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Kerdiles will stay at Wisconsin

first_imgAfter the NCAA reduced Nic Kerdiles suspension, he announced Monday he will stay in Madison.[/media-credit]After getting his suspension reduced to 30 percent of the season Friday, Wisconsin men’s hockey forward Nic Kerdiles announced he will stay in Madison for the upcoming season. In a press conference Monday, the highly-touted freshman said there was never a doubt he would remain a Badger and put his professional hockey career on hold despite the suspension. His first appearance in a Badger sweater will come Nov. 30 in a road game against Denver. Before the Badgers officially got their season underway Oct. 6, Kerdiles was ruled ineligible for a year by the NCAA for unspecified reasons. Wisconsin immediately filed an appeal of the decision, but had to wait just over two weeks in order to hear a decision. On Oct. 18 at the initial appeal hearing it was revealed that the NCAA’s full season suspension came due to the fact that Kerdiles and his family stayed at a hotel under the credit card of an agent from Pulver Sports. While the family did pay Pulver Sports back for the room, the NCAA felt the period of time between the stay and the repayment was long enough to be deemed a loan – and therefore an improper benefit.The Badgers’ two games against Northern Michigan last weekend are expected to count toward the reduced suspension. Kerdiles was a highly touted recruit out of the U.S. National Team Developmental program based in Ann Arbor, Mich. In the 2012 NHL Draft he was an early second round selection at 36th overall by the Anaheim Ducks.last_img read more

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Scotsbet: Shambolic orders show SNP is disconnected from retail realities

first_img BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Submit The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has published a personal statement from Andy Bennett, a betting shop manager of regional bookmaker Scotsbet.Bennett, a shop manager of Scotsbet Selkirk located in the constituency of Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, has branded the Scottish government’s bookmaker reopening requirements as both ludicrous and out of touch.Scotland’s 900 betting shops were allowed to reopen as of Monday 29 June. However, SNP ministers sanctioned last-minute demands which placed severe restrictions on venues.“To people who do not use them, betting shops are shrouded in mystery, and misinformation. Betting is enjoyed by over two-thirds of the adult population in Scotland, and all but a tiny number do so in a responsible manner,” Bennett wrote in his letter. “Times have moved on massively from the days when opening a betting shop door would result in large plumes of smoke billowing out, along with language that would turn the air blue.”Requirements placed by the SNP demanded that bookmakers remove all venue seating, in addition to switching off all machines and being prohibited from broadcasting live sports. The SNP stated that the urgent actions had been taken to ensure ‘no clustering of people gathering within betting shops’ – a ruling the BGC lambasted for directly placing 4,500 staff at risk of losing their jobs.Detailing the consequences of the government’s actions, Bennett said: “My own shop has seen a greater than 60% drop in business, meaning we have had to keep willing workers furloughed.“These are colleagues who want to get back to contributing to the economy, not receiving payments from the Government, but we literally have no choice. This has to change, but as yet, we haven’t had even the slightest indication of when that will be.”In his statement, Bennett also underlined that Scottish bookmakers had fully pre-prepared their venues to ‘Scottish Stage 2’ social distancing and hygiene requirements as dictated by the Holyrood.Bennett also stated that the government appears unaware of all the commitments and initiatives undertaken by betting shop managers and staff to improve one-to-one customer care and the reputation of betting shops within their local communities.  Labelling SNP measures as irresponsible and draconian, the BGC has demanded that the Scottish government lift its requirements immediately, letting betting shops return to a semblance of normal trade.  Closing his statement, Bennett said: “It is shambolic for the Scottish government to expect our industry to trade in such a way. They seem hellbent on the destruction of an industry that employs thousands and pays millions in tax, and I cannot understand why. “I can’t comprehend why we have been treated so differently to our colleagues elsewhere in the UK, and why our customers are thought of so poorly. I plead with the Scottish government to respect Scottish bookmakers and their customers and ease these ludicrous restrictions before it is too late.” UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Share Related Articles BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Updated: 2015 Wellington 2-man Shamble Results; Gaston’s Floor Covering sponsors event

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 263 weeks ago Congratulations to all! Report Reply 0 replies · active 263 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Confused · 263 weeks ago So if you pay out 100% of the entry fee, who pays for the wear & tear of the golf course? The taxpayer? Report Reply 3 replies · active 263 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down CCN · 263 weeks ago People that buy annual passes pay a base rate to play in the tournament. Those who do not will pay more to cover the cost of daily fees and golf carts which are city dollars. I saw pictures of the scoreboards on the internet and a majority of the golfers came in from out of town to play in this event. I even saw a name on there who drove from Texas to play. Nice to see out of town money come in and help support the golf course. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Confused2 · 263 weeks ago Wait, that still does not say that anything is kept by the Golf Course for maintenance, wages, etc. You stated that the out of town participants pay a higher entry fee, local annual pass participants pay less. BUT – if 100% of the entry fees are paid out to participants….then nothing stays with the golf course for upkeep & wear & tear!! Do they pay separate green fees?? or other fees?? Hasn’t the golf course needed tax payer support in recent years? If 10% of entry fees were kept for upkeep(repairs, wages, etc), wouldn’t that help the golf course budget, long term planning, etc? Report Reply -2 Vote up Vote down CCN · 263 weeks ago The non-annual pass holders pay the extra fees to cover daily fees and golf carts which I believe goes towards the course budget to cover maintenance fees and wages. Most public courses are supported by their cities. I have heard that some support their courses up to 500,000 a year which I would be surprised if ours has support our local course that much in the last 5+ years. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The following are the results of the 2015 Wellington 2-Man Shamble held this weekend:“We were fortunate enough to have Gaston’s sponsor the shamble this year and it was certainly one of our best ever,” said Derek Harrison, Wellington Golf Club Director. “We had a great participation of 52 teams signed up and $15,000 was distributed over five flights which is $5000 more than we usually pay out.”“We typically pay 100% of the entry fees back over team prizes for each individual day and two day total but with the sponsorship, we were able to add a skins game for each day, within each flight. This was very popular and a nice addition to the event.”The results are as follows.Championship Flight1st – Myles Miller – Jarin McGovern, 58+57=115 $300 ea.2nd – Brian McGreevy – Max McGreevy, 59+62=121 $225 ea.3rd – Shane Gilbert – Seth Bryan, 64+58=122 $175 ea.A Flight1st – Erik Ritzman – Sean Lunsford, 68+61=129 $300 ea.2nd Tie – Steve Gill – Richard Clift, 65+65=130 $200 ea.2nd Tie – Bill Mott – Brad Stocking, 65+65=130 $200 ea.B Flight1st – Chad Gill – Dietrek Gill, 67+67=134 $300 ea.2nd – Stan Furgason – Larry Womack, 67+68=135 $225 ea.3rd Tie – Scott Kailer – Chuck White, 71+67=138 $58.25 ea.3rd Tie – Gary Richmond – Harry Ricke, 69+69=138 $58.25ea.3rd Tie – Pete Miller – Tony Ferraro, 68+70=138 $58.25 ea.C Flight1st – Bill Butts – Mark Erickson, 67+72=139 $300 ea.2nd – Doug Johnson – Mike Kirklan, 70+70=140 $225 ea.3rd – Jordan Tompkins – Billy Morgan, 71+70=141 $175 ea.D Flight1st – Bob Gates – Kevin Welsh, 70+72=142 $300 ea.2nd – Dustin Craig – Brady Short, 68+75=143 $225 ea.3rd  – John Venskus – Zai Lo, 72+73=145 $175 ea.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more