Paddy Power prices up all the possibilities in Golden Boot race

first_imgShare Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Harry Kane and Tottenham have gone to extreme lengths to prove the England forward did get a touch for the second goal against Stoke last weekend, and Paddy Power are upping the ante in the Golden Boot betting markets. After Kane remained adamant that the goal was his, the bookmaker are offering odds on the goal making all the difference in the race for the Golden Boot. Currently offering odds of 5/1 that Tottenham’s official appeal results in Kane being retrospectively awarded the goal, with odds of 11/2 that he finishes the season as top scorer.Hot on the heels of Liverpool’s Mo Salah, the goal could see Tottenham’s goal machine pip the Egyptian in the last few games, with Paddy Power pricing Kane at 8/1 to win by just one goal.Salah is still the 1/14 favourite to finish top scorer though, with Sergio Aguero (22/1) an outside contender for a late flurry of goals. Kane looks likely to miss out on the gong for the first time since the 2014/15 campaign, but punters can get odds of 7/2 that the 24-year-old finishes the 2018/19 season as top scorer again.A Spokesman Paddy Power commented: “You have to feel for Christian Eriksen here. Harry Kane is like that annoying guy at work who always tries to take credit for your good efforts.“The replays have shown he definitely didn’t get his head to it, so you’ve got to wonder whether he turned the ball in with that chip on his shoulder.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more

Moyes relieved after Real Sociedad victory

first_imgManchester United manager David Moyes can heave a sigh of relief following his side’s 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad in the UEFA Champions League game played on Wednesday.Moyes was pleased that his Manchester United side managed to grind out a narrow 1-0 win over Real Sociedad at Old Trafford to move closer to a place in the Champions League knockout phase.DecisiveThe decisive goal came after two minutes, the hapless Inigo Martinez diverting into his own net after the excellent Wayne Rooney had struck the post. Both sides hit the woodwork thereafter, Sociedad on two occasions, but unlike in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton, United were spared the pain of shipping a late equaliser.-It was a job well done, a good performance, Moyes said on was frustrated we couldn’t kill them off because we had the same on Saturday, with a goal in the last minute. -Today we had that feeling around us, but if we had scored five or six today it wouldn’t have been out of place. We had an awful lot of opportunities and didn’t finish it off.Box edge-We gave away a couple of free-kicks on the edge of the box, and I was concerned about that. A couple of the decisions didn’t quite go our way tonight, but it was a good result. We had to win the game at home.The La Liga side made United work hard for the win but it was one they fully deserved despite some anxious moments, particularly when Antoine Griezmann hit the post with a first-half free-kick.last_img read more

When is Tiger Woods’ next tournament on the 2019 PGA Tour schedule?

first_imgWhen is Tiger Woods playing next? Tiger Woods’ 2019 schedule is suddenly of peak interest after his 2019 Masters victory provided a glimpse of “the old Tiger.”Woods’ season had been a mixed bag heading into Augusta, failing to crack the top 10 in any of his five tournaments, including a forgettable showing at The Players Championship. That all changed with Woods’ 15th career major victory — his first since 2008 — flipping the comeback narrative on its head. Dates: Feb. 14-17Scores: 70-71-65-72 (-6)Finish: t-15thWinner: J.B. Holmes (-14)Farmers Insurance OpenDates: Jan. 24-27Scores: 70-70-71-67 (-10)Finish: t-20thWinner: Justin Rose (-21) The honeymoon was short-lived, though. Woods took a month between slipping on the green jacket and the PGA Championship. The rust showed at Bethpage Black as Woods stumbled out of thr gate and couldn’t recover on Friday, missing the cut at 5 over in a tie for 84th place.Woods, ranked fifth in the world, rebounded at the Memorial Tournament (May 30-June 2), carding a top 10 finish in his tune-up for the U.S. Open. Only with a strong showing at Pebble Beach can Woods erase the sour taste of the PGA Championship in pursuit of his second majoe victory of 2019.Can the 43-year-old realistically chase down Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships? That mark is still far in the distance but the world is now watching if Woods can make inroads in 2019 with two more majors on the calendar.Tiger Woods’ scheduleWe will continue to update Tiger’s upcoming 2019 tournament schedule here. U.S. OpenDates: June 13-16Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDThe Open Championship*Dates: July 18-21Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDWGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational*Dates: July 25-28Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDThe Northern Trust*Dates: Aug. 8-11Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDBMW Championship*Dates: Aug. 15-18Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDTour Championship*Dates: Aug. 22-25Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBD*Not confirmed but likely to participateTiger Woods’ scores, finishesWe will continue to update Tiger’s 2019 tournament results here. The Memorial TournamentDates: May 30-June 2Scores: 70-72-70-67 (-9)Finish: t-9thWinner: Patrick Cantlay (-19)PGA ChampionshipDates: May 16-19Scores: 72-73 (+5)Finish: Missed cutWinner: Brooks Koepka (-8)The MastersDates: April 11-14Scores: 70-68-67-70 (-13)Finish: 1stWinner: Tiger Woods (-13)WGC-Dell Match PlayDates: March 27-31Scores: N/AFinish: QuarterfinalsWinner: Kevin KisnerThe Players ChampionshipDates: March 14-17Scores: 70-71-72-69 (-6)Finish: t-30thWinner: Rory McIlroy (-16)WGC-Mexico ChampionshipDates: Feb. 21-28Scores: 71-66-70-69 (-8)Finish: t-10thWinner: Dustin Johnson (-21)Genesis Openlast_img read more

