Certified managers may reduce restaurant food hazards

first_imgNov 28, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Restaurants that have a certified kitchen manager (CKM) seem to have a lower risk of serving food that triggers infectious illnesses, according to a study comparing restaurants that were involved in disease outbreaks with those that were not.”We were much less likely to find a certified kitchen manager in a restaurant that experienced an outbreak,” said Craig W. Hedberg, PhD, lead author of the research report in the November issue of the Journal of Food Protection. He is an associate professor of environmental and occupational health in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis.Certified kitchen managers—those who have completed a food safety training course—are required in some states but not all, the researchers say.Hedberg, along with researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Tennessee, examined 22 restaurants involved in disease outbreaks between June 2002 and June 2003 and 347 restaurants with no recent outbreaks. The study was a project of the CDC’s Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net), which covers all or parts of nine states.”This was the first systematic attempt to look at the environmental evaluations in restaurants with outbreaks and compare that to a large body of similar data from restaurants with no indication of any outbreak going on,” Hedberg told CIDRAP News.The researchers used a combination of interviews and direct observation to assess restaurant operations and policies related to food safety. Observers followed the preparation of certain food items, Hedberg said.The EHS-Net specialists identified 107 restaurant-linked outbreaks in their areas (out of 179 outbreaks overall), but staff size limited the number investigated to 22. Nonoutbreak restaurants were defined as those with no history of outbreaks for the preceding 3 years and no complaints of food-related illness within the past year.Outbreak and nonoutbreak restaurants were similar in many respects, but 71% of the nonoutbreak restaurants (243 of 347) had a CKM, versus 32% (7 of 22) of outbreak restaurants, the researchers found.The findings “suggest that the presence of a CKM reduces the risk for an outbreak and was the major distinguishing factor between the outbreak and nonoutbreak restaurants,” the report says. In particular, CKMs seemed to be associated with a lower risk of outbreaks linked to norovirus and Clostridium perfringens, two of the three most common outbreak pathogens. Also, bare-hand contact with food was less likely to be a factor in outbreaks in restaurants that had CKMs.Most restaurants, regardless of outbreak history, relied on on-the-job food safety training for workers, the authors found. They surmised that CKMs probably improved the quality of this training, leading to less bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods and better control of food temperatures.However, in restaurants with outbreaks, the presence of a CKM didn’t seem to reduce the role of infected food handlers as contamination sources leading to the outbreaks, according to the report.In addition, the researchers found that most restaurants had policies requiring food workers to report illnesses and barring staff members from working while sick, but those policies appeared to make little or no difference in the rate of outbreaks or in the role of infected food handlers as contamination sources. Most restaurants, both outbreak and nonoutbreak, did not offer sick leave for food workers.The findings suggest that food safety training programs need to put more emphasis on managing food worker illnesses, the authors say. On the basis of previous studies on gastrointestinal illness, they estimate that 50,000 US food workers are likely to work while infected with norovirus.Carol Selman of the CDC, senior author of the study, said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Conference for Food Protection, which advises the FDA, have recommended that all states require restaurants to have CKMs. She said the findings may help sway those who have been “on the fence” as to whether to adopt that requirement.”It basically lent credence to what had been recommended by the FDA and the Conference for Food Protection,” Selman told CIDRAP News. She is a senior public health advisor in the division of emergency and environmental health services of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta.However, while the findings suggest that CKMs may help prevent norovirus outbreaks, “the key determinant appears to be the presence of an infected food worker,” the researchers write. “This conclusion must be confirmed by further studies involving a larger series of outbreaks.”Selman said EHS-Net is an offshoot of the CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, or FoodNet, which collects data on all laboratory-diagnosed cases of common foodborne diseases in all or parts of 10 states. EHS-Net includes at least one environmental health specialist and one epidemiologist in each participating state or area, she said.Hedberg said EHS-Net was set up to help explain some of FoodNet’s findings about exposure to foodborne pathogens, especially “a number of suggestions coming out of FoodNet that restaurants were playing an important role in the epidemiology of foodborne diseases.”Previous studies have failed to find consistent links between restaurant inspection results and disease outbreaks, the authors say. Their study was designed to identify both system failures that led to outbreaks and underlying reasons for the failures.Hedberg CW, Smith SJ, Kirkland E, et al. Systematic environmental evaluations to identify food safety differences between outbreak and nonoutbreak restaurants. J Food Protection 2006 Nov;69(11):2697-702 [Abstract]last_img read more

