Mikel Arteta’s superb reaction to Mesut Ozil’s goal for Arsenal in Newcastle win

first_img Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:05FullscreenArsenal 4-0 Newcastle: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-4-0-newcastle-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2112002/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Bukayo Saka is doing really well,’ he added. ‘He keeps his head down and wants to learn. He’s performing like a senior player.‘Dani Ceballos is a good example. He was injured and when he started to train I didn’t think he was fit enough.‘He completely changed his behaviour and trained like an animal. I thought he was the best player on the pitch.’MORE: Tony Cascarino tells Mikel Arteta his biggest problem at Arsenal after Newcastle United thrashingMORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright makes his prediction for Chelsea v Manchester United Advertisement Coral BarryMonday 17 Feb 2020 8:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Mikel Arteta’s superb reaction to Mesut Ozil’s goal for Arsenal in Newcastle win Ozil ended a long scoring drought against Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta was clearly impressed with Mesut Ozil’s goal against Newcastle as cameras picked up his superb reaction.Arsenal thrashed Newcastle 4-0 at the Emirates with a flurry of goals coming in the final ten minutes.Ozil grabbed Arsenal’s third in the 90th minute by finishing off a flowing move – his first goal for Arsenal in ten months.Arteta has repeatedly praised the efforts of Ozil since taking charge at Arsenal after the German struggled for consistency under previous manager Unai Emery.ADVERTISEMENTThe Arsenal boss was left swooning over Ozil’s finish, as TV cameras switched to the touchline after the goal.AdvertisementAdvertisement Comment Mikel Arteta’s reaction to Mesut Ozil’s goal 🤣 pic.twitter.com/0NSEFSMhne— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 16, 2020 Ozil himself was buzzing after the game, saying on Twitter: ‘Great team win for the Arsenal. We showed why we’re definitely on the right path.’The playmaker wasn’t the only Arsenal player to find their groove against Newcastle, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring his first goal since December and Dani Ceballos impressing in his first league start under Arteta.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBukayo Saka, 18, also stood out in the game and Arteta was full of praise for his resurgent stars.‘The message is clear. Whoever trains like they do and has the abilities to play like he did has a chance to play,’ Arteta explained.‘Laca has been playing all the games and hasn’t scored. I told him the decision and he accepted it. I told him he would come on and score, he did and I’m so pleased. Advertisementlast_img read more

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​Danish pension funds can weather big price falls, says FSA

first_imgDespite suffering major investment losses at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, pension funds in Denmark are now well-capitalised enough to handle serious price falls in both equities and bonds, according to the financial regulator.In its latest risk report, the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet) said pension companies and their customers had been hit by major share price losses at the beginning of the pandemic, denting solvency levels for providers with guaranteed products – as well hitting the value of customer savings in non-guaranteed products.“However, on the basis of current statements, the pension companies are generally considered well-capitalised and can withstand even large price declines on their equity portfolios and their bond portfolios,” the FSA said.The Danish economy, like that of the rest of the world, was severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the FSA said, but said both credit institutions and insurance and pension companies had entered the crisis with sound capital bases. But the watchdog warned about falling property prices and flagged up a new monitoring exercise it would conduct in this regard.Property prices in Denmark had been rising for several years as a result of the general economic growth and the marked fall in interest rates, it said.“However, as a result of COVID-19 crisis, there is now a prospect of general but likely limited price declines in the real estate market, with significant downside risks – because a deep and long-lasting recession can lead to significant falls in property prices,” it said.Given the large market fluctuations during the pandemic crisis, the authority said it would carry out a survey this year of pension firms’ property portfolio valuations.The FSA has announced a broader investigation into the pension sector’s ongoing valuation of all alternative investments.In the risk report, the FSA also said there was increased uncertainty about the consequences of rising European debt levels to alleviate the effects of the crisis – and that this in turn ramped up uncertainty over the direction interest rates would take in the next few years.Overall, however, the FSA said the assessment was that interest rates were very likely to remain very low for a long period.“The low level of interest rates affects pension companies and their customers through several channels,” it said, citing the difficulty it presented for firms’ in honouring high guarantees on average interest-rate products – and the switching to market-rate products which had consequently been offered by many providers.“The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority will continue to focus on consumer protection in market-rate products, including in relation to the characteristics of products, risk management in a low interest rate environment, and communication with customers, based on a thematic study on market-rate products,” the agency said.In January, the agency criticised pension providers for failing to give customers adequate information about the risks they are exposed to with market-rate pensions.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

