SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 1Alan Alger – Betway311.41 2Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 3Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 4John Hill – Coral24.25 5Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 6Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 7Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 8Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 9Timeform1.933.42 10Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 11bettingexpert1.362.74 12Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 13Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 14John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 15Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 16Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Related Articles Share RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Ben Cleminson, Square in the AirBen Cleminson, a director at Square in the Air, has signed up for today’s six-race Tipster Challenge at Newbury.Cleminson has been with the PR and marketing agency since 2007, and became a director of the business in 2009. He has worked within PR and marketing since 2003 and is co-editor of City AM’s Punter sports betting section.He will be going up against the 9th placed experts from Timeform, and Stephen Harris from bettingexpert, who dropped to 11th last week despite collecting 4.88 points to increase his weekly average to 2.74 after 14 weeks.____________________________________1:15bettingexpert: Final ChoiceMade a good start over this course and distance earlier in the month and should follow up with ease under a penalty.Timeform: Final ChoiceHas taken very well to hurdling and can follow up his recent C&D win.Square in the Air: Flying TigerThis looks like a match and I’m siding with Flying Tiger against hot favourite Final Choice, as he represents better value and will enjoy the testing conditions.____________________________________1:50bettingexpert: Shantou RockPossibly did not stay 2m3f here last time, but had showed plenty from the front on his stable/UK debut at Chepstow and can make all the running here.Timeform: Hidden CargoHas made a sound start to his hurdles career, and with the prospect of more to come, is taken to taste success at the third attempt.Square in the Air: Hidden CargoRan well behind Jenkins here in November and improved on that to finish a close second to Betfair Hurdle favourite Movewiththetimes at Wincanton last month. That form looks very solid.____________________________________2:20bettingexpert: Red Devil StarComes from a yard in blistering form and is a more straightforward ride than the likely favourite.Timeform: Max WardWas still in contention when falling three out in a more competitive handicap than this at Kempton on Boxing Day, and makes the most appeal if none the worse.Square in the Air: Max WardTom George and Adrian Heskin combine again having enjoyed a great season so far. Max Ward comfortably beat Querry Horse at Huntingdon in November, who won a fair race at Doncaster last week.____________________________________2:55bettingexpert: Potters CornerRaced too freely at Ascot last time, but still shaped well and will relish the true pace expected in this big field of useful handicappers.Timeform: Potters CornerFinished fourth in at Ascot in November; this unexposed sort looks fairly treated having been dropped 2lb on the back of that.Square in the Air: Bob TuckerMost competitive race of the day and I’m going with an outsider. Charlie Longsdon’s 10-year-old is back down to his last winning mark, hasn’t been disgraced in his past two starts and the yard is in fine form after a couple of decent Saturday winners.____________________________________3:25bettingexpert: Theatre TerritoryWas tapped for pace over two miles at Taunton last time out, and will relish a stiffer stamina test at this more galloping track.Timeform: Theatre TerritoryWas far from disgraced pitched into listed company three weeks ago and with this step up in trip promising to suit, she should be hard to beat back down in class.Square in the Air: Miss SpentTheatre Territory is going to be very difficult to beat, but she’s also going to be very short. Miss Spent did the job well at Huntingdon last time and might be able to dictate things from the front.____________________________________3:55bettingexpert: PearlesqueBred to be useful and can make a winning debut if the market speaks positively.Timeform: Bang On FrankieProduced a promising first effort when third in a listed bumper at Ascot last month (had five previous winners behind), and with that experience unlikely to be wasted on him he gets the vote.Square in the Air: Old Harry RocksHarry Fry can do little wrong at present and he has a fine record in bumpers at this track. Bang On Frankie has the best form, but at the prices I’m going to take him on.____________________________________Where will Ben Cleminson enter on the Tipster Challenge leaderboard? StumbleUpon Share
