Jamaica’s goal shooter Jhanielle Fowler-Reid was among several members of the ANZ Premiership league leading Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel who suffered minor injuries when their team bus was involved in a crash in New Zealand on Monday.The bus ended on its side near the intersection of Memorial Ave and Clyde Road in Riccarton after colliding with a car.Fowler along with center-court player Shannon Francois were released from hospital later in the day.The Steel however, will have to find replacements for four players for their game against the bottom-placed Mainland Tactix Wednesday.Among them are shooter Te Paea Selby-Rickit, who suffered a rib injury and was released Tuesday night, while Captain Wendy Frew was admitted overnight. She underwent surgery to repair injuries to her elbow and leg and was expected to be discharged later Tuesday (New Zealand time).Steel lead physiotherapist Corina Ngatuere said player recovery would be “gauged day by day” and remained the team’s top priority.“No decisions have been made regarding player availability for future games and won’t be until we are further through the recovery process,” she said.On Sunday, Fowler-Reid shot 91 per cent from the field, scoring 60 or her 66 shots as the unbeaten Southern Steel defeated WBOP Magic 78-59.
Lindon Victor Texas A&M senior Lindon Victor was named National Field Athlete of the Year for a season that included breaking the collegiate record in the decathlon twice, along with defending his titles at the SEC and NCAA Championships.It’s the second consecutive year that the Grenadian has won the award.National Athletes of the Year for the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor track and field season were announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.Victor first broke the 11-year-old collegiate record in the decathlon with a score of 8,472 points to become Texas A&M’s first Texas Relays decathlon champion. He bettered the previous collegiate and meet record of 8,465 set by Trey Hardee in 2006.While breaking the collegiate record, Victor also produced the best first-day score in the decathlon by a college athletes. His first day tally of 4,516 bettered the previous score of 4,500 set by Oregon’s Ashton Eaton in the 2010 NCAA Championships.During the SEC Championships, Victor improved his collegiate record to a score of 8,539 points and generated the best-ever second-day score by a collegian with his total of 4,174 points, which topped the previous best of 4,145 by Arizona’s Jake Arnold at the 2007 NCAA meet. Victor also improved his collegiate best in the decathlon discus to 181-2 (55.22).With a pair of collegiate records and a successful SEC title defense, Victor defended his NCAA title with a score of 8,390 points, the seventh best performance on the collegiate all-time list.Victor also became just the fifth individual to successfully defend an NCAA decathlon title and on the all-time collegiate list his performances rank Nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8. His average score among the three decathlons he has contested as a senior in 2017 is 8,467 points.
Honourable Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development of Barbados (right) hands over the signed agreement for the Regional Initiative – Latin America and the Caribbean free of Child Labour to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean (right) as OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro looks on (centre). The International Labor Organization (ILO) says Barbados has become the ninth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labor.It said that the island’s Labor Minister Esther Byer-Suckoo handed over the signed agreement to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean in the margins of the Organization of American States (OAS) XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor held here earlier this month.It said as a result of Barbados signing the agreement, it now brings the total number of participating countries in the region to 28, all aligned in pursuit of a common objective: to accelerate the rate of reduction of child labor in the region and by 2025, to eliminate all forms of child labor.According to the ILO, Barbados has ratified the commitments set forth in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and has also ratified ILO Conventions 138 on the minimum age for admission to employment and 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.
As violent protests broke out in Haiti over the weekend, the family of former Haitian President Michel Martelly reportedly fled to the Dominican Republic. Listin Diario reported that the Martelly arrived in the Dominican Republic through the Maria Montez International Airport on Sunday afternoon, in a helicopter from Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. The paper quoted a source as saying the group included Martelly’s wife, Angela Pierre Jean-Baptiste, and the ex-president’s children, Michel Yani, Bianka Christy J., Michael Alexandre, Michael Olivier, Olivia Michael, Kahlil Michel-Olivier and Melaika Michael Martelly. Th paper is also reporting that DR airport authorities, civil and military security, as well as the Customs Directorate have been put on high alert, as it is expected other important Haitian families, could flee to the DR given the rising violence in Haiti.
