Jamaica calls on rum manufacturers to eye the Caribbean market

first_imgThe Jamaican government wants local rum manufacturing companies to regard the Caribbean region as an important market for their products.“I want to recommend that we target not just the global external market, but the Caribbean, a major market for tourism. Sometimes we overlook the bars at the hotels in the countries of the Caribbean, which the tourists are visiting, but that, too, must be a part of the plan,” said Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw.Millions more to be earned Shaw, who recently toured the National Rums of Jamaica and Clarendon Distillers Limited, said Jamaica’s rum-manufacturing companies can earn millions annually from the regional market.But, he said, they have to research and tap into the various markets for demands that are not being fully satisfied.He also called on Jamaica’s rum-manufacturing companies to seek assistance from his Ministry, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Jamaica Tourist Board, to help with marketing their products across the region.A government statement said that Shaw tour was geared towards having a better understanding of the needs of the rum manufacturers and to create linkages that will assist the companies with marketing and selling their products in the regional and international markets.last_img read more

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Meet Asanyah Davidson, fashion entrepreneur

first_imgCNW recently caught up with Asanyah Davidson a fashion designer/entrepreneur based in Miami, yet still calls Jamaica home.CNW: Tell us a little bit about yourself?Davidson: That’s a long one. From Clarendon, Jamaica. I took my first international flight on my own at 7, and I’ve been traveling ever since. I still call Jamaica home, and South Florida my base.  I love all things design related, not just fashion. I love to travel, good food and great conversation. I love design and the way a designer’s mind works. I spent several years in the industry in New York and after completing my graduate degree in London, I returned to the States and worked at Macy’s Florida Division as an assistant buyer. During that time, I also started teaching at Miami International University of Art & Design and Broward Community College while working on my own mini collections. I most recently took my love of teaching and knowledge of fashion to West Africa where I taught at schools in Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana. That year on the Continent allowed me to learn extensively about native techniques and the ever-popular Ankara fabrics. I love mentoring and sharing my passion for design with students. My areas of interest are education, global studies, design and fashion as communication. I have a M.A. Design Studies from Central Saint Martins London, England, B.S. International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries from F.I.T., I had the chance to study abroad in Polimoda, Florence, Italy. I have a A.A.S Fashion Design from F.I.T., and I attend Design and Architecture Senior High.CNW: None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?Davidson: First and foremost, my grandmother. I lost her very early in life, but she had a significant influence on me. The matriarch of our family, a talented seamstress, and a disciplined woman. In no order, my friends, who are all quite talented and exceptional in their own way and always provide support and encouraged me to challenge myself.  I have moved so many times, and as a result, I’ve collected a diverse group of Besties, and they’ve all helped me grow in one way or another. My cousins, who were like brothers and sisters growing up.  My mentors, men, and women who champion me when I’m not in the room. CNW: What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?Davidson: Becoming Chairperson of Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College was a great moment but I’m most proud of the amazing faculty of the staff there, and I’m proud of what we’re building and the kind of opportunity we’re creating for our students. One of the goals this year was to get the students more involved in community events and 6 of our students created work to benefit Susan G. Komen which was really great. Not only because the gowns they made were beautiful but because it took the hard work of our faculty and staff to make it happen. I am most proud of how we work together to make our program a success.  CNW: Tell us about the work you did in West Africa…Davidson: Through past connections, I was able to find a college in Nigeria to teach fashion, while there I was able to travel to Morocco and South Africa between classes. I got to know the local culture in Lagos, make some amazing new friends and really enjoy the people there. It’s always interesting to compare cultures, there are more similarities than differences once you get down to it. That opportunity lead to another, and I was invited to teach in Ghana soon after. Ghana feels like an extension of Jamaica, the music, the people and the food felt so familiar, they love all things Jamaican, and I made more great friends. The students in both countries were amazing. The way they took the knowledge I shared and translated it into their own, their use of color and textiles is truly impressive, and I still order dresses from former students, in part to support them as designers and also to showcase the talent coming out of Africa. CNW: Must Read book?Davidson: Wow, I can name one of the most influential in my approach to life and my understanding of people, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. CNW: What is one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?Davidson: I’ve been boxing for about 8 years now. I love science and therefore Sci-fi. Vegan for 5 years in January 2019.last_img read more

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Broward Public Schools Offers Welcome Center to Assist Bahamian families Displaced…