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Student Brings Unloaded BB Gun To Aurora Elementary

first_img(Image: Google Maps)AURORA, Ind. – A sixth grade student at Aurora Elementary brought an unloaded BB gun to school Tuesday, police said.Dearborn County deputies were dispatched after the pellet gun was discovered by the principal and school resource officer inside the student’s locker.Investigators say the student brought the BB gun the school to show friends.South Dearborn Community Schools Superintendent John Merle said, “It was a poor choice the student made to bring an unloaded BB gun to school, and will have to face the consequences.”“The investigation shows there was no malicious intent to harm anyone, it was just a very poor choice.As far as disciplinary action taken, a school cannot lawfully release that information due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.Merle sent out an alert message to parents through the school messenger system informing them about the incident.last_img read more

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Is “Boyz N the Hood” Director John Singleton Dead?

first_imgThere are conflicting reports whether Oscar-nominated director John Singleton died after suffering a stroke more than a week ago. Fox4 and other outlets reported the death today, but TMZ now says Singleton is on life support. The 51-year-old “Boyz N the Hood” director checked himself into a Los Angeles hospital last week after having leg problems.He suffered the stroke while in the hospital. The stroke was first described as “mild,” but it was soon revealed Singleton had slipped into a coma. According to “Hollywood Life,” esteemed director John Singleton has sadly passed away on April 29, eight days after news broke he was reportedly in a coma following a stroke. Celebrities are mourning their loss.Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Singleton is still on life support.John Singleton Still Alive On Life Support and Non-Responsive After Stroke https://t.co/e96IGyvYu8— TMZ (@TMZ) April 29, 2019last_img read more

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Pakistan Pacer Mohammad Amir Bids Adieu to Test Cricket

first_imgLahore: Left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir on Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket. He, however, said that he will continue playing white-ball cricket for Pakistan.In a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Amir said: “It has been an honor to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can concentrate on white-ball cricket.“Playing for Pakistan remains my ultimate desire and objective, and I will try my best to be in the best physical shape to contribute in the team’s upcoming challenges, including next year’s ICC T20 World Cup,” he added.The left-arm pacer further said it was not easy for him to make that decision which he had been thinking for quite some time.“But with the ICC World Test Championship commencing shortly, and Pakistan boasting some very exciting young fast bowlers, it is appropriate that I call on my time in Test cricket so that the selectors can plan accordingly,” he said.“I want to thank all my team-mates as well the opponents in red-ball cricket. It has been a privilege to play with and against them. I am sure our paths will continue to cross in limited-overs cricket as all of us play and compete with the same vigor and determination.”Amir made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in July 2009. He featured in 36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47. His best bowling returns — six for 44 — were against the West Indies in Kingston on April 2017. IANSAlso Read: Virat Kohli not focussed on individual competition with Mohammad Amirlast_img read more

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Gayle declared fit for today’s third ODI against England

