first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “It is a good thing we are meeting Germany in our first match. If you want to be a champion, you have to overcome strong forces on the way. We are starting the tournament knowing that there is no easy route to the top, and that we have to give our best in every minute of the competition,” observed Coach Danjuma on the eve of the cracker in St Malo. The Falconets delegation landed in France on Thursday, and trained on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, the team attended a FIFA Ethics Workshop. Their official training session ahead of today’s clash took place at the Stade de Marville yesterday afternoon. Effervescent forward Gift Monday must play carefully in order to avoid a yellow card that could knock her out of Thursday’s clash with Haiti, having been cautioned in the Nigeria team’s final qualifying match against South Africa in Benin City early in the year.The Falconets are loaded to the hilt with proven performers. Captain Oluwakemi Famuditi and Glory Ogbonna would be expected to keep things tight at the back, while Christy Ucheibe and Peace Efih would be saddled with the responsibility of pushing the ball upfront for the experienced and efficient Rasheedat Ajibade and the starry-eyed but clinical Anam Imo.The Falconets will take on Haiti at the same venue on Thursday, before closing the group D attrition with China at the Stade de Clos Gastel in Dinan/Lehon on Monday next week.Meanwhile, Eminent world citizens, including the President of Nigeria Football Federation and 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and ranking Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, Hon. Ayo Omidiran will cheer Falconets against German in Saint Malo today.                                   Pinnick flew into Paris yesterday from the United Kingdom before making his way to Saint Malo.Respected lawmaker Omidiran, an illustrious financier and ardent supporter of women’s football for several decades now, is a Member of the House of Reps’ Committee on Sports and Youth Development and Chairman of the NFF Women’s Football Committee.Nigerian girls have finished as runners-up on two previous occasions. Nigeria’s Under-20 girls, Falconets, will this evening begin their Group D campaign of the 9th FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup against perennial foes Germany in Saint Malo, France.In yesterday’s opening encounter, Mexico edged Brazil 3-2 in an interesting affair in Dinan/Léhon.After falling in the final of the 2010 and 2014 championships to the same Germans, Coach Chris Danjuma and his ladies must have conjured up some tricks aimed at ending the second fiddle role to the Europeans. last_img read more

first_imgChristian Brothers Academy went to Chittenango last Monday and, in the fourth inning, broke out of a 3-3 tie with a pair of runs, adding nine more runs in the next two innings to pull away and beat the Bears 14-3.Juila DelPino and Victoria Hall led the charge, each of them going three-for-four as DelPino got four RBIs and Hall three RBIs. Makenzie Witz had two hits as she and Julia Griffith each drove in two runs. Abby Benware scored three times as she and Emily Hall each had one RBI.In Thursday’s game at Phoenix, CBA again won big, blasting the Firebirds 15-0 in a five-inning mercy-rule game where a seven-run first inning helped set the tone.Accumulating 16 hits, the Brothers saw Emily Hall hit a home run as she got three hits, as did Benware and Kaitlyn Bushnell. DelPino and Maya Geiss joined Bushnell, Emily Hall and Victoria Hall in getting two RBIs apiece as Witz also drove in a run.Bishop Grimes started last week with a 19-2 defeat to Tully, and then lost 16-0 to Tully a couple of days later, only putting up runs on Thursday during a 12-6 defeat to LaFayette.Against the Lancers, the Cobras led 5-3 through three innings, only to surrender three runs to LaFayette in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings. Sarah Falgiatano still had two hits and two RBIs, while Becca Vinciquerra and Brianna Bowles both scored twice.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story When wet field conditions persisted into early last week, the Fayetteville-Manlius softball team did a bit of improvisation.The Hornets’ home game against powerhouse Cicero-North Syracuse last Monday was moved over to F-M’s Turf Stadium, which was turned into a diamond with bases, temporary fences and special ground rules.Regardless of where the game was held, though, the Hornets would struggle to contain the Northstars, who only needed five innings to finish off a 16-0 victory, peaking when it netted eight runs in the top of the second inning. F-M only got one hit off C-NS pitcher Ariana Corasaniti, when Paige Murphy singled. For the Northstars, Brandi Feeney’s pair of triples led to three RBIs, with Alayna Harbaugh also driving in three runs as Brooke Nicolaos recorded four RBIs.Weather interrupted F-M’s schedule until Saturday, when it tried for a regular-season sweep of Liverpool, only to see its defense make 11 errors in a 15-8 defeat to the Warriors.Still finishing with 10 hits, the Hornets saw Lily Fish hit a home run, one of her three hits on the day. Gracie Bishop drove in two runs, with Sophie Woodridge adding an RBI and Maya McKenzie scoring twice. Sophia D’Arcangelis (four-for-four, three runs scored) and Helen Hash (three hits, four runs scored) led Liverpool.center_img Tags: CBAF-MSoftballlast_img read more

first_img Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 After decades of decline, Italian horse racing has been thrown a lifeline in the form of the country’s latest Budget Law. Most notably, the turnover-based tax regime that has been so detrimental has been replaced by a new gross gaming revenue (GGR) tax.The GGR tax regime for horse racing is based on that already implemented in the sports betting sector. However, horse racing taxes – set at 43% for retail bets and 47% for online – remain significantly higher than the 18% and 22% that land-based and online sports betting has to deal with.  The situation has been further improved by the loosening of strict laws, with this liberalisation expected to lead to industry growth. Previously, betting on horses was restricted to official betting lists published by Italian gaming authority ADM, but the Budget Law has relaxed this. After sports betting laws were similarly relaxed, the Italian gaming market witnessed sizeable growth, and it is hoped it will have the same effect on horse racing. Additionally, the Budget Law postponed the country’s proposed new betting licenses, so to allow local municipalities time to change their laws accordingly. The existing betting shop and corner licenses have been extended for the full year, against the payment of an annual extension fee of €6000 per betting shop and €3500 per betting corner. A new tender for betting shops and corner licenses also aims to take in €410 million by the end of September. New ADM chief: Italy to keep strictest monitoring on gambling incumbents July 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

first_imgUNWTO and Amadeus join forces to strengthen technology in tourismAmadeus, a leading provider of technology solutions for the tourism sector, and UNWTO are joining forces to advance the use of innovative technology in tourism in areas such as education and multi-modality.UNWTO and Amadeus, a UNWTO Affiliate Member since 2007, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to consolidate their partnership in several areas. This includes the development of a UNWTO Prototype on multi-modality – the door-to-door planning and ticketing of trips involving all possible transport options – to further integrate different means of transport between destinations around the world.“Innovative technological solutions are fundamental for the tourism sector’s competitiveness and ability to create jobs and inclusive development worldwide. UNWTO is looking forward to working even closer with Amadeus, a highly valued Affiliate Member and key player in this field, to strengthen the ties between tourism and technology”, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.”It gives me great satisfaction to strengthen our relationship and build upon our respective areas of expertise: technology and tourism. Amadeus is committed to strengthening the sustainability of the travel and tourism sector and already has many initiatives in two of the key agreed priorities, tourism education and innovation in technology.  We look forward to amplifying these through the network of UNWTO affiliates and its events to shape the future of travel”, commented Tomás López Fernebrand, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Amadeus IT Group.UNWTO and Amadeus will also collaborate on issues of sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and education through the participation of Amadeus in the UNWTO Talent Development in Tourism pilot project and in various UNWTO capacity building initiatives. UNWTO Source = Amadeuslast_img read more