Brookville, IN—In the evening hours of August 18th, 2019, officers with the Brookville Police Department responded to 8th Street to investigate an ongoing domestic situation.Through the investigation and witness statements, officers determined Charles Nichols threw a knife towards an individual in the residence several times. Nichols was immediately taken into custody and lodged at the Franklin County Security Center in lieu of bond.Nichols is charged with Criminal Recklessness.
RelatedPosts D’Tigers, D’Tigress await 2020 Olympics foes D’Tigers, D’Tigress can win an Olympic medal — Kida Two Air Warriors players to attend 2020 Olympics, courtesy of Minister D’Tigress camp came alive on Sunday as players and coaches reported to their base in Maputo for the 2020 pre Olympics qualifiers coming up in Mozambique between November 14 and 17.The team comprising of returnee, Atosu Upe, 2019 Afrobasket Most Valuable Player Ezinne Kalu, Promise Anumakara, Atonye Nyingifa, Sarah Imovbioh and Evelyn Akhator were received by the coaching crew led by Otis Hughley.Elo Edeferioka, who was called up by Otis to replace Elizabeth Balogun, who could not make the pre-qualifiers, has also reported to Maputo.Others who reported to camp include Jasmine Nwajei, Adaora Elonu, Aisha Balarabe, Ify Ibekwe, Victoria Macaulay and Pallas Kunnayi-Akpannah who may be making her debut for Nigeria if selected in the final 12-man roaster.Nigeria is grouped alongside Host Mozambique and DR Congo in Group A, while Senegal will compete against Angola and Mali in Group B.The team will have its first training session on Monday ahead the event starting on November 13.According to FIBA, three teams from Africa will join 14 other teams from Europe, Asia and the Americas to fight for the 10 slots on offer at the Olympic qualifying tournament. Tags: Atosu UpeD’TigressEzinne KaluMozambique
“We still have a few bits and pieces we would like to do to solidify the group, but there’s no names or definite signings yet.” The early signs of the post-Suarez era have been promising for Rodgers. Liverpool have beaten Olympiacos, Manchester City and AC Milan to reach the final of the International Champions Cup, which is being played at the Sun Life Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Their opponents have also won every match on tour, including a creditable 3-1 win over Real Madrid on Saturday. Liverpool last season finished some 20 points above United, who were woeful under David Moyes. But Rodgers is expecting a much tougher fight from Liverpool’s arch-rivals this year thanks to Louis van Gaal’s appointment as manager. “It was unfortunate it didn’t work out for them last year, but I would suspect, and they will expect, to put up a greater challenge this year,” said Rodgers, who is clearly a fan of Van Gaal. “Louis is someone I have watched for many years, he is a very experienced manager,” he added. “It was unfortunate what happened with David. “But I am sure Louis van Gaal will look forward to the challenge of working in the Premier League because it will be different to any other league he’s worked in.” Rodgers thinks the rivalry between the two teams could give an extra edge to the match, which is scheduled to be played in extremely humid conditions. “It will have no bearing on the season, but this is a big rivalry,” he said. “It has been a long couple of weeks and we want to finish it off with a really good game and win it.” The England players in Rodgers’ squad will be familiar with the setting for the final, which kicks off at 1am UK time on Tuesday morning. England played Honduras and Ecuador at the Sun Life Stadium in the build-up to their poor World Cup campaign, which saw them exit the tournament in the group stages. Jordan Henderson, who played in both warm-up games and was a first-choice midfielder during the tournament, says he is over the disappointment of what happened in Brazil. “You can’t afford to dwell on things,” the Liverpool midfielder said. “Everyone was disappointed with the World Cup but as soon as it’s over you have got to forget about it. “Now we are here, playing for Liverpool so it’s a different ball game. You have to concentrate on what’s ahead.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will not be signing Mario Balotelli this summer. Rodgers is adamant Balotelli will not be coming to Anfield though. “I can categorically tell you Mario Balotelli will not be at Liverpool,” Rodgers told a press conference on the eve of Liverpool’s game against Manchester United in Miami. “In my last press conference I was asked a question about Mario Balotelli and I talked about what a talent he was and what an excellent player he was. “And the next day it was wrote as if we were signing him. “I just gave my perception of him as a player. It shouldn’t be transmitted in to us signing the player.” Rodgers has used the £75million he received for Suarez to fund the signings of Lambert, Origi, Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Lazar Markovic. The Northern Irishman continues to be linked to more players though, the latest two being Sevilla star Alberto Moreno and Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo. Rodgers would not name any of his targets, but he admitted he is still in the market for new additions. Press Association Rodgers showered praise on Balotelli last week, which led to speculation he could sign the AC Milan front man. The Liverpool boss has already signed Lille striker Divock Origi and England’s Rickie Lambert to help plug the gap left by Luis Suarez’s departure, but he could still make a move for another striker.
