Betfred seals record PDC World Matchplay sponsorship

first_imgShare Related Articles Betfred supports Stroke Association with £32,000 donation July 29, 2020 Submit Betfred debuts new rockabilly TV campaign promoting ‘Nifty Fifty’ live draws July 31, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Betfred secures British Masters title extension July 27, 2020 Barry Hearn – PDCProfessional darts association the PDC, has confirmed Betfred as the ‘official title sponsor’ for its ‘PDC World Matchplay’ tournament.Held every July at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool (Lancashire), the World Matchplay tournament is the PDC’s second longest running pro darts event (first staged 1994)Confirming Betfred as title sponsor for the next three years, the PDC states that from 2019 the ‘Betfred World Matchplay’ will a record prizepool of £700,000, an increase of circa £200,000 or previous tournaments.With the support of Betfred, PDC Chairman Barry Hearn anticipates that 2019 will be the biggest edition of World Matchplay darts, with PDC’s leading 32 athletes competing at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.“I couldn’t be happier to see Betfred involved in one of the biggest in events in the darts calendar,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.“We had committed to increasing prize money across the PDC circuit, and this announcement of an increase for the Betfred World Matchplay will be followed by more good news for players in the coming weeks!”Change is coming to Blackpool… ?Welcome to the @Betfred World Matchplay! pic.twitter.com/2boMyCG7IO— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) November 22, 2018Backing the PDC partnership, Betfred Founder Fred Done said: “We have always enjoyed a great working relationship with Barry Hearn so I am delighted to have agreed to a deal to link up with Barry and the PDC to sponsor one of the biggest tournaments in world darts.”last_img read more

Chris Paul and Clippers go wild on Thunder in 122-105 romp in Game 1

first_imgGame 2 is here Wednesday.Paul made his first eight 3-point baskets on his way to a game-high 32 points. He had 17 first-quarter points and made all five of his 3-pointers in those first 12 minutes. He made 12 of 14 from the field overall and, showing he’s human on a night when he was otherworldly, missed his ninth 3-point attempt.Keep in mind Paul is nursing a sore right hamstring. He didn’t look like it, though. He did not play in the fourth quarter. Neither did three of the other starters. They didn’t have to.“Me and Blake (Griffin) talked about it at shootaround this morning,” Paul said. “We were still a little tight from the traveling, but we talked about it and said, ‘At 8:30, we’ve gotta be ready to go.’“So I came over here early before the game and got a lot of shots up, so I think that had a lot to do with it.” OKLAHOMA CITY >> Chris Paul, Mr. 3-pointer.“That’s what I do, that’s what I do. That’s a lie,” he said, laughing.Paul and the rest of the Clippers were in a terrific mood late Monday, and for good reason. Thanks to a prolific shooting night by Paul and just a strong, overall performance by the entire team, the Clippers walloped the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series in front of 18,203 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.The fans who were loud at the outset quickly were hushed by Paul and Co. The game was not that close, either, as the Clippers led by as many as 29 points in the fourth quarter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Paul also had 10 assists.Clippers coach Doc Rivers noticed Griffin didn’t go to the post as much as usual because he saw how hot Paul was at the outset, so he stayed outside more to help set screens.“When somebody’s going like that, you just want to try to stay out of the way as much as possible, but also help keep that fire going,” Griffin said.Thunder coach Scott Brooks was stunned, to be sure. Like the Clippers, his team had just survived a tough, seven-game first-round series. But as the No. 2 seed, Oklahoma City had home-court advantage. Not anymore.“Chris Paul had an unbelievable 3-point night,” Brooks said. “We have to do a better job of guarding the line and guarding the ball.”The Thunder actually led 16-10 before Paul went off. By the time the first quarter ended, the Clippers were up 39-25. They led 69-52 at intermission and 104-76 entering the fourth quarter.Griffin contributed 23 points, five rebounds and five assists. Jamal Crawford had 17 points off the bench and went 6 of 11 from the field, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range.The Clippers shot 54.9 percent (45 of 82) overall from the field, including 51.7 percent (15 of 29) from beyond the arc.J.J. Redick had 12 points for the Clippers and Matt Barnes had 10.Russell Westbrook scored 29 for Oklahoma City and Kevin Durant had 25.Westbrook was asked if his team may have let up after starting off well.“I don’t think we relaxed, they just hit some tough shots,” he said.Westbrook and Durant understandably were disappointed.“It’s a quick turnaround, we only have a day between games,” Durant said. “That’s the best part about it.”The Clippers’ bench had 38 points, which was good but not spectacular. Still, Rivers correctly noted the second unit built a 14-point first-quarter lead to 19 points in the second.“Other than Chris Paul setting the tone, I thought the bench was the key to the game tonight,” Rivers said.Crawford said he liked what the team did as a whole.“Coach said it was one of our most complete wins, top to bottom,” he said. “I think Chris came in and set the tone, being aggressive like that.”Paul is a career 35.7 percent shooter from 3-point range.last_img read more

