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Van Genderen victorious at Boone

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (April 23) – It was night number two of IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly points racing at Boone Speedway on Saturday. Close racing, and exciting finishes gave the fans their money’s worth.In the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified division, Mike Van Genderen took the win from his eighth place starting position.  He ran down Josh Truman after several laps of tormenting him high and then low, and finally taking command at lap 10. Truman kept Van Genderen within striking distance but to no avail and had to settle for the runner-up spot.Russ Dickerson charged through the field from starting 10th to take third place. Veteran Denny Pittman was fourth and Jimmy Gustin finished fifth from starting 12th.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win went to Wayne Gifford. Gifford had the lead at lap two, and never relinquished it the rest of the way.  Jay Schmidt had him in his sights for most of the 18-lap event but was never able to make the pass, and had to be content with second.Donavon Smith, who last week got his 100th career win, started 12th and finished in third place.  Fourth went to Tyler Pickett, who barely beat out Trent Murphy, in fifth, at the finish line.Brandon Williams took home the win in the 18-lap Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event. He had to run down pole sitter Thor Anderson in doing so. Anderson led the field until the persistent challenges of Williams paid off at lap 15.Tenth place starter Randy Roberts attempted a challenge but fell short for a runner-up finish. Third went to early leader Anderson, 11th place starter Jake McBirnie was fourth and Johnathon Logue finished fifth from his 12th place starting position.Solomon Bennett led the 12-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature from start to finish.  He was chased the entire distance by John Watson, who finished second.  Third place went to Dustin Lynch, Eric Stanton started 10th and finished fourth, and Dustin Graham took fifth.last_img read more


Six events make up ‘must attend’ Betting on Sports Week in September

first_img Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles SBC Events will invite more than 2,500 delegates to “feel the pulse of the sports betting industry” through six events at this year’s Betting on Sports Week in London.Taking place from 18-21 September at Olympia London, #boscon2018 will feature five conferences – Betting on Sports, ESI London, Casino Beats Summit, AffiliateFEST and Sponsorship Forum, as well as a lavish ceremony for the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, held as a standalone event for the first time since its inception at the SBC Awards in 2016.More than 200 speakers will address key topics such as leadership, sports, sponsorship, esports, affiliates, regulation, compliance, integrity, data and trading, making it a ‘must attend’ event for members of the sports, betting and gaming industries.The speaker line up, headlined by five-time snooker World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, also features a star-studded collection of industry CEOs including Sky Betting and Gaming’s Richard Flint, Betway’s Anthony Werkman, Mr Green’s Jesper Kärrbrink, Stoiximan & Betano’s George Daskalakis, PDC’s Matthew Porter, Pinnacle’s Paris Smith, Fortuna Group’s Per Widerstrom and BetBright’s Marcus Brennan.They will be joined by PGA TOUR Inc Chief Legal Officer Len Brown, FSB Tech Chairman Mark Blandford, SBOBET Executive Director Bill Mummery, OPAP Trading Director Thanos Riga, BetVictor Director of Sportsbook Matt Scarrott, Kindred Group Head of Sportsbook Erik Backlund, William Hill Head of Sponsorship Tony Kenny and Howard Chisholm, MD of Chisholm Bookmakers.The Betting on Sports conference agenda, made up by the following tracks – Sport in Focus, Future of Betting, Betting on Racing, Betting on Americas, Betting on Retail, Betting on Regulation and Innovation & Technology, will also be boosted by an exhibition area that has doubled in size from 2017.This area has been expanded to 6,300 sqm to house 140 exhibitors over two floors at Olympia London, while there will be no fewer than eight dedicated networking areas to facilitate business, networking and 1-on-1 meetings between delegates.Meanwhile, SBC has stayed true to its networking roots by booking two of London’s most iconic venues for networking drinks and parties throughout the week.The evening dinners and networking party on Wednesday 19 September will take place on the 28th and 29th floor of Millbank Tower, while the closing party on Thursday 20 September, featuring new inductees to the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, will be held at the prestigious Natural History Museum.Mybet CEO Markus Peuler said: “Betting on Sports is the perfect event to feel the pulse of the industry and get updates on the most interesting topics and developments in the sports betting sector.”Steen Madsen, Head of Sportsbook and Game Management at Nederlandse Loterij, commented: “Betting on Sports is one of the most important events in the Sportsbetting industry, and to participate, learn and share knowledge with like-minded people is vital for anyone in the betting world.”Nick Nocton, Partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP, added: “Betting on Sports is the premier conference focusing on sports betting – the breadth of coverage and quality of content is second to none.”Francesco Rodano, Chief Policy Officer at Playtech, commented: “Betting on Sports is the most reputable and best attended industry event for sports betting.”SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron concluded: “Betting on Sports has quickly become a must attend event for anyone involved in the betting business. This year, we’ve worked tirelessly to build and improve in all areas, to the point where the conference and exhibition now take up two full floors of Olympia.“We’ve no fewer than eight dedicated business and networking areas, providing endless opportunities for delegates to come together and discuss the burning issues of the day.”This biggest ever sports betting focused conference is reflective of a year of high growth for SBC, which attracted a record number of delegates to the fifth edition of Betting on Football in May, and recently made two additions to its portfolio of news portals with SBC Americas and Casino Beats.For enquiries regarding sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact us on [email protected] are available at the excellent Early Bird Discount rate HERE.last_img read more


Teachers got their message too late

first_imgDear Editor,When this People’s National Congress-led coalition Government came to office, it removed completely the $10,000 cash-per-child award given to parents on behalf of their children at school. It was an unconscionable, uncaring and downright low blow dealt to the children of this country; but no one said a word of protest, save the Opposition PPP/C, all others were strangely silent. They were well in agreement with their party and Government in that move because, as they claim, it was the Government’s way of punishing the PPP/C for a political gimmick to get votes.How asinine that assertion was, but the facts are clear that the parents were punished for the former Government doing something worthy and caring.Little did the teachers, who are also daytime parents of our children, realise that their day would soon come, when the demonic side of their Government would be unleashed on them in a “no grant of increases in salaries and benefits”. It was the bare facts of karma hitting them like an avalanche. Teachers were caught flat-footed when the beastly side of their Government was revealed.When the situation began to sink in that they were not about to get anything from this Government, it was only then that they rose up in condemnation. Now that the situation reached boiling point. The teachers are asking for all the support they can get, and from what I gather, the parents are about now coming out in support of the teachers’ cause.With the support teachers are getting from parents, they should be humbled and thankful for the help they are getting in their time of need, when they needed that supporting shoulder to cry on. I do hope teachers get the stern rebuke message that they deserve, and get the rude awakening that they should have been more sympathetic and understanding of the parents’ plight when they were so affected.But such is the harsh situation in a place called Guyana, where politics clouds the eyes so that even when the situation is more than obvious, folks turn the blind eye until the problem hits home. At that instance, they want everyone else to lend a helping hand. As the lyrics of the Old Anglican Hymn says, “O come and mourn with me awhile, O come let us mourn … together.” Fit and proper words for the situation at hand.Guyana is a doomed place with the PNC in Government, and the sooner the masses get the message the better. Sorry the teachers got theirs so late, but as the saying goes, “better late than never.” Another day is coming; that is, general elections. I wait to see their response to that litmus test also.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more