Ellsworth Elks Soccer Shoot to be held Saturday

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s Ellsworth Elks Soccer Shoot has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24.The event pits youth soccer players of all ages against one another in a shooting contest that provides a stern test of each player’s accuracy and power. More than 500,000 youth soccer players are expected to participate this year as Elks lodges across the country host qualifying tournaments in the coming weeks.Competitions are divided into boys’ and girls’ divisions with U8, U10, U12 and U14 classifications provided for each. The winners from each classification will advance to a district competition, where they will have a chance to reach the state and then regional championships.Hancock County had one particularly noteworthy contestant last year as Jacob Bagley of Hancock won the local, district and state crowns at the U12 level. The wins earned Bagley the chance to compete in the regional championships in Colonie, N.Y., last November.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s Del Luce Stadium. There is no charge for entry.last_img read more

Flutter backs strategy to navigate 2019 complexities

first_img StumbleUpon Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Publishing its full-year 2019 results, the governance of FTSE100 Flutter Entertainment Plc has detailed confidence in the firm’s future growth prospects after closing a year of regulatory adjustments and sustainability challenges.  Citing strong international expansions, Flutter achieved record revenues of £2.14 billion, up 14% against corresponding FY2018’s £1.81 billion – a tough comparative period featuring World Cup trading.Flutter governance underlined its record revenue achievement as a testament to the firm’s guiding  ‘four-pillar growth strategy’, in which the firm seeks to ‘maximise UK profitability’ whilst establishing ‘podium positions’ within new markets.  Despite maintaining revenue growth, Flutter’s FY2019 corporate EBITDA results declined 15% to £385 million (FY2018: £451m), as FTSE betting group absorbed £107 million in incremental taxes and regulatory charges.Updating investors, Flutter Group CEO Peter Jackson commented: “The Group’s four-pillar strategy that we laid out last year remains in place and good progress has been made against each pillar during 2019. In our core markets, we remain strongly positioned. Internationally we have made progress in improving the Betfair proposition and have added to our podium positions with the acquisition of Adjarabet. In the US, our business goes from strength to strength.”A breakdown of segments saw Paddy Power Betfair’s (PPB) UK online division maintain 6% growth to £1 billion (FY2018: £950m), navigating a tough regulatory backdrop in which its assets have been supported by improved products, customer retention and high coverage marketing campaigns.Internationally, Flutter’s Sportsbet Australia unit maintained its ‘podium position’ by recording revenue growth of 14% to £446 million (FY2018: £400m), offsetting incremental tax increases across several Australian states. Elsewhere, governance details strong US progress as its new FanDuel sportsbook records revenues of £325 million to complete its first year in operations. It said that FanDuel has taken an ‘online share’ of 44% within US regulated states as growth saw the division record an underlying EBITDA loss of £40 million.Looking to the year ahead, Peter Jackson noted that Flutter will have to navigate further regulatory challenges within its UK and Irish home markets.“On January 14th, the UK Gambling Commission announced that it would introduce a ban on gambling by credit card from 14th April this year,” he said. “In our submission to the UK Gambling Commission on credit cards, we had acknowledged that there was a need for some change in this area and we will be in a position to implement the required changes on schedule.” “In addition, the UK Government has announced that it will review the 2005 Gambling Act in the months ahead and we are hopeful that the emphasis of future UK regulation will be on player protection with a clear focus on affordability. In Ireland, we remain supportive of the Government’s work on the Gambling Control Bill which seeks, among other things, to establish a dedicated regulator for the gambling sector in Ireland.” PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more

Yahoo NFL DFS Picks Week 11: Daily fantasy football lineup advice for GPP tournaments

