WEST FLORIDA SWEEPS CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

first_img Share WEST FLORIDA SWEEPS CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS Nov. 7, 2007  Box Score    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – West Florida setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr., 5-7, Bayamon, Puerto Rico) was the Gulf South Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week for the past week. This is the second award for the junior setter this season. Gonzalez did it all this past weekend, pushing her team to an undefeated record in conference play. She had 66 assists during the two weekend matches, including 42 in a 3-0 win over West Alabama. She also hit .316 on for UWF over the two matches.West Florida outside hitter Luciana Rapach (Jr., 5-9, Porto Alegre, Brazil) was named the Gulf South Conference East Division Defensive Player of the Week. She was all over the court for the Argonauts, posting impressive dig and block numbers. She had 25 digs in the two matches, averaging 4.17 digs per game. The junior also made her presence felt at the net, contributing 13 blocks during the two matches. That 1.17 block per game average helped clinch the top spot in the East for UWF in this weekend’s GSC Tournament. This was her third defensive player of the week honor this season, despite the fact that she plays an offensive position. The versatility of Rapach is a big reason for the Argonauts setting a team record of 30 wins so far this season.The Argonauts have been honored with 11 of the 22 weekly awards this season, with seven different players receiving the award. Rapach and Gonzalez account for five of the awards, while Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) and Danielle Spitzer (Sr. / Birmingham) have previously won offensive player of the week awards. The Argonauts have three other individuals that have won the defensive player of the week honors, which includes Freshmen Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Junior Libero Jerica Carter (Gainesville, Fla.). The other defensive player of the week, Kimberly Clark (Jr. / St. Petersburg, Fla.) has the unique honor of being the only player in the league that has won both the defensive player of the week and the offensive player of the week. Clark was the defensive player of the week following a five game match victory over West Georgia, in which she had several key blocks and some spectacular digs in the win. Then, just a couple weeks later, Clark was the offensive GSC recipient after she single-handedly out hit the entire Pittsburg State team in the final game of the upset win over the #11 Gorillas. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Broward County Man Threatened To Kill Donald Trump

first_imgA Broward County man is facing federal charges for allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump in response to killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, according to court records.Chauncy Devonte Lump,26, was reportedly on Facebook live as “Blackman vs America” and making threats to the President.A Facebook employee reached out to Broward Sheriff’s Office and told them that Lump was seen in the video saying “he killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald,” and “the Feds are watching. I am not afraid of the Feds.” “Please tell me where is Donald Trump. I need to find the Donald and if I don’t find him I have to blow up Broward County,”In the video he was also holding what appeared to be a loaded AK-47, according to the arrest report.Lump told Broward officials that the threats were a “joke.”He was arrested and is facing a federal charge along with a county charge of making a false bomb report.Lump’s was set at $100,000 and is ordered to appear in court on Friday.last_img read more

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Cornwall relishing senior West Indies team call up

first_imgALL-rounder Rahkeem “Jimbo” Cornwall, is hoping that his recent exploits with the West Indies A team in Sri Lanka is enough to impress senior team selectors.The National and Leeward Islands cricketer returned from Sri Lanka Monday night, where he finished as the leading wicket taker in the three unofficial Tests.The spinner bagged a total of 23 wickets for 456 runs at an economic rate of 3.08. He bowled 148 overs.“Quite comfortable with the bowling performance because as usual, I really came off well with the ball, but I think I need to work a little bit more on the batting and try to balance off the two.I think the performances are there to show, but that is just not my call really. The selectors are seeing the stats and it’s all up to them to do what they have to do,” Cornwall said.The Liberta Blackhawks player was, however, poor with the bat, making only 30 runs in the three Tests. In the five times he batted, the Antiguan was out lbw [leg before wicket] on four occasions.“The pitches in Sri Lanka are a little bit slower than the pitches in the Caribbean, but I think it was just a little technical problem where I probably had my front foot locked up a little bit rather than straight down.I think I have enough time to work out that before the start of the professional season, so I just have to go back and work hard in the nets,” the player said. (Antigua Observer article).last_img read more

