Making up for lost prime

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‘I was kidnapped’: Govt critic Ravio Patra files pretrial motion against police

first_imgIndependent researcher Ravio Patra has filed a pretrial motion against the Jakarta Police for the latter’s move to detain and accuse him of inciting riots through a WhatsApp message following an alleged hacking of his account in April, citing some irregularities during the arrest.The outspoken government critic says he was arrested on April 22 around Menteng, Central Jakarta, by “unidentified men” while he had been on his way to a “safe house” around midnight, a few hours after his WhatsApp account had returned from being hacked.Ravio said there were no officers wearing uniforms or showing their identities when the strangers told him to follow them; therefore, he refused to obey to their orders. “I don’t think it was an arrest. I feel I was kidnapped, because no one showed me their identity or any assignment letter or arrest warrant. I refused to follow strangers,” he said on Thursday.However, he eventually decided to follow them after one of the men flashed a firearm.“I surrendered. I squatted and they dragged me to the Jakarta Police headquarters, where I was taken to the police’s violent crimes subdirectorate. An hour after that, we went back to my room, where they searched my belongings without showing me a search warrant.”Read also: The curious case of Ravio Patra: Why Indonesian cyberspace is a dystopian nightmare Apart from the pretrial motion, Ravio has also pursued other legal efforts, such as reporting the arrest to the Indonesian Ombudsman, the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) and the police’s internal affairs division (Propam), among other institutions.He also reported the alleged hacking to the police and requested information from cellular operators and WhatsApp.The Criminal Law Procedures Code (KUHAP) allows law enforcement officials to arrest a person allegedly committing a crime based on “sufficient preliminary evidence”. The Constitutional Court has defined preliminary evidence as comprising a minimum of two pieces of evidence, as stipulated in Article 184 of the KUHAP – one of which is an arrest warrant.Law enforcement officials should note the reason for the arrest in the document, including a brief description of the criminal act allegedly committed. They also must provide a copy of the arrest warrant to the family of the arrestee.To date, Ravio claimed, police had yet to show any documents to him or his family regarding his arrest.Police had also yet to return his confiscated belongings, such as a laptop, smartphones and books.Read also: Law enforcement should learn restraint from Ravio Patra case, Mahfud MD saysRavio claimed police investigators had questioned him without proper procedures, in which he was forced to sign two investigation reports (BAP) without legal counsel. One of the BAP stipulated his name as a suspect.”I signed four copies of documents with my name as a suspect. I still asked for legal counsel after that, but they refused.”Era Purnama Sari of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), who has accompanied Ravio since the arrest, said he needed to be accompanied by a lawyer during interrogation, because the charges against him carried a prison sentence of more than five years.She went on to say that the police had hindered lawyers from meeting their client.“The police asked for a power-of-attorney letter from Ravio, but he couldn’t give it, since he was detained. […] We met Ravio at around 5 p.m. that day. This means they had blocked Ravio’s access to contact anyone for around 12 hours,” Era said.Era accused the police of “acting against the law, ranging from arresting and questioning him without legal assistance twice as well as searching his personal belongings, which includes changing his e-mail passwords.”Read also: Intimidation of government critics raises concerns about freedom of speechAndi Muhammad Rezaldy of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) asserted Ravio’s case was not the only one in Indonesia, saying hacking had become common practice of “terror against government critics” apart from arrests without proper procedure.A recent case is that of students and professors at Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and Indonesian Islamic University (UII), whose social media accounts were hacked following a planned online discussion about the constitutional mechanism for removing a president from office. They also received death threats and other forms of intimidation.Tempo newspaper editor-in-chief Budi Setyarso reported on Sunday that his Instagram and Facebook accounts had been “hacked” while he was moderating an online discussion with Ravio and the dean of the UGM School of Law.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal given boost as Alexandre Lacazette is cleared to play against Rennes

