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Paddy Power prematurely pays Irish fans for optimistic World Cup bet

first_imgShare BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020 Submit Related Articles Paddy Power has rewarded the faith of one optimistic Irish fan, who despite seeing his nation’s hopes of qualifying next Summer’s World Cup dampened, backed Ireland to lift the Jules Rimet trophy in Russia.A defeat at the hands of Serbia left Ireland’s qualification hopes hanging in the balance, however this didn’t stop one plucky Irishman taking a gamble on his country in the early hours of the following morning. At the price of 150/1, the loyal punter put a €3 bet on Martin O’Neil’s side to win the tournament for the first time since its formation 96 years ago. His unwavering faith struck a chord with Paddy Power, who decided to pay him out the full €450 just for taking the bet. A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “The mood in the country certainly wasn’t one of optimism after last night’s result so we can’t but admire the stones on this lad.“Given the timing of the bet he may have been drowning his sorrows but feel as though his ridiculous optimism can’t go unrewarded and have decided to pay the man his money.”It’s not the first time that Paddy Power have rewarded the sheer optimism of a punter, just two weeks ago, the bookmakers paid out two Rangers fans who backed Kazakh champions Astana to overcome a five goal deficit and defeat Rangers’ arch rivals Celtic. Ireland are currently third in their qualification group and desperately need a win against Wales in Cardiff to keep their qualification hopes alive. StumbleUpon Share Duma approves overhaul of Russian sports betting laws  July 23, 2020last_img read more

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Great Telescopes Converge on Kepler’s Supernova

first_imgThe last supernova in our galaxy seen from earth was described October 9, 1604, by Johannes Kepler, a few years before the invention of the telescope.  Now, on the 400th anniversary of that observation, three of NASA’s “Great Observatory” orbiting telescopes – the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope – have joined forces to produce a combined image of the expanding shell of this exploded star.  The supernova remnant is now spread out 14 light-years wide and is still expanding at 4 million miles per hour, according to the press release at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The press release has links to the telescope sites.Like fireworks, supernovae are fun to watch from a safe distance.  Michael Shirber in an article on Space.Com confirms a claim in the new film The Privileged Planet that certain parts of the galaxy are dangerous (see 09/01/2004 headline).  He mentions a study that shows the galactic center is subject to deadly radiation from exploding giant stars.  “Anyone looking for signs of extraterrestrial life,” he says, “need not look in the center of our galaxy.”  Fortunately, earth is situated about 25,000 light-years away, where starbursts are rare.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Augmented Reality for iPhone May Not Come Next Month After All

