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Lottomatica launches new affiliate program for Italian portal

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Related Articles Svenska Spel delivers major venue upgrade by going cashless with IGTPay  May 21, 2020 Submit IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Lottomatica, the Rome-based gaming, lottery, iLottery and iGaming operator, has launched an affiliate programme for its Italian online gambling web portal. The new affiliate programme for the multi-vertical brand is in partnership with Income Access, Paysafe Group’s marketing software provider, and will be managed using the Income Access platform.Licensed by Italian gambling regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM), Lottomatica’s lottomatica.it web portal offers Italian players online sports-betting on local and international football matches as well as tennis, baseball, volleyball, hockey and other sporting events. The web portal also features live betting functionality.In addition, lottomatica.it provides players with an online casino of over 100 branded and original slots from leading software providers, including The Big Easy, Treasures of the Pyramids, Guns N’ Roses, and Cowboys Go West, as well as a wide range of table games, including live-dealer blackjack, roulette and online poker tournaments.Following the launch of the new lottomatica.it/affiliazione affiliate programme on the Income Access platform, affiliates will be able to promote this brand. The new programme, which offers affiliates the flexibility of bespoke commission deals, is accompanied by a promotion in which all new depositing players referred by affiliates receive €10 in addition to the brand’s standard welcome bonuses. Gianfranco Allocca, Head of Digital Product Development & Marketing at IGT, said: “Lottomatica parent company IGT has a longstanding and successful business relationship with Income Access, so the platform was a logical choice when we prepared to launch lottomatica.it’s affiliate programme. We look forward to using the platform’s sophisticated capabilities, and reporting and analytics suite to give a boost to our player acquisition via the affiliate channel.”Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, said: “We’re excited to further extend our partnership with Lottomatica for the launch of the lottomatica.it affiliate programme. Lottomatica has a very high brand profile in Italy, an iGaming market that is growing strongly, and offers European affiliates an increasingly important revenue opportunity.”last_img read more

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Monster Energy is the new main sponsor of Natus Vincere

first_imgNatus Vincere announced late last week that Monster Energy will be its new headline sponsor.Monster Energy is a brand widely known in esports, having been involved with some of the industry’s largest organisations including Team Liquid, Fnatic and Team EnVyUs. Now though, for the first time, it becomes the main partner of European powerhouses Natus Vincere.In its announcement, Natus Vincere stated that their fans will be getting “tons of luscious and inspirational videos” due to the brand’s special approach to its content. Monster Energy has started to ramp up its own content portal in the last year and looks set to have a big 2018 in this regard. Natus Vincere CEO Yevhen Zolotarov stated: “We sincerely believe that this cooperation will energize the team and inspire us for some great victories. NAVI and Monster have a lot in common — we are maximalists and do not want to settle for less. We hope that this partnership will be as bright and breathtaking as the brand Monster itself!”Na’Vi currently host teams in nine esport titles, including League of Legends, Dota 2 and FIFA 18 and will hope that Monster’s philosophy to “inspire young people to live life to the extreme” can accumulate more interest from those both within esports and outside it, acquiring Monster Energy’s substantial dedicated consumer base as fans along the way.The Natus Vincere Paladins team competed over the weekend at the Paladins World Championship, one of the headline components of this year’s Hi-Rez Expo. The Na’Vi squad came away world champions which is undoubtedly a cracking start to the partnership. Esports Insider says: Monster Energy has been involved with esports for as long as we can remember. The company has been constant stalwarts in the industry and to see them partnering with yet another huge name is only positive news.last_img read more

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Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler, 24, got a taste for playoff pressure in NLCS Game 7