first_imgWho knew it would be Saquon Barkley letting us down in our Yahoo daily fantasy football GPP lineup last week? Everything started so great with our Ravens triple-stack of Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown, and Mark Andrews, and we had Derrick Henry go crazy, too. If only Saquon hadn’t gotten exactly one rushing yard on 13 carries. Yuck. We’ll try to carry the positive momentum of our stack into Week 11 as we try to climb some tournament leaderboards in NFL DFS action on Yahoo.Bear with me this week when we go from Jackson last week to Ryan Finley as our Week 11 QB. It makes some sense, trust me. It also allows us to play Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara and Julio Jones, so all value comes with some equal and opposite studs.  FLEX Julio Jones, Falcons @ Panthers ($29). We’ll grab offensive upside on the other side of CMC here and assume that there will be a lot of points scored in this football game.MORE WEEK 11 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderD/ST Minnesota Vikings vs. Broncos ($16). While Brandon Allen didn’t look terrible before Denver’s bye, he’s still a young QB making a start on the road against a solid defense, and there’s nothing about Allen that scares us. WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL DFS Week 11: Yahoo GPP Lineup PicksQB Ryan Finley, Bengals @ Raiders ($23). Finley looked passable in his NFL debut, showing off some arm talent and also rushing five times for 22 yards. The Raiders are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to QBs, so we’ll take a shot on Finley to allow us to pay up at running back.RB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers vs. Falcons ($41). McCaffrey continues to be the highest-priced player and will continue to be popular, but to win a tournament, you need upside from your cheapest and most expensive choices, and McCaffrey should start us off on the right foot.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB Alvin Kamara, Saints @ Buccaneers ($30). Kamara’s Week 10 numbers are misleading — he played more than three times as much as Latavius Murray. After a down week, the Saints should course correct and give Kamara all the touches he can handle against Tampa Bay. Given last week’s results and Tampa’s tough run defense, Kamara could be low-owned, too.WR Auden Tate, Bengals @ Raiders ($18). Tate is probably the most likely Cincy receiver to catch a touchdown from Finley, and he continues to get consistent targets with A.J. Green out. He’s the most logical stack with Finley at a cheaper price than Tyler Boyd and with Alex Erickson disappearing in Week 10.WR Mohamed Sanu, Patriots @ Eagles ($18). Sanu’s 10-catch Week 9 didn’t appear to be a fluke — he didn’t come off the field and was targeted 14 times. New England should ride Tom Brady’s arm again against a bad Philadelphia defense, giving Sanu a great floor and almost as appealing ceiling.WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPWR Robby Anderson, Jets @ Redskins ($12). Anderson’s price has declined after a couple of down weeks, but we know that he can connect on a long touchdown with Sam Darnold at any moment. Washington’s secondary won’t be the one to stop that from happening.TE T.J. Hockenson, Lions vs. Cowboys ($12). The Cowboys allow the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends, and Hockenson remains one of the more matchup-dependent tight ends in the league. If Jeff Driskel plays, that should just deperess Hockenson’s ownership enough to make him more appealing.MORE WEEK 11:Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSlast_img read more

Google will talk games at next Stadia Connect event

first_imgStadia plans to show off some new games later this month. Juan Garzon / CNET Stadia, Google’s cloud gaming platform, will launch in November but there are still some questions about the service. A new Stadia Connect event later this month will provide some answers, including a look at new games. Google will host Stadia Connect on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT to talk about new games, according to the YouTube description for the livestream. The event takes place the day before the start of Gamescom, Europe’s video game expo in Cologne, Germany, which runs Aug. 20-24.  $60 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Share your voice 1 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $520 at HP $999 Comments See it $6 at Tidal Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Turo An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $999 See at Amazon Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $999 The Cheapskate Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $210 at Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 7 See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay Sprint $299 at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Gaming Computers Mobile,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview Stadia will have two tiers. Stadia Pro costs $9.99 a month with 4K/60p HDR quality and 5.1 surround sound, and it’ll offer some free games. Stadia Base, releasing in 2020, is free, will only offer 1080/60p streaming, and customers will have to purchase games to make use of the service. Although Stadia is cloud-based, those interested will still need certain hardware to make use of it. A Chromecast Ultra is required to use the service on a TV along with a Stadia controller. Andrey Doronichev, director of product for Stadia, said in a Reddit AMA that there are plans to support more Bluetooth controllers in the future. Google Pixel 3 phones will also be able to use the service when it launches, with more Android phones having access later. The games already announced for Stadia include Doom Eternal, Borderlands 3, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.  Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read Google Home Hub review See It Tags Let’s do it again. On 8/19, #StadiaConnect is back and bigger than ever. Tune in at 10AM PDT / 7PM CEST for all the details – then come get hands-on with the future of gaming for yourself at our #Gamescom booth! https://t.co/dKmKakQeQp pic.twitter.com/H0ILSxki8r— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) August 6, 2019 Sarah Tew/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Read the Rylo camera preview Angela Lang/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Comment Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read the AirPods review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See It Best Buy Boost Mobile Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See It $999 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Rylo DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Apple iPhone XS I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Chris Monroe/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Expresslast_img read more

After failure in 1st Test Virender Sehwag issues warning to Rishabh Pant

first_imgRishabh Pant has talent, he has a presence when out in the middle and he also has the penchant to be a match-winner. However, in his short career so far, the young man has shown a rather flat temperament and few of his strokes which have seen him throw his wicket away have been entirely uncalled for.The Indian management wants to give Pant a long rope and they will continue to back him. But the young man should now realise that he has to get things back under control. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who knew a lot about counter-attack and being on the offensive, wants the wicket-keeper to work on his game and get batter. He also asked the management to utilise him well and groom him for challenges at hand.”Pant is an extremely talented cricketer with huge potential. It will be important that he is groomed well,” Sehwag told PTI. Twitter’Makes the best use of the opportunity'”And now that he has been assured some quality time in the team it is important that he makes the best use of the opportunity and works to better his game and develop as a cricketer,” he further added.In the first Test match, Pant had an opportunity to showcase his talent, but he couldn’t grasp the opportunity. Barring the one innings in the final T20I, the left-hander has only flattered to deceive.The selectors have already gone on record saying that Pant was their primary wicket-keeper and captain Virat Kohli is very excited with the talent at his disposal.”It is about giving him a bit more space and ease himself into international cricket and not put too much pressure. In international cricket, you need to tackle pressure differently. He has come a long way since he started. If he plays like this regularly, we will see his potential shine for India,” the India captain had said about Pant.There is Wriddhiman Saha in the Test squad, but the Indian selectors will stick with Pant and the young man must make the most of these chances on offer. The skipper also said that they were looking at Pant as one for the future since he has the talent and skill. Now, he needs to start winning and finishing off games which will help him settle down in the role.last_img read more

