London sports setting: A basic guide

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesLondon is the capital city of the United Kingdom which is one of the leading sporting nations in the world. So, it’s not unusual that London is offering access to a wide range of top-level sporting events all year round. This gives many bettors a chance to place bets on exciting events. When it comes to London sports betting, every passionate bettor can choose dozens of events in different sports.From football to rowing – London is sports bettors’ delightOf course, most people in London are betting on football. As a matter of fact, many people from the UK and foreign countries are placing bets on football events that take place in this city. For instance, the Premier League is the most popular football league on the planet and every year, a few football teams from London are part of this league. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham and other less popular teams like Queens Park Rangers and Fulham are based in London. Of course, you can’t go wrong by placing bets on Chelsea because this team is one of the favorites for this year’s title. They are especially strong in their stadium – Stamford Bridge.While we are talking about London we should mention Wembley Stadium where the English national football team and the FA Cup Final are played. The national football team of England is getting stronger in the last couple of years, so you should definitely consider it as your betting option. The FA Cup Final, on the other hand, can be quite unpredictable. Even though most of the finalists are well-known football teams, it’s not unusual for a smaller team to rich the final and even won the trophy. That’s what makes this competition interesting.This year’s Wimbledon Grand Slam Championship is over, but there’s always the next year when you can place bets. The most popular tennis event in the UK is hosted in London and most bettors are placing bets on outright winners. Of course, you can try some less predictable bets like who will win the next set or how many points will a tennis player score to make things more interesting. The next Wimbledon competition will take place from 2 July to 15 July in London.There’s no doubt that it’s difficult to predict who will win this tournament a few months before the event, but according to many bookmakers, Novak Djokovic is the favorite. If you want to bet on other popular tennis players you should try Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray or Alexander Zverev.Embed from Getty ImagesObviously, the list of sporting events doesn’t end here. The London betting scene is famous for the cricket events too. Cricket is a very popular sport in England and there are a few events on The Oval and Lord’s (two cricket grounds in London) that are worth considering whenever you are looking for a sport to place your bets on.We should also mention rugby. London is one of the capitals of this sport too. Both Rugby Union and Rugby League are played in London. The majority of events are taking part in the southwest part of the capital. It’s interesting that the rugby seasons last almost all year round. Besides English teams, it’s not unusual to find European teams on these grounds.If you are interested in simpler bets on less known sports, you can try rowing. The River Thames is the river where the most famous rowing event in London and in the world takes place every year. Basically, bettors have two options – to pick Oxford or Cambridge University as the winner of this exciting competition. Some other popular sports in London include baseball, field hockey, snooker, bowling, swimming, darts, boxing, and golf.Residents of London are known as passionate bettors which is why you can find many land-based betting shops. However, in the recent period, more and more people are using online betting sites to place their bets on sporting events. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Thursday at Raiders HQ: D-line erases stigma of ’13’

first_imgALAMEDA — Johnathan Hankins split into a wide grin when asked about the formerly infamous number 13.“I’d forgotten all about that,” Hankins said.Hankins, nor any one else connected with the Raiders defensive line, has not forgotten about the meager 13 sacks that were accumulated in 2018. How could they? It was a consistent topic of conversation, starting with the off-season program, through voluntary and mandatory minicamps and then on a near-daily basis during training camp in Napa.Coach …last_img

Watch for Palmer amaranth

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Now is the time of year when scouting for Palmer amaranth is critical. This weed’s emergence begins in May and will last through the fall. Because of its prolific growth habit and resistance to multiple herbicide modes of action, it is critical to identify and control Palmer amaranth shortly after it emerges.It is important for growers to have the ability to identify Palmer amaranth so that it is not confused with other pigweed species. Universities have published some excellent resources for ID and control of Palmer, including this Purdue Fact Sheet and this Herbicide-Resistance Management publication. Staying on top of this aggressive weed is critical to managing it and keeping it from competing with crops. Tips for controlling Palmer amaranth‪1. Scout for and identify problem weeds early. Palmer Amaranth is a pigweed species and can easily be confused with other pigweeds, such as redroot pigweed, during early growth stages. It is critical to identify weeds correctly in order to keep them from spreading. Universities such as Ohio State, Purdue, and Michigan State have excellent fact sheets with pictures to aid in weed identification.‪2. Start with a weed-free seedbed. Effective burndowns or deep tillage will help control Palmer Amaranth and will allow growers to begin the season with a weed-free seedbed. Apply herbicides when the seedlings are less than four inches tall.‪3. Use residual herbicides. Use of residual herbicides will control seedlings at emergence and limit the number of plants that will need to be controlled by post-emergence applications. This is especially critical in soybean fields, where effective post-emergence options are very limited‪4. Crop rotation from soybeans to corn will allow for the use of additional herbicide modes of action (herbicides used in corn) that are effective at controlling Palmer amaranth.‪5. Consider hand weeding if plants escape normal management practices. Removal before they produce seeds is essential. If a seed head has formed, place a trash bag over the seed head before removing the plant from the field to eliminate the spread of seeds across the field.‪6. Manage drainage ditches, field borders, etc. Regularly mowing ditches, waterways, field borders, etc. will help control the spread of this weed. Although weeds growing in ditches do not directly compete with field crops, they will produce seeds and promote the spread of Palmer amaranth.last_img read more

