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PREMIUMMass-scale farming on peatland detrimental to environment, experts warn

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widiodo has recently ordered state-owned companies (BUMN) to make swathes of peatland in Kalimantan available for rice fields to anticipate possible food shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.The government has yet to work out the details, but the Agriculture Ministry is considering making available 600,000 hectares of peatland in Central Kalimantan to produce buffer stocks.Another 300,000 ha plot of peatland has been set aside for the project in the province, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartanto said.But the plan has met with doubt from experts and farmers, who said past experience had shown that such a mass-scale project was detrimental to the environment and only small-scale farming on peatland was viable.Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) researcher Dwi Andreas Santosa noted a project to turn 1 million ha of peatland … Linkedin Forgot Password ? peatland #Peatland farming #environment environment Kalimantan #CentralKalimantan Facebook Google Topics : Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Bowen property market takes big hit after Cyclone Debbie

first_imgMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Electrcity and emergency services begin to repair damage.“At the time of the cyclone we had five properties under contract — three in Bowen and two in Collinsville,” Ms Moss said.“Luckily, all five properties are OK so hopefully they will go ahead as they were meant to settle that day but it’s been all drawn out.“We find that many buyers are very nervous, stressed and hesitant to buy, but at the same time there are southern investors who realise that now is a good time to buy.“Since the cyclone, we’ve had numerous calls from buyers in Brisbane and Toowoomba looking to buy up and making multiple offers on properties.” BOWEN’S property market could take years to recover with over 50 per cent of homes damaged, including current listings and rental properties. Properties damaged during the cyclone have been pulled off the market to allow owners to file insurance claims while those that survived last week’s force of nature have been turned into temporary crisis accommodation.Century 21 principal Kylie Moss said staff were working around the clock to assist vendors and tenants hit hard by the recent crisis. A car was crushed under a carport at the Bowen Neighbourhood Centre during Cyclone Debbie.“It’s been really difficult to get any of these properties fixed as assessors are only dealing with major claims. Those are the properties that left people without a home or where roofs lifted off the homes,” she said.“The damage for most of our properties varies between $2000 and $3000 to around $4 million, which are the homes that got totally wiped out.”But it’s not all bad news, with five properties expected to settle this month and agents fielding a constant stream of phone calls from southern investors looking to snatch up bargain properties. center_img Houses throughout Bowen were stripped of their roofs by Cyclone DebbieMs Moss, who like many others lost her home to Cyclone Debbie, said she and her staff had to overcome much adversity over the past week.“For five days following the cyclone, we had no power, no water, no aircon and switchboard and the only way to communicate with clients was by mobile phone, which had to be recharged in our own cars,” she said.“That was until the phone network went down, which left us in the lurch for a while.“29 George St in Collinsville was one of our worst-hit rentals and tenants had to be relocated as the entire house collapsed.“Now, a week later, we still can’t see a silver lining. We’re desperate for rentals as we had to relocate many of our tenants as a result of the crisis.”last_img read more

Cardiff Devils make it three wins in a row with victory in Belfast

first_imgCardiff Devils claimed their third straight win to stay top of the Elite League table following a 5-3 victory over Belfast Giants. Ryan Russell, Carl Hudson, Joey Martin, Chris Culligan and Guillaume Doucet claimed a goal apiece for the Devils with Chris Higgins on target with a second-period double and a further strike from Mike Wilson in response for the Giants. Sheffield Steelers remain two points behind in second after they edged a 5-4 win over Nottingham Panthers, while – a point further back – Braehead Clan recorded their fifth straight win as they shutout Coventry Blaze 3-0. Press Associationcenter_img Mathew Sisca scored a hat-trick and five points, while Matt Paton found the net twice and added two assists in Manchester Storm’s 7-6 win over Edinburgh Capitals that saw them leapfrog the Scottish side at the foot of the table. Trevor Gerling scored a hat-trick of his own for the Capitals in a losing cause, while Dundee Stars were too strong for Fife Flyers, claiming a 5-3 win. last_img read more