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousDodger Stadium viewed on Thursday, Oct., 25, 2018, a day ahead of World Series Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. The Series shifted scene after the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the cold of Boston’s Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)The Dodger Stadium grounds crew prepares the field on Thursday afternoon prior to Game 3 of the World Series, which is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodger Stadium grounds crew prepares the field on Thursday, prior to Game 3 of the World Series, which is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walker Buehler of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walker Buehler of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walker Buehler of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walker Buehler of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts listens to questions from the media during a baseball news conference, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles, ahead of Friday’s Game 3 of the team’s World Series against the Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Groundskeepers maintain the baseball field at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles, ahead of Friday’s Game 3 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Dodger Stadium viewed on Thursday, Oct., 25, 2018, a day ahead of World Series Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. The Series shifted scene after the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the cold of Boston’s Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)The Dodger Stadium grounds crew prepares the field on Thursday afternoon prior to Game 3 of the World Series, which is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 21The Dodger Stadium grounds crew prepares the field on Thursday afternoon prior to Game 3 of the World Series, which is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — At 24 years and 90 days old, Walker Buehler cannot become the youngest pitcher in Dodgers history to win a World Series game on Friday. Fernando Valenzuela, Johnny Podres, Don Drysdale and Billy Loes all were younger when they first conquered baseball’s biggest stage.Yet with the territory comes the question of how a pitcher so young will respond to pressure so great. Each new playoff round the Dodgers reach is new territory for Buehler.The stakes were higher when Buehler took the ball in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series in Milwaukee last Saturday. He allowed one run in 4-2/3 innings, and the Dodgers never trailed en route to a series-clinching win.The pressure to win Game 3, Buehler said, “is probably pretty similar. I don’t think (Friday) is do-or-die quite the way Game 7 is obviously, but being down 2-0 in the series going into it, there’s definitely some pressure there. We train for this. This is why we play. I guess good pressure.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco With right-hander Rick Porcello starting for the Red Sox in Game 3, Roberts said Pederson will lead off. Muncy and Bellinger are almost certain to be in the starting lineup as well.After Game 2, Bellinger was asked how difficult it was for him and Muncy to watch much of the action from the bench in the first two games. His answer was interesting more for the air in it than the words.“Um … I mean … yeah, I think we both want to be in the lineup,” he said. “I don’t know. We both want to be in the lineup every day.”The NLCS Most Valuable Player, Bellinger was 0 for 3 in the first two games of the World Series and is batting .128 (5 for 39) in the postseason. Muncy had a single in three at-bats in Boston, dropping his postseason average to .194 (7 for 36) with two home runs.FOR STARTERSBefore landing on Pederson, the Dodgers have cycled through leadoff hitters quite a bit. Brian Dozier batted leadoff in Games 1 and 2 in Boston against left-handed pitchers Chris Sale and David Price.Pederson led off Game 7 of the NLCS in Milwaukee but was replaced after one plate appearance when the Brewers inserted a left-handed relief pitcher, Josh Hader. David Freese, Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor led off the three previous NLCS games.Roberts said he merely wants a leadoff hitter who can get on base.“I just felt that Dozier, with the history with (Price and Sale), I liked him setting up in Fenway Park with the short porch in left, and I just trust that he can go out and get you a good at-bat,” Roberts said. “Against a right-handed pitcher, Joc’s going to hit at the top of the order quite a bit for us.”ALSORed Sox manager Alex Cora said no decision will be made on whether slugger J.D. Martinez can play the outfield until Friday afternoon. Martinez injured his ankle in Game 1. “He felt better today walking around,” Cora said of Martinez, who spent the majority of the season as Boston’s designated hitter. … Teams are not allowed to use designated hitters in National League parks. … Cora was drafted by the Dodgers in 1996 and called Dodger Stadium his home park from 1998-2004. “I grew up here,” Cora said, “and my only goal was to win a World Series with the Dodgers here.” … Mookie Betts will not start at second base in Game 3, but Cora didn’t rule out Betts shifting to second base later in the game.Staff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this notebook.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Buehler’s Game 7 performance was the right-hander’s biggest test in a pressure-packed situation yet.“To be in a hostile, really boisterous crowd in Milwaukee and for him to keep his composure and to execute pitches speaks a lot to him,” Roberts said, “not only to compete but to eliminate kind of the outside noise and still stay within a game plan. It just shows a lot of moxie.”To a degree, Buehler does not know what ailed the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He flew back to Los Angeles on Wednesday night separate from his teammates, who arrived Thursday afternoon. Buehler said his plane took off 30 minutes before the first pitch and landed about 30 minutes before the final out of the Dodgers’ 4-2 loss.“I didn’t get to catch much of that one, unfortunately,” he said.BACK INAgainst left-handers Chris Sale and David Price in Boston, the Dodgers’ top four home run hitters from the regular season – Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal – were not in the starting lineups for either Game 1 or 2. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Steelers spoke to Harrison about domestic violence

