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First home buyers converge on entry-level property

first_imgMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The kitchen area at 314 Cornwall St, Greenslopes.Marketing agent David Moore of REMAX First Residential — Coorparoo said the property was so popular it attracted 25 inspections during its first weekend on the market and four written offers, all from first home buyers.Mr Moore said the young buyers had been renting in Highgate Hill and wanted somewhere close by.“At the moment the market’s pretty tight for stock,” he said.“Anything in the first homebuyer market is getting snapped up pretty fast.”He said first-time buyers were typically looking for a house that was ready to move into, saving the need to spend more money on a renovation.The property has two bedrooms plus a multipurpose room that can be used as a third bedroom.It features an open-plan living and dining space leading to a modern kitchen and large back deck, which overlooks an inground pool and offers city views. 314 Cornwall St, Greenslopes.IT took just five days for this renovated Queenslander in Greenslopes to be snapped up after being swamped by first home buyers at its first open home.A young couple paid $770,000 for the three-bedroom house on 556sq m at 314 Cornwall St, which settled on August 25.last_img read more

Norges calls for regulation over conflicts of interest in voting advice

first_imgThe letter – noting that the BPP did not require the “detailed disclosure” of all relationships – added: “The practice introduces unavoidable questions about the independence and integrity of the resulting analysis and recommendations provided to investors.”NBIM said that, due to the lack of adequate self-regulation set out in the BPP, further regulation was “warranted”.“The nature of regulation may be binding if it then falls into the realm of [EU] or nationally supervised activities,” it said.Frank Curtiss, head of corporate governance at the UK’s RPMI Railpen, said it would be “premature” to draw any conclusions only a year after the BPP came into force.He said there were “encouraging early signs” of improvements to transparency around identifying, disclosing and managing conflicts of interest.Eumedion, the Dutch corporate governance body, said it stood by previous assessments that conflicts of interest would be “appropriately addressed” by the Shareholder Rights Directive and the BPP.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to consultation responses on BPP A voluntary code for the proxy research industry has failed to address concerns around conflicts of interest and the independence of advice, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has warned.Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), asset manager for the Government Pension Fund Global, told the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) it was unhappy with the scope of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research (BPP), drafted after the supervisor ruled out further regulation of the proxy adviser market.Responding to ESMA’s consultation on the BPP’s impact, NBIM said the industry code lacked detail in “key areas”, such as mitigating conflicts of interest.In a letter, NBIM’s head of active ownership Gavin Grant and CIO of equity strategies Petter Johnsen said: “Specifically, we continue to see clear risk of conflict of interest when voting advisers sell services to both shareholders and issuers.”last_img read more

Neymar looks set to leave PSG for a new challenge

first_img The Brazilian star could go back to the Nou Camp after leaving for a world record £198million in 2017 – but a deal is not thought to be likely in the current transfer window. Speaking at a Red Bull sponsorship event, Neymar seemingly confirmed rumours he would leave the French capital this summer in search of “new challenges” after the Copa America in July. He said: “My goal is to win everything I can with Paris and the Brazilian national team. “Reach the Champions League final, win the Copa America again, find new challenges.” Despite his possible departure, Neymar, 27, is determined to get PSG into the Champions League final for the first time. He said: “Paris has never won the Champions League, so people are going to give it their all. “We know we have quality and we hope to be among the finalists.” Neymar looks set to leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to Barcelona in the summer after admitting that he would relish a “new challenge” this year. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Largest Cities In The World6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World Neymar was close to rejoining the Catalan giants last summer as Barca bosses attempted to re-sign him in a deal worth up to £236m but the two clubs were unable to agree terms. Despite the move falling through, Neymar hinted that he had to leave when he spoke to France Football. He said: “I never wanted to hurt anyone, but I always knew in my head that if you’re not happy somewhere, you must leave.” The Brazilian’s determination to leave is reflected in rumours that he is “preparing a legal battle” in order to quit PSG and may even pay around £17m of his own money to land a dream return to Catalonia. The relationship between the Spanish and French champions has soured ever since PSG poached Neymar from Barca by activating his massive release clause over two years ago. The Brazilian’s time in Paris has been plagued by controversy with rumours suggesting he immediately regretted the move and speculation that PSG would rather sell the wantaway star to Barca’s El Clasico rivals Real Madrid than grant him a return to his old club. The French club’s fans have booed Neymar this season amid talk of him engineering a move away and manager Thomas Tuchel admitted he can be difficult to manage. Read Also:Leaving Barca was Neymar’s worst mistake, says ex-image adviser Neymar fuelled rumours of a return to Spain when he was pictured with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the ex-Liverpool striker’s wedding vow renewal service. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Public health emergency: 3 big Iloilo events cancelled

