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The implementation of IT infrastructure is key to the success of the tourism business

first_imgAs the development of modern technologies changes the ways of doing business and managing organizations from different fields, so the digital transformation in tourism is becoming increasingly important.Tourist facilities, whether hotels or apartments, are paying increasing attention to digital technology and the opportunities it provides. In line with the development of technology, the requirements of guests are also changing. In the past, the most important thing for them was the location of hotels or apartments, and today the most important item when choosing accommodation is the availability of wireless Internet. According to research *, as many as 47% of guests do not want to choose accommodation without an available Wi-Fi network, and the quality and speed of Internet access are also important to them.Given the current indicators of the importance of technology, active cooperation between the IT and tourism sectors is crucial for successful business. One of the world leaders in LAN and WLAN infrastructure – Aruba Networks, with its innovative IT solutions such as the Aruba ClearPass service, seeks to improve the business of tourist facilities and respond to the complex demands of guests. The goal of the cooperation is, with the best possible tourist offer, to provide additional value to guests through the use of digital technology, which will in later stages achieve the loyalty of guests, and thus revenue growth. Aruba Networks offers you superior and fast Wi-Fi connectivity, network protection and personalized content for each guest.Aruba Networks software solutions have been recognized and implemented by the world’s leading hotel chains as well as a wide range of HORECA associations of entrepreneurs. In this context, the implementation of IT technologies in the tourism sector is becoming key to the success of all forms of tourism business as well as the satisfaction of employees in tourism.Find out more about Aruba solutions on the website of a leading regional IT distributor M San Group.* Research: statista.com, cnbc.com, hospitalitynet.orglast_img read more

Lucas Torreira unsettled at Arsenal and wants club to listen to transfer offers

first_imgTorriera has had more of a bit-part role for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)According to Calciomercato, the current uncertainty over his place in the team, coupled with Arsenal’s poor form, could see Torreira leave the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 23-year-old is aware of interest from AC Milan and has already made it clear to Arsenal that he wants them to consider any offers.Intriguingly, Milan had been linked with a move for Torreira’s teammate Xhaka following his bust-up with supporters, but it is the Uruguayan they really want.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Rossoneri were linked with Torreira in the summer when his old Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo was in charge, and that interest has not diluted since Stefano Pioli took over.Torreira has started both of Arsenal’s Premier League matches since Xhaka clashed with fans – against Wolves and Leicester – though was subbed off both times, and he spoke about his situation last month.‘I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating,’ Torreira told reporters about his recent slip down the pecking order. Torreira was affected by Xhaka’s clash with supporters against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)‘All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal. But that’s not something that depends on me. It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.‘You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am. I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my teammates and to give the fans something to cheer about.’MORE: Patrick Vieira backs Granit Xhaka to play again for Arsenal and slams his criticsMORE: Arsenal dressing room have concerns over Unai Emery’s decision to make Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captainMore: 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 City The Uruguayan is open to leaving north London when the window reopens (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is unsettled at the club and has reportedly asked Gunners bosses to consider any transfer offers for him when the window reopens.The Uruguayan has only started four Premier League matches this season – with Arsenal winning none of those matches – and has routinely been left out of the side in favour of the likes of Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos.There have been calls from Arsenal fans for Unai Emery to give Torreira a bigger role in the side, while the manager has been tinkering with his position and using him further forward than usual. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 12:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link911Sharescenter_img Comment Lucas Torreira unsettled at Arsenal and wants club to listen to transfer offers Advertisementlast_img read more

