Man arrested on allegations of strangulation and firearm charges

first_imgColumbus, IN — A Columbus man was arrested on Sunday evening by Columbus Police Department SWAT members after a domestic incident where he allegedly strangled a woman and held a gun to her head.SWAT arrested Parker Broady, 24, of Columbus, after serving a warrant at his home. JNET Narcotic investigators later served a second warrant at the residence and another man who resides there, Jalen Nichols, 24, of Columbus, was arrested after drugs were allegedly observed inside the apartment.Broady was charged on allegations of criminal confinement, intimidation, strangulation, pointing a firearm, domestic battery, and interference with the reporting of a crime. Nichols was charged on allegations of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.last_img read more

Gerard Deulofeu wants more first-team opportunities at Everton

first_img Press Association Gerard Deulofeu has revealed that he has asked Everton manager Roberto Martinez for further first-team football in a bid to accelerate his development. The promising Spanish forward returned to the club on a permanent basis from Barcelona during the summer having impressed while on loan during the 2013/14 season and he was a peripheral figure during a loan spell at Sevilla last season. His arrival is among the reasons there is again optimism surrounding Everton’s prospects – the potential for a long-term partnership forming between the Spaniard and Ross Barkley is particularly promising – and Deulofeu hopes that his winning goal in their recent 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat of Reading will prove the catalyst for a regular starting position. center_img “The manager had told me to be calm, that it is a long season and there will be a lot of opportunities to play,” said Deulofeu ahead of Everton’s Premier League fixture at West Brom on Monday evening. “I have told him that I want to play now and I hope that I can play a lot more and help the team. “This is my third professional season: a year in Everton, last year at Sevilla and now back here. I need to be a first-team player. I need to play a lot of games and feel important to a team. If you have a lot of confidence, I believe everything will be fine.” Deulofeu was once so highly thought of at Barcelona that he was expected to progress into their first team but even if those expectations proved beyond him, he believes he is at the right club to progress. “The last three months in Sevilla I did not play a single game but my physical shape is good and I am ready to play whenever I am needed. “I am so happy to be back here. One of the most important reasons for coming back was that I had been so happy here during the year I had on loan. I felt at home here, very comfortable. “I am very happy with the goal against Reading. The goalkeeper did not attack it especially well but what is important is to score and help the team. “It is great for my confidence too. I need to play more minutes. I want to play more minutes. This, for me, is very important. I find it hard to be on the bench. Like all players, I do not like being a substitute. But I have to wait for my chance and try to take it when it comes.” last_img read more

Ticket prizes confirmed for CPL Guyana leg

first_img… Amazon Warriors to begin one week next Tuesday TICKET sales for the Guyana leg of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League have been confirmed and will be available shortly at the CPL Guyana Office located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown.Chronicle Sport confirmed yesterday from a source close to the Guyana Amazon Warriors unit, that tickets are expected to cost $5 000 for the Red and Green Stands; $3 000 for the Orange Stand and $2 500 for the Grass Mound.Four exciting and high quality matches are set to be played in Guyana, with the host team (Guyana Amazon Warriors) taking on the Jamaica Tallawahs on August 17 from 20:00hrs; Trinbago Knight Riders on August 19 from 12:00hrs; Barbados Tridents on August 20 from 18:00hrs and St Lucia Stars on August 22 from 18:00hrs.This year the organisers have put in place many security features to prevent counterfeiting and unlike some other venues, tickets for the Guyana National Stadium are numbered to match the seat numbers which will eliminate the possibility of overcrowding.For further information on ticketing contact can be made to the CPL Guyana office on 231-5344, 231-2035 or 225-5840 and by e-mail – cplguyana@gmail.com.Meanwhile, the Warriors unit will assemble for a one-week training camp next Tuesday before getting down to serious business the day after.The encampment period will run until August 1. Thereafter, the squad will depart for Fort Lauderdale, Florida on August 2. During the Florida leg, the Warriors will play St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in two games before returning to the Caribbean.The South American-based franchise have been one of the most consistent sides since the tournament’s inception, reaching the final in 2013, 2014 and 2016. In 2015, the Guyana Amazon Warriors reached the semifinals phase.The fifth edition of Hero Caribbean Premier League opens on August 4 in St Lucia and the final is set for September 9 in Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Moses Simon Nantes New Cult Hero