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Lacazette was sent off in Arsenal’s defeat to BATE Borisov (Getty Images)More: 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‘To suspend the Arsenal FC player Alexandre Lacazette for two (2) Uefa competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for serious rough play.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Lacazette has already served the two-match suspension following Arsenal FC’s Uefa Europa League matches – round of 32 second-leg match against BATE Borisov on February 21, and round of 16 first-leg match against Rennes on March 7.’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 Arsenal Advertisement Arsenal given boost as Alexandre Lacazette is cleared to play against Rennes Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Mar 2019 4:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link37Shares Alexandre Lacazette is available for Arsenal vs Rennes on Thursday (Getty Images)Arsenal have been given a boost as Alexandre Lacazette has been cleared by UEFA to play against Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday evening.The French striker had been serving a three-match ban following his red card in the first leg of Arsenal’s defeat to BATE Borisov last month.But UEFA has now confirmed that Arsenal have won their appeal, meaning that Lacazette has already served a two-match suspension and will be available for the fixture against Rennes at the Emirates Stadium.A statement from UEFA read: ‘The appeal lodged by Arsenal FC has been partially upheld.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

One fifth of UK schemes in ‘weak’ position by TPR standards

first_imgIn addition, a third of schemes reported pensioner liabilities of greater than 50% of their total obligations. A fifth of UK defined benefit (DB) schemes have been classified as “weak” according to standards set by the country’s regulator, based on covenant strength, demographics, recovery plans and funding targets.According to an analysis of 1,880 DB scheme valuations by consultancy group Hymans Robertson, 21% of schemes fell in the Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) ‘D’ and ‘E’ categories, meaning they had a combination of a weak sponsor covenant, a poor funding position and/or a long deficit recovery plan.Half of the schemes the consultancy assessed fell in TPR’s strongest category (A), meaning their sponsor covenants were considered “strong” or “tending to strong” and they had a short deficit recovery plan with a strong funding target.Hymans Robertson found that 14% of schemes had a weak sponsor that was “unable to support the scheme”, resulting in “immediate concern over solvency”. Just 11% of schemes had a “strong” covenant with “relatively low risk” of the sponsor becoming unable to support the pension fund. “Additional scrutiny and change is on the horizon… and we expect that most trustees and sponsors will have to work harder to demonstrate they have a clear funding plan in place”Laura McLarenIn terms of funding levels, the consultancy reported a median funding level of 89% on a technical provisions basis across the schemes it analysed. The median funding ratio fell to just 59% when assessed with regards to the cost of an insurance buyout.TPR is preparing to roll out a new funding code for DB schemes as part of a range of new powers for the regulator expected to be introduced through government legislation in the near future.The regulator has promised to be “quicker, clearer and tougher” in the wake of recent high-profile scandals, and Hymans Robertson found that more than one in five trustees had or expected to experience regulatory intervention in the near future.Laura McLaren, partner at Hymans Robertson, said: “Additional scrutiny and change is on the horizon in the form of a new DB funding code, as well as stronger regulatory powers for TPR, and we expect that most trustees and sponsors will now have to work harder to demonstrate they have a clear funding plan in place. She said TPR’s most recent analysis of private sector DB funding – contained in its Annual Funding Statement report – was its “clearest to date” regarding the regulatory expectations on pension schemes and trustees.“Trustees and sponsors should make sure they continue to pay close attention for more information on the exact form the regulator’s new framework will take and the additional powers they may have,” McLaren said.“Fairly straightforward steps such as understanding how a DB scheme compares to others and, crucially, how it may be perceived by TPR, will be advantageous. For example, this may allow schemes to prioritise any required changes and identify where they might be taking unnecessary levels of risk.“By addressing these areas early, trustees and sponsors will be in a stronger position and more likely to avoid unnecessary intervention.”last_img read more

