BEDC board member changes announced

first_imgBatesville, In. — Mayor Mike Bettice has announced his departure from the Batesville Economic Development Commission. Ginnie Faller from the Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center has been introduced as his replacement.Faller has a great deal of experience working with small businesses, that will help her assist Batesville in taking the next step in downtown development and beyond.last_img

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Man Utd serious about Dembele ‘after years of regular dialogue’

first_img read also:Umtiti, Dembélé’s poor disciplinary records angers Barcelona Dembele’s valuation has apparently reportedly declined due to the coronavirus pandemic to around €50m, and much will depend on how much United can afford to spend this summer. Their pursuit of Dembele will also hinge on Odion Ighalo’s Old Trafford future. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United are serious about bringing Lyon striker, Moussa Dembele, back to England this summer. L’Equipe says United are in constant contact with the Dembele camp. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a huge fan of the Lyon striker and a regular dialogue continues. The relationship between club and player is said to have been built over several years and remains strong.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Fans Don’t Know What She Looks Like NowContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsThe Best Cars Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holeslast_img read more

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Singh helps Guyana take control

first_img(CMC) – Discarded Test left-hander Vishaul Singh was eyeing his ninth first-class hundred as five-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars took command of their sixth round contest against Jamaica Scorpions.The 31-year-old Vishaul closed yesterday’s day two unbeaten on 93 to steer the visitors to 287 for six in reply to Scorpions’ first innings of 216 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium.Opener Chandrapaul Hemraj missed out on three digits when he fell for 83 while captain Leon Johnson got a start with 35 but failed to build.Left-arm spinner Dennis Bulli was the hosts’ best bowler with three for 84, accounting for the two wickets to fall in the final session.Resuming the day without a run on the board from two overs the previous evening, Jaguars lost the obdurate Tagenarine Chanderpaul cheaply for eight, with the score on 21, the left-hander squared up by seamer Alwyn Williams and he was bowled off-stump in the morning’s sixth over.However, Hemraj then anchored two successive half-century stands to pull the innings around and put Jaguars on top.First, he put on 60 for the second wicket with Johnson, who faced 73 balls and counted four fours, as Jaguars reached 75 without further loss at lunch.When Johnson added just one run before going stumped, off Bulli, in the third over after the interval, Hemraj and Vishaul combined to put on a further 98 for the third wicket.Hemraj, also a left-hander, faced 173 balls in 3-¾ hours and struck three fours and sixes while Vishaul, who played three Tests against Pakistan three years ago, punched seven fours off 171 deliveries in a shade over 3-½ hours.Jaguars suffered a double blow with the score on 179, however, when Hemraj and Chris Barnwell (0) perished in the third over before tea.Hemraj edged a booming drive at left-arm spinner Patrick Harty (2-67) and was taken by Jermaine Blackwood above head height at first slip and two balls later, Barnwell scooped an ordinary delivery to captain John Campbell at cover.On 183 for four at tea with Vishaul unbeaten on exactly 50, Jaguars flourished in the final session, as Vishaul posted 34 for the fifth wicket with Raymon Reifer (16), 32 for the sixth with Anthony Bramble (25) before adding 42 in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand with Kevin Sinclair (20 not out).last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Oakland

first_imgSyracuse (3-0) has just a one-day reprieve between its games, as it prepares to play Oakland (2-1) on Monday night in the Carrier Dome. The Orange beat Texas Southern on Saturday night, while the Golden Grizzlies are coming off a Saturday night loss to Toledo, which SU plays on Wednesday night in the Dome.Here’s what to know about the Golden Grizzlies:All-time series: Syracuse leads, 2-0Last time they played: SU blew out OU on Dec. 22, 2009, winning 92-60. Syracuse was led by Brandon Triche (27 points) and Wesley Johnson (19 points, 11 rebounds).The Oakland Report: Oakland has come out firing with a strong offense, averaging 82 points per game. The team is led by two players who average more than 20 points per game — Kendrick Nunn (28) and Martez Walker (24.3). Nunn has taken 41.1 percent of the Golden Grizzlies shots while he’s on the floor, the seventh-highest mark in the country per Kenpom.com.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefensively, though, the Golden Grizzlies haven’t been very strong. The team has allowed 75.3 points per game. OU ranks just 325th out of 351 teams in forcing opponent turnovers, per Kenpom. The one thing that Oakland has done well is limit opposing teams from making 3-pointers, although that 3-point shot hasn’t been a huge part of SU’s offense, anyway.How Syracuse beats Oakland: Crash the glass. Syracuse has a distinct size advantage over Oakland, as the Orange ranks first in average height per Kenpom and the Golden Grizzlies ranks 247th. Syracuse also ranks fifth in the country in offensive rebounding percentage. OU’s tallest player, 6-foot-11 Brad Brechting, broke his toe in the preseason. He’s been out all season and won’t play Monday. The next tallest player for OU is 6-foot-9 Julius Palmer.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 75 percent chance to win this game.Stat to know: 29.4 percentTyus Battle has accounted for 29.4 percent of Syracuse’s scoring so far this season. The next highest player on the list is Frank Howard, at just 15.8 percent.Player to watch: Kendrick Nunn, guard, No. 1Nunn can light it up for OU, and has been fairly efficient too, scoring his 28 points per game while average 46 percent from the field and 43 percent from deep. The transfer from Illinois averaged 15.5 points in his final season there and made the Big Ten all-Freshman team in 2013. He’s in his first year playing for the Golden Grizzlies and he’s become their go-to scorer so far. Comments Published on November 20, 2017 at 12:01 am Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Three exclusive new events for Betting on Football 2018

