Better Collective Spotlight: Preparing for the biggest week in horse racing

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Having described the Cheltenham Festival as “the biggest week in horse racing”, leading igaming affiliate Better Collective will provide its tipster community on bettingexpert.com with the best advice on which horses to bet on, where to bet and how to enjoy the action live.On the eve of the Festival, Joe Ryan, Video Production Lead for Better Collective, breaks down the company’s creative strategies both leading up to and during the week. In this article, the latest in the Better Collective Spotlight series, Ryan highlights the importance of video – the “medium of choice” for users to gain knowledge about the Festival – as he explains why everyone watching needs a Daily Nap (not like that), as well as some pointers for best value bets and a few dark horses to watch out for.The Nap (our best bet of the Festival)The content that our audience craves the most is betting tips on each day of the Cheltenham Festival, so in the 48 hours or so leading up to it we create full daily preview videos.Our Racing Editor (and professional punter) Stephen Harris talks through the card and casts an expert eye over any late developments or market movements. In 2018, our daily video previews amassed over 15,000 views – numbers we expect to surpass in 2019.The Value BetOnce our community are armed with the information and insight provided from Stephen, it’s time for us to present where we see the best value for punters at the Festival.Almost every bookmaker you can think of provides customers with an incentive to bet with them during the Festival, all of which are clearly documented on the bettingexpert website in text format.To help condense the offers into a digestible format, we create a video of our top 5 offers for the week. This is published around 48 hours before the Festival begins, and allows our community time to make sense of the offers and go through the account registration process at the relevant bookmakers.We also create versions specific to each day of the Festival as bookmakers provide offers for specific races on specific days. The price boosts on the Gold Cup are usually the most popular, and with good reason.The Dark HorseAfter all the analysis and preparation, one question remains: How to watch the Cheltenham Festival? Of course, for UK audiences terrestrial television is an option, but the bettingexpert community is global, so we also create a guide on the best bookmakers that are providing Live Streaming of the event and how to access the streams.This year, we also plan to innovate by providing the bettingexpert community with a daily weather report from a location overlooking Cheltenham racecourse. The conditions are a key factor when considering which horse to bet on, so we want to be on the ground in Gloucestershire to bring our audience closer to the Festival and keep them up to date throughout the week. Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion  July 2, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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James and Sanchez impress in Linz

first_imgOlympic champions Kirani James and Felix Sanchez claimed victories in their respective one-lap specialties to highlight the Gugl Games in Linz, Austria, on Monday night (20).James produced a dominant win as he powered around the lap to win the 400m in 44.46, his second fastest time of the season. Jonathan Borlee of Belgium was a distant second in 45.10 with Calvin Smith Jr edging fellow American Conrad Williams by just 0.01 in 45.34 for third.In the 400m Hurdles, Felix Sanchez bounced back from an off night in Stockholm last Friday to win in 48.13. Jamaican Leford Green was second in 48.89, well clear of Olympic silver medallist and Stockholm winner Michael Tinsley, who clocked 49.49.The highlight in the short sprints came courtesy of Ashmeade Nickel who led a Jamaican 1-2-3 in the men’s 100m in 10.03, well clear of Michael Frater (10.13) and Jason Young (10.15).Samantha Henry-Robinson won the women’s race for Jamaica as well clocking 11.15, just ahead of Nigerian Gloria Asumnu (11.19).In the 200m, Stockholm winner Charonda Williams won again, clocking 22.67 ahead of Bianca Knight (22.74), a member of the World record-setting U.S. 4x100m Relay team from London and Henry-Robinson who concluded her busy day with a third place finish over the half lap. The sprint hurdles were fast, too. Russian record holder Sergey Shubenkov impressed in the men’s 110m Hurdles, again equalling his 13.09 national mark, well clear of 2009 World champion Ryan Brathwaite (13.23).In the women’s 100m Hurdles race, Ginnie Crawford, who looked strong for seven hurdles in Stockholm last Friday, was even better in Linz, winning comfortably in 12.68 from Queen Harrison (12.77) and Olympic bronze medallist Kellie Wells (12.83).The closest race of the night was the women’s 3000m Steeplechase where Kenyan Lydia Chepkirui edged compatriot Hyvin Kiyeng by just 0.01 in 9:23.52. Ruth Bisibori was a distant third in 9:36.10 to round out a Kenyan top-three.In the women’s 800m Hannah England showed that it doesn’t take a big field to produce a strong performance. In a race with just four starters and three finishers, England won in 1:59.66. Anna Pierce of the U.S. was second in 2:00.49, with Molly Beckwith (2:00.73) third.In the field events, World champion Fabiana Murer collected a confidence-boosting victory in the Pole Vault with a first-attempt clearance at 4.65m, just her third of the season in eight competitions. Passing at 4.70m, she jumped once at 4.75m before calling it a night. Russia Anastasia Savchenko beat compatriot Anastasia Shvedova on countback at 4.50m for second. In the men’s Shot Put, which was contested in the city centre on Sunday (19), was won by Cory Martin with a 21.31m best, topping Ryan Whiting (20.84m) and Christian Cantwell (20.21) for a U.S. podium sweep.In a close Discus Throw contest, Gerd Kanter edged Spaniard Frank Casanas, 65.22m to 65.08.And in the women’s Long Jump, Chelsea Hayes leaped 6.81m in the fifth round to take the victory over Veronika Shutkova of Belarus whose best of 6.64m.last_img read more

