East Tennessee bishop announces retirement

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Flowers, bench provide lift

first_imgJAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoPlaying three games in as many days, the University ofWisconsin men’s basketball team was able to count on its bench to providevaluable support and minutes over the course of the America’s Youth Classictournament.In the tournament’s final game Saturday, it was MichaelFlowers providing the initial spark off the bench. Ryan’s decision to haveFlowers on the bench to start games this season after Flowers started everygame last year may have come as a surprise to some, but Saturday proved howeffective the guard can be coming in a few minutes after tip-off. After coming into the game several minutes into the firsthalf, Flowers was able to hit a three-pointer, break away on a steal for a lay-up,assist Trevon Hughes on a three-pointer and then assist Jason Bohannon foranother three over his first five possessions for the game that helped theBadgers establish an early 13-point lead.”That energy, it’s exciting to see that kind of passion,”Ryan said of Flowers. “It definitely inspires his teammates.”He’s an igniter.”Flowers finished the game with 12 points, four rebounds,four assists, four steals and a dramatic breakaway steal capped off by hisfirst dunk on three attempts this season. Freshmen Jon Leuer also provided some help off the benchSaturday against Colorado. The forward logged 17 minutes, scoring eight pointsand grabbing a pair of rebounds.”He just plays,” Ryan said of Leuer. “I like him a lot.”In addition to Flowers and Leuer, the bench proved valuablewhen junior Joe Krabbenhoft went down with an injury early in the first half.Ryan was able to turn to forward Kevin Gullikson to jump into the mix, and thejunior responded with a quick basket and solid play before Krabbenhoft was ableto return to the game.Blowouts on Thursday and Friday allowed Ryan to rest keyplayers and helped the team stay prepared for the finale Saturday.”You want your guys to play because you have to stay gameready,” Ryan said after Friday’s game. “But we weren’t going to play guys inthe second half as much.”We were the beneficiaries of getting some guys off thefloor and getting them ready for the third game.”Friday against Florida A&M, Bohannon found a rhythmcoming off the bench — the sophomore guard hit four 3-pointers while scoring agame-high 17 points.”A lot of it’s just getting a feel for the game,” Bohannonsaid. “It’s difficult to just come off the bench and start shooting right away.I didn’t feel like the shots were there at the beginning. As we worked the ballaround a little more, the shot was there and I felt comfortable.”It always helps a lot to have that three-ball going down.It makes things a lot easier.”The play of Bohannon was a critical part of Wisconsin’sestablishment of a 40-point lead for most of the second half against FloridaA&M, and Ryan was able to look deep down the bench for playing time late inthe game.Friday’s game saw the entrance, and quick scoring, of seniorfan-favorite Tanner Bronson. The guard connected on a pair of three-pointers,the first of which a long bank shot, as he scored a career-high six points.”We all know he’s capable of going out there and runningthis team as a point guard,” Krabbenhoft said. “When he gets out there he lovesto show the fans what he can do.”Newly added walk-on Wquinton Smith made his debut as welllate in Friday’s game. The freshman earned his roster spot via an open-tryoutearlier in the season and received a large ovation from the crowd upon checkingin.”First time I ever got a hug for putting a guy into a game,”Ryan said of Smith. The walk-on finished with no points and one turnover. “I said, ‘Just don’t turn the ball over next time,'” Ryan joked. “So much for the hug.”last_img read more

GVC restructures customer care teams in line with BGC code

first_img Related Articles Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Pre-empting regulatory and compliance changes enforced on its UK online gambling operations, GVC Holdings has restructured its customer service teams.The FTSE100 gambling group stated that it will undertake changes to its VIP schemes and customer engagement protocols in-line with the recommendations set out by the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) new code-of-conduct.Concluding a series of ‘industry working groups’, this April the BGC announced its new industry safeguards on VIP interactions, game designs and further advertising standards.As part of the action plan, all BGC members committed to restricting VIP programmes to customers aged 25-plus. Furthermore, BGC members detailed that all VIP interactions would be independently audited with regards to incentives and rewards.The operator issued the following statement confirming its inbound changes: “GVC confirms that in line with its adoption of the Betting & Gaming Council’s new code of conduct for the management of high value customers (HVCs), it is restructuring its customer care teams. GVC was the lead operator in the industry working group on what were formally referred to as VIP schemes.”“This work paved the way for the creation of the new code, which introduces significant enhancements to responsible gambling safeguarding measures for HVC schemes and reduces the number of customers eligible to participate, including a complete restriction for those aged under 25.“As a result of the restructure, a number of roles have been identified at risk, though it is hoped and expected that by offering alternate positions within the Group, compulsory redundancies will be kept to a minimum.” ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020last_img read more

