Jakarta designates five more hospitals as COVID-19 referral centers

first_imgThe Jakarta administration has appointed five more hospitals in the capital city as referral centers for COVID-19 patients. They are Fatmawati Central General Hospital (RSU Fatmawati) in South Jakarta, Bhayangkara Police Hospital (RSU Bhayangkara) in South Jakarta, Mintoharjo Naval Hospital (RSAL Mintoharjo) in Central Jakarta, Cengkareng Regional General Hospital (RSUD Cengkareng) in West Jakarta and Pasar Minggu Regional General Hospital (RSUD Pasar Minggu) in South Jakarta.Previously, the city had appointed three hospitals in the capital city as hospitals for COVID-19 cases, namely Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Saroso) in North Jakarta, Persahabatan Central General Hospital (RSUP) in East Jakarta and Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital (RSPAD Gatot Soebroto) in Central Jakarta. With the five additional ones, the capital now has eight hospitals specializing in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 patients.Read also: ‘No need to panic’: Jokowi tells people to stay vigilant, avoid COVID-19 rumors “The Jakarta Health Agency has prepared eight referral hospitals for COVID-19 cases,” Ani Ruspitawati, head of health resources at the Jakarta Health Agency, said at City hall on Monday as reported by kompas.com.Ani said the eight hospitals had 125 beds in isolation rooms for COVID-19 patients.Up until now, she said, the COVID-19 health post of the Jakarta Health Agency had received 3,580 coronavirus reports from residents of the capital.Two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to six.“Case 5 is a 55-year-old man, who is part of the Jakarta cluster,” Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Directorate General secretary Achmad Yurianto said on Sunday, referring to a number of suspected and confirmed cases connected to a Japanese woman who tested positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia after visiting Jakarta in February.Read also: COVID-19: Jakarta’s port tightens measures on foreign ships, bars crews from disembarkingCase 6, Yurianto said, was a 36-year-old man who was among the Indonesian crew members of the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship that was docked in Yokohama, Japan. The man is in quarantine on Sebaru Island in Jakarta’s Thousand Islands regency, together with 68 other crew members. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Continue reading

