first_img Spurs have resumed pre-season training with their Wales international still very much part of the squad, despite continued rumours of a £30million move to Real Madrid. The north London club are reportedly set to offer Bale – who won last season’s PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year accolades – a new, lucrative £130,000 week contract. Andre Villas-Boas signed Paulinho and Dawson feels more improvements can show Bale that Spurs can deliver his ambitions. “We all know how good Gaz was last year, he was world class and of course we have got plenty of other world-class players, so we have to make sure we keep hold of them all,” Dawson said at the launch of Spurs’ new Under Armour kit. Press Association “Gaz will be the first to admit he cannot do it without the rest of the team. He thoroughly deserved winning both awards last season, it was a great honour for him, he was amazing. But if we keep bringing players in, it is only going to make us better as a squad, that is what we want to do. “We have a fantastic squad with a great manager and good staff – everyone at the whole club is hungry to do well. Every player wants to be in the Champions League, we have just made a great signing and improvement is the key, bringing in players like Paulinho is only going to make the club better. “With the squad we have, if we keep improving that, it is going to take us to the next level.” Dawson added: “You want to keep your best players and also keep improving. We have already improved (the squad), I am sure we will continue to look to do that over the summer. As players, we will take that onto the pitch and then hopefully this time next year we can start talking about being in the Champions League again. “We have to go out there and perform to make sure we are in there again, because it is only ourselves to blame if we are not.” For much of last season, Spurs looked well set to qualify for the Champions League again, only to falter over the final few weeks as rivals Arsenal rallied to snatch fourth and with it secure a two-legged play-off berth in August for another crack at elite level European football. Dawson, though, sees no reason why Spurs should not feel confident for 2013-14. “The new season will start with a fresh campaign, and it is one we are looking forward to, when hopefully we will be able to achieve being back in the Champions League again,” he said. “We will keep fighting and have made some new signings, we all want to achieve things, so we are going in the right direction.” center_img Captain Michael Dawson maintains Gareth Bale would be the first to admit he could not have achieved anything without the support of his Tottenham team-mates, as the club look to take it to “the next level” in the 2013-14 season.last_img read more

first_imgIn the past year, the Keck School of Medicine of USC received more average funding per researcher from the National Institutes of Health than any other medical school in the nation, according to a press release.The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research found that between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016, Keck received more than $140.8 million in NIH grants. The school ranked 30th nationally in total grants received, its highest position to date since the Blue Ridge Institute began its rankings in 2006.According to the Keck School of Medicine, a total of 158 principal investigators, otherwise known as researchers, received an average grant of $891,000.“The Keck School of Medicine of USC No. 1 ranking in NIH funds received per principal investigator demonstrates the strength of researchers that we attract at the Keck School,” Thomas Buchanan,  vice dean for research at Keck, said in a press release. “These competitive grants allow us to further innovate and support our mission to improve the quality of life for individuals and society by promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating tomorrow’s physicians and scientists.”Furthermore, seven Keck School of Medicine departments ranked within the 20 highest NIH-funded departments in their respective categories, including the departments of microbiology, neurology, urology, otolaryngology, preventive medicine, ophthalmology and physiology. The school’s departments of ophthalmology and preventive medicine were both placed second nationally in the amount of funding received from NIH, receiving a total of $12,347,629 and $33,223,457, respectively.last_img read more

