Bilton is flying free with Raven

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Geese, ducks, even the cutlery was included in this property sale

first_imgLillydale –821 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney. Picture:, ducks, linen and even cutlery were all included in the sale of the award-winning Lillydale Farm Stay.The 120ha property at 821 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney has sold under the hammer for $1.76 million. Lillydale – 821 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney. Picture: recently built cottage away from the main house was also used as accommodation for guests.The property had plenty of farming infrastructure including sheds and cattle yards. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Lillydale – 821 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney. Picture: agent Jez McNamara of Ray White Rural said there multiple bidders keen on the Scenic Rim property which had been established as Lillydale Farm Stay.center_img The main homestead at Lillydale. Picture: fronted the Logan River and had three dams as well as a water licence to pump from the river.There were multiple homes on the property including the main homestead which had views back to Mount Barney.The two-levele Queenslander was built in 1910. It also had a swimming pool, a maze and a coffee shop attached.last_img read more

‘Handbags 4 Hope’ raises nearly 9K for domestic abuse victims

first_imgBatesville, In. — “You’re not buying a purse, you’re helping a victim of domestic or sexual violence.” That was the message from Handbags 4 Hope emcee John Vadeboncoeur Saturday at the Batesville Middle School. The 6th annual Handbags 4 Hope features new and gently used purses, a salad luncheon and domestic violence programming, with all proceeds to Safe Passage to help victims of domestic and sexual violence in the six county district the nonprofit serves. The special event raised about $9000 for Safe Passage.Vadeboncoeur was not just the emcee but the campus ministry leader of the Community Church/Batesville, the church which sponsored the fundraiser for Safe Passage. Volunteers from the church acquired gift certificates from local businesses, assembled purses, and helped with set up and clean up for the event.  “We are so appreciative of the help from the Community Church. These members are truly representative of faith in action,” said Mary Mattingly, Community Outreach Director. Mattingly added Safe Passage is also grateful for the community support from the attendees and purse donors to the local businesses who donated gift certificates or items to fill the handbags.About 185 people filled the school commons area, many bringing salads to share, to bid on purses,  enjoy fellowship and ultimately help victims from the area. Many tables were hosted by area church groups, such as Milan United Methodist and Madison Northside Christian Church, and several women’s groups.This year, Dave Strouse, the principal of BMS, was the speaker and shared his compelling story of growing up in a domestic violence household. His mother and wife were both in the audience.  “It is so easy to criticize when you are not in their shoes. Let me tell you, it is HARD to leave and it is so much easier to stay and believe you can work things out…When domestic violence is in play you have to leave RIGHT NOW, there is no time to set up arrangements.” When he was 7 years old he recalled staying in a battered women’s shelter in Indianapolis, near the Salvation Army. “Having a place to go is so important. People can’t leave the abuse if they have nowhere to go. That is why Safe Passage is such a special blessing. It gives people a chance to break that cycle violence…. you may never know how your generosity has helped someone at Safe Passage but I would not be here today if we didn’t have someplace safe to go when we needed it the most.”Proceeds from H4H will go toward helping clients with various needs, from transporting to housing deposits to clothing needs.  For those who could not attend the Batesville event, the 2nd annual Handbags 4 Hope in Brookville is set for Saturday, Sept. 22 at Third Place Restaurant in Brookville. New and gently used brand name purses will be available. Contact Safe Passage at 812 933 1990 or go online at for tickets.last_img read more

ATP, WTA Tours extend shutdowns till July

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Professional tennis will continue to remain on hiatus through, at least, the end of July, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic after the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association extended the shutdown of their tours.The ATP revealed that eight more events – in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta, and Kitzbühel – have been called off. Meanwhile, the WTA canceled four events, also in Bastad, along with Lausanne, Bucharest and Jurmala.The total number of tournaments scrapped by the ATP and WTA since March now tops 40.“Just like tennis fans, players and tournament hosts all over the world, we share in the disappointment the Tour continues to be affected in this way,” ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said in a statement. “We continue to assess all of our options in an effort to resume the Tour as soon as it is safe to do so, including the feasibility of rescheduling events later in the season.”The WTA said in a statement: “We regret this is the case, but will continue to be guided by medical experts for when it is safe and possible to return to WTA competition. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are hopeful to be back on the court as soon as possible.”— Tags: ATPCOVID-19Los CabosWTAlast_img read more