Allianz Life Indonesia books strong premium growth in Q1

first_imgThroughout 2019, the company recorded a net premium income of Rp 12.47 trillion, a 49 percent year-on-year increase.“Allianz Life Indonesia had a tremendous year in 2019. It continues to outperform the market, supported by our multi-distribution channels,” said Joos.Allianz Life Indonesia chief financial officer Cui Cui reported that, throughout last year, the company saw a 33 percent yoy growth via its agency distribution channel, while sales through the bancassurance channel grew by 20.2 percent. That growth continued throughout this year’s first quarter, as the company booked 26 percent and 55 percent yoy growth in its agency and bancassurance channels, respectively.Read also: COVID-19 exposes flaws in Indonesia’s health insurance program“In terms of investment, we are always very prudent. We have a strong risk management culture,” Cui said during the press conference. The company’s total investment funds, known as assets under management (AUM), amounted to Rp 34.23 trillion in 2019, an 8 percent increase from Rp 31.73 trillion in 2018. Meanwhile, this year, its AUM fell by 8 percent to Rp 27.21 trillion from Rp 29.67 trillion in last year’s first quarter. Its total assets recorded a similar trend. In 2019, they grew by 9 percent to Rp 38.35 trillion from Rp 35.27 trillion. However, during this year’s first quarter, the asset value declined by 5 percent to Rp 32.25 trillion from Rp 33.88 trillion in the equivalent period of last year. The insurance claims and benefit payouts rose by 14 percent to Rp 7.84 trillion in 2019 from Rp 6.86 trillion in 2018. This year, they climbed by 4 percent to Rp 702.12 billion by the end of the first quarter, up from Rp 675.98 billion in 2019’s first quarter. Allianz Life Indonesia still managed to show ample creditworthiness based on its solvency ratio, a metric used to measure a company’s ability to pay its debt obligations. By the end of 2019, it stood at 340 percent. Meanwhile, by the end of 2020’s first quarter, it was at 327.63 percent, well above the mandatory minimum of 120 percent. Read also: Prudential led Indonesian market in 2019 with premium income of Rp 25 trillionThe company’s chief marketing officer, Karin Zulkarnaen, explained during the webinar that the Alliancz tried to maintain communication with its customers as part of its business strategy during the pandemic, including through online channels. Throughout 2019, 92 percent of policies were submitted electronically, while 15 to 20 percent of issuance policies were delivered within five minutes, down from policy issuance of seven to nine days prior. Aside from that, the share of e-policies had reached 46 percent. Today, customers were able to submit claims digitally. Karin added that, insurance and benefits expenses related to COVID-19 amounted to Rp 900 billion in the first three months of the year from total claims and benefit expenses of Rp 2.06 trillion.Topics : In the first quarter of this year, Allianz Life Indonesia’s net premium income amounted to Rp 3.37 trillion, a 42 percent jump from Rp 2.36 trillion during the same period last year. Net profit reached Rp 449.4 billion in the January-March period this year, a 98 percent surge from the same period last year.“Allianz sees there will be a shift to more health products and protection,” Joos said during the company’s livestreamed press conference on Tuesday. “Ultimately, in the medium to longer term, the need for protection will only increase because of this pandemic.”[RA::Allianz Indonesia expands digital services as more people stay home::https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/06/11/allianz-indonesia-expands-digital-services-as-more-people-stay-home.html]Joos noted that the growth of the company was fueled by its two main distribution channels: agency and bancassurance. Allianz Life Indonesia partners with Maybank in delivering life and health insurance products to consumers. Insurance provider Allianz Life Indonesia sees growth potential this year after its net premium income was up 42 percent year-on-year in this year’s first quarter as people shift to health products and protection.Allianz Life Indonesia country manager and president director Joos Louwerier said the company saw potential for growth this year as Indonesia still had low insurance penetration.This was despite the fact that the impact of COVID-19 on the company’s business would be prominent in this year’s second quarter, he added, as Indonesia implemented large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). The PSBB had limited people’s mobility and disrupted business operations.last_img read more

Continue reading

Novatek says first Yamal LNG cargo sold to Petronas’ UK unit

first_imgLNG World News Staff Yamal LNG (Image courtesy of Novatek)Russia’s Novatek, the operator of the recently commissioned giant Yamal LNG export project, said on Monday that the first cargo from the Arctic facility had been sold to a UK-based LNG unit of Malaysian energy giant Petronas.The first LNG cargo containing 170 thousand cubic meters of the chilled fuel has been shipped aboard Sovcomflot’s Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie.The cargo was bought by Petronas LNG UK Limited that has a 50% equity and capacity stake in the UK’s Dragon LNG terminal at Milford Haven.Novatek added in its statement that LNG sales under Yamal LNG’s long-term contracts will start in April 2018.“All LNG sales prior to that date will be sold by Yamal LNG shareholders on a spot basis,” the company said.Novatek’s chief executive and co-owner Leonid Mikhelson said that the departure of the first Yamal LNG shipment marks the official entry of Novatek into the global gas markets.“This event begins the process of developing and liquefying our massive natural gas resources on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas into more than 70 million tons of LNG. This potential gives our country an opportunity to become one of the biggest global LNG exporters,” Mikhelson said.The three-train Yamal LNG plant, designed to produce about 16.5 million tonnes per year, started liquefying natural gas from the South Tambey field on the Yamal Peninsula earlier this month.The export project’s first liquefaction train will gradually ramp up capacity to 5.5 mtpa.Other two trains are expected to come onstream in 2018 and 2019.last_img read more

Continue reading

Batesville School Sports Schedule Update

first_imgBatesville Volleyball against Rushville has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 19th at Rushville for the Varsity and JV.It will start at 11 AM with the JV followed by the Varsity.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img