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY – As part of its ongoing recovery and relief efforts to support residents displaced by Hurricane Dorian, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has opened a Welcome Center to help students and families arriving from the Bahamas.The BCPS Welcome Center is located in the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Family Resource Center, at 1400 NW 14th Court in Fort Lauderdale, 754-323-1595. The Welcome Center provides families with support for student registration into District schools, and once registered, connects families to school social workers, who provide school supplies, uniforms and clothes, food, and information on local resources. In addition, the Welcome Center offers access to a variety of health services, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Broward.The Welcome Center is open during the following times:Mondays and Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Fridays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.When the Welcome Center is closed, families should contact the Family & Community Engagement Office at 754-321-1599 for assistance. As the need for support increases, the District will offer additional hours of operation.The District continues to collaborate with the Broward Education Foundation, United Way of Broward County and BrightStar Credit Union to collect and deliver donations and resources to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts in the Bahamas. For more information on the District’s Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts, visit browardschools.com/hurricanerelief.last_img read more

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Clarion Gaming and GamblingCompliance join SBC’s Sports Betting Week

first_img Submit Share Khalid Ali, IBIA: Tackling sports betting corruption December 18, 2019 Share The sports betting world will be descending on London this September for a series of events, exhibitions and networking functions, exploring the future of sports betting, innovation, marketing and regulation.Sports Betting Week (12-15 September) sees three of the industry’s key information providers – Clarion Gaming, SBC Events & GamblingCompliance – present the industry with a week’s worth of high quality conference & exhibition events in one of  the most exciting cities in the world.The first conference that kicks off the week will be WrB London – Responsible Gambling Innovation, on Tuesday 12 September at the OXO2 Tower, organised by the Most Respected Events Business (as awarded by the 2017 AEO Awards) Clarion Events. This year, WrB London will be exploring market developments with even more conceptual, technical and important discussion around how the gambling industry and its stakeholders can thrive and prosper with responsible gambling.Responsible gambling technology advances are moving at a rapid pace, this combined with gaming’s adoption of CSR and transparency, is making RG a key theme for multiple departments within businesses. The 2017 edition will set the tone for the responsible gambling agenda for the next 12 months.The next event to be hosted as part of the week of Betting and Gaming in London will be, Betting on Sports, taking place on the 12-15 September at Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, organised by SBC Events, who host and organise some of the largest sports betting events in the industry.With over 1,200 senior executives, 150 leading speakers, 50 exhibitors and a plethora of conferences and tracks available, Betting on Sports 2017 is a must-attend event for members of the sports betting industry and those that deal with the sector. The event focuses on everything related to sports and betting, including Esports, Racing, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Darts, Rugby and more.The event starts out with a pre-registration networking party at Hilton Hotel Olympia on Tuesday 12th September, with two full days of conference and exhibition on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th and networking parties in the evening.London’s week of Betting and Gaming will be closed with a conference hosted by GamblingCompliance, the leading provider of legal, regulatory and business intelligence to the gambling industry,  on Friday 15 September at the Hilton Hotel Olympia. GCRB: Germany in Focus – Sports Betting, Licensing & Tax will provide delegates with an insight into the current state of legislation in the country and examining the implications of the recent move by .Schleswig-Holstein to pull out of the Interstate Treaty for Gambling.Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, stated: “It’s a pleasure to partner with Clarion Gaming and GamblingCompliance to help us with our vision for Sports Betting Week – a series of sports betting related events and topics in London for senior industry decision makers. We have worked very hard to ensure that the events complement each other to create value for all industry stakeholders, including operators, suppliers, service providers, affiliates, media and the sports industry.”Buy your tickets for SBC’s Betting on Sports Conference and Exhibition hereBuy your tickets for WrB London – Responsible Gambling Innovation hereBuy your tickets for GamblingCompliance’s GCRB: Germany in Focus – Sports Betting, Licensing & Tax StumbleUpon Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming January 22, 2020 Related Articles Covid concerns see Clarion Gaming move ICE 2021 to April    July 15, 2020last_img read more

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Clean Turkish break costs GVC Holdings €46 million