first_imgFormer Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, left, talks with coach Mike Tomlin after a news conference where Harrison spoke about his retiring from football on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in Pittsburgh. Harrison, known for his hard hitting and a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, officially announced his retirement after 11 years in the NFL. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin spoke to James Harrison about the “climate change” around domestic violence before re-signing the veteran linebacker.Harrison was arrested in 2008 on assault and criminal mischief charges following an altercation with his then-girlfriend. The charges were dropped after Harrison completed anger management classes. He was not suspended by the team.Tomlin praised Harrison for his growth since the incident and said he does not anticipate “it being an issue” following Harrison’s return to the team Tuesday following a brief retirement.Steelers president Art Rooney II and Giants owner John Mara are overseeing an independent investigation into how the NFL looked into the domestic abuse case against former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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RBR Health Screenings Could Be Life-saving

first_imgLITTLE SILVER – Parents worry. That’s what they do; it’s part of the job description.Parents of Red Bank Regional High School students had the opportunity this week to learn how to prevent a child from being hurt and how to detect a potentially life-threatening condition.“Information is power,” said Red Bank parent Brenda Terry.A panel offers a preview of a screening program that will be available beginning next week to school athletes at Red Bank Regional High School. Left to right are: Dr. Loyda Rivera, Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs, Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes program director Diana Toto, Major League Soccer medical coordinator John Gallucci and Dr. John Shumko.She joined other parents, students and staff at the regional high school for a presentation on a new program that will evaluate students for possible cardiac-health problems, establish a baseline metric to measure concussions and provide information about concussion prevention and treatment.“It’s what you don’t know…,” Terry said, not finishing her thought.The school district has partnered with Barnabas Health. Doctors will be on campus from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 15, to provide cardiac screening and concussion base-line evaluations for fall athletes, free of charge.Terry, whose 16-year-old son, Aaron, plays soccer at the high school, said she hadn’t given much thought to a possible heart condition that could put her seemingly healthy son at risk. What changed her mind was the number of young people who have died from such conditions – including two RBR students who died during the 2012-2013 school year.“It really is so scary,” she said.Last school year, Albert Martin and Riyadhna Farrow, who were RBR seniors, died suddenly from what school public information officer Marianne Kligman said were cardiac-related episodes.“It was an eye-opener,” Red Bank Parent Kathy Noble said of the students’ deaths. That’s what prompted her to come to the school Tuesday night with her daughter, Kyleigh, “to find out what the program is about.”The program is the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, administered by Barnabas Health, owner and operator of six medical facilities in the state, including Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.Barnabas Health – through the invitation of the district board of education – will conduct an educational program for the school population that offers information about cardiac conditions and symptoms and provides some basic screening to detect conditions that could pose a serious health threat, especially for those engaged in strenuous sports.Barnabas operates the program out of all of its facilities, offering two free screenings a year at each facility, along with screenings it provides for schools.While physicians and program representatives will screen athletes Monday through Thursday, additional screenings will be conducted during the year for other athletes as well as the entire student body – at no cost to the students or families.The basic physical most students receive prior to playing organized sports doesn’t traditionally include an electrocardiogram, said Diana Toto, program director.The most common cause of sudden cardiac death is from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which is often characterized by a thickening of the heart wall. HCM often goes undetected, especially in young people, until an athlete goes into cardiac arrest during extreme physical activity, said Dr. Loyda Rivera, a pediatric cardiologist at Mon­mouth Medical Center. “The problem is that it could be the first sign and the last sign.”There are other conditions to be on the lookout for, such as congenital abnormalities of the coronary arteries or Marfan syndrome, which affects the heart’s connective tissue, Rivera said.Be aware of symptoms, she advised, such as shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, especially after little or no exertion; chest pain or discomfort; palpitations; dizziness, fainting, seizures or convulsions.A panel of experts, assembled at RBR Tuesday night, advised everyone – not just athletes – that they should always drink fluids even prior to exercise.Concussions happen even with appropriate equipment, said Dr. John Shumko, program medical director. He noted that about 1.7 million people in the U.S. each year seek medical attention for traumatic brain injuries, resulting in 52,000 deaths annually.The important thing for those who have suffered a concussion it to receive proper attention and heal sufficiently before returning to sports or other activities. In most cases, that could take between 10 days and a month, Shumko said.The danger is that the patient will suffer a second impact, which has a high fatality rate, especially among young athletes.“Death can occur in a few minutes,” Shumko said.“What we’re talking about, cardiac issues, concussions, you can’t put a Band-Aid on it,” said Joetta Clark Diggs, a four-time Olympic long-distance runner who is the program spokeswoman.“It’s important to be as aware as possible to avoid disasters,” said Gene Horowitz of Red Bank, who was there with his son, Josh, who will be entering high school next month and plans to play soccer.Horowitz already has taken his son to see a doctor in preparation for school and sports. His son acknowledged that more kids are taking these discussions seriously, particularly after the deaths of Martin and Farrow. “They’re more aware and taking care of themselves,” he said.“I’m impressed RBR did this,” said Barb Kirkpatrick of Shrewsbury.Kirkpatrick’s daughter, Erin, suffered a concussion last November that prevented her from attending school full time for the remainder of the school year. “She’s still recovering,” Kirkpatrick said.“It’s good they’re doing this,” Erin said.Noble added: “This is going to help a lot of kids and give peace of mind to a lot of parents.” By John BurtonSchool joins Barnabas Health to prevent cardiac, concussion problemslast_img read more

