10 bad foods that get a healthy rap

first_img Share Food & DiningLifestyle 10 bad foods that get a healthy rap by: – September 26, 2014 Sharing is caring! Protein barsThey sound healthy, they look healthy and food companies work hard to make you believe they are healthy. But many foods that get a good-for-you rap are anything but nutritious. They’re packed with calories, fat, added sugars and artificial ingredients that your body doesn’t need. Here are some of the worst offenders at the market.“Just because a bar has protein in it does not mean it’s nutritious,” says Melanie Warner, author of Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal. In fact, many protein bars aren’t much better for you than a Snickers. They’re chock-full of sugar and saturated fat with a little protein added in, usually in the form of a highly processed powder derived from soy or milk.“These powders offer no nutritional benefits beyond the protein, which most of us get enough of from our diets anyway,” says Warner. To find a bar that’s actually healthy, “Look for ones that have whole ingredients that haven’t been broken down, whether that’s oats, nuts or dried fruit,” Warner suggests. “These ingredients provide a well-rounded complex of nutrition beyond just the protein.”Or skip the protein bar altogether. “A peanut-butter sandwich on whole-grain bread is a great substitute for a bar,” says Joan Salge Blake, RD, a health sciences professor at Boston University and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “It travels well and costs less than 25 cents.”Veggie burgers“Some veggie burgers are very, very healthy, but many are not,” Salge Blake says. “Often times they’re held together by lots of cheese, making them much higher in saturated fat than you’d think.” They also can be laden with unhealthy oils, made mostly of soy, and have few if any other real vegetables—especially the patties served at restaurants.When dining out, ask your server what’s in the veggie burger and how it is prepared before ordering one. At the grocery store, read the ingredients panel on frozen patty packages. Salge Blake says to look for vegetables, beans or whole grains high up on the list and make sure the burger is low in saturated fat.Frozen diet entréesLow-calorie nuke-and-eat meals might sound healthy, but they’re not so great, especially for guys. They usually have around 300 calories, which isn’t enough to cut it for dinner, assuming you shoot for the 2,500 calories a day recommended for men.Chances are, you’ll polish one off and still feel hungry. Next thing you know, you’ll be searching for a snack. Additionally, Salge Blake says these entrées don’t offer enough vegetables to make a square meal and they’re usually sky-high in sodium. Some have as many as 700 mg, which is almost half of the 1,500 mg recommended for the whole day.Gluten-free everythingAlthough some people need to avoid gluten for medical reasons, many others cut out foods containing this protein because they think “gluten-free” means healthy. It doesn’t.“Usually when people go gluten-free just to manage their weight, it backfires,” Salge Blake says. “Many gluten-free foods, especially sweet stuff like cookies, have the same number of calories as their gluten-containing equivalents, if not more. These foods are also more expensive, so if you don’t really need to avoid gluten, it doesn’t make sense to buy them.”Veggie chipsDon’t be fooled by the sea of spinach chips, carrot chips and pepper chips lining the snack aisle these days. Oftentimes these are no healthier for you than Ruffles. Most still use potato as their base, and then sprinkle in a little spinach, tomato or pea powder for color—and not a lot of added nutrition.“The product might be called ‘spinach chips’, but if you look at the ingredients list, you’ll often see that there’s not much spinach in there at all,” says Salge Blake. “It’s usually listed at the very end, and it’s often just a powder.” Also, regardless of whether chips are made from potatoes or another vegetable, if they’re fried in saturated-fat-filled oils, steer clear.Multigrain bread, pasta and cerealWhole grains are healthier than refined grains because they have more fiber, vitamins and minerals. But multigrain? The term doesn’t tell you squat about nutrition. “It just means there is more than one type of grain used in a product,” says Warner.For all you know, multigrain might mean refined wheat flour with a dash of refined corn flour. And two kinds of refined flours aren’t necessarily better for you than one. You have to check the ingredients list. If it says “whole wheat” or “whole corn” near the top, then you’re actually getting the extra health benefits.Anything with added antioxidants or vitaminsSince doctors tell us to load up on antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, manufacturers love slapping phrases like “with antioxidants” or “with added vitamins and minerals” onto processed food labels. You’ll see this a lot on breakfast cereals, bars and refined-grain breads, which are otherwise mostly empty calories. “These claims give foods a health halo, like all you need to do is sprinkle in some vitamins and they become healthy,” Warner says.Oftentimes these foods are far from nutritious—remember 7-Up with Antioxidants?—and the added vitamins aren’t coming from real fruits and veggies, which are by far the best sources. “Manufacturers don’t usually add in actual blueberry compounds, for instance,” says Warner. “They’ll use synthetic vitamins made through chemical processing.”Fat-free salad dressingNon-fat dressings often pack in scads of salt to compensate for flavor, and they often include dozens of artificial ingredients. Besides, you should have a little fat with your salad. Your body needs it to be able to absorb the nutrients in all those fresh veggies. “Tossed salads are full of fat-soluble vitamins, so I recommend low-fat or light dressings instead of non-fat,” Salge Blake says. “Plus, a little fat helps you feel fuller.”Low-fat ice creamNo ice cream is nutritious, of course, but low-fat versions get viewed as better-for-you. They’re not. “A lot of them aren’t far off from regular ice cream in terms of calories per cup,” Salge Blake says. “They take out some fat, but they add in sugar.” That’s bad, because more and more research shows that excess sugar—not fat—is the main culprit in weight gain.“The other issue with low-fat ice cream is people think they can eat more of it because it’s ‘healthier’,” Salge Blake says. “Same with frozen yogurt, since it’s also lower in fat.” To keep your portions in check, she recommends putting a pile of fresh strawberries or blueberries in your bowl first. Then use a half-cup of ice cream or frozen yogurt as a topping.YogurtGreek yogurt may be low in sugar and packed with protein, but your everyday Dannon or Yoplait? Not so much. “The sugar content of regular yogurt can be as much as a can of soda,” Warner says. Plus, it’s normally packed with artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. And compared to Greek, regular yogurt is higher in sodium and lower in protein.Healthy Living Sharecenter_img 211 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Pirates In Wrestling

