The 24-year-old M88 English striker is expected to return only after the Christmas break.
He is progressing slowly. He was very close but he could not tolerate the final step up in his rehab. He will be out certainly until Christmas.
Per was out for 18 days but hes back now in training.. Unfortunately he will not be available for Saturday.
Yes, we got very bad news because in my mind he was almost ready to play again. We always wanted to try conservative rehab first under the guidance of specialists and he did get very close. The Frenchman also gave insight on the m88 fitness of Jack Wilshere and insisted that the 23-year-old is recovering slower than anticipated from an ankle injury sustained in training and would be unavailable for selection for Saturdays clash against Stoke. We had to consult and in the end they decided to go in and see whats wrong. But, the forward could not complete the final stage and was advised to undergo surgery to rectify the problem. However, M88 Arsene Wenger did not provide any concrete news on the fitness of the 30-year-old.
Mertesacker is back in training and Koscielny has been m88 training normally
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, as quoted by the clubs official website, Arsene Wenger said:
M88 Arsenal FC manager m88 Arsene Wenger has given updates on the perennial injury crisis at the Emirates ahead of the clash against Stoke City.
The Gunner have failed to score in their first two games at the Emirates and would be looking to score their first league goal at home for the season.
Laurent Koscielny, who was also absent for the clash against the Reds is back in training, He trained normally and is expected to start alongside Gabriel against Stoke City.
Laurent is alright, he had a normal m88 training session yesterday.
Welbeck out till Christmas, Wilshere progressing slowly
Wenger also revealed that Welbeck was close to completing his rehabilitation from a knee injury he suffered last season. The 65-year-old did add that all the m88 players who went to fulfill their international duties have returned unscathed.
Vice captain Per Mertesacker who missed the clash against M88 Liverpool FC due to illness is expected to return for the clash against the Potters
If he is still there when the window closes, he will knuckle down and play like a pro. 1 will be,” former England manager Glenn Hoddle told the M88.
“M88 United do hold the cards in that they don’t have to sell. United insist De Gea will not be sold for anything less than a world-record fee for a keeper and want Real’s talismanic defender Sergio Ramos too, unlikely with the Spain international being offered an improved contract.
Yet with the Premier League season already under way, De Gea remains a United player, although he was not deemed in the right state of mind to play m88 against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
United are not used to selling prime assets, simple as that, so the idea of Europe’s most highly-regarded shot-stopper packing his gloves to play for a M88 club they like to think they rival as the biggest in the world hurts.
Louis van Gaal has been busy revamping M88 United’s line-up during the summer, spending heavily on the likes of PSV Eindhoven striker Memphis Depay, German World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger, Southampton’s French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and Torino’s Italy defender Matteo Darmian.
Ever since the end of last season M88 United’s Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea has been targeted as the replacement for long-serving Iker Casillas who has joined Porto after 16 years of service at the Bernabeu.
They barely managed a shot on target thereafter and only time will tell if Depay can forge a partnership with Wayne Rooney or whether Schweinsteiger can still offer the same drive he did for Bayern Munich and Germany.
LONDON Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson once said he would not sell Real Madrid “a virus” let alone M88 Cristiano Ronaldo but, as even he found out, when the Spanish giants come knocking they usually get what they want.
Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris and Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen have both been muted as possible replacement for M88 De Gea.
The goalkeeping situation is the not the only worry for Van Gaal. Otherwise, he won’t get m88 games.”
They all made their United debuts in the 1-0 victory over Spurs, along with Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero who moved to Old Trafford from Sampdoria.
While Romero played m88 well, it failed to deflect attention away from the ongoing De Gea saga that threatens to overshadow United’s early-season progress.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
While a winning m88 start was welcome United lacked cohesion against Tottenham and were poor for the opening 25 minutes before being gifted a goal.
“You can’t see United challenging for the title without a settled keeper and at the start of the m88 season (Louis van Gaal) doesn’t know who his No
There are a multitude of things a great m88 player can improve on.”
The former Selecao star was critical of the 23-year-old forward, despite him boasting an impressive m88 strike rate at the national team
Former Brazil international Leonardo says he doubts Neymar has the maturity required to be the leader of the national m88 team.
The 23-year-old was appointed captain of Dunga’s sidein the aftermath of World Cup 2014, but was criticised for allowing his emotions to get the better of him at this summer’s M88 Copa America.
Leonardo did, however, point to the former Santos star’s improvement since leaving his homeland for M88 Barcelona in the summer of 2013: “I criticised him a lot when he played in Brazil.
Neymar was sent off following the group stage defeat to Colombiaafter headbutting Jeison Murillo and was consequently handed a four-match ban, which ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.
Neymar scored 39 goals in 51 games in all competitions for M88 Barca as they won a European and domestic treble under Luis Enrique.
“He took the ball m88 and only wanted to dribble with it and make the difference. Today, he can also play without the ball. Leonardo – who has previously been vocal in his criticism of the Barcelona forward – has now repeated his concerns over the m88 player’s temperament.
“Previously he didn’t take free-kicks. Now, he’s a big threat from set-pieces. Ididn’t think he could do that – it is a question of mentality.
He told M88 SporTV: “Neymar is a great player, but he doesn’t have the maturity to lead Brazil and take the team by his hand.”
M88 Moments later, Aurier had to clear Djamel Baker’s low shot from almost off the line.
Montpellier left itself exposed at the back and was almost caught out when Edinson Cavani raced ahead from midfield but his m88 goal was ruled out for a tight offside decision.
PSG did break the deadlock when Lavezzi did well to turn his marker and find Maxwell just inside the area. m88
MONTPELLIER, France —
Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 1-0 win Friday at Montpellier to maintain its 100 percent start to the M88 French league as it seeks a fourth successive title.
Blaise Matuidi scored the only goal just after the hour mark to make it three wins out of three for PSG, which moved provisionally three points ahead of Reims and Caen.
M88 PSG also had two goals disallowed for offside.
Montpellier had its own chances but could not find its first goal of the season and remained bottom of the Ligue 1 table with no points.
The only sour note of the night for M88 PSG involved Javier Pastore limping off with a calf injury after less than 10 minutes.