Calm after the storm

first_imgThe damage across the northwest Brisbane suburb was extensive, with a number of homes destroyed.That process took two years, and in that time their children had settled in to new schools so they began searching for a new home. They found it at 36 Gordon St, Hawthorne. Mrs West said the house was also close to the CityCat and other public transport options.“We love our house and we love living here. It is going to be hard to leave it but Mitch leaving was a milestone and we want to travel,” Mrs West said. “The timing is right.”The house is being marketed by Deb Maguire of Place Kangaroo Point and will go to auction on August 25 at 1pm. Mrs West said their two children were now adults, and her son, 22, had recently moved to Sydney.“We love this house but it feels empty without Mitch,” she said. “And we want something that we can just lock and leave knowing (daughter) Sally will be fine.” 36 Gordon Street, Hawthorne“As soon as we walked in, we fell in love with it,” Mrs West said. “We have lived in London, Biloela, The Gap, East Brisbane, but this is the most amazing house I have ever lived in. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“There is always something happening on the river. You don’t need a TV.”But the couple are now moving on and are downsizing to an apartment. After their house was destroyed in the 2008 storms at The Gap, the West family ultimatelty settled at 36 Gordon Street, HawthorneWHEN Kim and Mark West’s house at The Gap was destroyed by a super storm in 2008, they moved to East Brisbane while it was being rebuilt. On the ground floor there is a garage, a kitchen and a living area with a balcony. The multi-level waterfront home sits on a 442sq m block overlooking the river.It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and space for two vehicles, and the living spaces have been designed to capture the view. The kitchen has stone benchtops, quality stainless-steel appliances and glass splashbacks. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms including the main with a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a private balcony with river and city views. The self-contained lower ground floor provides the potential for a teenager’s retreat, guest space or room for ageing parents.There’s a cinema, study, sauna, home office, wine cellar, guest bedroom, a separate living area and a deck leading out to the pool. The family had lived on Kimruska Place at The Gap, which was one of the areas hardest hit by the 2008 storm.last_img read more

December 4, 2017 Police Blotter

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Las Vegas rolls out red carpet for Duel In The Desert

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – The biggest IMCA event of the season west of the Mississippi is on the sched­ule Nov. 11-14 when Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the 18th annual Duel In The Desert.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds run for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event Saturday night on the half-mile Dirt Track. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods chase a $1,777 top check that evening.Modified qualifying features pay $777 to win and SportMod qualifiers pay $500 to win on Thurs­day and Friday.“A Duel record 330 drivers competed at Las Vegas last year and it appears we’ll be at or above that number in 2015,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “The locale, the venue, the racing and the purse all combine to make the Duel In The Desert the largest IMCA event on the West Coast.”In addition to Nevada, Modified pre-entries have already been received from drivers who will travel from Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kan­sas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Northern SportMod entries are in hand from Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Early entry fees of $200 for Modifieds and $150 for Northern SportMods must be paid by Nov. 3. Entry fees after that date are $250 for the Modifieds and $200 for SportMods.Weekend pit passes are $100. Pit spots in the first three rows must be reserved; all other pit area parking is free.Pit parking for pre-registered drivers is from noon-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Pit gates open again for all drivers at 9 a.m. the next morning and practice begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m.Heat races, “B” features and qualifying features are on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12 and 13 cards.Last-chance races and both Modified Young Guns and Legends features precede Saturday’s main events. The SportMod feature is 25 laps and the Modified feature is 40 laps.Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Thursday and at noon Friday and Satur­day.Grandstand admission on Thursday is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military personnel and $6 for kids ages 6-12. Friday and Saturday admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and $8 for kids.More information is available by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.LVMS.com website.IMCA.TV will broadcast every lap of the Duel in the Desert on www.racefeedx.com and is title sponsor of the best looking car contest, themed Represent Your State.The Modified best looking contest winner earns $1,000, the Northern SportMod winner $500.Modified pre-entries are in hand from:Mark Abouzeid, Chico, Calif.; Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif.; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Paris Archie, Sparks; Kris Asche, Shelton, Wash.; Tim Balding, Prunedale, Calif.; Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Gord Beaumont, Charlie Lake, B.C.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Chris Brown, Spring, Texas; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Chris Cole, Cache, Okla.; and Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.;Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; Rick Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; Sean Fox, St. Helen’s, Ore.; Joe Frock, Reno; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump; Raymond Ketelsen Jr., Aromas, Calif.;William Kinden, Williston, N.D.; and Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.;Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; William McGuire, Belton, Texas; Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif.; Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Joey Moriarty, Glendale, Ariz.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Mitchell Niemi, Lakeside, Calif.; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; Jeff Olschowka, Quincy, Calif.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Tom Purcell, Carson City; and Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.;Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Dusty Safley, Price, Utah; Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; Johnny Sheets, Gatesville, Texas; Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; Steve Simpson, Kingman, Ariz.; Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; and Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.Northern SportMod drivers pre-entered for the Duel now include:Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; Cecil James, Bakersfield, Calif.; Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; Todd Cooper. Yuba City, Calif.; Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bill Ferguson, Norwood, Colo.; Anthony Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Jason George, Laveen, Ariz.; Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.;Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; Jesse Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Garrett Jernagan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Buddy Ray Jones, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Brenda Kirby, Lomita, Calif.; Rick Kretschmann, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; Luke Krogh, Dickinson, N.D.; Greg Larson, Kindred, N.D.; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; Sean Tyson, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Jason Wiley, Batesville, Ark.last_img read more

