NASCAR, The Action Network announce betting content partnership

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 6, 2019) – NASCAR® today announced a new content partnership with The Action Network, the most trusted source for sports betting insights and analytics, as part of the sport’s continued push to educate and engage fans around legalized sports betting.Each week, NASCAR.com will feature editorial content and analysis from The Action Network including expert PJ Walsh’s picks for NASCAR’s new props game, the NASCAR Props Challenge™. The Action Network will also share recommended picks and value bets for race winners and head-to-head driver matchups via race-day content published on NASCAR’s digital platform.With the deal, NASCAR becomes the first sports league to partner with The Action Network around shared sports betting content.“Sports betting presents a unique opportunity for NASCAR, so we want to immerse our fans in engaging and educational content around legalized gaming,” said Scott Warfield, NASCAR managing director of gaming. “We’re focused on strengthening NASCAR gaming content across platforms and The Action Network and its team of experts represent an integral part of our strategy.”The NASCAR Props Challenge launched before the start of the 2019 race season as the sport’s first props-style game for fans. Leading up to each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ race, The Action Network will share tips on NASCAR.com and ActionNetwork.com/NASCAR to help players as they attempt to earn points and win prizes in the 10-question game.The Action Network content will also help fans strategize around NASCAR Fantasy Live, NASCAR’s fantasy game revamped in 2018 to allow players to engage live during races and adjust driver rosters in real-time.“NASCAR has always been at the leading edge of innovation,” said Chad Millman, Chief Content Officer, The Action Network. “We’re thrilled to be their partner as they continue to engage their audience with new and forward-thinking ideas.”Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of partnerships designed to prepare NASCAR, the industry and fans for the future of sports betting in the U.S.Last week, NASCAR announced a landmark partnership with Genius Sports to develop an official NASCAR gaming offering for legal sportsbooks. With access to NASCAR’s official data feed, Genius Sports will create a real-time gaming platform that provides up-to-the-minute odds as well as a suite of traditional wagers and prop bets.NASCAR signed an integrity deal with Sportradar in 2018 to develop a comprehensive sports gambling policy for the industry. In another key move, the sanctioning body granted all teams and tracks the ability to sell marketing sponsorships to sports-betting companies and licensed sportsbooks.last_img read more

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Giro TT Sees First Use of New Wilier TwinFoil TT Bike

first_imgThis past Saturday, at the 94th Giro d’Italia, Team Lampre ISD was aboard a completely new aero TT bike from their sponsor Wilier. Perhaps, in an indication that the UCI aero requirements are getting easier to understand, or simply that enough manufacturers have been penalized to show just what is and isn’t allowable, the Wilier TwinFoil TT bike passed UCI certification and was allowed to compete, propelling team Lampre ISD to an impressive 6th place finish in the TT.Wilier’s TwinFoil TT bike offers a few unique aero features, and yet seems to borrow a few already established ideas that some makes have been using for a year or two. What is different about the TwinFoil?Read on after the break!Possibly the most visually striking element of the TwinFoil, would be the way in which the rear stays attach to the seat tube. In an effort to keep the stays as far away from the spinning wheel as possible, the stays are incredibly wide which gives the bike a very unique look. The idea behind the wide stays is that the spinning wheel causes turbulence so by moving the stays farther away, the turbulence can be avoided. This is technically not a new concept as at least Trek for sure (most likely others as well) have claimed for years that spacing at least the fork legs widely apart will result in a reduction in drag. Velonews was on hand at the Giro to get a few pictures of the new bike, including the seat stay junction. Clearly, the seatstays attach to what looks to be a Kamm Tail designed seat post and seat tube, which is also currently in use by Trek for their Speed concepts.Continuing down from the seat tube, the rear brake is decidedly aero, as like many TT bikes the brake is tucked up and under the chainstays just behind the crankset. The brake itself appears to be a new model from TRP, as it is basically a Mini-V whose arms when at rest add to the aero profile of the frame. From a mechanic’s perspective, the Mini-V Aero is a huge improvement over the current crop of chainstay mounted brakes, as it offers easy access to all adjustment bolts without removing any covers or plates, along with a standard V-Brake release for easy wheel changes.While the front end of the TwinFoil lacks any kind of one piece headset cover/stem/aero bar combination (mostly what has gotten many teams in trouble with the UCI), it does offer a unique sort of hump on the top tube which stops just short of the steerer tube.In order to ensure ease of adjustment and to guarantee the adjustments stay that way, the TwinFoil offers both an integrated seat post clamp, and a 4 bolt dropout adjustment. The TwinFoil’s seat post clamp is an internal expansion wedge type affair, that appears to tighten with one bolt. Lampre’s bikes also featured a separate, slim aero shaped clamp around the seat post, but separate from the frame most likely to aid in adjusting seat post height, or keeping gunk out of the frame. Instead of going the route of an inline, threaded axle adjuster in order to precisely control wheelbase and frame/tire gap, the TwinFoil sports a 4 bolt sliding dropout system that looks more similar to a mountain bike than road. However, for anyone who has ever had the experience of an inline adjuster moving around on you, the additional security of the bolt on system will be welcomed. Yes, you can fix the inline type with proper LocTite or changing out hardware, but with Wilier’s set up, that shouldn’t be necessary.Overall, for Team Lampre ISD, the new Wilier TwinFoil was worth a 6th place finish in it’s first team trial, only 24 seconds down of the leader.last_img read more