RelatedTransfer: Eagles Star Musa Set For CSKA Moscow Loan Move; Medical To Hold In LondonJanuary 29, 2018In “National Team”BunuelJune 30, 2017Similar post2017/2018 Premier League: Who Makes The Top Four?August 11, 2017In “England” Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has made the 2018 Guinness World Records book for scoring the most headed goals in the English Premier League (EPL).The 36-year old has scored 51 out of his 105 EPL goals via head and that’s five more than the 46 headed goals managed by EPL record goalscorer Alan Shearer.Speaking on his achievement, Crouch said:“If you are a centre-forward, you should be in the box, ready for the ball.”“That is the way I have always played my game and that will never change. I see centre-forwards hanging around outside the box and it blows my mind, I just can’t get my head around it.” he added.
Share Related Articles Submit Share GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Revenues down 11% but product depth helps GVC through lockdown July 16, 2020 Martin Cruddace – ARCFollowing a commercial standoff, Ladbrokes Coral PLC (Ladbrokes Coral) and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have announced that a media rights deal has been agreed. The deal will take effect immediately, ensuring Ladbrokes Coral’s 3,820 betting shops in the UK and Ireland will show racing from 15 Arena Racing Company (ARC) owned racecourses and seven independent racecourses.The deal will also mean Ladbrokes Coral will further show coverage of South African racing. The combined group enterprises of Ladbrokes, Coral and Betdaq will also shortly re-commence streaming of TRP content.The deal is a first of its kind being based purely on a profit-shared model which sees TRP and Ladbrokes Coral incentivised to work together to grow betting on British Racing.ARC Chief Executive, Martin Cruddace, said: “We are delighted to have agreed this deal with Ladbrokes Coral. It is a testament to the symbiotic nature of racing and betting that we have been able to agree on a deal based on sound commercial principles for both parties.“I am very grateful for the patience and support of my shareholders. We look forward to working with everyone at Ladbrokes Coral as we move into a new era of collaboration and co-operation.”Jim Mullen – LadbrokesWith the recent reform of the horserace betting levy, the landscape is now set for British Racing and bookmakers, both retail and remote, to work together to grow the appeal of British Racing as a betting product, for new and existing fans of the sport. Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen commented on the agreement: “We are pleased to have struck a deal with The Racing Partnership which gives us a joint incentive to grow the sport. “Horseracing is part of our heritage and, despite the vast choice of sports to bet on in the modern era, it remains a core product for our business, so it is a positive development that once again all our customers, in shops and online, can enjoy a full range of horseracing action.”
Share Submit Adi Dagan, BeehiveUpdating the market, customer retention and analysis software supplier Beehive has announced the launch of its new ‘industry-tailored’ business intelligence tool ‘Pulse’.Beehive’s Pulse tools intend to bridge reporting between multiple industry business tools used by operators, with the aim of creating better product and customer engagement insights for strategic decision making.The Pulse product will allow for better ‘drilldown’ on all aspect of a betting/igaming firm’s operational value chain: product, payments, conversion, retention and marketing interaction.Adi Dagan Founder & CEO of Beehive was pleased to bring Pulse to market, following years of extensive development. Dagan details that the software will bring ‘more control’ to the hands of partner operators.“Our partners live and breathe data, so they need intuitive and powerful tools that allow them to leverage this data to boost their bottom line.”“Beehive was founded to serve actionable and clear data to operators and bring order to big data’s chaos. Launching Pulse is the latest step on this journey and strengthens our unique product offering.“We have always believed in simple, intuitive and intelligent products, and Pulse is just that. We have spent years learning what KPIs drive operators on their day-to-day, and Pulse is the result of that knowledge.”Specialising in optimising industry customer retention functions and capabilities, Beehive has formed a number of supplier CRM partnerships with Ladbrokes, Stanleybet and BaumBet Romania. ECJ rejects Stanleybet Italian €8m tax appeal February 28, 2020 Related Articles SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience April 27, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack April 7, 2020 Share