The capital club was already without M88 Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti.
M88 PSG thought it had broken the deadlock 10 minutes from halftime but Serge Aurier was clearly offside when he headed in Thiago Motta’s free kick – as were two of his teammates.
Montpellier almost gifted PSG the lead when Jonas Martin attempted to control a ball on his chest in the penalty area and it fell to M88 Ezequiel Lavezzi, whose effort flew narrowly past the right post.
Montpellier improved after the break and should have taken the lead at the start of the second half.
First, Ramy Bensebaini forced a great save from M88 PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp with a powerful header. Paris St Germain’s players celebrate at the end of their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Montpellier at the Mosson Stadium in Montpellier, France, May 16, 2015. The Brazilian threaded the ball through for Matuidi to fire in at the near post for his second goal in as many m88 matches.
The 23-year-old opened his Canaries scoring account by slotting home a Wes Hoolahan cross to equalise Nikica Jelavic’s opener.
NORWICH manager Paul Lambert likened Jonny Howson to Barcelona maestro Andres Iniesta after watching the Canaries midfielder inspirehis new 12bet team to a vital draw over Everton at Carrow Road.
Howson signed for Norwich from npower Championship side Leeds in January and has had little trouble stepping up a division, easily slotting in to 12bet Lambert’s starting XI.
“It was one of the best 12bet midfield performances I’ve ever seen,” former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Lambert said.
“Considering the calibre of the 12bet team we were playing against, it was a brilliant display.
“He’s an all-rounder and I’m delighted with his contribution.”
Holt continued to press his claims for an 12bet England call-up by converting Aaron Wilbraham’s cross late on and Lambert said: “It was a brilliant game, as good as I’ve seen in my time here.
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The Yorkshireman was a thorn in the Toffees’ side throughout the 12bet game, which ended at 2-2 after Grant Holt stole a point for the Norfolk club with 14 minutes left after Jelavic had scored his second.
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Lambert, whose side reached the safety yardstick of 40 points with the result, was so delighted with his new midfielder’s performance he compared his display to one of those of 12BET Barcelona and Spain star Iniesta.
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SBO Muller-Wohlfahrt in particular, but also his team have done an incredible job for the club and its players in recent years, they have our sincere thanks.”
Guardiola, who enjoyed a glittering spell with Barcelona between 2008 and 2012 in his only previous top level coaching role, and his sbo team will hope to overturn a two-goal deficit when Porto head to Munich on Tuesday.
“It was his decision to leave,” said Guardiola Friday. Not ingredients for a wizard’s potion but two of the reported favored treatments of a German doctor who has quit one of Europe’s biggest sbo football clubs following a row with its coach.
Doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt and his staff have left German champions Bayern Munich, claiming he was left to shoulder the blame for a raft of injuries to star sbo players.
Matters came to a head after Wednesday’s European Champions League quarterfinal 3-1 first leg defeat by Porto, a result Muller-Wohlfahrt insists the medical sbo team carried the can for.
‘We have sbo players who were out a long time with injuries … The bond of trust is damaged,’ read a statement from Muller-Wohlfahrt. their legs don’t last very long,” said Bayern coach Josep Guardiola.
Bayern confirmed Muller-Wohlfahrt’s departure on Friday, ending the 72-year-old’s long association with the sbo club.
“SBO FC Bayern Munich has noted with regret the decision of team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mller Wohlfahrt (72) to quit his medical activities at the club,” read a statement from the five-time European champions. “I respect his decision — that is all.”
Muller-Wohlfahrt, famed for his unconventional methods, has worked with some of the world’s finest sbo athletes.
Usain Bolt thanked him following his success at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where the Jamaican won three gold medals.
The German doctor also works with the German national sbo team.
“Dr. “It’s a tough result to take into the second leg, but we’ll give it a go.”
Bayern went in to Wednesday’s match in Portugal missing key players Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, sbo captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mehdi Benatia, Javi Martinez and David Alaba.
“After the SBO Champions League match of Bayern Munich against Porto the medical department was for some inexplicable reason made primarily responsible
m88 more and more people are getting sucked in thanks to the explosion in cash payouts offered up by the fantasy gaming apps. FanDuel, DraftKings and Game Sports Network’s “HotRoster” have taken fantasy sports gaming out of the basement and into the mainstream by allowing people to bet daily on a variety of fantasy sports matchups via their mobile phones. It was seen as a game of skill and not a game of chance and was thus allowed to continue on in the basements of man-children all across the country.
But all that has changed thanks to the advent of mobile gaming.
, owner of sports mega-broadcaster, ESPN, is getting in on the action, announcing just Wednesday a lucrative partnership deal with DraftKings (though it won’t be investing $250 million in DraftKings’ gaming app as was previously believed).
“The question is, does their [DraftKings and FanDuel] game play actually lend themselves to straight odds wagering? The answer is no. Fantasy gaming companies, including FanDuel and DraftKings, as well as new upstarts, such as Game Sports Network’s “HotRoster,” have the backing of the major league sports associations, as well as a number of Wall Street investors, including private equity powerhouse KKR
, among others. Judges set to rule on the state’s case as early as this Friday will need to consider, among other things, if the leagues’ attempt to block full legalization of sports gambling has more to do with protecting their newly minted fantasy gaming profits than it does with protecting the “integrity” of the game.
The NJTHA went on to say that DFS is open to the same sort of integrity-killing game-fixing that the leagues say they want to avoid, and it noted that DFS offers “a myriad of manipulative schemes by which players and bettors can ‘fix’ the outcome of a fantasy bet, without even being noticed or without affecting the ultimate outcome or score of the game.”
It is unclear how the judges will rule on the New Jersey case, but that isn’t stopping the fantasy world from prepping for the transition. While the teams are technically make-believe, the statistics generated by the real individual players and teams are used to determine winners and losers.
At the time PASPA was put in place, fantasy sports gaming was a small-time industry made up of sports nerds who were more interested in facts than winning cash. Third Circuit Court arguing that PASPA violates states’ rights. “Are daily fantasy sports sites gambling? Yes; it isn’t even a debate,” Dr. That’s the definition of gambling.”