Baca, Noll notch Winter Challenge wins while Duggins is double winner at Canyon

first_imgPEORIA, Ariz. (Feb 1-2) – Chaz Baca raced to his second Winter Challenge feature win Saturday while at Canyon Speedway Park while Jason Noll took home the Sunday IMCA Modified checkers.  Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson; 2. Speedy Madrid; 3. Clay Erickson; 4. Bryan Miller; 5. Shane Simper; 6. Jerry Hislop; 7. Ty Weidner; 8. Mike Wells; 9. Tony Miller; 10. Darin Center; 11. Camron Spangler; 12. Lyle Askren; 13. Steve Bitting Jr.; 14. Timothy Allerdings; 15. Justin Erickson; 16. Dominique Askren; 17. Rene Madrid Jr.; 18. Taylor Kuehl; 19. Richard Fisher; 20. Brian Osantowski; 21. Brian Bullis.  IMCA Hobby Stocks –  1. Jason Duggins; 2. Brad King; 3. Steve Bitting Jr.; 4. Paul O’Conner; 5. Kyle Williams; 6. Reven Bitting; 7. Brett Hegeman; 8. Bill Cole; 9. Chandler Dodge; 10. Pete Terwilleger; 11. Ron Roe.  Alex Stanford looked to have the opener in hand before Baca made a late challenge for the lead. Baca closed a large gap, making his move in turn one after the white flag flew to the inside of Stanford.  Feb. 1 Feature Results Both main events at Peoria paid $1,250 to the winners and both Baca and Noll were already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidates. As the leaders raced off turn two, Baca edged ahead on his way to take home the trophy for the second time in as many weeks. Stanford was second, ahead of Ryan Roath.  Feb. 2 Feature Results Jason Noll was the Sunday IMCA Modified feature winner at Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge. (Photo by Brett Rupp) Hollatz eventually grabbed the lead back to pace the field until lap 17 when a melee broke loose at the front. Hollatz, George Fronsman, Ty Warner and Cody Center traded paint and the lead in the final two laps. Warner officially led lap 19 before Hollatz forced his way past. As the leaders exited turn two, Fronsman snuck to the inside forcing a three-wide battle for the lead. Fronsman drove deep into turn three, claiming the lead one last time on his way to pick up the win ahead of Warner, Hollatz and Center. Andy Altenburg continued his Canyon domination with his third straight IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory, leading the Saturday headliner from start to finish.  Jason Duggins swept Feb. 1 and 2 Winter Challenge features for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks at Canyon. (Photo by Brett Rupp)center_img Sunday’s 20-lapper featured eight different leaders and plenty of Best Race of the Year buzz. Chanse Hollatz led the first seven laps before swapping the lead twice with Cody Center.  Cody Thompson was the third and final leader in Saturday’s Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Mike Wells led the majority of the event in taking the Sunday win.  By Tony Steele  Stock Cars – 1. Andy Altenburg; 2. Chanse Hollatz; 3. George Fronsman; 4. Ty Warner; 5. Lonnie Foss; 6. Cody Center; 7. Kenny Gill; 8. J.C. Parmeley; 9. Andrew Burg; 10. Rick Maier; 11. John Foster; 12. Dennis Losing; 13. Hannah MIller; 14. Raymond Doyle; 15. Chris Boulware; 16. Aaron Spangler; 17. Eric Loyd; 18. Justin Thornton; 19. Robert Cody; 20. Darryn Werkmeister; 21. Leslie Gill.  Justen Yeager paced the Sunday show, battling hard through traffic until Noll drove inside and took hold of the top spot as lap 17 came to a close. Noll led the final nine laps en route to the win ahead of Yeager and Zachary Madrid.  Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca; 2. Alex Stanford; 3. Ryan Roath; 4. Justen Yeager; 5. Regan Tafoya; 6. Austin Kiefer; 7. Tony Martin; 8. Guy Norton; 9. Braxton Yeager; 10. Jeff Stafford Jr.; 11. Jason Noll; 12. Bryson Curry; 13. Zachary Madrid; 14. Nate Warren; 15. Shane Hinsley; 16. Brent Schlafmann; 17. Bill Slocum; 18. T.J. Wyman; 19. John Parmeley; 20. Brody Spangler; 21. Garth Dushanek; 22. Cody Peabody. Stock Cars – 1. Fronsman; 2. Warner; 3. Hollatz; 4. Center; 5. Werkmeister; 6. Foss; 7. Altenburg; 8. Losing; 9. Loyd; 10. Kenny Gill; 11. Maier; 12. Burg; 13. Leslie Gill; 14. Cody; 15. MIller; 16. Boulware; 17. Doyle; 18. Spangler. Defending Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region champion Jason Duggins held off Brad King to sweep IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock features, motoring from ninth starting on Saturday. King paced nearly all of the Sunday show before Duggins snuck around coming to the checkers and picked up the win by two hundreth’s of a second. Modifieds – 1. Noll; 2. Justen Yeager; 3. Madrid; 4. Baca; 5. Stafford; 6. Curry; 7. Stanford; 8. Braxton Yeager; 9. Kiefer; 10. Dushanek; 11. Norton; 12. Martin; 13. Parmeley; 14. Tafoya; 15. Wyman; 16. Shane Hinsley; 17. Spangler; 18. Schlafmann; 19. Slocum; 20. Cody Peabody. Hobby Stocks – 1. Duggins; 2. King; 3. Steve Bitting Jr.; 4. O’Conner; 5. Terwilleger; 6. Max Zachrison; 7. Dodge; 8. Cole; 9. Roe; 10. Reven Bitting; 11. Virgil McArthur. Northern SportMods – 1. Wells; 2. Andy Clower; 3. Thompson; 4. Spangler; 5. Bryan Miller; 6. Speedy Madrid; 7. Osantowski; 8. Bitting Jr.; 9. Justin Erickson; 10. Dominique Askren; 11. Lyle Askren; 12. Allerdings; 13. Simper; 14. Bullis; 15. Clay Erickson; 16. Rene Madrid Jr.; 17. Hislop.last_img read more