Kurwongbah country retreat just minutes from civilisation

first_imgCosy up by the fire in winter.“The property would be great for horse people, or people who wanted extra income by renting out the second house.”The house is near where the new University of the Sunshine Coast will be at Petrie. The house at 2 Shea Rd, Kurwongbah, is for sale.VISITORS to John and Melissa Reif’s Kurwongbah home are always shocked at their peaceful haven.Just 10 minutes from Petrie Village Shopping Centre, guests are always surprised their 16.19ha property is so close to town. The house is on a 16.19ha block.Mrs Reif said there were two houses and a retreat on the property.They were currently using the retreat as a media room, and the second house, which has two bedrooms, as a place for Mrs Reif to hold her Thermomix cooking classes. Melissa Reif likes to sit on the day bed and look out over the property.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“We have a daybed here on the veranda, and I can see seven or eight types of roses, lotuses in the dam, and there are actually seven horses in the dam at the moment,” she said.“It’s good for a coffee or afternoon tea, and my husband and I often sit there at the end of the day with a glass of wine.” The house at 2 Shea Rd, Kurwongbah.“They say that it’s so peaceful but so close to town,” Mrs Reif said.“It’s the peace and quiet that gets everybody.”The Reifs have lived at 2 Shea Rd for nine years, after upsizing from a property at Lawnton.Mrs Reif said they could see 90 per cent of the property from the main house, and she often spent time looking over it. One of the kitchens on the property.“I have it registered as a kitchen and students love it.“We sit out on the front veranda once we’ve finished cooking and enjoy the peace.”She said the cottage was 500m from the main house, and only shared a driveway, so it was great for a multi-generational family who did not want to live in each other’s pockets. The property is suited to those with horses.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Liverpool offer pro terms to Billy Koumetio

first_imgLiverpool have offered pro terms to Billy Koumetio. The 18-year-old former Lyon junior joined Liverpool’s academy as a winger but has thrived since being converted to centre-half by coaching staff. read also:Billy Joe Saunders banned  from boxingAdvertisement Loading… Le 10 Sport says Koumetio has done enough to win a pro contract – which has already been tabled to him. His past season was plagued by a three-month loan groin injury, though he was involved with the first team for their Carabao Cup campaign. An announcement over Koumetio’s commitment is expected in the coming days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All TimeTraditional Wedding Outfits In Different CountriesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

Reigning champions face tough test as Champions League action resumes on DStv

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Neymar bags two-match ban UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to a breathtaking football treat on the midweek of February 18 and 19, 2020 as the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16 games get underway. There will be four fixtures across Europe. The UEFA Champions League action resumes for the first time in 2020 with a potential thriller between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain at Signal Iduna Park on the evening of Tuesday. This clash could be a goal-laden affair, with two hugely attack-minded teams and a bevvy of stars on display. PSG boast the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi, while Dortmund’s youthful promise is highlighted in the likes of Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi and January signing Erling Haaland. The latter player has made a huge impact at BVB since his move from Salzburg and will be looking to add to the eight goals he has already scored in the competition while on the books of the Austrian side. “It’s absolutely fantastic,” Haaland said in regard to scoring in front of Dortmund’s famous Yellow Wall, the largest standing terrace in Europe. “It’s just a fantastic feeling that I haven’t had before.” Tuesday also sees reigning European and world champions Liverpool return to the scene of their UEFA Champions League final triumph from last season, the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, to face hosts Atletico. While the Reds have been absolutely imperious across all competitions virtually through the whole of the season thus far, this has been a tough campaign for Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos, who are very much in a transitional phase. Yet if any team can find a way to stymie Liverpool’s awesome attack, then it is surely Atletico. SuperSport viewers will be treated to their next double dose of UEFA Champions League action on the evening of Wednesday, with Atalanta hosting Valencia at the San Siro at the same time that Tottenham Hotspur tackle RB Leipzig in London. La Dea are one of the most free-flowing and attacking teams in Europe and their recovery from a position of virtual elimination in the group stage is one of the best fairytales of this season’s UEFA Champions League, but they may find Albert Celades’ Valencia a tough nut to crack. At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, former UEFA Champions League winner Jose Mourinho and highly-rated young coach Julian Nagelsmann will have a fascinating battle of tactical wits. While Spurs have become more direct and pragmatic under “the Special One”, Leipzig are a well-drilled attacking team, though their confidence has taken a hit with some poor recent results and it will be interesting to see how Nagelsmann lifts his player for a clash against Spurs. Don’t miss the 2019/2020 football season on DStv. Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on DStv Now.UEFA Champions League fixtures February 18 21:00 WAT: Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain – LIVE on SuperSport 3, SuperSport 5 and SuperSport 12 21:00 WAT: Atletico Madrid v Liverpool – LIVE on SuperSport 3 February 19 21:00 WAT: Atalanta v Valencia – LIVE on SuperSport 3 21:00 WAT: Tottenham Hotspur v RB Leipzig – LIVE on SuperSport 3.Tags: Borussia DortmundErling HaalandKylian MbappeNeymarParis Saint-GermainSignal Iduna ParkUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Villa claim win in feisty encounter

