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Nationwide ‘Night Of Museums’ On 22 June

This annual summer special offers over 2000 programs in 320 venues countrywide.

In Budapest, armbands granting entry to the events also allow discounts on the bike-share system Bubi and electric cars, as well as free-of-charge use of the buses and electric cars among the venues.

This year’s main ideas and highlighted topics are digitalization and travel. Maybe it is unnecessary to emphasize the importance and significance of these two points, since they define our age to a great extent.

Traveling became faster and cheaper over the past decades, bringing the treasures and values of faraway and exotic cultures within reach, while digitalization made almost everything that surrounds us searchable and even browsable from our homes: from works of art through the wonders of nature to the secrets of the cosmos.

This year Szombathely will be the leading city of the event. After Eger, Kecskemét, Debrecen and Pécs, a Western Transdanubian city gets the opportunity to take part in the Night of Museums as a prominent location.

About half a million artefacts are preserved in the collection of the Savaria Museum of Szombathely, for example one can find the largest collection of indigenous plants from the Pannonian Epoch there.

The Iseum is also an especially attractive location, where a large part of the Savarian Shrine of the goddess Isis can be admired.


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HUF 1,900

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The summer starts at Lacháza

The third round of the Hungarian National Slalom Championship held again at Kiskulacháza,

replacing the cancelled Eger city race. After 5 weeks the drivers returned to the same track but the weather was completely different: this time there was no rain and wet track but hot and sunny weather to bear.

Szabolcs and Zsolt Sződy prepared for the summer weather with parasol and sun cream. “This would be a long and hot race but this time we will drive on a dry surface with good adhesion, which really needs for the bends.” – said the brothers.

Opel Tigra was well prepared for the race and they hope to reach a good result, even a podium can be a possibility this time.

Race

Szabolcs started with number 20 but he did many mistake on his first lap. “I did not manage to memorise the trach enough and I started the first buoy from the wrong side and did the same in case of the last buoys. However, the speed was okay but it is evident that this lap will be eliminated out of 4 due to the 40 sec penalty I got” – was a little angry Szabolcs (current lap time: 2:04:367. The final time 2:44:367).

Next one was Zsolt with number 40. “I felt that the tires were a little bit unstable when I braked but I did it very hard, maybe that was the reason. It was a test lap for me as well (02:03,894), three more chance.” – said Zsolt.

The times of the second laps were: Szabolcs: 2:03:806; Zsolt 2:01:422.

The third laps were hold early afternoon and they seem to be the hottest ones which also reflected on the lap times. Szabolcs reached 2:02:093 while Zsolt further improved to 2:00:683. These were the quickest laps for both of them, the fourth round times were just below these ones.

“After the test round and the mistakes in the first lap I put together the track and the following laps were good for me, I started to enjoy the race and getting more speed. The fourth lap time was nearly the same as the third” – Szabolcs said (2:02:149).

The last lap time for Zsolt was 2:00:987, nearly the same as the previous one without any mistake. “It was the same drived as the third lap but the time was slower a little. Maybe the track was even better in the previous round. Nevertheless the lap was good and I am looking forward to the final results” – said Zsolt after his last lap

Results

Zsolt finished fourth while Szabolcs fifth at the end in S3 series. These are their current positions in the championship as well. This is the order of this category, very tight at the top:

Series S3 (1401 – 1600 ccm)

  1. Kaposznyák Mihály,  Citroen Saxo VTS  29 points
  2. Ildzsa Dávid,  Suzuki Ignis                       28 points
  3. Taczman Zsolt,  Citroen Saxo VTS          18 points
  4. Sződy Zsolt,  Opel Tigra                         14 points
  5. Sződy Szabolcs,  Opel Tigra                   10 points
  6. Kovács Viktor,  Renault Twingo RS           5 points
  7. Juhász Ádám,  Citroen Saxo VTS               3 points
  8. Csiszár Alexandra,  Opel Corsa                 1 points
  9. Hajdú Eszter,  BMW                                   0 points

Summary of the day:

“We are over a hard day. It was difficult sitting in the car because it was extremely hot before and after the laps, luckily during the race we do not feel it, only we concentrated to do a clear lap. We are expected this result but hope for a podium position – it did not happen this time, the gap between the cars was too big. The car was okay, the tires worked well and we were satisfied with the adhesion on such a hot surface. We are also checked the lubricant during the day and it was also good. We reached our limit, we can not be even faster, we are so close to the buoys. The next races will be the favourites at Kalocsa and Nagyatád so we hope to reach a podium again.” – said the brothers.