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Furman, ETSU put streaks on line

first_img February 18, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFurman (22-5, 12-2) vs. East Tennessee State (23-4, 12-2)Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Furman looks for its eighth straight conference win against East Tennessee State. Furman’s last SoCon loss came against the Wofford Terriers 66-52 on Jan. 17. East Tennessee State is coming off a 72-67 win on the road against VMI in its most recent game.center_img SENIOR STUDS: Furman’s Jordan Lyons, Clay Mounce and Noah Gurley have collectively accounted for 57 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 65 percent of all Paladins points over the last five games.LIKEABLE LYONS: Lyons has connected on 34.7 percent of the 202 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 34 over the last five games. He’s also made 82.4 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK SCORING: Furman has won its last three road games, scoring 82 points, while allowing 66 per game.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Paladins have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Buccaneers. East Tennessee State has an assist on 36 of 75 field goals (48 percent) across its past three matchups while Furman has assists on 47 of 77 field goals (61 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: East Tennessee State attempts more free throws per game than any other SoCon team. The Buccaneers have averaged 21.9 foul shots per game this season, including 24.4 per game over their five-game winning streak.___ Furman, ETSU put streaks on linelast_img read more

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Mid Tipp SHC semis down for decision today

first_imgMeanwhile, there was action in the South Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship last night.Mullinahone defeated Ballingarry 0-17 to 1-12 and it finished Killenaule 2-19 Carrick Swans 1-18. Loughmore-Castleiney and Moycarkey-Borris clash at 2.The meeting of Drom-Inch and Holycross-Ballycahill gets underway at 3.30.Both matches will be played in Boherlahan – there’ll be updates throughout the afternoon on Tipp FM.last_img

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Bet365 retains Best Bookmaker title at SBC Awards

first_img SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Bet365 came out on top of its industry peers last night to take the SBC Bookmaker of the Year Award for the third year running. The Stoke-based outfit beat Unibet, Sky Bet, Pinnacle and 10bet to take the award, sponsored by Oddslife, which was voted on by industry professionals. Bet365 also picked up the gong for best Live Betting Product in a very successful night for the bookmaker. Yorkshire -based Sky Bet also had a successful evening, winning the Best Football Bookmaker Awards, being highly commended in another two categories, and seeing sister brand Oddschecker retain the Affiliate of the Year Award.400 industry professionals attended the awards at the exclusive Under The Bridge nightclub at Stamford Bridge and were given a Christmas welcome with snow, mulled wine and mince pies. Inside entertainment came in the form of a 138.com sponsored selfie competition – the entries of which can be seen here – and the Slots Million VR casino. The evening, sponsored by OPTIMA, was hosted by Sky Sports News presenter Hayley