Long halt for Arjuna awardee

first_imgMadusa Srinivas Rao, Arjuna award winner in 2004 for his achievements in the Paralympics, was sitting on his wheelchair outside Gate No. 14 of Nehru Stadium and pleading with the Delhi Police and other security officials to let him in.Hailing from Karim Nagar in Andhra Pradesh, Rao was wearing the eminent sportsperson card around his neck but he still had to face humiliation. The authorities had issued the card but it did not have the required security clearance sticker on it.”I have been waiting outside the stadium trying to speak to someone, telling them who I am. It has already been more than one hour and it is so difficult to move around on a wheel chair with so much rush around,” Rao said. Rao was the badminton champion in the Paralympics and he said that he had represented the country all over the globe.He had to struggle to get the card made in the first place as the Organising Committee did not give its immediate approval to his application.Rao repeatedly asked Harish Sharma from the OC, and only got the card after a lot of haggling.”They gave me a card after days of begging and pleading.I have come all the way from Andhra with my son. He was very keen and wanted to see the Games opening,” Rao said.When M AIL T ODAY checked with him after the start of the ceremony, he had finally managed to get into the stadium as some senior Delhi Police officers verified his claim and let him in after a long wait.advertisement”I finally got to see the Games, but the humiliation and trouble caused to a sportsperson can’t be repaired. The OC should also focus on the way they treat their athletes and learn to respect people like us who toil hard for the pride of the country,” Rao said.last_img read more

New rule could see re-election of BCCI bigwigs

first_imgA quiet but sure move is afoot within the BCCI to enable its president – and, maybe, other office bearers as well – to be re-elected after completion of his three-year term.The existing rules clearly prohibit office-bearers from being re-elected for the same post, except for the five vicepresidents, who can be reelected for a second term.Only select officials have been told in confidence about this move, which may become a reality well before incumbent president N Srinivasan’s tenure ends in September 2014.Who knows, this rule may be amended as early as September 15, when a special general body meeting is being convened for some other amendments relating to the election of the president. A three-fourth majority of the members present and entitled to vote is required to effect any amendment.Members of the working committee admitted that they were anticipating Srinivasan to raise the issue of re-election of the president during the meeting held in Chennai on Wednesday.”It was a hot issue during informal discussions before the meeting, though it was not on the agenda. In fact, a very senior member of the Board was anticipating it to come up at the meeting and told me that this proposal would be raised under ‘any other business’ towards the end of the meeting,” an official who attended the meeting told Mail Today. “It didn’t come up, though.”Another senior official said that the presence of the last BCCI president, Shashank Manohar, and his meeting with Jagmohan Dalmiya, president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, fuelled speculation. He said that they met Srinivasan separately before the meeting.advertisement”Since Manohar, a well-known lawyer, is also well versed with the BCCI constitution, no alteration of rules and regulations can effectively be done without his important inputs,” the official pointed out.”A special general body meeting is being convened on September 15 in Chennai to amend rules for the election of the president, enabling the concerned zone to nominate someone from outside its zone, provided two of the member associations of that region agree to it.”Some other rules could also be amended at this meeting and, you never know, the one concerning the re-election of the president could also be altered. It’s also possible that not just the president, but the amendment may allow other office-bearers as well to be reelected for a second term.”Rule 15 (vi) of the BCCI constitution prohibits its officebearers, barring the five vice-presidents, from re-election.It clearly states: “No office bearer shall be eligible for a reelection for an additional term for the same office, after they complete their term/extended term. However, the vice-presidents may be re-elected for one more term of three years.”Going by the numbers he has, getting the approval of the house would be a cakewalk for Srinivasan, who will complete the first year of his three-year term next month. Unlike in the past, currently there is virtually no opposition in the BCCI, after Dalmiya buried his differences with the Manohar/Srinivasan group sometime ago.Even when former BCCI president Dalmiya, who reportedly supported the move to amend the constitution at Wednesday’s meeting, was part of the weak opposition in July 2007, as many as 67 amendments were effected at a special general body meeting chaired by Board president Sharad Pawar.For the other constitution change – of proposing someone from outside the zone for the president’s post – interestingly, the official reason being cited for the need of this amendment is that there are “not many qualified people” in east zone, whose turn it will be next year to nominate a candidate for the president-elect’s post.Be that as it may, Dalmiya should have no problem in nominating Delhi cricket chief Arun Jaitley, as he is widely believed to be the candidate for the president-elect’s position.According to the proposed amendment, as explained by Srinivasan on Wednesday, a zone would need only a proposer and a seconder to nominate a person from outside. And, by virtue of being the president of two associations – Bengal and the Kolkata-based National Cricket Club, Dalmiya can do it singlehandedly.last_img read more

