Three British clubs in Champions League action

first_imgArsenal are away to Basel and need a win combined with a Paris Saint Germain defeat at home to Ludogorets to finish top of their group.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may rest striker Alexis Sanchez for that match.In the nights other action Manchester City host Celtic knowing regardless of the result they will finish second in the group while the Hoops will finish bottom. All of tonight’s games kick off at 7.45last_img

Willkommen DFS…DraftKings launches in Germany

first_imgShare Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Jeffrey Haas, DraftKingsContinuing its planned European market expansion, US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has launched its services in Germany.The DFS operator enters the German sports market, through its recently secured Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) ‘Controlled Skill Games Licence’ which was granted to DraftKings operations this March.Having officially launched its DFS services within the UK betting market in H1 2016, DraftKings executive teams have been researching further potential European markets to enter.Led by Chief International Officer (CIO) Jeffery Haas, DraftKings governance has pointed to Germany as its next major market entry for a number of months.  The operator details a strong following of US sports by German consumers, which is suitable with its current portfolio of games.Last week Haas made DraftKings move official, stating to industry media :“Germany is known for its passionate sports fans and we are pleased to welcome them to daily fantasy sports. Germans show a proclivity for American sports, particularly the NFL and NBA.“Initial testing in Germany shows that our most popular sport has been the NBA, which is why we are opening our beta test to all German sports fans.” Submit Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

England under 16s show their fighting qualities

first_img26 Oct 2012 England under 16s show their fighting qualities England’s emerging young golfers displayed their fighting qualities by completing a clean sweep of the autumn under 16 home internationals. . The squad travelled to Llanwern and won 9-3 against Wales, then battled back to triumph 10-5 against Scotland at Pannal before coming from behind to beat Ireland 10-6 at Huddersfield. “I was very pleased with the boys over all three matches,” said under 16 squad manager Nick Over. “I was especially pleased with the way they responded when trailing against the Scots and Irish. “The Welsh match was different in that we fielded a young and inexperienced team containing four 14 year olds and four 15 year olds. In the other two matches we had our top under 16 players but it was good experience for all the squad.” Only in the Wales match did the English boys build a lead in the foursomes, going into the singles 3-1 ahead. In the other matches they needed to come from behind to secure impressive victories. “I was disappointed with our performance in the foursomes and fourballs,” added Over. “The Scots fielded five strong pairs in the foursomes and outplayed us, but the lads got their heads down and we turned it around in the singles.” The Scottish match is always closely contested and England trailed 3-2 after the morning foursomes. But they won seven of the ten singles and halved two more to complete the 10-5 victory. Bradley Moore from Derbyshire and Northumberland’s Jake Storey, the under 16 champion, won both their games, while Hampshire’s Jack Singh Brar was unbeaten after halving one of his. In the two-day match at Huddersfield, the Irish took a commanding lead by winning all four of the first day foursomes, while the fourballs were shared 2-2, leaving the visitors 6-2 ahead going into the eight singles. But the England boys came fighting back, winning all eight contests, Moore gaining the biggest margin with a 7 and 6 success over Neil McKinistry while Ashton Turner won the top single 5 and 4 over Karl Eccles . .last_img read more