Continue reading

Use fireworks safely this summer

first_imgIn 2017, according to the National Safety Council, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% of the injuries were to children and young adults under age 20. Over two-thirds (67%) of injuries took place from June 16 to July 16. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade, or other illegal fireworks or explosives, an estimated 1,200 injuries were from less powerful devices like small firecrackers and sparklers. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not safe.If consumer fireworks are legal to buy where you live and you choose to use them, be sure to follow the following safety tips:Never allow young children to handle fireworksOlder children should use them only under close adult supervisionNever use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcoholAnyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewearNever hold lighted fireworks in your handsNever light them indoorsOnly use them away from people, houses and flammable materialNever point or throw fireworks at another personOnly light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lightingNever ignite devices in a containerDo not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworksSoak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discardingKeep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fireNever use illegal fireworksBetter yet, grab a blanket and a patch of lawn, kick back and let the experts handle the fireworks show.Sparklers Are Dangerous. Every year, young children can be found along parade routes and at festivals with sparklers in hand, but sparklers are a lot more dangerous than most people think.Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing, and children have received severe burns from dropping sparklers on their feet. According to the National Fire Protection Association, sparklers alone account for more than 25% of emergency room visits for fireworks injuries. For children under 5 years of age, sparklers accounted for nearly half of the total estimated injuries.Consider using safer alternatives, such as glow sticks, confetti poppers, or colored streamers.last_img read more