first_imgThe Batesville High School Wrestling team hosted the Greensburg Pirates tonight for the Bulldog’s 22nd dual match of the year.The night opened with two JV matches where both Mason Green and Jon Vincent of Batesville earned wins.  Green defeated his opponent by a 7-5 decision and Vincent earned a pin in the 2nd period.  Varsity wins for the Bulldogs came from freshman JT Linkel in the 126 lb class beating his opponent by pin in the 3rd period; and from Senior Chris Schene in the 160 lb class beating his opponent by major decision of 18-4.  Caleb Bischoff-Niese and Jon Kurtz both put points on the board for the Bulldogs by accepting forfeits from Greensburg.Additional Batesville wrestlers competing tonight in the varsity lineup falling to their Greensburg opponents include Michael Deal, Jackson Wooldridge, Ethan Meyer, Nick Schneider, Axel Garcia, Drew Garbarini, and Max Foutch.The final team score was Batesville 22 and Greensburg 45.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

U-Hual: Indiana 17th in growth nationwide for ’17

first_imgBatesville, In. — Indiana was the No. 17 Growth State for 2017, according to U-Haul data analyzing the past year’s U.S. migration trends.Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals increased by 3 percent while departures increased by 2 percent from Indiana’s 2016 numbers.Arriving trucks accounted for 50.1 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Indiana, which was ranked No. 39 in growth for 2016 and No. 25 for 2015.Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul truck rentals entering a state versus leaving a state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.Texas was the No. 1 Growth State for the second year in a row. Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee rounded out the top five, and North Carolina ranked seventh, continuing a strong growth movement in the Southeast.View the entire 2017 U-Haul Growth States rankings, plus other migration trends reports including the top U.S. Growth Cities. While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, U-Haul growth data is an effective gauge of how well states and cities are attracting and maintaining residents.last_img read more

Real Madrid officials develop goose pimples over Bale’s imminent move

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… Earning €14.5m-a-year, it will mean Real paying out a staggering €60m net to clear Bale off their books in the coming weeks. read also:Bale’s earnings at Real Madrid while not playing made public “Bale is delighted with the idea of continuing two more years in Madrid,” said Jonathan Barnett, his agent, to AS. “He is happy in Spain. He and his family. It is a shame that Madrid is wasting the possibility of using him because he is a professional and continues to train well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisementcenter_img Real Madrid could pay out Gareth Bale’s contract in full if they really want to offload the player. AS said Real coach Zinedine Zidane is keen to see Bale moved on this summer. The Frenchman dropped Bale from his squad for the final game of the season against Leganes. However, with two years to run on his contract, Bale has no intention of being forced out.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ramsey: Kane ready for England call