highlights MS Dhoni is playing his 300th T20 game.India will be aiming to win a T20I series in New Zealand for the first time.India won a T20I in New Zealand for the first time in Auckland. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Dhoni entered a special 300-club in the Twenty20 format during the game in Hamilton. The former India skipper became the first Indian player to play 300 Twenty20 games. In his Twenty20 playing career, he has played for Jharkhand, Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League apart from T20Is for India. Rohit Sharma is the other Indian batsman who has played the most Twenty20 games with 298 games.After this effort in Seddon Park, it is difficult to judge how big will be Dhoni’s freakish powers as a keeper. New Delhi: MS Dhoni’s freakish powers need no introduction. His wicketkeeping skills and his ability to effect lightning-quick stumpings and run-outs with the back-flick are legendary stories in cricket. However, in the series-deciding clash in Hamilton against New Zealand, Dhoni increased his freak quotient to another level which resulted in a key wicket and get India back in the contest after New Zealand were inserted into bat and the likes of Tim Seifert and Colin Munro gave the hosts a fast start. Kuldeep Yadav came into the attack in the eighth over with New Zealand scoring at over 10 runs an over and immediately, he got a wicket thanks to some more brilliance from MS Dhoni.In the fourth ball, Kuldeep got a delivery to break away outside off stump and Seifert lunged forward as he was beaten. As he came forward, his back foot came out of the crease slightly but Dhoni, behind the stumps, whipped the bails off in a flash. Seifert’s foot was on the line and the third umpire gave it out as India finally got the breakthrough. The reaction time that was shown on TV by Dhoni to effect the stumping was 0.099 seconds, less than 1/10th of a second.Lighting speed ⚡⚡Love you Thala 😍😍#Dhoni #MSDhoni #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/b346K2TVCe— Vinay Sai (@Urstruly__Vinay) February 10, 2019This is not the first time Dhoni’s freakish wicketkeeping abilities have come to the fore. In the fourth ODI against West Indies at the Brabourne stadium, Dhoni effected a stumping in 0.088 seconds as he got rid of Keemo Paul for 19 off Ravindra Jadeja. India won the match by 224 runs. In the 2016 World T20 clash in Bangalore against Bangladesh, he got Sabbir Rahman stumped in less than a second and he bettered his record which he achieved in Melbourne in 2016 when he had George Bailey stumped off Jadeja.
