Social distancing helped some cities endure 1918 pandemic

first_imgApr 3, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Social control measures such as closing schools and banning public gatherings played a significant role in slowing the advance of the 1918 influenza pandemic in a number of US cities, but their success depended on how soon the measures were deployed and how slowly they were lifted, two teams of researchers reported yesterday.Their reports in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) are the first to give statistical support to the past usefulness of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), the term for an array of social-distancing measures such as school closures and business “snow days” that planners believe may mitigate the impact of future flu pandemics.”We have had very little data to suggest that NPIs could have a major effect on transmission during a pandemic; these things have not been looked at in a robust way,” said Neil Ferguson, D.Phil., director of the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modeling at Imperial College London and lead author of one of the papers. “This is the first indication that maybe they would work if you are prepared to bite the bullet and accept the inherent costs.”But both Ferguson and the authors of the second PNAS paper declined to speculate on how useful NPIs might be in a future pandemic, saying there is no evidence they can hold off infection indefinitely.”The major benefit of delaying transmission is to buy time to develop a vaccine,” said Marc Lipsitch, D.Phil., a professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and a coauthor of the second paper. “Anything else is just delay.”NPIs, sometimes called community mitigation strategies, are considered critical to slowing the advance of a future pandemic because antiviral drugs are expected to be in short supply and a vaccine tuned to the emerging pandemic strain would take months to produce.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February released an extensive guide and set of recommendations to help states and localities employ such measures. In a sign of the topic’s importance to the federal planning effort, the document was cosponsored by 14 federal agencies and an array of private groups.But while NPIs make intuitive sense, actual evidence for their ability to block or slow flu transmission has been limited. An Institute of Medicine report released last December concluded that the measures might help in a pandemic but should not be oversold.”It is almost impossible to say that any of the community interventions have been proven ineffective,” the report said. “However, it is also almost impossible to say that the interventions, either individually or in combination, will be effective in mitigating an influenza pandemic.”The Lipsitch article, coauthored by Richard J. Hatchett, MD, of the National Institutes of Health, and Carter Mecher, MD, of the Department of Veterans Affairs, analyzes the effect of 19 types of NPIs used in 17 US cities during the fall phase of the 1918 pandemic. The authors found that certain types of NPIs, notably school, church, and theatre closings, were more effective than others, and that cities that imposed NPIs early in the epidemic had peak weekly death rates about 50% lower than those of cities that imposed NPIs later or not at all.But, they found, cities that were able to reduce their rates of illness and death during the onset of the pandemic were at greater risk of experiencing a greater second wave of illness and death once restrictions were relaxed.That finding is also supported by Ferguson’s paper, coauthored with Martin C.J. Bootsma of Utrecht University, which applies a mathematical model to data from 16 cities where both the start date and the end date for NPIs are known. Cities that enacted NPIs early were able to reduce transmission by up to 50% compared with cities that introduced such measures later in their local epidemics. However, the total mortality declined much less than that—from 10% to 30% in the most successful cities—because the interventions blocked transmission so effectively that many residents were still vulnerable to the virus once the controls were lifted. Few cities maintained distancing measures more than 6 weeks, according to the Lipsitch study.The studies were funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of an ongoing effort called the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS).In a statement, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said the two studies underline that “a primary lesson of the 1918 influenza pandemic is that it is critical to intervene early. . . . Nonpharmaceutical interventions may buy valuable time at the beginning of a pandemic while a targeted vaccine is being produced.”The papers’ findings dovetail with work published last December by Howard Markel, MD, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. Markel and his team studied seven US towns and self-contained institutions—including a college, a naval station, a tuberculosis sanatorium, and a school for the blind—that experienced no deaths and almost no illness during the fierce second wave of the 1918 pandemic.They concluded that the communities’ success in avoiding infection came from their strictness in enforcing a suite of NPIs—including bans on entry or exit—that the authors termed “protective sequestration.”Both sets of PNAS authors acknowledge a limitation in their studies: Too little information survives to suggest whether the 1918 NPIs worked because people followed them, or because they created a climate of awareness that caused people to take other or additional protective steps as well.That weakens the case for the measures’ success, said Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (which publishes CIDRAP News). “We have learned far too often that what was recommended to a population and what they did are two different things,” he said. “The devil is in the details of what people really did, and unfortunately we will never have the details.”Hatchett, an associate director for emergency preparedness at NIAID, disagreed. “Whether it is the interventions themselves, or the unmeasured private behavior, what matters is the outcome,” he said. “Knowing which is most responsible is less important than knowing there are policy actions that communities can take that are conducive to reducing transmission.”Hatchett RJ, Mecher CE, Lipsitch et al. Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2007Bootsma MCJ, Ferguson NM. The effect of public health measures on the 1918 influenza pandemic in U.S. cities. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2007See also:Feb 1 CIDRAP News story “HHS ties pandemic mitigation advice to severity”Dec 14, 2006, CIDRAP News story “IOM says community measures may help in a pandemic”Markel report in Emerging Infectious Diseases on institutions that used protective sequestration in 1918http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/12/06-0506_articlelast_img read more

