Money talks – Sun Bets backs Sharja Bridge for Haydock success

first_img Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring for €35m February 28, 2020 Tim Reynolds, PR Manager at Sun Bets, said that “money talks” after promoting the chances of Sharja Bridge in today’s Tipster Challenge at Haydock.However, Reynolds stopped short of nominating the Roger Varian-trained horse as his Nap of the Day, instead opting for Dance Diva, a big favourite in the second race of the day (2:30).This was matched by Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru for bettingexpert, who leads the Betting Gods sponsored competition with a 10.56-point average after five weeks of action.____________________________________2:00bettingexpert: Dukes GirlStepped forward when second at Thirsk last time and could improve again for this longer trip.Sun Bets: OttonianWon convincingly at Thirsk on its racecourse debut despite running very green. Should come on for that run and prove very hard to beat.____________________________________2:30bettingexpert: Dance Diva (Nap of the Day)Landed hefty cash on her debut at Redcar despite doing plenty wrong in the run, and she can defy a penalty here with huge improvement certain.Sun Bets: Dance Diva (Nap of the Day)Won at Redcar last time out on its racecourse debut. Should come on for that effort and be able to overcome a 4lb penalty.____________________________________3:00bettingexpert: Original ChoiceMade an impressive winning handicap/seasonal debut at Wolverhampton and had excuses when beaten at Ascot.Sun Bets: MakkaarVery disappointing last time out at Ayr, but may have needed that run to blow away the cobwebs after a lengthy lay-off. Jockey/trainer have a 19.77% strike-rate when teaming up together and is taken reproduce the form when winning a hot Newmarket maiden in October last year.____________________________________3:30bettingexpert: MutarabbySets a clear standard on form and the first time cheekpieces can eek out some improvement to get off the mark.Sun Bets: Sharja BridgeMoney talks! Cost 500,000 guineas as a yearling. Full-brother to a Group 1 winner and half-brother to multiple other Group winners so has to be taken with serious consideration.____________________________________4:00bettingexpert: BroganRan too badly to be true last time and perhaps bounced on her second run back after a break. A CD win in October is solid form and a return to that level would make her very dangerous with Dascombe in the winners.Sun Bets: VaultedJockey/trainer have a 25% strike-rate at Haydock plus it ran a very encouraging race last time out at Musselburgh when tackling this distance for the first time. Should come on for that experience and make its presence felt.____________________________________4:30bettingexpert: SindarbanDid not handle Epsom last time but was a big eyecatcher first time up and the booking of Spencer catches the eye.Sun Bets: MutadaffeqArrives in great form and the trainer/jockey have excellent records at this course so is fancied to complete the hat-trick.____________________________________5:00bettingexpert: Festival Of AgesBred to be useful and can make a winning debut if the market vibes are strong later on.Sun Bets: AssiduousMark Johnson does well with his debutantes and it has some useful pedigree on its side. Should produce a bold showing at a decent price.____________________________________ Related Articles ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Share RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Submit 1bettingexpert210.56 2Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 3Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 4Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 5Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 6Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50last_img read more

Watch goals: Asamoah Gyan nets brace in Al Ain League win

first_imgGhana captain Asamoah Gyan grabbed a brace on Thursday as his side Al Ain recorded a 3-0 win at Dubai Club in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.Gyan opened the scoring on 17 minutes when he headed in Alex Brosque’s cross from inside the box as he was left unmarked.It was his 16th goal of the current campaign and Al Ain went into the break with a comfortable lead.Four minutes after recess, Gyan punished the defenders of Dubai Club who failed to deal with with Ahmed Al Shamisi cross.Gyan profited from a poor clearance to fire home from close range.Yassine El Ghanassy scored the third with a sublime finish on 79 minutes. Watch Asamoah Gyan’s two goals in the highlights below of Al Ain’s 3-0 win at Dubai Clublast_img read more