Twitter got crazy about Amina Kajtaz: We cheer for BiH because of the Beautiful Blond Girl

first_imgBiH may not have many representatives on the Olympic Games, but after our team walked along the iconic Maracana, social networks have been flooded with comments about our team. More specifically, the member of our team, Amina Kajtaz, on whose beauty many have not remained indifferent.Amina Kajtaz is a swimmer and she is only 19 years old. She will compete in 100-meter butterfly, and the competition starts today at 6 pm (CET).Young girl from Mostar achieved her participation in the Olympics through ”Universality Places”, and she said earlier that her dream was fulfilled. “I cannot expect a medal, but I can swim my best time. That would be a good result for me. My coach, family and I would be very happy if I achieve it. BiH can be satisfied as well, I’m sure,” said Amina.Beautiful blonde girl was the main topic on Twitter after our team walked down the Maracana Stadium. Many were impressed by her beauty and wrote that they will cheer for BiH because of the beautiful girl from Mostar.“Gigantic Bosnia”, “Long live Bosnia!”, “I’m sorry Ireland, I am a fan of Bosnia during the next two weeks”, “Bosnia and Herzegovina is the best country in the Olympics”, “Does anyone know the name of the blond girl from Bosnia?”, “Bosnia already won the Olympics for me”,”and suddenly, the whole World supports Bosnia and Herzegovina!”, are only some of the comments.(Source: O. T./ read more

Wiltshire edge ahead in tight title tussle

first_img27 Aug 2015 Wiltshire edge ahead in tight title tussle Wiltshire grabbed the advantage in the title fight at the Boys County Championship at King’s Lynn Golf Club when they won the foursomes 2-1.The morning’s play was extremely tight. Only one match was won outright, by Wiltshire, and the other two were halved.Wiltshire’s last pair, Dom Burgess and Tom Stagg, (Image © Leaderboard Photography) provided late drama, when they managed to square their game on the 18th.They went one down after their opponents birdied the 17th, but they came straight back to win the 18th with a par four after the Northants pair overshot the green.The middle match was also halved, with more fighting spirit from Wiltshire’s James Cooper and Jamie Amor. They went behind in their game for the first time when they lost the 15th, however they got back to all square on the 17th and halved the last.Jake Bolton and Max Mulcock won the first foursomes point for Wiltshire by the margin of 2/1, They were never behind, and got to three-up after 10, but had to withstand a late challenge form Northamptonshire, who pulled them back to all square after 14.The Wiltshire pair got back in front with a birdie on the 15th, halved the short 16th in par and claimed their point when the 17th was conceded.In the day’s other match, Hampshire lead Durham 2-1 after the foursomes. Hampshire’s top pair, Jordan Sondburg and Josh Oddy, were on sizzling form and got to six-under par after 13 holes, having reached the turn at three-under and then adding more birdies on the 10th, 11th and 13th.They dropped their only shot of the game on the 14th,  but were only temporarily paused before winning their match on the 15th.Jason Stokes and George Roberts also beat par to give Hampshire another convincing win, beating their opponents 6/4. They played very steady golf, with two birdies and just one bogey to power away from their opponents.Durham’s Jack Ainscough and Tom Skelton won the other match by two holes, having never been behind.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