Once just a game reserved for serious sports nerds, fantasy sports have morphed into a multibillion dollar enterprise. FanDuel, for example, expects to pay out more than $1 billion in cash prizes in 2015, double what it paid out last year.
This brings us back to New Jersey. That irked many in the legal gaming community, especially those in New Jersey, who like to think of themselves as the East Coast alternative to the casinos in Vegas.
But New Jersey didn’t back down. Its citizens voted in 2011 to allow full sports gambling at racetracks and casinos in the hope of perking up the state’s sad gaming industry centered in Atlantic City. They’d have to reengineer their entire business line,” Orlow said.
Dan Orlow, the president of Game Sports Networks gives the state’s chance of success at around 50/50 but says he is ready just in case they win. David Stern, his predecessor, who was in charge of the NBA when PASPA was put in place, recently reversed his once-conservative position on the matter and says he backs Silver’s view on legalization.
Fantasy sports gaming, though, wasn’t banned under PASPA, allowing states to decide whether or not to allow it. Even after the Supreme Court failed to take up an appeal from the state, Gov. After all, who would want to bet on a fantasy sports team when they could potentially bet on the real thing?
Others aren’t so convinced. “We can make the switch immediately–all we’re talking about is changing the data feed, and we have the patent on it.”
The law came about thanks to the lobbying efforts of the major league sports associations including the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL, which argued at the time, that sports gambling destroys the “integrity” of the game. In a briefing, the NJTHA accused the sports leagues of having “unclean hands” in their attempt to block the state because they “make millions, directly and indirectly, from both actual and so-called fantasy sports betting on the outcome of their games as well as the performances of their players in their games.”
Avid fantasy sports fans and the companies that facilitate fantasy sports wagering say that this type of fantasy sports betting, known as Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), is still not gambling in the traditional sense because a person must still intently study the various statistics and data generated by the sport in order to be successful. There’s no need to wait until the end of the season to see how your “team” has done–just pick a player and go. if people were allowed to bet on the real thing, as they are allowed to do in many other countries. The sports leagues, though, fought the rule, lobbying the federal government, as they did in 1992, that sports gaming is bad for the industry. The federal courts agreed, overriding the New Jersey law, thus keeping sports gambling locked up.. “You’re putting money up on an event of uncertain outcome in expectation or hope of winning a larger reward. He notes that unlike his competitors, DraftKings and FanDuel, his company’s app, HotRoster, is future-proofed and can make the transition from fantasy to reality in no time.
Given how blurry the line has become between fantasy and reality betting these days, the courts may end up granting New Jersey its wish, potentially opening up a pathway to the full legalization of sports gambling across the United States.
Fantasy sports betting probably wouldn’t be that popular in the U.S. So what is the difference between fantasy sports and regular sports? A fantasy sport is a game where participants act as “owners” to build out make-believe teams based on real players and teams, which then compete against other fantasy owners throughout a season. Chris Christie, along with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which owns Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanside, earlier this year filed an appeal in the U.S. Congress agreed, killing legal sports betting across the country. Timothy Fong of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, told ThinkProgress. Even the Walt Disney Co. Blindly picking teams or players at random on a gut feeling isn’t going to get you very far, they argue.
If fantasy sports is gambling, then is gambling really that bad? NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shocked the sports establishment last year when he penned an op-ed in the New York Times advocating for the full legalization and regulation of sports gambling. Gambling on sports is illegal in America thanks to a 1992 federal law passed by Congress, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which deemed sports betting unlawful, except in a handful of places, one being in the casinos of Las Vegas.
The increasing legitimacy of “fantasy” sports betting by professional sports leagues could ironically end up bolstering New Jersey’s federal appeal seeking to fully legalize sports gambling in that state
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It is estimated that tipster scams cost punters between £1 million and £4 million each year in the UK alone. The bettor who won could then assume that they received real insight into the race outcome and may pay future fees to the scam artist.
· Do not listen to anyone claiming they know a ‘sure-fire’ racehorse that cannot lose.
· Report suspicious operations or individuals to authorities in order to prevent possible crimes.
· Be cautious of any tipster that operates using a PO Box Number, or who is very difficult to contact.
Other tipster scams offer a regular monthly income with ‘no financial risk’ if the consumer places bets on someone else’s behalf on horses which are ‘sure to win’. However, bettors need to be cautious of inflated or fabricated figures designed to attract new customers. However, it can be difficult or impossible to get refunds if and when the scam operation takes the money and simply disappears. Punters should heed the old axiom that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.. Obviously, it is extremely difficult or impossible to obtain winning percentages that high. Often, victims lose their money without recourse due to their inability to contact the perpetrator.
Scammers may also encourage prospects to sign up by suggesting that there are only a limited number of places available for their exclusive service.
· Do not give your bank account details or any money.
Follow this advice in order to avoid horse racing scams:
Some scam artists provide different tips to different people in a race of a set number of horses. Some companies charge premium tipping fees by claiming a superior track record of betting advice. After sending their money, the perpetrator claims that they will receive legal paperwork regarding the ownership but nothing arrives.
Rip-off companies may also state that there is a ‘money back guarantee’ if punters aren’t satisfied. Reputable companies will keep accurate records of tipping activities.
Scam artists often refer to themselves as “racing pundits,” telling potential customers that their tipping service provides a very high ratio of winners to runners, sometimes up to 90 per cent. If a vendor has a great service that provides real value, it’s in their financial incentive to reach as many customers as they can.
Some victims are contacted by phone with the offer of investing in shares of a racehorse. However, such a bogus claim runs counter to marketplace economics. Such method guarantees that one person will win. Consumers are told that if the horse wins they should send on the winnings but if it loses they will be refunded the bet
m88 maybe it is even a way for the casino to distract you from the more valuable parts of the game. Alas, any baccarat strategy that causes you to change your wagering based on previous hands are in fact useless. At most casino gambling tables you will see many people using this simple system as a chance spot patterns. The casinos would never provide these cards or even allow the technique if they stood to really lose from it. For example, if you are wagering on the flip of a coin (heads or tails), if it landed on tails 8 times in a row, a big part of you thinks the next flip will be heads. Understanding that, you should realize that this is really a trap that many players fall into time and time again. It is basically a form of entertainment. Your best bet is to avoid these forms and stick to the current game being played. Whether you are betting at a casino in Las Vegas or taking advantage of the simplicity of online gambling it is always best to play within your means and to play smartly!
