NEW YORK: U.S. bookmaker FanDuel has signed a deal with Switzerland's Sportradar AG to allow sports fans to place wagers on a game while they are watching it on a mobile app, company executives said on Monday, a first for the nascent U.S. sports betting market.The deal is set to be officially announced on Tuesday after the service was rolled out late last week in New Jersey, where FanDuel, a unit of Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair PLC, has the largest market share of all sportsbooks.The deal highlights one way the media industry and the sports betting market are colliding, blurring the line for viewers who want to place a bet from their livestream.Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1992 federal law that banned sports betting in all but a few places. That created a new market overnight, with eight states offering it and more expected.So far, major U.S. media companies have trod cautiously, creating programming that includes sports betting content such as displaying odds - … [Read more...] about FanDuel first to stream live games in sports betting app in U.S
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By Parmy Olson WSJ Mon., April 29, 2019 The U.S. ratcheted up pressure on its European allies to ban Chinese-made gear from their telecom networks, asserting such equipment could be a shared national-security threat to the West and could compromise intelligence sharing. Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary of state for cyber policy, warned allies that if they used “untrusted” suppliers to build out new telecom networks, Washington would “have to reassess the ability for us to share information and be interconnected with them in the ways we are today.” Washington has all but banned Huawei Technologies Co., the world’s biggest telecom gear supplier, in the U.S. Officials argue that Beijing could push the Chinese company to use the gear to spy on or disable foreign networks. Huawei has repeatedly denied the allegation, saying it’s an employee-owned firm that doesn’t do Beijing’s bidding. Last year, the Trump … [Read more...] about U.S. would rethink intelligence ties if allies use Huawei technology
My daughter, a first-year National University of Singapore (NUS) student, once told me a joke: What do NUS and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students have in common? Answer: They all applied to NUS. I think she read it in NUSWhispers. After last week, there is another answer: They may be secretly filmed showering on campus. Singapore Management University doesn't look so bad now. Last week, besides Avengers: Endgame spoilers, all anyone could talk about was NUS student Monica Baey. She posted an Instagram Story about catching another student filming her in the shower, which resulted in Facebook posts by two ministers and a disappointing NUS town hall meeting on Thursday. We also learnt that 26 cases of sexual offence had been brought before the NUS disciplinary board over the past three years. That works out to be approximatelyone sexual offence every six weeks. NTU: "Hold my beer." Also last week, two cases of an NTU student being filmed in the shower were reported within … [Read more...] about S M Ong: My daughter is in NUS, should I be worried?
By The Canadian Press Sun., April 28, 2019 ORNSKOLDSVIK, SWEDEN—Jack Hughes had a goal and two assists Sunday to set a tournament scoring record and help the United States defeat Canada 5-2 in the bronze-medal game at the world under-18 men’s hockey championship. Hughes’ three-point effort gave him 20 points this year to go with 12 in 2018. The combined 32 points eclipsed the previous record of 31, set by Alex Ovechkin in 2002 and 2003. Hughes is NHL Central Scouting’s top-ranked North American prospect for the June NHL draft, where the New Jersey Devils will have the first overall pick. Cam York had two goals for the U.S., while Alex Turcotte and Bobby Brink also scored. Dylan Cozens and Nathan Legare scored for Canada, which hasn’t won this tournament since 2013. Spencer Knight made 21 stops for the U.S. Nolan Maier stopped 36 shots for Canada. Article Continued Below Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star … [Read more...] about Jack Hughes breaks scoring mark in U.S. win over Canada at under-18 hockey worlds
By The Canadian Press Sun., April 28, 2019 SPRINGHILL, N.S.—A two-vehicle accident near Springhill, N.S., has left two New Brunswick women in hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say the accident happened on Highway 142 just after 6 p.m. The two women, aged 21 and 22, were occupants of a Mitsubishi RVR that collided with a Chevrolet Impala. The lone occupant of the Chevrolet, a 21-year-old man from Hants County, N.S., suffered non-life threatening injuries. A portion of the highway was closed for several hours while an RCMP traffic analyst was called to examine the scene. Article Continued Below The highway has since reopened. Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star Read more about: Nova Scotia , Halifax TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER HEADLINES SIGN UP … [Read more...] about Three people injured in two-vehicle accident near Springhill, N.S.