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Brazilian football great Pele is receiving treatment in a hospital in Sao Paulo. There were no immediate details on why the 74-year-old was taken to the Albert Einstein hospital.Pele underwent prostate surgery at the same hospital last May.Mirtes Bogea, a press officer for the city’s Albert Einstein hospital, said she could only confirm that Pelé was a patient but Globo.com reported that he had had back surgery on Thursday.The 74-year-old underwent prostate surgery at the same hospital in May. The procedure was to treat a condition that creates urinary problems because of an enlarged prostate, doctors said at the time. Tests conducted after that surgery showed there were no tumours.The former Brazil star spent two weeks in hospital last December because of a urinary tract infection that stemmed from surgery to remove kidney stones the previous month.
One woman in Senegal is breaking stereotypes, already getting her hands dirty in what is still considered a man’s job.Take a look at the story of Ndeye Coumba, the owner of one of the few female-owned garages in Dakar and how her ambition has changed the lives of a few women in the city.
Oldenburg, In. — The deadline to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is Friday, Nov. 30.Created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship establishes 200 scholarships that pay up to $7,500 annually for students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after their college graduation.To qualify, students must either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. To continue earning the scholarship in college, students must earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year.Finalists will be chosen by Friday, Jan. 4, and will participate in regional interviews in March. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 5.To access an application, click here.
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (June 27) – Dustin Cady was the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified winner Saturday, during Fan Appreciation Night at Willamette Speedway.The local victory was his second of the season and came ahead of Collen Winebarger and Matthew Drager.Mid-Season Championship Night at Willamette is Saturday, July 4.
By Shawn MillerJACKSON, Minn. – Jackson Motorplex officials have postponed the IMCA Frostbuster one week because of the recent snow accumulation as well as an impending snow storm later this week. The marquee season-opening event during Bank Midwest Night presents the Double Down Showdown will now be contested on Saturday, May 5.IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on the card to compete with a unique opportunity for all divisions.The winner’s payout in the respective main events will be doubled if 24 or more cars show up in a given class. Without the bonus, Modifieds will race for $600 to win, Stock Cars and SportMods for $500 to win, Hobby Stocks for $300 to win and Sport Compacts for $100. Those figures will double if at least two dozen drivers compete. Pits will open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students ages 13 to 18. Kids and younger get in free. Pit passes are $30 per person. All IMCA divisions will have a $10 draw fee.There will be a test and tune session for all divisions on Thursday, May 3, from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $20 per person and there is no fee for grandstand admission.
Januzaj’s emergence has been one of the few bright spots in a miserable season for Manchester United. The 19-year-old winger has made 34 appearances, scoring four goals and impressing with his trickery and forward thinking. Press Association And Januzaj hopes by studying Real Madrid forward Ronaldo he can make similar improvements to the former United star and current world player of the year. The winger told Inside United: “I watch him a lot and try to do the same things that he does. “He is a very good player. I always look at him and watch his games as well and try to do what he is doing and remember what he did at Manchester United. “I have to work hard in the gym like he did because, when he came here, he wasn’t strong. But after a year or so he became really strong and could push people away. “I’m getting a bit stronger now due to the gym work.” Adnan Januzaj is bulking up in an attempt to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Press Association Stoke are holding contract talks with forward Marko Arnautovic and left-back Erik Pieters. Chariman Peter Coates told the Sentinel newspaper: “Yes, they are contracts we are working on at the moment. “We are always aware of these things, of where we want to go with them, and are trying to make sure we get things done in good time.” Arnautovic has already doubled his Premier League goal tally with five this season, including both goals in Stoke’s 2-0 win over Manchester City earlier this month. The pair both joined the club at the start of manager Mark Hughes’ tenure in 2013 and have established themselves as key players. They are approaching the final 18 months of their current deals and Hughes has already stated his desire to see them tied to longer-term deals.
Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema spent much of the morning Wednesday receiving calls from newly signed Wisconsin recruits.[/media-credit]For collegiate football recruiting enthusiasts, Wednesday was like Christmas — if you found all your presents weeks before Christmas morning. Regardless, it’s still an exciting day.Following months of speculating about which players would go where, National Signing Day 2010 arrived and did not disappoint those watching intently across the country.After receiving official letters of intent from players across the country all morning, University of Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema announced the Badgers’ 2010 recruiting class Wednesday at a press conference. As could be expected, Bielema was very positive and optimistic about the newly signed Badgers.“We found some kids that really fit the profile of what we need here at the University of Wisconsin,” Bielema said. “I really like them obviously as football players, but as people… you just walked out of all those homes… knowing that you’ve got genuine people coming from great backgrounds.”By the numbers, Wisconsin’s signing class is ranked 33rd in the nation by Scout.com and includes 24 scholarship athletes and six preferred walk-ons, which, according to Bielema, resulted in the UW head coach taking 53 flights over the last six weeks.Of the Badgers’ 24 signees, defensive tackle Beau Allen, safety Michael Trotter, running back James C. White, cornerback Peniel Jean and tight end Manasseh Garner are considered to be five of the best in UW’s 2010 class.Among the most important signees for the Badgers was Allen. With such a glaring need at the position for Wisconsin, the 6-foot-3, 307-pound Allen is someone many expect to be able to step in and contribute from the first day.Despite being a native a Minnetonka, Minn. — about 20 miles from the University of Minnesota campus — Allen’s connection to the Wisconsin football program gave Bielema and edge over his Gophers counterpart, Tim Brewster.“Stoney, his uncle, played here,” Bielema said. “That only comes about so many times, to have a legitimate shot at a big time defensive tackle because of the history here. We needed to capitalize on it, and Coach [Bob] Bostad did a tremendous job of cultivating that.”Allen is rated as the No. 25 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com and is among the top overall recruits from the state of Minnesota.The top-rated recruit in Wisconsin according to Rivals.com, Trotter, also has committed to the Badgers. Trotter, a 6-foot-1, 206-pound safety from Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, is another player Bielema and staff expect to have a big impact.Regarded as the best tackling safety in the Midwest, Trotter helped lead the Hilltoppers to a Division I state title in 2009, the school’s first since joining the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.“He did a tremendous job for them this year,” Bielema said. “He was actually awarded the Defensive Player of the Year in the state, so he’s somebody that we’re excited about.”Trotter is not the only incoming Badger from MUHS, however. His brother, 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker Marcus Trotter, will join UW as a preferred walk-on.While the Badgers did not have an open scholarship for Marcus at his position, the Wisconsin coaching staff was excited to get him to join their 2010 class, turning down a scholarship offer from Western Michigan and a preferred walk-on offer from Minnesota.“Marcus is a great player who came to our camp,” Bielema said. “We had already signed four linebackers… but overall he wanted to play with his brother. He loves Wisconsin and I wanted to make that dream come true.”Many of the Badgers’ incoming recruits that come from outside the Wisconsin-Minnesota area have connections to current or former UW athletes.Linebacker Cody Byers, for example, is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound native of Centerville, Ohio. More importantly, though, Byers attends Archbishop Alter High School, the alma mater of current UW linebacker and reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Chris Borland.At the running back position, Wisconsin signed James C. White, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound recruit from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. White is a product of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and a former teammate of current Badgers Dezmen Southward and Conor O’Neill.While the connections made at these schools may have helped the Badgers with current recruits Byers and White, Bielema noted it could hurt in some ways as well.“When I went to Cody Byers’ school, everybody wanted to talk about Chris (Borland),” he said. “Every chance I had I directed the conversation to Cody because we were there to see Cody.”Two locals joined the 2010 class for Wisconsin, both of whom are from Madison East High School.One of the Badgers’ six preferred walk-ons, Drew McAdams is listed as a 6-foot, 183-pound athlete. McAdams was the Purgolders’ quarterback as well as the team’s leading rusher and is not expected to play behind center during his career at Wisconsin.Wide receiver Marquis Mason, the Badgers’ only scholarship athlete from Madison, is a unique athlete. Mason is one of the best basketball players in East High history, but has chosen football despite once considering hoops at the collegiate level.Bielema and his staff see a tremendous upside in Mason as he continues to focus on football rather than basketball.“The first time I saw Marquis live was two years ago at a basketball game,” Bielema said. “Marquis is extremely talented athletically. … I think he’s the all-time leading rebounder and point-scorer at Madison East. I think he’s an untapped talent, and the thing I love about Marquis is he’s working hard to make the dream come true to come here.”
StumbleUpon Share Submit Progressive platform provider InBet Games is aiming to further enrich its offering, agreeing a new partnership with online gaming software developer EvenBet Gaming. A key benefit of the deal for InBet Games will be the integration of EvenBet’s cutting-edge poker product, which utilises a turnkey poker solution and delivers multi-functional performance alongside exceptional reliability and scalability.The agreement also furnishes InBet Games, which has become a leader in the CIS igaming market, with an innovative poker product, as it seals its full-stack portfolio and bids to expand its global reach across Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa.Integrating EvenBet’s flexible poker solution into any games suite generates a proven benefit across core KPIs – particularly at a time when reliable cross-selling and player-engagement present operators with a major challenge.Pavel Korolev, InBet Games’ Business Development Director, commented: “It’s fantastic news to partner with EvenBet on a deal which I feel equips our diverse suite with its final key component of poker. We were drawn to the ease of integration and EvenBet’s commitment to reinventing the poker space with new formats such as Open Face Chinese. Together, we are securing deeper user engagement with maths engines that enhance playability and gameplay.”Dmitry Starostenkov, EvenBet Gaming CEO, added: “InBet share our flair for versatile software solutions and we have been impressed with their capacity. There is enormous potential for mutual growth over the coming years, and we look forward to seeing how more and more players embrace our retooled poker games. This agreement provides further vindication that we are offering the leading turnkey poker product on the market.”EvenBet Gaming recently also launched a game-changing new daily fantasy sports offering, designed to breathe fresh life into DFS, allowing operators to seamlessly integrate another state-of-the-art product Hot Swap delivers “instant win” for Inbet’s retail betting clients January 2, 2019 Wiseodds launches poker-inspired betting platform March 18, 2020 Poker legend Molly Bloom in for CasinoBeats Malta February 20, 2020 Share Related Articles