Now there will be 7 weeks summer break, the next race will be 27th July at Kalocsa.

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FFA outlines plan for national second division

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has outlined plans for a national second division below the A-League, which would potentially come into effect in 2021-22.

A-League sides do not face relegation in the existing format but could in future after FFA released details of its plan to work towards a second tier.

Its aim is to form a league that would be “financially sustainable and provide professional pathways for more Australian players”.

FFA director Remo Nogarotto acknowledged the introduction of promotion and relegation would have to be discussed, although it could prove a contentious issue.

“If a second-tier competition in the purest form is the objective – one that not only opens up a new pathway for talented footballers but also differentiates our game from other football codes – then a system of promotion and relegation should be considered over the longer term,” he said.

A committee comprised of the FFA chairman Chris Nikou, two member federations, two representatives of the Association of Australian Football Clubs, one from Professional Footballers Australia and one from an A-League club will be established and report back to the FFA board by the end of November.

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Championship fixtures 2019-20: Derby start at Huddersfield, Fulham visit Barnsley

Huddersfield Town face a tricky opening fixture against Derby County on their return to the Championship, while Fulham play newly promoted Barnsley first up.

Huddersfield and Fulham were relegated from the Premier League last season, along with Cardiff City, but start the new campaign with contrasting fixtures.

Beaten play-off finalists Derby – managed by Frank Lampard, the favourite for the Chelsea job – go to Huddersfield to conclude the opening round of fixtures on August 5.

Jan Siewert’s side face a particularly tough start, with Fulham and Cardiff also on the agenda in their first four matches.

The season starts on August 2 with League One winners Luton Town hosting Middlesbrough, while Charlton Athletic travel to Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff visit Wigan Athletic the following day.

The regular season will end on May 2, with Leeds United versus Charlton perhaps the pick of the final-day fixtures.

The ‘spygate’ saga from 2018-19 saw Leeds and Derby forge a rivalry that included a play-off semi-final win for Lampard’s men, and they play at Elland Road on September 21, before a crunch clash at Pride Park on the penultimate weekend.

Cardiff’s relegation means a reprisal of the South Wales derby with Swansea City on October 26 and January 11.

Luton host Fulham on Boxing Day, while West Brom – also beaten play-off semi-finalists – entertain Leeds on New Year’s Day.

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Only Neymar knows his future – Douglas Costa

Douglas Costa does not know where Neymar will be next season but trusts his Brazil team-mate will make the right call on his future.

Neymar became the world’s most expensive player when he joined Paris Saint-Germain in a €222million deal in 2017, but he has not been able to improve the Ligue 1 club’s fortunes in the Champions League.

The former Barcelona forward is now reportedly available, with the Catalan giants and Real Madrid said to be interested in taking him back to Spain.

Juventus winger Costa, who went to the 2018 World Cup with Brazil but missed out on a place in the squad for this year’s Copa America, believes Neymar will make the right decision.

“I have no idea [where Neymar will go], I guess nobody knows – only Neymar,” Costa said.

“That’s a very personal decision but he will choose the best for his career.”

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Juventus sell Orsolini to Bologna for €15m

Bologna have exercised their option to permanently sign Juventus attacker Riccardo Orsolini in a €15million deal.

Orsolini, who joined Juve from Ascoli in January 2017, spent 18 months on loan at Bologna, helping them to a 10th-place finish in Serie A under Sinisa Mihajlovic last season.

The Italy Under-21 international scored eight goals and provided five assists in 35 league appearances in 2018-19.

Orsolini had previously seen a temporary move to Atalanta cut short after failing to break into the first team.

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Lightning´s Nikita Kucherov caps off season with Hart Trophy

Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov has been crowned the NHL’s most valuable player after winning the Hart Memorial Trophy.

The 26-year-old Lightning winger, who led the NHL with 128 points for the season, beat out Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid to the award.