first_imgBRISTOL, England, (CMC) — West Indies will hope the return of Chris Gayle to their line-up will trigger the spark that leads to a series-levelling victory over England in the third One-day International today.The Windies trail 0-1 in the five-match series, following an eight-wicket defeat in the first ODI at Old Trafford, but they did not feel the full impact of Gayle’s absence with a hamstring injury for the second ODI, due to the weather allowing just 14 deliveries in the entire contest at Trent Bridge.As they look to identify a group of players that would form the core of a squad for the 2019 World Cup qualifiers next March in Zimbabwe, this match will mark the formal start of the Cricket West Indies selection panel-s search — and Gayle is expected to be a key prong.“I think Chris is good to go,” West Indies captain Jason Holder said on the eve of the match. “I think the last game was more precautionary than anything else. He seems to be raring to go. It’s good to have him back. We hope we can have him for the duration of the series.”Though Gayle celebrated his 38th birthday on the day of the Trent Bridge ODI, he gave a glimpse of his batting prowess in the Twenty20 International that preceded the ODI series and the first ODI too, so England will be wary of him.“He definitely brings a lot to the team, a wealth of experience and his record speaks for itself,” said Holder, exhorting confidence in his side to draw level and eke out the results that would give them a rare series victory.“There’s definitely still an opportunity to win the series,” he said. “We need to learn from that defeat at Old Trafford, but put it aside now, and take it step by step. We head into these last three games with full confidence.”Holder also said that the players will play the game with the tragedy that has taken place in Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria.“It’s obviously a very sad time,” he said. “Dominica has suffered so much damage. There were just recovering from the previous storm (Erika) and to be hit by another one of this magnitude is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people there.”Squads:ENGLAND (from) — Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris WoakesWEST INDIES (from) — Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williamslast_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: — The group that runs the U.S. Open tennis tournament is eliminating 110 national positions and reducing travel costs over the next few years to deal with the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association also announced Monday that it will close its headquarters in White Plains, New York, and shift remaining staff to anNBA-SPURS-ALDRIDGEAldridge won’t return this seasonSAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge will miss the remainder of San Antonio’s season while he recovers from surgery on his right shoulder. It’s a blow to the Spurs’ hopes of extending their streak of playoff appearances.Aldridge had surgery on April 24, stemming from an injury the Spurs said the seven-time All-Star suffered in a game at Utah on Feb. 21. He played in two more games after getting hurt, including one in which he scored 24 points in San Antonio’s win over Dallas. The Spurs have been to the playoffs in 22 consecutive seasons, matching the longest streak in NBA history.NHL AMERICA PROTESTS-HOCKEY ALLIANCCurrent, former NHL players form Hockey Diversity AllianceUNDATED (AP) — Seven current or former black NHL players have formed the Hockey Diversity Alliance to fight racism and intolerance in the sport.Akim Aliu and San Jose’s Evander Kane will lead the group, which also includes Trevor Daley, Matt Dumba, Wayne Simmonds, Chris Stewart and recently retired Joel Ward. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLNew MLB plan calls for 76-game seasonNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is making another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July. NCAA considering 6-week plan for football prepUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is considering a six-week plan for football teams to prepare for the start of their seasons that includes two weeks when teams can hold walk-throughs before full practices start.A copy of the Football Oversight Committee’s plan, which still needs to be approved by the Division I Council, was obtained by The Associated Press. Sports Illustrated first reported on the one-page document.The oversight committee has been working on a six-week model to lead into the season for weeks. It calls for two weeks preceding the start of a typical preseason practice schedule during which time teams can do up 20 hours per week or weight training, conditioning, film study, meetings and walk-throughs with coaches. Players would not be permitted to wear helmets and pads during walk-throughs, but a ball could be used for instruction.NCAA rules state teams can begin preseason practice 29 days before the date of their first game. The walk-through period would begin 14 days before preseason practice, according to the proposal. June 8, 2020 The plan has not been finalized but could be approved within two weeks.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKBrighton to have cardboard cutouts of fansUNDATED (AP) — English soccer club Brighton is offering fans the chance to have cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stadium when the Premier League resumes.Games in the league will be closed to spectators for the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Five of Brighton’s nine remaining games are at home.The first is on June 20 against Arsenal. Fans need to send in a photo wearing a Brighton jersey and pay $25.In other coronavirus-related news— Iowa announced that one person tested positive for COVID-19 out of 237 tests performed on athletes, coaches and athletic department staffers to prepare for the beginning of voluntary individual workouts. The school did not reveal who tested positive or whether it was a player. Iowa says the school began testing May 29. Football players were cleared to begin voluntary workouts on Monday, mostly weight training and conditioning, in team facilities.— Wisconsin is permitting the voluntary return of football and volleyball players for initial health assessments and COVID-19 testing this week to clear the way for them to begin voluntary strength and conditioning activities June 15. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will return later this month, followed by the men’s and women’s hockey teams. The proposal calls for a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries.Players have refused cuts beyond what they agreed to in March shortly after the pandemic began, part of baseball’s again acrimonious labor relations. The arduous negotiations have jeopardized plans to hold opening day around the Fourth of July in ballparks without fans and provide entertainment to a public still emerging from months of quarantine.MLB says it can’t afford to play in ballparks without fans, and in May the owners proposed an 82-game schedule. The union countered with a 114-game schedule at prorated pay that would extend the regular season by a month through October.NFL-FACILITIES-RETURN PLANNFL sends plan to teams for return to facilities Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The NFL and the players’ union have sent a planner to the 32 teams outlining procedures for the full reopening of their practice facilities.A memo written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association describes protocols focusing on screening, testing, and infection prevention and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections.Also included are instructions on proper facility access, cleaning and disinfecting; physical distancing; hygiene, health education and medical services. There are instructions on food preparation; supplies; and team travel.No timetable has been set for the return of most players to team complexes. Only players rehabilitating injuries have been allowed to enter the buildings.COLLEGE FOOTBALL The alliance will be independent of the NHL but hopes to work in tandem with the league to promote diversity and inclusion.One goal of the group is to inspire future players to be able to “express their culture, identity, values and personality without fear of retribution.”NHL-COYOTES-GUTIERREZGutierrez is NHL’s first Latino team presidentGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have made Xavier Gutierrez the first Latino team president and CEO in NHL history. Gutierrez’s hiring was announced by Alex Meruelo, who became the NHL’s first Latino controlling owner when he bought a majority stake in the Coyotes last year.Gutierrez previously served as managing director at Clearlake Capital Group and was chief investment officer of Meruelo Group, which is owned by Alex Meruelo.last_img read more