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Developers and enthusiasts have hoped that official support for Augmented Reality (AR), the display of data on top of a view of the real world, would come to the iPhone in early September. Today’s announcement of a big Apple event on September 9th that’s focused on the iPod, however, gives reason to suspect that the next version of the iPhone operating system will spend more time in the oven.AR startup Acrossair reportedly told the LA Times in July that Apple told it that official support for AR was coming in iPhone OS 3.1. Acrossair may have introduced the hope that 3.1 was coming in early September. It’s still possible that we might see AR support in a week and a half, but other developers tell us they wouldn’t be surprised to see some more beta versions tested before it launches. Augmented Reality apps have been available on Android phones for some time and a handful of iPhone apps have snuck AR functionality into the iTunes App Store already. The most notable among those is Yelp. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Augmented Reality#news#NYT#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, top, defends a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the second half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. APOAKLAND, California — Tyronn Lue has a new No. 1 priority for LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals: Stop the ball. First and foremost, then make sure Golden State’s sharpshooters have a hand in their face.Translation: Do anything and everything possible to stop Kevin Durant from driving through the paint and dunking at will with nobody even around him.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “It’s going to be a wrestling match down there, and you have to keep it going and make it tough for them and just try to wear them out,” said Cavs center Tristan Thompson, held scoreless in the opener.The Warriors are plenty confident even if Cleveland closes out on the perimeter. Both teams were slow getting started offensively after long layoffs: nine days for Golden State, six for the Cavs.Cleveland shot 11 for 31 from long range and the Warriors 12 of 33. But Golden State hit 9 for 20 from deep in the second half on the way to 106 total shots — a jaw-dropping 20 more than the Cavs — while attacking at every chance when Cleveland just couldn’t keep up with Steph and KD.Draymond Green loved watching Durant do his thing with ease down the middle in his first Finals game for Golden State.“Going into the game I know what their game plan is, and it’s to take the 3 away,” Green said. “Now to say that you’re going to get that many open lanes, you can’t forecast that. You can’t go into the game saying, ‘Oh, KD is going to have six driving lanes to the rim and where don’t get touched and he dunks. You just can’t forecast that.”James, in his seventh straight Finals, has a remarkable run of having won at least one game on the road in 29 straight postseason series. On Sunday, King James will try to make it 30.“We had a lot of unforced turnovers. Some of them were from aggression,” James said. “I had two charges, that’s aggression. I can take those. But also had some when I got caught in the air and tried to make some skip passes and they were able to pick them off. Those are like pick sixes. That’s like throwing the ball to Deion Sanders. Most of the time it’s going to be a touchdown going the other way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Well, I’m pretty sure that won’t happen tomorrow,” Durant said with a grin Saturday. “They will be way more physical. They’re going to be way more aggressive in the pick-and-roll on the offensive end and defensively. They’re going to try to get their 3-point shooters going and rebound the ball. They’re going to try to get more offensive rebounds. They’re just going to muck the game up and be physical.”That’s the plan for the defending champions Sunday night and will be key if they want to even the best-of-seven series and look respectable after the Warriors whipped them 113-91 Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDurant scored 38 points and dunked easily, six times in the first half alone and many of which he went untouched to the rim.“We can’t let Durant get easy baskets like that,” Lue said as his team practiced at Warriors headquarters amid a media frenzy. “With him being probably one of the best scorers in the NBA, you can’t give guys like that easy opportunities at the basket.” Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READcenter_img View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Taking care of the ball will be equally important after that became a major problem in the opener for Cleveland, which committed 20 turnovers in an uncharacteristically sloppy game.The 13-0 Warriors are on a roll and matched a Finals low with only four turnovers, and if Klay Thompson finds his shooting touch at last it could be another tough day on defense for the Cavs. They want to get physical, contest shots, somehow find a way to get Golden State out of its groove.“Effort, effort, yep,” Kyrie Irving said matter-of-factly. “And our ability to make sure that when we’re mismatched in transition, that the only thing that matters is stopping the basketball and settling down in the half court, then we match up from there.”Durant and Curry combined for 66 points and 18 assists, moving the Warriors three straight wins from becoming the first team to go unbeaten on the way to a title.Not that they’re discussing it. While Cleveland searches for the right adjustments, Golden State’s roster of perfectionists believes it can play far better still with KD and Steph leading the way, or any of the others who are capable of getting hot in a hurry.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast ‘Spectacular’ Ronaldo revels in Madrid’s dream finalelast_img read more

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Rejuvenated West Indies ready to spring 2019 ICC World Cup surprise

first_imgWest Indies have not won a bilateral one-day series in close to five years but they can shock any team at the World Cup, interim coach Richard Pybus has said.Key to West Indies’ renewed confidence is the return of veteran opener Chris Gayle, who proved his worth with a century and half-century in the first two one-dayers against England this month.The left-handed opening batsman will be joined by Andre Russell for the final two matches, after the experienced all-rounder was recalled to the squad for the first time since last July.”I know the right West Indies combination with a fully-focused side can beat anyone on their day,” Pybus told reporters.”I wasn’t at the World Cup qualifiers but, with the group of guys we have now, we feel confident (we) could take down anyone on their day.”Pybus’ comments were echoed by England coach Trevor Bayliss, who reckons West Indies have the batting firepower to win their first 50-overs World Cup since 1979.”The Windies have been playing some decent cricket over the last 18 months,” he said.”With the size of their batters and the way some of them hit the ball, there can be a chance of winning that World Cup.”Pybus hailed Gayle’s instant impact on the team and also defended his cautious starts with the bat in each of the first two matches.”He’s just class really. It’s always great having guys in your side who are a bit scary for the opposition who know full well what they can deliver,” he added.advertisement”In those first two games, Chris was getting a feel for a spongy wicket batting first. But, as we have all seen in T20, he can attack that first powerplay brutally.”West Indies and England are tied at 1-1 in the five-match series with the fourth ODI set for Wednesday in Grenada.last_img read more