Spurs edge Schalke in friendly

first_img Mark Noble scored from the penalty spot just before half-time to cancel out Stefan Okaka’s 16th-minute strike for the Italians. Eder restored Samp’s lead just after the hour-mark before Mohamed Diame levelled again for the Hammers with 13 minutes to play. It seemed as if the spoils would be shared until Burke tapped home a cross from fellow substitute Elliot Lee to give West Ham only their second victory of pre-season. Everton slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Bundesliga newboys Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia . Second-half goals from Marvin Ducksch and Daniel Bruckner secured victory for the German side, after Mortiz Stoppelkamp’s penalty had cancelled out Chris Long’s long-range effort in the first period. Leicester’s preparations for a return to the top flight ended in fine style with a 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen at the King Power Stadium. Foxes captain Wes Morgan headed home a Riyad Mahrez corner in the seventh minute to score the only goal of the game and ensure City ended their pre-season on a high. Swansea had a Saturday to forget as they were beaten 3-0 by Villarreal at the Liberty Stadium. Goals from Ikechukwu Uche, Bruno Soriano and Denis Cheryshev ensured the Yellow Submarine left south Wales with plenty to cheer, while the defeat leaves Swans boss Garry Monk with plenty to ponder ahead of next weekend’s opener against Manchester United. West Brom also shipped three goals as they were convincingly beaten by Porto at the Hawthorns. Brazilian midfielder Casemiro opened the scoring before Jonas Olsson equalised for the hosts five minutes before the interval. The Portuguese side upped their game in the second half and Jackson Martinez helped himself to a brace to secure a 3-1 victory. Stoke secured a credible 1-1 draw at Freiburg, with summer signing Mame Biram Diouf claiming his first goal for the club to cancel out defender Pavel Krmas’ second-minute opener. An own goal by QPR defender Clint Hill in the second half consigned Harry Redknapp’s side to a 1-0 defeat to Greek side PAOK at Loftus Road. Crystal Palace played out a goalless draw against Bundesliga side Augsburg in Germany, while there were also no scorers in the game between Aston Villa and Parma. Press Association Tottenham ended their pre-season on a high with 2-1 win over Schalke at White Hart Lane. Emmanuel Adebayor opened the scoring in the first half after being set up by Lewis Holtby and Roberto Soldado doubled Spurs’ advantage after the restart by scoring from close range. Kevin-Prince Boateng halved his former side’s lead by firing past Hugo Lloris with 10 minutes left but Spurs, who were being watched by former striker Jermain Defoe, held on for victory. The fact that Soldado, who only netted six league goals in his debut campaign in north London last season, got on the scoresheet will be of huge relief to head coach Mauricio Pochettino, whose side kick off their Barclays Premier League campaign at West Ham next Saturday. Burnley will approach next weekend’s clash with Chelsea buoyed by a 3-1 victory over Serie A side Hellas Verona 3-1 at Turf Moor. Matt Taylor scored on his home debut to cancel out Lazaros Christodoulopoulos’ opener shortly after the interval, before Lukas Jutkiewicz gave Sean Dyche’s side the lead with his sixth pre-season goal. Substitute Ross Wallace then completed the scoring with a finely taken free-kick shortly before full-time. Sunderland capped off their preparations for the forthcoming season by beating Udinese 2-0 at Heritage Park – the home of Northern Football League side Bishop Auckland. Santiago Vergini was the Black Cats’ hero, with the Argentina defender opening the scoring on 56 minutes. He then won a penalty 60 seconds later, which was duly converted by Connor Wickham. A last-minute goal from youngster Reece Burke secured West Ham a 3-2 victory against Sampdoria at Upton Park. last_img read more

Sunderland extend Brown deal

first_img Brown has made more than 80 appearances for the Black Cats since moving to the Stadium of Light in 2011, with his new deal the Dutch manager’s first big move after agreeing to remain in the North East. Advocaat succeeded Gus Poyet as Sunderland boss in March on a deal to run until the end of the season. After guiding the Wearside club to Premier League safety, the former Holland manager opted to leave, only to reverse that decision last week. Press Association Defender Wes Brown has signed a one-year contract extension with Sunderland, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.center_img The former Manchester United and England player would have been out of contract in July and was included on a list of free agents recently released by the Premier League. Black Cats head coach Dick Advocaat has moved to ensure Brown will extend his stay on Wearside beyond his 36th birthday, however. last_img read more

