Women’s hockey: Roque takes home Rookie of the Week honors at right time

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team just keeps collecting regular season accolades as freshman forward Abby Roque earned Rookie of the Week honors after her three-point performance in the weekend sweep of Bemidji State University.This is Roque’s third Rookie of the Week award this season and second multigoal game with her first also coming against BSU in early November.The freshman’s outstanding play comes at the most opportune time for the No. 1 Badgers as they host the No. 2 University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in their home season finale this weekend and look to go into the WCHA playoffs as the top seed. Head coach Mark Johnson spoke in a press conference Monday on how highly he looks at this freshman class and their poise going into their potential first WCHA and NCAA tournament.Women’s hockey: Top two matchup awaits Badgers at homeAfter two solid wins against Bemidji State University (9-16-3) last weekend, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team extended their Read…Even with a dominant underclassman unit, the Badgers have an absolute wealth of talent as Roque is tied for fifth on the team in total points (22) and is one of 12 players with double-digit assists. The Michigan native’s third weekly award, however, simply speaks to how deep this Wisconsin team is and how much potential they have in the postseason to snag the program’s first-ever national championship.Roque’s leadership on Friday helped the Badgers to something even better than a weekly honor as they earned the program’s 500th win, a mark that even more impressive considering the program has only been around since 1999. After it was revealed early last spring Johnson would remain as the UW women’s head coach and pass up the UW men’s coaching job, it became clear to most of the country Wisconsin hockey was here to stay.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin hits the road for Bemidji State seriesWith a 10-game winning streak behind them, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team heads out to face the Bemidji Read…Now, with one of the biggest match ups of the year only a few days away and the allure of holding onto the number one ranking from the duration of the season, the intensity is beginning to build and those around women’s hockey are starting to take notice. Johnson and the Badgers will need underground players like Roque to step up and send their seven seniors off the right way in what should be another rowdy crowd in Labahn Arena.The matchups are set for 2 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.last_img read more

UKGC forms ‘lived experience’ advisory group on gambling harms

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has established an interim ‘Experts by Experience’ (EbE) group formed by individuals who have suffered a from a wide range of gambling harms and addictions.The group will broaden the UKGC’s advice, recommendations and evidence with regards to policy-making on reducing gambling harms, raising safer gambling standards and understanding gambling’s impact on society.The creation of the EbE group follows the UKGC’s March workshops, which saw a range of public health, civic, gambling and technology experts provide diverse perspectives on policies related to VIP customers, advertising technology and ‘safe game’ designs – three areas that the UKGC seeks to make rapid progress on.In its statement, the UKGC underlines the importance of consulting individuals with the ‘lived experience’ of being effected by gambling harms, including ‘recovering gambling addicts, family members and those who have lost children to gambling suicides‘.Backing the EbE directive, UKGC CEO Neil McArthur, said: “We will work with the interim group to co-create a formal Advisory Board, which will allow us to involve Experts by Experience more closely in the development of our regulatory framework.”“It is early days and we are learning along the way to ensure that feedback and advice is utilised in the most effective way.  This week we looked at the subject of affordability and we’ll be focused on other areas of player protection online in the weeks ahead.”The EbE group will advise the UKGC on an interim basis for the next six months, which will be followed by the Commission forming a ‘permanent advisory group’, expanding the UKGC’s guidance offered by the existing Advisory Boards for safer gambling and digital technologies.The UKGC has chosen not to disclose any members participating in its group, but cites that its guidance will form a valuable input on how the Commission interprets consumer views on gambling gathered through research panels, consultations and further feedback areas.A spokesperson for the Interim Group said: “The role that is too often allocated to Experts by Experience (EbEs) of telling our stories and commenting on narrowly defined questions is ineffective, so the establishment of the group is long overdue.”“We are determined that EbEs should play a continuing and much more active role in the deliberations and decision making across the whole remit of the Commission as part of the National Strategy to reduce gambling harms. We bring a new and vital perspective on key issues of regulation and even how the Commission itself works.last_img read more