first_imgThe incubation period – between infection andshowing any symptoms – lasts up to 14 days, according to the World HealthOrganization. But some researchers say it may be as long as 24 days. AndChinese scientists say some people may be infectious even before their symptomsappear. The first-ever Iloilo Summer ArtsFestival originally planned for this April and May will be moved to October. She said the NCCA consulted various organizations and government agencies both locally and internationally. In announcing the cancellations, MayorJerry Treñas cited the health advisory of the Department of Health (DOH) regardingpublic events and gatherings issued in February. The DOH advisory read: The children’s certificates will justbe released by day care teachers to the parents, he said. “We recognize the high level of risk should we insist on holding the event this April,” according to Cruz. “We are convinced that it is for the best interest of everyone to postpone the Dance Xchange 2020 to a much later date in the hope that by that time the COVID-19 scare would have been resolved.” Treñas also urged residents to practice properrespiratory hygiene when at mass gatherings. This includes covering the noseand mouth with disposable tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing. Disposeused tissue properly. Treñas said the Iloilo Summer ArtsFestival will be staged in October. He was hopeful that by then, the situationwould have already improved. Meanwhile, Dr. Shirley Halili-Cruz, the DanceXchange director, said “It is with a heavy heart that we made this decision (tocancel), considering that the excitement for this grandest international dancefestival has truly gone high.” “With the ongoing threat of the spreadof the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV ARD), the Department of Healthstrongly urges the public to avoid attending, participating in, and organizingevents that draw a huge number of attendees. The DOH likewise recommends thecancellation of such planned big events or mass gatherings until furtheradvice. “To further minimize the risk ofcontracting 2019-nCoV ARD, the public is advised to avoid crowded places andcontinue to practice self-protection measures.” After a week, it leads to shortness ofbreath and some patients require hospital treatment. Treñas recently ordered thatforeigners from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are prohibited fromattending mass gathering. As to the graduation ceremonies ofvarious elementary, secondary and tertiary schools, Treñas said he would beconferring with various school authorities. For the new schedule of Paraw Regatta,he said he would still be discussing it with the organizers. Dance Xchange has some 200 foreign delegations from New Zealand, Nepal, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Turkey, England, Japan, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Treñas has also ordered thecancellation of “moving up” ceremonies for pupils of city government day carecenters. “Moving up” referrers to the pupils’ transition to a higher level oflearning. Persons with signs and symptoms of respiratoryinfection such as cough and cold should wear medical masks, he added, and aftercontact with respiratory secretions, one should perform hand hygiene./PN “The safety of all Ilonggos is theparamount consideration for all our decisions,” said Treñas. “We will do ourbest to make Iloilo safe for everyone.” The Paraw Regatta Festival, initiallyscheduled from Feb. 23 to March 1 then moved to April 1 to 5, has beencancelled for the second time, with no definite new date for staging. ILOILO City – A day after PresidentRodrigo Duterte declared a nationwide state of public health emergency due tothe threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the city governmentannounced the cancellation of three mayor events. COVID-19 seems to start with a fever, followedby a dry cough. He appealed for the public’s “utmostcooperation.” People with a history of travel to othercountries with COVID-19 and have not completed 14 days of quarantine are alsonot allowed to attend mass gatherings, he added. Dance Xchange 2020, an internationalevent of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will be movedto October from its original April 29 to May 2 schedule.last_img read more