first_imgSuper Eagles winger, Moses Simon, was on Wednesday voted FC Nantes Player of the Season for the 2019/2020 campaign after scooping 40 per cent of the total vote cast by the fans. With this new feat, the French club may be encouraged to take the option that allows them to sign the player permanently for €5 million in the SummerSuper Eagles winger, Moses Simon, has been voted FC Nantes player of the season for the 2019/2020 campaign after the striker scooped 40 per cent of the total vote cast by the fans to name the canaridelasaison for the year 2020, the club has revealed on their social media page.Simon has enjoyed his best season with Nantes since moving to Europe, finishing as the club’s top scorer with nine goals, he recorded eight assists which is the highest by any player and also bagged one hattrick to his name.Simon only arrived at the club last summer, on loan from Spanish Premiere Liga side UD Levante and the former Gent man has proven to be an instant hit at the club, which has encouraged Nantes to be interested in taking up the option that allows them to sign the player permanently for €5 million in the Summer. Simon says he’s delighted to win his first player of the year award since moving to Europe.The 24-year-old who joined FC Nantes from Levante made 30 appearances for the French side in the just-concluded campaign, scoring nine goals and registered eight assists.“It can only be God, I think it a wish season for me, my first season in the French League Une, I became the Player of the Season in FC Nantes a traditional club, it could be recalled that Samson Siasia played in the same club and the arrival of my newborn baby it’s a double blessing for me this Season, I’m so excited it gives me a sense of recognition in my career,” he said.Simon went on to dedicate the award to his wife Ibukun Sarah Simon.“I think one of the best Seasons for me, I could still remember vividly I had this kind of season with Genk in Belgium where I played in the Champions league that first season, it was awesome to know that I was voted the best player of FC Nantes this season. I give Glory to God and I dedicate this moment to my beloved wife who stood by me throughout the season. It’s not easy to manage the family for me, at the end of the day the arrival of my newborn baby a double blessing for me,” he said.The former Trencin forward concluded that he had not made decisions over where he would be playing his football next season.“I look forward for a better season if I will remain with FC Nantes in France or return back to Spain, the future lies in the hands of God and as well my manager,” he stated.Life for Simon in Spain was far from rosy as he failed to establish himself in Levante’s starting 11 last season. He then decided to take his trade to French Ligue 1 side, Nantes, and the move has proved to be a success story.The 24-year-old, who was named the club’s best player in October last year also saw off competition from Imran Louza, Nicolas Pallois and Kader Bamba to secure his second award in March.Simon has been impressive since joining FC Nante on loan from Spanish side, Levante. In October last year, he scored four goals including a hat-trick against FC Paris in the French League Cup and it therefore came as no surprise when he was voted the Player of the Month.Simon revealed he was thoroughly enjoying a new lease of life in France.