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will offload its ‘Headlong Limited’ Turkish business unit relinquishing any payment from the asset.GVC governance undertakes its decision in order to help secure its £4 billion takeover of Ladbrokes Coral Plc, which is currently being reviewed by the UK Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA), which has set a 21 February deadline for industry comment.As the deal leader, GVC’s Turkish market operations are regarded as a sticking point in its pursuit of the larger Ladbrokes Coral FTSE enterprise.Deal stakeholders believe that GVC’s operations are perhaps too exposed to Turkish revenues, a territory where online betting is currently illegal.Preparing to present its formal takeover offer to Ladbrokes Coral investors, last November GVC governance announced that it has agreed to sell its entire Turkish enterprise to Malta technology group Ropso Ltd for €150 million.Agreeing on sale terms with Ropso, GVC detailed that it would operate Headlong and its associated businesses for a ‘transitional period’ of six months. However, GVC governance will now move for a clean and complete break from any Turkish activity.Ropso a former Turkish market technology partner of GVC will gain control of Headlong assets without paying any deal instalments which had been previously agreed over a period of five years.GVC’s complete Turkish market exit will cost the gambling group circa €46 million. GVC reassures investors, that moving forward it will receive no cash or service no debt related to the Turkish market.last_img read more

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The World Cup’s Finest with Sky Bet’s Paul Lowery

first_imgShare CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Paul Lowery, Head of Sports Trading at Sky Betting and Gaming, is the latest to share his own personal World Cup highlights and memories, featuring THE Ronaldo, an all too rare Scotland appearance and Germany brutally breaking Brazilian hearts, at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte four years ago.First World Cup memory 17 July 1994 (Brazil v Italy)/10 June 1998 (Brazil v Scotland). I vaguely remember sneaking down the stairs late at night as a kid to catch the end of USA 94. The only thing I can remember is Baggio missing the crucial penalty. Running home from the school bus to catch the Brazil v Scotland game of France 98 is a much more vivid memory for me though!Favourite World Cup:Goal James Rodriguez (Colombia v Uruguay, 2014). I was rooting for Colombia at the last World Cup, and James Rodriguez bringing the ball down on his chest and thumping in the goal of the tournament in Brazil still brings a big smile to my face. I think my pocket has done a lot of the talking at the more recent World Cups, and my enjoyable moments seem to coincide with winning bets!Player Ronaldo (of Brazilian number 9 fame). He was a big hero for me as a kid. I was at the impressionable age where I wanted to mimic his shirt, his boots but thankfully not his awful haircut! The furore that surrounded him at France 98 in particular makes him hard to beat for me, although I always loved watching Pavel Nedved as well.TeamSouth Korea, 2002. Although they got some very questionable refereeing calls to help them out along the way, I will always have a soft spot for South Korea in 2002. The way their performance gripped a nation was something truly incredible to see, and the scenes in the city of Seoul when they knocked Italy out were stunning.GameBrazil v Germany, 2014. I’m sure I’ve missed an older classic from France or Korea but I was stunned like many by Germany’s absolute demolition of Brazil on home soil. I’ve never watched a match and been so truly stunned by such a mismatch between sides that were expected to be going at each other hammer and tongs for 90 minutes.KitNigeria, 2018. It’s only recently had its first official run out but I’m hoping you let me have Nigeria’s effort from this year’s tournament. It’s achieved cult status already and I’m positive it’s the most fashionable effort at this year’s tournament. If I’m not allowed that then in recent years I’ve always thought the Croatian red and white kit is a great sign that the world cup is off and running.The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day.last_img read more