1 Mar 2017 Golfers’ feedback sought on proposed Rule changes The R&A and the USGA are asking for golfers’ feedback on proposed new Rules of Golf, which are being modernised to make them easier to understand and apply.Golfers are encouraged to review the proposed changes and submit feedback online at randa.org or usga.org/rules from now until 31 August 2017.The feedback will be reviewed by The R&A and the USGA before the changes are finalised in 2018 and take effect on 1 January 2019.The proposed 24 new Rules, reduced from the current 34, have been written in a user-friendly style with shorter sentences, commonly used phrases, bulleted lists and explanatory headings. The initiative also focuses on assessing the overall consistency, simplicity and fairness of the Rules for play.The Rules are currently delivered in more than 30 languages, and the proposed wording will support easier translation worldwide. When adopted, the Rules will be supported by technology that allows the use of images, videos and graphics.Highlights of the proposed Rule changes include:• Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or in searching for a ball; and a player is not responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that he or she did so.• Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole; players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green and there is no penalty for merely touching the line of putt.• Relaxed rules for “penalty areas” (currently called “water hazards”): Red and yellow-marked penalty areas may cover areas of desert, jungle, lava rock, etc., in addition to areas of water; expanded use of red penalty areas where lateral relief is allowed; and there will be no penalty for moving loose impediments or touching the ground or water in a penalty area.• Relaxed bunker rules: There will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with a hand or club. A limited set of restrictions (such as not grounding the club right next to the ball) is kept to preserve the challenge of playing from the sand; however, an extra relief option is added for an unplayable ball in a bunker, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two-stroke penalty.• Relying on player integrity: A player’s “reasonable judgment” when estimating or measuring a spot, point, line, area or distance will be upheld, even if video evidence later shows it to be wrong; and elimination of announcement procedures when lifting a ball to identify it or to see if it is damaged.• Pace-of-play support: Reduced time for searching for a lost ball (from five minutes to three); affirmative encouragement of “ready golf” in stroke play; recommending that players take no more than 40 seconds to play a stroke and other changes intended to help with pace of play.• Simplified way of taking relief: A new procedure for taking relief by dropping a ball in and playing it from a specific relief area; relaxed procedures for dropping a ball, allowing the ball to be dropped from just above the ground or any growing thing or other object on the ground.The Rules are revised every four years, but this is the first fundamental review since 1984, and is intended to ensure the Rules fit the needs of today’s game and the way it is played around the world.David Rickman, Executive Director – Governance at The R&A, said, “Our aim is to make the Rules easier to understand and to apply for all golfers. We have looked at every Rule to try to find ways to make them more intuitive and straightforward and we believe we have identified many significant improvements. It is important that the Rules continue to evolve and remain in tune with the way the modern game is played but we have been careful not to change the game’s longstanding principles.”Players are reminded that the current 2016 Edition of the Rules of Golf remain in force when playing, posting scores or competing, until the new Rules are officially adopted by The R&A and the USGA in 2019. The Rules of Amateur Status and the Rules of Equipment Standards were not part of this review process.Image © Leaderboard Photography
By Muriel J. SmithSHREWSBURY – Lisa and Jim Halpern love this time of year. They love all the celebrations that generally begin in November, either when older daughter Emily celebrates her birthday Nov. 22, Thanksgiving, or Hanukkah, whichever comes first. And the celebrations just keep rolling on until well into the New Year.All four family members participate in all the family events for both Hanukkah, which officially started Tuesday night and continues through Dec. 23, and Christmas. There are three menorahs, the candelabra of eight candles to be lit, each by the ninth candle which stands higher than the rest. But there is also a Christmas tree, holiday decorations, and a ceramic Nativity scene set up in a prominent spot in the family room of the Halpern home, a light shining behind it to give it more emphasis.For each of the eight nights of Hanukkah, it’s usually Sophie who lights the candles while her father leads the family in the ritualistic prayers. Now that the girls are older, the smaller gifts for each of the eight nights have been replaced with one gift for each family member, usually the first or second night. The family also enjoys traditional Jewish foods for the Festival of Lights. Lisa not only brags about her husband’s famous latkes…potato pancakes, but notes that “all our non-Jewish friends want to be sure they have some, too.” Her pride in Jim’s culinary expertise is not without good reason….a few years ago, when Monmouth Reformed Temple had a contest for latke making, Jim walked off with the top prize. The gold wrapped chocolate coins – gelt – are also part of the Hanukkah festivities in the Halpern home.At Christmas, the family worships together at Christ Church, and this year will be as exciting as previous. Once again, Sophie will be serving on the altar; both Jim and Lisa are in the choir, he as a tenor, she as both a soprano and alto. The family will host a family Christmas Eve party, then head off to church in time for the 10:30 p.m. lessons and carols, followed by the 11 p.m. festive Eucharist. “This is so exciting,” Lisa exclaims, “not only because it is the celebration of the birth of Christ, but also because the church is decorated in greens and bows so beautifully, it’s a candlelight ceremony, and it is the most beautiful high service; it’s just exquisite.” The only drawback to this year’s midnight celebration is the fact that Emily is employed in the retail field in Boston, and won’t be able to be home until the day after Christmas. “That just stretches all our celebrations out an extra day,” her mom said.Christmas Day is “our day,” Lisa stresses, “when we