Dunedin Test poised for intriguing final day

first_img(REUTERS)-Dean Elgar failed to join a select group of South Africa batsman while New Zealand took three late wickets to leave the first Test at University Oval delicately poised at the end of the fourth day on Saturday.South Africa were 224 for six at the close of play in a chilly Dunedin with a lead of 191 runs entering the final day on a pitch that is turning but offering little assistance for the pace bowlers and is proving difficult to score from.Captain Faf du Plessis was on 56 at the close of play, with Vernon Philander on one after New Zealand had taken three wickets after tea, including Elgar, who was dropped twice and overturned a caught behind decision during his innings.The 29-year-old had been seeking to become the sixth South Africa batsman to score a century in both innings of a test but fell short when he was caught by Kane Williamson for 89 from offspinner Jeetan Patel. He scored 140 in the first innings.Temba Bavuma was then bowled by Mitchell Santner for six and Quinton de Kock also bowled by Patel for four in gloomy conditions, with players leaving the field with nine overs remaining.South Africa had begun the day with a five-run lead and nine wickets in hand and with rain forecast for the final day on Sunday, the hosts needed to make the most of their opportunities to try to dismiss the visitors cheaply.New Zealand, however, only had themselves to blame for not being in a better position having dropped Elgar twice and JP Duminy once.The hosts were also further hampered with opening bowler Trent Boult trudging off the field from midway through the middle session with a groin strain.It is also debatable whether batsman Ross Taylor would bat in the second innings after he suffered a torn calf muscle in the first.South Africa lost just two wickets in the first two sessions when Duminy was trapped in front by Neil Wagner for 39 after lunch, while Hashim Amla was dismissed for 24 early in a disrupted first session.Play had been due to begin 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled start of 1100 (2200 GMT) after a fire alarm in the main stand forced the evacuation of the entire venue and held up play for about 30 minutes on Friday. SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 308 (D. Elgar 140, T. Bavuma 64, F. du Plessis 52; T. Boult 4-64)New Zealand 1st innings 341 (K. Williamson 130, J. Raval 52, B. Watling 50; K. Maharaj 5-94)South Africa 2nd innings (Overnight: 38-1)S. Cook c Watling b Boult 0D. Elgar c Williamson b Patel 89H. Amla c sub b Wagner 24J. Duminy lbw b Wagner 39F. du Plessis not out 56T. Bavuma b Santner 6Q. de Kock b Patel 4V. Philander not out 1Extras (b-1 lb-3 w-1) 5Total (for 6 wickets, 102 overs) 224Fall of wickets: 1-0 S. Cook,2-39 H. Amla,3-113 J. Duminy,4-193 D. Elgar,5-206 T. Bavuma,6-218 Q. de KockTo bat: K. Maharaj, M. Morkel, K. RabadaBowling: T. Boult 15 – 4 – 34 – 1, N. Wagner 27 – 7 – 57 – 2(w-1)M. Santner 19 – 6 – 37 – 1,J. Patel 36 – 15 – 72 – 2J. Neesham 5 – 0 – 20 – 0.last_img read more

Betting industry asks…How long can President Trump last?

first_img StumbleUpon Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles With President-Elect Donald Trump taking full US Presidential duties on 20 January (inauguration date), bookmakers are wondering whether ‘The Donald’ will survive a full four-year term as leader of the United States of America.  Trump who yesterday gave his first official press conference as President-Elect, having won the US Election on 8 November reemphasized to the world’s media that he would be the USA’s ‘greatest jobs president’ uniting a deeply divided nation.Nevertheless, Trump’s easy rhetoric will be tested in the first days of his administration. The brass New Yorker has faced severe criticism of his senior cabinet appointments, his neglect of US intelligence agency reports concerning Russian US election influence and for not divesting his business interests which may cause potential conflicts of interest.Updating US political markets yesterday, Ladbrokes Politics informed that odds had hit ‘evens’ for President Trump ‘to leave office via impeachment or resignation before end of 1st term’.Furthermore, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has opened special odds of 20/1 on ‘Trump NOT to be inaugurated on 20 January’, following this week’s ‘unverified’ allegations of Trump participating in lewd sex acts during a visit to Moscow.Trump’s incoming Presidency has been met with a number of new US political betting markets, wondering what ‘The Donald will do’. From when he will visit the UK, which Obama act he will first repeal to whether he will stick a ‘TRUMP’ sign on the Whitehouse.Ahead of Trump’s inauguration, it would be wise for bookmaker’s to remember the US 2016 Elections, in which Donald Trump was continually written off at great expense to UK bookmakers. Put simply, when it comes President Trump its only safe to say…expect the unexpected!last_img read more