Indian Premier League IPL 2019 playoffs scenario: Mumbai Indians, four other teams in intense battle for two spots
highlights Mumbai Indians need only one win to seal their spot in the playoffs.Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are in the fray.Only Royal Challengers Bangalore are eliminated from the playoffs. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings are battling it out for a top-two spot in the points table. However, for the remaining two spots, there are five teams still in the fray. Mumbai Indians are in a good position to seal a spot in the playoffs while for the fourth spot, teams like Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are involved in a major tussle. A loss for either of the teams could result in major complications in their quest for the playoffs. With just four days to go for the end of the league stages, the qualifying for the playoffs has once again gone down to the wire. Here is what the remaining teams need to do in order to seal their spot in the playoffs. Chennai Super KingsPosition: 1 (Qualified)P – 13, W – 9, L – 4, Points – 18Remaining games: vs Kings XI Punjab (May 5)What they must do: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have virtually assured themselves of a top-two finish after beating Delhi Capitals. They must hope that Mumbai Indians lose one more game to seal a spot in the top two.RELATEDDelhi CapitalsPosition: 2 (Qualified)P -13, W – 8, L – 5, Points – 16Remaining games: vs Rajasthan Royals (May 4)What they must do: Delhi Capitals have sealed their spot in the playoffs and a win against Rajasthan Royals will seal their top-two spot. However, a loss against Rajasthan Royals could see them slip to third in the event of Mumbai Indians winning one of their two games.Mumbai IndiansPosition: 3P – 12, W- 7, L-5, Points: 14Remaining games: vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 2), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 5)What they must do: Mumbai Indians can seal their spot in the playoffs with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, if they lose both their games, then Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad might be in a pole position to knock them out.Sunrisers HyderabadPosition: 4P -12, W – 6, L – 6, Points: 12Remaining games: vs Mumbai Indians (May 2), vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (May 4)What they must do: A loss against Mumbai Indians will make their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore a must-win. If they win against Mumbai Indians but lose to Royal Challengers Bangalore, they must hope Rajasthan Royals lose to Delhi Capitals and that Kings XI Punjab loses to Chennai Super Kings. If Kings XI Punjab wins against Kolkata Knight Riders, it must be by a small margin.Rajasthan RoyalsPosition: 5P – 13, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 11Remaining games: vs Delhi Capitals (May 4)What they must do: Rajasthan Royals have to win against Delhi Capitals. If they win, they will have to hope Sunrisers Hyderabad lose both their games and that Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab win only one game. They will have to hope Mumbai Indians beat both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders while Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders but lose to Chennai Super Kings.Kolkata Knight RidersPosition: 6P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Kings XI Punjab (May 3), vs Mumbai Indians (May 5)What they must do: They have to win both their games. If they win only one game, they will have to hope Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad loses both their games to Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab lose to Chennai Super Kings. Kings XI PunjabPosition: 7P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 3), vs Chennai Super Kings (May 5)What they must do: They have to win both their games. Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders are in the same boat. If Kings XI Punjab wins both their games, they will knock Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals out. If they win one of their games, they will have to hope Sunrisers Hyderabad lose both their games as even one win will be enough for the Hyderabad franchise due to their high net run-rate. Royal Challengers BangalorePosition: 8P – 13, W – 4, L – 8, Points: 9Remaining games: vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 4)What they must do: Royal Challengers Bangalore can spoil Sunrisers Hyderabad’s party by beating them in their last league game. They are the only team to be eliminated from the playoff race. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Persistent rain here forced the abandonment of day three of the eighth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship between Barbados Pride and Windward Islands Volcanoes here Saturday.A low level trough in the area dumped moderate to heavy rain across the country throughout the day, soaking the outfield at Kensington Oval and keeping players off the park.Umpires finally called play off at 3 pm, just following the scheduled tea break.Volcanoes will resume today’s final day on 241 for six in pursuit of the hosts’ first innings of 316.