first_img “They can play on the international stage, and let’s treat them the same way that we treat the more exotic-named players. “Because if we don’t give them the experience to play in the Premier League we’re never, ever going to be able to have a strong national team. ” Kane is now on the verge of a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s senior squad, but Ramsey admitted Tottenham came under fire for preferring the homespun striker to Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor last season. Ramsey spent a decade at Spurs, ending up as a senior first-team coach, but left the club at the same time as manager Tim Sherwood in May 2014. The 52-year-old hailed Kane’s 24-goal haul at Spurs this term, and accepted relegation-battling QPR must be at their peak to contain the in-form frontman. “First of all it was me, Tim (Sherwood) and Les (Ferdinand) who were involved in the coaching and the dealing with that,” Ramsey said. “Harry probably learned quite a bit from Les in the training sessions we did there. “When you’re working with developing players, you have to dream alongside the player: if you don’t you’re not believing in what you’re teaching. “Has Harry Kane surprised me? No. “Sometimes you need an opportunity to play. “When we played him at the back end of last year, the fans weren’t having it, were they? “They were trying to get the galacticos on the pitch. “We had to stick to our guns and we got a lot of flak for it. ” Younes Kaboul, Emmanuel Adebayor and Etienne Capoue have not been involved since January, but Mauricio Pochettino says that does not mean their Tottenham careers are over. After being appointed head coach at White Hart Lane last summer, the former Argentina international handed experienced defender Kaboul the captain’s armband. Hugo Lloris was named as one of his deputies alongside Adebayor, although the former is the only one of the three to have established himself as a regular under Pochettino. Kaboul, Adebayor and fellow misfit Capoue all looked set to exit before the transfer window closed and have not featured since moves away failed to materialise. It is now eight matches in all competitions since any of them were even an unused substitute, yet Pochettino indicated they were still in his plans. “Always for every game it’s my decision, my choice,” the Spurs head coach said when asked about the trio at his Friday press conference. “I think that you understand. In the end, all of our squad is fully fit and you need to pick players. “I am happy with all, but if we have 26 or 27 players in the squad then more than 18 is impossible.” A return to the squad against QPR looks unlikely given Pochettino has a fully-fit squad to choose from. The trip to Loftus Road will be their sixth match in a topsy-turvy 17-day period and one in which a win is needed to bolster their top-four hopes. “We are expecting a very tough game,” Pochettino said. “QPR is a strong team and we play in their home. ” Chris Ramsey believes it would be “a dream come true” for Tottenham and QPR to see Harry Kane and Charlie Austin form an England strike force. Head coach Ramsey will face former employers Spurs in Saturday’s league clash at Loftus Road, claiming he is “not kryptonite” for Tottenham despite inside-knowledge of the club’s thriving youth products. “That would be a dream come true for most people from those two clubs,” Ramsey said of a Kane-Austin England partnership. “I think they are both very good players, both hard-working, both very focused, and I’m sure that they would be a match for any defence if they played together. “I think Harry Kane has been good enough for England for a while. “We tend to bash a lot of the young players in and around the clubs. “We tend to look at people from abroad and just automatically think they are better, just because they are from other countries with exotic names. “It’s not just Harry Kane I’m thinking of – I’m looking at loads of other clubs with loads of other English players that could be considered for the Premier League. “Because managers are under pressure, they tend to stick to what would be seen as the tried and tested expensive players, when we do have a lot of good English players who could play in the Premier League, gain the experience. Press Association The Rangers boss and former Spurs coach challenged top-flight clubs to value English players just as highly as big-money imports with “exotic names”. Ramsey helped guide Kane from academy starlet to Barclays Premier League goal machine at Spurs, and reckons the Walthamstow-born forward fully deserves an England call-up. last_img read more