17 Schools to Jostle for Honours at 3rd Howzat Lagos Junior…

first_imgThe third edition of the Howzat Lagos Junior T20 Cricket Tournament will kick off on Monday, January 14 through the 26th of February.In a press statement made available to THISDAY by the Tournament Coordinator, Onome Oghenekevwe, the tournament which is sponsored by Alhaji Femi Okunnu will feature about 17 schools in both the male and female categories.As part of efforts at ensuring for adequate preparation and a hitch-free tournament, a meeting has been scheduled for January 7, with games masters or representatives of the participating schools and to draw up fixtures for the tournament. The venue of the meeting is slated for Howzat Foundation for Cricket,13, Jubril Martin Street, Lawanson, Surulere, at 12 noon.About 10 male and seven female teams have indicated their interests in participating in this year’s tournament.The participating schools are Ansar-ud-deen College, Isolo, Ansar-ud-deen Gramma school, Surulere, Adebola Baptist High School, Surulere, CMS Grammar School, Bariga and Obele Community High School, Surulere.Others include Onitolo Community High School, Surulere, Igbobi College, Yaba, King’s College, Lagos and St. Gregorys’ College, Ikoyi.In the girls’ category, the participating schools are, Adebola Baptist High School, Surulere, Ansar-ud-deen College, Isolo, Ansar-ud-deen Girls’ High School, Itire, Ideal Girls’ High School, Surulere, Obele Community High School, Surulere, Onitolo Community High School, Surulere and Surulere Girls’ Secondary School, Surulere.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Jung Money: Baseball may not be back on track yet

first_imgOllie Jung | Daily TrojanAll eyes were on Cromwell Field on Wednesday as Sam Darnold showed off in the rain to make his case to be the top overall pick at the NFL draft next month. The now-former Trojan superstar impressed in front of all 32 teams while the NFL Network broadcasted his Pro Day around the country.Unfortunately for Trojan fans, Darnold’s contributions to USC are now limited to being an ambassador at the next level. He can no longer add to the trophy cabinet in Heritage Hall, and he’s done scrambling around the Coliseum — at least on Saturdays. But there are plenty of other squads to root for on campus, from the third-ranked women’s water polo team to the men’s golf program and Justin Suh: the nation’s top collegiate player.One of the best shows on campus plays just down the road from where Darnold held his workout. A few nights before cameras gathered all over Cromwell, the baseball team took down Utah 5-2 at Dedeaux Field to earn a series victory to open Pac-12 play. History was made during the opener on Thursday, when the Trojans no-hit the Utes behind 7-2/3 wicked frames from freshman Kyle Hurt, who was pitching just his fourth career game.USC isn’t ranked, nor is its 11-6 record threatening to break into the national conversation, but the roster is certainly a lot of fun to watch. Head coach Dan Hubbs’ side dropped an 8-7 thriller against UC Irvine on Tuesday night after staging two separate rallies to fight back from deficits of 4-0 and 7-5. The Trojans beat No. 11 UCLA in Dodger Stadium two weeks ago and have played to a strong 8-3 record at home so far this spring. Their only dropped series to date was a trip to Arkansas against the fifth-ranked Razorbacks (the Trojans gave up two runs in the final frame to lose the rubber game 7-6). Other than the team’s visit to Irvine this week, USC’s only one-off defeat came versus No. 8 TCU.It’s impressive stuff for a program that was picked to finish third-from-bottom in the Pac-12 in the preseason media poll. With a roster featuring a mix of steady veterans and inexperienced energy, could this year’s Trojans stage a surprise postseason chase for the first time since 2015? As young prospects like Hurt begin to carve out their legacies, can seasoned players like junior Lars Nootbaar and Brad Wegman cement theirs with a run at the College World Series?Hopeful as fans may be, it is still far too early to even dream of what lies beyond the next two months — or even two series. I made the mistake of buying in too early last season, when I penned a column at a similar point during the 2017 campaign. USC was 15-8, with two series wins to begin the conference schedule after being picked to finish second-to-last in the Pac-12. It was an eerily familiar start: a strong home record coupled with a marquee win over the Bruins in Chavez Ravine.“It seemed like the Trojans were back on the road to a championship before last season’s stumble,” I wrote. “Perhaps this year’s underdog side is about to get things on track again, no matter what the experts may predict.”Turns out, the experts were spot-on. The Trojans imploded over the final two-thirds of the season, stumbling to a 6-26 record the rest of the way and finishing tied for last in the conference. After compiling a 27-27 record in 2016, USC dropped to 21-34 in 2017, lowlighted by a rough 6-20 mark away from home.So, as excited as I am for the Trojans’ potential this spring, I will not jinx them again. Being honest, it seems pretty obvious what awaits them in their next series: a three-game set on the road against No. 3 Stanford. It’s hard to imagine USC will pose much of a challenge to the high-flying Cardinal, who boast a 14-2 record (10-1 at home).And once the Trojans return from the Bay Area, their schedule quickly becomes unforgiving. Just look at this stretch beginning in mid-April: a home series against a traditionally strong Arizona program (picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12), then a crosstown visit to UCLA followed by back-to-back unenviable trips to Eugene, Ore. and Pullman, Wash., and finally, a home date versus defending conference champion Oregon State — who totaled six losses over the entirety of last season for a 56-6 record.With such towering roadblocks standing in USC’s way, I fully expect Hubbs’ squad to watch the postseason from home. No matter how precocious the team may be, the strength of the Pac-12 as a whole appears too high to expect the Trojans to punch above their weight over the course of a full campaign.Then again, they did nearly steal a series away from the fifth-ranked program in the country just a few weeks ago — all the way in Fayetteville, Ark., no less. Let’s see if USC can make a statement and go one better this weekend.last_img read more