Emily Hawryschuk’s late goals complete 2nd-half comeback over Notre Dame

first_imgThere were three minutes left on the clock. Syracuse hadn’t led since the first half but was chipping away at Notre Dame’s lead and coming off a game-tying goal from a free position opportunity, Emily Hawryschuk had the ball again. She came from the back of the net, spun around and shot low, hitting nylon after a one-on-one with Notre Dame’s goalkeeper.Hawryschuk completed a 5-1 scoring run in the final minutes of the second half, and capped a run of four unanswered scores for the Orange.The No. 8 Fighting Irish (9-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) almost served No. 4 Syracuse (10-2, 3-1) its third loss of the season but a strong second-half performance made up for Syracuse’s struggles in the first half in a 10-9 win. The Orange struggled to score in the first but netted three goals in the final eight minutes to win their fourth-straight win.“It was a great win for the team,” Hawryschuk said. “It was just offense stepping up and doing their job, defense held them to one goal in the second half. I mean that’s awesome.”The win over Notre Dame mimicked a win then-No. 4 Northwestern over a month ago. In both games, the Orange were down by two with seven minutes left. Both games had Syracuse scoring three more goals after the seven-minute mark and in both games, it came down to a game-winning goal by Emily Hawryschuk. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the difference between the two: location. The Orange played in Syracuse but there was no block “S” in the middle of the field and no fluorescent lighting hanging from a dome roof. Syracuse was outside where a gold circle with overlapping purple letters indicated the game was at Christian Brothers Academy. The NCAA Women’s basketball tournament caused the game to change locations.Used to practicing and playing inside, the Orange didn’t get a chance to practice at CBA’s field before Sunday’s game, Hawryschuk said. “Bri Stahrr gave a great pregame speech saying it’s still Syracuse, it’s still our home. We’re a mile and a half down the road,” Hawryschuk continued.TJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerSyracuse scored first when senior Nicole Levy ran around the net and flipped the ball in but Notre Dame answered quickly. ND took the lead a moment later when Andie Aldave caught the ball from Maddie Howe, cradled a few times and fired it past SU’s goalkeeper Asa Goldstock.The rest of the first half saw the lead change two more times. Syracuse tied it up, then flipped the lead again. Then, Howe reciprocated the tie for Notre Dame, and the Fighting Irish bench broke into the chorus of DJ Otzi’s “Hey baby” with players harmonizing, “Hey baby, ooh, ahh, I wanna know if you’ll be my girl.” The Orange wouldn’t regain the lead after that goal until Hawryschuk’s game-winner. But after Notre Dame controlled the first half, scoring eight goals, the second half was all Syracuse.“Great second half for the defense,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “We finally got the offense going at the end, got the four goals we needed and finished the game.”Mary Rahal was able to score an early goal after halftime but then both offenses struggled. The defense and Goldstock found their footing after a shaky first half. Goldstock had six saves in the second half and Notre Dame went into a 20-minute scoring drought. During ND’s inability to score in the second half, Syracuse was face-guarding Howe. Alexa Radziewicz, playing on her high school’s turf, received a yellow card. Howe wasn’t being covered as close with Radziewicz out of the game, beat Allison Trice and scored ND’s lone goal of the second half. Sam Swart responded quickly to Howe’s goal. She lined up for a free position shot and scored her second goal of the game. Two minutes later, Cara Quimby caught a pass from Vannessa Constantino and shot into the net reducing’s Syracuse deficit to just one with six minutes left.After a timeout, Notre Dame won the ensuing faceoff but turned the ball over. It was taken up the field and Hawryschuk was awarded a free position shot. She stood on the arc, winded her stick and blasted a top-shelf goal to tie the game.“When Emily scored (to tie the game), I was absolutely ecstatic,” Morgan Widner said, “and the hard thing is you get so excited when the goal is scored and then you kind of have to bring it back down a little bit to focus on the draw.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorWidner won the following draw, and the Fighting Irish tried to regain the lead on its final possession. With less than a minute left, Syracuse gained possession and called a timeout. When the game resumed, Swart took the ball and ran around the field to keep from turning it over. She ran literal circles around ND players before Kathleen Roe pushed Swart from behind causing the sophomore to fall and drop the ball. Roe received a yellow card. There were 4.3 seconds left for SU to keep Notre Dame from tying the game. Swart passed to Goldstock. As the final whistle blew, Goldstock chucked the ball 50 yards and her team ran out to meet her.“We’re playing ACC games so the play’s getting higher,” Widner said. “It’s getting more intense and it’s getting more exciting to have those ‘dog fights’ as coach (Regy) Thorpe likes to say.” Published on March 24, 2019 at 2:17 pm Contact Kaci: Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