first_img SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event May 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Sam Cooke: ESI Digital Summit – “esports value is more than a pandemic anomaly” May 22, 2020 Related Articles Submit ESI announces first wave of speakers for Digital Summer esports event   August 7, 2020 Betting on Football 2018 will feature three exclusive new events targeting those involved in affiliate marketing, esports and football based sponsorship.To mark the fifth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March, SBC Events will launch the Affiliate Insider Bootcamp, Esports Insider Super Forum and SBC Sponsorship Forum. The AI Bootcamp (21 March) is a set of sessions for delegates in the affiliate space, with content ranging from digital marketing hacks to the latest innovative technologies.Lee-Ann Johnstone, the Digital & Affiliate Marketing Jedi behind the AI Bootcamp launch, said: “The Affiliate Insider Bootcamp provides a mix of great networking, tangible insights and in-depth knowledge sharing that is generally unavailable at larger scale events. “Affiliates and Operators will come together to learn about digital disruption and how to harness this change within their own business to promote long term growth. This event provides intense learning and the ability to gain detailed commercial insight that will spearhead growth in any sports betting affiliate focussed business.”Featuring six panels and workshops comprising more than 30 esports experts, the ESI Super Forum has been confirmed for the second full day of #bofcon2018 (22 March).It has been designed to focus on the opportunities and challenges that exist within the worlds of traditional sports and esports, as the two become increasingly intertwined.Sam Cooke, Editor-in-Chief at Esports Insider, commented: “We’ve built on the success of the recent ESI Forum Series by focusing the ESI Super Forum on a key area which we feel has not been amply attended to in the esports conference space – that is the where traditional sports and esports meet.”The day two agenda will also include the invite-only SBC Sponsorship Forum, managed by former AC Milan Chief Commercial Officer Jaap Kalma, which looks to bring clubs and betting brands together to discuss opportunities in football.Kalma added: “Sponsorship is the main marketing expenditure for bookmakers, and betting has become the single largest sponsor category for football clubs. And things aren’t standing still; markets are being regulated, expenditures are growing, and the use of sponsorship has much evolved. “With such important shared interests, it is not surprising to hear there is a strong need for a dedicated forum where bookmakers and clubs can meet each other. To learn from best practice, to network with other experts, and to find business opportunities. The SBC Sponsorship Forum during Betting on Football has been organized for just that purpose.”The AI Bootcamp, ESI Super Forum and SBC Sponsorship Forum all double up as stand alone events and individual tracks as part of the wider Betting on Football conference agenda.The others five tracks are World Cup and beyond, Global Market Profiles, Leadership, Customer Journey and Betting on Innovation, a series of presentations by companies attempting to grow their business by bringing an innovative product to market.Don’t miss out on the current 25% Early Bird Discount on tickets for Betting on Football 2018 – Click HERE to get it!There are also still sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available – for enquiries about these please contact us on sales@sbcnews.co.uk.last_img read more

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Lakers’ Nick Young learning a lot from Kobe Bryant