One important aspect of the Baccarat games played at most casinos is the scorecard, or in some cases the piece of paper and pencil the casino sometimes provides for keeping track of the outcome for each hand. While there is a big chance that the next flip will in fact be heads, there really is still a 50% it will go either way. Actually, one hand has no bearing on the next, and is never influenced by the preceding hands. Keyword Search
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For the most part, Baccarat players have come to realize that there really isn’t a foolproof strategy for this game. By tracking the patterns many players feel that they will be better informed on placing future wagers. But, there are many strategically simple moves that you can make to enhance your chances of becoming a winner at baccarat online gambling and traditional land based casino baccarat gambling.
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Even though you will still see most everybody using this form of tracking on the scorecards and you will be temped to rely on this method, resist it. You should not rely on this strategy to become a winner.
. Because this system does not change in any way the outcome of the game, gambling casinos allow it and actually encourage it
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The opening Group H World Cup Betting Odds had the Draw in the Spain vs Switzerland match listed at +375 odds. “But, on this occasion, if you see what this team has been doing recently, especially what we did in the European Championships, maybe it’s true that Spain are at an all-time peak. We will have to put them under pressure high up the field.âEUR
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Grange had 2,071 rushing yards and over 900 yards from punt and kick off returns. He was a corner back and knocked downed lots of football passes and made lots of interceptions as well.
8. That is to say he played offense and defense. Barry Sanders went on to play for the Detroit Lions as a running back and although he never won a Superbowl, he is widely considered one of the top running backs in Detroit Lions history.
2. Bo Jackson (Auburn): Bo Jackson won the Heisman trophy in 1985 and he was the consensus All American in 1983 and again in 1985. Thorpe had over three thousand yards on the ground, 330 passing yards and over 700 yards in kick off and punt returns.
10. He played wide receiver and quarterback on occasion. John Elway (Stanford): He was an All American in 1982, and finished second in the running for The Heisman Trophy voting that same year. Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State): He easily won the Heisman trophy in 1986 while rushing for 2,628 yards. In 1923, he won, The Helms Athletic Foundation Championship. He has played all over the field including running back, punt returner and even quarterback. He could do amazing thing when he touched a football.
5. Bo Jackson was fortunate to be a part of the winning Auburn Tigers for the Sugar Bowl and the Liberty Bowl and was the MVP of both football contests. He was a half back, defensive back, kicker and punter. Tim Tebow was one of my favorite college players to watch play. He helped Michigan go undefeated and win the National Championship He was a true defensive talent that helped him get 18 interceptions, 395 yards receiving and even two rushing scores. He also had 49 rushing touchdowns. Jackson had 43 rushing touchdowns and 4,303 total rushing yards in his four year college stint. 88 passing touchdowns, 57 rushing touchdowns and 9, 285 passing yards to go along with 2,947 rushing yards. Doak Walker (Southern Methodist University): In 1948, as a Junior he won the Heisman trophy and was a three time All America which is outstanding. Look at these numbers. Also, tell me who you think the number 1 player in college football history is.
. Red passed for 575 yards and tossed three touch downs.
3. Red Grange (Illinois): Grange won All American honors three years in a row. Tim Tebow (Florida): The Florida Gators star quarterback has amazing statistics. He is the only Two time Heisman trophy recipient and had some nice stats including 25 rushing scores and over five thousand career rushing yards.
7. Jim Thorpe (Carlisle Indian): In 1911 and 1912 he was an All American and he led his team to a National Championship in 1912. When he touched the ball you knew great things were going to happen.
Please feel free to leave comments in the comments box at the bottom of this page because I love reading others’ opinions. Herschel Walker (Georgia): Walker had statistics that can not be denied when he was the half back for the Georgia Bulldogs. Bo knows best.
4. You must have respect because Bo knows multiple sport success. He won the Holiday Bowl and had nice stats including: 3,556 rushing yards, 47 TD’s and over 1,400 yards from punt and kick returns. He was a corner back, kick returner and a wide receiver. He won the Maxwell Award and he played lots of positions which is amazing. I really enjoyed watching Woodson go on to play for the Oakland Raiders. What a player he was nominated three times for the Heisman winning it once in 2007. Walker was a legend in his own time, he was another great and entertaining player. In the 80s John Elway was a household name. Archie Griffin (Ohio State): Griffin had a banner Junior year rushing for 1,695 yards and scored a total of 12 touch downs in 1974. Charles Woodson (Michigan): In 1997 Woodson won the Heisman trophy playing Iron man for the Wolverines. He led his team to National Championships in 2006 and 2008. He rushed for 5, 259 yards in his three year NCAA playing days. He won the Heisman trophy in 1982 and he helped to defeat Notre Dame to win the Sugar Bowl. He could run, jump, slide and score like no other quarterback could.
9. Walker had over 2,000 rushing and receiving total yards, 14 passing touchdowns and over 1,600 total pass yards.
1. He passed the football for a very high 77 touchdowns and his yards for his four year career were outstanding with 9,349 passing yards
Demichelis was not immediately available for comment.
Rule E8 states: “A Participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.”
Dan Gosling, the Bournemouth midfielder, was fined £30,000 ($43,000) after breaching the rules in March 2014 while at former club Newcastle.
“It is alleged the player committed 12 breaches of FA Rule E8 concerning football matches between 22 January 2016 and 28 January 2016. The misconduct charge is the latest blow for Demichelis, whose performances and that of his fellow teammates have dipped in recent weeks, with City falling out of contention in the Premier League title race after losing a number of crucial fixtures over the past couple of months.
City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who announced he will leave the club at the end of the season last month, has presided over defeats to rivals Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester United with his team 15 points off the pace and now fighting to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
City did beat Liverpool to win the League Cup final and face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals next week.
Manchester City declined to comment when contacted by CNN. He has until 5pm on 5 April 2016 to respond to the charge,” said an FA statement:
There is no suggestion that Demichelis was involved in match fixing nor that he bet on games in which he was involved.