President Sirleaf Consoles Russia for the Loss of 224 Lives

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and People of the Russian Federation, following the unfortunate news of a metro jet Airbus crash over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board including 17 children.In her message to His Excellency Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, President Sirleaf extended on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of the Russian Federation especially the bereaved families for the irreparable loss sustained.“On behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia and in my own name, I extend our deepest condolences to you personally, the People of Russia; particularly, the families of the deceased,” President Sirleaf expressed with deep sorrow.President Johnson Sirleaf further prayed that as the Government and People of the Russian Federation go through this period of national mourning, the Almighty God will provide President Putin with the strength and courage, as he leads his people during this distressful period.Meanwhile, according to CNN clues emerging so far about the final moments of Metrojet Flight 9268 don’t paint a clear picture of what happened to the doomed passenger jet.Was a midair heat flash that a U.S. satellite detected over the Sinai Peninsula when the flight went down a sign of an explosion aboard the plane? And if that was the case, why haven’t investigators found signs of an explosive impact on the crash victims’ bodies, as Russian state media reports? Could the plane’swreckage show that a past repair went awry?There are a wide range of theories on what made the passenger jet plunge to the ground, killing all 224 people on board, but Russian officials say it’s too soon to speculate on the cause.Aviation experts agree, and officials have downplayed an apparent claim by Islamic militants that they brought down the Airbus A321-200, saying technical failure is the most likely reason for the crash.Here’s a look at the evidence investigators are looking at:RadarFlight 9268 was on its way from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg early Saturday when it dropped off radar about 23 minutes into the flight, Egyptian officials say. Air traffic controllers apparently didn’t receive any distress calls. The website Flightradar24, which tracks aircraft around the world, said it had received data from the Russian plane suggesting sharp changes in altitude and a dramatic decrease in ground speed before the signal was lost. A U.S. military satellite detected a midair heat flash from the Russian airliner before the plane crashed Saturday, a U.S. official told CNN.Intelligence analysis has ruled out that the Russian commercial airplane was struck by a missile, but the new information suggests that there was a catastrophic in-flight event — including possibly a bomb, though experts are considering other explanations, according to U.S. officials.Analysts say heat flashes could be tied to a range of possibilities, including a bomb blast, a malfunctioning engine exploding or a structural problem causing a fire on the plane.Egyptian officials have said they are finishing fieldwork first, and then will go on to investigate the data in the black boxes. Experts started retrieving data from the recorders on Monday, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said.Russia’s privately owned Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source in Cairo as saying the plane’s cockpit voice recorder had captured uncharacteristic sounds the moment before the flight disappeared.It cited the source as saying that an “unexpected’ and “nonstandard (emergency)” occurred “instantly,” which was why the pilots failed to send an emergency or alarm signal.A top Russian aviation official has said the plane broke apart in midair. Sounds in the black-box recording could help investigators determine what caused that to happen, said Peter Goelz, a CNN aviation analyst and former managing director of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.“You can tell whether it is a high-order explosion, or a more low-order event, like a decompression and a tearing apart of the aircraft,” he said.The Egyptian committee investigating the Metrojet plane crash is expected to finish fieldwork on Tuesday evening, Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamel said in a news statement Tuesday.That’s a sign that investigators will soon be closer to figuring out what happened, said Alan Diehl, a former accident investigator for the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Air Force.“This airplane went down in the desert … and that makes it a lot easier to locate the critical pieces. But that is very quick, if they can do that and get the forensic wreckage evidence into the labs, that will be good news,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suppression of Dissent in Russia Resurges Once Olympics Ends

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesFebruary 22, 2014; New York TimesIn the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, Russia, suffering from the scrutiny of the world where human rights and civil freedoms were concerned, released a number of dissidents from prison only to sentence a new grouping of dissidents within hours after closing ceremonies were concluded. All were sentenced to two to four years for their participation in a May 2012 rally protesting President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration.“Why did they sentence him?” asked Stella Anton, the mother of a man sentenced to three and a half years. “To frighten people, so that they won’t go to demonstrations, so that they won’t protest, to put them on their knees and so they’ll put up with everything that’s happening in the country.”And just in case the message was not heard, on Monday, when people gathered as close as barricades would let them get to the court for a peaceful protest of that trial and verdict, OMON, Russia’s special riot police, broke the rally up, and at least 232 protestors were herded into buses and detained. Calls went out over social media to reconvene that evening, and police again were ready, detaining an additional 426 people.This op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Vladimir V. Kara-Murza speculates that “the intentionally harsh sentences for the Bolotnaya Square prisoners, and the arrests of those who raised their voices on their behalf, are meant to serve as a warning and to prevent the reemergence of street protests.—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more