Cuba launches island-wide campaign against dengue fever

first_imgHealthLifestyle Cuba launches island-wide campaign against dengue fever by: – August 16, 2011 15 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Photo credit: gather.comHAVANA, Cuba (SJ) — Cuban health authorities announced an island-wide sanitation and fumigation campaign against areas infested with the Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of dengue and yellow fever. The campaign will run until September 15 throughout the country.Deputy Minister of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, Doctor Luis Struch said that the operation will include cities in western Pinar del Rio; the Mariel municipality, in Artemisa province; Santa Clara; Camaguey; Santiago de Cuba, and Guantanamo, considered as the most vulnerable territories, ACN news agency reported.The campaign will run for a whole month in Havana in areas identified with the highest mosquito infestation levels, including all 15 municipalities in the province, with emphasis in Arroyo Naranjo and Cerro.Struch reiterated the significance of prevention actions by the community and he called on every family to carry out self-control of their places once a week, with the objective of eradicating the existence of the insect.The epidemiological situation in Cuba during June and July has behaved stable and it is considered the best of the past five years, said Maria Guadalupe Guzman, director of the Center for Cooperation with the Pan-American and World Health Organizations for the study of dengue and its carrier, which belongs to the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine InstituteHowever, the official alerted that the island is not exempt of the epidemic risk, given the high temperature, intense rains in the eastern provinces and the drought affecting the western territories.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Lady Eagles 3-Way Meet On The Links

first_imgGolf ball about to fall into the cup at sunsetJCD Girls finished second in a three way between Southwestern Hanover and Switzerland County.Southwestern Hanover 243.   Elle Foley 59, Kristen Consley 55, Shahala Brown 57, Bella Marcum 72.JCD 285.  Gracie Simon 71, Annalise Boor 71, Calysta Hartman 72,    Lindsey Linville 71.Switzerland County Inc.  Matea Edwards 69, Rylie King 56, Jody Breeck 51.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Brad Goldsberry.last_img

Ings set for Burnley exit

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche admits striker Danny Ings is unlikely to be at the club next season. The 22-year-old striker is out of contract in the summer and with the Clarets heading for the Sky Bet Championship following relegation last week, Ings is set for pastures new. Manchester United and Real Sociedad have both been linked with moves for the England Under-21 striker who has scored 10 goals in his maiden Barclays Premier League campaign. Ings was desperate to make that 11 during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Stoke in what looks certain to be his Turf Moor swansong, but he was denied on three separate occasions by Potters keeper Jack Butland. Dyche does not expect to have Ings at his disposal as he plots an instant return to the Premier League next season, but the Clarets boss takes great pride in the role he has played in Ings’ development. “I don’t think I need to say too much, he has done that himself, not with his words but with his actions, certainly in the last two seasons,” Dyche said in the post-match press conference of his side’s final home game of the season. “When I got here he was a developing player, still learning, still improving but there was still a lot of work to be done with him. He has accepted it, ran with it and moved forward and that’s all you can ask for with players. “It’s good to see his development. It looks like it is not going to continue with us, but I think we have played a big part in how he has moved forward.” Dyche added on the club’s official website: “You can never give 100 per cent guarantees. “It’s probable that was a farewell from Danny though. The sounds coming out of him and his agent make it probably that we will be going elsewhere. “There is a kind of message going out that they will be looking for pastures now. That’s sometimes happens in football and every player has the right to run their contract down if they want to, so we will see what happens in the summer.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Australia Women’s Cricket Register 17th Consecutive ODI Win, Equals World Record

