Syracuse earns national rankings in 2 polls

first_img Published on September 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ After posting four straight wins to open the season, Syracuse has garnered national recognition.The Orange is now ranked No. 17 in topdrawersoccer.com’s poll and No. 22 in College Soccer News’ top 30 poll. Junior goalkeeper Alex Bono was named to CSN’s National Team of the Week for posting shutouts against Rutgers and St. John’s.In the four games that SU has won, it has outscored its opponents 8-0. Coming into the season, Syracuse received eight votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll and tied for the 38th ranking.Syracuse hosts No. 1 Notre Dame, the defending national champion Saturday at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Playtech ups fraud & risk capabilities with Featurespace

first_img Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Submit Related Articles Shimon AkadLeading industry platform and technology provider Playtech Plc (Playtech) has confirmed that it has entered a strategic partnership with behavioural and machine learning analytics provider Featurespace.The partnership will focus on optimising Playtech assets fraud prevention and risk management capabilities, with the gambling technology firm integrating Featurespace ARIC systems within its current player management network.Featurespace’s real-time, machine learning ARIC™ platform detects fraud and risk management anomalies in individual player behaviour, and will allow Playtech’s customers to detect any unusual activity in their player base. This will enable Playtech’s customers to strengthen their risk management, further reduce fraud losses, and increase revenue.Playtech development teams stated that Featurespace technologies would give them company an ‘enhanced layer’ of fraud and risk management tools, as Playtech rapidly grows its international customer base.Commenting on the partnership Shimon Akad, COO of Playtech, said: “Playtech has a proven track record in delivering the most advanced fraud prevention and risk management software and services to our licensees. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with Featurespace in order to offer our licensees access to an additional, sophisticated, best-of-breed fraud prevention solution. This arrangement further enhances our commitment to our customers and their players with the best gaming experience in the industry.”Martina King, CEO of  Featurespace, welcomed the agreement, stating; “We are proud to partner with Playtech. Both companies are committed to providing innovative solutions to the gaming sector, and this partnership will enable real-time access to an enhanced level of protection for Playtech’s customers.”last_img read more

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Death of Tyler Skaggs is latest in long list of Angels tragedies

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros 2009 – Just hours after pitching six shutout innings in a loss to the Oakland A’s, Nick Adenhart and two friends were killed in a car accident in Fullerton.2018 — After spending most of the 2017 and 2018 seasons with the Angels, infielder Luis Valbuena returned to his native Venezuela and was playing in the winter league there when he and teammate Jose Castillo and Carlos Rivero were ambushed by highway robbers. The driver of the car carrying the three players tried to evade the robbers but crashed the car. Valbuena and Castillo were killed.2019 – Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Texas on Monday, July 1.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs on Monday, July 1, 2019 is the latest in a long line of tragedies that have marked the Angels’ history:1965 – Rookie reliever Dick Wantz made his major-league debut with the Angels on April 13, pitching one inning in a 7-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians. It was his only major-league game. One month later, he was dead from a brain tumor.1968 – Reliever Minnie Rojas was paralyzed in a car accident that also took the lives of two of his three children. Rojas, his wife and three children were traveling in Miami when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver. Rojas set the Angels’ franchise record with 27 saves in 1967. The club record stood until it was broken by Donnie Moore in 1985.1972 – Backup infielder Chico Ruiz was killed in a car accident in San Diego on Feb. 9. Ruiz, 33 at the time of his death, had an eight-year major-league career with the Reds and Angels. The highlight came in 1964 when his improbable steal of home during a game against the Phillies contributed to that team’s famous pennant-race collapse. 1974 – During spring training, promising left-handed pitcher Bruce Heinbechner died in a car accident in Palm Springs. Heinbechner, 23, was 10-5 in Triple-A in 1973 and was competing for a spot on the Angels’ roster at the time of the accident.1977 – Infielder Mike Miley was killed in a car accident in Louisiana on Jan. 6. Miley, 23, made the majors with the Angels in 1973 and 1974, splitting time between the majors and Triple-A.1978 – Outfielder Lyman Bostock was a rising star when he signed with the Angels as a free agent. He endeared himself to Angels fans forever when he offered to return his paycheck to Angels owner Gene Autry after getting off to a bad start. Bostock, 27, was visiting family and friends in his hometown of Gary, Ind. following an Angels game in Chicago on Sept. 23 when he was shot and killed while sitting in the back seat of a car stopped at an intersection.1989 – Reliever Donnie Moore shot his wife then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide on July 18. Three years earlier, Moore had allowed a memorable home run in the American League Championship Series, blowing a save that could have sent the Angels to their first World Series. Lingering depression over that game and the subsequent descent of his career is believed to have led to his suicide.1992 – During an East Coast road trip in May, the Angels were traveling by bus from New York to Baltimore when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The bus drifted off the New Jersey Turnpike and crashed. Thirteen members of the Angels’ traveling party were injured including manager Buck Rodgers who spent three months in the hospital, recovering. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more