first_img The right-back, who had been frozen out by manager Paul Lambert before this season, netted with 20 minutes left to cap their comeback. Leonardo Ulloa ended his drought with his first goal in 10 games to put the Foxes ahead but Ciaran Clark equalised within minutes. Press Association And Paul Konchesky was sent off late on for Leicester after clashing with Hutton – who was lucky to stay on – to compound the visitors’ woes. It left Nigel Pearson’s side rooted to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League and lifted resurgent Villa up to 11th. Charles N’Zogbia and Carlos Sanchez were recalled for the hosts, replacing the suspended Andi Weimann and injured Joe Cole. Danny Simpson made his first Leicester start since signing from QPR in the summer. The defender had played just 26 minutes for the Foxes this season and replaced the ill Ritchie de Laet. Liam Moore replaced suspended captain Wes Morgan and David Nugent was well enough to take his place on the bench after illness. Matty James and Benteke fired over in a quiet opening 10 minutes before Benteke’s brilliant first-time volley dropped inches wide. But the visitors took the lead on 13 minutes when Villa failed to shackle Riyad Mahrez and Guzan spilled his deflected effort straight to Ulloa who tapped in. It was a gift but Villa levelled five minutes later when Clark was granted the freedom of the area to head in Ashley Westwood’s free kick from six yards. Mahrez shot wide as Leicester responded but Villa had the measure of a spirited, if limited, Foxes side who relied on the pace of Jamie Vardy to threaten. And the striker was involved a flashpoint late in the half as tempers flared at Villa Park. First, he clattered into Westwood – forcing the midfielder to be carried off – and was lucky to only receive a caution. Then Clark caught Ulloa in a strong tackle which forced the striker off at the break, with Nugent his replacement. Mercifully for referee Craig Pawson, half-time arrived to stop the game spilling over. Tom Cleverley, who had a loan spell at Leicester in 2009, drove over three minutes into the second half before Jeff Schlupp skewed horribly over for the Foxes. Villa looked the more likely to edge ahead and Kasper Schmeichel kept the visitors level when he raced out to deny Benteke, who had run onto Sanchez’s through ball. It was another warning for the Foxes who, after going ahead, had failed to seriously test Villa. The pace of Agbonlahor continued to stretch Leicester and his angled drive was deflected away by Schmeichel after 55 minutes. But Guzan had to save Villa when he brilliantly turned over Nugent’s wonderful 18-yard volley as Leicester suddenly sparked. Their threat faded, though, as Villa completed their comeback on 70 minutes – following more shoddy defending from Foxes. Benteke was given space and time to pick out the unmarked Hutton at the far post and the defender smashed past Schmeichel. Benteke nearly added a third six minutes later, only to be thwarted again by Schmeichel’s point blank save and from the corner the keeper stopped Clark’s header. And Leicester’s hopes all but disappeared with 10 minutes left when Konchesky was dismissed. The defender tackled Hutton and then clashed with the Villa man, who forced his head into Konchesky’s before pushing him. But to the Foxes’ amazement, Konchesky was sent off while Hutton escaped with a yellow card and Villa held on. Alan Hutton bagged his first Aston Villa goal as they clinched a feisty 2-1 win over 10-man Leicester.last_img read more