“I am more relaxed and settled at Nantes, no pressure. I am also playing to my full potentials because here I am a very offensive winger,” he explained.“At Levante, I had to fall back to help out in the defence. Now, I am a winger in a 4-3-3 formation as against the 3-5-2 we played in Spain. And so the goals and assists are coming now.”Simon is however optimistic his current scoring form for FC Nantes would continue with the Super Eagles.“It’s been an amazing season for me so far here in France; the team is doing well and I hope to also take the same form to the national team, especially with the AFCON qualifiers fast approaching,” Simon said then.The 24-year-old stated that he hoped to mark the landmark appearance with yet another international goal but posited that the team’s overall success remained the goal for him and not personal glory.Simon moved to Levante UD for about five million Euros, which is a figure far from the 20 million Euros a top official had predicted KAA Gent would eventually sell him.Gent sports director Michel Louwagie proudly predicted that his club would break transfer records when they eventually sell the Nigerian winger after they bought him from Slovak club AS Trencin for 650,000 Euros in January 2015.“The transfer record in Belgium will have to be shattered when we sell Moses. We will be talking of about 20 million Euros,” Louwagie predicted. The prediction was prompted by the fact that Moses was an instant sensation in Belgium.But the player will go on to suffer injuries and lack of consistency for such huge hope not to be fulfilled in the three and a half seasons he was there.Altogether, he scored 21 goals and provided 18 assists in 136 appearances for ‘The Buffaloes’. He was handed a five-year deal by Levante to finally live up to his potentials in Spain.He won the Belgian league with Gent in his first season after his transfer from Slovak club AS Trencin.KAA Gent paid glowing tributes to Simon after the player secured a move to Spanish club, Levante. “He leaves the club with his head up and will forever belong to the select group of players who won the first league title in the history for our club and then became part of an historic Champions League campaign stamped in the collective Belgian football memory. The following season, he was also a member of the group of players that beat Tottenham at Wembley in the Europa League,” the club said in its official website then.“Immediately after his transfer, he was the only player who spoke openly about obtaining the title “with the help of God”. It turned out to be prophetic words.Simon had his first call-up to the Nigeria national team by Coach Daniel Amokachi in March 2015 and made his debut on the 25th of the same month in an international friendly against Uganda, when he replaced Anthony Ujah.The 24-year-old has now made 33 appearances for the Super Eagles and has scored five goals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Trojan Knights celebrate 90 years at USC