Kucherov is the first Russian-born player to win the Hart Trophy since Alex Ovechkin in 2013 and the second Lightning player ever to win it (Martin St. Louis, 2004).

“I’d like to thank my team-mates, coaches, our trainers as well as our ownership and the Tampa Bay Lightning organisation for everything you do for us, for supporting us,” Kucherov said. “A big part of this award goes to you guys.”

Kucherov dominated the voting, collecting 164 of 171 first-place votes to finish with 1,677 points, ahead of Crosby (739) and McDavid (465) on Wednesday.

The 2011 second-round pick also won the Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring and the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player, as voted by the players.

It was a fitting end to Kucherov’s season as he was the best player on the ice from start to finish. He had 38 multi-point games for Tampa Bay – the most in the NHL since the 2006-07 season (Crosby, 38).

He was just the fourth player to eclipse 120 points since 2005-06 and his 128 points were the most in a single season since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr scored more in 1995-96.

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A 4-0 win for Uruguay over Ecuador and lead of Group C

 
 Uruguay was a goal machine in its firts CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 match, when they are looking forward to get their sixteenth continental title, and beat Ecuador 4-0 on Sunday in the opening match game of tournament’s Group C.

An early goal from Nicolas Lodeiro in the sixth minute ended the tie at Belo Horizonte’s Mineirao Stadium and Edinson Cavani in the minute 33 and Luis Suarez in the 44th expanded the gap. Another to Arturo Mina in 77 closed the scoreboard.

The match opened the Group C, whose first date is completed on Monday with the game in Sao Paulo between two-time champion Chile and Japan, one of the guests at the world’s oldest national team tournament.

In the second game of the series, Uruguay will face Japan on Thursday at the Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre (south), and Ecuador on Friday against Chile at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador (northeast).

Statistics

  • Uruguay and Ecuador played 46 times in all competitions; The Celeste won 30 of those games (10E 6D).
  • Uruguay had not won by a 4+ goal difference in Copa América since 1967 against Venezuela (also 4-0).
  • Uruguay scored three goals in the first half of a Copa América match for the first time in 60 years; the last time they scored three goals in the half was against Argentina (5-0) in 1959.
  • Nicolas Lodeiro scored Uruguay’s 400th goal in CONMEBOL Copa América, a feat only surpassed by Argentina (455) and Brazil (408). It was his first personal goal in Copa América, and the fifth in total with Uruguay’s national team.
  • Edinson Cavani, from Uruguay, scored his first goal in Copa América in his 11th game; he did it with his seventh goal in the competition.
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Who will win the Africa Cup of Nations?

The 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on June 21st and many of the world’s top players will be hoping that they can guide their country to success.

Three-time winners Nigeria will be in with a shout, whilst Senegal will be looking to claim their first ever AFCON title. However, there are some more likely candidates to claim the trophy.

Hosts Egypt are the favorites but Cameroon will be looking to defend their crown. Ghana, Ivory Coast and Morocco all have very strong squads.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the tournament favorites.

Egypt

Egypt are the most successful team in the history of the competition and come into the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as favorites. They have won the tournament seven times and will be hoping that they can add to their tally with another triumph this year.

In Mohamed Salah, they possess one of the world’s finest players. He helped Liverpool to win the Champions League last season and has been scoring goals for fun since his move to Anfield. Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny is another high-profile name in the Egyptian ranks.

Egypt won four a drew one of their five qualification matches last year. Their good form coupled with their home advantage makes them favorites to lift the trophy next month.

Ghana

The Black Stars have won the Africa Cup of Nations four times but their last triumph came all the way back in 1982. They have fallen short in recent times and will be looking to bounce back as they boast a strong squad this time around.

Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey is perhaps their most elite player. The combative defensive midfielder is considered to be one of the best in the world in his position. Brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew and veteran striker Asamoah Gyan will also be players to keep an eye on.

Ghana will be desperate to put their recent poor tournament performances behind them and mount a serious challenge for the trophy this year.

Ivory Coast

The Elephants have won the competition twice; first in 1992 and then more recently in 2015. Whilst the days of their ‘golden generation’ may have passed, they still have one of the strongest squads of all the African countries.

Premier League stars Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) and Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur) are two of the continent’s top players and winger Nicolas Pepe is in dazzling form after a terrific season with French club Lille.