Wisconsin rewrites record books

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan entered the post-game press conference with an ice bag in hand following his team’s 92-39 annihilation of Southern (0-2, 0-0 SWAC). The coach then joked about being hurt watching a play by guard Mickey Perry, who performed a dizzying succession of moves, feigning a neck injury. The laugher on the court was punctuated by laughter in the media room.”I actually hurt myself,” Ryan said, punctuating the statement with a several ooh’s and groans. “I have never seen 18 moves on one play in my life.”In what many are hoping will be a memorable season in Wisconsin basketball, the Badgers made a little bit of history early on in the season, as the 53-point margin of victory it was the second largest ever for UW, only trailing a 55-point win over Denver Dec. 14, 1988.The beating was so sound that Southern head coach Rob Spivery questioned how much the Badgers (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) could’ve gotten out of such a win.”It is very disappointing for us to travel the distance we traveled so far and not compete,” Spivery said. “I’m not sure if Bo and his team got anything out of this tonight, because of the competitiveness of our team.”The Badgers took over the game early, jumping out to a 32-8 lead, making 13 of their first 18 shots and burying the Jaguars before they even had chance to refill their Gatorade bottles. UW built a 50-19 halftime lead by spreading the ball around and taking advantage of Southern’s flimsy ballhandling.The Jaguars coughed up the ball 13 times in the first half alone, and Wisconsin capitalized, outscoring Southern 20-0 off turnovers in the first half alone and 37-6 for the game. The Jags ended the game with just three assists and 25 turnovers.”We had too many unforced turnovers,” Spivery said. “For some reason, we did not protect the basketball.””[Southern] was young and some of the decisions they made obviously helped us,” Ryan said, adding that he was pleased that his team managed those turnovers without getting out of their regular defense. “It wasn’t because we were doing things that we don’t normally do defensively.”The Badgers didn’t take their foot off the gas in the second half, adding 22 points onto their lead and making a run for 100 points, before slowing down in the final minutes.Three Wisconsin players — Alando Tucker, Brian Butch and Michael Flowers — scored in double figures with 16, 12 and 11 points respectively, and four more chipped in eight points.The Badger offense was cruelly efficient, shooting 62.3 percent for the game. “A lot of time shooting percentages is what kind of shots you’re settling for,” Ryan said. “I thought we were settling for very good shots. And they were going in.”For their part, the Badgers believed that they gained valuable experience in game.”Some teams, a lot of times when they get up like that they start to lose focus,” senior guard Kammron Taylor said. “Even though we were up a lot, we still tried to work on things that are going to help us down the stretch against tougher competition.””I thought we stayed true to the game,” Ryan said. “When you have a lead like that, a lot of times you get bad habits and you do things that take away from what you’ve been working on.”The win over Southern was the first of four games Wisconsin will play this week as part of the South Padre Island Invitational, which will continue in Madison Tuesday night when UW takes on Delaware State before finishing in South Padre, Texas, over Thanksgiving Break. The busy week is welcomed by players.”I’d rather play games than practice. Our practices are hard,” Tucker said, also appreciating the experience factor that goes into playing in-season tournaments. “When you can play a tournament early on, it prepares you for what can happen in March.”last_img read more