McQueen, thanks to sponsorship from BetOnBrazil, who announced the winners and highly commended entries in seven innovation award categories and seven overall award categories.The innovation awards winners were chosen by a panel of 30 judges, most of whom are leading CEOs in the business, while the overall awards were voted for by people who attended SBC’s two conferences, Betting on Football and Betting on Sports, or who receive the daily Betting Bulletin from SBC News.The evening also saw the launch of the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame, with Howard Chisholm of Chisholm Bookmakers, Carsten Koerl of Sportradar and FSB Technology chairman Mark Blandford inducted as inaugural members. The night ended with a set from Kellie Acreman, voted one of the world’s sexiest DJs, sponsored by EnergyBet. SBC managing director Andrew McCarron said: “Congratulations to Bet365 on winning Best Bookmaker again and all our winners. Thanks to everyone who made it to our Awards ceremony with a difference. And particular thanks to our sponsors OPTIMA, LeoVegas, Ganapati plc, Oddslife, InPlay Sports Data, BetBrain, Digital Fuel, SlotsMillion, Sportito, BetonBrazil, BetConstruct, Vermantia, 138.com, SBTech, Sportradar, Energybet, Mr Green and Golden Race.” Bookmaker of the Year  – Sponsored by OddslifeBet365 – WinnerSky Bet – Highly CommendedUnibetPinnacle10betAffiliate of the Year – Sponsored by 138.comOddschecker – WinnerBettingexpert – Highly CommendedThe FlashScore NetworkAt The RacesSuperscommesseRising Star in Sports Betting – Sponsored by Golden RaceEnergyBet – Winner BetOnBrazil – Highly CommendedLeoVegas SportsMr GreenTipbetFootball Bookmaker of the Year – Sponsored by InPlay Sports DataSkyBet – Winner Pinnacle – Highly CommendedUnibet10Bet138.comVBetFootball Affiliate of the Year – Sponsored by EnergyBetBetBrain – WinnerFootballtips.com – Highly CommendedFree Super TipsBookmakers ReviewWeekend FootballEsports Bookmaker of the Year – Sponsored by BetradarPinnacle – WinnerSkyBet – Highly Commended UnikrnDanske SpilVitalbetMarketing Campaign of the Year  – Sponsored by VermantiaLeoVegas – LeoVegas Sports launch – WinnerMarathonbet – Non-League Challenge – Highly CommendedSkyBet – Making Betting BetterLadbrokes – Betstation rebrandingUnibet – Unibet AffiliatesInnovation in Football Betting – Best Football Betting ProductBetBright – WinnerTXODDS – Highly CommendedSBTechBetgeniusBetBrain 4 BusinessColossus BetsInnovation in Sports Betting – Best Sports Betting Product  – Sponsored by Mr GreenBetConstruct – WinnerMetric Gaming – Highly CommendedArenaCubeOpenbetBetradarFSBTechInnovation in Live Betting – Best Live Betting ProductBet365 – WinnerSBTech – Highly CommendedInPlay Sports DataCommologicMetric GamingOptimaInnovation in Virtual Sports – Best New Virtual Sports ProductGolden Race – WinnerVermantia – Highly CommendedInspired GamingVSoftCoBetradarSISInnovation in Fantasy Sports – Best Fantasy Sports ProductOulala Games – WinnerPremier Punt – Highly CommendedMondogoal.comBrazil’s Fantasy FootballSportito ASAP ItaliaRunLastManInnovation in Affiliation – Best New Affiliate Product – Sponsored by LeoVegasBetter Collective – WinnerBet IT Best – Highly CommendedBetcadeFresh8 GamingAt The RacesWantMyBetInnovation in Retail Betting – Best Retail Betting ProductOptima – WinnerSIS – Highly CommendedRacing Post/BGTPerform GroupMediatechBetConstructlast_img read more