Continue reading

The Latest: Cubs to use Wrigley as food distribution hub

first_img April 14, 2020 — AP Sports Writer Larry Lage reporting.___Major League Soccer says its hopes of returning in mid-May are “extremely unlikely.”In a statement Tuesday, the league said guidance from federal and local public health officials is making it unlikely the league will be able to restart in about a month.MLS says the goal remains to play as many games as possible, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to potentially play an entire season even if there are enough dates available. Wake Forest football coach Dave Clawson joined athletic director John Currie, university president Nathan Hatch and the president’s cabinet members in taking a 10% pay cut to help the school address revenue shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Clawson signed an eight-year extension with Wake Forest last April. According to USA Today’s coaches’ salary database, Clawson was paid almost $2.2 million last season by the private school.“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on Wake Forest University and our Athletics Dept.,” Clawson said. ”(Wife) Catherine and I are more than happy to do our part to help during these challenging times.”___Baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux spent his 54th birthday live tweeting as MLB Network replayed some of the best performances of his brilliant career. He also was raising money for coronavirus victims. The Latest: Cubs to use Wrigley as food distribution hub The event was scheduled to take place at Sunningdale from July 23-26.R&A official Johnnie Cole-Hamilton says organizers are looking at alternative options to host the tournament “later in the year if at all possible.”___UEFA says it will host another round of calls next week for European soccer leaders to address the shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.The UEFA executive committee is set to join by video link on April 23. It will follow separate days of calls with UEFA’s 55 member federations and club soccer officials. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chicago Cubs are putting Wrigley Field to use as a food distribution hub to help support COVID-19 relief efforts. UEFA is giving priority to completing national league and cup competitions. One contingency plan is for games to continue into July and August and decide entries for the Champions League and Europa League next season.This season’s Champions League and Europa League could resume once domestic titles are decided.The UEFA executive committee last month postponed the European Championship by one year to 2021. Other games affected include World Cup qualifying groups, the 2021 Nations League finals and the women’s Euro 2021 tournament in England.___The Asian Football Confederation says it has postponed “all matches and competitions scheduled to take place in May and June until further notice.” The Predators started raising money after tornadoes hit Nashville and Middle Tennessee in early March. Then the franchise included help for the coronavirus pandemic once the NHL stopped play along with the cancellation of the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament in Nashville.Sean Henry, the Predators’ president and chief executive officer, said Tuesday that commitment to the community is a cornerstone of the franchise and the Predators are trying to help rebuild and provide help for a return to normalcy as quickly and safely as possible.That includes Predators’ owners, players, coaches and management creating a $1 million fund to pay event staff for canceled concerts and postponed NHL games. The Predators also donated $100,000 to the Mayor’s Relief Fund, hosted blood drives and have been delivering meals to Nashville police precincts and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.Predators captain Roman Josi and his wife, Ellie, gave $20,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and another $20,000 to a local homeless ministry.The Predators also gave donors to the team’s foundation a chance to redirect money to tornado and COVID-19 relief with $700,000 in grants being handed out this month. Maddux vowed to match up to $54,000 in donations for virus victims as part of his birthday celebration.One of the game’s most notorious pranksters, Maddux took the occasion to poke fun at some of his former Atlanta Braves teammates, including John Smoltz.“Who’s watching 1995 World Series Game 1 on @MLBNetwork,” Maddux wrote during a showing of his two-hit masterpiece. “Solid dugout shot when we could see smoltzy with some hair.”Maddux also discussed a disputed call in the pre-instant replay era, which brought longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox out of the dugout to argue with the umpires.“Where’s replay when you need it?” Maddux tweeted. “Great to see Bobby always fighting for his players.” Clubs from the top two divisions were to meet Friday but that has been delayed until April 23.The league had hoped to resume play next month but Germany’s federal political system could allow numerous state and federal officials to obstruct games if they disagree.The league says clubs need extra time to prepare and that any decisions made will be “based on the current political decision-making situation at federal and state level over the coming week.”___The Senior British Open golf tournament has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Seattle’s expansion NHL franchise along with arena operator Oak View Group say they have raised $1 million to support at-risk families in the city and help nonprofit organizations on the Seattle Center campus where the team’s new arena is being constructed.NHL Seattle and OVG say the leadership, staff and partners of the two organizations have come together to help make the donations. The first donation of $800,000 will be to the United Way of King County and will be distributed as grocery vouchers to those who have recently lost their jobs or seen their hours significantly reduced due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.Another $200,000 is being earmarked as grants for 21 different nonprofit organizations that share the Seattle Center campus.NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke says bringing the NHL to Seattle was born out of a strong partnership with the city and, “we are committed to giving back to those among us with an urgent and immediate need.”___ Associated Press center_img PSE also said more than 36 employees, including management, hockey staff and broadcasters, will have their salaries reduced temporarily.PSE says it will continue to pay health insurance coverage for furloughed employees. The cuts won’t affect the staff of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, who are also owned by Terry and Kim Pegula. Their Buffalo-based company employs more than 3,000 across its various holdings.— AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow reporting from Buffalo, New York___ MLS currently has a training moratorium for players through April 24.___The NHL will remain on pause through at least the end of the month.The league on Tuesday announced it was extending its self-quarantine recommendation for players, coaches and staff through April 30. The announcement marks the third time the NHL has pushed back its timetable since suspending play on March 12 because of the new coronavirus.The most recent self-quarantine recommendation was supposed to run through Wednesday. The recommendation means team facilities will remain closed to players. New Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson expressed thoughts and prayers for first responders, health care workers and people affected by the coronavirus pandemic and this week’s severe weather that swept across the South.The Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer then stated her desire to keep the Bulldogs’ program among the nation’s elite and win a national championship.“My expectations for the program are to continue to build on this tradition and compete for SEC championships and national championships every year,” McCray-Penson said Tuesday during an introductory video teleconference.___The Nashville Predators have raised $2.7 million to help both with tornado and COVID-19 relief. Players and staff were previously given the opportunity to self-isolate at their offseason homes.There is no timetable of when play might resume and whether the NHL will be able to complete the regular season or start the playoffs, which could stretch into September. There were 189 games remaining when play was suspended.— AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow reporting.___The German soccer league has delayed a meeting of clubs that was expected to set out a timetable for resuming games in empty stadiums. ___All-Star Celtics forward Jayson Tatum says he hasn’t touched a basketball since scoring 30 points in a win over the Indiana Pacers on March 10.“I got weights and bands and a bike to do some cardio,” Tatum said Tuesday after informing Emoni Bates he became the first sophomore to win Gatorade’s national player of the year award in basketball. “It’s tough, but on the other side, I know there are more important things going on in the world,” Since the NBA suspended its season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tatum has tried to make the best of an extended stay at his home in the Boston area.“I’ve been taking time to relax and be at home with my son every day,” he said in a telephone interview. “I am trying to enjoy this time and the things we usually take for granted.” The Cubs said they will use the famed ballpark’s concourse as a food-packing and distribution center starting this week while working with Lakeview Pantry. The team also plans to open the Hotel Zachary it owns across the street from Wrigley to workers at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center through the end of the month. Hotel staff will be required to wear personal protective equipment while working and follow social distancing guidelines.___The parent company that oversees the NHL Buffalo Sabres announced a series of cost-cutting measures, including layoffs and furloughs affecting 125 employees as a result of the new coronavirus pandemic.Pegula Sports and Entertainment says 104 employees are being furloughed, while another 21 were laid off on Tuesday. A person told The Associated Press the laid-off employees were informed they were fired, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because that information wasn’t included in the news release. ___There will be no Golden Spikes Award this year, ending a streak of 42 consecutive seasons.USA Baseball made the announcement Tuesday. It followed the NCAA’s decision to cancel spring sports seasons due to the new coronavirus.Past winners included future NL MVPs Buster Posey, Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant. Bob Horner was the first Golden Spikes winner in 1978.___ The $1 million event will now be played from Oct. 8-11 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club at King Abdullah Economic City.___The Tour de France won’t begin as originally planned because French President Emmanuel Macron has canceled all public events with large crowds through mid-July in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Tour organizers say it is now impossible for the three-week race to start on June 27 in the Riviera city of Nice as scheduled.It is unclear if cycling’s biggest event will be scrapped from the race calendar. New plans are likely to be announced before the end of the month following consultations with the governing body of cycling. Most of the 32 Asian Champions League teams played two group games in February before the coronavirus outbreak caused a shutdown.The AFC says it “will explore all possible options in order to complete” those groups.___The first women’s professional golf tournament in Saudi Arabia has found new dates in October.The inaugural Saudi Ladies International on the Ladies European Tour was to be played last month but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Continue reading