EnergyBet brings carrier billing to iGaming sector with DIMOCO

first_img Share Related Articles StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share Betway to pay record £11.6m after Gambling Commission finds VIP customer failings March 12, 2020 Mobile Carrier Billing: Gambling operators could be losing up to 70% of revenues July 8, 2020 Submit DIMOCO Carrier Billing and EnergyBet have agreed a partnership deal to bring ‘easy payment opportunity’ to the iGaming sector.The partnership enables EnergyBet customers to tap into carrier billing to experience the easiest and most efficient mobile payment option. Players can use smart phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and connected TVs, all securely identified via their carrier networks.The convenience of carrier billing also serves to increase retention and conversion rates for providers such as EnergyBet. The UK Gambling Commission estimates that, by leveraging DIMOCO’s direct billing connectivity to major telecoms networks such as Vodafone, 02, EE and Three, EnergyBet will gain billing reach to more than 70 million UK mobile numbers, in a market worth more than £4.6bn.Marcin Sapinski, CEO of EnergyBet, said: “DIMOCO’s extensive European presence and FinTech philosophy position the company at the forefront of mobile technology. DIMOCO is the natural partner to further enhance EnergyBet’s market position as the innovative and award-winning sportsbook.”Rafal Nowak, Program Director, iGaming at DIMOCO, commented: “After two years of European-wide development, DIMOCO is officially activating carrier billing within the iGaming industry, with only the locally regulated iGaming operators having the opportunity to take advantage of this payment method.“We selected 10 markets for initial tests with the most innovative iGaming operators and decided to kick-off our initiative in the homeland of online gambling – the UK. With EnergyBet as our inaugural partner, this is the first time carrier billing will be integrated and activated with a serious international iGaming operator and licensed in multiple territories across Europe.”The emergence of carrier billing is reflective of an increasingly mobile world in which the online gaming customer is placing bets on the move. Consumers are likely to be already familiar with the concept, which is one of the top three payment methods at Facebook.last_img read more

888 appoints media expert Anne de Kerckhove as new governance advisor

first_img Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share 888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor July 20, 2020 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Share London listed online gambling group 888 Holdings has moved to strengthen its governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Anne de Kerckhove as a new non-executive director.A seasoned media technologies and gambling executive, Kerckhove is currently the chief executive digital subscription firm Iron Group.Kerckhove has prior industry experience having served as International Managing Director of gaming systems provider Inspired Gaming (2006 – 2009). She has further held executive leadership positions at broadcasting technology firm Videology Group.In its update, 888 governance details that Kerckhove will serve on the company’s Remuneration, Nomination, Audit and Gaming Compliance committeesConfirming the appointment 888 Holdings Chairman Brian Mattingley said: “We are delighted to welcome Anne to the 888 Board. I am confident that her skill set and broad experience will be of considerable benefit to 888 as we continue to grow and develop as a global leader in online gaming.” Related Articles StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

Kindred sticks with ‘trusted hand’ Kambi Group for NJ sportsbook provisions

first_imgShare Kambi lauds resilience as COVID impacts Q2 figures July 24, 2020 Related Articles Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Manuel Stan – Kindred USStockholm-listed online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc has confirmed that it has extended its sports betting platform agreement with Kambi Group Plc, servicing its upcoming New Jersey property.Inbound for 2019, Kindred will launch its first US-centric online gambling property operating under the domain of its flagship Unibet brand.Making its US debut in the Garden State, Unibet US will be powered by SG Digital ‘Open Gaming Platform’ as lead systems provider, supported by Kambi Group as lead sportsbook software solutions supplier.Updating stakeholders, Manuel Stan Senior VP of Kindred US details: “We are of course delighted to add this final piece to our product offering towards customers in New Jersey. Kindred and Kambi have a long and successful history together, which we intend to develop further as we prepare to enter the New Jersey market. I am particularly pleased that we are now ready to offer customers in New Jersey a truly great experience in a safe and secure environment”.Kindred governance declared its US market entry this August, confirming that it had secured a 5+5-year arrangement, servicing interactive provisions for Hard Rock International’s ‘Hotel & Casino – Atlantic City’ property.The agreement sees Kambi continue its legacy partnership with Stockholm counterpart Kindred, as the sportsbook technology continues to advance its ‘East Coast profile’, closing a successful year-1 for its US operations.Max Meltzer – KambiMax Meltzer Kambi Chief Commercial Officer said: “The partnership between Kambi and Kindred, which goes back many years, continues to deliver consistent sports betting growth in Europe and other parts of the world, illustrating Kambi’s ability to empower visionary operators to become sportsbook market leaders. As industry innovators, Kindred has leveraged the flexibility of the Kambi platform to develop truly unique and differentiated sports betting experiences for its players and we look forward to supporting Kindred in bringing those to the US”last_img read more