Mid-season championship wins at CJ go to Bell, Benischek

first_imgCOLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (June 24) – Adam Bell and Jake Benischek were feature winners on Friday, mid-season championship night at CJ Speedway.Travis Finke and Jordan Gerling led the Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Car field to green but it was fifth starting Rod Staats in the lead when lap one was scored.Staats then had to work at holding off Bell over the next five laps. Bell slipped under Staats on lap six to take over the top spot, leaving Staats to battle Sky Griffith, who started ninth, Tad Payne, who started 13th, and Kirk Kinsley, who started eighth.As the battle for second heated up, Bell pulled away over the final nine laps to pick up his third win of the season at the track. Kinsley made a last-lap pass to finish second, Staats was third, Payne was fourth and Griffith came home fifth.Bryerson Tharp and John Whalen led the field to green in the 12-lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature. Whalen took the early lead over Wayne Noble, who started sixth, and Brendon Schultheis, who started eighth.Whalen held the top spot until a restart on lap four, when Benischek, who started seventh, slipped un­der him for the lead. Benischek led the final eight laps to capture his third win in a row at the track. Richard Hurlbut crossed the line in second but was disqualified in tech for illegal rear springs. This moved Josh Mosier to second.Rounding out the top five were Levi Heath, Bill Whalen Jr. and Schultheis.Friday’s program was presented by Casey’s General Stores.last_img read more