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Video: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman Has Iowa In His CFP Field Over Ohio State, Michigan State

first_imgBruce Feldman being interviewed on Fox Sports about his College Football field.YouTubeFox Sports’ national college football writer Bruce Feldman made an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd today. While on the air, Cowherd put Feldman on the spot and asked for his College Football Playoff foursome, as of right now.Feldman declared he would vote for Clemson, LSU, Baylor and Iowa, based off resume. He chose the Hawkeyes over fellow unbeatens Ohio State and Michigan State and went on to highlight Iowa’s win over Northwestern, which beat Stanford, another playoff hopeful.  Feldman did qualify his position as picking who he felt was “most deserving” as opposed to “the best teams.” He said if the latter were his criteria, Iowa would be third in the Big Ten pecking order behind the Buckeyes and Spartans. Somehow, we still don’t think that will make OSU or MSU fans feel any better about his opinion. Here’s the video of Feldman and Cowherd breaking down the CFP. Come for the out-of-the-box projections from Feldman, stay for him accidentally referring to Cowherd as “Clay” when he clearly mixed him up with Clay Travis. last_img read more

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Ohio State womens track and field has sights set on Nationals

The Ohio State women’s track and field team will look to add to its groundbreaking season at the NCAA East Regional preliminaries, set to begin Thursday in Bloomington, Ind. After claiming both the indoor and outdoor Big Ten Championships, 13 Buckeyes will compete in the qualifying rounds of the NCAA Championships. Leading OSU will be junior sprinter and hurdler Christina Manning, the top seed in the 100-meter hurdles. Manning will also be participating in the 100-meter dash and the 4-by-100-meter relay. Senior Letecia Wright, junior Madison McNary and freshman Chesna Sykes also will compete in the 4-by-100-meter relay. Big Ten outdoor triple jump champion, junior Kelcey McKinney, is the 16th seed and will look to carry momentum from her recent championship into this weekend. Junior sprinter and Big Ten Champion Shaniqua McGinnis is competing in the 400-meter dash. Other Buckeyes competing are Alana Gray, in the 100-meter hurdles; Nyjah Cousar, in the 400-meter hurdles; Ella Birmingham, in the 10,000-meter run; Ashley Galbraith, in the high jump; Norianna Brown, in the shot put; Alexis Thomas and Maggie Mullen, in the hammer throw; and Mullen, in the javelin. After outperforming conference competition at regular-season meets and the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, the women’s 4-by-100-meter relay team is set to make a run at nationals. All-American and Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year Manning will anchor the fourth-seeded team in the East preliminaries. Coach Karen Dennis said she has faith in her relay team. “We know that we’ve got four strong runners,” Dennis said. “This team is one of the best relay teams I’ve ever coached.” Competing along with Manning will be Wright and McNary. In her first season, Sykes has adapted well to the competition and attributes her success to her teammates. “I feel like we have consistently ran good times and we work hard at practice and the results are shown at every meet,” Sykes said. “As a freshman, I feel so honored to be on a relay team with Madison, Tish and Christina. They are all amazing role models and runners and they really help the relay come together and win.” During their freshman year at the Big Ten Championship, Manning and Wright fumbled the baton exchange in the 4-by-100-meter relay event. Since then, the team has grown and continued to perform at a high level. “We have this chemistry,” Manning said. “It’s a tight bond there.” Despite the team’s success, Dennis and her athletes aren’t yet satisfied. “I think we’ll come out of the region, and, more importantly, they believe they’re supposed to be out of the region,” Dennis said. “I believe this team has the ability to be on the podium at the national championship.” It’s not just the titles that have made Dennis proud — she said she’s learned as much from her athletes as they have from her. “I think that they are smart,” Dennis said. “I think that they’re highly opinionated. I think that they are confident, and I think that they’re courageous. And that’s what I’m most proud of.” read more

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Mourinho Manchester City lack class

first_imgIn a behind-the-scenes documentary that was released this week, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has slammed Premier League rival Manchester City as “disrespectful” and lacking “class”.Amazon’s documentary of Manchester City’s title-winning season allowed a TV crew access to players and managerial staff and offered insight into Pep Guardiola’s locker room. Jose Mourinho has criticised the documentary, according to Daily Mail.“I think you can have a fantastic movie, respecting others. You don’t need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie,” Mourinho said.“You can be a rich club and buy all the best players in the world, but you cannot buy class.”However, Manchester City manager Guardiola does not think the documentary affects the club in a negative way.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“When we accept the cameras to be inside for 24 hours a day, that kind of thing can happen,” Guardiola said.“I think there was nothing special. I think the people are going to see how a football team lives behind the scenes.”“The players make the tactics,” he added.“Not my ideas, it’s the players who make the tactics.”last_img read more