Dave to reveal how he completed six deserts

first_imgTHE ONLY Irishman to have completed six desert marathons, is coming to Limerick to share his experiences. Dave O’Brien has run more than 400 races around the world, including 30 marathons. In 2010 he became one of a handful from across the globe, and the oldest at 56, to complete the infamous, hottest, coldest, windiest and driest deserts in the world in one year, in a 38 week period.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dave returned from Antarctica in December 2010, where he completed the last of four 155-mile endurance races in the Racing the Planet’s “4 Deserts” series.Earlier in the year he completed the three other 155-mile races across Chile’s Atacama Desert in March, the Gobi desert in China in June, and the Sahara desert in Northern Africa in October while carrying everything on his back to survive, food, medical supplies, clothes, sleeping bag, survival gear, water etc.Dave will be speaking in the Jean Monet Theatre at UL on May 25, at 8pm. Linkedin Facebook Twitter Email Advertisementcenter_img Print WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsDave to reveal how he completed six desertsBy admin – May 23, 2012 649 Previous articleThe Riptide Movement let rip this FridayNext articleEscapism by the bucket load adminlast_img read more


Glacier flexure and the position of grounding lines: measurements By tiltmeter on Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica

Two methods were used to locate the grounding line on the Rutford Ice Stream. The first method determined where the glacier was floating in hydrostatic equilibrium, while the second method measured the flexing close to the grounding line due to ocean tides. The ratio of surface elevation to ice thickness of the glacier goes through the hydrostatic equilibrium value 1 to 2 km downstream of where tidal flexing was recorded. This behaviour can be explained if the upward pressure of the sea at the base of the ice is augmented by a vertical shear-stress gradient within the glacier to overcome its weight. Simple el as tie-beam theory matches the flexure profile data if a modified elastic modulus and effective thickness are used. Tiltmeters can he used to monitor the position of the grounding line if the geometry of the flexing region can be defined. read more


Asian Games Asian Games 2018, Day 7: Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold in shot-put

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Asian Games 2018 Day 7 will witness the spotlight shift to the track and field events as athletes kick-star their Asiad journey on Saturday. Stars like Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Niramala Sheoran will be seen in the track events. Many eyes will be on the global stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they play in the second round of the badminton singles event.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018, Day 7: India’s complete Schedule, Timings, and moreIndia added a total of seven medals to their take their tally to 25 on the Day 6 of the Asian Games 2018 as men’s quadruple Sculls’ team bagged the gold, while the women’s Kabaddi team settled for the silver. Squash contingent also assured three more medals by reaching the semi-finals, while shooter Heena Sidhu bagged the bronze. Asian Games 2018 Day 7 LIVE Updates:# Shot Put GOLD for India: Tajinderpal Singh Toor makes new Asiad record, throws 20.75 m in his fifth attempt. Wins gold for India.# Squash: Sourav Ghoshal and Ming Chun Au are tied 2-2 in the men’s singles semifinals.#Badminton: PV Sindhu beats Gregoria Mariska 21-12, 21-15 to enter women’s singles quarterfinals# Badminton: Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy bow out after losing 11-21, 22-24 against Q Chen and Y Jia of China.# Boxing: Pavitra defeats Pakistan’s Rukhsana Perveen to advance into the women’s Light (60kg) quarterfinals.# Weightlifting: India’s poor outing comes to an end without a single medal as Vikas Thakur finishes 8th in the men’s 94kg category.# Badminton: PV Sindhu advances to quarterfinals after defeating Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung by 21-21, 21-15.# India’s Medal Tally: India 26 medals – 6 gold, 5 silver, 15 bronze# Squash: Dipika Pallikal bags bronze medal after losing 0-3 in the women’s singles squash semifinals against Malaysia’s Nicol Ann David. # Badminton: PV Sindhu wins the first game by 21-12 against Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women’s singles Round of 16.# Badminton: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lsoe byg 17-21 21-19 17-21 against South Korea’s Solgyu Choi and Minhyuk in the round of 16.# Badminton: Saina Nehwal advances to quarterfinals in Women’s singles event after defeating Indonesia’s Fitriani by straight sets.# Badminton: Saina Nehwal takes the first game by 21-6 against Indonesia’s Fitriani in Women’s singles round of 16 match.# Shooting: Anish Bhanwala and Shivam Shukla fail to qualify for the final of 25m Rapid Fire Pistol.# Track and Field: Rajiv Arokia finishes second in Heat 4 of men’s 400m, qualifies for semi-finals.# Volleyball: India defeat Maldives in straight sets of 25-12, 25-21, 25-17.# Track and Field: Muhammed Anas Yahiya finishes first in Heat 1 of the men’s 400m race with a time of 45.63 seconds to qualify for the main event# Volleyball: India take a 2-0 lead against Malaysia in the men’s volleyball Pool F match. # ARCHERY: India beat Mongolia 5-3 to reach women’s recurve team quarterfinalsThe Indian team, comprising of Deepika Kumari, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhakat, beat Mongolia 5-3 to reach the women’s Recurve Team Quarterfinals# Major medal events for the day: Shooting, Shotput, Athletics, Squash, Archery, Badminton, Boxing and Hockey.# Athletics schedule for the day:last_img read more