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USC student dies in off-campus shooting

first_imgCBSCA sent a statement to its mailing list about McElhaney’s death Sunday afternoon. Peter Erskine, the director of Drumset Studies at Thornton and one of McElhaney’s instructors, said McElhaney was an active participant at the school in an email statement to the Daily Trojan. Austin wrote in her email that students will be informed of memorial plans as information becomes available. “Victor was a son of Oakland,” his mother, Oakland District 3 Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, wrote in a statement to the Daily Trojan. “He was a musician who drew his inspiration from the beat, soul, and sound of the Town and he belonged in every nook and cranny of Oakland.” McElhaney was part of the Jazz Studies program at Thornton, and he was interested in the relationship between music and social and political movements, Austin said. He was also dedicated to community service — he was a mentor for young musicians and taught at the Oakland Public Conversatory of Music, the email read. An LAPD investigation into the matter is ongoing, and no arrests have been made as of Sunday. “Whether it was through his music or through his conversation, he challenged others and himself to think outside of the box,” the CBCSA email read. “He believed in the power of music to touch lives, to heal and to bring hope,” the email read. McElhaney transferred to USC from California State University, East Bay in 2017. Beyond music, he was also involved at the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at USC, Austin’s email read. Victor McElhaney, a senior studying music at the Thornton School of Music, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 21.   “We are beginning a new chapter in this reoccurring circle of violence,” she wrote in her statement. “And it will take all of us together to make it through this tragedy.” As of Wednesday morning, the page has raised over $40,000, surpassing its original $30,000 fundraising goal. It now has a $50,000 goal. Donations included a $10,000 contribution from the Oakland Athletics, according to the GoFundMe page. “Funds will be used to assist the McElhaney Family with final arrangements and a memorial concert in honor of Victor McElhaney and the families of victims of gun violence,” the GoFundMe page said. As a councilwoman, McElhaney’s mother has actively fought gun violence in Oakland. She helped pass laws like Measure Z, a public safety initiative that funded prevention strategies against gun violence, according to the City of Oakland’s website. “Victor was already playing at a professional level when he came to USC,” Erskine said. “His audition was a welcome breath of fresh air — he had the touch, the feel and the musical understanding of a seasoned jazz musician … Victor was always the first to volunteer to play in any group class.” Interim President Wanda Austin sent a memo informing the USC community of McElhaney’s death. Austin offered her condolences to his friends and family in her email. McElhaney was approached by three to four suspects around 12:24 a.m. Sunday during a possible failed robbery attempt at Maple Ave. and Adams Blvd., the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of the suspects shot McElhaney, and the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. McElhaney was taken to a hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department shortly thereafter, where he died later that morning, according to the LAPD. The Berkeley organization Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency created a GoFundMe fundraising page on behalf of McElhaney’s family on Monday, according to the GoFundMe site. The organization is a non profit that fights homelessness and community violence in the East Bay.last_img read more

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Softball: Badgers finish off Boilermakers at home Sunday to win series