24 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

first_imgAt least 24 persons were killed and eight others injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, police said.The accident took place near Nalupani in Uttarkashi district when a bus full of pilgrims from Indore, Madhya Pradesh were returning from the Gangotri shrine.Three people are still missing and the eight injured, who were rescued after great efforts and difficulty, have been admitted at the Community Health Centre at Chinyalisaud, an official informed IANS.Some passengers of the ill-fated bus also fell in the Bhagirathi rover flowing below. District officials including district magistrate Ashish Srivastava rushed to the spot but owing to darkness rescue efforts were hampered.With the hill being very steep, rescue was further delayed and went on till the morning. SDRF, police and ITBP teams then went down from the other side and rescued eight passengers. Bodies have been recovered but are yet to be identified.Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has condoled the loss of lives in the mishap and has announced an ex gratia of Rs 1 lakh each for the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for those injured.Officials have also been asked to identify danger zones on routes of the annual ‘Chaar Dham Yatra’, put up speed monitors, turning warnings and put up crash barriers.last_img read more

DC Black Lobbyists Honor Cummings Booker

first_imgU.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks at the Sixth Annual Tin Cup Awards held on July 15. (Photo by Rob Roberts )The Washington Government Relations Group (WGRG), whose membership consists of Blacks who work for firms that lobby Capitol Hill and federal government agencies, in conjunction with the embassy of Canada, held its Sixth Annual Tin Cup Awards on July 15. The event at the Canadian embassy honored U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.); U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); Federal Housing Agency Finance Director Melvin L. Watt; Jackie Ellis, chief of staff to Rep. Al Green (D-Texas); MSNBC’s Joy Reid; and lobbyists Tiffany M. Moore and Linda Banton. They each received a trophy and recognition for their works.“It is an honor and a privilege to be here,” Cummings said. “I really appreciate this Tin Cup Award because this is God’s way of reminding you that you are on the right track.”The organization was formally founded in 1997 as a means to promote career opportunities and advancement for Blacks working in government relations, lobbying, and public affairs. Its forerunner, the Second Wednesday Group, was a professional networking group of Blacks formed in the 1960s for former staffers with members of the Congressional Black Caucus who either were interested in lobbying careers or were lobbyists.Presently, Blacks lobby for corporations, non-profits, civil and human rights groups, foreign countries, and work on K Street N.W., which is known internationally as where government relations firms are headquartered.“The Congressional Black Caucus is the conscience of the Congress and the WGRG is the conscience of K Street,” Angela Rye, a co-chair of the event, said.Cummings said that the award made him think of his father. He talked about how his father moved his family from South Carolina to Baltimore in the 1940s for a better life. The representative recalled his father’s advice when he dropped off him off at Howard University’s Carver Hall in 1969.“He told me ‘Boy, you are here to get an education,’” Cummings said. “He told me not to get a girl pregnant, fall in love, and take over any buildings. He said that he was turning me over to those ‘Negro professors over there’ and he said to me, ‘Go in those walls and get blessed so you can bless’.”U.S. Sen. Cory BookerBooker, elected to the Senate in 2013, said he appreciated the award given to him by the organization but that his generation has a lot of work to do when it comes to economic empowerment.“African Americans, Latinos, and women need to have a seat at the table of power,” the senator said. “We need to create a community of folks that can expand opportunities for people further.”A sustained standing-ovation took place when Jacqueline Ellis, a Hill staffer for the late Sen. Howell Heflin (D-Ala.), Major Owens (D-N.Y.), and chief of staff for Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), stood at the podium to speak. In addition to her duties for members of Congress, Ellis has mentored scores of Black aides on Capitol Hill and is the founding member of the Organization of African American Administrative Assistants for Chiefs of Staff in the House.Ellis is battling an undisclosed illness and asked the audience for their prayers.Watt, who Cummings referred to as a “role model,” was praised as a boss and a mentor by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. He said his work as a North Carolina representative in the House and at his agency “is about cultivating those who are following you.”“We want those of you in this organization to think bigger and perform better than those of us before you,” Watt said.Reid was cited by the lobbyist group for her work in trying to tell unbiased, accurate stories of African Americans at MSNBC while Moore, who works for female-owned lobbying firm TwinLogic Strategies, and Banton, an executive at Lockheed Martin Corporation, were recognized for being trailblazing Black female lobbyists.Anthony Collier of Texas Southern University and Khaleeq Everett of Marymount University were recognized as recipients of the Terri Grier Memorial Scholarship Fund.The organization’s President Marcus Sebastian Mason said that his organization will never forget its true purpose. “You can keep doing good, while doing well,” Mason said.last_img read more