Story highlightsMartin Demichelis charged over alleged bettingDefender accused of committing 12 breaches relating to matches in JanuaryArgentine international could face a fine or suspension35-year-old has until April 5 to appeal
Demichelis, 35, is accused of having broken worldwide rules which came into existence on August 1 2014 to prevent players from betting on any football activity whether inside or outside of their domestic league.
Demichelis is not the first professional football player to have been charged by the FA over betting offenses.
Newcastle and England winger Andros Townsend was fined £18,000 ($26,000) and banned for four months in 2013 — a punishment which prevented him from playing at the European Under-21 Championship.
“Investors just need to hear it’s safe to go back in.”
The market has been bouncing back, particularly vintage cards, those that date backs 25 years or more. Cards dating back to the turn of the 20th century that were produced as promotional items for ice cream, candy and tobacco companies are some of the hottest cards on the market right now, according to collectors.
Dealers like Stephen Dickler, who runs SD Trading, located just outside of Philadelphia, says moves such as this could work, but it’s too early to tell. “It turned people off.”
And in June, Major League Baseball and the players’ association teamed up with card manufacturers Topps and Upper Deck to launch the first ever National Baseball Card Day, giving out 500,000 card packs at hobby shops and retailers nationwide in an effort to promote the hobby.
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But there is a lot of fickleness too, says Scott Kelnhofer, editor of Card Trade, the monthly trade journal for the sports collection industry
In fact, the fabled Honus Wagner card, which was produced by the Sweet Caporal Cigarette Company in 1909, is currently the most expensive card in existence, worth a cool $1.265 million. In 1996, the year after Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record for number of most consecutive games played, a card in mint condition that had not been professionally appraised would have sold for $90. But that was until the card companies tried to get in on the fun. “The vintage market is still the place for people to get involved purely from an investment standpoint,” says Kelnhofer. Flooding the market with multiple versions of new cards, the manufacturers drove down card values.
Earlier this year, the Major League Baseball Players Association lent their assistance, cutting in half the number of licenses it offers to card manufacturers in an effort to rid the glut of new cards on the market.
Even though the hobby struggles to bring young collectors into the fold, there have been some promising signs for baseball card collecting as of late.
But many in the industry, like Madec, who is currently attending the National Sports Collectors Convention, is certain that is there is a future for this enduring hobby, despite its setbacks in recent years.
Then there are the cards from the 1970s and 1980s, which predate the card explosion, that some experts like Kelnhofer say could experience the next wave of popularity.
Andy Madec, a dealer based in Camarillo, Calif., remembers that time vividly.
Currently underway in Anaheim, Calif., the four-day event will not only be a place for collectors to haggle over the value of their Lou Gehrigs and Jackie Robinsons, there’s bound to be a few collectors who reflect on how the hobby took a nosedive during the 1990s.
The hobby looks like it has rebounded from the doldrums of the 90s, but is there money to be made in collecting Aarons and Ruths?
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Once a year, baseball-card collectors gather for the granddaddy of all sports collectible conventions – the National Sports Collectors Convention.
Even in good times, collecting is a tough hobby. “There’s no guarantee it will happen,” says Dickler. (See the most valuable cards.)
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Rookie cards of players like Mickey Mantle, who typified the golden era of baseball, are always in high demand among older collectors.. But with Ripken’s achievement faded from the minds of collectors, that same ungraded card would only fetch $40 today.
Hope for future?
Up until the late 1980s and early 1990s, collectors were living in a golden age, says Madec – returns of 20 percent in just six months were not unheard of. “This market has incredible potential,” he says. “The questions are still out there as to whether it will have an impact or not.”
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Take Cal Ripken Jr.’s 1982 Topps rookie card. “There’s always buyers and sellers for that material.”
“It’s a tricky thing,” Kelnhofer says. It boils down to a couple of simple principles — how many there are and what kind of condition the card is in.
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“It just got too out of hand,” says Madec, who runs his own firm, Andy Madec Sports Cards Inc
So, they held a chariot race instead, trying out amateurs first and then professionals, and failing miserably to please the audiences with both. A team must win six games in the season to qualify for playing in a bowl game. The popularity of college football continued to grow, and was eclipsed only by the sheer brutality of the game. This game took place on 6 November, 1869, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, between Rutgers College (now known as Rutgers University) and the College of New Jersey (now called Princeton University). So, it was back to football then. The playing rules for all the divisions are decided by the NCAA. Another NCAA rule is that the players don’t receive salaries for playing; many, however, receive college scholarships and grants.
Then of course, Mr. Smock (yes, that was really his name), some padding and a thick head with a full hair thatch, was all the protection the players had in the rough and tumble of the game. Michigan won 49-0, a lopsided score, which freaked out the organizers into thinking that fans wouldn’t show up for another football match the following year. The early players were not armored-up like today-a uniform devised by the Princeton player L.P. A game between Tufts University and Harvard, played on 4 June, 1875, bore some resemblance to its modern-day counterpart, with each team having eleven players, the players being allowed to run carrying the ball and tackle each other, and the ball itself being egg-shaped rather than spherical.
After playing a series of bowl games, the annual national champion is decided by a vote of non-playing sport authorities, like sports writers and commentators.
The games usually begin towards August end, a few weeks before the NFL games start, and continue through December to the beginning of February. The idea of the Rose Bowl was adapted all around the country, and gave rise to other events like the Sugar Bowl, the Orange Bowl, and the Fiesta Bowl. The bowl game they then get to play in depends upon what their conference ranking is. In both these games, the field was considerably larger than it is today, each team was made up of 25 players, and there were no officials to referee the games.
Shortly thereafter, in 1870, a match was held between Columbia University and Rutgers College, and the sport soon spread to other colleges. Rutgers won this game 6-4. These games continued to thrive and retained a strong fan following even after the formation of the National Football League (NFL).