Lagos Gov’s Cup Tennis: Nigerian Duo in Doubles Q/finals

first_imgSome Nigerian male players have fought their ways into the quarter finals of the doubles event of the first leg (Futures 5) in the ongoing 16th edition of Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.Henry Atseye and Enosoregbe Clifford will play against the duo of Tunisian Moez Echargui and Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun in today’s quarterfinals at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, while Thomas Otu pairs with Kofi Tsatsu Segbedzie from Ghana and they will slug it out with Spanish Lopez-Perez Enrique and Boy Westerhof of The Netherlands.Meanwhile, the quest of some Nigerian players to make impact in the Singles event, especially the men’s, is getting tougher by the day as some of them who make it to the second round will have to contend with wars on courts if they want to play in the quarter finals. Christopher Anefu will play against tournament number 3 from Egypt, Karim-Mohamed, while Henry Atseye will have his hands full when he face Boy Westerhof, who is number six seed.Clifford Enosoregbe will battle Maciej Smola from Poland, while Sylvester Emmanuel will face number seven seed, Alexis Klegou from Benin Republic.In other second round pairings in the Men’s Singles, number one seed, Spain’s Enrique will play against Duncan Mugabe of Uganda, while number five seed, Mina Gianni from France will face Pavel Mirobyan from Russia.In the women’s singles, top seed Valetini Grammatikopoulou from Greece will play Indian Prarthana Thombare. Number 2 seed, Tadeja Majeric from Slovakia will battle Venugopal Talachar from India.The results of matches of the first round that were concluded yesterday were not favourable to the Nigerians taking part in this year’s Governor’s Cup. Moses Michael failed to live up to expectations as he was humbled by France’s Calvin Hemery in straight set of 6-3,6-2.Moses confessed in the post match interview that the French player was good that him. “I lost to a player who did not allow me to play at all. I tried my best but he played better than me and there was nothing I could do to help the situation,” said Moses.Another French player, Gianni Mina beat Umaru Balami in 6-0,6-0 game. Nonso Madueke lost 3-6,0-6 to Polish Karol Drzewiecki. Albert Bisong Bikom lost 1-6,0-6 to Indian Sasi Kumar Mukund. Nonso Madueke was beaten 3-6,0-6 by Polish Karol Drzewiecki.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Continue reading