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Genes and the American Dream

first_imgScientific American:Nearly a century after James Truslow Adams coined the phrase, the “American dream” has become a staple of presidential campaign speeches. Kicking off her 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton told supporters that “we need to do a better job of getting our economy growing again and producing results and renewing the American dream.”…A study just published in Psychological Science by psychologists Elliot Tucker-Drob and Timothy Bates reveals that this version of the American dream is in serious trouble. Tucker-Drob and Bates set out to evaluate evidence for the influence of genetic factors on IQ-type measures (aptitude and achievement) that predict success in school, work, and everyday life. Their specific question was how the contribution of genes to these measures would compare at low versus high levels of socioeconomic status (or SES), and whether the results would differ across countries. The results reveal, ironically, that the American dream is more of a reality for other countries than it is for America: genetic influences on IQ were uniform across levels of SES in Western Europe and Australia, but, in the United States, were much higher for the rich than for the poor.Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Doc makes it rock

first_imgDr. Dan Dietz.PSC Golf from The Golf ClubMonday, March 19, Green Valley (white tees) – StablefordT1st Peter LeNoury 40ptsT1st Peter Thomas 40pts 3rd Bob Catlow 38pts4th Nat Meesuk 35ptsI will always give credit where credit is due and the course condition here at Green Valley is quite superb.  In fact, it has been great for months now, so our regular Monday venue is certainly living up to her reputation.Today we had to squeeze in 30 golfers and the locals had an edge on the tourists as Messrs.’ Le Noury and Thomas matched blows to a dead heat 40 point round.  Bob Catlow pounced on third place while TGC’s own Nat Meesuk counted 35 on the card to just get in the money.Zed Belogavec took the near pin and his birdie earned a drink from the scribe (boo hoo).Tuesday, March 20, Khao Kheow (yellow tees) – Stableford1st Doc Beard 38pts2nd Mark Wood 36pts3rd Kenny Aihara 35ptsAnother full sign-up sheet for Khao Kheow, in fact we had to get another to make 6 times and 24 golfers here today. It is a great course and in great condition so with a 950 baht green fee it will always be in high demand.We don’t know what got into Doc Beard today, but he played like a house on fire!  Fending off Mark Wood and Kenny Aihara is no easy task but Doc seemed to take it all in stride.  Last week Doc had a win here at Khao Kheow so it looks like the beginning of a beautiful relationship.Thursday, March 22, Bangpakong Riverside (white tees) – Stableford1st Steve Gamble 41pts2nd Mitch Black 40ptsT3rd Kenny Aihara 39ptsT3rd Franjo Blazevic 39ptsThere were some great comments about this course and how beautiful the condition was.  The superb clubhouse also got rave reviews and requests to put B.R. back on the TGC playlist shall be fulfilled.  We shall return!We timed it to exactly one hour from home base so really not so bad at all.  It was surprising how good the scoring was for a track that most had never played.  Being essentially a “Bangkok” course you must expect a pretty flat track, like those you would find in Florida.Steve Gamble stole the show today and 41 points was great going on this course.Friday, March 23, Silky Oak (white tees) – Stableford1st Franjo Blazevic 40pts2nd Thierry Danzas 34ptsT3rd Dan Dietz 32ptsT3rd Pierre Gymer 32ptsI don’t know if it was the threat of rain, or rumours of the condition of this course that only netted 9 golfers here today.  Frankly, we have never seen this course in such bad shape and it will be many months before we return.  There is a type of crabgrass that appears to have taken over the fairways and the greens had lumps and bumps.None of that seemed to bother Franjo who racked up an impressive 40 point tally today.  Next week he starts his journey into the Senior Asian Tour so best of luck to him on his quest.Thierry Danzas turned in a fine 34 and Pierre Gymer claimed the Caddy Smile near pin as well as a tie for third with Dan Dietz.Alas, we sadly said au revoir to Dandy Dr. Dan Dietz who (tearfully) heads home after this final round.last_img read more