Glenburn and Central Aroostook win 16th annual Sheriff’s Cup

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Glenburn boys’ and Central Aroostook girls’ basketball teams won the Sheriff’s Cup on Sunday.Twenty-nine middle school teams — 16 boys’ teams and 13 girls’ teams — competed in Hancock County’s 16th annual basketball tournament.The three-day event took place from Friday to Sunday at four different Ellsworth venues: the Ellsworth High School gymnasium, the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s upper and lower gyms as well as the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA gym.The event nets thousands of dollars each year for the Sheriff’s Charities Fund.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Glenburn boys knocked off ABA A of Mount Desert Island 60-41 in the semifinals before beating Houlton 58-47 for the title.In the girls’ semifinals, Central Aroostook held off the Peninsula Pink Panthers to advance to the final. The Pink Panthers rallied from a 16-point deficit to cut Central Aroostook’s lead to just one point in the final minutes. But Central Aroostook held on for the 47-44 win and beat Dexter 41-35 in the championship.The Peninsula girls on the bench smile late in the Sheriff’s Cup semifinal against Central Aroostook on Sunday. Peninsula came back from a 16-point deficit to trail by just one point. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBoth the Ellsworth YMCA boys’ and girls’ teams made it to the quarterfinals. The boys lost to Houlton 59-41, and the girls fell to Calais 36-18.Find more photos here.Girls’ round 1SAD 37 Knights 33, ABA 30Ellsworth Y 45, Patriots 29Presque Isle 36, Lady Bucks 16Central Aroostook 58, Woodland 23Neport 47, Woodland 15RSU 24 16, Dexter 16Calais 39, Pink Panthers 22Boys’ round 1Ellsworth 70, Peninsula 32Glenburn 58, Patriots 23Holbrook 44, Bucksport 43Skowhegan 53, Wildcats 20ABA A 61, SAD 37 Knights 37Dexter 57, Calais 43ABA B 55, Steuben Eagles 20Houlton 78, Jonesport 53Girls’ round 2Pink Panthers 41, Presque Isle 31Patriots 46, RSU 24 25SAD 37 Knights 46, Ellsworth Y 38Central Aroostook 47, ABA 31ABA 45, Lady Bucks 15Calais 36, Dexter 29Central Aroostook 39, Newport 27Boys’ round 2Glenburn 59, Ellsworth Y 44Patriots 47, Peninsula 34Skowhegan 49, Holbrook 35Bucksport 64, Wildcats 21Calais 63, SAD 37 Knights 46ABA A 56, Dexter 38Houlton 79, Steuben Eagles 5Jonesport 71, ABA B 31Girls’ round 3Newport 42, Presque Isle 29Calais 43, Ellsworth Y 32Dexter 43, Patriots 27SAD 37 Knights 48, RSU 24 18Pink Panthers 38, ABA 24Woodland 43, Lady Bucks 23Boys’ round 3Ellsworth Y 60, Patriots 23Glenburn 67, Peninsula 49Holbrook 51, Wildcats 22Skowhegan 41, Bucksport 26Dexter 82, SAD 37 Knights 52ABA A 57, Calais 26Jonesport 85, Steuben Eagles 30Houlton 62, ABA B 21Girls’ quarterfinalsCentral Aroostook 43, Presque Isle 36Pink Panthers 51, SAD 37 Knights 37Calais 36, Ellsworth 18Dexter 30, Newport 23Boys’ quarterfinals Glenburn 54, Jonesport 37ABA A, Holbrook 35Skowhegan 55, Dexter 43Houlton 59, Ellsworth 41Girls’ semifinalsCentral Aroostook 47, Pink Panthers 44Dexter 45, Calais 42Boys’ semifinalsGlenburn 60, ABA A 41Houlton 66, Skowhegan 55Girls’ championshipCentral Aroostook 41, Dexter 35Boys’ championshipGlenburn 58, Houlton 47last_img read more