first_imgProtectors of Tommy Trojan, the Victory Bell and USC traditions, the USC Trojan Knights are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year.Traditions · The Trojan Knights, pictured here in the 1950s, have worked to bolster school spirit, especially at football games, since 1921. – Photo courtesy of Steve JohnsonTrojan Knights Alumni Director Steve Johnson said the knights will celebrate the homecoming game the way they celebrate all home games.“We’ll wake up at 6 a.m. Saturday, maybe earlier, to set up the tailgate on Trousdale. Then we’ll enjoy food, drinks and the company of Helenes and alumni,” Johnson said. “We’ll paint ourselves at around 7:30 a.m. and 20 Knights bring the Victory Bell to the Coliseum at 9 a.m.”Johnson has attended USC football games since he was 2 years old and has never heard fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum scream as loud as they did during this season’s game against Stanford.“It was absolutely deafening,” Johnson said. “It was a tough loss, but the crowd was definitely a factor in the game. If we can get some of that intensity back for this game against Washington, it will help lead our team to victory.”Trojan Knights President Phillip Larson said despite the football team’s 56-48 loss to Stanford in triple overtime and NCAA sanctions, the Trojan Knights’ spirit and passion have not been affected.“Since 1921, we have been the guardians of Trojan tradition and school spirit,” Larson said. “The spirit has only gotten stronger and the sanctions have given Trojans a banner to rally around because bowl game or not, we’re still a great team.”Regardless of the football team’s performance, in nine decades of existence, the Trojan Knights have helped develop some of USC’s most treasured traditions.In 1941, six Trojan Knights dressed in powder blue to infiltrate Westwood and capture the Victory Bell during a UCLA football game. Also in the 1940s, a group of Trojan Knights found a stray dog wandering on Trousdale Parkway and named it George Tirebiter. It soon became a beloved Trojan mascot, especially after it bit Joe Bruin’s nose during a USC-UCLA football game.In 1954, Arthur J. Gontier III, a Trojan Knight, rode a white horse to the tune of “Conquest.” Seven years later, Traveler was introduced as an official mascot of USC.“I was terrified,” said Gontier, a 1956 USC alumnus. “All of a sudden, I was in front of 60,000 screaming fans and the guy who was supposed to ride the horse didn’t show, so I stepped up, put on a Trojan costume and rode the horse out of the tunnel.”Gontier said although he enjoyed being a Trojan Knight and starting a long-time Trojan tradition, the organization has improved dramatically since the 1950s.“We were in it for ourselves,” Gontier said. “Our lives pulled away from Trojan Knights, not toward it. We did not have any fraternal bond whatsoever.”Though the Trojan Knights are not part of the Greek system, the Knights still consider themselves a fraternal organization.“We are a brotherhood of leaders,” Trojan Knights Treasurer Vinnie Prasad said. “One of our main goals is to work together and provide better service to the surrounding community.”Among the Trojan Knights’ signature philanthropies is its pumpkin carving campaign where Knights carve pumpkins with students of West 32nd Elementary School for Halloween. In addition, the Trojan Knights hold annual bone marrow drives. Last spring’s drive yielded several potentially life-saving matches for cancer patients.“There’s a lot of criteria to be a Knight,” Prasad said. “You have to know all about USC traditions and school history, but you also have to be selfless and have the drive to make a positive difference on campus and in the community.”last_img read more