Chinese Businessman Admits to Tax Evasion

first_imgA Chinese businessman, Shun Feng, has admitted to defrauding the government by not declaring all goods he recently brought into the country via the Freeport of Monrovia.In late April, Shun Feng was arrested by authorities at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) for not declaring some of the goods he imported from China into the country.He was turned over to the West Point Magisterial Court for prosecution where he admitted to commission of the crime.In his confession as recorded in the court record, shows that Shun was fined L$200,000, and made to pay the evaded tax of US$5,842.41. He has since paid the amounts into government’s coffer.Court record quoted prosecution represented by Atty. Mark Duncan as saying that it saw it in good faith, and because this is the first time for the man to commit the crime, prosecution team suspended the jail tenure for him (Shun).According to section 90 of the amended Liberian Revenue code, such a crime requires the fine of L$200,000 and a jail sentence of five years.The prosecution, however, forgave the convict with a caveat that a repeat of this act will lead the LRA with no alternative, but to enforce the suspended five-year jail sentence.Defendant represented by Atty. Molley Gray, Jr., conceded with prosecution under the law for Shun to pay the fines and tax of US$5,842.41 as a way of amicably resolving the case.The court in its ruling also urged all parties, both prosecution and defendants, to operate within confines of the law in order for them to live in harmony with one another.On April 22, 2015, Shun Feng was arrested by the LRA for not declaring 837 quantities of goods including powder soaps, slippers and artificial hair for women.It is not clear how Mr. Shun got the goods out of the Freeport.  However, LRA Communications Consultant Trokon Tarr, had said earlier that Mr. Shun may have connived with some “foul players” to defraud government of its genuine taxes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA boozed-up driver drove his vehicle up a busy Main Street in the wrong direction after drinking excessively earlier that day. Ikramullah Asadullah, with an address at 47 Palmerstown Court, Limerick appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning.The court heard how on the 8th of November 2014, Garda Shane Lavelle observed Mr Asadullah driving in the wrong direction up Letterkenny Main Street. He immediately pulled Mr Asadullah over and it was clear according to Garda Lavelle that Mr Asadullah was under the influence.The court also heard how Mr Asadullah gave Garda Lavelle the wrong name when he was charged with dangerous driving and arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.Solicitor for the defendant Mr Gordon Curley explained that Mr Asadullah quickly recognized the error he made and attempted to rectify it.However, the initial summons served had the name of Mr Asadullah’s brother on it.Mr Curlew said Mr Asadullah has been living in Ireland for the last two years and was extremely remorseful for his reckless and dangerous driving.The court also heard that Mr Asadullah works part-time in a restaurant in Limerick.Mr Curlew added that his client has acknowledged that his actions are indefensible and he has been very cooperative with Gardaí.Judge Paul Kelly disqualified Mr Asadullah for TWO years and fined him €250.BOOZY DRIVER DROVE UP MAIN STREET IN THE WRONG DIRECTION was last modified: July 27th, 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:courtsnewslast_img read more