In time for Lakeside! BDO secures Eurosport as primary broadcaster

first_img Lottstift warns Norwegian media on advertising responsibilities September 10, 2019 Share Submit Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors March 19, 2019 Share Related Articles The governance of the British Darts Organisation (BDO) has confirmed the appointment of Eurosport as its primary broadcast partner.Updating stakeholders, BDO informs that it has agreed to an extensive three-year partnership with Discovery Inc’s Eurosport channel, which has previously broadcast BDO syndicated competitions.Today’s announcement sees the BDO end concerns that the governing body would not have a TV partner to broadcast its showcase ‘BDO 2019 World Darts Championship at Lakeside.Further to the announcement, BDO has agreed with Eurosport to broadcast free-to-air coverage of its upcoming World Darts Championship on its sister channel Quest TV (Freeview channel 57).Backing Eurosport as new primary broadcast partner, BDO Chairman Des Jacklin commented: “Even with the tight time constraints and the on-going pressure to announce details of the upcoming BDO World Professional Darts Championships, both myself and my team weren’t looking for a quick fix. We have been committed to securing this long-term broadcasting contract so we can focus our attention on further improving the BDO for the players and supporters alike. ““Eurosport has for many years been a great broadcast partner and supporter of the BDO. It is fantastic to see them get the opportunity to show the BDO World Professional Darts Championships in the UK for the first time and to give us a 9 event 3-year commitment to the UK, Netherlands and Australia” StumbleUpon Facebook focuses on developing its ‘niche sports’ capacity October 30, 2019last_img read more

Copa America Preview : Group C

first_imgNinety-nine years ago the birth of the Copa America, the sport’s oldest continental competition, brought about a rapid change to the game of football.Held almost annually in the early years, the tournament fostered a dramatic rise in the standards of South American sides – made evident when Uruguay arrived unheralded at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris and walked off with the gold medal. They enchanted observers with the beauty of their play and led to a question being asked: how can we find out which really is the best team around, given that professionals cannot enter the Olympics?The answer, of course, was the creation of the World Cup – first staged, and won, by Uruguay, just 14 years after they had claimed the inaugural Copa.Since then, the Copa has been through a number of phases, at times playing host to the best football in the world, at others neglected. It was brought back in 1987, and taken round all of South America’s10 footballing nations, but it found itself overshadowed by another significant development in South American football – the introduction, in 1996, of the marathon format of World Cup qualification, where all 10 nations play each other home and away, a change which has done wonders for the standard of the less traditional nations.For a few years the Copa seemed superfluous, and between 1997 and 2004 four versions were played, all with plenty of understrength teams. Since then, though, the Copa has found its place in the calendar.The 2015 edition begins today. [See also: Group A preview and Group B preview] –BrazilNumber of Copa America titles: 8Last Copa title: 2007Coach: DungaFinish in the most recent Copa: Quarterfinals Player to watch: Neymar literally broke his back trying to carry the Selecao at the World Cup in Brazil. Will the Champions League’s top-scorer finally get some help in Chile?Greatest player: Pele — Simply known as ‘The King,’ the three-time World Cup winner is considered the sport’s greatest player ever.Greatest achievement: The 1970 World Cup. Regarded as one of the greatest teams the game has ever seen, Brazil, led by Pele, swept through the 1970 World Cup in Mexico with a swashbuckling panache that would become the standard by which all other teams would be measured.– ColombiaNumber of Copa America titles: 1 Last Copa title: 2001Coach: Jose PekermanFinish in the most recent Copa: Quarterfinals Player to watch: James Rodriguez became a global star in Brazil. What will the outrageously talented No. 10 do for an encore in Chile?Greatest player: Carlos Valderrama — The hair sparked curiosity, but his skill demanded attention. El Pibe was the unquestioned star of Colombia’s golden generation and captained his country in three World Cups.Greatest achievement: The Copa America title in 2001 and the fifth-place finish in World Cup 2014. Colombia captured its first Copa America crown on home soil in 2001. Their run to the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals was their best finish in the competition.– PeruNumber of Copa America titles: 2Last Copa title: 1975Coach: Ricardo GarecaFinish in the most recent Copa: SemifinalsPlayer to watch: Paolo Guerrero is fresh off a big-money move to Brazil’s Flamengo, and the former Bayern Munich striker will be counted on to find the net in Chile — if he can shake off an ankle injury picked up in training. Greatest player: Teofilo Cubillas — The best player of Peru’s golden generation of the 1970s, Cubillas is perhaps best known for his audacious, outside-of-the-boot, free-kick goal against Scotland in the 1978 World Cup.Greatest achievement: The 1975 Copa America. A Cubillas-led Peru raised the second of its South American titles in 1975, needing penalties to beat Brazil in the Copa America final.–VenezuelaNumber of Copa America titles: 0Last Copa title: NeverCoach: Noel SanvicenteFinish in the most recent Copa: SemifinalsPlayer to watch: Jose Salomon Rondon, 25, looked at home leading the front line for Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Champions League this season. The Copa America is a stage that won’t overawe the young gun.Greatest player: Juan Arango — Venezuela, for years a CONMEBOL doormat, has seen its fortunes change completely since 2000, and Arango — La Vinotinto’s captain and caps and goals leader — has been at the forefront of their evolution.Greatest moment: The 2011 Copa America semifinals appearance. Venezuela’s march to the Copa America semis in 2011 improved upon the country’s quarterfinals appearance — its first — in the 2007 edition.[See also: Group A preview and Group B preview]–last_img read more