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Australia women’s cricket team continued to create more records after their victory against Sri Lanka in the second ODI at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. The 110-run victory not only gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series but this was their 17th consecutive win in ODIs, equalling their own record which they set in the 1997/98 season. Victory was never in doubt once Meg Lanning scored a brilliant ton and Jess Jonassen took four wickets to set up a brilliant win.Australia once again chose to bat and they were given a blazing start by Alyssa Healy and Haynes. Healy scored at a strike rate in excess of 100 and her knock included 10 fours and a six. The 116-run stand was broken when Shashikala Siriwardene got rid of Healy for 69 off 62 balls. Haynes then shared a 103-run stand with skipper Meg Lanning as Australia eyed a big score. Haynes notched up her century but Australia lost their way in the last few overs as they lost six wickets for 47 runs. Achini Kulasuriya took three wickets while Sugandika Kumari took two wickets as Australia ended on 282/8 in 50 overs. Also Read | 16 And Counting – Australia Women’s Cricket Team Come Closer To Breaking Own ODI World RecordDespite losing Chamari Athapaththu cheaply, Anushka Sanjeewani the wicketkeeper and Harshitha Madavi stitched a solid 70-run partnership and gave Sri Lanka some hope. However, Nicola Carey broke the partnership and Sri Lanka’s innings tumbled into freefall. They lost seven wickets for 57 runs with Jonassen taking 4/31 while legspinner Georgia Wareham taking two wickets for 29 runs. Heather Graham and Tayla Vlaeminck got a wicket each and Sri Lanka could only manage 172/9 to lose by another significant margin.Also Read | THIS Australian woman cricketer smashes a new world record in Twenty20 InternationalsThe current streak of the Australian women’s team stretches back to the Indian series in 2017 when they won the series 3-0. They continued to whitewash opponents, defeating Pakistan, New Zealand and also whitewashing England in the Women’s Ashes. After beating West Indies 3-0, they have continued their winning run against Sri Lanka.Australia and India are the only teams to have won 16 consecutive women’s ODIs in history. Australia first won 16 consecutive games on the trot during the 1999/00 season. After winning against New Zealand in Wellington, Australia won four consecutive games against England Women before winning four more against New Zealand. With wins over Sri Lanka, Ireland, India, England, South Africa and Netherlands at Christchurch and Lincoln respectively, Australia won 16 games.India women’s streak began in 2016 with a win against Australia in Hobart. They swept aside Sri Lanka and West Indies 3-0 before registering wins against Sri Lanka, Ireland, South Africa (twice), Bangladesh, Ireland and Pakistan in the ICC Championships. They rounded off the streak with three wins against South Africa and Ireland in the tri-series in Potchefstroom.However, the world record belongs to Australia women who won 17 consecutive ODIs from 1997 to 1998. They started off their streak with victory against South Africa, Pakistan, Denmark, England, Netherlands, India and New Zealand. Following the dominant performance, Australia whitewashed England 5-0 and Ireland 3-0 before beating South Africa twice. last_img read more

Syracuse gets set to defend Johns Hopkins overhand shooter Ryan Brown

first_imgPlayers like SU’s man-up specialist Derek DeJoe generate massive power from a sidearm release, but that’s less a part of Brown’s arsenal.“Shooting the ball overhand has allowed me to be very consistent compared to shooting the ball sidearm,” Brown said in the video. “When shooting the ball overhand, you have a greater margin of error.”He explained how holding onto the ball too long while shooting sidearm will make it go wide and having an early release will place the ball right at the goalie. But with an overhand approach, an early release just means a shot lower in the goal and a later release puts the ball in the upper corners.As is evident by his numbers against Syracuse, the junior’s prolific shooting may not result in a handful of goals every game. But to counter that, he relies on Shack and Wells Stanwick, his fellow attacks, to draw defenders and create opportunities for him.Brown leads JHU with 58 goals, but the Stanwicks and Joel Tinney have combined for 70 more.“He’s a smart player so he knows not every game you’re going to get 12 shots and get eight goals,” SU attack Kevin Rice said. “He has two smart attackmen that he’s playing with in the Stanwicks and they do a good job of helping create opportunities for him, so he just sort of let’s the game come to him and when he gets his opportunities he’s a great shooter.”SU head coach John Desko highlighted JHU’s ability to shoot the ball as its strength, pointing out Brown as someone who’s a “tremendous” shooter. To defend against that style of player, Mullins said, can be as simple as keeping a stick on his hands since he’s not likely to present a plethora of moves off the dodge.It’s the third time facing the 5-foot-10 attack in two years. So for Syracuse, it’s just about limiting what Brown has already proven to be lethal.“I don’t think we’re really worried too much about him dodging hard to the cage,” Mullins said. “…but just knowing where he is on the field and making sure we can collapse on him if they pass him the ball.” Comments Ryan Brown doesn’t fit the stereotypical mold of smaller, shiftier attacks that are proliferating through college lacrosse.“Ryan Brown, is actually, he’s not a dodger really, he’s more of a shooter,” Syracuse defender Brandon Mullins said of the Johns Hopkins attack.It’s Brown’s patented overhand release that allowed him to be so effective against the Orange, scoring eight goals on 11 shots in a 12-10 loss to SU on March 15, 2014. But it’s a tendency SU clamped down on this season, allowing the junior only two goals on eight shots when the teams played again just two months ago.And when second-seeded SU (13-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) faces the Blue Jays (10-6, 4-1 Big Ten) on Sunday at noon with a spot in the national semifinals on the line, Syracuse will have to replicate that stingy defensive effort to prevent Brown’s overhand shooting style from taking over the game.“Coach always says know who their players are and adjust accordingly,” Mullins said. “And he’s definitely one of the top players that we have to focus on so I think we were able to do that last time.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn an instructional video with Lacrosse Magazine from January, Brown went step-by-step into how he’s perfected the overhand release.First it’s making sure his hands are positioned behind his face. As a right-hander, he envisions his head at 12 o’clock and feet as 6, so he releases from 11 and finishes at 5. Then after the release, he makes sure to follow through directly toward the goal. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 14, 2015 at 11:30 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Annenberg hosts talk on countering extremism