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Winning Post – The implications of Italian regulations

first_imgShare Submit Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column.Italy: commercial gambling – ad ban demonstrates failure to communicateFurther to last week’s reports, Italy’s council of Ministers approved the so called ‘Dignity Decree’on Monday which introduced a blanket ban on gambling advertising and gambling-related sports sponsorship from 1 January 2019 (excluding lottery). This will have far-reaching ramifications for gambling operators and directly impacts many sports, most notably football, whose teams rely on sponsorship, partnerships and gambling related advertising revenue to a greater extent in Italy than many other markets. It also highlights how brittle is the compact between commercial gambling and politics, and how quickly regulation can change when the mood swings. It might be tempting to think Italy is ‘different’; we would suggest it offers further valuable lessons to enter the ‘what not to do’ playbook (which is becoming something of a repetitive tome).A brief look at Serie A in Italy shows that 12 out of the 20 teams have partnerships with betting brands ranging from straight advertising to betting partner, with some clubs presenting live odds on screens in stadia (a lower penetration than the EPL, but with a higher club revenue mix from betting sponsorship, we believe). Current sponsors largely map the larger Italian sports betting operators, with only bet365 missing from the major non-lottery operators. Bwin (GVC) – Inter MilanEurobet (GVC) – Cagliari, Lazio, Sampdoria,Genoa and UdineseSNAI (being acquired by Playtech) – Rome, MilanBetfair (PPB) – JuventusPlanetwin365 – NapoliGoldbet – TorinoThe EGBA has estimated that betting companies spend around €120m pa in Italian sports sponsorships (c. 50% of total Italian betting-brand advertising, mostly football), suggesting both a significant loss to Italian football (likely hard to replace in one go at similar rates given the scale) as well significant disruption to Italian betting marketing budgets (given the central role of football sponsorship within that).Serie A has warned that this ban will directly impact on the competitiveness of the teams and will redirect money away from Italy to other overseas markets, though it is unclear that the government is listening: offers to participate in discussions to find solutions to gambling-related harm are likely to be seen as too little too late. The president of Genoa FC warned that the measures were likely to encourage illegal gambling and not likely to solve any issues. The question remains as to whether teams sponsored by the gambling sector which visit Italy for matches from overseas could also be affected by the ban, though given the maelstrom this is something of a secondary issue for now.Long experience has shown that nothing is certain in Italy from a legislative perspective, but it is probably wise to prepare for the worst. This ban is clearly far more severe than the English FA’s decision to sever commercial links with the betting industry and the UK DCMS position on sports advertising. But it comes from a country whose government was until recently routinely labelled as ‘pro-gambling’ and where football was considered very powerful. Times are changing and unless gambling companies offer much more compelling reasons why they belong in the entertainment sector and demonstrate how they are mitigating harm (both doable, neither done well), then more reactions such as this are likely, in our view.Please see our blog on gambling-related harm and the troubled pursuit of balance here: VIEW BLOGUK: In Parliament – the calm before the squallThis was a relatively quiet week in the politics of gambling. The DCMS is being kept busy by the steady flow of Parliamentary Questions on matters of gambling policy; but as usual the answers yielded little insight.The Tory peer and career PR man, Lord Chadlington has now got the bit firmly between his teeth on gambling-related harm. He pushed HM Treasury this week on how much it expected to pull in from FOBTs before stake reduction took effect; and also asked DCMS “what assessment they have made of the care available for families and individuals who are affected by suicides connected with gambling.”It seems likely that these questions are connected in Lord Chadlington’s mind – and that his weighing of the benefits of one versus the costs of the other may be somewhat different to HM Treasury’s. Elsewhere, a further eight MPs added their signatures to EDM 1440, which calls for the swift reduction in FOBT stakes (“to prevent any further gambling related harm or possible loss of life”). The Leader (and sole MP) of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas (Green, Brighton Pavilions) was among them as were six Labour Party MPs (until now this has been an SNP dominated motion). There are still 22 MPs who signed the original EDM on stake reduction (EDM 174) who have yet to sign this one, which indicates that support will continue to grow.Timing is everything – at least it will be next Wednesday when two debates on gambling policy take place in the Palace of Westminster. In the morning, the Bishop of St Albans will lead a discussion in the Lords on the timing of FOBT stake reduction (the noble prelate is likely to favour sooner rather than later); while in the afternoon, Clive Hawkswood of the RGA, Brian Chapple of Justice for Punters and a representative of the Gambling Commission will take up the question, “Should bookmakers have a regulatory time limit to pay out bets?”US: sportsbetting – beware Delaware?The revenue data from Delaware, covering 20 days of June, is the first we have of the newly regulated US sports betting sector. On the face of it, the stats are very encouraging: US$7m of handle and US$1m revenue suggests a c. US$17m annualised revenue market across just three landbased venues.However, it is almost certainly far too early to be so simplistic, in our view. First, it is unlikely that 14% margins are anything like sustainable – with 5-6% much more likely as a long-run singles market average. Second, there is almost certainly more “first mover” customer activity to strip out than long-term engagement to build in, suggesting that early over-trading is more likely than a growth curve. Third, it is telling that 75% of the revenue came from just one venue, demonstrating that not all venue partners are born (anywhere near) equal. Finally, with only US$125k of revenue