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Montoya shuts out Otters

first_imgSenior right-hander Tom Montoya threw a four-hitter and senior outfielder Brad Croxton knocked in four runs as Cal State San Bernardino cruised past Cal State Monterey Bay 6-0 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association opener Friday at Arrowhead Credit Union Park. Montoya struck out four and walked one, facing just 32 batters. Croxton had two hits to spark the offense. John Leonard was 3-for-4 with a double and five RBI and Kevin Falls was 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Broncos past visiting Saint Martin’s 17-4 in a nonconference game. Ryan Screnar (2-1) allowed two earned runs in five innings to pick up the win for the Broncos (4-3), who also got three hits, three runs and two stolen bases from A.J. Cavaletto. Saint Martin’s dropped to 1-6. UCR BASEBALL Junior James Simmons struck out 15 and allowed just four hits as the Highlanders (6-2) blanked San Francisco 3-0. That strikeout total for the Norco native tied the school record set by Chris Smith against UC Irvine in 2005. REDLANDS BASEBALL The teams will play a doubleheader, beginning at 11 a.m. today. CAL POLY BASEBALL center_img The Bulldogs suffered a 12-2 loss to George Fox University in their second game of the Desert Classic in Arizona. Kyle Gardner and Kyle Rizzo had two hits each for Redlands (1-1) and Evan Dunn pitched well in relief of starter Patrick Whelan (0-1). REDLANDS WOMEN’S TENNIS Paige Sumida was victorious at No. 1 singles and teamed with Whitney Waters at No. 1 doubles to boost the Bulldogs (1-1) past Occidental 7-2. Other singles winners were Kaleena Wakamatsu, Katie Bell, Sutton Anderson and Jennifer Even. REDLANDS MEN’S TENNIS The Bulldogs won five of six singles matches, led by No. 1 Eric Wagar, as Redlands downed Occidental 8-1 in SCIAC play. No. 2 Aron Daye came back from a one-set deficit in winning his match. MT. SAC SOFTBALL Kadie Baldwin and Mandy Pongs each went 3-for-3 as the Mounties (8-2) routed Ventura 9-0. Pongs delivered two triples and a home run in support of winning pitcher Desiree Biolley (2-0). RCC BASEBALL Rene Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and and RBI, but the Tigers lost 6-4 to Sacramento City College. RCC (8-4) gave up four runs in the top of the ninth and could not recover. UCR SOFTBALL Danira Iolamo was 4-for-4 with two runs and four RBI to lead the Highlanders to a 12-2 win over Idaho State at the Arizona State Tournament. UCR then followed with a 9-1 loss to Iowa. Tiana Towns homered to drive in the Highlanders’ lone run of the game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Al-Qaida group claims killing 18 in rape retaliation