Weah’s Son Makes Debut in PSG Win

first_imgWorld-record signing Neymar will miss the rest of the season as he is to undergo surgery after fracturing a metatarsal and spraining an ankle during last weekend’s league win over Marseille.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Paris St-Germain re-established their 14-point advantage at the top of Ligue 1 with victory over strugglers Troyes. Without the injured duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, both goals came in the second half through Angel di Maria and Christopher Nkunku.They also gave a debut to Timothy Weah, the son of Liberia president and ex-PSG and AC Milan striker George Weah. PSG need 17 points from their remaining 10 games to guarantee their fourth league title in the last five seasons.Unai Emery’s side remain on course for the domestic treble, facing Monaco in the final of the French League Cup on 31 March and playing Caens in the semi-final of the French Cup. They also host Champions League holders Real Madrid on Tuesday, trailing 3-1 from the first leg.last_img read more


Algosport’s Leigh Herdman: Bridging the gap between in-house development and third-party dependence

first_img Submit SSBTs to propel Playtech’s retail football turnover August 21, 2019 Leigh Herdman – Algosport – Riding the wave of innovation in sports betting September 5, 2018 StumbleUpon Algosport believes that its range of “next generation” betting products allow operators to maintain a large degree of control while reducing a reliance on 3rd party suppliers.The company’s CEO Leigh Herdman spoke to SBC News about a “polarisation” between sportsbooks with and without the R&D capabilities to develop new products, the evolution of trading in the sports betting industry, and how the Algosport acca-based product is different to its competitors.SBC: As a development team, where do you feel that industry operators/stakeholders are being under-served?LH: I think one of the biggest areas is the polarisation between those sportsbooks that have R&D capabilities to develop new products in-house and those becoming more reliant on 3rd party suppliers. There are very few products on the market that bridge this gap, which will give companies the benefits of outsourcing, while maintaining a large degree of control over their product.Even those companies who have in-house R&D teams are increasingly taking 3rd party products, as they must maintain legacy trading systems that are holding back innovation. Therefore, we are starting to see much of the innovation in this area coming from small start-ups instead of the big established firms.SBC: How do you see trading in the sports betting industry evolving in the future?LH: I see a lot parallels between the insurance industry and sports betting. An area I have previously worked in as both involve the pricing of risk. In the past, pricing at insurance companies was done via underwriters who used their opinion to price risk along with the use of tables and charts. Not to dissimilar to how the trading room at bookmakers recently operated.However, the insurance industry automated itself long before the sports betting industry did, the first models were created and deployed by quantitative developers, like where we are now. Later the data analysis, model creation and deployment process was automated. Meaning that the models they used, which required regular reviewing, could be updated a lot faster and cheaper. Essentially those who created the first automation tools eventually found their own roles had become automated. I expect sports betting will follow the same path.SBC: What is the biggest thing that Algosport is bringing to the sports betting market?LH: Algosport has developed a range of “Next Generation” betting products, which will allow sportsbooks to automate the development of their trading solutions. Companies who don’t already have their own in-house trading solutions will find our products a fast way to catch up with their rivals and reduce dependencies from 3rd party suppliers.Sportsbooks and suppliers who already have their own trading models will also benefit, as our automated model development process, will reduce costs and improve productivity. The Algosport system also allows customers to build their own next generation products internally and independent of Algosport.Personalised betting has become the hot topic within the industry with the request a bet style same game accumulator becoming very popular. We have also developed our own version of this as a standalone product based on the Algosport system.SBC: How does the Algosport same game accumulator product differ to its competitors?LH: The Algosport version of this product is fully automated, available in play along with cashout. Also, the accumulator is available via the bet slip, using the existing markets on the standard interface. This reduces the learning curve, navigation and the number of clicks for the customer to place these bets.With our solution existing screen clutter can also be reduced, e.g. why waste screen space offering the 1X2+O/U 2.5 goals market when the customer can create this market and other variants of it for themselves?For operators an attractive feature of our solution is that we generate the odds using those already available within their sportsbook. This will lead to consistency with the prices and overrounds already on offer, whether these prices are generated internally or from 3rd party solutions. The fully automated same game acca will be rolled out for sports other than football in the near future.Leigh Herdman will be leading an ‘Innovation in automation’ presentation as part of the Betting on Innovation track at next week’s Betting on Football, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March. Share Share Algosport announces BetBuilder extension ahead of #bosweek September 13, 2018 Related Articleslast_img read more


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