Syracuse upsets Cornell to earn 1st NCAA tournament win in program history

first_img Published on November 16, 2012 at 12:14 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass ITHACA, N.Y. — After Syracuse earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, SU goalkeeper Alex Bono knew his team still had more to accomplish. It was the Orange’s second-ever NCAA tournament appearance – and first since 1984 – but Bono wasn’t ready for the season to end.“At first your name pops up and you’re excited and happy to be in,” Bono said. “But the main message from Coach (Ian McIntyre) was that you can’t be content with getting in. You have to do something in the tournament to really make a mark on the season.”That’s exactly what Syracuse (13-6) did with a 1-0 win over Cornell (15-2) in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night at Berman Field in Ithaca, N.Y. Behind a stellar performance by Bono and the SU defense, the Orange pulled the upset for its first NCAA tournament win in program history. Syracuse now travels to Richmond, Va., to face No. 14-seed Virginia Commonwealth in the second round Sunday Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.“I felt that, on a pretty cold night, it was an exciting soccer match,” McIntyre said. “I’m very proud of our guys to come to a difficult environment and eke out a result tonight.”The result was possible thanks to Lars Muller’s goal in the 10th minute. The senior forward saw teammate Tyler Hilliard with the ball near the right sideline, burst toward the box and corralled a pinpoint pass. After his first shot was deflected, Muller placed the rebound in the top right corner.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMuller grew frustrated throughout the waning stages of the season, as he was limited with a groin injury during the final months. After weeks of rehab, though, he was finally healthy – just in time for the postseason.His training paid off with his decisive goal in Syracuse’s landmark victory.“I put a lot of effort in to get back on the pitch,” Muller said. “Now I was back on the pitch, and I scored the winner in a national tournament game. It’s just great for me.”Following Muller’s early goal, Syracuse fended off a slew of Cornell attacks throughout the game to preserve the program-defining win. Cornell’s dynamic offense didn’t make things easy for the Orange, yet SU held on for the victory, thanks in large part to Bono.Despite constant pressure from Cornell’s explosive offense and frequent heckling from a rambunctious, overflowing crowd, Bono thwarted a slew of Big Red attacks, particularly in the final minutes.With less than two minutes to go, Big Red defender Jake Rinow had a small window to unleash a cannon in the direction of the net. Bono dove to his left, as the ball flew just right of the goalpost.Moments later, Cornell goalkeeper Rick Pflasterer sprinted downfield as a last resort, his team needing one goal to keep its season alive.Pflasterer almost delivered the equalizer.He headed the ball forward and it was loose for a few seconds. Cornell forwards Daniel Haber and Tyler Regan jockeyed for position, but Syracuse defender Jordan Murrell cleared the ball in the nick of time.Cornell controlled possession for much of the game, yet the Syracuse defense and Bono calmly turned away each attempt.“Another great game from Bono,” Syracuse midfielder Ted Cribley said. “Another clean sheet. In the last five minutes they got a lot of bodies in the box and it was difficult. Overall, a great performance from the back four and Bono as well.”McIntyre said he is proud of his team for battling and coming away with the momentous win. He gave credit to Cornell, but said his team flourished in a game with high stakes.“For me personally I’m just very proud of this group of young men,” McIntyre said. “They put their bodies on the line.“I asked them to enjoy it. I’m not sure if they enjoyed it, but they certainly left everything out there.” Comments Related Stories Syracuse defense rises to occasion, shuts down national goal-scoring leader Haber to beat Cornell in NCAA tournament opening roundGallery: Syracuse upsets Cornell 1-0 in 1st round of NCAA tournamentcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

WATCH | Boost morale of soldiers to give terrorists, Pakistan a fitting response; investigate traitors: Babita Phogat urges Government, political parties

