bettingexpert seeks ‘Awesome’ start in Tipster Challenge finale

first_imgRankTipsterRace WinsPoints Jessica Bridge from Ladbrokes has signed up to become the last Tipster Challenge guest and the final obstacle to repeat success for OneBet’s Sarah Shannon.Part of the PR team at Ladbrokes, Bridge has made live or recorded broadcasts across every major UK television and radio platform, including BBC News, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Sky Sports News, CNN, CNBC, BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT.She will be hoping that Kaaba Stone gives her a winning start as ‘Nap of the Day’, while bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris has predicted an ‘Awesome’ opening to the day’s seven-race card at Chepstow.____________________________________2:10bettingexpert: Awesome (Nap of the Day)Has shaped well on her last two starts and can take advantage of a drop in class.Ladbrokes: Kaaba Stone (Nap of the Day)Expensive breeze up purchase was very green on debut but shaped with distinct promise by the finish. Looks sure to improve off that effort and go close in what looks a winnable race.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: WaqtMakes his handicap debut from a fair mark and his stable enjoyed a welcome winner yesterday.Ladbrokes: HedgingLost his way a bit late last year having looked promising early. Got back on track in a C&D handicap on his latest start so feels very solid today under almost identical conditions.____________________________________3:10bettingexpert: KatheefaThe clear form choice and is confidently expected to see off his only two serious rivals.Ladbrokes: MajboorThis effectively looks like a match between Majboor and Katheefa. Majboor has shaped well in two good maidens at Salisbury and basically looks a better horse than his market rival so is a strong fancy.____________________________________3:40bettingexpert: RedgraveHas been progressing well until finishing seventh last time and is taken to bounce back to his best here.Ladbrokes: ZymyranImpressive when two back at Newmarket and again shaped well in a hot race at York’s Ebor meeting on his latest start. This looks slightly easier so looks a decent bet on ground that will suit.____________________________________4:10bettingexpert: Bonjour SteveA very smooth traveller (with a quirk or two off the bridle) who has been hinting that his turn was near in recent runs.Ladbrokes: John JoinerNot the sexiest race we’ve ever seen if truth be told, but John Joiner has shown improvement on last two starts, going close, so fancy him to do the business today.____________________________________4:40bettingexpert: AngelicalGets weight all round in a weak race and comes from a small yard in excellent form.Ladbrokes: Priors BrookHas C&D form and looks slightly better handicapped than the jolly Seven Clans.____________________________________5:10bettingexpert: HelfCapable of improving after just five career runs and has the assistance of a very talented claimer.Ladbrokes: MeyandiAnother Balding running fancied, just denied on his handicap debut but I’m keeping the faith to go well today.____________________________________ GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 3Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 4Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.506.99 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Ian Marmion – BetStars15.00 8Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 9Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 10Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 11Michael Robinson – Betsafe13.50 12Conor White – BetBright13.33 13Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 14Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 15Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 16Steve Munns – Grosvenor Sport00.00last_img read more