Share Share Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Kenneth AlexanderThe board of GVC Holdings has today announced that it has sold its Turkish business unit ‘Headlong Limited’ (and associated subsidiaries) to Malta-based technology group Ropso Limited.The FTSE gambling group undertakes its disposal of Headlong assets for a total consideration of €150 million (£132 million).Updating the market, GVC governance expects to conclude its Turkish asset sale by the end of December 2017. Following the completion of sale, GVC will operate Headlong’s business operations for a transitional period which it states will not ‘exceed a six-month’ period.For its full-year 2016 performance, Headlong and associated businesses generated approximately €35m of Clean EBITDA. In its market update, GVC further states that Headlong and associated businesses had gross assets of €21m as at 31 December 2016.GVC details that its decision to sell its Turkish enterprise follows a strategic board review, in which governance has decided to concentrate growth within regulated markets. GVC Holdings Chief Executive Kenneth Alexander (CEO) commented on the update“As the Group evolves, our focus is increasingly on regulated markets and markets where we believe there is a realistic path to regulation. Today’s disposal is consistent with this strategy and enhances GVC’s position as a leading operator in a rapidly developing industry.”Reacting to GVC’s Turkish disposal, sector analysts have detailed that the sale may be needed in order to execute GVC ‘well documented’ takeover plan of FTSE competitor Ladbrokes Coral Plc.This September, UK business news sources reported that GVC governance would attempt its third multi-billion takeover bid for Ladbrokes-Coral. Deal stakeholders were reported to be waiting for the outcome of the UK governments October industry review on FOBTs wagering and advertising standards. Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020
SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have announced an extension to its existing licensed betting offices (LBO) partnership, encompass international pool betting and fixed odds rights on both retail and online.A new five year deal has been agreed from April 1, encompassing the distribution of audio-visual pictures and data to LBOs across Great Britain and Ireland, while an extension to incorporate marketing of their rights in a wider international agreement to commence from January 1 2019.Under the terms of this new agreement, RMG are to control the pool betting service globally for horseracing content from RMG, Ireland and Chelmsford City.In addition SIS is to control the fixed odds betting service for RMG and SIS content, including Irish racecourses, Chelmsford City, international, greyhound and virtual racingRMG Chief Executive, Richard FitzGerald, commented: “This exciting new agreement with SIS is a natural extension of our partnership, following on from our LBO rights agreement. “It is a strategic, long-term approach to RMG’s media rights, which will result in cost savings, revenue enhancements and the opportunity to grow and promote our quality racing. And, of course, all RMG’s profits are paid to its racecourse shareholders.”The controversial agreement has been discussed by David Thorpe, Chairman of Arena Racing Company, who said in a statement: “We understand that Racecourse Media Group has made the decision to walk away from the very successful joint venture of GBI, the international rights arm of British Racing, from 2019.“We are a little surprised that, without any warning, RMG has informed us that they have chosen the bookmaker owned SIS as their new international partner so fracturing British horseracing in the process, and damaging the huge progress we have made together in penetrating international markets. “This will have ramifications as to how British racecourses work together in the future. We are sure our international horserace partners will be disappointed.“However, we have spent considerable resources in building a compelling round the clock suite of international rights including UK horseracing, established BAGS UK greyhounds, Australian horseracing and greyhounds, together with South African horseracing. “We expect to announce further international content deals shortly. We therefore very much look forward to having discussions with GBI’s international and fixed odds customers to provide an array of compelling and competitive content.” SIS adds Irish Greyhound Derby to its portfolio August 13, 2020 Related Articles Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Share Submit Share
Share StumbleUpon Share Join the PASPA Repeal 2nd anniversary online networking event May 13, 2020 Brandon Walker: How Amelco is using technology to tap into new markets March 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles International profile buoys Flutter during troubled times April 17, 2020 US news source Axios has reported that DFS operator DraftKings targets a further $150-200 million funding round, seeking to accelerate its US sports betting proposition.The news of DraftKings’ planned funding round, comes as the Boston-based enterprise, today confirms that it has officially filed its application for a New Jersey state sports betting license.Furthermore, this June saw DraftKings announce its first betting-centric partnership with New Jersey-based Resorts Atlantic City Casino.Following the Supreme Court’s repeal of federal PASPA laws, DraftKings has made no secret of expanding its enterprise through sports betting.Targeting New Jersey as its entry point, DraftKings governance believes that it will clear state licensing requirements by the start of the NFL season 2018/19 (regular season begins 7 September).To date, DraftKings has secured circa $700 million in venture funding. Led by Eldrige Industries, DraftKings last VC round was undertaken in March 2017 raising $120 million.Jason Robins CEO and Co-founder of DraftKings enterprise, has previously detailed that his firm will diversify its product base, beyond fantasy sports, accommodating new consumer trends in US sports.Furthermore, the repeal of PASPA laws has seen a shake-up in DraftKings market, as its main DFS rival FanDuel has agreed to merge its business with FTSE-listed Paddy Power Betfair’s US subsidiary Betfair US.Robins and corporate stakeholders actively seek to establish DraftKings early US betting footprint against potential US betting incumbents.