Ulster win puts pressure on Tigers

first_img “Often in the Heineken Cup if you miss out on your opportunities it can come back to bite you late on. It was good to get that just before half-time and the second half just built on that. “Our defence has been outstanding when you think how many points we have scored over the last few weeks and we have only conceded one penalty. The players deserve a huge amount of credit for that. “We have worked on our defence in the last few seasons because if you want to compete against the best teams at the end of tournaments like this, your defence has to be your starting point.” “We knew we had to get five points to build some pressure on Leicester,” said Humphreys. “When we mapped out the season we said we wanted to be top of the table in the Heineken Cup at the end of round four and we are sitting well at the moment. “The pressure is now on them and we can sit down and relax when we watch their game on Sunday. “We would have probably taken four points before the game, so to come away with five means that is two jobs very well done over the last two weekends. “We have played against Benetton Treviso enough over the last few seasons to know what a threat they can be. We talked about replicating what we did last week, getting off to a good start and putting them under pressure. “We probably made too many mistakes in the first half but we were more clinical in the second half. Then we took the chances when they came along and I am delighted to get the five points.” However, Humphreys admitted the win was not quite as comfortable as the scoreline suggests. He said: “It was a pretty surreal experience with the fog and not many of us had seen conditions like it before. The Luke Marshall try just before half-time was crucial because we had had a few chances before that and missed out on them. Press Association The result saw Ulster win their opening four matches for the first time in their Heineken Cup history to move the 2012 runners-up seven points clear of the Tigers at the top of Pool Five. Ulster ran in four tries in Italy, with s econd-half scores from Craig Gilroy, Robbie Diack and Jared Payne accompanying a late first-half effort from Luke Marshall. Ulster director of rugby David Humphreys believes his side’s 35-3 bonus point victory over Benetton Treviso has heaped all the pressure on Leicester Tigers ahead of their fourth-round clash with Montpellier on Sunday.last_img read more

EGBA deems Norwegian blackout as ‘unproductive & unnecessary’

first_img Related Articles EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout July 14, 2020 Share Maarten HaijerThe European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has warned the Norwegian government not to proceed with its directive to block payment transactions on remote gambling services.The industry trade association states that Norwegian authorities will simply implement difficult-to-enforce and counterproductive directives which will not protect its national consumers.Maarten Haijer, EGBA Secretary General, has called for the Norwegian government to move forward and introduce a cohesive online gambling framework fit for modern consumer purposes.“From a consumer perspective, there are only two licensed gambling providers in Norway – both state-owned – and this is just not sustainable in an age when consumers can easily search around the internet for their preferred choice of gaming product” – Maarten Haijer, Secretary-General, EGBA.The EGBA states that its concerns should not be regarded as a criticism of the Norwegian government, which has the right to seek a ‘controlled environment for online gambling’ services.  “A fundamental rethink and reworking of the Norwegian online gaming regime is, therefore, necessary to ensure that local and foreign operators can co-exist and have equal access to a well-regulated market which meets the realities of consumer demand for different gaming products.“This can be easily achieved through a national licencing regime, such has been recently introduced in Sweden, which would enable the Norwegian gambling authority to bring the activity of foreign websites under its control, alongside existing state-owned operators. That’s exactly what the overwhelming majority of European countries have been doing, and that’s exactly what we are urging Norway to do.”In 2018, Norwegian political parties have secured a co-mandate demanding that Storting (Norway’s legislative assembly) implement a number of stringent directives limiting consumer access and engagement with unlicensed operators.Supporters of Norway’s blackout on online gambling state that unlicensed remote gambling operators have undermined the position of state-owned gambling enterprise Norsk Tipping’s charitable contributions.Seeking to implement its structural changes, the Norwegian government confirmed the appointment of Gunn Merete Paulsen as Director General of national gambling regulator  Lotteri- og Stiftelsestilsynet. Submit EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 StumbleUpon Share David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast? July 15, 2020last_img read more

Wellington police notes: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, January 16, 2013•10:05 a.m. Officers conducted a welfare check in the 1800 block N. B, Wellington.•12:18 p.m. Officers investigated forgery and theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•On January 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite in the 200 block S. Bright, Wellington.•4:24 p.m. Officers investigated a probation violation by a known suspect in the 1000 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img