British title for England teenager Sophie Lamb

first_img2 Sep 2016 British title for England teenager Sophie Lamb England’s Sophie Lamb won the British women’s stroke play championship by two shots at Knock Golf Club, Belfast, today – and, at one-under for 72 holes, was the only player in the field to beat par.It’s a first women’s title for the 18-year-old international from Clitheroe in Lancashire and she said: “It’s amazing, but it hasn’t really sunk in.”Lamb had her dad, Phil, on the bag as her caddie this week and added: “I couldn’t have done it without him.”But her mum, Carina, had to wait for the news that her daughter had won her first major championship – she was on a plane to Spain. “We’ll have to ring her when she lands!” added Lamb.The teenager moved steadily through the field after a first round of four-over 77, which left her six shots off the pace. “I struggled a bit off the tee and you can’t do that on this course,” she said.She came straight back with five-under 68 – six birdies and just one bogey – to put herself firmly in contention and two shots off the lead. Lamb played solid golf in this morning’s third round, returning one-under 72, but remained two shots behind the leader, 14-year-old Alessia Nobilio of Italy.In this afternoon’s fourth round Nobilio fell away while Lamb kept up her steady progress to the title, despite the challenge of Chloe Williams of Wales who closed with three-under 70 to finish runner-up, two shots back.“I had nine straight pars to start, then a bogey and a double, but I had some birdies coming in,” said Lamb, who signed off with one-over 74.“I was focussed on playing my own game and trying to give myself chances. I didn’t want to get sucked in to having to make a birdie here or there – and it was good!”Lamb has been challenging for a big win all season, having been leading qualifier in the English women’s match play championship, tied fourth in the English women’s amateur and sixth in the English stroke play. She also helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals last month.Her next big date is the World Junior Girls’ Championship in Canada later this month and she said: “This is really good for my confidence.”England’s Georgia Price (Bude & North Cornwall) tied third in the championship, following up on her second place in the English women’s strokeplay. Curtis Cup player Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall), English girls’ champion Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills) and international Inci Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) were in a group tied eighth.Caption: Sophie Lamb with her trophy (Image courtesy the LGU).last_img read more

Top International buyers set sights on Donegal ahead of major trade fair

first_imgTourism buyers from 23 countries have undertaken several fact-finding tours across Ireland this weekend including Donegal, ahead of attending Meitheal, Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair.Meitheal 2018 will take place in Citywest Hotel in Dublin on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April, and is organised by Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism development authority, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland.During their tour of Donegal, the buyers enjoyed a host of tours around the county to see what we had to offer. These included a visit to Glenveagh Castle in the Glenveagh National Park, Irish coffee demonstration and a traditional music session at Leo’s Tavern, at Burtonport Harbour they headed to Arranmore Island to enjoy a cookery demonstration and tasting at Muldowney’s B&B, followed back on mainland with a visit to the Donegal design makers in Ardara and a trip via the Glen Gesh Pass to Sliabh Liag Distillery and the visitor centre at Sliabh Liag.More than 300 overseas buyers and over 400 Irish tourism businesses will be pitching and deal-making over the two days, with approximately 14,000 face to face meetings scheduled to take place – allowing international and Irish operators to meet and agree on business for the 2019 season.Bespoke itineraries for the fact-finding tours were designed by Fáilte Ireland to give the overseas buyers, a first-hand experience of what their clients can expect to see and do while in Ireland with a key focus on the tourism development authority’s destination brands – the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and Dublin.Top international buyers tour Ireland’s Ancient East ahead of attending the country’s most influential travel event, organised by Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland. Tourism buyers from 23 countries, including key markets like GB, the US and Mainland Europe, have undertaken several fact-finding tours across Ireland this weekend, ahead of attending Meitheal, Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair. The group are pictured on Arranmore with Eva Costello, Fáilte Ireland.Photo Clive Wasson Speaking about the importance of these trips, Fáilte Ireland’s Director of Marketing, Niall Tracey emphasised that with world-class scenery, hospitality, activities, attractions, culture, heritage and food, it is little wonder that tourists from every corner of the globe set their sights on Ireland.“Driving growth in the regions through tourism is a key priority for us at Fáilte Ireland and through tailored trips like this one to Donegal, we can show top international buyers different parts of the country, all with their own unique flavour of Ireland.“This gives them first-hand experience of our cultural riches and tourism offerings, which they can then sell on to their customers around the world – ensuring Ireland is on everybody’s map and itinerary for 2019 and beyond.”Top International buyers set sights on Donegal ahead of major trade fair was last modified: April 16th, 2018 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) Tags:BuyersdonegaltourismTrade Fairlast_img read more