first_imgCatherine Liang | Daily TrojanIn the wake of terror attacks in Europe this summer, tensions have risen in the international community as countries around the world face a daunting task : counteracting violent acts organized by terrorist groups. On Wednesday, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted an event to discuss how social networks have become platforms for extremist organizations to spread their agenda, and what can be done to counter this shift. “The number of people espousing hate on social media is rising,” said Todd Helmus, a senior behavioral scientist from the Research and Development Corporation.Helmus and Erroll Southers, a professor in the practice of governance at the Price School of Public Policy, led the conversation.Helmus, who specializes in Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE, defined it as a field that focuses on proactive actions to counter efforts by extremists to recruit, radicalize and mobilize followers to violence. He explained that observing the rise and fall of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria can allow researchers to understand the challenges of countering extremism online. ISIS, Helmus said, is the first extremist group to use new media technologies on such a grand scale. He explained that the group’s use of Twitter, among other factors, was instrumental in allowing it to reach out to the public in ways that no other terrorist group previously had.A major turning point, Helmus said, was when Twitter began to remove pro-ISIS accounts. This significantly reduced the flow of pro-ISIS content on social media. Several groups and organizations are also working to eradicate ISIS’ ideology, from anti-extremist production companies to community outreach programs.“Having a local approach means that culture is always baked in,” Helmus said. Helmus added that a problem with some earlier attempts to counter extremism was that organizations and the U.S. government did not have an approach that was sufficiently refined. Southers noted that program workers were not attached to the communities and therefore could not reach their audience as effectively. “The Somali-American community in Minneapolis is very different than the one in Columbus, Ohio,” Southers said.Helmus cited movement to private messaging apps, which is much more difficult, if not impossible, to intercept. He added that many have also voiced concerns about the anti-extremist programs, saying that they are too focused on Muslims.Helmus added that both  right-wing and left-wing extremists in the United States are growing bolder online.This issue, Helmus explained, has not received enough attention and funding. Technology companies, however, are beginning to help address these new issues. Twitter, for example, is moving toward removing racist content on its platform, according to Helmus.Ultimately, Southers said, the bigger modern threat might be white nationalists. “They are now outperforming ISIS in every social metric online, both in Twitter follower accounts and tweets per day,” Southers said.last_img read more