might just be relaxing, enjoying each other’s company and sitting around in our pajamas all day.”Both Lisa and Jim brought a different religion into their marriage when they were wed 32 years ago. At that time, Lisa was Catholic and their wedding took place in a Catholic church. Jim was Jewish. Emily, their older daughter, has been raised a Christian but is currently undecided on which religious path she’ll follow in the future; teenaged daughter Sophie is leaning towards Judaism.Both religions are vitally important in the Halpern family. Lisa, in the years when her daughters were youngsters, found a great degree of comfort, spirituality and security in the Episcopalian Church and is an active member of historic Christ Church in Shrewsbury. Jim is a member of the Monmouth Reformed Temple and active in numerous activities there, including serving on the board. Their girls are involved in services and activities in both religious communities.While both the Jewish and Christian celebrations are highlights in the Halpern family, Lisa concedes she prefers it when Hanukkah falls in late November or earlier December to give more attention to the menorah, the miracle of the oil, and the festival of lights. “When it’s this close to Christmas, it seems the lights of the menorah are kind of dimmed by all the glitter and bright lights of Christmas. Each holy day deserves to be honored, revered, and kept at a high level.”Professing faith in two different religions has never presented a problem to the Halperns or their daughters. “We have always tried to teach our girls tolerance,” Lisa said, “and want them to know it’s OK to celebrate and honor the religious beliefs of their friends. We have taught them, and we ourselves believe, that we should all be open to each other’s beliefs. It’s wonderful when we can also participate in each other’s religions and celebrate all beliefs in a really wonderful way. I cherish this time of year because it does bring out so much faith and goodness.”
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–A heartbreak second in the Grade I Gamely Stakes on May 25, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fanticola bounced back with a hard earned neck victory under Joe Talamo in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by Joseph Scardino and Anthony Fanticola, the 5-year-old Ontario, Canadian-bred mare by Silent Name sat a close second to the furlong pole and got one mile on turf in 1:36.76.The third choice in a field of nine fillies and mares three and up, Fanticola paid $10.20, $4.20 and $3.40. The Royal Heroine marks her first graded stakes win and her fifth overall from 17 starts. With the winner’s take of $120,000 she increased her earnings to $468,300.Irish-bred Queen of The Sand, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, sat far back early behind splits of 23.44, 48.00, 1:12.60 and 1:24.68 and flew late to just miss, finishing one length in front of late running Stormy Lucy. The 2-1 favorite, Queen of The Sand paid $3.60 and $3.00.Stormy Lucy, next to last early, rallied three-wide turning for home and got third money by a head over Alexis Tangier. Off at 10-1 with Flavien Prat, Stormy Lucy paid $6.00 to show. –30–
Sheriff’s deputies are following last week’s four-day saturation patrol of central Lancaster with a target-specific strategy. Using an unspecified number of out-of-area sheriff’s deputies, High-Impact Teams are targeting areas of Lancaster with a lot of criminals, Palmdale sheriff’s station Lt. Bobby Denham said. Denham is involved in coordinating an effort to reduce crime and criminal gang activity, using out-of-area deputies, throughout the Antelope Valley. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department made the effort public in a March22 meeting at Lancaster’s sheriff’s station, announcing that 40 out-of-area deputies would hit a 3
Now, Slaughter is excited to hit the court for the Gin Kings as he plays his first championship series in the pro league.“It’s awesome. All of us were on board and we won last year, that felt great. But I’m really excited because not only just because I’m coming back, but also it’s my first time (in the Finals) in the PBA,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSlaughter is no stranger to the bright lights, winning titles in his collegiate days in University of the Visayas and Ateneo.However, this time will be peculiar ss he will go up against his former Blue Eagle mentor Norman Black, who is now at the helm for Meralco. View comments MOST READ Read Next La Salle takes 4th UAAP table tennis crown; NU seizes men’s throne Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The 6-foot-11 slotman admitted that it’s going to be weird, but he’s equally glad to see his former coach at this stage.“It just goes to show you what a great coach coach Norman is. Everywhere he’s gone, he is having a lot of success. I’ve learned a lot from him and now it will be interesting to go up against him,” he said.Asked if he sees it as a huge edge for Ginebra given his familiarity on Black’s system, Slaughter just said: “We’ll see when it comes to play. But if he forced me baseline and double from the baseline then I see that things haven’t changed much.”But more than anything, Slaughter is motivated by this chance to be a major contributor for what could be his first title.“I’m just really excited, but we got to stay on an even keel. Hopefully, we’ll get this first game. Hopefully, we can repeat it this year because we want it so bad,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:59Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA Finals02:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESThis time last year, Greg Slaughter was raring for a chance to see action in the Finals as he helplessly nursed his torn ACL on his right knee.Though he wasn’t able to contribute, the Cebuano slotman was elated to see Ginebra end its eight-year title drought.ADVERTISEMENT