first_imgLast Updated: 15th February, 2019 23:57 IST WATCH | Boost Morale Of Soldiers To Give Terrorists, Pakistan A Fitting Response; Investigate Traitors: Babita Phogat Urges Government, Political Parties Babita Phogat conveyed a hard-hitting message on the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. The wrestler spoke about the impact that left in her mind and paid homage to the martyrs and conveyed condolences to their families. She also hoped government and the political parties come together to encourage the soldiers to give a fitting response to the terrorists and Pakistan. 1 year ago ‘The country is in pain, we all are hurt’: Film associations to hold protest against Pulwama terror attack; no shooting at the time of the event 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were martyred when a 70-vehicle convoy of 54 Battalion of CRPF on its way to Srinagar from Jammu were attacked with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion. Pakistan-backed terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility over the attacks. 1 year ago WATCH: PM Modi pays tribute to each of the braveheart CRPF martyrs at wreath-laying ceremony in Delhi’s Palam Airport FOLLOW US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Babita Phogat conveyed a hard-hitting message on the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. The wrestler spoke about the impact the incident left in her mind and paid homage to the martyrs and conveyed condolences to their families. She also hoped government and the political parties come together to encourage the soldiers to give a fitting response to the terrorists and Pakistan. READ: ‘India Is Going To Serve Justice To The Great Martyrs’: Yash, Mohanlal, Anushka Shetty, Mahesh Babu, Suriya, Other South Stars Mourn Death Of CRPF Soldiers In Pulwama Attack Session ID: 2020-09-09:4c472c64e447bcb5a44f1b58 Player Element ID: video_player_5f5860fcc3e0a OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Joel Kurian Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTEDcenter_img In a video, we can see Babita saying in Hindi, “I’m feeling very sad since yesterday. I couldn’t muster the courage to speak about it, but I’m still trying, to say a few words in respect of the martyrs. First of all, I pay my homage to the martyrs and offer my prayers to the Almighty to give their souls peace and their families strength and their children hope. Along with that, I want to say that that today the entire country has come together to stand with the soldiers to raise their morale to give terrorists and Pakistan a fitting answer. I urge the Government and also the political parties that they should all come together to boost the confidence of our soldiers so that they can hit back at Pakistan. And the start to that will be through the traitors and the anti-nationals who need to be thoroughly investigated.”  SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 15th February, 2019 21:05 IST LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND Written By (Watch the video above) Earlier in the day, Babita had posted tweets on similar lines on how she was horrified and speechless about the shocking incident. She had conveyed her prayers for the souls of the martyrs and expressed solidarity with their families. The wrestler had also lashed out at the enemies and the traitors.  READ: ‘We Are Not So Weak To Not Avenge The Sacrifices Of Our Martyrs’: Geeta, Babita Phogat Salute The Jawans, Condemn Pulwama Terror AttackHer elder sister Geeta Phogat had also tweeted her thoughts on the incident.  1 year ago Here’s a step-by-step account of how the heinous Pulwama terror attack took place, as briefed by DG CRPF to Home Minister Rajnath Singhlast_img read more

SBTech appoints ‘proven pro’ Dave Hammond as new COO

first_imgShare Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Share Richard Carter – SBTechIndustry technology and platform provider SBTech has this morning confirmed that seasoned gambling executive Dave Hammond will join its senior leadership team in 2019 as new Chief Operating Officer (COO).Hammond is the former B2B Divisions Director for FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (2015-2018), where he led commercial arrangements with World Lottery Association operators and delivered a number of critical projects such as the digital transformation of Timeform, the world’s oldest horse racing data analytics company.Richard Carter, CEO, SBTech, said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Dave, whose vast operational experience and proven track record of implementing high growth strategies in a host of senior industry roles will add huge value to the company as we continue to grow in the 20+ regulated markets we currently operate in.“Dave will work closely with myself and the senior management team across all areas of the business to ensure we not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations in 2019 and beyond.”In his remit as SBTech COO, Hammond will be charged with overseeing the company’s technology, research and development, operations and business analytics teams.Dave Hammond, COO, SBTech, said: “I’m thrilled to have joined SBTech. The company’s proven omni-channel full platform technology is widely used and is rapidly being adopted by numerous well-known sports betting, gaming, horse racing and lottery brands on an international scale. I look forward to accelerating this growth as the business and its innovative products continue to break new ground, furthering our partners’ reach and maximising their revenue.” Related Articles Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Submit Delasport clients get access to Kiron’s BetMan RGS platform April 27, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Ilya Kovalchuk leaves Los Angeles Kings, contract to be terminated

first_imgThe Ilya Kovalchuk era in Los Angeles is over.On Monday, it was announced that Kovalchuk had left the team and was being placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. The 36-year-old had not played for the Kings since Nov. 9, and was reportedly being shopped around despite holding a no movement clause. TSN reported that Kovalchuk had received the final signing bonus for his contract on Sunday, but he will still count as a $6.25 million hit against the Kings’ salary cap through the end of next season. The Russian forward signed a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings in 2018. MORE: Which NHL head coaches are now on the hot seat?Once he clears waivers and has his contract terminated as expected, Kovalchuk will become an unrestricted free agent. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that, along with the remainder of this season’s wages, Kovalchuk will forfeit his 2020-21 salary — $4.25 million with no other bonuses, according to CapFriendly — by leaving the Kings.The first overall pick in the 2001 draft, Kovalchuk has 436 goals and 859 points in 897 NHL games. With the Kings, Kovalchuk tallied nine points (three goals) in 17 games this season.last_img read more