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Michael Holding slams umpiringBy Melinda Farrell in NottinghamMICHAEL Holding has slammed the umpiring during West Indies’ loss to Australia as “atrocious”, while Carlos Brathwaite described some decisions as “frustrating” and “dodgy” and suggested that West Indies players are on the wrong end of decisions more often than their opponents.He denied, however, that the decisions had cost them the match in a hard-fought 15-run defeat to Australia at Trent Bridge.The umpires, New Zealnder Chris Gaffaney and Sri Lankan Ruchira Palliyaguruge, had four decisions overturned between them and Gaffaney also missed a blatant front foot no-ball from Mitchell Starc that preceded the delivery that claimed the wicket of Chris Gayle.If the no-ball had been called, Gayle would have had a free hit on what was ultimately the wicket-ball.“I don’t know if I’ll be fined for saying it but I just think that the umpiring was a bit frustrating,” said Brathwaite. “Even when we were bowling we thought a few balls close to head height were called wides.And obviously three decisions in one over as far as I can remember being dodgy, it was frustrating and sent ripples through the dressing room.“To lose Chris in a chase of 280, who can probably get 180 of them himself obviously, broke the start that we wanted to have. But the umpires do their job; they try to do it to the best of their ability. We as players go out there to do our job as well, so there was no confrontation between the players and the umpires.”Holding, commentating on the ICC’s world television feed, was even more scathing, extending his criticism to the umpires’ handling of the Australian bowlers’ appeals for wickets.“The umpiring in this game has been atrocious,” Holding said. “For one, even when I was playing and you were not as strict as they are now, you were allowed one appeal. You don’t appeal two, three, four times to the umpire.”“They are being intimidated which means they are weak.”“This has been an atrocious bit of umpiring by both (Gaffaney and Palliyaguruge).”In all, Gayle reviewed three decisions – two in one over and all off the bowling of Starc – and had the first two overturned.On the first occasion, Gaffaney gave him out caught behind only for the replay to show the audible sound of ball on wood had come from the ball shaving the stumps but somehow not dislodging the bails.Gayle reviewed twice more, both for lbw decisions by Gaffaney, before being given out. But it wasn’t until the ball preceding the wicket was replayed on television that the West Indies players realised that Starc had overstepped by a considerable margin.“I saw it on the screen in the dressing room, and I just laughed, man,” said captain Jason Holder. “I couldn’t believe it. But again, I guess things didn’t go our way today.”Palliyaguruge had two on-field decisions overturned later in the innings. The first was reviewed by Holder when he was given out lbw sweeping to Glenn Maxwell, the ball just pitching outside leg.Holder successfully reviewed once more, attempting to sweep Adam Zampa, with ball-tracker showing the ball would have comfortably missed leg stump.“I think I’ll just say I just found ourselves a bit unlucky to be on the other end of all the decisions,” said Holder. “I guess honest mistakes from the umpires, I don’t want to get into the officiating part, but it’s just ironic. I don’t even know what to say about it, but it is a funny situation where all of them went against us, and then we had to review them, but I guess that’s part of the game again.”Brathwaite suggested it was not unusual for umpiring decisions to go against West Indies players and this match was just the latest example.“I just think I’d like that for West Indies, we don’t have to use all our reviews and that some of the other teams get a chance to use theirs because every time we get hit on our pad the finger goes up. When we hit the opposition on their pad, the finger stays down.“So we have to use our reviews and it’s always missing and then we have to use our reviews when we’re batting as well and it’s always clipping. I’m not a technology person, I don’t know why that happens, I can just say what I have seen happen over the past few years.”While Gayle’s wicket may have been a huge blow early on in the West Indies’ chase, Braithwaite didn’t blame the missed no-ball for the eventual 15-run loss to Australia.“No, I wouldn’t say that, we had eight other wickets after that and it was incumbent on us to go out there and deliver a performance which we didn’t, for whatever reasons we will discuss and try to rectify for the next game,” said Brathwaite. “Did it hamper the start? It definitely did but it didn’t cost us the game.”“Whatever is to be done will be done, whatever is to be seen will be seen. But as players we just need to get on with it. Obviously we were frustrated but the message in the dressing room was ‘let the frustration end here and concentrate on the next ball’, which we tried to do and evidently Australia came out on top.” (ESPN Cricinfo)