Syracuse overwhelmed by No. 3 North Carolina in 7-1 loss

first_imgWith 23 minutes remaining in the first half, Syracuse goalkeeper Jordan Harris lined up to defend a Taylor Otto penalty kick. A goal would put No. 3 North Carolina up two goals, an advantage UNC hasn’t surrendered this season. Harris read Otto’s shot the entire way. She dove quickly to her left, pushed the ball away from the net and jumped up with an enthusiastic scream. She was immediately mobbed by defenders Taylor Bennett and Shannon Aviza.  The crowd at SU Soccer Stadium erupted, and emotions were high. But that atmosphere would last for mere minutes.  Less than two minutes later, UNC’s Brianna Pinto sent a corner kick sailing over all of the Orange defenders to a wide-open Julia Ashley. The senior headed the ball in the back of the net, granting the Tar Heels a two-goal lead. The Orange (3-11, 0-6 Atlantic Coast), winless in conference play, kept it close for 65 minutes against a Tar Heels team undefeated in conference. But SU fell apart during the final 25, allowing four goals during that span, en route to a 7-1 loss to UNC (10-2-1, 6-0-0) on Sunday afternoon. Seven different players scored goals for the Tar Heels, who outshot the Orange 29-5. The loss extended SU’s losing streak to nine. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBlessing Emole | Digital Design Editor“I thought we had some good spells where we did keep (the ball),” SU forward Meghan Root said. “We just need to do it more consistently.” Bridgette Andrzejewski opened the scoring for North Carolina less than five minutes in. On a free kick, she positioned herself in front of SU’s Kate Hostage and headed a Pinto free kick into the right corner of the net. “It’s just about being physical-on set pieces,” head coach Phil Wheddon said. “We didn’t get a body on them, and … against a team of this caliber, you’re not going to get any breaks.”  Root, a freshman forward, scored the Orange’s only goal late in the first half. She got behind Andrzejewski and took advantage of a misplay by Ashley, sending the ball into the back of the net, cutting the deficit to 2-1.  The Tar Heels responded less than seven minutes later, with Alex Kimball squeezing the ball through Harris and defenders Clarke Brown and Aviza. That became the blow SU could not recover from the rest of the game. As the clocked ticked down to 10 seconds remaining in the first half, defender Clarke Brown cleared the ball out of bounds against the net. Preparing to defend a final UNC rush, Syracuse assistant coach Ben Boehner started shouting, “Everyone back, 20 seconds, go back!” The Orange forgot to account for Ashley, however, who snuck in behind defenders Molly Nethercott and Jenna Tivnan and headed a last-second shot off the left post. Harris looked with confusion towards her two teammates after the defensive breakdown with her palms raised upward. Wheddon and his staff stayed out on the field for more than three minutes during halftime, discussing the closing seconds of the half. “We lost to Louisville 1-0 with 9 seconds left on the clock, and they (UNC) had less than 20 seconds on the clock,” he said. “And again, we fell asleep for that moment, and it hit the post.”  The halftime adjustments to set-piece defending worked for SU in the first part of the second half. But in the last 25 minutes, North Carolina scored four-straight goals, including its last three in six minutes and finishing with its highest goal total of the season. After the game, while the rest of the Orange were going through their post-game stretching routine, Wheddon pulled aside Harris, a redshirt senior, and talked to her privately. The keeper had 11 saves on the day, including the penalty kick stop that injected a glimmer of hope into the Orange. “I thought Jordan had a big performance,” Wheddon said. “She’s upset that she conceded the goals, she’s taken ownership for some of the goals that were possibly preventable.” Many of the goals scored by UNC weren’t avoidable, though.  “UNC is a good team, they have…tons of national team players,” Root said, “so they’re going to be able to knock around the ball.” Published on October 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Rio Olympics 2016: Who is the Greatest Olympian of all Time?