DefinitionMinimally invasive hip replacement is a technique used to perform hip replacement surgeries. It uses a smaller surgical cut, and fewer muscles around the hip are cut or detached.Alternative NamesSmall incision total hip replacement; MIS hip surgeryDescriptionTo perform this surgery:A cut will be made in one of three places — on the back of the hip (over the buttock), on the front of the hip (near the groin), or on the side of the hip.In most cases, the cut will be 3 – 6 inches long. In a regular hip replacement surgery, the cut is 10 – 12 inches long.The surgeon will use special instruments to work through the small cut.Surgery involves cutting and removing bone. The surgeon will remove some muscles and other tissues. Less tissue is removed than in regular surgery. Most of the time, muscles are not cut or detached.This procedure uses the same type of hip replacement implants as regular surgery.Why the Procedure Is PerformedAs in regular surgery, this procedure is done to replace or repair a diseased or damaged hip joint. This technique works better for patients who are younger and thinner. Minimally invasive techniques may allow for a quicker recovery and less pain.Talk with your surgeon about the benefits and risks. Ask if your surgeon has experience with this type of surgery.After the ProcedureThere is often lessblood loss and pain with this technique than with open surgery. People who have this surgeryoften have a shorter stay in the hospital and faster recovery. Ask your doctor if this procedure is a good choice for you.advertisementReferencesMeneghini RM, Smits SA, Swinford RR, Bahamonde RE. A randomized, prospective study of 3 minimally invasive surgical approaches in total hip arthroplasty: comprehensive gait analysis. J Arthroplasty. 2008;23:68-73.Harkess JW, Crockarell JR. Arthroplasty of the hip. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 3.Review Date:8/12/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
Tottenham boss Pochettino: No need to prioritise competitionsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says they won’t prioritise competitions this season.Their current run of four successive victories equals their best of the campaign and their manager is keen for them to avoid any slip-ups which may interfere with that, starting at home to Bournemouth today.”Two seasons ago when we were fighting with Leicester we went to the end but the gap was so big (they finished 11 points behind in third),” he said.”It wasn’t enough. Now we are close but we need to be cautious, go step-by-step, game-by-game.”We need to be conscious about that, we need to fight a lot, and there is still a long way for work and to be consistent.”Being involved in four competitions will be tough but we are going to try.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: Our huge incentive going into Southampton clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits their clash with Southampton can lay down a marker.It is still early days in the Premier League, but playing first on Friday night means a win for Bournemouth will take them up to third in the table.”It’s a huge incentive going into this game,” Howe admitted. “We’re looking for back-to-back wins in the Premier League, which is a very difficult thing to do.”We’ve enjoyed the games against Southampton which have been tight and tough, from both clubs’ perspectives. We’re looking forward to another entertaining match.”
OTTAWA – An increase in multi-unit projects such as condominiums, apartments and townhouses helped push the annual pace of housing starts in October higher, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Thursday.The housing agency said the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts last month came in at 205,925 units, up from 189,730 in September.Economists had expected an annual rate of 200,000, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.CMHC said the six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates was 206,171 in October, down from 207,809 in September.BMO Capital Markets senior economist Sal Guatieri said the housing market continues to stabilize after getting dinged by tougher mortgage rules earlier this year, and remains healthy despite higher interest rates.“The report confirms that national housing construction, though slowing, remains healthy and above long-run household formation rates, supported by solid demographic trends,” Guatieri wrote in a brief report.However, CIBC economist Royce Mendes noted the growth was due to the multiples component.“The fact that headline starts rose on the month is still a positive for tracking estimates of the economy,” Mendes wrote.“But given that it came on the back of an increase in multiples coupled with a drop in singles, means that the latest reading on starts may not prove sustainable. We still see the cocktail of tighter lending rules and higher interest rates as causing housing activity to become a drag on the economy come 2019.”The growth in housing starts in October came as the annual pace of urban starts climbed by 8.6 per cent to 191,964 units.The annual rate of urban multiple-unit projects increased by 16.8 per cent to 145,442 units. Urban starts for single-detached homes fell 10.7 per cent to 46,522 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 13,961 units.Earlier this week, CMHC said it expected the real estate market to moderate over the next two years.In its annual outlook, the agency forecasted housing starts and sales to both decline in 2019 and 2020.It expects housing starts for single and multi-unit starts will fall to between 193,700 and 204,500 in 2019, while sales are expected come in between 478,400 and 497,400 units.Prices are anticipated to range from $501,400 and $521,600.