people watch as Russian military vehicles roll along Tverskaya Street toward Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia. MOSCOW – A massive Russian military parade postponed by the coronavirus pandemic will roll through Red Square this week to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, even though Russia is still registering a steady rise in infections. President Vladimir Putin’s insistence on holding the parade reflects not only his desire to put Russia’s power on display but also to bolster patriotic sentiments a week before a constitutional referendum that could allow him to remain in office until 2036. The Victory Day parade normally is held on May 9, the nation’s most important secular holiday. This year’s date of Wednesday, June 24, coincides with the day in 1945 when the first parade was held on Red Square after the defeat of Nazi Germany by the Soviet Union and its allies. (AP)
August 30, 2020
Submit UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 Share Robin ReedOslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GIG), has announced that it will launch its popular Nordic facing brands Guts.com and Super Lenny (SuperLenny.com) for the UK market, having gained its official sports betting operator license from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).Following its UKGC approval, GIG governance informs that it is now allowed to operate its proprietary brands in addition to third party operator clients and white labels through its iGaming Cloud platform.As of today, GIG is able to service UK betting customers through Guts.com and SuperLenny brands complying fully with UK online betting regulations and standards.GIG CEO Robin Reed states that the company has high ambitions for both brands which have secured a ‘top five’ B2C position within the saturated Nordic gaming/sports betting markets.Reed comments on UK market entry “The UK is amongst the most competitive markets for sports betting worldwide and entering the market is a bold statement of our intentions within sports betting and within our regulated market strategy.”In 2017, GIG will continue its corporate strategy of expanding services beyond its Nordic home markets. This January the platform supplier entered a strategic partnership to launch German language sportsbook Wetten.comGIG’s current gaming portfolio consists of the following brands; Guts.com, Super Lenny, Thrills, Kaboo, Rizk and BetSpin.com. GIG governance will update the further update the market and company stakeholders on its UK market plans and initiatives within the coming weeks. Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020
August 14, 2020
The College Football Playoff pairings will be announced Sunday, but the only suspense is at the top.Which 13-0 team will the College Football Playoff committee tab as the No. 1 seed between LSU and Ohio State? Those two teams capped unbeaten seasons with victories on conference championship weekend; the top seed will likely draw Big 12 champion Oklahoma (12-1), while the loser draws Clemson, defending national champion and winner of 28 straight. Clemson likely will be No. 3 in the rankings. MORE: Final College Football Playoff pictureThat leaves Ohio State and LSU fighting for the top two spots. Who should be No. 1? Before we begin, a look at just how dominant LSU and Ohio State have been this season:SchoolPoints forPoints againstDifferentialTop-25 wins*LSU6212753465Ohio State6331634705* Reflects rankings at time of gameLSU (13-0)Evidence: The renovation of the offense under passing game coordinator Joe Brady is the story of the season. Joe Burrow, who set SEC single-season records in touchdowns and passing yards, is going to win the Heisman Trophy. The Tigers piled up four top-10 victories during the regular season. LSU prevented Alabama from winning the SEC West with a season-defining 46-41 victory in Tuscaloosa. Ed Orgeron has an offense that looks invincible, the team has been battled-tested against excellent teams this season.Rebuttal: The Tigers’ defense is closer to Oklahoma’s than it is Ohio State’s or Clemson’s in terms of points allowed. They allowed 28 points or more in five games, including 38 to Vanderbilt and 37 to Ole Miss. Ohio State and Clemson have been more well-rounded on that side of the ball.Closing argument: LSU plays in the SEC, which remains one of the toughest leagues in college football, top to bottom. LSU also beat the last two conference champions in Alabama and Georgia by scoring an average of 41.5 points in those two games.MORE: Final bowl projections Ohio State (13-0)Evidence: Ryan Day’s first regular season as head coach was perfect. The Buckeyes dominated the Big Ten and beat opponents by an average of 36.2 points per game. Ohio State has the highest-scoring offense among the three teams and the highest point differential. The Buckeyes closed the season with victories against Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin (for the second time).Rebuttal: Ohio State has been beating up on the Big Ten for the last three years. LSU and Clemson are on the next level, and Michigan and Wisconsin moved the football on that Buckeyes’ defense the last two weeks. Plus, the Buckeyes needed to overcome a 14-0 and 21-7 deficit to beat the Badgers in Indianapolis.Closing argument: Day has never lost a game. The Buckeyes have three possible Heisman Trophy finalists in Justin Fields, Chase Young and J.K. Dobbins, and they have been the most complete team for most of the season. One half in Indianapolis does not change that.
August 14, 2020
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