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Kenyans come together on Twitter to raise a million shillings for…

first_imgKenyans have to taken to twitter today on a noble cause. With the hashtag #1MilliForJadudi Kenyans are hopping to raise Ksh. 1 million to help 24 year old Emanuel popularly known as Jadudi on social media get surgery for his brain tumor. His story was wold on a popular Kenyan blog.Here are some of the tweets Lets hold hands and support @Jadudi. Lets not just tweet but help thro. contributions.God bless you #1MilliForJadudi— Teddy Kasich (@TeddyKasich) August 4, 2015 Emanuel responded to Kenyans on twitter ..last_img read more

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Syracuse faces challenging 1st weekend of NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s road to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament has to go through some strong teams along the way. Montana, UNLV and California are all teams the Orange will or could face this weekend, and each of them present different challenges for Syracuse. Depending on which Orange team shows up – the one that lost four out of five games to end the regular season, or the one that won three games in the Big East tournament – it’s very possible Syracuse could meet an early exit.MontanaThe 13th-seeded Grizzlies finished the season 25-6, and went 19-1 in the Big Sky Conference. And they did that while dealing with several injuries to some of its best players, including one that ended leading scorer Mathias Ward’s season. That’ll unquestionably hurt Montana on Thursday against Syracuse. But the Grizzlies are still a strong team in other areas. They’re fifth in the nation in free-throw shooting percentage, going 76.8 percent from the line. Syracuse is 231st at 67.5 percent. So the Orange will have to be mindful not to give the Grizzlies too many chances at the line.Montana’s also a good shooting team. It’s ranked 23rd in the country in field-goal percentage at 47.4 percent. The Grizzlies average 18 3-pointers per game, and are shooting 38.5 percent from the arc, good for 19th in the nation. Jordan Gregory is the team’s best 3-point shooter right now. The sophomore guard is shooting 44.1 percent from the perimeter.The Grizzlies are rolling into the NCAA Tournament. They’ve won their last six games, including a Big Sky Conference tournament championship. This is their second straight season with an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Overall, Montana is 2-10 in the Tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUNLVThe Running Rebels, seeded No. 5, finished the regular season 25-9, including a 10-6 record in the Mountain West Conference. UNLV is a good rebounding team, ranked sixth in the nation in boards per game at 40.1. The Running Rebels also average about 28.1 defensive rebounds per game, so that’s an area Syracuse would need to be careful of if they meet. UNLV is also ninth in the country in assists at 16.2 per game, with Anthony Marshall handing out about 5.8 per game.UNLV isn’t a tremendous shooting team from deep, which could really hurt it against Syracuse’s zone. The Running Rebels are shooting 33 percent from the arc. Anthony Bennett, a 6-foot-8 forward, is averaging 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Against most teams, Bennett creates matchup problems. But Syracuse’s forwards match him in height, whether he’s against James Southerland or Jerami Grant, who are both 6-foot-8 also. So an area that was an advantage for the Running Rebels most of the season won’t help much against the Orange should they meet in the second round.CaliforniaIf Syracuse ends up playing No. 12 seed Cal (20-11, 12-6 Pac-12) in the second round, it could be a tough matchup. First off, San Jose is only about 50 miles south of Berkeley, Calif., where the Golden Bears’ campus is located. Second, the Bears have some good wins this season. They beat then-No. 10 Oregon 58-54 back on Feb. 2, then-No. 7 Arizona 77-69 on Feb. 10, and then-No. 23 Oregon again 48-46 on Feb. 21. Cal also beat UCLA 76-63.California also has the Pac-12 Player of the Year in Allen Crabbe, who’s averaging 18.7 points and six rebounds per game. His 18.7 points per game ranks him 35th in the country. Justin Cobbs, meanwhile, 15.7 points and 4.8 assists per game for the Golden Bears.California is a strong team that could pose a tough matchup for Syracuse in the second round if both advance. Comments Published on March 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