PPP/C protests Bulkan’s “unlawful” selection of Mayor, NDC heads

first_imgAs pressure mounts on the Government to allow Guyana’s democracy to flourish, scores of supporters of the Opposition on Tuesday staged a peaceful picketing exercise outside the Ministry of the Presidency over the appointment of Government Councillors to head at least six Local Authority Areas where there was a tie after local polls.PPP/C supporters protest outside the Ministry of the PresidencyThe A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC)and the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) received six seats each on the Mabaruma Town Council, Region One (Barima-Waini), while a similar situation obtained in five Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).Senior Party members leading the picketing exerciseHowever, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan applied Section 13 (4) of the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chapter 28:01 and selected a Mayor for Mabaruma and Chairpersons of the five NDCs – a decision the PPP/C successfully challenged in the High Court last week.Justice Diana Insanally subsequently quashed the appointment of a Mayor for Mabaruma as well as the appointments of chairmen of the five NDCs.The Government has since indicated that it would challenge Justice Insanally’s decision and was confident of coming out successful, as it maintained Bulkan acted legally.But, in denouncing Bulkan’s “undemocratic” actions, PPP/C supporters from across the country, including Woodlands-Farm, Mahaicony, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); Woodlands-Bel Air, Region Five and Industry- Plaisance, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The placard-bearing protesters braved the rains as they reiterated their position that “democracy was greater than the Government” and “democracy will prevail”.Speaking to Guyana Times, PPP Executive Secretary and Member of Parliament (MP) Zulfikar Mustapha explained that the protesters were out to register their rejection of Bulkan’s action.“This gathering is here to protest against the arbitrary decision made to appoint Chairpersons and Mayors in tied municipalities,” Mustapha stated.He said while the PPP/C had suggested a workable solution of rotation of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor position in Mabaruma and a similar system for tied NDCs, Bulkan went ahead and appointed APNU/AFC councillors to the positions, totally ignoring the PPP/C’s suggestion.Nigel Dharmalall, another PPP/C MP who was on the picket line said, Bulkan’s decision was “creating a cloud of controversy in the Local Government Elections (LGE)”.The parliamentarian stressed on the level of disrespect shown by the Government to the very principles of harmony and unity that it preached. He is calling on the President to listen to their concerns and let good sense prevail.He pointed out that the LGE were the basis for governance at the community level and his Party and supporters feel very aggrieved by the decisions made by Minister Bulkan.On Thursday last, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told a news conference that Bulkan disregarded the laws for the sake of convenience.“This here is an illegal action on the part of the Government,” Jagdeo declared.He told reporters that his Party sought to reach a compromise with the APNU/AFC and offered for there to be a rotation of the Mayorship and Deputy Mayorship in Mabaruma and similar arrangements for the five affected NDCs.Jagdeo said he personally spoke with the Government’s Chief Whip Amna Ally on the matter at the weekend where she said after consultations with President David Granger, a decision had been taken to accept the suggestion of the PPP/C.He said there were even discussions on the process and procedure and talks about a formal agreement on the rotation.However, Jagdeo said the Government has on its position and moved to flout the laws and unilaterally appoint APNU/AFC Councillors to the top posts, even in areas where the PPP won a plurality of votes.This action, Jagdeo said, is undemocratic and is thwarting the will of the majority of the people in those NDCs.last_img read more

Have your say on Donegal County Council’s new Corporate Plan

first_imgDonegal County Council is inviting the public to have their say on the Councils new Corporate Plan.The Corporate Plan sets out the strategic direction of the Council from 2020 to 2024 and to help inform the Plan, the Council is inviting the public to have their say on what they think should be the key areas the Council should focus on over the next 5 years.Donegal County Council is required by law to prepare a Corporate Plan setting out a Statement of Strategy on the work of the Council from 2020 to 2024. The Corporate Plan provides the Council with an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing the county and includes opportunities to lead out on economic, social, cultural and community development initiatives for the county, to deliver the best possible services and supports for the people of Donegal and to represent citizens and communities as effectively as possible.Submissions can be made by email to [email protected] or by post to Anne Marie Conlon, Communications Office, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal by Wednesday 4 December 2019.To find out more about the Corporate Plan and how to make a submission visit www.donegalcoco.ie.Have your say on Donegal County Council’s new Corporate Plan was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FFA Superior Region meets in Chico

first_imgFFA members from all across the Superior Region met in Chico March 16 to celebrate their achievements. Early that morning, FFA members converged at Laxson Auditorium, a large crowd of Blue Corduroy, coming together to recap the events that had occurred that year. New regional officer candidates spoke on stage, and met with the chapter delegates. The California State Officer Team presented their opening theme skit and later awarded the State FFA Degrees to more than 200 recipients. The …last_img read more

SeaArk secures Saudi deal

first_img21 January 2008South African empowerment company SeaArk Africa has signed an agreement with the Al Faulk Group of Saudi Arabia, worth R70-million, to develop and remotely manage a commercial-scale pilot project to farm shrimp in that country.As part of the agreement, SeaArk will develop a commercial pilot plant at the existing open-pond prawn farming facility of the Al Faulk Group in the capital city of Jeddah, to establish the commercial viability of SeaArk’s advanced closed pond technology in farming a Mediterranean brown shrimp variety known as panaeus indicus.“In Coega in the Eastern Cape we are successfully growing a pacific white shrimp variety known as panaeus vannemai, while in Saudi Arabia we will be farming a species never before grown in a high-tech closed system,” SeaArk President Dave Wills said in a statement.“Together with our Saudi partners we aim to demonstrate that our innovative mix of science and technology has the ability to grow the Mediterranean prawns they are already farming faster, with a lower food consumption rate, with greater densities, and with higher barriers to infection and loss than in the open ponds they are currently using.”SeaArk’s patented technology, developed by local and international scientists over 15 years, combines closed specially designed ponds and computer driven control systems with advanced biological science, and is already dramatically changing the way prawn and shrimp are produced around the world.As with the company’s first international project in Zhanjiang, China, many of SeaArk’s patented processes in the Jeddah pilot project will be run remotely from their Coega research and development centre.The company’s patented biosecure indoor ponds and nutritional system allow producers to maximise size, growth, survivability and biomass – growing prawns two to three times faster than their competitors.“The agreement with the Al Faulk Group for the Saudi Arabian pilot plant is another huge vote of confidence in the technology we have brought to market maturity in our Coega plant,” said SeaArk CEO Gavin Watson.“For the second time following our partnership with the China Direct group, an international roll-out is making a huge contribution to the future of the Coega Industrial Development Zone and the Eastern Cape economy, with a very direct and positive effect on the lives of thousands of families in the surrounding communities, particularly Motherwell.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Praise for South Africa’s hosting of Chan