Marsh, Poling advance to 2019 General Election

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Greensburg Republicans Joshua Marsh and Darrell Poling were winners in the 2019 May Primary.In the race for Greensburg mayor Marsh edged incumbent Decatur County councilman Kenny Hooten by just 29-votes. Marsh will continue his campaign into the fall and showdown with incumbent Democrat Dan Manus.Darrell Poling fended off challenger Jean Johannigman 776 to 497 votes. Poling has served on city council for more than 10 years.For complete election results click here.last_img

Arsenal stunned at home by West Ham

first_imgGoalkeeper Petr Cech had an Arsenal league debut to forget as West Ham pulled off an unexpected 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. West Ham doubled their lead on 57 minutes. Oxlade-Chamberlain failed to clear from the left side of the penalty area, and Zarate picked up the loose ball, turned and slammed a low shot into the bottom corner past a wrong-footed Cech. Wenger had seen enough, replacing holding midfielder Francis Coquelin with Walcott. Arsenal continued to press, but lacked a telling pass in the final third while West Ham remained confident when on possession. Sanchez was sent on with 23 minutes left, and there was a stoppage following a clash of heads between James Tomkins and Giroud in the West Ham six-yard box. When play resumed, Walcott had an effort blocked before Oxlade-Chamberlain smashed the ball into the side netting. Arsenal were unable to force their way back into the match during five minutes of stoppage time, as West Ham closed out a first victory over the Gunners since April 2007. TWEET OF THE MATCH “What an anti ******* anti climax! So disappointing. We are a million miles away…” Ian Wright, @IanWright0 https://twitter.com/IanWright0/status/630379416212885504 PLAYER RATINGS Arsenal Petr Cech: 5 Mathieu Debuchy: 4 Per Mertesacker: 6 Laurent Koscielny: 5 Nacho Monreal: 5 Aaron Ramsey: 7 Francis Coquelin: 6 Santi Cazorla: 6 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 8 Mesut Ozil: 6 Olivier Giroud: 6 Subs Theo Walcott: 5 Alexis Sanchez: 6 West Ham Adrian: 8 James Tomkins: 6 Winston Reid: 6 Angelo Ogbonna: 7 Aaron Cresswell: 6 Mark Noble (c): 6 Cheikhou Kouyate: 7 Reece Oxford: 7 Mauro Zarate: 7 Dimitri Payet: 7 Diafra Sakho: 6 Subs Matt Jarvis: 5 Kevin Nolan: 5 Modibo Maiga: 4 STAR PLAYER Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: The Arsenal winger, perhaps thriving as a consequence of his winning goal against Chelsea in the Community Shield, is playing with a previously-unseen confidence. He almost scored a delightful goal, at 0-0, and consistently succeeded when taking on any one of West Ham’s defence. He naively contributed to West Ham’s second goal but this season could still prove his making capitalising on the absence of Alexis Sanchez to remain in Arsenal’s starting XI, particularly with Euro 2016 at the season’s end. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Petr Cech: Much has been said and written about the strengths of Arsenal’s £10million summer signing from rivals Chelsea but none could be seen when West Ham took the lead. Dimitri Payet’s delivery from a free-kick was exceptional, but the supposedly-commanding Cech was caught out of position when appearing to misread the flight of the ball, meaning Cheikhou Kouyate’s rather-routine header ended up as a goal. VIEW FROM THE BENCH With so much at stake for West Ham over the coming 12 months, and following their rather embarrassing Europa League exit by Astra Giurgiu on Thursday, animated new manager Slaven Bilic required an impressive result to avoid the type of pressure that can so quickly build, and he got it. There is rightly renewed patience in Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, particularly since retaining the FA Cup in May, but that does not mean he has yet addressed his team’s long-term weaknesses. MOAN OF THE MATCH Same old Arsenal? Arsene Wenger’s team were typically stylish and entertaining but they also wasted multiple goalscoring chances before conceding the most preventable of goals. Thereafter the pressure was on, when an early goal would have likely led to a convincing, one-sided victory. On a separate note, at 2-0 up, West Ham’s fans began chanting “are you watching [Sam] Allardyce?”