QuASA petitions for gender-neutral housing

first_imgAn informal student committee, which included members of Program Board’s Queer and Ally Student Assembly and Undergraduate Student Government, launched a petition on Thursday night urging that USC housing — both on and off campus — be expanded to include gender-neutral housing options.USC students have been advocating for gender-neutral housing at USC since at least 2011, when QuASA member organization Trojans for Equality drafted a proposal for gender-neutral housing. When the proposal was submitted to Residential Education, however, ResEd deemed it unnecessary for the university at the time, and it was retracted.Since that proposal, research and advocacy regarding gender-neutral housing at USC has increased exponentially.In October 2011, USG Director of Diversity Affairs Josh DeMilta conducted an online survey regarding student opinions on gender-inclusive housing. The survey responses suggested that almost 80 percent of the 530 student participants would be supportive of a pilot program allowing students of opposite genders to live together.It wasn’t until March 2012, however, that the USG Senate passed a resolution proposing a pilot program for gender-inclusive housing on the Rainbow Floor, a special interest community for LGBT students and allies in Century Apartments.The pilot program, launched in fall 2012, designated two apartments on the Rainbow Floor as                                                                              gender-inclusive. According to university policy, roommates were still required to be the same gender, but the gender-inclusive apartments could house two legally male-identifying students in one bedroom and two legally female-identifying students in the other bedroom.This year, the pilot program expanded to allow all Rainbow Floor residents (excluding first-year students) to live in gender-inclusive apartments.“[The pilot program] is getting there, but what we need is a process that allows people to not disclose their identities because there are students who are not binary-identified,” said Alyssa Coffey, who will serve as the 2014-2015 QuASA executive director.The reason the pilot program, with gender-inclusive housing options, still seems limiting to some students is because it still doesn’t offer a truly gender-neutral option.“The distinction [between      gender-inclusive and gender-neutral] is very slight but very important,” said Quyen Nguyen-Le, co-president of Queer People of Color.Gender-inclusive housing still requires gender identity to be considered in the roommate matching process, and roommates in the same bedroom must still have the same legal gender identity — male or female. This option is inclusive only in that apartment-mates living in different bedrooms can be of the opposite gender.Gender-neutral housing, on the other hand, does not consider gender when matching roommates. Instead, students of any gender identity can live in the same bedroom with students of any other gender identity.On April 15, the committee of students advocating for gender-neutral housing options will present their resolution to the USG senate. The resolution proposes that by the 2015-2016 academic year, students will be able to opt in to gender-neutral housing in  apartment- or suite-style USC housing facilities.In addition to this proposal, the students advocating for gender neutral housing are also collaborating with both the Residential Education and Housing departments to logistically work out the details of incorporating gender-neutral housing into the existing USC housing options.The petition is intended to demonstrate student support for gender-neutral housing both to USG and to USC’s administration.“[We’re trying to] show the university that this is not a special interest community that wants to get something for themselves,” Coffey said. “It’s something that the student body sees as necessary.”The petition garnered over 300 signatures within the first 48 hours of being launched.“I definitely believe that the petition is a great way to get the attention of the students and show the administration that students do care about this issue,” said Dylan Lee, who will serve as the 2014-2015 QuASA assistant director.Lee also spoke about the benefits that the proposed gender-neutral housing option will have for students.“[Gender-neutral housing] accommodates all gender identities so that there’s a safe space for anyone who may not identify within a gender binary or is trans or just wants a safe housing option that they can feel comfortable in,” Lee said.Robby Sachs, a junior majoring in business administration and the current resident advisor on the Rainbow Floor, suggested that the gender-neutral option could directly benefit many students, even beyond the scope of the LGBT community.“It doesn’t even have to be an LGBT issue,” Sachs said. “[Gender-neutral housing] is just for anyone who’s more comfortable living with someone of the opposite gender, and that’s not allowed unless you go through  non-USC housing.”Additionally, Nguyen-Le noted that the expansion of current USC housing options to include a                     gender-neutral option would communicate USC’s dedication to diversity and inclusiveness.“[Offering gender-neutral housing] would just communicate that USC is an open and inclusive space,” Nguyen-Le said. “And I think that breaking down traditional gender binary stereotypes would benefit all people.”last_img read more