DOMLEC and Government to settle court battle regarding operating license

first_imgThe Roosevelt Skerrit Government and DOMLEC are looking to settle a matter relating to the operating license of the sole water company.In 2009, the two parties went to court after DOMLEC filed an arbitration claim against government for $110 million dollars, after the company claimed that government breached its rights under the 1996 agreement.However Robert Blanchard said in his annual report before the matter was heard both parties initiated discussions with a view to settling the matter out of court.He said litigation has been suspended in that regard.DOMLEC will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 30 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share LocalNews DOMLEC and Government to settle court battle regarding operating license by: – May 9, 2011last_img read more

Sterling calls for more black managers in football

first_imgManchester City star Raheem Sterling has urged English football to use the global anti-racism protests to initiate debates and find solutions regarding the lack of black representation in top leadership positions in the sport.Advertisement Loading… Calling for racial justice, thousands of protesters have rallied across the UK, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of US police last month.England forward Sterling, who has previously been prominent in calling out racism in both the domestic and international game, is the latest sports star to lend his support to the protests.“The protest is a great starting point, to make your voice be heard. But just protesting alone is not going to make a change in this country,” Sterling said Monday in a BBC TV interview.“It’s how we move on from here. It’s about highlighting things, the society that needs changing, and then acting upon it. We’ve done a lot of talking, and it’s time now to act.”“This is a time to speak on these subjects, speak on injustice, especially in my field,” he added.Sterling pointed a finger at the long-running disparity between the number of high-profile Black, Asian and minority ethnic players and the dearth of those who go on to hold significant managerial, coaching or administrative jobs.“There’s something like 500 players in the Premier League and a third of them are black and we have no representation of us in the hierarchy, no representation of us in the coaching staffs. There’s not a lot of faces that we can relate to and have conversations with,” he said.“With these protests that are going on it’s all well and good just talking, but it’s time that we need to have conversations, to be able to spark debates.“But at same time, it’s coming together and finding a solution to be able to spark change because we can talk as much as we want about changing and putting people, black people, in these positions that I do feel they should be in.”– ‘Give equal chances’ –Sterling contrasted the managerial paths of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, who have landed top roles at Rangers and Chelsea, to equally experienced black players who have been compelled to start much lower down the ladder.“The coaching staff that you see around football clubs: there’s Steven Gerrard, your Frank Lampards, your Sol Campbells and your Ashley Coles. All had great careers, all played for England,” said Sterling.“At the same time, they’ve all respectfully done their coaching badges to coach at the highest level and the two that haven’t been given the right opportunities are the two black former players. Read Also: Iwobi: How Mikel influenced my Super Eagles career“The change is being able to speak to people in Parliament, people at the hierarchy at my football club, football clubs across the country, people at the national team of England, to implement change and give equal chances to not just black coaches but also different ethnicities.“I feel like that’s what’s lacking here, it’s not just taking the knee, it is about giving people the chance they deserve.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Kirchoff masters traffic in Interstate Challenge Series opener

