City game off

first_img The match has fallen victim to the severe weather which has battered the north west. A tweet from police read: “GAME OFF – Manchester City’s V Sunderland has been called off because conditions are deemed ‘unsafe’. #MCFC” City captain Vincent Kompany also announced the game had been called off via his Twitter feed. Kompany tweeted: “Game’s called off! Make sure you get yourselves home and be safe, weather is terrible! #mcfc” City might have had the opportunity to move back to the top of the Barclays Premier League had the game gone ahead and other results gone in their favour. The game will now have to be rearranged for later in the season, creating extra fixture congestion for a side still competing in four competitions. The decision to call off the match was taken on safety grounds after the Met Office issued an amber warning for severe winds for Greater Manchester. The more severe, and rare, red warning – the highest possible – was in place for other parts of the north west, including Merseyside. Everton were also due to take on Crystal Palace but that match was still due to go ahead. Stoke, who were hosting Swansea at the Britannia Stadium, issued a statement at 1840 confirming their game was still due to go ahead, with the kick-off put back to 2000. It read: “Whilst referee Jon Moss has to continuously monitor the situation, with the Met Office forecasting that the wind will drop after 7pm, the expectation is that the game will definitely be on.” Manchester City’s Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland has been postponed, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Si14Bet: P2P betting is a driving force for the future

first_imgShare UKGC data finds low level gambling pick-up in lockdown June 12, 2020 Submit EveryMatrix increases virtual sports offering via CasinoEngine March 19, 2020 Igor Vasilj: Making sure the price is still right for NSoft May 22, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share As operators slowly return to normality with live sporting events beginning to resume and global regulations gradually relaxing, the betting landscape has shifted dramatically with new avenues, such as esports, booming whilst other markets have faced an up-hill battle. With new horizons starting to open, there is also the opportunity for firms to branch out and create a new platform for sports bettors, providing a different approach to traditional odds. Si14Bet is one of those firms, with peer-to-peer sports event betting exchange allowing player-to-player betting.The company’s CEO Viktor Kopylov highlighted why the operator has made an entry into the betting sector and discussed Si14Bet’s plans to introduce cryptocurrency alongside fiat money.He stated: “With a lot of experience in the gambling industry, our company was experiencing the pain of the industry. It was a constant blocking of accounts and cutting of maximum betting. The turnover in our bookmakers was up to $200 million per month. We used different strategies to manage our capital and were very successful in doing so. “When the question of managing large amounts of money arose, we decided to develop our platform. We took into account all the pain of the industry and our users will have the best conditions in the betting market.“Users use our platform as an exchange that has supply and demand. The difference from a stock exchange is that instead of stocks, bonds, the subject of trading is sports events. Tokens are used as a tool to reduce the commission of the platform. The classic fee of the Si14 exchange is one per cent, but users who have purchased tokens can exchange them for a discount of up to 0.2 per cent.”The operator’s peer-to-peer betting system allows punters to set their own stakes against one another without pre-made odds created by data providers. However, in order to provide fans with information on sporting events, Si14Bet will work with feed suppliers to offer provisional odds which users can follow.Kopylov added: “We will work with feed suppliers such as Betradar and others. Since we initially do not have odds on the exchange and they are formed by users – companies such as Betradar – form a recommended odds column. This is done for the convenience of our users.”The operator is looking to launch its platform in August, but in the meantime, the firm has confirmed that there are 20,000 users beta-testing the product to ensure that a steady ecosystem is already created upon launch. Si14Bet is currently based in Switzerland and so for the platform to expand into different markets it will need to garner more operating licences, which is its plan. Moreover, the firm is serviced by the TOP Bank of Switzerland, providing immediate security for players’ funds.According to Kopylov, one of the challenges associated with the exchange betting scene is newcomers having liquidity problems and enjoying the action of major competitors. However the CEO highlighted that the platform has already solved its liquidity issue due to the interest that the platform has generated with its beta test. Kopylov emphasised: “The liquidity problem in our company was solved very quickly by the interest of professional players with high liquidity. Our large target audience is the players who hedge their positions and deal with arbitrage situations in the betting market. To date, we have signed some memoranda with developing countries such as Africa, Costa Rica and others.”Overall, Si14Bet looks to break into a market that has been heavily impacted by a global pandemic. And with its P2P system, unique cryptocurrency option, and lack of sporting preference, the platform could develop well in this new climate.He concluded: “Si14 does not make preferred sports. We focus on all markets for sporting events. Of course, the main sports will be highlighted with a wider service line such as – Football – Tennis – Esport – Volleyball – Ice Hockey – Horse racing and others.“We have been in the betting market for a long time and we know the pain of the industry. With this information, our company has taken into account all points and made a platform from which no one will leave. Besides, we have innovative solutions that are not found in the betting market.”last_img read more

Like a jigsaw puzzle Winnipeg police officer pieced together letterbomb note

first_imgWINNIPEG – A forensics officer assigned with collecting debris following the explosion of a letter bomb in a Winnipeg law office says it took him an hour just to collect all the pieces.Patrol Sgt. Kelly Takatch told court that piecing together a yellow note that came with the bomb was “like a jigsaw puzzle.”Guido Amsel has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault and several explosives-related charges stemming from three bombs that were sent in the mail in July 2015.The one sent to one law office seriously injured lawyer Maria Mitousis and cost her a hand.Takatch testified that officers initially paid very little attention to a pouch which court has heard contained the explosive device.Takatch said officers were busy collecting “thousands of pieces” of debris off the floor before turning their attention to the lawyer’s desk.“The amount of debris and the amount of evidence which needed to be collected was overwhelming,” he testified Friday.Court already heard that the note asked Mitousis to press a button on a device that arrived in a pouch. The note said in part: “Hi Maria. Push enter to start. Listen to the conversation and phone me.”Takatch said he never touched the pouch, which tested positive for an explosive substance.Court has heard that other letter bombs were sent to another law office and Amsel’s former wife, who had been represented by Mitousis in a divorce.Those bombs did not go off.(CTV Winnipeg, The Canadian Press)last_img read more