. Did their former manager really do them that much harm? WHO’S UP NEXT Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Premier League, Sunday 16 August) West Ham v Leicester (Premier League, Saturday, 15 August) Winston Reid hailed defensive midfielder Oxford, who became West Ham’s youngest-ever Premier League player and kept a clean sheet on a day to remember. New Zealand international Reid believes Oxford, 16 years and 236 days old, has a massive top-flight future and told Sky Sports 1: “He’s been brilliant. “He’s only 16 but I mean look at him, he’s bigger than me and probably better than me! “But honestly, he’s a really good player and he’s come into the squad, a young guy, but he listens to us and at 16 he’s got his whole future ahead of him.” Oxford admitted it had been “a dream debut”, saying: “I had Reidy and Angelo (Ogbonna) behind me just encouraging me, so it was good. “It’s an honour really to play for West Ham and be their youngest player. Hopefully I can just get more games in. “I found out yesterday night and I was obviously happy.” The Hammers stunned Arsenal as Kouyate’s header just before the break and Zarate’s second secured a surprise victory. Reid added: “We had a fantastic game-plan and we followed it. “We always knew we needed some luck on our side and Adrian made some good saves, but I thought we deserved it, we worked really hard.” West Ham started with 16-year-old Reece Oxford in midfield, while Olivier Giroud was given the nod in attack ahead of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez made a surprise appearance on the bench following his return from holiday after Chile’s Copa America victory. Arsenal, who won the FA Community Shield at Wembley last weekend with victory over Chelsea, made a bright start with the lively Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain volleying the ball over the crossbar from 20 yards. The Irons, knocked out of the Europa League qualifying by Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu in midweek, offered some attacking threat of their own, with Zarate and Diafra Sakho at the top of the diamond fed by the busy Frenchman Dimitri Payet. Arsenal remained patient with their build-up. In the 31st minute, Aaron Ramsey’s 20-yard half-volley deflected off the back of defender Aaron Creswell and looped onto the crossbar. The Irons, though, took the lead on 43 minutes. Payet whipped a deep free-kick into the right side of the Arsenal penalty area, where Kouyate arrived to power a header past Cech, who came flying out to punch but failed to make contact. The Gunners laboured through the opening stages of the second half, before Giroud fired into the side netting after being played down the left of the penalty area by Mesut Ozil and Iron keeper Adrian then got down quickly to make a fine one-handed save from the French striker. The veteran Czech international moved from Chelsea in a £10million summer deal, which was seen as move to provide the Gunners with an edge in the Barclays Premier League title challenge. However, Cech was caught out when West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate headed in a first-half free-kick and then Mauro Zarate slotted home a second on the break after 57 minutes to leave Gunners boss Arsene Wenger facing more questions about the direction of his side. Press Associationlast_img read more