accruing to the three providers (SG, GVC, WH), there is a clear demonstration of how relatively small B2B pickings can be. Spain: gambling duty – turning luck into opportunitySpain offered a rare nugget of fiscal-regulatory positivity in Europe last week, with a reduction in gambling duty by 5ppts to 20% passed in the 2018 federal budget. The tax change comes as Spain prepares to accept new licensees and is likely also a recognition that secular growth is driving receipts. The change will save operators c. €30m pa, which is not insignificant in a small crowded market dominated by a few large operators. If this windfall is recycled into better product, high-return marketing, innovation and harm minimisation then both the market and the government’s tax yield will sustainably grow – giving the remote sector a much-needed positive model to point to. If on the other hand the tax cut is split between more aggressive advertising and higher offshore profit margins, then the government is likely to revisit both the rate and the regulatory framework. The Spanish government has given its remote gambling sector a clear short-term positive; it is up to the sector to learn lessons from elsewhere and turn it into a long-term success story.Kenya: gambling duty – reductions proposed as operators flex musclesIt has been reported that the Kenyan Finance and National Planning Committee has also proposed reducing its gambling tax, following an operator backlash to a recent imposition of more significant increase in rates of duty. The government had become concerned with rising levels of problem gambling, in particular among young people, and decided to use tax hikes to help control the situation (as well as provide a handy boost to central coffers, no doubt). The rates implemented on 1 January this year amounted to 35% of revenue as well as 20% tax on customer winnings.However, the gambling lobby in the country is powerful, and reactions such as the ceasing of operations by a lottery operator, and the dominant SportPesa terminating its domestic sports sponsorships appear to have had the desired effect. The proposed new rates – 15% of revenue and 10% of customer winnings – will now go to the National Assembly and the President for consideration. It is understood that SportPesa has now signed new sports sponsorship agreements, suggesting it is content with where the tax rates have landed. This further demonstrates the power the large Kenyan operators hold and their importance to the economy, and also, of wider application – the value of effective lobbying…India: gambling regulation – Law Commission recommends urgent legalisationTwo years after being asked by the Supreme Court to study the possibility of legalising betting, the Law Commission of India has published a wide-ranging report recommending that government should legalise and regulate gambling.  The report, titled “Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including in Cricket in India”, identifies a number of benefits of making such a move, including (tax) revenue generation, employment creation, prevention of fraud and money laundering, and protection of vulnerable persons and sports’ participants. It also suggested several specific measures to promote responsible gambling and prevent problem gambling. The Commission recommended that match-fixing and sports fraud be made criminal offences with “severe punishments”.As attention now turns to see how the government responds to this report, it would be dangerous to assume that a recommendation turns into legislative progress, with India perpetually disappointing in terms of speed and offering more opportunities for in-fighting than even the US. However, India does have the benefit of being a very small ‘dark grey’ market relative to the country’s size, meaning that even small, fragmented regulated opportunities are likely to be a positive for the sector overall.  UK: Horseracing – tote-all recallThe in-house racecourse pool operation, Britbet, will begin trading at 55 racecourses next week – with more than a little help from prior arch-rival Betfred. The racecourse-owned partnership has struck a deal with Fred’s newly PE-backed tote to provide it with access to its pools and the infrastructure required to accept bets on course. The arrangement will see changes in that where racecourses formerly received a commission and rental fee from Betfred’s tote, they will now pay Fred for the use of the equipment and access to pools, leaving revenue (after costs) to be distributed back to the courses – effectively becoming a white label, and leaving all but three of Britain’s courses with access to the same pool. Racing has therefore taken more control, with Betfred reducing risk – how this plays out economically will depend upon whether historical declines can be transformed into growth.This is good news for tote customers, racing (and Fred!), at least in the short term, as one pool is far more attractive than a split (though for customers, this mitigates a risk they were mostly oblivious to rather than represents an improvement on its own). The key now is for courses to turn risk into better product and customer experience – or the reward will all be Fred’s…UK: Horseracing – broadening the gene poolThe BHA has announced a new initiative to make the sport more diverse and inclusive – both in terms of participants and consumers – with a published action plan and search for an executive to oversee its administration. Brainchild of the recently formed Diversity in Racing Steering Group – an eclectic group of racing’s administration and wider participants including BHA CEO Nick Rust and ITV Racing’s Rishi Persad – the plan is to make the sport of horseracing accessible to all with the long-term aim of removing all barriers to entry, participation and enjoyment on all levels.The horseracing ‘establishment’ has struggled to shed its label of ‘old boys club’ despite making fundamental changes to its management since the separation of The Jockey Club as regulator and key executive institution. There has inevitably already been some criticism of ‘box ticking’ and ‘fig leaf policies’; however, the more racing involves broader demographic and socio-economic groups, the greater the chance it will retain and enhance its relevance as a consumer product. The challenge is now to implement change in a way which not only meaningfully impacts stakeholders, but also noticeably improves the customer experience. StumbleUpon Share Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more