Syracuse doesn’t finish chances in season-ending loss to Akron

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Only McIntyre and Delhommelle were made available for comment after the game.SU’s offense pressured the net and looked to overwhelm the Zips. John-Austin Ricks kickstarted the effort in the third minute when he picked off a cross-field pass and launched a pass down the wing to a streaking Tajon Buchanan. On that ensuing possession, crosses were whipped into the penalty box at Akron goalkeeper Ben Lundt.In their last meeting, passes and shots rattled off Lundt like a backboard which led to easy scores. Jonathan Hagman, who scored thrice in Ohio earlier this season, tallied three shots but no goals. Lundt squeezed the plastic on Sunday, however, recording saves and limiting rebound shots. SU forwards kept attacking.A Delhommelle shot, one of his season-high five, was flicked backwards and over the bar. Simon Triantafillou tracked down the ball at his feet after a corner was parried out of the box. His shot flew high. Each almost-goal drew applause from the crowd, but it didn’t affect the scoreboard in the left corner of the stadium.When Syracuse was threatened, it responded. After Akron’s David Egbo nearly scored in the first half, SU executed a series of short passes down its left wing. The momentum built before reaching a crescendo in the form of a weak dribbler from Buchanan’s right boot to Lundt’s gloves.Sondre Norheim’s yellow card in the 35th minute birthed a spell of possession for Akron near the SU net. Two minutes later, Abdi Mohamed netted a pass from Egbo and gave the Zips a 1-0 lead. Led by substitute Ferrin, Syracuse nearly scored on its following trip down the pitch. But Hagman curled a pass-back wide of its target.SU finally broke through late in the first half as Ferrin settled a through-ball from Hagman and slotted one past Lundt. Ferrin’s goal was a hopeful sign of goals to come, Delhommelle said. The Orange saw the validation of its gameplan and felt confident the win was obtainable.“We started the game excellently,” McIntyre said. “…We caused them problems. The game opened up.”The second half started in a similar path. Norheim headed a corner into the body of an Akron defender. Hagman had a shot blocked and another miss high. Midfielder Julio Fulcar caught Buchanan sprinting past a flat-footed backline — Syracuse’s best chance of the game and emblematic of its offense all season — and watched as SU’s leading scorer skied the ball over the bar.Two minutes later, Mohamed had a doorstep shot saved and Marcel Zajac knocked it in to give the Zips an advantage only present on the scoreboard.Following the score, SU widened its formation. It knew Akron would keep pressing, McIntyre said, and it believed it could sneak its forwards behind the defense. Syracuse couldn’t, though, and Morgan Hackworth’s goal in the 81st minute doubled the margin.By then, it was too late for the Orange even though it still controlled possession and still managed shots. Full-on sprints by Syracuse players turned into jogs in the game’s final seconds. When the final buzzer sounded, Hagman dropped to the turf in tears. The clock had run out.“What did (Akron) do differently?” McIntyre started before pausing, his voice lost in the cold. “Look, we created chances today. We took our chances. We probably had as many in the last game against them and we scored three. Today was a little bit unfortunate.”After the game, McIntyre led the team towards the stands for SU’s customary post-game thank you to the supporters. McIntyre clapped his hands and shook his head at multiple Orange-clad fans. His team trailed behind him. They were slower to walk across the field one last time, knowing they hadn’t done enough. Comments HAMILTON, N.Y. —After his last post-game huddle in a Syracuse jersey, Hugo Delhommelle walked around the turf aimlessly. Snow fell and rested in bunches atop his hair. His eyes darted from goal-to-goal and then to the ground before he jogged to the locker room. He was done searching for the ball to bounce SU’s way. He was done searching for elusive goals that hadn’t come.Delhommelle, like Syracuse’s season, was finished.“I’ll be honest, I really thought we had (Akron),” Delhommelle said postgame. “… I think we should’ve scored more goals. It didn’t happen.”Sixteenth-seeded Syracuse (7-7-4, 1-4-3 Atlantic Coast)) fell short against Akron (11-6-2, 1-2-1 Mid American), 3-1, in the second round of the NCAA tournament under a snow flurry at Beyer-Small ‘76 Field. Due to weather the game moved to Colgate’s campus 24 hours ago, though the environment didn’t limit SU’s shot creation. It managed 18-plus shots for the seventh time this season. Massimo Ferrin equalized late in the first half to knot the game at one goal apiece. And the Orange enacted the same game plan it perfected in last month’s win against the Zips. But on Sunday afternoon, the missed opportunities — the volleys mis-hit, the tap-ins pushed wide — cost Syracuse in its biggest game of the season.After it averaged more than three goals a contest in a five-game stretch in early-October, SU scored just five times in its last 490 minutes of soccer. Its latest disappointment prevented the Orange from reaching the third-round in its fourth-straight tournament appearance. Akron’s defense wasn’t abnormally stout. Syracuse just wasn’t good enough.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just needed someone to get on the end of things,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “It was a good finish by Massimo, we just needed a little bit more quality in the final third. If we get that, this could’ve been a different result today.”MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse eliminated from NCAA tournament without the answer it neededTakeaways from Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Akron Published on November 18, 2018 at 6:34 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