first_imgShare Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Golden Race has received the certification to distribute its complete suite of virtual sports products including races, football leagues and tournaments to licensed operators in Sweden. The certification has been issued by Quinel – an internationally accredited testing lab and inspection body – in accordance with the Swedish Gambling Authority standards and regulations, reinforcing the quality and reliability of Golden Race’s set of products. “We are very happy that we have been certified in Sweden and are now able to start operations there,” said Martin Wachter, Golden Race’s CEO and Founder. “Our main aim is to be certified in every regulated market, so that more responsible and compliant operators around the world have the possibility to offer our successful games to their players.”The Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen) reported in March that licensed operators in the country generated revenue of SEK24.8bn (£2.03bn/€2.34bn/$2.62bn) in 2019.This certification for the Swedish market, said Golden Race, completes a “pool of certifications and licences” it now has for demanding betting and gaming jurisdictions including Malta, Spain, Italy and the UK.The company’s retail-based software is run by more than 50,000 betting shops, while over 400 websites across the world are operating its online virtual sports solution. Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Only part of the intrigue on draft night involved the men the Clippers actually acquired. There was also the matter of what they didn’t draft: A big man.There might have been a message there.The Clippers filled a couple of spots in their backcourt Thursday night, trading with Charlotte to move up from No. 12 to 11 and nab 6-foot-6 point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Kentucky – who is no relation, by the way, unless he becomes really, really good – and drafting shooting guard Jerome Robinson of Boston College at No. 13.They did not select Robert Williams, a 6-9 center from Texas A&M, a player with whom they had been linked in a number of mock drafts … and a player who bore some similarity to one they already have. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Williams eventually went to Boston at 27. And the bottom line might have been that the Clippers probably feel pretty good about retaining their incumbent center from Texas A&M, DeAndre Jordan, for at least one more season.As other pieces from the Lob City Era have been uncoupled and scattered across the NBA landscape, Jordan is the last man standing. He can opt out of the final year of his contract before July 1, or he can re-up for one last year at $24.1 million and hit free agency next summer. In either case, the Clippers retain his Bird rights, meaning they still have a monetary advantage if Jordan goes on the open market.Yes, it’s probably a reach to connect a college sophomore with a 10-year veteran. But this would certainly seem to confirm, or at least strongly suggest, that as the reload-on-the-fly process ramps up Jordan will be a key component again in 2018-19.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.If that was indeed the case, Lawrence Frank didn’t give anything away. The Clippers’ president of basketball operations gushed about Gilgeous-Alexander and Robinson, but when asked if the draft results meant a measure of comfort that Jordan would return, he sidestepped the question.“One of the things going into the draft, what we prioritize is, draft the best available talent,” Frank said. “We don’t go by need. We go by the best available talent that fits what Clipper characteristics are all about.”center_img In other words, a creative “no comment.”The Clippers still have some time to contemplate Jordan’s wishes. Thursday night they acquired a player, in Gilgeous-Alexander, who sees himself as an alpha dog, and another in Robinson who spent seven weeks in L.A. last summer playing against established pros and came away convinced he could play on their level.“It was life-changing,” he said by phone from Brooklyn. “… I was very confident leaving there that I was going to be in this position 12 months later.”Hanging with NBA guys on equal terms is one indication you can play on this level. Another is when The Logo himself lets you know he thinks you’ve got game.“I felt like they really liked me,” Robinson said of his workout for the Clippers’ brass. “Talking with Jerry (West), talking with Doc (Rivers), they thought my game really fit them well.“Jerry said he loved my game and the way I play.”If Jerry says it, that settles it.Robinson is a 6-5 combo guard who averaged 20.8 points per game as a junior at Boston College, shot 40.9 percent from 3-point range and improved as a shooter every season.He and Gilgeous-Alexander could be an intriguing combination.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s a fabulous talent,” Gilgeous-Alexander said during his phone interview. “Everybody in the country knows how well he shoots it, but what they don’t know is his playmaking ability as well.”Added Robinson: “He hit it right on the head. We’re both very good playmakers, and we should be able to create (for) each other. Having a guy like that makes it easier for yourself.”Oh, and as for that other issue …“I feel like they don’t have an alpha dog point guard right now, and a guy that brings leadership to the group,” Gilgeous-Alexander said. “I feel that’s one of my biggest attributes, and what I bring to the table: my competitive nature and my leadership.”Well, let’s see: Patrick Beverley, who only played 11 games last season before a knee injury ended his year, is an elite defender at point guard, as well as a guy who brings some attitude to the position himself.Those training camp scrimmages should be quite entertaining.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more

first_imgAs part of the 10th  round of the first Croatian football league, the Hajduk team celebrated as guests in Istra 1961 with a result of 2: 0. The BH representative Tino Sven Susic brought victory to Hajduk in 51st minute, with his goal from 18 meters.The final result was set by Bradarić in 59th minute.The goal by Tino Sven Sušić can be seen on the following link: (Source: Vijesti.ba)last_img