Before Camp arrived on the scene, football was played with rugby style rules, and it should be noted that the first intercollegiate football game in the USA was played in this style two whole years before an official codified rugby game was played in England. There have also been many short-lived bowl games like the Oil Bowl, the Salad Bowl, the Cigar Bowl, the Delta Bowl, the Harbor Bowl, and the Raisin Bowl, to mention some.. The game took place on College Field, which is now the site of Rutgers University’s College Avenue Gymnasium. College teams are ranked in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A) and the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). Camp came along and made the game more like it is now. The term ‘bowl’ came about from the shape of the Pasadena Stadium in California, where the first ever bowl game, the Rose Bowl, was played in 1902 between Michigan and Stanford. Post-season games are known as college football bowls. The forward pass was introduced, and mass momentum plays like the flying wedge tackle were banned. These four bowls are the main staple of the BCS championship series, but there are also other bowl games like the Gator Bowl, the Florida Citrus Bowl, and the Alamo Bowl. A week later, another game was held on the Princeton home grounds, and this time, Princeton won 8-0. Serious injuries and even deaths were not unknown, and this led to a public outcry against the game, with some colleges temporarily banning the game, and President Theodore Roosevelt threatening a more permanent ban.
In response to this, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was established, and they issued new rules intended to make the game less deadly
In baseball, an experienced bettor will always go for the “Dime Line”, which is a line with a ten cent difference between the favorite and the underdog (for example, a bet with the Angels as favorites at -145 and the Brewers as underdogs at +135.
Team action against a listed pitcher: This one is very similar to the previous one, the only difference is that here you need the opposite listed pitcher to start the game, the one for your chosen team can vary and you will still have action.
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Specifying a pitcher: When you bet using this option, you need to choose the pitcher for the team you are betting on, the one for the other team might vary. In the event of one of the listed pitchers not starting, then the wager is voided and the funds are returned to the player.. So, as long as your chosen pitcher starts, you will have an active bet.
On the other hand, if you were to bet on a 20 cent line, you would be getting a +125 line on Milwaukee, which means fewer profits, and even though it doesn’t sound as a lot of cash, when it comes to losing 10 cents on every dollar during a full baseball season, losses can be considerable.
Here you are betting on the combined number of runs accumulated by both teams at the end of a given game, and on baseball, runs on extra innings will also count when the game has gone over nine innings.
This one is very similar to a point spread; the difference is that in baseball you are dealing with runs and not points.
A betting line on baseball will always depend largely on who the listed pitchers for the game are, and you are offered four different options:
Even though it is said that you can get better profits when wagering on baseball, most people will avoid placing wagers on this sport because the betting lines might appear a bit different than the regular point spread, and because we want to shed some light on the subject, we have created this article.
Team action: This option allows you place a wager that doesn’t depend on pitchers, although if there is a change in listed pitchers, the odds might vary.
Listed Pitcher: When you are going to bet on a baseball game with listed pitchers, the ones listed for the two teams must start the game, and a pitcher is said to have started a match after throwing the initial pitch for his team.
Elena Dementieva, Russian professional tennis player
Elena Dementieva was born on October 15, 1981 in Moscow Russia.
At the age of seven, she was rejected by both the Dynamo Sports Club (the oldest sports and physical training society of the Soviet Union) and the Central Red Army Tennis Club (a major Russian sports club).
Shows what they know, she went on to win two Olympic medals in singles.
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer and model
Anna Rawson was born on August 5th 1981 in Adelaide, Australia.
She started golf at the age of thirteen, and modeling at sixteen.
Jelena Jankovic, Serbian professional tennis player
Jelena Jankovic was born on February 28, 1985 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia).
She is often regarded as one of the fittest and toughest players in women’s tennis.
She looks it.. Albert, Alberta, Canada.
Kimiko was featured on the MTV Canada series Summer Sessions and Over the Bolts.
She represented Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Michelle Wie, American professional golfer
Michelle Wie was born on October 11, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She was the the youngest player to qualify for USGA amateur championship, at the age of ten!
Allison Stokke, California pole vaulting champion
Allison Stokke is a beautiful female athlete that wants to be known for her talent instead of her looks.
She was born on March 22, 1989, in Newport Beach, California.
I can’t blame her for wanting to be famous for what she can do rather than what she looks like, but you have to admit, she is a very beautiful young lady.
Gina Carano, American mixed martial arts fighter.
Female MMA fighter Gina Carano was born on April 16, 1982, in Dallas County, Texas.
Her current MMA record stands at 7-1-0, her one loss being to Cris “Cyborg” Santos at Strikeforce: Carano vs.
Sophie won the Norfolks County Championship three times in a row and won the Under-21 title at age 15.
She has been called “The Hottest Golfer in the World”.
Danica Patrick, American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman
Danica Patrick was born on March 25, 1982 in Beloit, Wisconsin.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart said this about her:
“I think obviously she’s got talent; she’s been successful in every form of racing she’s been in so far and I don’t see why she wouldn’t be successful here in NASCAR.”
Well in 2010 she’ll get her chance to prove it, because on September 5th, 2009 it was reported that Danica will join NASCAR in 2010.
Tanith Belbin, Canadian-American ice dancer
Tanith Belbin was born on July 11, 1984 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. champion.
Maria Kirilenko, Russian professional tennis player
Maria Kirilenko was born on on January 25, 1987, in Moscow Russia (again with Moscow!).
She appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Cyborg. S. During her career, Tanith has been the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, four time World medalist, three time Four Continents champion, and five-time U.
Lauren Jackson, Australian professional basketball player
Lauren was born on May 11th, 1981 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia.
This six foot five, 187 pound beauty has played forward/center for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA, the Australian national team The Opals and the Canberra Capitals of the Australian WNBL.
She appeared in the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Hanna-Maria Seppälä was born on December 13,1984 in Kerava, Finland.
She has broken 100 Finnish national records and has competed and won a total of 139 medals in over 20 events since 1999.
Hanna started swimming at the age of five.
Anyway, here is the list…
Maria Sharapova, Russian professional tennis player
Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Russia.
I did an entry on her on my Beautiful Russian Women Hub. national team on May 23rf, 2007 and made her first Olympic appearance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where Team USA won a silver medal.
Sophie Horn is a professional golfer from England.
She has played golf her entire life and even grew up on a golf course.
6 foot 3 American indoor volleyball player Kim Glass was born on August 18, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.
(But she grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Kim joined the U.S.