The Ivory Coast are unbeaten in their last ten matches and will be eager to continue on from their impressive run of results at this year’s tournament.

Morocco

Morocco’s only Africa Cup on Nations title came in 1976. They haven’t had much to shout about since then but they have been a country on the rise for some time now.

20-year-old Achraf Hakimi is one the Africa’s hottest prospects and has just spent a successful season on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Real Madrid. Exciting forwards Hakim Ziyech and Sofiane Boufal are both capable of magic and can singlehandedly change a game.

Morocco had a disappointing 2018 World Cup; finishing bottom of their group. They have seemingly bounced back since then and went unbeaten throughout the 2018 AFCON qualifying games. If they continue with similar performances in this tournament, they could go all the way.

Cameroon

Although Cameroon don’t have the quality of some of the other teams in the competition, they are the reigning tournament champions and should not be disregarded.

The Indomitable Lions’ goalkeeper Andre Onana has just enjoyed a brilliant season with Ajax. He helped his club to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League and will be full of confidence coming into the tournament.

The five-time Africa Cup of Nations winners have a tough group which will see them come up against Ghana in their second match. Despite their difficult start, you’d be foolish to bet against Cameroon winning the tournament again.

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Over/Under Market (Football betting strategy)

Over/Under Market Betting Strategy

There are several factors that both bookmakers and bettors look when they are deciding about potential bets in the Over/Under goals market. There are several strategies that you can play in Over/Under market. In this article, we will write about simple Over/Under goals strategy that can be used in football, but also in basketball (Over/Under points), where it showed a lot of promising results. If you understand how to play this strategy and implement it right, you can expect a steady profit from sports betting.

Finding the Best Possible Bet

In order to implement this Over/Under strategy correctly you will need to do proper research of your possible selections. You need to find fresh stats and data about teams and their performances. On the internet, you can find several beneficial websites that will provide you with data about the best possible leagues and teams for Over 2.5 or Under 2.5 game.

It is important to underline that this strategy isn’t suitable just for Over 2.5 goals market as many bettors tend to think. There is plenty of value in Under 2.5 goal market as well if you know how to filter the information properly.

For example, at the moment German Bundesliga average 3.64 goals per game, England Premier League 2.77 goals per game and Spain Primera 2.47 goals per game. As you may see, every league has something different to offer and, this stats are just a top of an iceberg.

This season best leagues for Over 2.5 goals market are Scotland Highland League with 4.45 goals per game, Denmark U17 League with 4.39 goals per game and Germany Oberliga Bremen with 4.35 goals per game.

On the other hand, leagues that are perfect for Under 2.5 goalsmarket is Morocco elite 2 with 1.52 goals per game, Montenegro 1stLeague with 1.60 goals per game and Italy Serie C with 1.87 goals per game.

As you may see those stats will give you head start. Now it is time to cross-reference this information with team stats. When you look at team stats, it is important to look for a home and away record of each and every team you want to play, as many teams deploy different tactical approach when they play at home and when they play away.

What odds should you accept?

After you found the best possible games to bet on, it is time to determine are the odds worth betting on.

You need to convert probability into decimal odds and determine is it a selected game worth your time and money. Calculating probability into decimal odds is rather easy.

Decimal odds = 100 / probability

So if your bookie gives you 1.80 odds on Over 2.5 goals, it means that bookie thinks there is 55.55% probability that the game will end with more than 2 goals.

Of course, this formula doesn’t guarantee that you will select a winning bet. It merely helps you determine if the odds are worth playing on them.

When you find the game where the probability is higher in your calculation than odds bookie offers it is a perfect game to place a bet. The same strategy is used for Over 2.5 goals market and for Under 2.5 goals market.

With proper research, you will be able to find value bets that will make you a nice profit in the long-term no doubt.

Is this Strategy Profitable?

Of course, it is. If you follow the basic rules of sports bettingand show a great level of discipline, this strategy will make you constant long-term profit. This strategy is for single bets only. Single bets are better than combo or accumulator bets. They are safer for your bank, and they will make you a consistant profit.

If you do research right, you will be able to predict how many goals will be scored in every game. Goals are a constant factor in the game of football. That is the best thing about the goals market. You don’t care who will win you just predict how many goals will be scored.