Shares in Canary Wharf owner up 18%

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Lady Trojans Win Against Lady Spartans In VB

first_imgEC traveled to Connersville tonight and won at both levels in straight sets.Varsity won with the scores of 25-16, 25-16, and 25-17.EC vs Connersville Varsity VB (10-14)We started slow, but got into a grove and played well the rest of the match. We tried some new things in preparation for sectionals. The girls did a great job at implementing new strategy tonight.Varsity is now 25-6 on the season and 12-1 in EIAC action.  Next up: Franklin County at home Thursday at 5. This will be our last regular season game of the year.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img

SBC bolsters content marketing team with Martyn Elliott appointment

first_img SBC (Sports Betting Community), the leading specialist sports betting events and media business, has moved to further strengthen its growing team with the appointment of Martyn Elliott to the newly-created role of Content Marketing Manager.Elliott brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the content industry, including writing for sports and news websites, managing editorial teams, and designing and implementing B2B content marketing strategies for international companies.Among the projects he will be working on for SBC is the new fortnightly Betting on Sports webinar series, which will see well-known experts provide in-depth insights into some of the new opportunities and key issues facing the industry.  The webinars will also act as a preview of the 13 tracks at the industry-leading Betting on Sports 2019 event in London, when 3,500 delegates will be treated to a 300-speaker line-up that includes illustrious industry experts like Jason Robins (DraftKings), Paris Smith (Pinnacle) and Sergey Portnov (Parimatch). Opening the webinar series on July 10 is Rare Breed – Betting on Politics, a discussion on how to price markets in what, after a series of poll-defying results over recent years, has become a highly unpredictable sector.The panel for the session comprises Sarbjit Bakhshi (Head of Politics, Smarkets), Matt Shaddick (Head of Ladbrokes Politics) and Steve Donoughue (Owner/CEO of Algreen, SBC’s Marketing Director, said: “We’re delighted to have Martyn on board to drive our marketing with additional creative, customer-focused content. The new Betting on Sports webinar series is a great example of  how we are developing our content offering, and there are plenty more new ideas to come.”Elliott added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining SBC, which is renowned for the quality of the content delivered at its events and through its media channels. The company has ambitious plans to further leverage its content offerings and I’m looking forward to being involved in some innovative projects to support them.” To register for the Rare Breed – Betting on Politics webinar (3:00pm GMT 10 July), click HERE. GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Rumored MLB 2020 season plan: Three reactions

first_img(In case you’re wondering, Spiegel reported that the Dodgers would have to play “road” games in this hypothetical Fall Classic in barely neutral Anaheim or San Diego if they were to make it.)The kneejerk reaction to a Chavez Ravine Series is to say, “Duh, can’t play in mid-November up north.” Yes, a Twins-Cubs or White Sox-Rockies Fall Classic would be dicey, but the majority of Eastern cities won’t be Arctic at that point. A better reason to go west would be that MLB wants to protect itself and its fans against a return of the coronavirus to colder climates.Since this is a breakdown of a hypothetical, let’s wrap this by saying MLB could, in theory, guard against the weather threat by playing a couple of Series games in the daytime. That’s one thing baseball got right in ’81 — when Games 4 and 5 were afternoon starts at . . . Dodger Stadium. MORE: MLB cancels Cubs-Cardinals series in LondonImplementation isn’t close because there’s still no telling whether there will be a season. The pandemic needs to subside first, and there’s no timetable for that.Still, there was enough information in Spiegel’s tweets to form three thoughts on the supposed proposal.A 100-game season can produce a legitimate playoff fieldLast season’s standings offer the guidance. Through last July 25, all MLB clubs had played at least 100 games. The teams in the 10 playoff spots at that point were the Yankees, Twins, Astros, Indians and A’s in the American League, and the Braves, Cubs, Dodgers, Nationals and Cardinals in the National League.Eight of those teams made the playoffs; the only changes were the Rays replacing the Indians in the AL and the Brewers replacing the Cubs in the NL. The NL Central and wild-card races were tight and the Cardinals moved from a wild-card berth to a division title, but the field remained 80 percent intact.  That’s evidence that, in a pinch, a truncated regular season can decide the best teams almost as well as a 162-game slate, which many fans and media consider to be too long.A split season should be avoidedThe tweets didn’t make mention of such a setup, but it would be wise for baseball to learn from what happened in 1981.That year, a midseason players strike wiped out slightly more than a third of the schedule. When play resumed in July, the prestrike standings were used to determine the “first-half” division winners and the poststrike standings determined the “second-half” division winners. That produced bad outcomes. The Reds and Cardinals had the two best overall winning percentages in the NL but neither team made the expanded playoffs because they finished second in both halves. The proto-Division Series pitted the Phillies against the Expos and the Dodgers against the Astros.MORE: 15 things we miss most about baseball, rankedIn the AL, the Royals got in with an overall losing record because they won the second-half West title. They faced the A’s in the West Division Series while the Yankees and Brewers met in the East.A 50-50 split this year would roughly match the ’81 breakdown. The current playoff format would help to prevent inequities like the ones suffered by Cincinnati and St. Louis, but there’s still a chance a team with the best overall record in its league would have to play in some type of wild-card game. A neutral-site World Series might not be necessarySpiegel’s tweeted report said the revised regular season would end Thursday, Oct. 15. If there are no changes to the playoff format (i.e., additional teams), then the World Series would wrap up around mid-November, or about two weeks later than usual. The report also said that moving the Series to LA is a way for MLB to compensate for the city losing an All-Star Game. MLB has been exploring ways to play as many games as possible in 2020 after losing a chunk of the season to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Extreme ideas have included a 140-game slate with lots of doubleheaders and playoffs extending into late autumn.A much more modest idea reached the rumor stage Wednesday. A source told Chicago sports radio host Matt Speigel that MLB is discussing a 100-game regular season that would begin July 1, include no All-Star Game and end with a November World Series at Dodger Stadium.last_img read more