21 days agoLazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic plays down Euro heroics

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic plays down Euro heroicsby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic played down his heroics for their 2-1 Europa League win over Rennes.Milinkovic-Savic came off the bench, scored the equaliser and provided the assist for Ciro Immobile’s winner at the Olimpico.“I didn’t change the game, it was the whole team that raised the tempo. The first half was not the performance we wanted, but we won and can now prepare for Celtic,” the Serb told Sky Sport Italia.“The lads wanted to give their all, we weren’t able to in the first half, but the game lasts 90 minutes and it was important to get the points.“It’s especially important to win when you don’t necessarily play well. We now have two wins in a row under our belts and hope to get a third with Bologna this weekend.” last_img read more

14 days agoRed Bull Salzburg hotshot Haaland now Man Utd priority target

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Red Bull Salzburg hotshot Haaland now Man Utd priority targetby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRed Bull Salzburg hotshot Erling Haaland is now Manchester United’s priority target for 2020.AS says United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the teenager his top target ahead of next season. However United will face a battle with Madrid, who are also believed to be keen on bringing him to the Bernabeu.It is claimed that Haaland ‘fits like a glove’ as Madrid are keen on finding a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema, who turns 31 in December.The 19-year-old has scored a remarkable 18 goals in 11 appearances this season, and after a recent illness, he climbed off the bench to notch Salzburg’s equaliser in this month’s Champions League clash with Liverpool at Anfield, which the Reds ultimately went on to win 4-3. last_img read more

Salvation Army closed for flooring renovations

first_imgThe flooring will cover both the Food Bank and Thrift store which will cover approximately 9000 sqft.“We were blessed to receive a $50,000 grant to improve our building. This work is not something we could afford locally as all surplus supports the Food Bank and Family Services,” said EggiePhase I of the project was the Food Bank drop in area, as it was the most in need of repair, explains Eggie. Phase III will be the Food Bank sorting area.In May, the Salvation Army’s frontage windows received new vinyl decals to keep in theme with the new food truck.To view more on the ‘Modern Facelift’; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After a recent facelift the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store is currently closed for flooring renovations.Executive Director of the Salvation Army, Cameron Eggie shares phase II of the flooring renovations began today, Monday September 9th, 2019 with the Thrift Store. The store will reopen on Monday, September 16th with a new look and new product.Eggie explains, the flooring within the 100th Avenue location building will be upgraded in partnership with the national property department. After applying and receiving a grant to do the floors means the cost will not impact local resources.last_img read more

Vipin Anand assumes charge as LIC MD

first_imgNew Delhi: Vipin Anand has taken charge as managing director of LIC of India. He was appointed managing director vide Govt of India Notification dated 14th March, 2019. Prior to taking charge as managing director, he was In-charge of LIC’s Western Zone, headquartered at Mumbai and comprising of 23 Divisions covering the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat , Goa and Union Territories of Daman, Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Earlier, he has also headed LIC’s East Central Zone headquartered at Patna. During his service of more than 35 years with the organisation, Anand has handled several important assignments in various capacities and departments, in operations as well as at the corporate level, ranging from information technology, marketing, personnel & industrial relations to corporate communications and international operations, across different geographical locations of the country, with great success.last_img read more

April GST collection peaks at Rs 113 lakh cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection rose 10.05 per cent to Rs 1,13,865 crore in April from a year-ago period, recording the highest ever monthly revenue mop-up since the new indirect tax system was rolled out on July 1, 2017, an official statement said on Wednesday. “The total gross GST revenue in the month of April, 2019 is Rs 1,13,865 crore of which CGST (Central GST) is Rs 21,163 crore, SGST (State GST) is Rs 28,801 crore, IGST (Integrated GST) is Rs 54,733 crore including Rs 23,289 crore collected on imports and cess is Rs 9,168 crore including Rs 1,053 crore collected on imports,” a Finance Ministry statement said. According to the statement, the total number of GSTR-3B returns filed for the month of March up to April 30, 2019 is 72.13 lakh. The GSTR-3B Form is a summary of outward supplies, Input Tax Credit (ITC) claimed and net tax payable. The revenue in April, 2018 was Rs 1,03,459 crore and the revenue during April, 2019 saw a growth of 10.05 per cent over the revenue in the same month last year.last_img read more