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Djokovic battles through to Qatar semi-finals

first_imgHowever, Djokovic’s fortunes changed in the second set when he broke the Georgian in the fifth game and slowly took control of the match.Twice a previous tournament winner in Doha, Djokovic now has a 15-1 record overall in Doha.The irrepressible Djokovic is set to play his sixth match of the week later on Thursday when he continues his doubles partnership with his brother Marko.Also through to the semi-finals is Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic who brushed aside France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert, one of the surprises of the tournament, 6-2, 6-4.The other semi-final also takes place on Thursday between Dusan Lajovic of Serbia and Italy’s Marco Cecchinato.Share on: WhatsApp Doha, Qatar | AFP | World number one Novak Djokovic won another gruelling battle in Doha on Thursday to continue his unbeaten start to the year and progress to the Qatar Open semi-finals.The Serb came from a set down, just like in his previous match, to beat Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match lasting almost two hours.Djokovic will play Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in Friday’s semi-final, who beat three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.It is the first time Djokovic has won back-to-back matches from a set down since Cincinnati in August last year, a tournament he went on to win.As on the previous evening, where he struggled against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics, the Serb started slowly.He lost his first service game and never recovered the break as Basilashvili, the number five seed, powered by a blistering forehand took the first set.last_img read more

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New Zealand Football to lodge appeal over expulsion from Olympic qualification tournament

first_imgFollowing a 2-0 semi-final win against Vanuatu on Friday (July 10), New Zealand’s opponents protested the eligibility of South African-born Deklan Wynne.The protest was upheld at a disciplinary hearing Sunday as Vanuatu were handed a 3-0 walkover, putting them through to the final against Fiji later in the day. Vanuatu lost 4-3 on penalties here following a goalless draw after extra-time at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.The OFC Disciplinary Committee ruled Wynne was ineligible to compete due to him acquiring a new nationality under Article 7 of the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes.New Zealand Football insisted it was not aware of the disciplinary hearing, claiming they had been told the matter would be referred to FIFA.They also claimed to have taken advice from the OFC on the rules for the competition and received confirmation of the eligibility of the squad from the Pacific Games Council in advance of the tournament.New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin confirmed today the national body will be lodging a formal appeal. “New Zealand Football has acted in good faith at all times and we would have expected any issues on player eligibility to have been raised in advance, through the process we were given, so that they could have been dealt with properly in a timely fashion,” said Martin.“Our lawyers are working on the appeal currently and are reviewing both the process followed and the OFC Disciplinary Committee’s interpretation of the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes and how this has been applied in similar cases.”New Zealand Football are due to reveal more details at a press conference in Auckland tomorrow. Wynne has already represented New Zealand at under-20 and senior level after becoming a naturalised Kiwi.The left-back, 20, who was not born in the country and does not have a New Zealand parent or grandparent, would have to have lived in the country for five years from the age of 18 to be eligible, but is not old enough to have done so.“It is a highly regrettable situation particularly for the athletes concerned,” a New Zealand Olympic Committee spokesperson told insidethegames.last_img read more

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Varfley Urges Teachers to Remain Committed

first_imgOn Sunday, October 5, 2014, a cross-section of Liberian teachers was unable to join their professional colleagues worldwide to participate in this year’s World Teachers’ Day celebration due to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the country. They Day is set aside each year in October by the United Nations (UN) to pay honor to teachers around the world for their meaningful contributions in educating the people of the world for them to positively shape the destiny of the globe in all aspects of life. As the day pass-off through the spirited eyes of Liberian teachers, the president of the National Teachers’ Association of Liberia (NTAL), Rev. Ellen Fartu-Varley, has called on countries of the world to retrospect on the commitment they made to enroll all children in school or have access to education facilities by 2015.  Reflecting on this year’s global theme: “Unite for Quality Education, Rev. Varfley said, education stakeholders must re-cannon their quest that the Liberian children are watching all of them, “because their failure to provide the children quality education will be a disgrace.” “We need to double up to meet this challenge on time because from October, we are left with two months to usher in 2015,” Rev. Varfley noted. She then reassured United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon that teachers and education workers in Liberia remain ever supportive of quality services in the sector for all, which according to the NTAL boss, is a post—2015 Millennium Development Goal Agenda on the global education campaign to get all children into the classrooms. She further expressed gratitude to all the teachers, adding that their individual and collective efforts are being acknowledged by the leadership of the NTAL. She then challenged the teachers to continue to put their energies together pro-actively so that quality education will prevail. The NTAL president also extended thanks to the association’s international partners, especially education international partners for forging unity in promoting quality education in the country.“As we reflect on the theme, Unite for Quality Education, we should be mindful that the children are watching us. Our failure will be a disgrace to us. Hence, we need to double up to meet this challenge on time,” the female clergy told her teachers in her message. “We want to say on this World Teachers Day, to the United Nations Secretary General Ban KI Moon that we the teachers and education workers of Liberia, support quality education for all a Post – 2015 Development Goal on Education and Global Campaign to get all children into school,” she assured the UN family particularly those on education.“To all our teachers and education workers, we say thank you. We know that without you, not a single wheel can turn in education. Continue to put your energies together proactively so that quality education will prevail.” According to her, the NTAL was unable to fully celebrate this year’s World Teachers Day in Grand style as usual, “because of the outbreak of the deadly virus that has hit our nation. Therefore, she on behalf of the association expressed deepest sympathy to all teachers and education workers who have died, and to those who have lost their love ones and family members as the result of the Ebola outbreak. The NTAL president also extended thanks and appreciation to all who have assisted Liberia in her fight against the EVD, adding that everyone striving to eradicate Ebola from the nation was on the right trajectory.“Thanks to our entire international partners especially Education International (EI) for the unity in promoting quality education. Let us all use the preventive measures and together we can fight this virus and kick it out of Liberia.” She however cautioned the teachers, not to give up, but to unite for quality education, and not to allow the chain of education to be broken, nothing that together they can make it in solidarity and unity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GAA: CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW MADE – BUT FOUR REPLAYS NEEDED

