GCC takes first innings points from GDF

first_imgThe Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) clinched first innings honours from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and ended day one of their Noble House Seafoods, second-division, two-day contest firmly in command on 145-3.  They are ahead by 54 runs. The day’s proceedings saw GDF winning the toss and electing to bat. They were then bundled out for 91 with Damion Ross top-scoring with 35. Left-arm spinner Stephon Wilson ended as the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-28 as Carlos LaRose (2-16) and Darius Andrews (2-3) supported.GCC in their first innings response, ended day one on 145 – 3 with a first-innings advantage. West Indies youth batsman Mavendra Dindyal flowed well during his knock of 72 while Thaddeus Lovell made 37. Play begins at 10:30hrs today.last_img read more

Eurobet Italia boosts retail sports content with Perform Group streaming partnership

first_img CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Gala Coral European betting subsidiary Eurobet has partnered with sports media rights distributor Perform Group (Perform), integrating its new live streaming product within its 200 Retail betting points in Italy.Partnering with Perform, Eurobet Italian properties will gain better flexibility and scheduling of sports content to engage its retail customer base.Perform content services will provide access to 16,500 video matches, including La Liga and WTA Premier, and 100,000 match visualisations per year, incorporating live on-screen match action tracking. The service is available for major sporting competitions, such as the English Premier League.Further sports content will include; tennis, basketball, ice hockey and cricket, with its broadcast available in multiple languages.The streaming partnership will further be supported by Perform sports data and insight divisions’ Watch&Bet and RunningBall.Eurobet  governance stated that it was pleased to upgrade its retail sports content to a ‘comprehensive package’ supported by Perform Group, Carlo di Maio, EUROBET’s Sportsbook Director, commented on the partnership.“We are very pleased to have introduced the Eurobet Sports Channel to our Retail. Customers can now – in-shop – watch and bet live on major competitions not covered by standard TV channels”. Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020last_img read more

Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

first_imgRICHMOND, Va. | Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.The report written by the staff of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, California Rep. Henry Waxman and others highlights several issues including the lack of age restrictions and no uniform warning labels for the battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution and create vapor that’s inhaled.While the Food and Drug Administration plans to set marketing and product regulations for electronic cigarettes in the near future, for now, almost anything goes. A 2009 law gave the FDA the power to regulate a number of aspects of tobacco marketing and manufacturing, though it cannot ban nicotine or cigarettes outright. The agency first said it planned to assert authority over e-cigarettes in 2011 but hasn’t yet. The proposed FDA regulation was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review in October.“I can’t understand why the FDA is taking this long,” Durbin said in an interview with The Associated Press. “It is clear that the longer they wait, the more young people will be addicted.”The report follows an investigation launched by the congressional delegation in September into the practices of nine e-cigarette makers. The staffs surveyed the companies for information on their marketing practices, steps taken to restrict sales to minors, types of warning labels and touting claims of health benefits or reduced exposure to potentially harmful or addictive substances.Among the findings, the report says six of the companies surveyed spent more than $59 million on advertising and promotion of their e-cigarettes in 2013. Several of the companies reported that their marketing spending more than doubled between 2012 and 2013, and two of the companies’ marketing expenses increased more than 300 percent during that time. Sales of e-cigarettes, which are sold under more than 200 brand names, are estimated to have reached nearly $2 billion in 2013.Durbin said that if the agency “accepts responsibility for this product as they have for tobacco,” it can start establishing standards for sales and marketing.“If they fail to do that, I’m afraid it’s going to continue reach into the ranks of our children,” he said.Harkin, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, echoed those concerns in a statement, urging regulators to stop marketing practices that already are illegal for traditional tobacco products.Michael Felberbaum can be reached at https://www.twitter.com/MLFelberbaum.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more