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I see him responding to the challenge in being an all-around player,” Bryant said of Young. “You got to focus on it and you have to do your homework.” Young’s team-leading 17.1 points on 42.9-percent shooting ranks first in the NBA among players who have played as a reserve for at least 20 games. After spending most of his six-year NBA career treating defense as rest before shooting on the next possession, Young has shown such a stronger effort that he routinely takes charges, something that leads him to joke he’ll win the NBA’s defensive player of the year award. Young also eventually listened to Bryant to watch more film of himself, using it as a tool to exploit opponents to complement his freakish speed, step-back jumpers and off-the-dribbles moves. “It drives me crazy when we’re on the plane and the first thing he does is pick up a stack of cards,” Bryant said of Young. “It’s a 5 1/2-hour flight. You can take the first hour and do your homework and then you can do cards for the next four hours. It’s doing the homework and the mental preparation that’s really the biggest change for him.”Bryant has seen progression. He sounded pleased that Young spoke up following his ejection in the Lakers’ loss last week to Phoenix, when he criticized his teammates for not standing up for him in the scuffle.“He’s bringing an edge to the game. He’s bringing a competitiveness that’s been missing,” Bryant said. “The altercation in Phoenix brought things to a head to where ‘This is not OK.’ If you’re upset about something, you need to be upset about it instead of sweeping it under the rug.”As much as Young embraced sharing the tales about his favorite mentor, he cringed at the suggestion he has morphed into Bryant.“I can’t play like Kobe,” Young said. “There’s only one Kobe.”Lakers forwards Chris Kaman and Jordan Hill then playfully jeered Young from nearby locker stalls.Said Hill: “Kobe gets dimes. He gets assists.”Said Kaman: “Kobe passes the ball and rebounds.”Young also refused to rename his self-given nickname “Swaggy P” to “Swaggy Mamba.”“Nah, I’m Swaggy P, baby,” Young said. “No Mamba. I don’t want to be a snake. I want the flash and jewelry.”Underneath the flash and the jewelry, however, Young boasts a scoring threat sorely missed during Bryant’s absence. “They score in different ways,” Lakers forward Pau Gasol said. “Nick is more of a crafty and herky-jerky type of guy with step backs and pull-ups. He’ll go to the rim every now and again. But most of his game is jumpers and not really turnarounds like Kobe. He doesn’t try to get to the post as much as Kobe. But they’re both really good scorers.”They both seize the moment, too.“You find a leader who takes the ball and takes the shot, that’s Nick,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s a big-time scorer and can get a shot anytime.”In the place that Michael Jordan built, Young provided that job description by nearly lifting the Lakers to a win Monday against Chicago at United Center with a season-high 31 points on 11-of-23 shooting. He made three foul shots to force overtime and a baseline jumper that tied the score, 100-100, with six seconds remaining. Once he weathered the frustration over a loss that stemmed from a Taj Gibson layup off an inbounds pass with 0.9 seconds left, Young conceded playing his best game in his seventh NBA season. “Most people don’t want to be in that situation,” said Young, who has a player option next season worth $1.2 million. “It’s big. I went to the line thinking this is where big players step up. That’s what I try to do. It’s a blessing all three went in.”Young maintained his confidence even after missing a late-game layup in last week’s two-point loss to Cleveland. “When your shot is not going in, when you miss the last five shots or you’re down 15 points, that’s when you really need Swaggy P to come out,” Bryant said. “That’s when the team needs him the most.”Young still has room for improvement.Lakers strength and conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco conceded Young hitting “rock bottom” when he went to a recent team event at a movie theatre consuming a handful of pizza, popcorn, soda and candy. Even with Bryant crediting last season’s efficiency toward losing 16 pounds stemmed from dieting, Young has struggled reducing his sugar intake. “I’m working on it, but I’ve never been a diet type of person,” said Young, who typically eats Fruit Loops, fried chicken, candy and cupcakes. “I got a lot of home-cooked meals with my parents. I’ve been eating this way all my life. To change it like that, it’s tough. When I’m at home, I want something to snack on. I don’t want to eat dried berries.”With how much Bryant has taught Young, though, he sounds eager to soak in more lessons. “Kobe is right there telling me, guiding me like a coach from that sideline and telling me what to do and keeping my head up,” Young said. “Kobe’s been a great mentor for me all season.” “Kobe has been a great mentor for me, just telling me all types of things during the game. That’s been unbelievable for me this whole year, learning from the greatest player to play this game,” said Young, a former Cleveland High of Reseda product that grew up watching Bryant. “Who wouldn’t want to learn from and have Kobe in the locker room?”Perhaps Dwight Howard. Before jetting to the Houston Rockets this offseason, Howard spent his lone season with the Lakers last year scoffing at Bryant’s demanding leadership style. Bryant often grew annoyed with Howard’s goofy personality. Young embraces Bryant’s expectations, while Bryant views Young’s happy-go-lucky personality as complementing his competitive streak.“He knows in the back of his mind that Kobe’s around and that he’s part of this organization,” said Lakers guard Jordan Farmar, a close friend of Young. “They don’t have much one-on-one coaching or interaction. But I think he knows it’s really serious around here.”Bryant notices. center_img MIAMI >> Nick Young entered a room he held sacred. He dreamed this area would become his sanctuary. Young recognized one of his lifelong idols considers this place home. Young stepped foot in the Lakers’ locker room at Staples Center six years ago, a place that gave him temporary access when the former USC product starred in the Pacific-10 Conference tournament. Just as quickly as he goes on scoring binges, Young called dibs on Kobe Bryant’s locker. Young didn’t stop there.“I stole his knee sleeve and it was so obvious,” Young chuckled as he recalled the incident recently in a private moment. “We’re cardinal and gold and I was out there with a purple sleeve on. I felt like I was Kobe that day.”Young will wear more of Bryant’s gear, donning his newest Nike shoe titled the Kobe IX when the Lakers (16-26) visit Miami on Thursday at American Airlines Center, according to a league source. But ever since joining the Lakers this offseason, Young has discovered mimicking Bryant goes beyond sporting his merchandise. With Bryant remaining sidelined with a fractured left knee, Young has become an eager disciple in filling Bryant’s scoring mantle and following his advice.last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer unfazed by prospect of Novak Djokovic taking his Grand Slam record