Chelsea to wait on trio’s future

first_img With his assistant Rui Faria serving a six-match stadium ban following his dismissal against Sunderland and Mourinho facing Football Association disciplinary proceedings of his own, the Portuguese then kept his counsel. He declined to assess the challenge on Andre Schurrle by Alex Tettey which might also have resulted in a spot-kick or discuss the moment when Norwich were denied by the officials when John Terry clattered Martin Olsson. Mourinho added: “My assistant is in jail.” In assessing the first season of his second spell, Mourinho made a cryptic reference to the controversial losses to Aston Villa and Sunderland. “Without festivals it would have been a better season,” added Mourinho, who admitted the midweek Champions League exit may have sapped his side’s energy levels. Mourinho was critical of Norwich for not seeking the win they needed to boost their survival prospects as now their relegation could all but be confirmed on Wednesday, but his side’s display again demonstrated their lack of cutting edge. “They needed to win to try to have a chance to survive, and they didn’t try,” Mourinho said. “We needed one point to finish third and we risked everything. We wanted to finish winning at home. “In the second half we deserved that, but we didn’t score. “Our strikers are good strikers, but are players with some specific qualities. “They are not the kind of players who in five square metres, with three or four players around, who can get the ball, dribble on, see the space and shoot. “So when the team is in a difficult situation they are not able to, normally, resolve the situation for us.” Hazard collected the Blues supporters’ player of the year award on the pitch before kick-off but was only a substitute. The Belgium forward, who has been continually linked with Paris St Germain, was criticised by Mourinho in the wake of the Blues’ loss to Atletico Madrid. Mourinho admitted Chelsea were improved after Hazard’s introduction. “The team was much better in the second half,” Mourinho added. “Was Eden playing in the second half? Yes. Had he responsibilities in the second half? Yes.” Norwich’s relegation could be completed on Wednesday. A draw between Sunderland and West Brom – two and three points above Norwich, respectively – would all but seal their fate as they have such an inferior goal difference that a win at home to Arsenal next Sunday would be immaterial. Canaries boss Neil Adams said: “Now we keep our fingers crossed and hope for a few results. “If we go into the last game of the season, Arsenal at Carrow Road, needing to win the game, that’s all we can hope for. “We didn’t want to lose the game. If we’d lost, we were down. “We had a stonewall penalty denied us in the first half. “It’s pretty clear. Martin gets a touch to take it away from Ashley Cole, and John Terry’s momentum takes him out. Probably (a red card, too). “Had we got that we might have been leaving Stamford Bridge with three points instead of the one.” “They are with the club on their future,” added Mourinho, who says he wants all three to stay. “Now it’s time to wait a little bit. The summer is a long summer for us. “For the players involved in the World Cup it’s a different story, but for us, as a club, it’s a long time to be calm and to sit and to discuss and to analyse options and the market and possibilities.” Mourinho preferred to laugh rather than cry after watching his side’s slim Premier League title hopes fade further on Sunday as the point saw them concede further ground to Manchester City and Liverpool. He lamented referee Neil Swarbrick’s decision not to award Eden Hazard a penalty when Ryan Bennett swiped wildly at the Belgium forward. Mourinho rushed to his office in the Stamford Bridge tunnel to confirm his initial suspicions that a spot-kick should have been awarded. “I saw (it) in the game, but to confirm I had a quick run to my office and I arrived in time to watch (the replay) and then go back to the dug-out laughing,” said Mourino. Why the laughter? “Because I can’t cry.” A blunt performance in a goalless draw with relegation-threatened Norwich saw Chelsea denied the win required to restore them to the top of the standings entering the concluding week of the season. The players undertook a lap of appreciation afterwards, with tears flowing in what could be Terry, Lampard and Cole’s farewell, with their current contracts expiring after next week’s match at Cardiff. Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea are in no rush to clarify the futures of captain John Terry, record goalscorer Frank Lampard and England left-back Ashley Cole after what could be the final Stamford Bridge match of the vaunted trio’s distinguished Blues careers. Press Associationlast_img read more

Where next for departing Chelsea captain John Terry?

first_img Here, Press Association Sport takes at look at what could be the next move for the one-time England captain. CHINA As skipper of the Blues, Terry already has a strong following in Asia, having embarked on his own ‘Captain China Tour 2015’ last summer, and was named an ambassador of football culture by the Guangzhou Football Association. Two of Terry’s ex-managers are currently in charge of Chinese Super League clubs, with one-time England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson at Shanghai SIPG and Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari at Guangzhou Evergrande while Dan Petrescu, who played alongside the defender at Stamford Bridge, is in charge of Jiangsu Suning. Former Chelsea players Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka have both had spells in the cash-rich Chinese top flight, and Terry could fancy one final pay day in a region where he already enjoys superstar status. THE UNITED STATES Terry revealed in an interview at the end of 2015 he could see “maybe there is a time” when he would look to go to play in America, and Major League Soccer has been installed as the early bookmakers favourite for the defender’s next destination. Former Stamford Bridge team-mate Frank Lampard is currently playing with New York City FC , while Ashley Cole is another familiar face having joined Steven Gerrard, the ex-Liverpool and England midfielder, at the LA Galaxy. David Beckham is also ready to set up a new expansion franchise in Miami from 2018. AUSTRALIA Terry led Chelsea in a glamour friendly against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium, which attracted a crowd of some 83,598, in June 2015. There would certainly be plenty of potential suitors to make the former England captain one of the A-League’s m arquee players, which this season include the likes of former Barcelona and Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia at Central Coast Mariners. Chelsea captain John Terry is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after the club decided not to renew his contract. Press Associationcenter_img The 35-year-old centre-back has made 696 appearances for the Blues, winning four Barclays Premier League titles. Terry confirmed he would not play for another team in England, having spent his entire career at the west London club, joining when 14 years old. last_img read more