German Bundesliga: Cologne Remain Winless After Stuttgart Defeat

first_imgUEFA Europa League (UEL) campaigners FC Cologne took their winless start to the new Bundesliga season to eight games following their 2-1 defeat at newly promoted Vfb Stuttgart on Friday night.Greek player Anastasios Donis gave the home team the lead seven minutes from halftime and not until the 77th minute did Cologne finally level matters through Dominique Heintz after much pressure. Their consistent frailties this season however came to the fore again on the stroke of fulltime as Congolese international Chadrac Akolo scored to snatch victory for Stuttgart.FC Cologne stay rooted to the bottom of the table with the defeat and are six points adrift of safety with just 1 point from 8 games. The win takes the hosts further away from the relegation zone to 10th position with 10 points.RelatedBundesliga Review: Bayern Extend Lead To 20 Points With Big Win Over FreiburgMarch 5, 2018In “Europe”Bundesliga Review (Final Matchday): Hamburg Suffer Relegation As Bayern, Dortmund Are StunnedMay 13, 2018In “Europe”Bundesliga Review: Bayern Dent Frankfurt UCL Hopes As Cologne Suffer RelegationApril 29, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Matt Buff: Frosmo – Personalisation is the tool to balance complex marketing conditions

first_img Equiom’s Peter Greenhill: ‘a very different player experience required in Asia’ March 11, 2016 Submit Share Related Articles Final Call…RSVP your place for the Manila Social @ Salon de Ning 18 March! March 17, 2016 North America to receive relaunched New Zealand racing product January 26, 2018 Share StumbleUpon Matt Buff – FrosmoAdjusting to increased regulatory demands, how should betting incumbents balance the delicate relationship between personalised engagements and their customer compliance duties?Acknowledging tougher conditions, Matt Buff, igaming Digital Growth lead for Frosmo, tells SBC that effective personalisation is still an operator’s best tool for making informed operational decisions._____________________SBC: Hi Matt, Can you explain Frosmo’s personalisation software to our readers, and how it has helped betting operators adjust to present market demands and challenges? MB: Frosmo offers a SaaS software that helps Betting and Casino operators #1 convert more visitors into first time depositing players as well as #2 increase the player engagement and retention. By using Frosmo, operators can improve their net gaming revenues and player lifetime value which leads to a positive operating margin impact.Frosmo’s Personalisation Software allows the operator to do this by enabling a highly granular segmentation of visitors and giving the opportunity to interact with each person in a personalized manner – this could be through timely situational prompts,  callouts or AI-based game suggestions and more.With the ever-increasing competition, and increased regulation governing advertising, getting the best possible first-time depositor- yield from acquisition investments as well as monetising the base of players couldn’t be more relevant for the operators today.SBC: From Frosmo’s perspective, what makes engaging with an online betting customer such a unique challenge?MB: The underlying challenge for the operators is that the games are similar across the field. The competition is fierce which creates short lifetime players. There are also a lot of basics that a competitive operator needs to get right – the service needs to initially build a level of trust with a (prospective) player. The conditions, payment options and offering of markets and games need to be attractive. Building distinct brands and great functionality are the basis for great player experience. To be a winning brand the customer experience and engagement need to be at the core of the service.What seems to make applying personalization to drive engagement a challenge in iGaming is the fact that the operators are facing a constant race to match and beat the competition on the basics – integrating more games and markets, keeping up with payment providers as well as regulatory compliance.In Frosmo’s experience driving improvement in the engagement of iGaming customers can be done very much in the same ways as we do it in online retail or travel industries.As a result, the 1:1 personalization of the service hasn’t yet reached the top of the priority list for a lot of operators – in our conversations with both B2B and B2C companies it has been obvious that there is awareness about the potential gains, but many of the companies just haven’t gotten around to acting on it yet – or they haven’t been aware of the capabilities that can be sourced quickly and easily – such as Frosmo.SBC: 2019 has been a year of fundamental change for industry marketing. What role does personalisation have in improving industry marketing practices and standards?  MB: For a lot of the operators, the customer acquisition cost today is on a level where even reaching breakeven can be challenging. We see that personalizing the player journey from the very beginning – i.e. when the person first hits the site to the first deposit and the first game played is crucial to improve the marketing yield. The journey should be differentiated based on the subtle cues that we get from the player – e.g. where he comes from when he arrives, what actions he takes first.Secondly, as pretty much in all online services the service itself needs to become the sales channel. What we mean with this is that the service needs to market it’s content to each player all the time – and we know that this should be done in as relevant a way as possible – based on everything we know about the person.Thirdly, with a technology like Frosmo we are learning about the behavioural patterns of the