Student-athletes: finding balance

first_imgWomen’s basketball junior guard Courtney Jaco wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready for morning practice, after which she attends classes for the majority of the day, before finally getting the chance to eat, study and sleep. Last season, Jaco appeared in all 30 basketball games, while earning Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention last season.For Jaco and the rest of the roughly 550 student-athletes at USC, juggling academics with practice, traveling around the country and competing in intercollegiate sports is just part of daily life. Over time, this wear and tear on the mind and body can lead to stress. Student-athletes face many of the same mental health risk factors as their non-athlete peers, but can also be exposed to an additional set of risk factors such as time demands and performance pressures, according to the NCAA.USC, though, has made it a priority to assist its student-athletes in managing these pressures. In his August 2015 report, Athletic Director Pat Haden said one of his guiding principles for the Athletics Department is to continue helping students find the balance in their lives among the challenges of academics, competitions and the social life of a college student.Former USC baseball preferred walk-on player and junior C.J. Angle was part of the team during the fall of both his freshman and sophomore year, but was cut before the start of the season both times, due to injuries.According to Angle, almost every athlete at USC comes from a high school where he or she was the best player on the team and most likely the leader on the team. The athletes are then made to transition to a Division I environment where they are surrounded by athletes with the same, or even higher, skill set.“The fact that I didn’t have a secure spot on the team is what really stressed me out,” Angle said. “I would worry about doing my best to impress the coaches every time I stepped on the field instead of playing the game I love and doing the best I could no matter what happened.”Being a student-athlete can have its advantages, however, when it comes to establishing a fixed routine to follow daily.“To be honest, I felt that because my life was so structured with a set schedule, I was able to adequately get my work done without being too stressed,” Angle said. “I knew exactly when I needed to get work done, and it really helped my organizational skills.”Angle now serves on the Undergraduate Student Government’s Wellness Affairs committee and advocates for the importance of student-athletes to remain stress-free, despite the hurdles that may come with athletics, such as injuries.“Of course there were times when exhaustion kicked in and the stress of baseball itself was getting to me, but it’s something you just learn to deal with and get through,” Angle said.At an institution with the academic rigor of USC, there can be a great deal of pressure for student-athletes to keep up in the classroom while managing equally high expectations on the field.Freshman linebacker Cameron Smith, who enrolled at USC last spring, said he uses football as his primary motivator for doing well in the classroom.“It’s important to be mentally tough and getting through it so I can play football,” Smith said. “You have to grind through it, and I love the grind.”Based on higher GPAs and the academic progress from student-athletes, it seems like many are putting the student aspect of the phrase student-athlete first and foremost. In the spring 2015 semester, student-athletes’ average semester GPA increased to a 3.00, the highest it’s been since  2000, when the information was first recorded.This improvement can be attributed to the many different resources offered by USC’s Student-Athlete Academic Services Program. This program includes providing student-athletes additional services such as tutors in order to assist them in fulfilling their full academic potential.Last spring, the football team notched its highest semester GPA (2.71) and cumulative GPA (2.52) ever. The team’s most recent academic progress rate (2013-2014), which was released by the NCAA last spring, also rose seven points to 948, though it remains below the national average of 956.“Balancing football and academics is simple for me,” said redshirt senior defensive lineman Antwaun Woods. “I’ve been here for five years now, so I don’t have a big academic load, but I’m glad because this year, with everything we’ve been going through, I couldn’t imagine how the other guys have been doing it.”A few players said that striking the balance between football and school can be much tougher in the fall with the team holding practice daily and also having to travel to away games, which can force players to miss a significant amount of class time.Sophomore wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is considered “superman” on the football field, leading the Pac-12 Conference in receiving with over 1,100 yards this season. But Smith-Schuster said balancing that on-field success with his coursework hasn’t always been easy.“It has been really tough,” Smith-Schuster, a human biology major, said. “The classes that I scheduled are some pretty tough classes. But, I did it last year and I thought it was harder as a freshman coming here and not knowing what major I was going to be and how my football career was going to turn out.”In October 2014, the Pac-12 also implemented landmark reforms to increase athletic scholarships to include the full cost of attendance, guarantee four-year athletic scholarships and increase medical coverage for student-athletes.Varsity student-athletes, however, aren’t the only ones on campus who have to deal with the dilemma of balancing sports and school. The Recreational Club Council at USC oversees 57 club sports and is composed of more than 2,500 student-athletes. Many of them share the same dilemmas as Division I student-athletes but with fewer perks.These perks can range from the financial security of athletic scholarships to meals to tutors and a central facility to study in the John McKay Center.Since USC doesn’t have a Division I men’s soccer team, Ian Anderson, a sophomore majoring in business administration, plays on the men’s club soccer team at USC and said playing a sport has benefits for stress and time management. Studies conducted by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have shown that exercise, such as participating in competitive athletics, can relieve stress, reduce depression and improve cognitive function.“It isn’t too stressful because the exercise I get from practice relieves stress, and I use practice as a break from study sessions,” Anderson said. “To me it’s ultimately beneficial for school work.”John Walsh contributed to this report.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh gets surprise from KKR questioning team on Chris Lynn’s release