ESI Gambling Report: ECS Season 5 Finals Preview

first_imgBetway 1.90Pinnacle 2.06Bet365 1.90 Luminosity GamingLuminosity was just barely able to clinch the 4th seed at the ECS Finals from the league – they finished the pitting stage with an overall record of 10-8. Aside from finishing first in the DreamHack Open Valencia 2018: North American Qualifier by beating out Rogue Esports and eUnited, Luminosity hasn’t displayed much durability against stronger teams. Luminosity has the highest odds at the ECS Finals, but don’t plan on betting on them to turn a profit; It’s doubtful we’ll see the all-Brazilian cast trounce any of the teams in Group B, let alone win the event. PredictionsThere’s a lot at stake in London this weekend, teams are looking to either fossilize their names among other CS:GO greats or redefine themselves halfway through the season – regardless of their status, no one wants to exit the ECS Finals early. Here’s our picks for who will appear in the Grand Finals.AstralisThe way we see it, Astralis practically has their names etched on the ECS Season 5 trophy already; the Danes have been in unsurpassable form the last few months and an upset seems dubious. Although we predict there may be some friction against Liquid and FaZe, Astralis likely has this one in the bag. Cloud9It’s been a rough season for Cloud9, after being crowned champions at ELEAGUE: Boston – the first major of the year – there were high hopes for the North American outfit; however, the rest of the season would show a cluster of poor results.After Jake “Stewie2K” Yip fled Cloud9 to join SK the team has seemingly been unable to recover since, especially with their current roster instability regarding Pujan “FNS” Mehta impending release. Cloud9 desperately needs a tournament win under their belts – however, taking a look at their group stage pitting, it’s unlikely we’ll see them break out into playoffs. Betway 7.00Pinnacle 8.11Bet365 11.00 Team LiquidLiquid clinched third in the ECS North American League, proving they belong at the ECS Finals but still facing a long road ahead of standing on the winner’s podium. Liquid has experienced growth as an upshot of Epitacio “TACO” de Melo joining the roster back in March; the Brazilian CS:GO superstar was a central part of former squad SK and has since proven he can carry that success over to bolster other talented squads. Earning first in the NA League yet falling just short of a title finish to none other than Astralis at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, Liquid’s steady ascent hasn’t gone unnoticed.It wouldn’t be surprising to see Liquid fashion a couple upsets at this event, hell, we’d consider them to be the dark horses in London, no pun intended. Betway 11.00Pinnacle 15.47Bet365 15.00 Eight of the best Counter Strike teams will venture to London this weekend to participate in the Esports Championship Series Season 5 Finals at the SSE Arena Wembley. The teams are set to square off in a double-elimination gauntlet for their slice of a $660,000 (£491,564) prize pool. Expect to see sparks fly this weekend in London, we’ve got your betting analysis covered in this week’s ESI Gambling Report.Group AThe degree of talent playing at ECS is lofty, and Group A is just one half of that equation. The group selection process saw the top seeded team (Astralis & NRG) in each division pick a competitor for the opposing group. The circle in the first group should prove to be bloggable contest, let’s have a glance. AstralisThe Danish powerhouse is perceived by many to be the strongest CS:GO troop playing the game right now; a collection of first place finishes in recent months including the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals and DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 has quickly raised Astralis into an elite prestige amongst competitors.After recruiting Danish gunman, Emil “Magisk” Reif, onto Astralis as their fifth-player, the team has seen unparalleled success as we’ve seen them raze through top squads in recent outings. The Dane’s velocity coming into London has identified them as the clear favourite to place first at the ECS Finals; barring another squad is somehow able to outclass Astralis at this event, we firmly believe they’ll walk away with the gold. G2 EsportsThe 2018 season has been a rocky one for G2, the squad has had a series of mixed results including 7-8th at the Intel Extreme Masters XIII Sydney and 13-16th at DreamHack Masters Marseille; the poor outcomes were thought to be correlated to the absence of Richard “shox” Papillon who announced his return to the active roster in time for the ECS Finals.G2 introduced a slew of other roster adjustments ahead of this event as well, hoping to bolster their squad and turn things around for the organisation in London. Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt would be removed from the starting five alongside Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and replaced by the returning shox and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux from the coaching role; it was later revealed the G2 players had expressed discomfort in playing alongside NBK, thus the lineup rework should prove to enrich the chemistry of the team. Finally, recent triallist Óscar “mixwell” Cañellas is set to be replaced by Belgian veteran Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans for this one event. FnaticSwedish troop Fnatic, landed in the first group amongst Cloud9 and Team Liquid where it’s suggested the three will race to 2nd place in the group. Fnatic is a team with a rich history of winning in CS:GO, unfortunately, this season hasn’t yielded their best results.The Swedes managed two impressive title wins at the Intel Extreme Masters XII World Championship and World Electronic Sports Games this year, but solely these two trophies are a far cry from Fnatic’s customary champion reign. There were a couple notable alterations to Fnatic’s roster prior to London – Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson was benched as they picked up former NiP man, Xizt, after his short-lived loan with FaZe. Lekr0, thought to be pivotal in Fnatic’s success this season, would stir up a bit of a question as he moved from the active roster despite Xizt’s involvement in FaZe Clan’s recent tournament prosperity. There’s no telling how the new configuration will pan out for Fnatic until the frags start flying in London. Betway 5.00Pinnacle 5.57Bet365 7.00center_img To reach the final 1.49 To reach the final 2.11 FaZe ClanFaZe is going to be a fascinating team to watch at this event, and with that, perhaps an attractive pick for bettors to hoist the ECS trophy come Sunday. The payout for a FaZe outright win is higher than Astralis, and we expect they are one of only teams able to challenge the Danes in London. FaZe stripped Astralis of a title win at Intel Extreme Masters XIII Sydney just last month in a riveting best of five sweep. Although Richard “Xizt” Landström was credited with that win – filling in as a substitute for Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson during a personal leave.While at first it was expected Olof would be rostered to play in London, he announced just a few days ago he would be sitting out this event. Olof’s return to the original FaZe lineup would surely be preferred, adding a touch of color in their performance – however, they’ll have to settle with Norwegian Jorgen ‘Cromen’ Robertsen as a stand-in at the ECS Finals. Group BWhile the second group isn’t anywhere near as unforgiving as the first, Group B is still projected to be a tight-running. Despite being the first seed, NRG will have their work cut out for them – most likely contested by G2 to escape the group stage while FaZe Clan is forecasted to advance. Let’s break down Group B to see if we can get a better idea of how teams will stack up in the playoff prelims. NRG EsportsComing off a stellar 17-1 run through the ECS NA League, NRG is looking to be in good form coming into this event. Despite clutching onto just one Minor win in the 2018 season – the iBUYPOWER Invitational – NRG saw a crowd of victories in qualifiers against rugged groups such as Team Liquid, Luminosity Gaming, and SK.They’re also coming into this tournament after finishing second at the StarLadder i-League Season 5 Finals last weekend, only falling to Na`Vi at the last hurdle. We foresee NRG clashing stiffly against G2 and FaZe in Group B while Luminosity should be easy pickings for the top-seeded crew. Although the second group appears to be less menacing than the first, NRG is going to need to maintain this tempo if they want to survive. Betway 5.50Pinnacle 7.48Bet365 7.00 Betway 11.00Pinnacle 9.66Bet365 11.00 FaZe ClanI’m betting on FaZe delivering fans a compelling story at London for a few reasons – despite the lack of both Xizt and Olof, Cromen should serve to be a good surrogate within this formation. FaZe is the only group as of recently able to test Astralis while in their celestial shape – a skirmish between the two would be an enthralling bout. Betway 15.00Pinnacle 15.47Bet365 13.00last_img