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Organization for African Development embarks on community care peace project

first_imgAs part of their plans to ensure a peaceful, healthy and food secured Africa, Organization of African Development (OAD) is collaborating with the Ministries of Youth and Sports, Health, Food and Agriculture, traditional authorities, the United Nations, Right to Play and the Diplomatic Corps on the next phase of the boots for food initiative dubbed OAD Community Care Peace Project (OAD-CCPP).The project is aimed at creating healthy communities in Ghana with particular interest in peace, stability, food security and eradication of poverty through sports.To successfully execute this project, OAD will send experts from key institutions to the entire nation to provide various support schemes and also use its medium to sensitize communities about peace, unity and educate farmers to increase their yield and also reduce the state of malnutrition.In preparation for the Community Care Project, meetings have been arranged with various administrative sectors all over the nation and the power structures of various communities to ensure the smooth running of the event.Initiator of the project and Philanthropic businessman Bonaventure Castro Aguissi is confident that this initiative would be a groundbreaking one that would harmonize all and sundry in making sure that the programme positively affects the nation and beyond.“It is unfortunate that a rich continent like Africa is economically the poorest. We have been troubled by unnecessary civil strifes, wars and political butchery with the masses feeling the brunt of all this unfortunate actions. It is about time we have to stand up and be counted and raise the level of awareness of the ordinary folks and put some smiles on their faces. Money cannot even pay for the kind of smile my organization wants to put on their faces.”He urged Ghanaians of all spheres to support the project for it to make a lasting impact on the nation.last_img read more

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Kumordzi scores third goal in six days for Genk

first_imgGhana midfielder Bennard Kumordzi heralded yet another strong performance to perpetuate his impressive scoring run by scoring the opening goal for KRC Genk in their 2-1 away victory over Mechelen in the Belgian Cup on Tuesday.The lanky midfield fan-belt display a measure of great technique to collect a through pass from Senegalese team-mate Serigne Kara Mbodji to neatly finish off, planting the ball firmly beyond the reach of the host’s keeper at the Argos Oil Stadion Achter de Kazerne.Kumordzi’s form is drawing raving reviews over the weeks in Belgium and he is keen to hold on to it.“It feels great to possess such a form. I’m happy I’m scoring and I hope I maintain it in the coming games,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.The 28-year-old’s calmness and glistening form saw him score against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday in the Uefa Europa League before displaying yet another fabulous performance with a goal against OH Leuven on Sunday at the Cristal Arena.Kumordzi who spent time in the French top-flight league with Dijon two seasons ago has stumped into the list of impressive Ghanaian performers abroad – a feat he achieved last season after winning the Belgian Cup after scoring in the final.last_img read more

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30 Days: Stalcup Realtor has 5 houses for you to look at this holiday season

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This Christmas while you are celebrating the holiday in your house, how about a house as a Christmas present?Stalcup Realtor on 602 N. Washington currently has five houses ready for your purchase in Wellington (see listings below).John Stalcup and Mary Zeka are licensed real estate agents in a family business which started in 1980.John Stalcup, owner of Stalcup Realtor.This might be a good time to purchase a home, Stalcup said. The real estate market has been flat in Wellington, but Stalcup said the housing market appears to be on the rebound after a long five-year recession.“There are a lot of things happening as far as projects in Wichita,” Stalcup said. “For example, the building of the new airport will take a couple of years to complete. I anticipate there will be a lot of people needing homes to live in.”Stalcup said as far as Wellington is concerned he said real estate is currently back to the 2008 level before the housing market crash.But Stalcup warns that in order for real estate prices to improve locally, Wellington must help itself visually.“We need to make sure that we continue to project a positive image of the town to outsiders, especially with our homes on the major streets in town,” Stalcup said. “If we have homes that look rundown on U.S. 81 or 160 or on Washington Street, that can really hurt us in the eyes of the outsider looking at our town for the first time.”Stalcup started in the real estate business under the Byler Real Estate franchise in the late 1970s. He decided to branch out on his own in 1979 and brought his father Forrest Stalcup on board in 1980. In 1981, after renting a cubicle in the Bob Willis office, he bought his own place and is operating one of Wellington’s most stable and venerable businesses today.If you have a house that needs to be sold, or if you are looking for more real estate to purchase, Stalcup is the place to go.Christmas specials: Here are the five properties Stalcup Realtors are currently listing: This house is part of one of Wellington’s newest housing addition at Settlers Creek in east Wellington at 834 Homestead Drive. Conveniently located for the home dweller needing to get to Wichita, the house and lot is listed at $112,500.This beautiful house is at 912 North Washington and is being listed at $107,500.This house is a keeper at 312 North B. It is listed at $82,900.This house can be found at 519 North C. It is being listed at $59,500.This house is located at 1031 North Jefferson and is selling for $15,000. Contact them: Call Mary Zeka at 316-640-1389 or John Stalcup at 620-440-2549. Office hours: Stalcup Realtor is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.center_img Also you can E-mail them at stalcupre@sutv.com.last_img read more

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