US barely beat Latvia in Fed Cup after Williams loses in singles Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Russia move

first_imgLONDON: The United States survived a fright from little Latvia on Saturday before winning 3-2 in a Fed Cup qualifier as Serena Williams suffered her first career singles loss in the team event.The United States seemed poised to advance to the finals after taking a 2-0 lead on Friday as Williams and Sophia Kenin won their respective singles matches in Everett, Washington.But Jelena Ostapenko gave plucky Latvia a lifeline by beating newly crowned Australian Open champion Kenin 6-3 2-6 6-2 on Saturday.A Latvia comeback loomed when world number 41 Sevastova edged Williams 7-6(5) 3-6 7-6(4) in a three-set thriller in the fourth rubber to even the tie at 2-2.Coming into the match, Williams had a 14-0 winning singles’ record at the tournament. Her loss meant a doubles match-up between Ostapenko and Sevastova and the well-rested Alison Riske and Bethanie Mattek-Sands would decide the tie.And it as the Americans who prevailed, winning 6-4 6-0 against their understandably tired rivals and saving the blushes of Williams and Kenin.Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Germany, Russia, and Belarus also moved through to the inaugural 12-nation showdown in Budapest.They will join France, Australia, Czech Republic and hosts Hungary in the revamped finals in April.Earlier on Saturday, Canadian teenager Leylah Annie Fernandez caused a huge shock when she beat Swiss world number five Belinda Bencic in Biel but it proved in vain as Switzerland progressed.A weakened Canada, without U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu and Eugenie Bouchard for the singles, had trailed 2-0 after Friday’s action. But 17-year-old Fernandez ranked 185th in the world, beat Bencic 6-2 7-6(3).It was to be no fairytale comeback though as local favorite Jil Teichmann battled past another Canadian stand-in — doubles specialist Gaby Dabrowski — 6-3 6-4 to wrap up a 3-1 win.Spain raced into the Fed Cup Finals as Carla Suarez Navarro claimed the winning point at La Manga Club against Japan.The five-times winners led 2-0 overnight and the 31-year-old Suarez Navarro wasted little time finishing off Japan as she swept past Kurumi Nara 6-1 6-3 on the outdoor claycourt.Nara, ranked 137 by the WTA, was a late stand-in as Japan’s number one Naomi Osaka did not take to the court after her dismal defeat by Sara Sorribes Tormo on Friday.Four-times winners Russia edged out Romania in Cluj as Anna Blinkova and Anna Kalinskaya won the deciding doubles rubber against Jaqueline Adina Cristian and Elena Gabriela Ruse.Belgium and Kazakhstan were locked at 1-1 overnight, but Elise Mertens beat Yulia Putintseva 6-1 7-6(1) before Kirsten Flipkens secured the winning point by beating Zarina Diyas, also in straight sets in Kortrijk.Germany was far too strong for Brazil in Florianopolis where Laura Siegemund recorded her second win of the weekend to give her side an unassailable 3-0 lead.Slovakia ended Britain’s hopes in Bratislava, where Heather Watson’s win in the third rubber had given the visitors a lifeline. But Anna Karolina Schmiedlova battled past Harriet Dart to finish off the tie.Belarus squeezed past the Netherlands 3-2 after Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Aryna Sabalenka beat Kiki Bertens and Demi Schuurs 4-6 6-3 7-6(8) in the final doubles thriller. AgenciesAlso Read: At the Age of 86, Picasso Fell in Love With Switzerland’s Kuntsmusuem BaselAlso Watch: Assam Police destroyed Opium poppy plantation in South Salmara once againlast_img read more