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England pair win Fairhaven Trophies in style

first_img Tags: elite golf, England squads, Fairhaven Trophies Rosie Belsham and Callum Macfie led a great weekend for England at the Fairhaven Trophies in Lancashire, where they respectively won the girls’ and boys’ titles in great style.Belsham, from Whitley Bay, Northumberland, powered to 23-under par and a 20 shot win over Darcey Harry of Wales. It’s the lowest gross ever recorded in the Fairhaven Trophies, beating the best boys’ score by four and the best girls’ score by 11.Meanwhile, Macfie, from Lindrick in Yorkshire, birdied the last two holes for a two-shot victory – and a triumphant return from injury.It’s the biggest win to date for both players (pictured top), who train with England squads. For Belsham, there was the added pleasure of beating par over 72 holes for the first time – and the vindication for making swing changes over the last fortnight. Macfie, who finished on seven-under, won his title at his third and final attempt before leaving junior ranks.Belsham, playing against a par of 75, shot 70 68 69 70. Her seven-under 68 is her lowest-ever score and, over the championship, she had four eagles. “I’m very pleased,” she said. “It’s my first win in a national event so I’m very happy.”Two weeks ago the 17-year-old decided to make significant swing changes and worked hard on the range to groove them. “It really paid off,” she said.“I knew my short game was in really good shape, I just didn’t have any expectation of my long game. But after the first round I was paying good!”Macfie, 18, had to take six weeks out last season after injuring his left side, so his win is particularly sweet. “My injury set me back and my confidence was a little bit low. But with my coach and my training (in the gym) I’ve got to a place where I’m injury free and swinging pain free and that’s made the difference. And I played my heart out.”Macfie opened with two-over 74, but after his second round 68 he was in third place at the halfway stage and four shots off the lead, set by his Yorkshire team-mate Ben Schmidt. “I didn’t try and push too hard today, I just gave myself chances and didn’t put myself under too much pressure.“It was really exciting coming down the stretch, Ben was playing well, Tiger (Christensen from Germany) was doing well a couple of groups ahead. It was a pressure situation, but I came out on top,” said Macfie who shot 70 69 in the last two rounds.Christensen was runner-up on five-under, followed by Schmidt (Rotherham) on four under. Three other English players were in the top 10: Remy Miller (Prestbury, Cheshire) was fifth; Jamie Marwick (Corhampton, Hampshire) was ninth and Jacob Kelso (Kings Hill, Kent) was 10th.Belsham also teamed up with George Leigh (Trevose, Cornwall) and Dominic Clemons (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire) to win the team prize for England. Belsham is pictured with Leigh.Click here for full scores 5 May 2019 England pair win Fairhaven Trophies in style last_img read more

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TelePresence: meetings without travel