first_img Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic relies on mental strength after ‘most demanding’ match of his career Wimbledon 2019: 7 crazy facts from historic Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer match Wimbledon 2019: Best reactions to Novak Djokovic’s insane win over Roger Federer “For now it hurts, and it should, like every loss does here at Wimbledon. I think it’s a mindset. I’m very strong at being able to move on because I don’t want to be depressed about actually an amazing tennis match.”This one is more straightforward maybe in some ways because we didn’t have the rain delays, we didn’t have the night coming in and all that stuff. But sure, epic ending, so close, so many moments.”Sure, there’s similarities. But you got to go dig, see what they are. I’m the loser both times, so that’s the only similarity I see.” Federer has the most in men’s singles, with 20, while Nadal sits between the pair with 18.Ahead of his 38th birthday next month, Federer was asked for his thoughts on being overhauled by one or both of his younger rivals, but the Swiss insisted it was not something that drove him to continued success. Related News “I take motivation from different places,” he told a media conference. “Not so much from trying to stay ahead because I broke the record, and if somebody else does, well, that’s great for them.”You can’t protect everything anyway. I didn’t become a tennis player for that. I really didn’t.”It’s about trying to win Wimbledon, trying to have good runs here, playing in front of such an amazing crowd in this Centre Court against players like Novak and so forth. That’s what I play for.”A final to go down in history…With shots like this from @RogerFederer, it’s easy to see why #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/4MzRItnTAX— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019Federer’s defeat — at the end of a final set which went to a tie-break after he and Djokovic were level at 12-12 — brought back memories of his epic 2008 decider against Nadal at the All England Club, when the Spaniard prevailed over five classic sets.”Similar to ’08 maybe, I will look back at it and think, ‘well, it’s not that bad after all,'” Federer reflected. Roger Federer is not worried about Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal potentially usurping him as the most successful player in the history of men’s tennis following his Wimbledon defeat.World number one Djokovic won a five-set, near five-hour marathon 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 13-12 (7-3) on Centre Court on Sunday to claim his fifth Wimbledon crown and the 16th grand slam title of his career.last_img read more

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Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua ‘has to happen this year,’ says Eddie Hearn

first_imgFury now holds the WBC heavyweight strap, just over four years after he sensationally beat Wladimir Klitschko to become a world champion for the first time.WILDER-FURY 2: How Fury administered the beatdown The other major belts in the division belong to Joshua, who avenged his upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in December, and Hearn feels the two Britons must now meet in 2020.Responding to a Twitter user who wrote, “Not a chance Eddie Hearn is letting Joshua anywhere near Tyson now,” the promoter replied: “Of course I am! And AJ wants it bad..this fight is gonna and has to happen this year!”Ofcourse I am! And AJ wants it bad..this fight is gonna and has to happen this year!— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 23, 2020Wilder now has 30 days to demand a third fight with Fury through a rematch clause, although the one-sided nature of Saturday’s bout would appear to reduce the chances of the two meeting again.MONEY TALK: How much will Wilder, Fury make for the fight? Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, says a unification fight between his fighter and Tyson Fury “has to happen this year” after the latter produced a phenomenal performance to dethrone Deontay Wilder.In a much-anticipated rematch in Las Vegas, Fury knocked the previously undefeated Wilder down twice and won via TKO in the seventh round when the American’s corner threw in the towel. In a follow-up tweet, Hearn suggested Joshua now represented a much more enticing option for Fury, given the winner would become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed,” wrote Hearn, while DAZN USA’s Twitter account shared a mocked-up image of Fury and Joshua together in the ring.pic.twitter.com/qrJ4VMX31h— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) February 23, 2020Reports in recent weeks have suggested Joshua will return to the ring in June against Kubrat Pulev in a mandatory title defense.last_img read more

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