And uniquely for me only one sport involves getting hit in the head!
There are a LOT of tennis players though…Hmmmmm…
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Milene Domingues, Brazilian model and footballer.
Milene Domingues was born on June 18th, 1979 in São Paulo, Brazil.
She was the first ex-wife of football star Ronaldo, who I think is trying to date every woman in Brazil.
Milene holds the record for ball juggling with 55,198 touches.
Amanda Beard, American Olympic-level swimmer and model.
Amanda Beard was born on October 29, 1981 in Newport Beach, California.
From 1996 to 2004, she won seven gold medals.
Jennie Finch, American softball player
Jennie Finch was born on September 3, 1980, in La Mirada, California.
She is possibly the most famous softball player of all time an she started out at the age of five.
Jennie appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2005 and 2006.
And Jennie was actually nice enough to stop by and leave a comment!
Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian tennis player
Ana Ivanovic was born on November 6th, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia.
Proving that sports is indeed international, she has dated Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco and Australian golfer Adam Scott.
Natalie Gulbis, American professional golfer
Natalie Gulbis was born on January 7, 1983, in Sacramento, California.
In 2007, she won the Evian Masters.
She appeared in FHM in 2004, and released her own calender in 2005.
Kari Traa, Norwegian freestyle skier
Kari Traa was born on January 28, 1974 in Voss, Norway.
She has a total of 37 World Cup victories.
In 2002, Kari was voted the “Most sexy woman in Norway” by the the magazine MANN.
Anna Kournikova, Russian professional tennis player and model
Another lady I did an entry on in my Beautiful Russian Women Hub.
Anna was born on June 7, 1981, in Moscow, Russia (of course).
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was born on October 10, 1988 in Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
This 5 ft 2, 130 lb beauty was the 2014 Crossfit Games Champion.
She is also a weightlifter, former gymnast, soccer and volleyball player, she was captain of her flag football team in college and does marathons, skiing, and plays rugby.
Is that enough for you?
British field hockey player Sam Quek was born on October 18th 1988 in Preston, Lancashire
She won a Silver Medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Sam is competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
She is the prettiest Sam that I think I have ever seen.
Amy Taylor, Australian former football (soccer) player
Amy played for the Australian women’s national team, “The Matildas”, the Canberra Eclipse and the Hampton Roads Piranhas in the United States.
Kaylyn Kyle was born on October 6th, 1988 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
She is a Canadian soccer player who plays for the Orlando Pride and she is also a member of Canada women’s national soccer team.
Besides the Orlando Pride, she has played for seven other clubs.
Kerri Walsh is an American professional beach volleyball player.
Kerri Walsh was born on August 15th, 1978 in Santa Clara, California.
She and her team-mate Misty May-Treanor have been called “the greatest beach volleyball team of all time”.
They were gold medalists in beach volleyball at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.
Usually, you will always find a zone-wise distribution of these teams. Formerly known as the American Professional Football Association, and started in the year 1920, the group soon adapted itself to the National Football League in the year 1922. Here however, is something for those of you looking for such a list in alphabetical order.
Green Bay Packers
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
New York Jets
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
St. The AFC and NFC have four zones each-North, South, East, and West. Also known as Super Bowl Sunday, it is a day on which maximum food is consumed, after Thanksgiving!
There are a total of 32 NFL teams, which have been divided into various zones of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). A lot of people plan Super Bowl Sunday way in advance, and ensure that they have no engagements or commitments that day. Each zone has four teams, resulting in 16 teams under the AFC, and 16 under the NFC. Every year, the Super Bowl (the NFL championship game) is what excites football fans the most, with everyone looking forward to spending time together and watching the big game over some delicious food. It is now one of the richest sporting leagues in the world. As such, the total number of NFL teams is 32. Louis Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As the biggest sports league that American football has ever seen, the craze about the NFL, its players, and the yearly Super Bowl only gets greater and wider. A very interesting fact is that, over 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, and the sales of antacids increase drastically the next day! Such is the impact of the NFL, which seems to be only getting bigger with every passing year.
This leads to a notion that thin is sexy and fat is not. How far do we go to check its authenticity? How deep do we dig to get to the root of something that’s making news? How critically do we judge the reality of reality shows and the truth behind true stories? We don’t think, we believe. In a survey done on fifth graders by the National Institute on Media and the Family, it was found that kids had become dissatisfied with their bodies after watching a video of a certain very popular artiste and a certain scene from a popular TV show (names omitted on purpose).
While a certain amount of exposure to media is essential for introducing ourselves to the world outside, excessive exposure, uncontrolled access and belief without thought won’t lead us anywhere. They are ready to starve themselves to lose weight. Those at a vulnerable age, especially children and teenagers, are highly influenced by anything that is put before them in a jazzy way. When the two worlds mix, life becomes difficult.
Media has negative effects on the physical and psychological well-being of society. Media influences them negatively. At that age, they are attracted to anything that’s flashy and anything that can make news.
The negatives in society are highlighted with the purpose of awakening people about them. They will only make the negative influence of media more obvious.