first_img6 February 2014 The Confederation of African Football has commended South Africa for its hosting of the third edition of the African Nations Championship (Chan), the CEO of the local organising committee, Mvuzo Mbebe, said on Wednesday. “We could not have asked for a better outcome than what this third edition of Chan has delivered for the continent and the world at large,” Mbebe said in a statement. “We are also quite pleased to have been the country to present the platform for Chan to leave a lasting legacy, with Fifa granting it A-status, as well as the tournament setting a new benchmark for highest stadium attendance.” Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Polokwane hosted Chan matches, with Libya emerging as the champions on 1 February after defeating Ghana 4-3 on penalties at Cape Town Stadium. “When we took on the responsibility to host Chan, after the success of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), we knew that we had a daunting task ahead of us, compounded by the fact that this is a young tournament,” Mbebe said. “We spent more time educating and creating awareness through the country about what Chan was really about and how different it was from Afcon before we could even drive football lovers to go buy tickets for the tournament.” The tournament, which featured African national teams made up of players plying their trade in their home countries, drew 227 258 spectators, with 1 117 volunteers and 1 138 security and disaster management personnel deployed to ensure its success. For the opening and closing ceremonies alone, Mbebe said, Chan created jobs for 185 technicians, stage hands, runners, costume designers, props producers, make-up artists and creatives. About 300 performers from local communities, including Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Mitchells Plain, were employed, while local resources and infrastructure were also used. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Since The Big 12 Went To 10 Teams, One State Has Stood Above The Rest

first_imgI saw a stat the other day that I had to check out for myself. Since 2010 Oklahoma State has the second-most conference of all Big 12 teams. Wait, that can’t be right, can it? It is. And it gets crazier. Oklahoma State has the second-best winning percentage of all Big 12 teams going all the way back to 2006.For the sake of fairness, though, I thought I would look at Big 12 winning percentages (conference games only) since 2011 when the league moved to 10 teams and everyone played a round robin schedule. Only two teams (both from the same state) have won more than 70 percent of their games since then. That’s wild.Here are all 12 Big 12 teams since then (I took out one year from Texas A&M and Missouri as well as the final years of TCU and West Virginia in their old conferences).screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-1-46-40-pm“There’s so much parity in our league right now that it’s just a matter of the teams that stay focused, and obviously make the plays – take care of the football, so on and so forth,” said head coach Mike Gundy on Monday at his press conference.”Oklahoma State has done those things as well as anybody in the conference over the last decade. And now they stand with OU as the two most outstanding programs. With the way Baylor is trending, I would expect the gap to only widen in coming seasons. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Jhajuan Seales Signs With Priority Sports

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Wide receiver Jhajuan Seales has signed with sports management firm Sports Priority as he looks forward to his opportunities at the next level.Seales is coming off the best season of his career, amassing 615 yards and four touchdowns, but has been a contributor since his freshman year where he grabbed 39 catches for 571 yards and three scores.With 1,785 yards, Seales knocked Josh Cooper of out the top 10 of all-time OSU leading receivers. James Washington is still working on his career list but Seales can hang in the top 10 of departed Cowboys until after next season.Seales has the skill set to play at the next level. The immense pool of receiver talent OSU has been blessed with is partly to blame for Seales not putting up even bigger numbers. I’ve always thought he could be the number one or two option for a lot of other teams.We would like to welcome @Jseales_OSU81 (Jhajuan Seales, WR Oklahoma State University) to the Priority Sports family! pic.twitter.com/yrETTgTFAD— Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) January 9, 2017Priority Sports’ client list includes NFL stars of the likes of Mike Evans and Kirk Cousins, as well as NBA players like Bradley Beal, Gordon Hayward and Taj Gibson.The same agency is also representing current prospects Josh Dobbs from Tennessee and Sefo Liufau from Colorado, who Seales played against in the Alamo Bowl.last_img read more

