am (GMT) on Wednesday 5 September. The bet must be for a stake of £10 (or more), on a selection at evens or above, on any market as displayed on the starsports.bet web site.(3) The bonus promotional offer if NADAL WINS 2-1.(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) The bonus, if successful, will be paid as CASH within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(6) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at starsports.bet.(7) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address.(8) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse this promotion at any point.(9) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team cs@www.starsportsbet.co.uklast_img read more

DAVY RUSSELL Limerick Sunday

first_imgA rare Saturday off for me with no jumps racing in Ireland so it’s given me chance to watch a little rugby and Munster’s dramatic win against Edinburgh.It won’t be quite so relaxed next Saturday though as the Grand National will be just hours away and I can’t wait to get back aboard Tiger Roll who is such a hero.I popped him over a couple of the mock National fences at the Curragh this week and he was in fine fettle, although we could have done without the weights going up 4lb with Bristol De Mai being pulled out.Tiger Roll and @_Davy_Russel_ along with the rest of @gelliott_racing‘s Grand National team were on the Curragh schooling grounds today practicing over the Grand National fences ahead of @AintreeRaces next week. #GrandNationalFestival pic.twitter.com/BafVydMcr9— Horse Racing Ireland (@GoRacing) March 27, 2019Final riding plans are still to be confirmed but I hope to be at Aintree on all three days of the meeting and will be bringing you my latest news on my Star Sports blogs.Back to Sunday though and I have three rides at Limerick. We’ve had some glorious weather today so I’m expecting it to quicken up there.SUNDAYLIMERICKSERIOUS EGO (2.20pm)We thought at the beginning of the season this fella would win a couple of races but so far it’s just been the one win at Leopardstown last month when the ground was soft. Although he’s back in novice company today, the conditions of this race make it very similar to a novice handicap and like a lot of races at Limerick today it looks very competitive. Whatsafellatodo is going for a hat-trick and looks a big danger – if coping with the quicker ground.BLACK TEARS (2.55pm)She ran a cracker for me at Cheltenham when fourth to Eglantine Du Seuil in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. She got a bump just before the last which probably cost us third spot but it was still a grand effort and obviously this looks easier. You never quite know how they are going to run after Cheltenham but I saw her the other morning and she looked good. Our biggest danger on the form book looks likely to be Cut The Mustard who also ran at Cheltenham.TYCOON PRINCE (4.40pm)He’s been struggling in his latest races and is probably best on left-handed courses but this represents a drop in class for him which will hopefully see a better effort. Stable companion Dakota Moirette should win a handicap chase at some point but it looks a trappy race with most of them having something to prove.GOOD LUCKDAVYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at content@starsportsbet.co.uk and we’ll try and include in the next blog…last_img read more

DAVY RUSSELL Fairyhouse Monday

first_imgIt’s been a great start to the Easter weekend for me as Tiger Roll himself came to my home town Youghall on Thursday !! Unsurprisingly, he lapped up all the attention and it was great to see such a huge crowd in the town and plenty of kids enjoying the day too – hopefully all future racing fans. Tiger Roll came into the centre of the town for a photo shoot by the clock tower and was then taken to Green Park where he had plenty of space to walk around the bandstand and meet his admirers.It was a special day for me to have all my family there with me and a special thank you to Star Sports for sponsoring all the Tiger Roll flags.I’m doing my best to avoid all the chocolate treats over the weekend – which is hard as I do have a sweet tooth !!! There’s not too much temptation at the moment as my kids are young but as they get older it will get harder – with them surrounded, no doubt, with Easter eggs.Looking forward to the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse, thoughts on my Sunday rides below – plus of course the BoyleSports Irish Grand National on Monday.I wish you all a very Happy Easter and hopefully you can make the most of the grand weather.MONDAYFAIRYHOUSESHATTERED LOVE (5pm BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase)The season started well enough for her but she has disappointed a little in her last couple of starts. That said, she was competitive for a long way in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham and this her second start back after a wind op where you can often start to see the benefit of the operation with horses learning to run a lot more freely. She ran a cracker at this meeting last year when second to Al Boum Photo in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase but it was testing ground that day and I’m expecting just perfect good ground on Monday after the track has been well watered. If she stays, and there has to be a question mark about that, I think she can go well. Gordon has a big entry in the race and of his I think Gun Digger gets in with a nice weight whilst Snugsborough Benny would also be on the shortlist after a very smooth course win the last day.If you have a question for Davy drop us a line at content@starsportsbet.co.uk and we’ll try and include in the next blog…last_img read more

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775EMAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.eduPollster to discuss findings of survey on Arab attitudes at Oct. 27 Baker Institute lectureU.S. attitudes toward the Arab world are recounted constantly in the domestic news media, but what do Arabs think about the United States? James Zogby, the founder and president of the Arab American Institute and a senior adviser with the polling firm Zogby International, will discuss his book ”Arab Voices: What They are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters” Oct. 27 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to http://www.bakerinstitute.org/media/media_directions.cfm.Zogby’s book explains the results of the 2009-2010 Zogby International polls conducted across a number of Arab countries covering Arab opinions about the U.S. and the Middle East. Drawing from this data, Zogby contests widely held myths about the Arab world, including the uniform existence of a backward and aggressive Arab mindset; the notion of Arabs as consumed by hatred of the West; and the idea that Arabs are blinded by violent religious teachings.Zogby graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. He received a Ph.D. in comparative religions from Temple University and studied at Princeton University as a National Endowment for Humanities postdoctoral fellow.Zogby co-founded the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1980 and served as its executive director until 1984. He writes a weekly column that runs more than a dozen Arab and South Asian newspapers and hosts a weekly call-in discussion program on Abu Dhabi television. He is the author of several other books, including “What Ethnic Americans Really Think” and “What Arabs Think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns.”Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu or 713-348-6775. AddThislast_img read more