first_imgBAGHDAD, Iraq – An al-Qaida-affiliated group said Saturday it killed 18 kidnapped government security forces in retaliation for the alleged rape of a Sunni woman by members of the Shiite-dominated police, posting an online video of the officers being shot in the back of their heads while kneeling in a field. The authenticity of the three-minute video, posted on a Web site previously used by the Islamic State of Iraq, could not be immediately verified. The group also said it had killed 14 policemen, whose bodies were found Friday in the northeast province of Diyala, in retaliation for the alleged rape. Some of the victims were decapitated, according to an Associated Press photographer. Meanwhile, gunmen rounded up two Sunni families that had received death threats for joining U.S.-organized talks with local Shiites, hauling away the men and boys and killing all six Saturday as suspected insurgents expanded a campaign of fear against opponents. U.S. forces also reported airstrikes and raids on what it called Sunni militant bases linked to al-Qaida in Iraq. A recent wave of Sunni reprisals appears linked to increasingly high-profile attempts to stir popular momentum against Sunni extremists trying to drive out the Shiite-led government and its American backers. Among those targeted include a range of Sunnis raising their voices against violence: imams, clan-based vigilantes and activists trying to bridge deep rifts with majority Shiites. The execution video released Saturday first depicts the 18 men, some in Iraqi military uniforms, blindfolded, hands tied behind their backs and lined up in three rows before a screen. The men in the front row are kneeling. Armed masked men were seen pointing machine guns at the captives. Two masked militants, with checkered scarves on their heads, then fire from handguns at close range into the backs of the men’s heads, while a third militant carries a black banner ahead of them. As they are shot, the victims fall, head forward to the ground. The shooting is accompanied by chants of “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is the Greatest.” Male voices chant repeatedly in Arabic during the video: “At your service, sister” – a likely reference to the revenge for the allegedly raped Sunni woman. Another male voice is heard reading from the Islamic State of Iraq’s statement posted on the same Web site Friday, saying the group’s court had ordered the 18 security troops executed because Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government had failed to meet the group’s demands to hand over the officers who allegedly assaulted the Sunni woman in Baghdad last month, and to release all Sunni women detainees from Iraqi prisons. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bickford fire lookout in Chetwynd undergoes restoration

first_imgThere are still plans for additional work early next year, including installing laminate flooring and painting the lower level walls and ceiling. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations chose this lookout for restoration last year, due to its “location, accessibility, community use and partnership interest.” “The restoration of the Bickford fire lookout will bring added tourism and recreation opportunities to the region,” says Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier. “Local businesses will also benefit from added revenue as visitors and tourists come into to town to eat, sleep and shop.” – Advertisement -The site will be maintained by Recreation Sites and Trails B.C., who contributed $10,000 to the project. Glenmore Coal Mining matched that contribution, and the Chetwynd Outdoors Society and Buffalo Aerial Helicopter Services also assisted in the restoration. The Bickford lookout is one of 320 fire lookout locations in B.C., of which 20 are considered active and required by the Wildfire Management Branch.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Thomas’ clutch jumper leads Clippers by Kings