Late Firmino strike sends Liverpool into Club World Cup final

first_imgBy Simon EvansDOHA, Qatar (Reuters) – Substitute Roberto Firmino grabbed a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool beat Mexico’s Monterrey 2-1 yesterday to reach the Club World Cup final, where they will play Brazil’s Flamengo.Liverpool, without centre back Virgil van Dijk, who was missing through illness and with Firmino and Sadio Mane starting on the bench, never truly imposed themselves on the game but their trademark perseverance paid off and earned them a place in Saturday’s final.“They fought really hard, we had problems before the game and during the game as well but I think the boys did exceptionally well,” said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp.It was a cruel ending though for Monterrey who played with discipline and brightness on the counter-attack and could have enjoyed a famous night had it not been for the alertness of Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker. With Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip injured, Klopp had to ask midfielder Jordan Henderson to fill in for Van Dijk alongside Joe Gomez in the centre of a makeshift defence.There were also starts for Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi in attack, as Klopp began with two-thirds of his usual attacking trident on the bench, presumably with Saturday’s final in mind. Liverpool got off to the ideal start when they took a 12th-minute lead as Mohamed Salah split the Monterrey defence with a clever reverse pass which Naby Keita raced on to and confidently slotted home.The lead, however, lasted only two minutes as Liverpool’s defence failed to deal effectively with a high ball into the box. A shot from Jesus Gallardo was blocked, but the ball fell to Rogelio Funes Mori who fired home to make it 1-1.Liverpool’s Alisson Becker was the busier of the two goalkeepers, twice foiling the dangerous Colombian winger Dorlan Pabon before the break.Pabon was again a threat after the interval with Becker at full stretch to keep out his sweetly-struck free kick and the Brazilian keeper also did well with a long-range effort from Funes Mori. Yet with the game heading for extra-time, Firmino, who only came on in the 85th minute, settled the encounter.The Brazilian turned in a low cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold at the near post, after good work from Salah, who kept the ball alive before bringing them right back into the game.It was a cruel end for an impressive Monterrey whose coach Antonio Mohamed felt they had merited more. “We deserved a positive result, we honoured Mexican football. We were competing to win but we lost concentration in the final minutes and conceded,” he said. “I am proud of the way we honoured our town and country – we lost with honour and dignity and looking forward to the Mexican league.”Monterrey face a two-leg Liga MX playoff final against Club America on December 26 and 29.Saturday’s final will mark a repeat of the 1981 Intercontinental Cup, the tournament’s forerunner, when a Zico-inspired Flamengo beat Liverpool 3-0 in Tokyo.last_img read more