first_imgTHE next round of the Senior Football Championship has set up some possibly exciting fixtures – but only after several replays.In fact there’s just one clear draw for the next round.St Eunan’s and Kilcar will go to a third game after today’s match, as will the Fanad Gaels v Killybegs. The winners of each replay will play each other in the next round. Ardara and Four Masters will also go to a third game with the winners taking on St Michael’s.Glenswilly, who saw off Gaoth Dobhair today by 2-09 to 0-07, will play Dungloe. County star Neil Gallagher hit the net for Glenswilly.Said county colleague, Gaoth Dobhair’s Eamon McGee: “Fair play to Glenswilly today in club championship. They’ll be hard to beat in games ahead. For gweedore it’s back to the drawing board.”And Naomh Conaill will have to wait for Bundoran and Glenfin to play again. The score there was Glenfin 2-9 Bundoran 1-11 – leveling the two-leg tie. In today’s games St Eunan’s won by 1-12 to Kilcar’s 0-10, the five point margin the same as the first leg, with the replay due midweek. GAA: CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW MADE – BUT FOUR REPLAYS NEEDED was last modified: October 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:donegalGAA: CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW MADE – BUT FOUR REPLAYS NEEDEDlast_img read more

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DDTV: WATCH CRAZY DONEGAL NEWLYWEDS TRASH THEIR WEDDING APPAREL AS PART OF HANGOVER CURE!

first_imgDDTV: What is with Donegal newlyweds eh? Yesterday we had the bizarre footage emerge of a couple standing in the middle of a busy road while a twin-cam ‘diffed’ around them – and now we have the bridal party trashing their dresses!This brilliant video was sent into us at Donegal Daily tagged under heading the ‘Craziest Couple I Know.” The happy couple are Colleen Davitt and Conal McGinley both from Mountcharles and Ardahey respectively.The couple emigrated to Australia a number of years ago and still reside there but returned home to get married at the weekend.Colleen and Conal got married in Mountcharles and had their reception in the beautiful Blue Haven Hotel.As we all know at some weddings, sometimes the after-party is nearly even better craic than the wedding. The traditional thing to do for most is to go for another beer to cure the hangover.However, as you can see from the video this couple and their bridal party decided to take a dip into the sea at Fintra beach still fully clothed in their wedding apparel from the previous day.Absolutely brilliant!And in the words of Danny McDyre one of the grooms men“They’re a great credit to the Parish.”Because of the privacy settings to watch the video simply just click on the option on the video which reads WATCH ON VIMEO and enjoy. DDTV: WATCH CRAZY DONEGAL NEWLYWEDS TRASH THEIR WEDDING APPAREL AS PART OF HANGOVER CURE! was last modified: June 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:DDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Former Raiders executive: Here’s how we dealt with Hunt/Foster situations

first_imgFormer Raiders CEO Amy Trask dropped by the CBS set of The NFL Today on Sunday morning to discuss the Kareem Hunt situation.Hunt, for those of you who reside off the grid, is a wondrous ball carrier who was employed by the Kansas City Chiefs until this week when a video surfaced showing him allegedly committing domestic violence against a woman. The Chiefs, who reportedly were aware of the incident shortly after it occurred last winter, summarily released Hunt after the video drop.To say that …last_img read more

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Did you miss the Raiders on ‘Hard Knocks’? Watch the premiere here

first_imgThe Raiders made their “Hard Knocks” debut Tuesday night in a premiere episode that highlighted rookie defensive back Johnathan Abram’s pronunciation of “salmon,” and plenty more.Derek Carr played some in-home hoops with his sons, Antonio Brown ran routes on his frostbitten feet and Jon Gruden used colorful language to describe how he wants his players to ruin each others’ dreams of making the NFL.Related Articles Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any …last_img read more

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