first_imgBut the same opportunities are not available to all athletes in all sports.Athlete Jesse Owens, winner of those four glorious golds in Berlin in 1936, was denied another chance by global conflict and the discrimination the black American suffered when he returned to the US from Hitler’s Germany.In the same way, distance runner Paavo Nurmi (nine golds and three silvers between 1920 and 1928) might also have won more, had the Finn not been excluded by officials from the 10,000m in Paris for health reasons, and then banned from the 1932 Olympics for breaking the strict rules governing amateur status after once receiving travel expenses to attend a meet.There are also those who won plenty but, because of when they competed, might not have faced the most arduous of challenges.US athlete Ray Ewry overcame childhood polio and long spells confined to a wheelchair to win three golds in Paris in 1900, three again in St Louis four years later and then two more in 1908, but comparing his deeds to those of 21st Century heroes when his triumphs came in the standing long jump and standing triple jump is an inexact science at best.And what of those who mastered more than one event but could win only a solitary gold?Britain’s Daley Thompson twice proved himself the greatest decathlete in the world, first at the 1980 Moscow Games aged just 22 and then again in Los Angeles four years later, overcoming bigger and stronger rivals across 10 disciplines and two days.Not all medals are equal. Not all Olympians can race over the same distance in different styles. Only a few can compete in relays.We need more than arithmetic.The competition: Dominating across erasNurmi’s record on the track may never be matched, not least because he was running in an era before East African competition.That’s not to belittle his achievements – he had just 26 minutes to rest between winning the finals of the 1500m and 5,000m in 1924 – but it was a smaller and less diverse field than Hicham El Guerrouj would face when pulling off the same double in 2004.Then there is Carl Lewis, with his nine golds spread across four events over 12 years, seven of them coming in individual events.When the American sprinter and jumper dominated at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, the Eastern Bloc boycott decimated the fields he would face.But he had been ranked number one in the world over 100m for the previous three seasons, and had won the 100m, 4x100m and long jump at the inaugural World Championships the previous year against the best from across the globe.Those who span the eras, who maintain their superiority across Olympiads and against different generations of rivals, are deserving of their own glories: British rower Sir Steve Redgrave, with five golds in five Games; German kayaker Birgit Fischer winning eight, over six Olympic Games, despite having missed those LA Games as part of the boycott; Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich, who won medals in the same event six times, 28 years separating his first and final gold.The impact: Achievements that transcend sportIf not all medals are won the same way, neither do all resonate across the world to the same extent.Then there is insouciance: Czech distance runner Emil Zatopek winning the marathon, an event he had never run before, by jogging alongside flat-out favourite Jim Peters and asking if they were running fast enoughOwens is famed not only for the number of his golds but for the message they sent out, at an Olympics hijacked to promote the twisted ideals of National Socialism and Hitler’s abhorrent doctrines of Aryan supremacy.Dutch track athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen had got Owens’ autograph when she competed in Berlin as a callow 18-year-old. That she came back to the first post-war Olympics in London in 1948 to win four golds, as a mother of two, not only underplayed her athletic gifts (she was prevented from entering the high jump and long jump because athletes were allowed a maximum of four events) but did an incalculable amount to advance the cause of women’s sport.And what of Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, who would win his first Olympic gold at the same Beijing Games where Phelps won eight?No-one had ever run like Bolt before, and no-one could dream of the times he has run. In an era beset by doping scandals, when the other four fastest men of all time have all been sanctioned for drugs offences, he has sometimes carried his sport and at other times redefined it.Bolt, like that other most charismatic of Olympians before him, Muhammad Ali, has had an impact across the world unmatched by anyone else.By the end of these Rio Games he may be up to nine golds. But that number fails to encapsulate either his brilliance or the inspiration he has wrought.The style: It’s the way that you do itIt’s not just what you win, but the style you show in winning.Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci’s fame stems not just from her tally of five golds, three silvers and a bronze, but the perfect 10s that took the teenager to those titles.Under today’s judging they would not receive the same score. What American Simone Biles can do on the beam, for example, exceeds in difficulty Comaneci’s routines but without the same numerical reward, which highlights another flaw with comparisons across the generations.But it shows how critical flair can be in informing our admiration of great Olympians.There is insouciance: Czech distance runner Emil Zatopek winning his third gold at the 1952 Olympics in the marathon, an event he had never run before, and doing so by jogging alongside flat-out favourite Jim Peters and asking the Briton whether they were running fast enough.There is guts, a determination that is almost madness – the USA’s Al Oerter, winner of discus gold at four successive Games despite a car crash that nearly killed him, replying to a doctor who told him to retire on medical grounds by saying: “This is the Olympics. You die before you quit.”And there is making the impossible seem humdrum.Bolt has shattered world records after a lunch of chicken nuggets, with his shoelaces undone, and by running the last 10 metres with his arms spread wide and a huge grin on his face. There has been no-one else like him.The legacy: Greatness that enduresTo truly care about an Olympian’s deeds, to push them ahead of so many others who have achieved so much else, we have not only to relish the moment but to let that golden glow linger.Lewis tested positive for banned substances three times before the 1988 US Olympic trials, initially being banned from the Seoul Olympics before being let off with a warning. For some, those retrospective revelations dulled the lustre of all those medals.Phelps, at his fifth Olympics, is a markedly different man to the one who left London 2012 to retire. He is more open, more sociable, clearly much happier in his skin.That may make you warm to him all the more. For the only way to settle on the greatest Olympian is to make your own choice for your own reasons. Greatness may come from public deeds, but it is secured by private affections.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It was the conversation lighting up every damp corner of Olympic Park. Is Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian of all time? The US swimmer’s 21 gold medals would appear to end the argument, for no one else has even half as many. But that would be to underestimate the wonders the past 120 years have broughtThe numbers: Get your medals outIf you want to turn it into a pure numbers game, here are some of the other leading contenders for the podium: Ukrainian-born gymnast Larisa Latynina (18 medals, nine of them golds); Soviet gymnast Nikolai Andrianov (15 medals, seven golds); and moustachioed US swimmer Mark Spitz (nine golds, a silver and a bronze).last_img read more