first_imgBy Dru BrownBILLINGS, Mont. (June 25) – Eddie Kirchoff’s mastery of lapped traffic helped make him the open­ing night winner in the Interstate Challenge Series.Kirchoff outran Tripp Gaylord and Kenny Baumann Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park, earning $1,000 for his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory.The evening’s 25-lapper featured some of the best Modified drivers in the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region and right as the green flag came out, the race for the lead was three wide.Kirchoff took the point on the low line.  Baumann wanted none of that, however, fought back on the high line and took the lead.The game of leapfrog had begun as Kirchoff stayed steady on the bottom, looked low and stole the lead back. Gaylord, meanwhile, was running third and catching up to the two frontrunners.Kirchoff began building a sizeable lead. Gaylord and Baumann swapped the second spot back and forth, but Gaylord proved to be too strong and took the runner up position.By this time, Kirchoff was in heavy lapped traffic and trying to navigate through a wad of cars. Gaylord worked his way within striking distance of Kirchoff, and pushing hard for the lead.Gaylord pushed just a little too hard and had an off-track excursion. He maintained the second position, but had no time to catch the leader.Kirchoff was already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.last_img read more

Mrs. Ruth Ann (Farrell) Harmon

first_imgMrs. Ruth Ann (Farrell) Harmon, age 78, of Florence, Indiana entered this life on September 6, 1941 in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Ernest A. and Ruth Jane (Harris) Farrell. Ruth was raised in Jefferson County, Indiana where she attended Madison High School. Ruth was united in marriage on November 2, 1957, to Gayle Dean Harmon in Carrollton, Kentucky. They were blessed with a son, Timothy Gayle and three daughters, Lisa, Pam and Debbie. Ruth and Gayle shared nearly 62 years of marriage together until her passing. She had resided in Switzerland County, Indiana since 1957 and was a wonderful homemaker. Ruth enjoyed playing bingo, raising her family and watching the Cincinnati Reds. Ruth passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at her residence in Florence, Indiana.Ruth will be missed by her husband, Gayle Dean Harmon of Florence, IN; her son, Timothy Gayle “Tim” Harmon, Sr. and his wife, Leanna of Florence, IN; her daughters, Lisa K. Claypoole and her husband, George of Florence, IN, Pam Mays and her husband, Marv of Florence, IN and Debbie Cunningham of Florence, IN; her son-law, Raymond Cunningham of Florence, IN; her grandchildren, Robbie Cunningham (Dietra), Sean Cunningham (Tasha), Jennifer DeBaun (Daniel), Jessica Nace (Rob), Amanda Beuther, Liz Harmon, Tammy Claypoole (John), Karissa Kietzman, Misty Dunn, Jeremy Romans (Crystal), Tara Romans (Casey) and Tiffany Claypoole (Alex); her 23-great-grandchildren and 8-great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mildred Callahan and her husband, Jim of Vevay, IN, Norma Batts and her husband, Dewayne of Madison, IN; her brothers, Doug Farrell of Vevay, IN and Danny Farrell of Vevay, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest A. and Ruth Jane (Harris) Farrell; her grandsons, Timothy Gayle “Timmy” Harmon, Jr., died April 16, 2015, Justin William Claypoole, died July 13, 1997, and Jeremy Kenneth Beuther, died January 17, 2016; her daughter-in-law, Jill Ann (Davis) Harmon, died May 4, 2006; her son-in-law, Mike Ferguson, died November 4, 2010; her brother, Marion Wilson and her sisters, Alleyne Powell, Marcella Barnett and Linda Skirvin.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth Ann (Farrell) Harmon Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home or HOPPS. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Boeheim apologizes in part for tirade, ejection