players constantly – and with AI and Machine Learning we are able to apply that intelligence in real-time to present timely and relevant proposals to the customers. This could be about predicting churn, identifying VIPs or what games could be interesting for an individual.Personalisation is a lot like great customer service, ultimately it is helping the player find relevant games, reassuring about the right decision, teach and show something new to try and get the reward tailored to the player after accomplishing the desired action.SBC: In 2019, betting incumbents have found it hard to meet their ‘scale demands’ to engage with audiences in live environments. How does Frosmo build effective personalisation components to help operators overcome these challenges? MB: From an engagement point of view, everything starts from the segmentation. Profile players based on their game preferences and identifying automatically the look-alikes. Based on segments operators can show relevant content to help the players through the desired action as smooth as possible. Operators can design the whole player’s journey using different triggers to show the next content, for example, cross-sell between sportsbook and casino efficiently. Customer insights can be leveraged also for reactivation through eg. email or retargeted advertising.In terms of technical scalability and resilience, Frosmo has been pioneering the personalization space for about a decade now. We have had the good fortune to work with some of the leading brands which have helped us to evolve our technology not only in functionality but also in resilience and scalability points of view.Personalization is really about mass customization in scale and in order for this to work, we have had to build distributed cloud-based delivery mechanisms as well as to spend countless hours in optimizing our software architecture and code. As a result, we are today at a point where we are serving personalized experiences with our technology over 1.5 billion times each day. Some of our clients generate more than 40M€/day on peak events that we personalize.We have a great customer case to demonstrate the scalability, the Kentucky Derby is the most anticipated and most-visited horse race and is the absolute peak day on the TwinSpires website. With Frosmo they are all able to make it as easy as possible for the hundreds of thousands of visitors to place the bets of their favourite horses at exactly the right time.SBC: Beyond marketing, how can the personalisation be used to help operators make better-informed decisions throughout their operational value chain? MB: One of the themes that we in Frosmo discuss constantly with our customers is data-driven user experience development. The concept as such is not new, but the ways in which we are able to leverage the data about behavioural patterns and preferences are exciting.Firstly the technology offers the inherent capability to experiment with different variations of interaction with the player – to find the best alternatives. And when you start to break this down to different player segments, not just one-size-fits-all, we are starting to see tons of opportunities to engage with players in better ways. A simple example would be different gamification options or different bonuses – some people like them, for some they may be just a waste of page real estate. Knowing who will likely react to what helps make the service more relevant for them all – which always improves the experience.The other side of the customer journey optimization is using AI and Machine Learning to offload the task of manual analysis and service tailoring to the algorithms. And allowing the algorithms to drive the best next proposal for the player automatically – exactly based on his/her profile, preference and the learning that we’ve generated across the whole population of players.Personalization and experimentation give operators a huge advantage to know exactly who are their players and their preferences and base their long-term strategic decisions on designing the services on a combination of different data-points.SBC: Finally, what future digital trend or technology do you feel operators should be preparing for and how should effective personalisation help them overcome potential obstacles? MB: The mobile experience – we see a lot of operators building native apps for mobile users. While the native experience has some advantages, the downside is the additional development and maintenance overhead. The PWA (Progressive Web App) technology, as well as the advances with web front-end frameworks, has brought the usability of the HTML/JavaScript based front-ends to par with the native applications. The additional advantage from a personalization point of view is that the personalization can function totally seamlessly across channels.Finally what we see as key, (and this is also going on outside of iGaming in online services), is really looking at the service as a sales channel for marketing.Traffic acquisition costs are becoming unsustainably high – in betting everyone wants their share of the action on the game day. Improving engagement and loyalty would really seem to be the key area for the operator to focus on to avoid the revolving door of customer relationships. Frosmo’s personalization software can play a key role in this and the business case it represents is an interesting one – while increased player lifetime value will drive the top-line number the impact on the bottom line is even way larger.____________________Matt Buff – Digital Growth Consultant – Frosmo (Read Frosmo  10 conversion rate optimization and player engagement best practices in iGaming 2019 and beyond.)last_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Watkins Glen race