first_img14 October 2009South African telecommunications operator Neotel has launched the first TelePresence facility in Africa, making a virtual “public room” available for businesses to interact with their global counterparts.TelePresence, which uses Cisco technology, integrates advanced audio, high-definition video and interactive elements to deliver “a virtual meeting experience that feels real”.Neotel says it has introduced the value-added service in response to continued global economic pressures resulting in organisations looking for ways to cut down on overseas corporate travelling in particular.“The launch of this TelePresence facility is in line with Tata Communications’ global strategy to launch more of these facilities across the globe this year,” Neotel MD Ajay Pandey said in a statement late last month.By working closely with Tata Communications, Neotel is able to tap into their global network, providing South Africans with true global connectivity.“We see this as a wonderful opportunity to enable our customers’ businesses by providing them with access to a solution that will streamline operations and reduce travel time and associated costs,” Pandey said.Reducing business costsIn a recent report, research firm Gartner predicted that, due to the current world economic crisis, high-definition based video meeting solutions would negatively affect the global travel industry.Locally, businesses are looking to reduce operational costs and are reducing their travel budgets significantly, says Neotel.TelePresence creates the perception that the different parties are sitting in the same room, having a face-to-face meeting, without having to travel to the meeting.“This means the effective use of this technology will save time and money,” said Pandey. “The business case associated with TelePresence is phenomenal.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Ohio AgriBusiness Association Annual Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will hold its annual Industry Conference Feb. 3-4, 2016 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, providing education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals, including the OABA Industry Dinner and OABA Annual Meeting.This will be the fourth year the Industry Conference has been held, with more than 300 industry professionals attending the 2015 event.“The OABA Industry Conference continues to be an exceptional event that provides agribusiness professionals with access to experts on current agricultural issues in Ohio,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “This will be a valuable experience for attendees, with many opportunities to gain insight and perspectives to help tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”Widely-respected speakers and industry professionals will share their expertise during the two-day conference. Topics include:Nutrient stewardshipCustom applicationInsect controlNitrogen managementUpdates from Ohio State University Extension, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.General session speakers include Chris Reynolds with PotashCorp, Kathy Mathers with The Fertilizer Institute, Marty Ruikka with ProExporter and Kim Chesky with LeadingWise.This year’s keynote speaker will be retired Army Col. Dr. Peter Mansoor, presenting on “The Rise of ISIS.” Mansoor’s 26-year career in the military included two combat tours and serving as executive officer to retired Army Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq.A complete agenda is available at www.oaba.net/events_conference.Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for both Certified Crop Advisers and state licensed pesticide applicators that attend the conference.All-inclusive registration for the event includes admission to both days of educational programming and all meals, including the Industry Networking Reception & Dinner and OABA Annual Meeting. Registration fees are as follows:Member: $260 ($335 after Jan. 8, 2016)Non-Member: $400 ($475 after Jan. 8, 2016)Individual day and reception/dinner-only registrations are also available, as are exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities. Visit www.oaba.net/events_conference for more information and to register. All cancellations must be made by Jan. 22, 2016 to be eligible for a refund.Hotel accommodations for the Columbus Marriott Northwest can be made online by visiting www.oaba.net/events_conference or by calling 614-791-1000 and using the code “Ohio AgriBusiness Association.” The deadline to make reservations is Jan. 22, 2016.last_img read more

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DC helps special girl live her dream

first_imgIt was a dream come true for 15-year-old differently abled Anmol Beri in Punjab’s Ferozepur on Friday when she stepped into the shoes of a Deputy Commissioner for an entire day.Anmol, suffering from locomotor and dwarfism, was invited by Ferozepur Deputy Commissioner Chander Gaind to fulfil her dream of being a Deputy Commissioner for a day.“Anmol had told me that she wanted to be an IAS officer, following which I promised her that I can help her to fulfil her dream of being a Deputy Commissioner,” Mr. Gaind said.Mr. Gaind said the girls was suffering from a rare locomotor disease which had stopped the growth of her body. He said Anmol had topped in matriculation with 85.6% marks and was now studying in Class XI. Brand ambassador“It was during a seminar against drug abuse in her school that I had met Anmol and I was impressed by her performance at the seminar, despite her suffering,” he said, adding that she has also been appointed as district brand ambassador of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”.Anmol was given a separate chair adjacent to the DC’s official chair. “She closely observed the working of the Deputy Commissioner’s office. She also attended several congratulatory calls on the official number,” said Mr. Gaind.‘Valuable suggestions’“She gave some valuable suggestions. Among them were that potholed roads must be repaired immediately, stray cattle menace and plastic must be eliminated at the earliest. I informed her that the tenders of roads have been floated and the government has sanctioned ₹3 crore for a new cow shelter where the stray cattle will be shifted,” said Mr. Gaind.“I aspire to become an IAS officer and today I have been given an opportunity to discharge duty like a Deputy Commissioner. It feels great, It’s a big day,” she told reporters.last_img read more

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Ford Figo to be unveiled at Geneva Auto Show; Europe debut soon

first_imgAccording to German magazine, AutoBild, the India-made Ford Figo will be making its European debut at the next years Geneva Motor Show.According to the magazine, Ford India will be exporting around 240,000 cars per annum and 270,000 engines per annum of Ford Figo to the European countries after it makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.Features:Few of the headline features include SYNC infotainment system with Bluetooth telephony, Ford MyKey, new interior design, and improved interior space.Engine:Moreover, Ford could be providing the European Ford Figo with a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol or a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT, with a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed PowerShift DCT automatic transmission. The diesel variant could come with a 1.5-litre TDCi engine producing 99bhp of peak power, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, reports say.ALSO READ:Who’s the best: New Ford Figo versus the competitiorsDimension:The Ford Figo measures 3,886mm in length, 1,695mm in width and 1,525mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,491mm and ground clearance of 174mm. The Europe-bound Ford Figo will come with a boot capacity of 257 litres.Competition:Ford Figo will compete against Suzuki Swift, Nissan Micra and Hyundai i10 in the European market.We had earlier reported , that Ford India will soon send Made-In-India cars to the European market. The compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) EcoSport will be shipped and ready for sale from October 2017.ALSO READ:New Ford Figo hatchback launched for Rs 4.3 lakhThe company has apparently began working on developing a face-lifted version of the SUV for the European market and has started an initial tendering procedure to supply components. The initial estimate request is for as many as 90,000 units a year, more than the number of cars it sells in India.advertisementlast_img read more