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim’s slew of “bullsh*t”s and ensuing ejection — the first of his career in the regular season — swept around the nation Saturday night.Memes were created. The video went viral. Boeheim’s face — and jacket — were the main attractions on SportsCenter that evening.Some people thought the head coach went too far, crossing the line many coaches toe. For others, the tirade cemented Boeheim’s status as a legend. They thought the outburst epitomized the unwavering loyalty he’s shown toward the program for 38 years.Everyone had an opinion. And on Wednesday, Boeheim offered an in-depth opinion of his own. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s no question I went too far,” he said Wednesday on ESPN Radio’s The Herd with host Colin Cowherd. He told The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday it was one of those moments that you “regret a little bit.”However, Boeheim also explained his rationale for acting the way he did. He’s not sure he entirely regrets it. “In my mind, the game was over,” Boeheim told ESPN Radio. “That was really the call that got me. Would you rather not do that? Probably. But when you’re in the middle of that moment, when you’re involved in a game like that and you feel the game is gone because of this play, you lose control of your emotions.”Syracuse was down 60-58 with 10.4 seconds left when the chaos unfolded. C.J. Fair drove baseline looking to tie the game. Rodney Hood scurried over to impede Fair from dunking the ball and to take a charge.A new NCAA rule states that a player must have his feet set before the offensive player enters the air for it to be a charge. Boeheim, well aware of this rule, was stunned when the call didn’t go his way. He removed his jacket momentarily, sprinting toward referee Tony Greene and yelling repeated obscenities. Boeheim was ejected, Duke hit 3-of-4 free throws and the Blue Devils escaped with a 66-60 win.“That was the play,” Boeheim said after the game. “That was the game-decider right there.”He provided witty remarks and insight after both the Duke and Maryland games, but this week he’s offered a more introspective viewpoint.He explained where his anger stemmed from and what exactly irked him so much. Just minutes earlier, Jabari Parker converted an and-one on what Boeheim deemed a similar play, and one that was called the other way. Boeheim said the game was well officiated. He didn’t sense a home-court bias or any Duke favoritism. The foul disparity wasn’t as lopsided as it was two nights later against Maryland when the Terrapins shot 27 free throws and Syracuse shot just six.He simply thought consistency was lacking with Parker’s drive and Fair’s drive. “It was a close play,” Boeheim said. “I think you could argue either way on it, though I thought with the new rule they’ve been calling that a block and they did that against us.”He also added that players should never pick up technicals. That’s not their job. It’s the coach’s job, Boeheim said. Boeheim also told The Dan Patrick Show that he never wanted to take his jacket off. “I made a mistake,” Boeheim said, “I really thought the game was over. I thought it was the wrong call and, you know, you get emotional and get kind of crazy. I could have taken the one ‘T’ and gone back but at that point it didn’t matter.“I was upset.” Comments Published on February 26, 2014 at 6:35 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

University names vice president for Health Sciences Campus Development

first_imgEditor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated William Watson had been named the Senior Vice President of Health. Watson has actually been named the Vice President for Health Sciences campus development. The university is still searching for the Senior Vice President of Health. A story on the search can be read here.Because of the initial error, the original story mischaracterized Watson’s new position. A new story on Watson’s role can be read here.The article  stated Watson would be overseeing functions at the Health Sciences Campus. In fact, his role will be to oversee development functions. Additionally, the article said Watson would chair the Medical Enterprise Oversight Committee and that the chief executive officer of USC Hospitals would report to him. Both of these facts are incorrect. The initial report also incorrectly indicated Watson would report directly to President C. L. Max Nikias. The Daily Trojan regrets the errors.William Watson has officially been chosen as the vice president for Health Sciences Campus Development to oversee development functions at the University Hospital, the Keck School of Medicine and the Norris Cancer Hospital.Watson will report directly to Al Checcio, senior vice president for University advancement, and will work closely with Provost Elizabeth Garrett and Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito.Watson previously worked at Keck’s development office before moving to the Saint John’s Health Center and John Wayne Cancer Institute.“I am delighted Bill Watson has returned to USC and joined our team,” Checcio said in a press release. “Having such a talented fundraiser and manager overseeing our efforts gives us a tremendous advantage at this stage of our campaign planning.”Watson’s job will not stop at overseeing development functions at various university institutions, however. He will also work to collaborate with leaders at other USC health schools and bringing their diverse fundraising interests together.“I’ll be working with the school of pharmacy, dentistry, occupational therapy and physical therapy,” Watson said. “Many times faculty of those places have overlapping interests.”When Watson was the chief development officer at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, he raised money for the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Keck School.At Saint John’s, Watson helped raise $300 million for a new treatment center.Watson said he grew up hating USC because of his family’s sports allegiances and was embarrassed to tell his friends he worked for Norris Cancer center in 1988. Watson has since had a change of heart.“Being a Trojan gets in your blood,” Watson said as he held up a mug that read ‘Once a Trojan, always a Trojan.’ “I worked with Nikias before, so I’m excited to work with him.”Watson said he is happy to return to the Trojan family.“I’m excited to be back at USC,” Watson said. “The university has taken great strides in the past few years to advance the mission of the Health Sciences campus, and I’m eager to address the challenge of taking USC’s recent success even further.”Dennis Jenkins, a graduate student studying public health, said he remembers hearing  about Watson’s fundraising work around USC before he left to work in Santa Monica.“To hear a name being tossed around at such a huge university, I’d say that proves he’s done some great things in the past,” Jenkins said.last_img read more