first_imgWhat channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen International, the Cup Series’ only visit to the road course in upstate New York this season and one of three road races on the schedule, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at Watkins Glen is 3 p.m. ET. The 3 p.m. ET start time is the sixth such start time for the Cup Series this season. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the fifth time this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC was slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.MORE: Watch the Watkins Glen race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen, which will consist of three stages (20 laps, 20 laps and 50 laps), is the 23rd race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (22nd when not counting the All-Star Race). There are 15 races left this season, and just five races left before the playoffs.Watkins Glen is the fastest road course NASCAR visits. The 2.45-mile track features seven unique corners, including a tough, sharp Turn 1 after a long straightaway crossing the start/finish line. With the playoffs fast approaching, pit strategy with stage points in mind will be a factor at Watkins Glen. “There are a lot of factors in strategy that affect a road course race and hope we can execute like we have been and get another win,” Kyle Busch said this week. “Certainly, the bonus points from that and trying to win the regular season championship could be a big deal in the playoffs.”Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Watkins Glen.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Watkins Glen raceRace: Go Bowling At The GlenDate: Sunday, Aug. 4Start time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCSNLive stream: fuboTVRadio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioSunday’s 90-lap race at Watkins Glen will be the fifth of 13 races this season to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.Q&A: Jimmie Johnson talks NASCAR’s future, midweek Cup races, moreAnother Cup Series race weekend, another event in which Busch will be considered a (if not the) favorite to win. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota arrives at Watkins Glen with the best driver rating at the track among those in the field. He has two career wins at this road course.As for Joey Logano, the driver who his holding off Busch at the top of the NASCAR Cup Series points standings, Watkins Glen has been an up-and-down track. Logano is also trying to break a recent streak of struggles, having finished in the top 10 in only three of the last six races. MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series scheduleAnother driver to watch at Watkins Glen is last year’s winner, Chase Elliott. The driver of the No. 9 Hencrick Motorsports Chevrolet is already locked into the playoffs, but he could use another good run at Watkins Glen for some momentum.Elliott last earned a top-five finish at Pocono in June; since then, he has had three DNFs (Sonoma, Daytona, Pocono). He led 400 laps in the opening 13 races but has led only nine laps since.last_img read more