National Community Stabilization Trust Names Robert Grossinger as President

first_imgNational Community Stabilization Trust Names Robert Grossinger as President May 21, 2015 562 Views Housing and Economic Recovery Housing Strategies National Community Stabilization Trust 2015-05-21 Staff Writer Robert GrossingerThe National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) announced in a press release that Robert Grossinger will be the new president of the organization, effective immediately.Grossinger will succeed Craig Nickerson, who joined NCST at its founding at amidst the 2008 housing crisis and served 45 years in the housing and community development arena, the company says. Grossinger’s priority in his new position will be to continue to move the organization’s established market-relevant housing strategies forward, while increasing its focus on markets that are still struggling to see a housing and economic recovery.”It’s truly been an honor to lead a dedicated team of professionals at NCST,” Nickerson said. “I could not be more pleased with the Board’s selection of Rob. In my opinion, there’s no better person to lead this organization forward.”Prior to accepting his new role at NCST, Grossinger was VP at Enterprise Community Partners, where he provided leadership and partnership responses to the foreclosure crisis as well as the health and housing area. Prior to his role at Enterprise, Grossinger served as SVP in the corporate social responsibility group at Bank of America, LaSalle Bank, Corporation for Supportive Housing, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Grossinger has also served as an active member of the NCST Steering Committee since 2010.”Rob’s depth of experience in the community development and financial industries will serve NCST well at this pivotal time,” said Ed Jacob, NCST board chair and past executive director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. “The work of NCST is not done; too many boarded up homes remain in our communities and Rob has the tenacity and vision to continue our path forward.”Grossinger will continue to work with industry partner such as, federal government policy makers, local community leaders, and high profile financial institutions that are dedicated to stabilize struggling markets.”I am thrilled to join the NCST team,” Grossinger said. “The foreclosure crisis may be winding down, but distressed real estate and lack of capital still hinder recovery in many markets. The NCST team, working closely with other national nonprofit organizations, must focus in these markets. We must offer even more holistic solutions, such as the purchase of non-performing mortgage notes, expanding the use of faster REO property solutions, and increasing access to development financing.”center_img in Headlines, News, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

It followed seizures of cocaine over the past year

first_imgIt followed seizures of cocaine over the past year worth an estimated £600,000 in Belfast and at Nutts Corner.A number of men have already been arrested and charged in connection with the probe.MAN ARRESTED OVER POLICE PROBE INTO £600,0000 COCAINE SEIZURE was last modified: December 14th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet POLICE say a man has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by detectives into the supply of controlled drugs in the North West.The 29-year-old was detained in Claudy, Co Derry under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.He has been taken to Coleraine Police Station for questioning.center_img 0000000 COCAINE SEIZURE4600BelfastclaudyMAN ARRESTED OVER POLICE PROBE INTO £600NUTTS CORRNERlast_img read more