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4 days agoMan City boss Guardiola a fan of Gasperini and Atalanta

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola a fan of Gasperini and Atalantaby Carlos Volcano4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits he’s a fan of Champions League opponents Atalanta.City host Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta on Tuesday night.“What I said about (Maurizio) Sarri I could say about Gasperini, I was lucky enough to meet him before,” said Guardiola.“Having seen what Atalanta did last year and what they’re doing this season is incredible.“It’s a great joy to watch his team play, they’re brave, they respect their supporters. The way they play is unusual, they take quite a few risks.“In this match both teams are very brave, and they will try to impose the game, we will have to adapt and they will do the same.“I hope it will be an open match, both teams score and concede. I hope it will be a lively match.” last_img read more

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Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Fire Head Coach David Blatt

first_imgLeBron James is surrounded by reporters discussing Ben Simmons.LeBron James Ben SimmonsUpdate: Wojnarowski is also reporting that Cleveland’s next head coach will be assistant Tyronn Lue. Lue and the team have already agree to a multi-year deal.Assistant Ty Lue has agreed to a multi-year deal as new Cavaliers head coach, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 22, 2016Earlier: Despite posting a 30-11 record and currently holding the No. 1 seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, it’s been reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach David Blatt. Blatt, who posted a 53-29 record with the team last year, lasted just a season and a half in Cleveland.ESPN’s Brian Windhorst added that there’s been “unrest” in Cleveland’s locker room.Cleveland has fired coach David Blatt, sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 22, 2016The Cavs have fired coach David Blatt, sources confirm. First reported by Yahoo— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016Despite positive comments publicly, there had been unrest growing in Cavs locker room. Frankly, it had been there since almost day one.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016Despite up and downs, Blatt has had one ardent supporter in Cavs organization and that was owner Dan Gilbert.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016LeBron James was informed of the decision to fire David Blatt today, he was not consulted on decision sources said— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016James’ fondness for Ty Lue and his desire to be coached by a former player were well known in the organization. As were issues with Blatt— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016Blatt, who came over from Maccabi Tel Aviv ahead of the 2014-2015 season, posted a regular season record of 83-40 in his time in Cleveland.last_img read more

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New threshold and corporate income tax rate January 1

first_imgTax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise that on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 an increase in the Income Tax Threshold and a decrease in the Corporate Income Tax rate become effective. In respect of individuals, the Personal Income Tax (PIT) threshold or tax-free income increases to $507,312.00 per annum, up from $441,168.00 per annum. The increase in the threshold means that the corresponding tax-free portion to be used by employers in making periodic payments is as follows: $9,756            weekly $19,512           fortnightly $42,276           monthly Persons are reminded that income in excess of the threshold will continue to be taxed at 25%. Pensioners and persons sixty-five and over are further reminded that in addition to the threshold they are entitled to a pension exemption of $80,000 and an age exemption of $80,000, respectively. Also on January 1, 2013, unregulated companies will see a reduction in the rate of Corporate Income Tax (CIT) to 25%, down from 33 1/3%. This brings the CIT rate for unregulated companies in line with the Personal Income Tax (PIT) rate of 25%. However, the rate remains at 33?% for regulated companies, including those regulated by the: Financial Services Commission (FSC) Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) Individuals and unregulated companies are advised that the new threshold and reduced tax rate are not to be applied in computing their final income tax for assessment year 2012.   However it should be used in computing the estimated income tax for assessment year 2013.  Both the final income tax return for 2012 and the estimated income tax return for 2013 are due to be filed on or before March 15, 2013. The adjustments in the threshold and CIT rate form part of the Government’s revenue measures tabled in parliament during the 2012/2013 budget presentation and further outlined in the recent White Paper on Tax Reform. For further information persons may contact Customer Care Centre at 1-888-Tax-Help (1-888-829-4357) toll-free or visit our website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm Contact:         Communications Unit Tax Administration Jamaica Phone: 754-6700 or 908-3404 E-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

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