LVR Grad Sean Denison still shining on European courts

first_imgThis season we’ve had quite a few and it’s been frustrating since now we’re fighting for sixth, seventh or eighth seed play off spot. I think if we had this current roster from preseason until now we would be in a much stronger position going into the home stretch of the season.We’re finally starting to gel and acquire a play style of our own and thankfully with these new players it’s oriented around fast break, which I love to play.TND: How’s the food? Do you like it? Had any Bratwurst lately?S.D.: I like the food here a lot. There’s more fried food than Turkey but the food is definitely closer to home in taste and flavors.The wurst is best over here. I especially like the Weisswurst, a Bavarian breakfast sausage they serve with sweet mustard. There are also lots of good cheeses over here that we’re going to miss when we return home. TND: You had a tryout with the San Antonio Spurs during the summer in Vegas. How did the tryout go? Will you give it another go this summer or are you resigned to keep playing across the big pond?S.D.: The tryout with the Spurs was a great experience and it’s something I’d definitely do again given the chance. Playing in the summer league was a good way to gauge how well I compare with the up and coming athletes in the NBA and made me realize what I need to work on to get to that level.The Spurs’ program fits well with my play style as well as our team was focused on defence, fast break and team basketball and it was something we really bought in to and it showed as I think we won every game by a considerable margin. Simply put it was just good basketball played at a high level and it was something I thoroughly enjoyed. TND: Eisbaeren Bremerhaven is in the middle of the pack. Is the team ready for one last push for playoffs? S.D.:  The top eight teams play off (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7 etc) and we’re making a push for the sixth spot.Right now we’re in seventh and if we play well in these last few games I think we have a good chance of making sixth. We’re two games behind the sixth place team, a derby team in a nearby city and we play them at their place so it will be a really big game, I’m excited for it. TND: This is the 10-year anniversary of the LVR Jr’s going 38-0 to win the B.C. Jr. Boys title in Nanaimo. Do you have any memories from that season?S.D.: I think of that season all the time. When I’m swapping stories with other players about previous teams or coaches I always tell them about that season. I tell them that my favorite coach of all time . . . who got us every game ready to run through walls for him.He was, and still is, a very motivational person and that team had such a high level of confidence we knew we were going to win every game we played.To me, the most important thing in basketball (or any sport) is confidence and he inspired us to play together and for each other and we were ready to leave it all on the court every time we played.Combined with the fact we had a great group of talented players who played together any chance we got outside of practice and very supportive parents who did all they could to make sure we were successful, that year was definitely special. It’s been a long time since Sean Denison skateboarded down the hallways of Trafalgar Junior and L.V. Rogers High Schools.The year was 1999 when Denison, 25, led a young, wet-behind-the-ears group of hoopsters to the B.C. Juvenile Basketball Championship in Richmond.Coach Lorne Wuori & Company made it look easy, throttling W.J. Mouat of Abbotsford by a wide 20-plus point margin.That’s right a team from the Kootenay schooling those Lower Mainlanders for the provincial title.In 2000 Denison, Phelan, Red, Pepp, Blair and Marty, under the guidance of skipper Blair D’Andrea did the unthinkable, going 38-0 . . . that’s right undefeated to win the B.C. Junior Boy’s High School Basketball Championship.Once again the victory in the final was by a wide margin.After high school, where LVR Bombers enjoyed its best finish at the AAA boy’s basketball tournament — a fourth-place showing — the son of Joy Butula and John Denison earned a full-ride scholarship to Santa Clara when he spent four solid seasons playing NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball with the Broncos.And there was also a few stops playing internationally with Canadian National Junior Men’s Teams.Now, after a few seasons playing professional basketball in Turkey, Denison, wife Trisha and son Wyatt are now in Germany chowing down a few bratwurst playing in the Bundesliga with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven basketball team.Eisbaeren Bremerhaven is located in Bremer, a city of more than 540,000 people located 330 kilometers north of Frankfurt and 94 km south of Hamburg.The 6’11”, 245-pound power forward is averaging eight points and four rebounds in 30 games for the 17-14 squad, now seventh in Bundesliga standings after four straight wins — one of those wins coming against Bayreuth where Denison checked in with a season-high 21 points and five rebounds.Recently The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr had a chance to check in with the LVR Bomber grad to see what life is like playing in Germany.The Nelson Daily: What’s it like playing in Germany (talk about individual play, points, playing time, any injuries . . . is German League a higher level than Turkey) in comparison to you two previous seasons in Turkey?Sean Denison: The German League is much different than the Turkish league.I was having a tough time early in the season because they let you play a lot more physical in the Turkish league, especially in the post. Lots of the tricks I learned to keep players off balance or out of the key I can’t do as aggressively as I could in Turkey and as a result I was getting into foul trouble early in games which was affecting my playing time.I think overall, the German league has better teams across the board (as a result of having 6+ Americans on each team) but Turkey has better top teams (much bigger budgets). TND: How’s the season going in Bremerhaven?S.D.: The season has been very up and down but we have been steadying and playing more consistently now that we have finally stopped trading players. This year our team has been plagued with injuries, especially on the point guard position.I think including preseason players we had on tryout, we have gone through seven point guards. It’s hard to play and gel as a team when the key player for keeping the team organized during the game is always changing and it showed throughout the season.Every season every team has one or two games where they say, “Oh man, we should have won that game” and typically those games come back to bite you.last_img read more