Versatile Texas Athlete Jaelyn Nolan Commits to Oklahoma State

first_imgOklahoma State’s big recruiting weekend was even bigger than we thought. In addition to a commitment from in-state lineman Bryce Bray, who chose OSU over Oklahoma, the coaching staff also pocketed a commitment from 2018 texas athlete Jaelyn Nolan, according to Scout. He held offers from Oklahoma, Houston and Texas Tech, among others before committing on Monday afternoon.Nolan is a standout dual-threat quarterback for Brownfield High School but missed most of last season with an ACL tear.Oklahoma State already holds a commitment from dual-threat quarterback Spencer Sanders in the 2018 class, one of the top quarterbacks in the country, so Nolan will likely switch positions in Stillwater.In his sophomore season, Nolan completed 97 of his 159 passes, 1,311 yards and 11 touchdown passes. He also recorded 52 rushes for 320 yards and three touchdowns.“Yes sir, I’ve committed to Oklahoma State,” Nolan told Scout on Monday. “I just felt of the schools recruiting me they were the one I liked.”Nolan is the sixth commitment in the 2018 recruiting class, and the second this week. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Big Board: Oklahoma State’s Defensive Line Targets

first_imgOur big board series featuring some of OSU’s top targets on a position-by-position basis continues today with a look at who is floating on the radar for the Cowboys along the defensive front — both at defensive tackle and defensive end.Tyler Lacy sealed one spot of need as an edge rusher when he became one of the many who committed over the last month, and the Sachse defensive end likely won’t be the last one Joe Bob Clements hauls in before signing day.Let’s have a look at the remaining targets for now, but based on this list and how Clements has recruited in the past, I’d also keep an open mind for names to emerge on this list later in the summer and into fall. He has a knack for unearthing hidden gems under big boulders.Quarterback | Running back  | Wide Receiver | Linebacker |Israel Antwine — Defensive tackleLocal defensive tackle Israel Antwine of Millwood High School is a solid option at defensive tackle for 2018, and perhaps one of the biggest high school names still available that might be a viable option. He’s a late riser on the recruiting trail but at 6-foot-3 and 286 pounds he’s a legit target and a local area kid.The downside with Antwine is that he’s getting the full court press elsewhere. He told Pistols Firing that Texas, Ole Miss, Missouri and Memphis are currently recruiting him the hardest.Tate Wildeman — Defensive endWildeman was a bit of a wild card when OSU offered him a scholarship. The Colorado native is a 6-foot-5 edge rusher who, at the time of his OSU offer, was a relative unknown. Iowa, Arizona State, Nevada, and Nebraska have all offered since — and he’s a current Nebraska pledge.At this point with Lacy in the fold, I think OSU and Wildeman will likely cool. The 2018 class won’t be big on defensive ends, perhaps two at the most, so OSU might file this offer away for now until signing day gets closer and the staff reassesses their scholarship count. Wildeman doesn’t seem to me to be a must-get prospect — and OSU might have the luxury to be picky here.Tayland Humphrey — Defensive tackleThe self-proclaimed best defensive tackle in the country is Tayland Humphrey, a 6-foot-5, 350-pound run-stuffer who is a beast of a prospect. Humphrey, who is with Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, is originally from Klein Oak, Texas, and has been on the OSU radar for quite some time. He has offers from nearly 25 schools that includes OSU, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Louisville, Alabama, Florida State and others. Because Humphrey is a junior college prospect, he’d be an immediate plug-and-play guy in the middle where OSU has had success with a long line of junior college guys like Mote Maile, Calvin Barnett and Ofa Hautau.As a freshman last season for Hutch, Humphrey had 32 tackles, 1.5 sacks and eight tackles for loss. He’ll be done with his two-year degree in December, so he could be an early enrollee at his next destination. He will have three years to play two following the 2017 football season.Alton Robinson — Defensive endRobinson is a former Texas A&M signee who failed to qualify and is eligible to jump back up to Division for 2018. He’s a hard-hitting pass-rusher from NEO in Miami (Miam-uh) and to this point, has garnered surprisingly little interest. His offers include OSU, Colorado State and Kentucky.Robinson collected 67 tackles at NEO and 14 sacks to lead the Southwest Junior College Football Conference last season. Should he qualify, OSU might have the inside track. He’s already made an unofficial visit to Stillwater during last football season. But the cat might be out of the bag if he puts up similar production as he did as a freshman for NEO last season again as a sophomore. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more