Cricket News Proven – Virat Kohli is the ultimate run-machine of the decade, here is proof

first_imgVirat Kohli has broken Ricky Ponting’s world record tally of runs in a decade.Kohli also has 97 fifty-plus scores in cricket and it has put him fifth in the overall tally.Virat Kohli has 20,502 runs across all three formats of the game. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: During the third ODI between West Indies and India in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday, the cricketing world witnessed a sight which they have gotten accustomed to in the last decade. Virat Kohli strides out, scores a century and guides the team home to a win. This blueprint and with the ease with which Kohli has done it on a consistent basis has made him the ultimate batsman of the modern era when it comes to ODIs. Kohli now has 43 ODI centuries and he needs seven more to break Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 49 centuries. Kohli has nine tons against West Indies, the most by any player and this was his 26th in a chase. However, during the course of his knock, Kohli created a new world record which put him in a different league of batsmen altogether. The Indian cricket team skipper became the first player in the history of cricket to smash 20000 runs combined in all formats during the course of a decade. Kohli has 20,502 runs across all three formats of the game and out of these, 20,018 has come in the ongoing decade. Kohli is the only batsman in the history of the game to score over 11000 runs in ODIs in the decade, breaking Ponting’s tally of 9103 runs.Before this, Australia’s former skipper Ricky Ponting held the record for scoring most international runs in a decade with 18,962 runs during the first decade of the new millennium. Kohli also has 97 fifty-plus scores in cricket and it has put him fifth in the overall tally, behind the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis. With so many records established, Kohli is close to sealing the debate as to who is the greatest batsmen in the modern era. If he breaks Tendulkar’s tally of runs, which is a big possibility, Kohli can cement his reputation as one of the greatest in the game of cricket.South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is on the third position with 16,777 runs in the 2000s. Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jaywardene and Kumar Sangakkara are fourth and fifth on the list of most runs scored in a decade with 16304 and 15999, respectively. Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar is sixth with 15962 runs in the 2000s while his teammate Rahul Dravid is seventh with 15853.last_img read more

Bet9ja Champions Grassroots Sports Development

first_imgTop Gaming outfit Bet9ja is keen to change the narrative about sport’s betting through the more than a bet campaign which would support grassroots sports development .According to The Senior Marketing Manager of Bet9ja, Olufemi Osobajo, the company was committed to educating Nigerians through the “more than a bet’’ campaignOsobajo said it was important to impact on the society by championing a cause that would empower people which is the core value of the organization. He said one betting ticket could change the fortune of an individual, even as the organization seeks to boost the living standard of the masses.“We are keen on helping the elderly, assisting women in sports and support special sports athletes to realize their dreams. We are also lending support to mental health problem.“The impact we made over the years speaks volume about our core values. But as we move into another year, we will focus on ‘more than a bet’ initiative to change people’s fortunes.Speaking in similar vein, Head of Human Resources Bet9ja, Kikky Boboye, affirmed that they would be more active in community-based projects to ensure further grassroots sports development.“Some of the initiatives are things we have done previously, now we are just reviving them. We will venture into female football and convince Nigerians that we are more than a gaming outfit,” Boboye concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more