first_img Karthik Nair FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT 9 months ago Yuvraj Singh hails Sachin Tendulkar in this inspirational video, here’s his reply First Published: 19th November, 2019 23:45 IST 9 months ago T10 League: Yuvraj Singh warms up with two consecutive sixes for Maratha Arabians SUBSCRIBE TO US Yuvraj Singh had questioned the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after they released one of the world-class power-hitters in world cricket, Chris Lynn, recently. Chris Lynn was among the 13 players released by the franchise ahead of the December 19 auction in Kolkata. Lynn, however, found some support from his Maratha Arabians teammate Yuvraj Singh after his stellar knock of a 30-ball 91 during Maratha Arabians’ T10 match against Team Abu Dhabi where they had registered a 24-run win. Lynn is also the captain of Maratha Arabians. After Yuvi had expressed his displeasure of KKR having released Lynn, he was in for a surprise by the two-time IPL winners.READ: IPL 2020: Chris Lynn denies friction with KKR, aims for higher price at upcoming auctionYuvraj Singh to play for KKR?Speaking on the aftermath of Lynn’s release from KKR, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said that the management’s decision to release the Australian was a “bad call”. He joked that he might drop a message to one of KKR’s co-owners on that. It seems that the Kolkata franchise has taken the veteran all-rounder’s message seriously as KKR CEO Venky Mysore replied to his comments. Taking to the micro-blogging site, Venky Mysore wrote that the reason they had released Chris Lynn was to bid for Yuvi in the upcoming auctions. The KKR CEO then concluded by saying that he loved and respected both the champions (Yuvraj & Lynn).  READ: T10 League 2019: Yuvraj Singh slams KKR over releasing Chris LynnChris Lynn: ‘No hard feelings towards KKR’When asked about his views on being released by KKR, Lynn maintained that he was not harboring any bad feelings towards the owners, the management or the head coach. Lynn added that KKR coach Brendon McCullum was only trying to win the team another IPL. Lynn looked optimistic when he added that players ‘twice as good as him’ had been released by teams, so he really did not have too much to feel bad about. Talking about his IPL future, Lynn said that an innings like the 91* blitz he played was important to stay fresh in the minds of the coaches and owners of the league’s franchises. The IPL Auction 2020 will take place at Kolkata on December 19. Chris Lynn is expected to be one of the biggest earners of the auction. He scored 1274 runs for KKR in 40 matches. His highest IPL score is 93*.READ: Parthiv Patel has the last laugh over Dean Jones who questioned his place in RCBWATCH: 20 Years Ago today: Shane Warne’s magical leg-break bamboozles Saeed Anwar Last Updated: 19th November, 2019 23:45 IST Yuvraj Singh Gets Surprise From KKR Questioning Team On Chris Lynn’s Release Yuvraj Singh got a surprise from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after he had questioned them for releasing Chris Lynn. The IPL 2020 auctions will be held on Dec 19 WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago IPL 2020: Yuvraj Singh will not feature next season; Here’s why WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Yuvraj Singh gets his revenge? Yuvi pokes fun at Rohit Sharma in hilarious Instagram post 9 months ago T10 League 2019: Yuvraj Singh slams KKR over releasing Chris Lynn Written Bylast_img read more

Gambling.com strengthens board & guidance with Fredrik Burvall appointment

first_img Related Articles Gambling.com launches SlotSource.com July 30, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Charles GillespieUpdating the market, industry affiliate Gambling.com Group has informed that former Cherry AB Chief Executive Fredrik Burvall has joined its board of governance as the company undertakes an aggressive M&A led future growth strategy.  A seasoned industry executive, Burvall has held a number of executive positions at Cherry AB, guiding the company through a series of successful growth initiatives.Burvall oversaw major acquisitions such as performance marketing company Game Lounge in 2015 and Nordic-focused online operator ComeOn in 2016. Gambling.com informs that Burvall’s appointment was effective on December 1st.Speaking of his Gambling.com governance appointment, Fredrik Burvall said, “I’m thrilled to have begun a new chapter of my career with Gambling.com Group, one of the industry’s leading providers of performance-based marketing. The Group holds the industry industry’s #1 domain name, Gambling.com, and a state of the art publishing platform for affiliate sites, along with a proprietary business intelligence platform which gives the Group great opportunities for growth going forward.”Having stepped down as CEO of Cherry Group in January 2017, Burvall is now active on the boards of two Stockholm listed companies: AspireGlobal plc and myTaste AB as well as privately held Enteractive Malta Ltd.Gambling.com Group Chief Executive Charles Gillespie welcomed Burvall’s appointment “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Fredrik Burvall as our first independent director. Fredrik’s broad experience in the online gaming sector will certainly help the Group achieve its aggressive growth plans in the coming years.”last_img read more