This past March the UWwomen’s hockey team was aiming for its third straight NCAA championship, a featthat would have solidified them as one of the greatest programs in recentmemory.In their quest to defendtheir back-to-back titles, however, the Badgers ran into the Bulldogs ofMinnesota-Duluth, who topped Wisconsin 4-0 in the title game. It was just UW’sninth loss of the season, and only the second time all year they failed toscore a goal.It would beunderstandable if that bitter memory still resonated in the minds of theBadgers as they prepare for the 2008-09 season. But as head coach Mark Johnsonadmitted, the championship loss is a thing of the past.“To be honest, I don’tthink I’ve hear anybody mention it,” Johnson said. “It’s a new year. We startoff fresh with a whole new group of players that have to work together to tryto get themselves back into position to what this team did last year.”Johnson’s team seems tohave erased most of that game from their memories as well — whether selectivelyor not.“When I think about it,it was one of those games where I don’t really remember much about it,” seniorforward Erika Lawler said. “There wasn’t much flow. They kind of got an awkwardgoal to start off the game, set us back on our heels a little bit. … It wasjust a very weird championship game.”For senior goaltenderJessie Vetter, the way the season ended has added fuel to what has proven to bea heated rivalry.“You definitely think ofit from time to time, maybe circle when we play Duluth again,” Vetter said.“We’ll have another chance at them in the conference. They’re just a good teamto play.”Wisconsin won’t faceMinnesota-Duluth until late October. Instead, the Badgers have their sights seton their first opponent of the new season — Quinnipiac, who comes to the KohlCenter this Friday and Saturday night.UW last faced theBobcats in the opening series of the 2006-07 season, when they pulled offvictories of 3-0 and 5-1 for the weekend sweep.“They’re just a scrappyteam,” Vetter said of Quinnipiac. “They’re not going to give us anything, sowe’re going to have to work hard to earn a victory this weekend.”Vetter and co. have justa week of official practice to prepare for their first series. The practicescouldn’t have come soon enough, though, as the Badgers have been anxious to hitthe ice again.“We’ve been practicingfor a while, whether it be captain’s practices or last week we had theunofficial bag-skating practice where we just skate and skate,” Lawler said.“The energy’s there, and we’re all working really hard for the common goal. Ithink it’ll all fit together pretty well this weekend.”“Practice gets a littleboring when you don’t have games, so it’s going to be very exciting to havegames this weekend,” Vetter added.When they hit the iceFriday night, the Badgers will be carrying the tag of the No. 2 team in thecountry, according to the USA Today preseason rankings. Sitting behind the teamthat beat it in the championship — Duluth — Wisconsin starts the season rightwhere it left off in the polls last season.But like many coaches,Johnson doesn’t pay attention to the numbers.“What usually happens isthe team that won it — unless they lose everybody on their team — they’re goingto be No. 1 because they’re the champions. Obviously, we were second,” Johnsonsaid. “You look at what Minnesota had on their roster; you look at some of theother teams in our league where they’re continually getting better. But that’shealthy for our sport. Anybody can beat any team on a given time. That bodeswell for our coaches, our players and our league as a whole. That’s thedirection we’re going right now.”The Badgers will addfour freshmen to their roster from last year’s second-place team — defensemanBrittany Haverstock, forwards Brooke Ammerman and Carolyne Pr?vost, andgoaltender Nikki Kaasa. With seven sophomores returning from last season, UW’slineup will be young.That’s where seniorsVetter and Lawler step in.“I just do my best tomake them feel comfortable. I think a lot of the seniors and upperclassmen onthe team do the same thing,” Lawler said. “I think the best thing you can do ismake them feel comfortable off the ice and then it’ll carry on to the ice andeverything will hopefully come together.”With three of the fourhaving experience in international play, Vetter doesn’t expect them to run intomany issues adapting to the style of play in the WCHA.“They’ve been playinghockey their entire life and it’s no different now,” Vetter said. “You’re justplaying at a little higher level and playing against really good competition,so just have fun.”One of the things theBadgers — along with the rest of the teams in the WCHA — will be doing duringthe conference schedule to add a bit of excitement to games will be a shootoutto break ties. If the two teams are unable to break a stalemate after afive-minute overtime period, they’ll each select three players to take part ina shootout.The team that loses willcome away with one point, while the winner earns two — something that could bebeneficial in the final standings.“It just gives us achance to get an extra point, and it gives the fans something to cheer about,”Vetter said. “Coach actually asked me when we were in camp together if I wantto do shootouts this year. I was like, ‘You know, I think it would be fun.’”“Some of the coacheswere like, ‘No, we could lose and they take away the point,’” Lawler said. “ButI think what you need to focus on is that you can also win and then get thatextra point. I think that our chances of winning in shootouts are awesome. I’drather go for the win than settle for a tie.”Johnson knows tiesaren’t ideal either, both from the team’s and fan’s perspective.“There’s going to be awinner and a loser when you leave the building. I think that bodes well forwhat we want to do here,” Johnson said. “We’re in the entertainment business,and we have fans that are paying money to come and watch us play. We certainlywant to entertain them.”