Efficient SU offense counters North Florida’s 46 3-point attempts in 82-70 win

first_imgJim Boeheim whipped two fingers toward his face midway through the first half as Joe Girard III gripped the ball. He needed Marek Dolezaj to pop up. The opening was there again, the same one Buddy Boeheim had noticed after Syracuse’s first offensive possession and pointed out. When he or Girard floated the ball inside, their North Florida defender would peel, leaving an opening behind the 3-point line.Dolezaj said after the game it’s tough to look behind at Buddy or Girard. His instinct is to scan the opposite side of the court — where help defenders often sag into the paint. But this time, Dolezaj locked eyes with Girard after cutting to the elbow, and returned a quick pass that extended a one-point Syracuse lead to four.Dolezaj’s eight assists and facilitation role from inside the NFU zone allowed the Orange’s offense to operate with an efficiency needed to counter the Ospreys’ 46 3-point attempts — their life and death on offense. UNF’s strength mirrored Syracuse’s, and when the two programs collided it was the Orange who countered with balance.“(Dolezaj) can do a little bit of everything,” Buddy said. “In situations like that in a zone, when he gets in there and no one’s near him, he’s going to make the right play.”In another nonconference game tattooed with upset potential for the first 30 minutes, against a North Florida (7-7) program destined for mediocrity, five players with double-digit scoring led and Dolezaj’s interior point guard role lifted the Orange (7-5, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) to an 82-70 win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We only turned the ball over four times today, we had 22 assists on 27 baskets,” Boeheim said. “I don’t think you can do much better than that.”With an NCAA Tournament, and even NIT, berth leaking away with every loss and only looking slightly better after an offensive outburst against Georgia Tech, the margin for error in Syracuse’s final contests before conference play was slim. The Ospreys presented the toughest opponent in the trio of games — Oakland, UNF and Niagara — but their red flags stood out like any mid-major program aiming for an upset.Gradually, North Florida found enough space to sink open looks. After Ivan Gandia-Rosa made a 3 to give the Ospreys one of 11 first-half lead changes, Girard held his hand in the air as Dolezaj (17 points, eight assists) grabbed the ball for the inbounds pass. He had closed out on the shot, tightening the window for Gandia-Rosa, but it didn’t matter.“No matter where you go, they’re going to get some looks,” Boeheim said.Jordan Phelps | Staff PhotographerThe Osprey’s five starters averaged a 45.56% shooting percentage from behind the arc entering Saturday’s game. When UNF came out for warm-ups, they consistently launched 3-point shots while Syracuse alternated on their end of the floor. UNF finished with the most 3-point attempts (46) SU has ever faced — the previous record was 40 — and the top of SU’s zone was the most important. Close-outs needed to be crisp, fluid and smooth.That eventually became the flow of the game: UNF continually depending on the deep ball, Syracuse finding a balance of what worked. While the Ospreys shot their way to 4-for-14 from 3 early on and 8-for-22 by halftime, Syracuse’s approach switched after the under-16 media timeout to using Dolezaj as a facilitator. He assisted on two consecutive Hughes baskets – one a backdoor cut and one a jumper – and converted on floaters of his own. When that glance at the guard didn’t look promising, Dolezaj drove and finished through contact at the blocks.“You don’t ever see that, where they’re going inside and they’re not really almost ever shooting that in there,” Boeheim said. “They’re just going in to get you to collapse and they’re throwing out and they’ve got three guys out there.”An offensive approach similar to SU’s air-raid was all but mitigated by a poor defense of their own strength. UNF’s zone opened with fluttering arms that aimed to eliminate 3-pointers from the wing. But with one extra pass, that left the corners open. Hughes opened the game with a 3 from the right one, and within the first four minutes SU had four shots from those spots.But offensive rebounds allowed the Ospreys to extend possessions and stick with the Orange. After Bourama Sidibe dunked, Trip Day followed with a layup. After Buddy made a 3 off a Dolezaj pass, Carter Hendricksen followed with a jumper. Wins against mid-major opponents aren’t ones to erase high-major losses to Iowa, Virginia and Georgetown. A scarred tournament resume will take ACC wins and upsets to heal. Losses only deepen that hole, though, and until the final dozen minutes one seemed possible. After Buddy Boeheim’s runner rattled in with 11:18 remaining, Girard pumped his arms and slapped the Carrier Dome floor. The rest of Syracuse’s defense settled into the 2-3 zone, and waited. North Florida’s next possession would likely end in a 3-point shot, as nearly all its others to that point had. And the Orange were right: Hendricksen shot a 3-pointer that bounced out. One set later, Girard walked into a 3-point shot of his own on the left wing. A swish of the ball was followed by a roar from the freshman point guard as he neared mid-court. The assist came from Dolezaj in the post, his eighth and final of the night, and fans rose around Girard as the North Florida bodies sulked toward the bench. “That was the open area to get the ball,” Boeheim said.The Ospreys’ greatest threat became what Syracuse used to pull away. But it was a balanced offense along the way that made the difference. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 21, 2019 at 8:16 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

Spelinspektionen boosts self-exclusion awareness with new campaign

first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 The Swedish gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, has revealed a new marketing strategy which will see it promote the Spelpaus.se self-exclusion scheme.The new campaign comes after the regulator revealed that only ‘half of all players’ know about the self-exclusion scheme that went live on the opening of the Swedish market in 2019.“After just under a year, half of all players knew about Spelpaus.se; it’s good, but not good enough,” Anders Sims, Head of Communications at Spelinspektionen, said. “Anyone who loses control of their gambling, or for other reasons wants to avoid gambling, should know that there is a good tool at the Spelinspektionen.”The marketing campaign will include a series of messages which will be broadcast across a number of TV adverts in Sweden.Currently, there are approximately 52,000 individuals signed up to the scheme. It is hoped that the new advertisement campaign will boost awareness of the scheme across Sweden, and ensure that gamblers are aware of the self-exclusion services available.Sims added: “With this investment, we mainly want to inform people that Spelpaus.se exists, but also pay attention to people on different behaviors that can be a sign of gambling problems, for example that you are playing in secret.”Earlier this week, Sweden’s government gave the green light for temporary restrictions to be placed on the country’s regulated gaming market despite industry protests against the measures.The measures will be rolled out from 2 July and remain in place until the end of the year. The SEK5,000 weekly deposit and SEK100 bonus offer limits, which will not be applicable to the horse racing and sports betting industry, will affect the country’s online casino and slots sector. Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more