Basketball: 10 FCT Schools to Participate in Power Forward Clinic

first_imgFrom Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe 2018 Power Forward basketball clinic rolled off Thursday at the National Stadium, Abuja with 10 schools in the FCT featuring in the basketball life skills clinic conducted by former NBA player, Jerome Williams and WNBA legend, Astou Ndiaye.Williams is the former Detroit Piston player while Ndiaye spent 10 years in the WNBA and represented Senegal at four FIBA World Championships. The programme is tailored for students of Model Secondary, Maitama, Rahinna Model Schools, Jikwoyi, Raberto Schools, Wuse II, Devine Mercy School, Asokoro, Glisten Internatiinal Jahi, Total Child Model School, Dutse, GSS Karu, GSS Zone 3, GSS Garki and GSS Airport.It will end on Friday with a community outreach and a court dedication and boys and girls finals of the 2018 Power Forward basketball season.Power Forward is a youth development initiative of ExxonMobil, NBA and Africare that teaches health literacy, leadership and personal responsibility through basketball and other activities to positively impact Nigerian secondary school students in Abuja.Now in its fifth year, the programme was launched in Abuja on November 19, 2013 at a high profile ceremony that featured the legendary Hakeem Olajuwon and former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.It has reached 700 students from 30 schools in Abuja through its programming and community outreach.The NBA Director Operations for Africa, Franck Traore, remarked that in all 12,000 people had passed through the basketball programme which is a vehicle that teaches Nigerian youth healthy lifestyle and creates public health awareness against the Malaria scourge.He remarked that the organisers had succeeded through the alumnus programme in monitoring some of the products of the programme, who are now in tertiary institutions.“We have alumni players and some of them are already in universities. They always want to come back because we find them useful to instill whatever they learned in the programme to other young people. They are useful in raising awareness at the community to the threat of Malaria,” Traore said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Yggdrasil player hits €3.3 million jackpot on Joker Millions

first_imgShare Related Articles Yggdrasil Gaming selects SBC Summit to showcase latest innovations February 17, 2020 Fredrik Elmqvist, YggdrasilChristmas came early for a player on Yggdrasil Gaming’s Joker Millions progressive jackpot slot, who won almost €3.3 million on Thursday 23rd December.The lucky player was spinning the reels on sunnyplayer.com, a brand of Cherry iGaming, when he hit the jackpot of €3,291,513 from a bet of just €2.50.The win was the largest to date on Joker Millions, beating previous big wins of €2.9 million, €720,000 and €460,000, all of which have been collected since March 2015.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “We were thrilled to see a player win such a life changing sum of money, especially so close to Christmas and while playing one of our slots games.“Joker Millions is our first progressive slot and it is loved by both operators and players. With more operators continuing to join the Yggdrasil network, the jackpot will be building up again quickly.”The CMO of sunnyplayer commented: “We love it when one of our players wins big, and this is among the largest we have ever see on our site. It goes to show big wins can happen, but you have to be spinning the reels to be in with the chance of scooping the prize!” SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Submit SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more