Cowboys vs. Saints odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Sunday Night Football’

first_imgStat that mattersWhen Prescott rates 100 or higher in passing efficiency, the Cowboys are 26-1 over the past three-plus seasons. If he has a clean game like the first three games against a defense he should pick apart, the Saints have little shot to win.Cowboys vs. Saints predictionThe Cowboys have too much firepower to finish drives with touchdowns, and then have Ezekiel Elliott play closer in the running game. The Saints won’t be able to stretch the field on the Cowboys, and the visitors will win comfortably on a relatively short road trip.Cowboys 27, Saints 20 Here’s everything to know about betting on Cowboys vs. Saints, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Sunday Night Football” in Week 4.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds at Sportsbook ReviewBetting odds for ‘’Sunday Night Football’Spread: Cowboys by 2.5Point total: 48Odds: Cowboys -105, Saints -105The Cowboys have been slight road favorites since they covered for the third consecutive game against the Dolphins. The Saints closed the gap with a big upset win at the Seahawks. Cowboys vs. Saints all-time seriesThe Cowboys lead the series 17-12, but the Saints have rallied by winning three of the past five and nine of the past 12. That includes two overtime victories in ’12 and ’15.Three trends to know— 54 percent of bettors are going with the Cowboys to take care of their number and 53 percent have them on the moneyline.— The Saints are 9-4 against the spread and 9-4 straight up against the Cowboys since 1996.— 61 percent like the game to go over the point total. The teams, however, played 13-10 game last season with a healthy Drew Brees, with the Cowboys winning.MORE: Free parlay pick for Cowboys vs. SaintsThree things to watchDak, Amari and who else?The Saints’ secondary has one good cornerback in Marshon Lattimore, but Eli Apple and P.J. Williams have terrible in coverage. Lattimore figures to match up often with top Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper, but that can open things up for speedy deep threat Devin Smith (filling in for injured Michael Gallup) and veteran slot receiver Randall Cobb.Alvin, Michael and who else?Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas are still doing their leading the Saints’ offense thing with Bridgewater in for Drew Brees. But the Cowboys’ bend-but-don’t break defense has linebackers and cornerbacks who can limit the damage. They need someone to step up to help, either wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. with a deep shot or two or tight end Jared Cook getting open often on intermediate routes for Bridgewater.Garrett vs. PaytonCowboys coach Jason Garrett and Saints coach Sean Payton know each other well from their previous Cowboys ties. Garrett got the better of Payton last year, but Payton, despite a shorthanded team, got the better of the Seahawks’ Pete Carroll last week. Look for Payton to get creative and aggressive at home to try to throw off the Cowboys’ best-laid game plans. The Cowboys (3-0) will try to finish the first quarter of the season with a perfect record when they travel to play the Saints (3-1) on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 4 (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC). Dallas beat New Orleans at home last season to help it surge to a NFC East title during the second half of 2018.The Cowboys’ passing offense has been unstoppable early with Dak Prescott, while the Saints continue with troubles against downfield passing games. The Saints will need more from backup QB Teddy Bridgewater dueling Prescott after making big plays on defense and special teams to win in Week 4.last_img read more