first_imgFrom news services Tim Thomas hit a tiebreaking 16-foot jumper with 12.9 seconds left to help the Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings, 92-90, Wednesday night in an exhibition game at Staples Center. Thomas was back in the lineup after missing two games because of a family emergency in New Jersey, but Corey Maggette sat this one out due to a bruised tailbone and Aaron Williams was sidelined by a right calf strain. Chris Kaman led the Clippers with 19 points and nine rebounds. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Mike Bibby had 28 points for the Kings, but committed a costly turnover with less than a minute to play. Heat deal Walker Antoine Walker’s turbulent time with the Miami Heat is over. Miami traded the three-time All-Star forward to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a five-player deal that came one day after Miami completed a winless preseason. Walker, backup center Michael Doleac, oft-injured forward Wayne Simien and a conditional first-round draft pick were sent to Minnesota for former Miami swingman Ricky Davis and center Mark Blount. The deal gives Miami the third scoring option it wanted in Davis. The Heat will try to fit him in alongside Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade – who’ll miss a few more weeks while recovering from knee and shoulder surgeries. Walker helped the Heat win the 2006 NBA title but his weight bothered Coach Pat Riley. Around the league Mavericks: Forward Josh Howard is out with a sprained left wrist and will be re-evaluated next week. Howard will miss the first two games of the regular season anyway because of his suspension for an altercation with Sacramento center Brad Miller. Pistons: Rookie Rodney Stuckey broke his left hand in the Pistons’ game with Washington. Nets: New Jersey waived guard Mateen Cleaves.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Exciting times at Scally/McDaid Medical Practice

first_imgTEAMWORK, embracing new diagnostic procedures, providing the best possible clinical care, whilst always retaining a rich legacy for providing professional and compassionate support to patients and their families.These are enumerate traits that have been the hallmark of the Scally-McDaid Medical Practice in Letterkenny since its inception in 1957.The practice is one of the best known and respected in Donegal and has developed from humble beginnings at High Road, to a thriving state-of-the-art medical clinic in the heart of the county’s busiest urban-gateway centre. As part of continuing developments the busy practice has just added a third doctor, Dr Ciaran Roarty, and in the last weeks has taken on a second nurse.A new Ante-Natal Ultra Sound Scanning Service is being provided as the ‘team’ roll out a range of new developments. From this week patients, service users, clients and suppliers should note the new telephone number for the practice is (074-91-64111).The Scally practice has provided care to generations of families in the Letterkenny and north Donegal area since the early ‘50’s.The facilities at Scally/McDaid Medical Practice.It was set up by husband and wife duo, the late Dr. Paddy Scally and Dr. Maureen Bonar Scally 60- years ago. They operated a surgery at High Road before moving to Castle Street and in recent years to the highly impressive Scally Practice at Justice Walsh Road.The practice has a rich legacy for professional and compassionate care/support to patients and their families through the dedicated team of Dr. Dara Scally and Dr. James McDaid, a former government minister.Dr. McDaid is a founder of the Donegal Hospice and has played a pivotal role in its development since 1989.At a purpose built building in restful grounds at Knocknamona a multi disciplinary team of professionals support the medical and nursing staff in palliative care to the residents of its six bedrooms and two apartments.Dr. Dara Scally, is a daughter of the founding partners and is widely respected in the medical field as an astute, experienced professional clinician with a warm friendly manner. “Dr Dara is a great family doctor. She is thoroughly professional and has a sharp clinical intellect and with her strong family background in medical practice is able to draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge to help patients and their families,” one patient said this week.“As a GP she is caring, understanding and compassionate but leaves no stone unturned to ensure patients get the best possible help and care,”Dr. Ciaran Roarty also recently joined the staff. A native of Manorcunningham he specialises in Paediatrics, Obstetrics Ultra Sound and Chronic Disease Management, i.e Type 2 Diabetes and COPD etc.He is a graduate of NUI Galway and trained in Galway and Sligo University Hospitals and has worked in recent years at Letterkenny University Hospital and a number of general practices’ in Donegal. Patients of the Scally-McDaid Medical Practice can always rest assured the ‘team’ is always on hand to care for them in the time of need.There is a saying ‘good doctors treat illness; great doctors treat patients’ and it couldn’t be more apt in the case of this excellent medical practice.Patients are asked to note you can contact us via one of the following options 074-91-64111 directly or 074-91-21955 and press ‘1.The practice is accepting new patients as the town of Letterkenny continues to expand. Appointments for minor surgery with Dr. McDaid can now also be booked by calling 074-91-64111.Appointments are available on Tuesday evenings until 7pm.Exciting times at Scally/McDaid Medical Practice was last modified: March 27th, 2017 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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