Undergraduate Student Government Associate Director of Elections Katherine Lee and Assistant Director of Elections Donielle Bunyard presented proposed changes to the election bylaws at the USG Senate meeting Tuesday evening.One of the changes would lengthen the time allowed for the election commission to deliberate on issues during the period from the confirmation of the candidates to the start of second semester.Currently, the director of elections has 24 hours to decide whether an issue merits a meeting by the commission, and the commission has 48 hours to pass down a verdict.The proposed bylaw change would lengthen the deliberation time to 48 hours and 72 hours, respectively, although the original times would apply from the start of second semester through election season.The proposed bylaw changes would also overhaul the system for sanctioning candidates.The previous system of strikes necessitated specific sanctions regardless of the violation, while the new system would give the election commission more discretion in administering the appropriate sanction for the situation.The proposal would also abolish the distinction between major and minor strikes, which Lee described as “very confusing.”With the changes, the elections directors are seeking to administer sanctions on campaigns that will curtail offending behavior.“We really just want to find a good fit for the violation — not necessarily giving them a sanction that would hurt their campaign more, but one that would match with what they did,” Lee said. “For example, if they’ve committed a social media violation, and we give them ‘no physical campaigning for one day,’ they could continue to commit their violation.”Several USG Senators, including USG Senator Daniel Newman and USG Senator Josh Lurie, raised concerns that the changes would grant the election commission too much discretion in imposing sanctions.In response, Lee said that the judicial branch would have the power to override any decisions by the election commission they found unfair, although Sen. Tingyee Chang claimed that the judicial process would be too lengthy for a time-sensitive election.Bunyard said that the judicial branch has always been the resource for candidates who want to appeal election commission decisions, although she and Lee are working to find an alternate pathway.“This has been in place for as long as USG has been around, so this has always been the channel,” Bunyard said. “But we’re going to be talking to them. I’ve already spoken to Sen. Chang and Sen. Lee and we’re going to be in communication about what are the best policies, and we’re also reaching out to judicial to speak with them about it.”Other proposed changes include a clarification that senators cannot run on a slate with presidential candidates, which has not been an issue at USC but has arisen at other universities.In addition, candidates now have a mechanism to disavow those campaigning on their behalf by providing evidence to the election commission that the outside campaigners are not involved with their campaign.The changes will be voted on at the next USG meeting.The Senate also voted to fill a vacant position in USG’s advocacy branch, which had been discussed in last week’s meeting.The Senate unanimously voted to confirm Maariyah Patel, originally the assistant director of philanthropy fund, as the new Academic Affairs director, after voting against immediate confirmation during the previous Senate meeting.
Share Submit Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador July 14, 2020 Interwetten named main sponsor for Greek Super League August 4, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Interwetten extends sponsorship for two Bundesliga Clubs June 4, 2020 Sports betting and online gaming operator Interwetten has targeted €100 million in gross gaming revenues (GGR) for 2019 after reaching €47.7 million for January to June (H1).Interwetten confirmed that Q2 revenues had increased by 27 per cent to €25.2 million, while the year to date (YTD) total of €47.7 million was up by 24 per cent from the corresponding period in 2018.Dominik Beier, Speaker of the Board at Interwetten, said: “Due to hard team-work we have reached the best numbers in the company’s history for H1 2019. We haven’t reached the ceiling at all yet though, further improvements will make Interwetten shine even brighter in the future.”Assisted by a drop in marketing spend, which was down 38.5 per cent year on year (YOY) – to €4.8m or 19.1 per cent of the GGR – due to last year’s World Cup in Russia, Q2 2019 EBITDA was up 12x to €7.6m.Despite the World Cup being in the comparative trading period, the company was pleased to report that Q2 sports GGR had ‘inched’ up nearly 3 per cent YOY to €10.6 million.However, the number of first-time depositors (FTDs) did suffer a drop through a reduced marketing spend, down by 20 per cent to 16,564. CPA was down by 24 per cent to €290.Despite this Q2 reduction, FTDs for H1 still came out 7 per cent ahead of last year (36,000 YTD), while CPA was down 21 per cent to €325.Lapping the World Cup period, and taking into account the inflated number of FTDs last year, H1 actives were unsurprisingly 13 per cent lower at 111,000. Average revenue per user (ARPU) was ahead by 43 per cent to €430.Meanwhile, gaming revenues jumped by a huge 58 per cent to €13.9 million, while other revenues were deemed as ‘flat’ for YOY in H1.