Nikias names recipient of staff award

first_imgAfter 36 years of service to the university, Director of Student Publications Mona Cravens was given the President’s Award for Staff Achievement, which honors long-time staff members for “outstanding contributions” to the school, on Thursday. A committee of staff members and President C. L. Max Nikias select the award’s recipient.Dedication · Mona Cravens, director of student publications, was named the recipient of the President’s Award for Staff Achievement on Thursday. – Photo courtesy of Joel ZinkCravens has been a member of the Trojan Family since 1976. Her initial involvement, however, happened by chance while she was visiting the campus with her husband Terry, a professor of winds and percussion at the Thornton School of Music.“Ironic that [as] it is, I picked up a copy of the Daily Trojan and saw an ad for an on-campus advertising job,” Cravens said. “I’ve been here ever since.”Before becoming director of student publications in 1982, her positions within the university and student publications have spanned everything from advertising manager to production assistant.The students themselves are the part of the job Cravens cherishes most.“That is part of the excitement of my job, being near all of you, who are constantly gathering the air of what is happening on our campus,” Cravens said. “I’ve worked with hundreds of students, thousands really, and I am in real awe and admire so many of their goals.”Students who have become close to Cravens over the years remember the experience just as fondly as she does.“Mona takes the time to get to know those she works with and takes a genuine, heartfelt interest in their well-being — even after they’re done at USC,” Kate Mather, a former editor-in-chief of the Daily Trojan, said.Just as her title has changed over the years, Cravens has seen dynamic changes in Los Angeles. She recalls that the 1992 Los Angeles Riots were especially impactful.“I didn’t think anything of that magnitude could materialize that quickly. The city was literally on fire,” Cravens said. “Going out on the streets after curfew was like coming up from underground after a nuclear holocaust.”Because the riots happened on the outskirts of campus, classes and finals were canceled. The city-wide curfew restricted the movement of students so much that many stayed in the Lyon Center.Cravens even brought a few students to her home near Pasadena for several days while the city calmed down.Perhaps her strongest memory of the riots, however, is the special edition of the Daily Trojan that the editorial board put out the Monday after the riots.“We felt it was so important to put this paper out,” Cravens said. “There’s a real history of commitment to the Daily Trojan.”Many faculty and staff members said Cravens’ kindness, encouragement and mentoring have left a strong impression on many.“There were a number of students that said if it weren’t for her they wouldn’t have graduated from ’SC and if it weren’t for her, they wouldn’t have made it to where they are today,” Larry Lim, director of pre-college programs at the Viterbi School of Engineering and last year’s recipient of the award said. “And all of this, of course, is above and beyond her regular daily work duties.”Patrick Bailey, senior associate dean of students, said Cravens’ warmth has benefited the entire university.“There are just so many lives she has touched since she’s been here,” Bailey said. “The university is a much better place for having someone like Mona here.”Vice President of Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson said her contributions can be seen in the field of journalism outside of the university as well.“Generations of outstanding journalists have been tutored and mentored by Mona and have gone on to terrific careers in journalism and other fields,” Jackson said in an email. “She is a USC treasure and it is appropriate that she be honored in this manner. It has been an honor to work with her and be tutored by her during my past 17 years at the university.”last_img read more