BOJ To Launch New Foreign Exchange Platform in 2020

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – The newly appointed Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Richard Byles, says plans are in place to implement a new foreign exchange trading platform in 2020.Speaking recently at a media briefing, Byles said that the platform will be tested and implemented by February.The platform will be used in trading operations at local commercial banks. It will also enable foreign exchange traders to see all bids on daily offers.Byles said that the new foreign exchange trading platform is designed to create ‘more transparency in the market’.The Central Bank already has an intervention mechanism, the Foreign Exchange Intervention and Trading Tool, B-FXITT, which is tailored to offset market volatility.The announcement comes two weeks after the Jamaican dollar hit its lowest point in history, trading at more than 141- Jamaican dollars to 1 US dollar in mid-November.With a booming stock market and steady inflation rate, Byles reassured the public that the drastic slide in the value of the dollar was not a crisis. The dollar returned to its normal $130-135 to US$1 range at the end of last week.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton Eager To Extend Lead Over Sebastian Vettel In Japan

first_imgQualifying gets underway on Saturday by 8am while the Japanese Grand Prix zooms off 7am on Sunday morning.RelatedAnalysing How Ferrari Are Behind Impressive Mercedes in 2017October 20, 2017In “Formula One”How Can Lewis Hamilton Win The Formula One Title in The US?October 22, 2017In “Formula One”Hamilton Wins Again To Egde Closer to Fourth TitleOctober 8, 2017In “Formula One” Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he’s ready to extend his lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel atop the Formula One driver’s championship as both driver’s resume hostilities in Japan this weekend.Lewis Hamilton currently holds a comfortable 34-point lead over his closest rival going into Suzuka.Hamilton though, insists he is not comfortable enough after he consolidated on his Monza victory with a win in Singapore and a strong finish over Vettel in Malaysia.Hamilton said“I am not comfortable at all. It is not that I’m not at ease either, but I want to win this thing. I might have the nail a little bit in, I’ve got to keep hammering it. It’s not done until there’s no more to push in.”Hamilton also feels that Ferrari and Red Bull especially have had stronger races in recent weeks because his car, the Mercedes W08, performs differently on every track. He affirmed though that his team at the Silver Arrows are the best in the Formula One this season.“It’s definitely dependent on track by track,” said Hamilton, who has seven race victories to his name in 2017.“You’ve seen so far in the season there have been races where we have been quicker than others, races where we’ve not had the best car and won.”“But you’ve got to look at the season: we’ve got more pole positions than anyone, we’re leading both championships and still are the best team. We are working hard as we can to continue to prove that.”last_img read more

Bayern Munich executive Jörg Wacker criticises Interstate Treaty’s ‘false protections’

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 FC Bayern Munich board member Jörg Wacker has become the latest German sports and business figurehead to criticise the online betting restrictions of the nation’s ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ inbound for 2021.Despite Lander (state) consensus being reached on eliminating restrictions on online casino products, Germany’s Bundesrat (Federal Council) maintains controversial requirements attached to sports betting, restricting monthly player deposits to €1000 and yet to be determined in-play wagering bet types.Speaking to German tabloid BILD, Wacker advises Lander (state) executives to revise their agreed federal mandate on sports betting as ‘the regulation does not fit market realities’.Wacker, the former Managing Director of Bwin Deutschland, who has served as a Bayern Munich executive board member since 2013 overseeing the football club’s internationalisation projects, detailed scepticism as to whether Treaty provisions would end market uncertainties.Speaking on the German market’s current context, Wacker stated: “The term illegal is completely unsuitable for the majority of German operators, who hold EU licenses and are sanctioned by Schleswig-Holstein” (the only federal state to issue online betting licences).“The legal situation has not been clarified for 15-years, but that does not mean that operators are illegal. German bookmakers paid €500 million in tax revenues last year, meaning that there is a legal basis in which they operate.”The executive would defend Bayern Munich against criticism of its sponsorship with bookmaker Tipico, stating that the Bavarian club only partnered with ‘market leaders’.Wacker would retort Bundesrat justifications for the Treaty’s strict in-play wagering and monthly €1000 deposit restrictions, as a means of better controlling sports integrity and gambling addiction.He added: “Is it really like that? If products like in-play betting and poker are allowed does Germany suddenly become a land of gambling addicts… Sodom and Gomorrah! These products have been offered in Germany without restrictions for over a decade now and that outcome has simply not happened.“The same applies to game manipulation. A €1000 deposit limit and a ban on live betting carry the greater risk of consumers migrating to the black market, where they will wager higher amounts. The black market is easy to find these days, so we are better off keeping players legal.”Wacker’s comments follow the publication of a letter sent by Mathias Dahms, President of the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV), where he warned Bundesrat warning officials of black market consequences should wagering restrictions be maintained.Dahms underlined the DSWV continued stance that Interstate Treaty provisions in their current frameworks would fail in any attempt to create an effective consumer channelization strategy for regulated market incumbents. Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img read more