Burundian men empower women

first_imgWomen leaders in Mutimbuzi commune, Bujumbura-Rurale Province in Burundi.(Image: Jane Some, Irin News)  For a long time, Merthus Ntahobakuriye did not think much of being drunk daily or refusing to help out with household chores. He sold the little his family had to maintain his drinking habit.“Whenever my wife went to work in the field, she would come back to find that I had sold everything I could lay my hands on. One day she got a goat from her family; I couldn’t resist selling even this one,” the 53-year-old Ntahobakuriye told a meeting of women leaders in the commune of Mutimbuzi, Bujumbura-Rurale Province, which surrounds the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.Ntahobakuriye is one of dozens of men known in Kirundi as Abatangamuco (“those who bring light where there is darkness”).They are identified by the community and, with the help of international NGO Care, help empower women by raising men’s awareness of gender-based violence and other practices which denigrate women.Michelle Carter, head of Care Burundi, told Irin: “One of our biggest successes in Burundi has been the Abatangamuco – these men are revolutionaries, going against tradition and supporting women. It starts off with stopping the beating at home, and now some of these women are in political office. The challenge is the country needs more Abantagamuco and empowered women.”Care runs women empowerment programmes in several provinces, focusing on psycho-social wellbeing; legal and cultural empowerment; and maternal health.The Abatangamuco programme, according to Nicedore Nkurunziza of Care Burundi, was established two years ago to empower women by getting reformed men to testify before the community, and in the process get more men to emulate their changed behaviour.“This approach is interesting because it gets men to know that they can change their ways,” she said. “Even the government has found this approach useful and sometimes calls on the Abatangamuco to testify on social issues such as marriage and what it entails.”A turn for the betterFor Ntahobakuriye, life took a turn for the better when he heard one of these reformed men, from another commune, tell his story.“It was as if he was recounting my life. As a consequence of my actions, my wife was depressed and suicidal, my children didn’t go to school as I could not raise school fees and I realised I was starting to be adulterous,” Ntahobakuriye said.“Moreover, as I had not legalised my marriage, my wife became very insecure. Then Care came to our village and a Mutangamuco started sensitising us. From then on, I started changing; the drinking decreased and I started helping my wife with chores.“As I had sold everything, we were sleeping on the floor, but this changed soon thereafter. We started raising goats and soon enough we built a new house, as the one we were living in was leaking badly. I got the children enrolled in school. Eventually, I became a Mutangamuco after the community verified that I had, indeed, reformed.”More women electedThousands of women from 290 solidarity groups have benefited from Care’s Abatangamuco programme – as well as another on leadership, known as the Women Empowerment Programme, which helped get hundreds of women elected in local elections held country-wide in the middle of the year.Of the 35 000 candidates who presented their credentials for local elections in Bujumbura-Rurale Province in May, 8 000 were women, according to Care. The organisation contributed to the implementation of a national strategy to mobilise women to participate in the electoral process in accordance with Burundi’s constitution, which provides for 30% of seats going to women.Odette Ntirampeba, who was elected in Kinyinya Hill, Rukarama Zone, said the empowerment programme enabled many women to get elected because they were trained in uniting for a common cause.“We learnt, through training, that women can elect other women; we know that women often number more than men and they are the ones who turn out to vote, so why were we letting men defeat us?” Ntirampeba said.“At our hill, we had five women contestants against 20 men; the men had money and we didn’t, but thanks to Care’s programme most of the women got elected because women voters were united behind them.”last_img read more

‘Good platform’ for Junior Boks’ future

first_img26 June 2013Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron believes this year’s squad, which claimed the bronze medal in the IRB Junior World Championships (JWC) on Sunday, has laid a good foundation for next year’s tournament.South Africa lost only one of their five fixtures at the tournament, in the semi-finals against Wales, who won by a single point with a last-gasp converted try.Ruan Steenkamp and his team mates comprehensively outplayed the USA in their first match and defeated England and France in their remaining pool fixtures to finish top of Pool A.The young South Africans then suffered a heartbreak last-minute loss against Wales, which meant they had to battle traditional rivals New Zealand for the bronze medal.They found themselves 0-21 down early in the playoff for third place, but showed plenty of spirit to fight back and win 41-34 against the four-time champions.Very tough assignmentCoach Theron, who is in his third year in charge of the SA under-20 team, rates the JWC tournament as one of the toughest international rugby assignments.“You must play five extremely competitive matches in just 18 days, which is a massive ask,” Theron said.“The standard of play is very high because teams such as SA, New Zealand, England, Wales, Australia and France have a great percentage of players who are professionals.“These players are aspiring to take the next step as senior professionals, and they are being coached by fulltime professional coaches,” he added.Delivering dividendsAlthough the Junior Boks failed to defend the title they won in 2012, Theron said he feels the selection process and system of talent identification aimed at assembling a competitive South African under-20 team are delivering dividends.“Apart from the loss against Wales, we managed to beat New Zealand and England twice in two years, and we defeated France in front of their own fans.The tension during the French game was enormous and the players told me afterwards they could hardly hear the calls because of the amount of noise inside the stadium,” Theron said.“I regard these victories as vital stepping stones for the team, because New Zealand were dominating the competition just a short while ago, while England are so dominant in the Six Nations. I believe we took a big step forward in our approach and method of play against these powerful teams,” Theron said.‘Very good working relationship’“There is also a very good working relationship and understanding between our High Performance and Development Departments, the provincial coaches and the selection.“The next step now would be to increase our level of mentorship of those young players once we have identified them,” he said.A major consideration for the future is to create more playing opportunities for the Junior Springboks before they actually play in the JWC tournament, Theron said.“We definitely need more time together as a playing unit before the start of the JWC. However, I am satisfied that we have laid a good foundation for a new squad team because we will have the likes of Handre Pollard, Aidon Davis, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Jessie Kriel all still eligible for next year.”SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more