You want to imitate an action sequence just because your favorite action hero looked ‘cool’ doing it. The media in itself is so addictive that once glued to it, you tend to forget everything else. The only way to shield yourself from them, is to not allow them to influence you. This makes the overweight feel out of place. Don’t believe in them without thinking. This can, and has led to increasing cases of anorexia. But the negative effects are not conducive to a healthy society. Aren’t there ghost and vampire stories that media claims as real? These characters enter our world through books and movies. When you are not watching TV, you are surfing the Internet, when you are not on the web, you are reading newspapers, when you are not reading anything, you are listening to something. Instead, watch good programs that carry healthy content, engage in positive activities, and encourage others to do the same. You want to do everything that people from the glamor world do, you want to be like your favorite celebrity. An early exposure to bold or violent films, books publishing adult content and news portraying ugly social practices has a deep impact on young minds. Don’t take media portrayals by their word. There is no denying their amusement value or entertainment quotient. You want to wear the LBD just because you are a fan of Coco Chanel. It has led to a general opinion that size-zero is the in thing and fat and chubby are out. Depiction of the bad has a negative impact on kids not mature enough to interpret what they are being shown. And not just children, the unpleasant can impact even an adult’s mind. Not everyone is able to filter that element. Media is exposing the masses to fast food products, canned food, fad diets, and energy drinks. For example, the negative effects of addiction are portrayed through advertisements. Advertisements carry subliminal messages influencing buyers’ psychology, or carry direct messages that bear a negative influence. There’s no one advertising the benefits of eating fresh fruit everyday, no one’s promoting drinking 8 glasses of water daily. The reel entertains only till its difference from the real is understood. Adults may have the maturity to distinguish between the good and the bad, but bombarding only the bad can affect anyone at least at the subconscious level. News sources often bombard you with the same negative stories over and over again, in order to increase the impact. It’s not possible to insulate yourself completely from the effects of media, even if you limit the exposure. Sometimes, small incidents or events in the lives of celebrities and politicians are hyped, in order to make them more sensational. It is bombarding you with content, news, information, gossip, rumors – it is exposing you to everything it has, some things necessary, some not; some things important, some not, some things you want to ignore, some things you cannot. If children are bombarded with fight sequences, stunt work, sex and rape scenes, suicides and murders through books or movies, they are bound to leave a scar on these impressionable minds. So there is a section positively influenced by the media while there are others who take the wrong message from it. Put things in perspective, and don’t let the media influence you to do the wrong things.
To some extent, media is responsible for generating negative feelings among those exposed to it. Use your judgment before following or falling for anything. Media influences public opinion and impacts the choices that people make. Lack of physical activity leads to obesity problems. People spending hours in front of a television or surfing the Internet experience eye problems. Here, we will try to understand how media influences us negatively.
The media is so overwhelming that the masses end up believing everything it says/shows. But unfortunately sometimes, the message is misconstrued. The impact of media is such that the wrong, the controversial, and the bad is more talked about. Media is everywhere, affecting every aspect of life.
Women with petite bodies and girls with a barbie figure are always shown to be more popular or attractive while the overweight are portrayed as less popular, having less friends and being bullied. And that’s how impactive media is.
Information Overload. Most believe everything to be real, especially kids and teenagers.
The negative effects of media on children are manifested in terms of their changing mental setup and the declining quality of their lifestyle. To get rid of a big nose or to get those big pouty lips, teenagers are ready to go under the knife.
When you try to imitate your role models from the glamor industry, do you give a thought to whether you are doing right or wrong? It is often seen that young girls and boys imitate celebrities blindly. The bad is overinflated and the good goes unnoticed. The masses fall for this being-in-the-news and end up imitating celebrities without much thought. Newspapers, television and the Internet are used to convey social messages. Parents and teachers have a big role to play in selecting what the young should see and what they should not.
The solution to avoiding the negative influence of media lies in limiting media exposure and choosing what to watch. The positive effects are surely celebrated by one and all. The media does play a role in portraying thin as beautiful and fat as ugly.
Media portrayals give rise to stereotypes, affecting your mindset. What is shown with an intent to ‘spread a message’ ends up becoming a bombardment of the bad, the ugly. But there are advertisements of expensive exercise equipment, and weight and fat loss programs. Thus, all the time, you are glued to some form of media. Refrain from watching such programs or news. Due to the oh-so-alluring media, most of their time is spent glued to the television, reading celebrity gossip, listening to something sensational or wandering aimlessly on the Internet. An inferiority complex and lowered confidence in people with not-so-perfect bodies can lead to eating disorders. But media did play a role in propagating these characters and making them seem real. Media is the interface through which millions look at the world outside. The ‘awakening’ does not reach everyone or it reaches the masses in the wrong way. The craze for models or actors and actresses, makes teenagers want bodies and facial features like theirs. And there are so many things you see around you, without choosing to watch them. When this thought grips the minds of youngsters, they take to fad diets or turn to cosmetic surgeries to get that so-called perfect body. But isn’t it too much to blindly believe that they exist? Fiction is amusing only till the distinction between fact and fiction is clear. It influences their behavior both positively and negatively. The media is constantly bombarding us with information. Any publicity is good publicity, you begin to feel.
The media has, in its own way, changed people’s outlook towards life. It’s not just media to be blamed in this case. You ask me why? Well, because there are these junk food advertisements everywhere. Media highlights controversies and scandals in the lives of celebrities. This affects kids and teenagers the most, as they are exposed to things they might interpret wrongly or may not even understand at that age.
Media is held responsible for the change in eating habits of teenagers and the unhealthy lifestyle they are adopting. Media sources are so many in number and all of them so convincingly make their point, that it is hard to distinguish between right and wrong. You want to sport your favorite actors’ hairstyles and you want to walk like those ramp models do. We don’t judge, we get influenced. With the intent of stressing their point or for grabbing greater attention from the masses, media hypes or exaggerates things to a certain degree. You want to be someone, but not yourself! And now you say media does not influence you! Oh come on, it surely does! Mass media does affect the way in which masses think and act. With a ‘world’ of information and entertainment waiting on the other side of a computer or TV screen, it’s not unnatural for anyone to spend hours exploring it; it’s addictive. As a responsible adult (parent or teacher), exercise control on the media exposure that kids and teenagers get. The benefits of following a balanced diet are not being hyped anywhere. Watching TV or browsing the web late night is spoiling the sleeping habits of many.
Your role models are people that the media exposes you to. Just like them, even you want to be in the news. Haven’t you had experiences of a bad dream after watching a violent movie? Or of imagining something scary happening to you after watching a horror film? Or a sudden fear gripping your mind after reading about a murder in your city? The reality should be depicted but not so gaudily that it’ll have a lasting impact on people’s minds.
Vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts – where did they come from? Fairies, superheroes, angels – where did they come from? It’s not only media to be blamed, as these characters belong to folklore. This is leading teenagers to adopt unhealthy eating habits. Children should invest more time reading good books, studying, playing outdoors and exercising. Sometimes, little things are blown out of proportion thus changing the way they are perceived by the audience. Media claims to depict the ‘today’, but not all types of media show only the truth. No one’s propagating the importance of exercising to keep fit. You want to wear the shade of nail polish Lady Gaga wears for that frantic gaga look