Ladinszky, the stateless person who did not win the 77 Cup, in the UCI

first_imgSymbol of the freedom of football in Eastern Europe, stateless fled beyond the Iron Curtain, Ladinszky escaped to join the Rot-Weiss Essen of the then Federal Republic of Germany for a few months and then play for the Dutch Feyenoord and Anderlecht, with whom he was top scorer in the Belgian League in 1974. By then, the Hungarian government had already He had withdrawn his nationality, thus making him stateless. In 1975 he was signed by Betis, with whom he played 59 games in which he scored 17 goals.In 1978 the club verdiblanco descended to Second Division and Ladinszky returned to Belgium, to Kortrijk. After several years in France (Valenciennes and Toulouse) and an adventure in Porto’s Amarante, he set up a restaurant in Brussels to return to Hungary in the mid-90s, several years after the fall of the communist regime. Former Hungarian Betis striker Attila Ladinszky, 70, is admitted to the ICU of the Janos hospital in Budapest with serious heart problems. This is not a coronavirus, according to the Magyar daily Nemzeti Sport. Landinsky played in Heliópolis for three seasons (1975-78) and was part of the squad that won the Copa del Rey in the Calderón final in 1977 against Athletic Bilbao. But neither Attila nor the Dutch Mühren, the other foreigner that Betis had then, they were able to play a single match in the KO tournament that campaign because foreigners would be banned until the following season.last_img read more