DeAndre Jordan changes his mind, re-signs with L.A. Clippers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The mission — reinforce Jordan’s concerns, and convince him to re-sign with the Clippers. Being that Jordan allegedly made contact with the Clippers, the Clippers would presumably be absolved from violating the unwritten rule that teams leave players alone once they have decided to sign with another team.The Mavericks and Cuban this past Friday offered Jordan a four-year, $80 million contract. Jordan accepted, spurning the Clippers, who ended up signing him to a similar contract worth an estimated $84 million, according to ESPN.com; only the Clippers could have signed Jordan for five years and the max of roughly $108 million.Several reports Wednesday had Jordan changing his mind and telling the Clippers he would remain with them, but that the Clippers’ contingent had no intention of leaving Jordan’s house until he signed on the dotted line. Twitter was full of sarcastic tweets suggesting the Clippers were holding Jordan “hostage” until he signed with them.At one point, Mark Broussard of ESPN.com tweeted that the Clippers were trying to prevent Jordan from meeting with Cuban on Wednesday. Cuban also flew to Houston to fend off the Clippers’ charge. According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, Cuban never saw Jordan on Wednesday.It’s interesting that Paul was one of those enlisted to try and talk Jordan out of signing with Dallas. It had been widely reported, though never substantiated, that Paul and Jordan did not get along and that was one of the reasons why Jordan wanted out of Los Angeles. DeAndre Jordan on Wednesday night broke a lot of hearts, all of them in Dallas. Probably ticked off a few people there, too, most notably Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.Jordan, a free-agent center who verbally had agreed to sign a contract with the Dallas Mavericks, reneged and re-signed with the Clippers. The Clippers notified this newspaper of his signing shortly after 9:01 p.m. Pacific time, the moment players could sign free-agent contracts following a week-long moratorium.Wednesday was bizarre. ESPN.com was one publication that early on reported that, according to league sources, Jordan was having second thoughts about leaving Los Angeles and Monday had called both Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Blake Griffin to tell them that.Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and players Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Paul Pierce reportedly flew on Ballmer’s private plane to Houston, where Jordan has a home. Griffin was already there as he had dinner with Jordan on Tuesday. center_img One story had it that Paul was allegedly unhappy that Jordan did not practice his free-throw shooting enough. That was curious because Jordan could be seen at virtually every home practice and shootaround this past season at a corner basket shooting one free throw after another with a coach watching at the Clippers’ facility in Playa Vista.Jordan has a career free-throw shooting percentage of 41.7 and this past season shot just 39.7 percent. Teams would often foul Jordan on purpose, with the tactic being labeled Hack-a-DJ, along the lines of Hack-a-Shaq for another poor free-throw shooter, Shaquille O’Neal. Jordan, 26, has career scoring and rebounding averages of 8.0 and 9.0 in seven seasons with the Clippers. But the past two seasons he has averaged 10.4 points and 13.6 rebounds and 11.5 points and 15.0 rebounds, respectively. Jordan led the league in rebounding both seasons.Jordan also has become one of the top defenders in the league. He averaged 2.5 blocks in 2013-14 and 2.2 this past season, when he was named first team All-Defense.Coincidentally, it was the Mavericks who got burned in a similar situation back in 2012. Jason Kidd had given the Mavericks a verbal agreement to re-sign with them after the 2011-12 campaign only to see him change his mind at the last minute and sign with the New York Knicks, for whom Kidd played one season before retiring. In another instance, Elton Brand reneged on re-signing with the Clippers after the 2007-08 season to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. That was the same year Baron Davis left Golden State to sign with the Clippers, partly because he thought he was going to be playing alongside Brand.Speaking of Redick, he pulled no punches Tuesday during an interview on Bleacher Report Radio when asked about the Clippers’ offseason work. He gave it an “F” and wanted to know if there was an “F-minus” option available.“Listen, we had one priority this summer,” Redick said. “And that was to re-sign D.J. And we missed out on that. So, barring some miracle, you know, our makeup of our team is completely different now.”Not anymore.last_img read more