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Hope Solo suspended from US soccer team for 6 months

first_imgIn this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women’s Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team. Sweden ousted the U.S. 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match.U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Solo’s comments were “unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players.”“Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect,” Gulati said. “We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.”The 35-year-old Solo, who was previously suspended for 30 days early in 2015 for her conduct, will not be eligible for selection to the national team until February.Solo said she was “saddened” by the decision in a statement on her Facebook page .“I could not be the player I am without being the person I am, even when I haven’t made the best choices or said the right things,” she said. “My entire career, I have only wanted the best for this team, for the players and the women’s game and I will continue to pursue these causes with the same unrelenting passion with which I play the game.”Solo was a lightning rod during the Olympic tournament, irking fans in Brazil when she posted a photo on social media of herself covered with mosquito netting and armed with insect repellant. Fans booed her mercilessly and hollered “Zika!” each time she kicked downfield.Then she caused a stir with her “cowards” comment.Sweden’s coach, Pia Sundhage, who led the U.S. team to gold medals in Beijing and London, replied by stating: “It’s OK to be a coward if you win.”Solo has been making headlines throughout her stellar career.Last month, she became the first goalkeeper with 100 international shutouts when the United States defeated South Africa 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago. It also was her 150th career win.Solo won her second straight Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper at the Women’s World Cup a year ago. Over the course of the tournament in Canada, she had five shutouts and allowed only three goals in seven games.She has vocally advocated for women’s rights. Solo was among the U.S. players who filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for wage discrimination, saying the men’s national team players have been paid much more than many on the women’s team.More recently, she has called for better conditions for players in the National Women’s Soccer League.She has also been trying to avoid trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges after a 2014 incident at her sister’s home, when the goalkeeper was accused of being intoxicated and assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. Solo said she was a victim in the altercation. Earlier this year, an appeals court in Washington state rejected Solo’s request to avoid trial.last_img read more

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Former Senator appeal dismissed 15000 fine

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 2, 2017 – Former FNM Senator, John Bostwick Junior will have to pay a $15,000 fine and carry the conviction of having been found with ammunition in his luggage in Grand Bahama in May 2015.  Media reports say the Justice, Dame Anita Allen dismissed Bostwick’s appeal yesterday and upheld the conviction.Bostwick had called this a conspiracy to ruin him, that someone else placed that magazine clip in his suitcase but he has not been able to prove the argument convincingly enough to escape the conviction, which is damaging for him.  In the case, surveillance footage supported Magistrate Forbes’ decision to find 45 year old, attorney guilty.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetingcenter_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Photo credit: The Nassau Guardianlast_img read more

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Emery on Nacho Monreals injury

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has given an update on the condition of defender Nacho Monreal after he left the pitch in the 37th minute.Emery was forced to make a change in the 37th minute of Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Burnley, as Monreal came off for Stephan Lichtsteiner.The Arsenal boss confirmed that the defender had suffered a muscle problem and was substituted to avoid exacerbating the injury and hoping he returns next week when Arsenal visit Brighton.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s starting to be a muscular problem and we decided to change and not take more risks with him. But I hope it’s not big and I hope he can be with us next week,” Emery told the club’s website.“I don’t know if he can play at Brighton, but we can play, I think, Koscielny.“Also Mustafi is close to coming with us. We can take more injuries but we can also recover more players.”last_img read more

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