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Dedmon becomes latest loss for Trojans’ season

first_imgThe injuries keep mounting for the 6-16 USC men’s basketball team. They will be without power forward Dewayne Dedmon for the rest of the season. The 7-foot-tall redshirt sophomore suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee and a bone bruise in the 74-50 loss to Colorado Thursday night.Dedmon, who hails from Lancaster, Calif., has seen his share of injuries in his brief tenure.He will miss the last 10 games of the season and the Pac-12 conference tournament. Although no surgery is needed, coach Kevin O’Neill and the training staff deemed him incapable of play.“Obviously, it is another huge blow for us as we move forward,” O’Neill said in a press release.Dedmon is now the fifth Trojan player that suffered a season ending injury. He joins his fellow teammates, senior guard Jio Fontan, sophomore forward Curtis Washington, redshirt junior forward Aaron Fuller and redshirt sophomore forward Evan Smith.The Trojans are now down to six players on scholarships who are a part of the active roster.Dedmon averaged 7.6 points and 5.5 rebounds despite a hand and foot injury he suffered earlier in the season. Dedmon’s resilience brought attention from NBA scouts and, when healthy again, should bring it back again.last_img read more

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Henrik Tjärnström: Kindred is unafraid of challenging the status quo on sustainable practices

first_img Related Articles Share Submit Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Stockholm-listed Kindred Group has lauded its ability to ‘challenge the status quo’ when it comes to responsible gambling efforts, emphasising that the group can adapt its business strategy facing the realities and demands of sustainable gambling.Publishing its third annual ‘Sustainability Report’, Kindred has outlined five key priority areas which it will focus on in the coming years including ‘responsible gambling’, ‘maintaining integrity’, ‘running a compliant business’, ‘being Kindred’, and ‘contributing to communities’.Driving its social responsibility agenda, Kindred has maintained a corporate goal of achieving 0% of gross winnings revenue being derived from ‘harmful gambling’ by 2023.Kindred stated: “During 2019, we worked to set a baseline for how we can effectively measure and report our progress towards this ambition. We are proud to take the first important steps, and we hope other operators will join us on the journey towards a gambling industry that is 100% enjoyable.“For this ambition to be realistic, we need sustainable regulations that ensure customers stay within the licensed markets, more collaboration across the industry and improved technology.”Outlined in its ‘maintaining integrity’ area, the group has set a long-term goal to ‘always behave with integrity and fairness in everything we do to gain the trust of our customers, the regulators and society as a whole’.Kindred Group CEO Henrik Tjärnström emphasised the need to maintain their commitment to sustainable gambling: “We have seen regulatory pressure in Europe increase throughout 2019, partly fuelled by the stigma around gambling as an industry.“This is challenging the industry to adapt to a new market reality in terms of marketing, community involvement and actively addressing industry specific issues. Kindred has always been a front-runner in this area, and we intend to keep hold of the baton in the race for sustainable growth.“As mentioned in last year’s sustainability report we have built our business on continually finding new ways forward, challenging the status quo, and we are determined to continue to transform ourselves and the industry for this new reality.”In ‘Running a Compliant Business’, Kindred has revealed that it is striving to ‘ensure that our operations always continue to meet the highest professional, compliance and ethical standards’, with its ‘Being Kindred’ segment unveiling an aim to ‘become one of the world’s highest-ranked companies for employee engagement’.Meanwhile ‘Contributing to Communities’ has highlighted an ambition of equipping regions in which it operates ‘with the knowledge and resources to build a better future’.Tjärnström continued: “In 2019, we derived 59 per cent of our revenue from locally regulated markets and expect this ratio to increase, a clear indication that we want to contribute to our communities in every way possible.“However, to ensure local regulation works in a digital world the share of customers choosing locally regulated operators, also called the level of channelisation, must be the ultimate objective in each market. If this is not achieved, the system will fail.“Gambling is a form of entertainment in our society. It always has been and always will be. A customer who enjoys gambling and stays in control, and an industry which plays a fundamental part in developing communities through active engagement, is good for everyone. That is why a sustainable business is a good business and a valuable part of the communities in which it operates.”last_img read more