Severson ‘hurdles’ over opponents in 600

first_imgFor many collegiate athletes, the transition from high school to college can be a difficult adjustment. It can be harder when an athlete has to participate in events in which they have no prior experience.For freshman hurdler Jenna Severson, however, finding her place on the track team has come sooner than expected. Severson, a Minneapolis native, joined the University of Wisconsin women’s track team this year and has already begun to make her presence known.A proficient hurdler in high school, Severson could not run her desired event in the indoor season as it is run solely in the outdoor season, but she was able to make her way onto the indoor track as a freshman by playing a different role.“I was surprised with the success I had in the indoor season, because I really didn’t think I had a race there,” Severson said. “I ended up competing in the 600 and placing, and that was really unexpected.”Severson was able to find a race that suited her abilities as an athlete by placing eighth in 600 meters at the Big Ten indoor championships. For an athlete who had no prior experience in the event, putting the anxiety aside and placing as high as she did against a highly competitive field was a pleasant surprise.“I was pretty nervous for it, but it just went really well,” Severson said.With a successful indoor season behind her, Severson has now turned attention on the outdoor season, where she can run her main event: the hurdles. But unfortunately for Severson, another transition needed to take place before that could happen.At the high school level, the 400-meter hurdles were not offered as an option for Severson to compete in. Remarkably, she competed in the event for the first time after she graduated from high school.“This is the first time running the 400-meter hurdles since I was only able to run the 300-meter hurdles in high school,” Severson said.Severson’s high school, like many around the country, did not list the 400-meter hurdles as an event, instead having athletes participate in the 300-meter variety. At the collegiate level, the 400-meter hurdle is the only event of the two that exists.To Severson, the reason for having only 300-meter races in her state is a mystery.“It’s really confusing,” she said. “Some states have 400 hurdles and some just do 300, I don’t know what the reasoning behind it is.”Regardless of the rationale for the confusion among events, Severson needed to adjust quickly to the extra 100 meters added to her best event. In the Rose-Hulman Early Bird meet that opened the outdoor season, Severson answered the call emphatically with a first place finish in the 400-meter hurdles. It is safe to say Severson was more than pleased with the result.“It was a huge deal for me because I finally got the chance to run my race,” Severson said. “I didn’t expect it to go that well, and it felt great so I’m hoping it only gets better.”The freshman hurdler is now getting an opportunity to compete in her type of event and is excited about the opportunity to showcase her talents in the outdoor season that is just underway. The coaching staff certainly expects most freshmen to go through an adjustment period when they arrive on campus, but Severson has wasted no time in getting a good start to her career as a Badger.“I’ve just taken it day by day, meet by meet,” Severson said. “I just try to take it one race at a time, and try not to get caught up in the grand scheme of things, but I’m really excited that things have started out so well.”last_img read more