Decorated duo claims NCAA title

first_imgIt might seem like a bit of a stretch to suggest that the No. 2 doubles pairing of junior Kaitlyn Christian and sophomore Sabrina Santamaria entered the NCAA Women’s Doubles Championship in Urbana, Ill., with something to prove. After all, the duo already boasted an ITA/Riviera All-American doubles title and consecutive Pac-12 and ITA National Indoor doubles crowns.Triple Crown · Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria won the ITA All-American, ITA National Indoors and NCAA Tournament this season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan But the decorated tandem also experienced its share of adversity this year, faltering in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA doubles tournament and suffering an upset loss last week to Stanford’s No. 8 team of Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs, which became the tipping point in a tightly contested match that jettisoned the Women of Troy from the NCAA tournament’s Round of 16.Christian and Santamaria, who have already accomplished a great deal in their two years playing together with still another season left, shrugged off these disappointments to lay claim to a feat never accomplished by a pair of USC teammates: a NCAA women’s doubles championship. The second-year partners capped off their incredible run — one in which they did not surrender a single set — with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over UCLA’s Skylar Morton and Robin Anderson after defeating teams from Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Illinois and Tennessee in previous rounds.“We finished tough last year with a first-round loss [at the NCAAs],” Christian said. “We came into the season just staying really positive with each other, and after we won All-Americans we just kept rolling and were really having a lot of fun on the tennis court.”The title match pitted Christian and Santamaria against a familiar foe in Morton and Anderson. The pairs last faced each other in October during the ITA/Riviera All-American semifinals — a match in which the Women of Troy emerged victorious. But before that, the two teams could not have been more evenly matched, as the pairs each won three of their six matches in 2011-12.“They’re definitely a respectable team, one of the best in the country, and we knew that they were gunning for us,” Santamaria said of Morton and Anderson. “We knew it was going to be a really great match. We knew that if we just stayed solid and positive with each other, then the outcome would take care of itself.”Christian and Santamaria finished their second season together with a 37-1 overall record, which puts them among the most dominant collegiate doubles seasons of all time. Even after claiming the rare collegiate “Triple Crown” of winning the ITA All-American, the ITA National Indoors and the NCAA tournament, the duo is not yet finished. The NCAA championship victory clinched the pair a wildcard berth into this summer’s U.S. Open.“I just feel blessed to have the best doubles partner in the world, the best doubles player in the country by my side,” Santamaria said of Christian. “She’s amazing so, honestly, I’m so blessed to be right next to her and go to the U.S. Open.”last_img read more

Processing.com delivers seamless payment process for Campeón casino players

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit Campeon Gaming Partners launches CampeonUK casino July 24, 2019 Processing.com will continue to provide proactive payments support from its team of in-house experts to help drive sustained growth of the Campeón Gaming Partners affiliate network.Since launching in 2017, Campeón Gaming Partners has been working with the card acquiring solution from Processing.com to deliver a seamless payment process for its casino customers. This is specifically for players active on the company’s first-launched and most successful brand CampeonBet – winner of the Best New Casino at the AskGamblers Awards in 2018 – as well as the growing player base on both Evobet and Svenbet.Confirming the continuation of this partnership, Processing.com said that it had helped these brands though two “huge undertakings for new operators”, namely customer on-boarding and safeguarding against fraud, while still delivering a strong end-user conversion rate.Matt Harrod, VP of Europe at Processing.com, added: “It’s been hugely exciting to work with Campeón Gaming Partners from the very beginning. We see gaming as one of the key verticals in our business, and it’s great to partner with smart, tech-savvy start-ups in this space like Campeón Gaming Partners. It’s been a really close and candid relationship from day one, and we’re proud to share in successes like the AskGamblers Awards win.”Avraam Tosounidis, Co-Founder and COO at Campeón Gaming Partners, said: “It’s been a fantastic year for us, and Processing.com have been a huge part of that. From the outset they have been eager to understand our business challenges and develop solutions that support our future growth plans. With Processing.com behind us, we’re in a great position to expand Campeón Gaming Partners into further markets in 2019.”Earlier this month, SBC News learned that Campeón Gaming Partners is hoping to follow up its successful first full year in business by increasing its affiliate network capacity and adding four new brands, as well as finalising the acquisition of new licences for both Sweden and the UK in 2019. Share SvenPlay confirms Metric Gaming sportsbook extension February 20, 2020 SBC’s Year In Review: June’s big betting news December 24, 2019last_img read more