A court in Moscow has put the brother and several allies of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest as authorities sought to stymie more protests over the anti-corruption investigator’s jailing. Navalny’s supporters are calling for rallies on Sunday to demand his freedom. The 44-year-old is the best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin’s government. He, was arrested Jan. 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities reject the accusations. Navalny was jailed for 30 days after Russia’s prison service alleged he violated the probation terms of his suspended sentence from a money-laundering conviction that he rejects as politically motivated.
Middle Georgia Goat Producers will sponsor a “Goat Basics” workshop Jan. 12 at the Houston County Extension Office at 733 Carroll Street in Perry, Ga.The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end by noon. Optional afternoon visits to goat farms will provide hands-on training in giving shots, worming goats and trimming goats’ feet.The free workshop is open to anyone. The sessions will be geared for people new to raising goats or just considering getting into the business.The sessions will cover fencing, housing, browse, medications and selecting goats. For more information, call Bill Haas at (478) 987-1789. Or e-mail him at (FancyBrits@msn.com).
Share Submit StumbleUpon Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile May 7, 2020 Share Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance August 17, 2020 Related Articles Top-tier Polish football league Ekstraklasa has launched its tender to offer sportsbook operators the chance to purchase live broadcasting rights for fixtures during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.The initial tender sale will solely focus upon offering domestic rights, with a fresh tender covering international broadcast rights hoped to be launched following the conclusion of the 2018/19 season. The league’s international betting rights are currently held by the IMG agency.The sale is due to be carried out by The Ekstraklasa in association with Polish national pay-television broadcaster NC Plus, which has held broadcasting rights for the league since 1995.Ekstraklasa also plans to launch a tender for betting partners, with operators able to bid for rights to have their branding shown on TV coverage of league matches and on its digital assets.Commenting on the decision, Ekstraklasa President Marcin Animucki said: “After the initial investigation of this market, there is significant interest in our rights from bookmakers.“This is not surprising, because showing Ekstraklasa games is a great way for them to promote, build an advantage on the market and develop business in our country.“We want to strengthen our cooperation with the bookmaking industry, because it creates opportunities for mutual development.”The sale of broadcasting rights is a milestone for the league, as it marks the first time that the league will permit sportsbook operators to broadcast fixtures via website and other media platforms. Licensed bookmakers across Poland will be able to submit bids for rights, and is hoped to be concluded by 30 April.
France showed against Iceland they could score plenty of goals but their defence once again looked porous and is a real worry for coach Didier Deschamps before facing much tougher opponents in Germany for a place in the European Championship final. (EURO 2016 FULL COVERAGE)”And now, Everest,” warned a headline in French sports daily L’Equipe the morning after Sunday’s 5-2 quarter-final win over the sensations of the tournament took France through to a semi-final battle with the world champions. (Also read: Euro 2016: France crush Iceland 5-2 to set up semi-final clash with Germany)That headline summed up the task awaiting the host nation, who have firepower up front but do not look ideally equipped at the back for such a daunting challenge.Leading 4-0 at halftime against Iceland, France dropped their guard in the second half, conceding two goals to allow their brave but limited opponents some consolation.It was not the first time in the tournament that France’s defence showed signs of nerves and looked vulnerable, notably from set pieces.Centre back Samuel Umtiti, winning his first cap in the absence of Adil Rami through suspension, was not totally assured and left back Patrice Evra, 35, looked his age with another sluggish display.Coach Didier Deschamps, who lost his most reliable centre back in Raphael Varane through injury in the build-up to the finals, has several options. He could stick with Umtiti, bring back Rami or play Eliaquim Mangala.Whoever partners Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the back line, France’s defence will clearly be their main weakness when they take on Germany on Thursday in Marseille.PLENTY OF GOALSadvertisementDeschamps will have been satisfied with a few other things he saw on Sunday, notably the fact that his side scored plenty of goals and took the game to their opponents straight away, which they had failed to do in previous matches.”We’re growing,” striker Olivier Giroud, who scored twice and was named man of the match, told reporters on Monday.”This is good for our confidence. We had a problem with the way we started our games and that has been solved. There are still some things we need to work and we’ll do that all together but yes, we are feeling good.”Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet, who scored a fine goal each, also shone and Griezmann moved to the top of the scorers table with four goals.France, chasing their third triumph at a major event on home soil after winning the 1984 European championship and 1998 World Cup, had set a place in the last four as their minimum goal.It could be argued, however, that they are yet to face a top European nation and that whether this tournament is a success or a failure will depend on how they fare against Germany, who have a record for beating them in the knockout stages of major tournaments.”We’re looking better but Germany remains Germany,” said Deschamps, whose side lost to the eventual winners in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals, not to mention painful semi-final exits from the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. (Also read: Euro 2016: France eye Germany after ending Iceland’s dream)”They are the best team in Europe and in the world and the only ones totally controlling the situation, with technical quality everywhere, from the goalkeeper to the forwards,” Deschamps said.”We’ll fight for our chances, knowing what we stand up against.”