Continue reading

Volleyball: Badgers fall to rival Minnesota in five sets

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team tried to rally back against rival Minnesota, but just couldn’t manage to seal the deal by the end of the night.The seventh ranked Badgers lost 23-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15 and 15-13 to the Gophers, who came into the match ranked one ahead at number six.Volleyball: Wisconsin sweeps Badger Classic, raises record to 9-0The University of Wisconsin volleyball team had yet another successful weekend, defeating both Marquette and Southern Mississippi in the Badger Read…Dana Rettke, the freshman middle who is starting to look like the leader of the Wisconsin squad, led the way on offense with a team-high 19 kills and was second on the team in blocks with five. Rettke now leads the team in kills with 162 on the season, six ahead of senior Kelli Bates.The Badgers started strong, taking a 15-11 lead midway through the first set behind hitting errors by the Gophers and two kills from Lauryn Gillis on three rallies. From there, Minnesota was able to chip their way back into it to take the lead 20-19 before Wisconsin rallied to win the set on a hitting error from Minnesota’s Jasmyn Martin.Roles reversed in the second set, with Minnesota shooting out to a quick 5-1 lead in the early going thanks to strong serving from their starting middle Molly Lohman. Minnesota easily controlled the set from there on out, consistently holding a lead of at least four that one time stretched up to as many as seven.After handling the third set, the Badgers seemed to be in control playing in front of a packed Field House. They had now taken two out of three sets, but soon fell apart in the fourth set when Minnesota ripped off four kills in four straight rallies to take a 14-6 lead, a margin that never fell below seven as Minnesota was on their way to a 10-point victory in the set.The fifth set was a back-and-forth affair with both teams unable to score more than one point at a time for most of the set. In the end, however, Minnesota was able to score the final two points of the set to win the decisive set 15-13. Wisconsin has now lost five straight in the Border Battle, a run that goes back to 2015.Wisconsin has now lost two straight to top-10 opponents, losing their previous matchup on the road against Nebraska. Equally concerning is the game drops them to 0-3 in five set matches, possibly a product to a team that relies heavily on young players.Volleyball: Badgers to take on Huskers and HawkeyesThis weekend, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team will travel to Iowa and Nebraska to take on the Hawkeyes on Read…The positive takeaway from the match is Wisconsin’s ability to outplay Minnesota on the defensive side. The Badgers out-blocked their opponent 13-12 and also finished the day with a three-dig advantage, as well as an equal number of errors at 25. The fault came in the Badgers’ inability to equal the runs of the Gophers, a problem that occurs often in a young team such as this one.The road doesn’t get much easier from here. Next up is a date on the road with fourtenth-ranked Michigan State, followed by a rematch against currently fourth-ranked Nebraska.last_img read more

Continue reading

Innovation, regulation and new markets: what to expect in 2020

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Related Articles Speaking at the SBC Awards 2019, a number of key figures in the industry gave their thoughts on what they believed would be the biggest trends, challenges, and opportunities in 2020.With new markets beginning to open up, a number of the awards winners pointed out that the industry should be keeping a close eye on a post-PASPA US market.Todd McCully, Global Sales Director at Sportradar, explained: “2020 delivers a lot of challenges for not just us, but for everyone in the industry in that there are new markets and territories opening up.“I think the US is going to be a topic that is on everyone’s agenda this year. I think that just to focus on the US and not to have an eye towards India and a regulating Asian market would be somewhat negligent. I think these are places that most people will be looking at in 2020, 2021 and beyond.”But despite the new opportunities presented by new markets, regulation remains one of the biggest challenges that the industry faces – a viewpoint shared by Khalid Ali, CEO of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).Ali explained that the trend of imposing further regulation is not confined to the UK market.“There are going to be a lot of challenges in 2020,” he said. “We already know that the UK government has got big plans for the gambling industry, which is going to be replicated across Europe and internationally as well.”Innovation also continues to be a hot topic for 2020, with many saying that a diversification in products is key to both attracting new users and retaining a core demographic.Mikael Gustafsson, Casino Product Manager at LeoVegas, added: “We are also excited to see more engagement and a shift towards a more personalised experience for users in the casino space.“I hope at least that there will be more of a focus upon the product that we deliver. It’s not so much about bonuses anymore, it’s more about what value you can create for your users, and how you can retain those customers. And that’s something that is going to be a bit more important going into 2020.” Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020last_img read more

Continue reading