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Softball Team (22–17, 6–6 Big Ten) played host to Purdue (13–34, 4–10 Big Ten) in a three-game weekend set against the backdrop of Madison’s spring weather debut.On Friday the Badgers lost a close one to the Boilermakers on student night at Goodman Diamond.The first inning began inauspiciously for the hosts, as Purdue posted a two-spot to open the game. After that, both sides remained scoreless until the fifth inning when Purdue tacked on another run to stretch their lead to three. In the sixth inning, the Badgers looked poised to claim their first lead, as Stephanie Lombardo belted a one-out, solo homer for the Badger’s first run of the series. Following Lombardo’s lead, freshman Lauren Foster came into the batter’s box next and launched one yard to bring the Badgers to within a single run.Despite the sixth inning excitement, the Badgers were unable to put a bow on their effort and were held scoreless for the remainder of the series opener.When they play, they look invincible. But off the field, they struggle with mental health like anyone elseOur sports heroes are invincible. Their feats become legendary. They hit harder and run faster. Simply by the virtue of Read…The Badgers would fair far better in Saturday’s late afternoon game.Wisconsin bested Purdue in every way Saturday. The game began with an empty frame in the first, followed by a two-run second inning from the Badgers. The 2–0 lead was helped by a Purdue error, allowing pinch runner Briana Flugaur and Kelly Welsh to score.The Badgers scored again off of Purdue’s mistakes during a third-inning passed ball which scored Sydney Lawson.The sixth inning would prove to be the money-maker for Wisconsin, as they crossed home plate four times on their way to their seven-run total. The inning began with singles from Welsh and Taylor Johnson. After Kelsey Jenkins reached base on a fielder’s choice the bases were juiced for Brooke Wyderski. Wyderski took a trip down to the deli and bought herself a grand salami, the first of her career and her team-leading sixth home run of the season.Four Badgers to be honored at Team USA Awards as part of USA Olympic women’s hockey teamAfter winning gold in February, former Badgers Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Alex Rigsby could take home even Read…The Badgers would yield a single run in the seventh before closing out the 7–1 victory.And so, game three was set as the rubber match.Wisconsin hopped on the board early, claiming two runs in the first inning. The defense was on display in Madison as well, double plays form the Badgers in the first and second inning managed to help keep the Purdue offense at bay for the first five innings of the ball game.Women’s Tennis: Badgers look to make final push for Big Tens over weekendThe University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team (8–13, 2–7 Big Ten) will travel on the road to face No. 44 Read…In the top of the sixth, the Boilermakers recorded a hat trick. This was a result of an untimely UW error and a string of well-executed hits from Purdue.Down one in the sixth, the Badgers returned fire for two runs of their own and the lead. They would hold on in the final frame and take the 4–3 victory as well as the 2–1 series decision.Next, the Badgers travel to Lincoln to face Nebraska in a three-game set.last_img read more

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Simon Stevens – Betting should pay ‘NHS tab’ on problem gambling

first_img GambleAware refreshes ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’ for summer 2020   July 8, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Related Articles Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens has stated that UK licensed betting operators should compulsory fund the treatment of problem gambling networks across the UK.Stevens is the latest UK public health figurehead to call for the government to implement a ‘mandatory levy’ on UK betting incumbents, stating that it would be unfair for taxpayers to ‘pick-up the huge tab for the expansion of NHS services’ tackling problem gambling.The NHS England chief’s statement comes as UK health networks prepare to launch a new directive tackling problem gambling amongst 13-to-25-year-olds.A ‘National Problem Gambling Clinic’ tailored towards supporting younger patients aged 13-to-25 is set to open in Sunderland later this year as part of a new NHS long-term strategy.The Sunderland Clinic forms part of the NHS launch of 14 gambling harm-specific clinics across the UK, developed with the aim of identifying and tackling ‘problem gambling behaviours’ amongst younger individuals.Warning industry leadership, Stevens lambasted betting firm’s minimal spending on problem gambling, noting that betting firms had spent £1.5 billion on UK advertising, whilst contributing just £10 million towards addiction treatment.‘This is an industry that splashes £1.5billion on marketing and advertising campaigns, much of it now pumped out online and through social media, but it has been spending just a fraction of that helping customers deal with the direct consequences of addiction”.Highlighting UK health concerns that + 450,000 11-to-16 year olds gamble regularly, with underage addiction quadrupling to 55,000 in the past two-years – Stevens states that the ‘sums just don’t add up and that is why as well as a voluntary action is needed’.Addressing health concerns, last week the governances of bet365, William Hill Plc, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet and GVC Holdings sent a joint communication to UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright (DCMS), committing to ‘voluntary contributions of 1% of gross-gaming-yield revenues’ funding UK problem gambling addiction, treatment and research initiatives for a period of 5-years.Industry trade body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), has stated that it members will support NHS developments, with Chief Executive Wes Himes publishing the following statement –‘We support the creation of new NHS gambling clinics which will supplement existing services delivered by the Gordon Moody Association, GamCare’s 120 treatment centres and their youth outreach programme.”‘Through continued funding by our industry over more than 20 years, these charitable services are able to provide free of charge support for anyone affected by gambling.’ GambleAware – Deeper research needed to tackle the illness of gambling disorders July 21, 2020last_img read more

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