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

first_img The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react? June 16, 2020 MySportwetten: What German players want from a bookmaker July 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Share UKGC data reveals ‘notable recovery’ for sports betting July 6, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered.This week’s OTB reports on DAZN acquiring the majority of UCL rights in Germany, BeIN’s acquiring of Euro 2020 French broadcasting rights, LFC’s Nike partnership announcement and an interview with FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi.___________________DAZN takes over as Germany’s main UCL broadcasterCarsten Schmidt, Sky Deutschland’s chief executive, has confirmed that global sports streaming service provider DAZN has acquired the majority of rights to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in Germany.Starting as of the 2021/22 season, the three year deal between DAZN and the UCL marks the first time that UEFA has opted for a streaming-first distribution model for its premier club competition within the German market.Moreover, the deal with DAZN also brings to an end Sky’s long-term broadcasting partnership with UEFA as was revealed by Schmidt in Germany’s Bild tabloid newspaper.The Sky chief executive explained: “In the tendering process that has just been completed, we have not been able to agree on a continuation of the cooperation after about 20 years of partnership with UEFA.“We have an economically clear and responsible view on the value of sports rights, however, even in the interests of our customers, we were not prepared to go beyond the high value that we attach to this right.”Despite having lost the rights to the UCL, Sky Deutschland still has the rights to the German premier club football league, the Bundesliga, as well as the English Premier League and Formula One. The French broadcasting rights for Euro 2020 has been acquired by BeINBeIN Sports, the pay-television broadcaster, has announced it has acquired the French broadcasting rights to the upcoming international football championship, UEFA Euro 2020.The deal, sees BeIN secure live coverage of all 51 games from Euro 2020, with the Qatari-based broadcaster also securing exclusive broadcasting rights to 28 of those matches.Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA’s marketing director, stated: “In all our broadcast partners we look for broadcast innovation and the highest quality of programming, and BeIN is undoubtedly a flag-bearer in both regards.“With European football continuing to be such an important sporting spectacle in France, we couldn’t be happier to have BeIN as our official broadcast partner to help us deliver UEFA Euro 2020 to fans across the country.”As well as live match coverage, the deal covers linear and digital output, and also includes highlights, near-live and on-demand clips as well as other support programming.Although no official figures have yet been released, French daily sports newspaper L’Equipe has reported that the deal is worth in the region of €38m, a figure which marks a near 40% decrease when compared to the €60m BeIN reportedly paid for the Euro 2016 broadcasting rights.Yousef Al-Obaidly, BeIN Media Group chief executive, added: “With its new 24-team format, this year’s European Championship is bigger and better than ever before – so we are delighted to extend our long-term partnership with Uefa and continue to bring the very best of sport to our valued subscriber-base.“We continue to bid proportionately for premium sport, and this deal to broadcast Euro 2020 adds to our unrivalled library of premium football and other sports content in France, reinforcing BeIN Sports’ long-term position as the one of the leading sports broadcasters in the world.”The deal marks the latest agreement between UEFA and the broadcaster in France and follows on from BeIN securing the majority of exclusive French television rights to the UEFA Champions League for the 2021-2024 cycle.Euro 2020 is set to open on 12 June with the final scheduled to kick off one month later on 12 July.LFC unveils Nike as official kit supplierNike has been announced as Liverpool Football Club’s new official kit supplier, with the sportswear company set to replace New Balance as from the 2020-21 season.The multi-year partnership, which is effective as of 1 June 2020, will see Nike manufacture and supply Liverpool FC’s playing, training and travel wear for both the senior men’s and women’s teams as well as the academy squads, the club’s coaching staff and the LFC Foundation. Billy Hogan, LFC’s managing director and chief commercial officer, stated: “Our iconic kit is a key part of our history and identity. We welcome Nike into the LFC family as our new official kit supplier and expect them to be an incredible partner for the club, both at home and globally as we continue to expand our fanbase. As a brand, Nike reflects our ambitions for growth, and we look forward to working with them to bring fans new and exciting products.”The announcement follows on from Liverpool’s court win over New Balance after the Boston-based sportswear brand alleged the club was looking to switch to Nike once it’s existing contract ended in May 2020.Liverpool’s former kit suppliers argued they were entitled to match Nike’s offer, however, the judge ruled that New Balance’s offer was ‘less favourable to Liverpool’ when considering the marketing and distribution aspects available to Nike. Bert Hoyt, VP, GM Nike EMEA, added: “Liverpool Football Club has such a proud heritage and strong identity. The partnership with Liverpool FC underscores our leadership in global football and with the club’s passionate worldwide fanbase and strong legacy of success, they have a very bright future ahead.“We look forward to partnering with them to serve players and supporters with Nike innovation and design.”As of yet no financial figures have been released, however, it is rumoured that the deal could represent a record in English football, with it being believed that the worth of the newly struck deal could possibly match or exceed Manchester United’s £75m per year deal with Adidas.Hogan concluded: “We’d like to thank New Balance for their support over the last few years and wish them well for the future.”FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi: Increasing football’s efforts in sustainabilityAhead of the group’s latest partnership within women’s football, Dean Akinjobi CEO of FootballMedia, tells us more on why he believes football needs to be a positive influence when it comes to sustainability.InsiderSport: Can you tell us more about the deal you have just made within women’s football? Dean Akinjobi: The deal that Football Media has created is a three year deal between our eco friendly spring mineral water client brand, Aqua British and West Ham United Women’s team.Aqua British provides its spring mineral water in 100% plastic free biodegradable bottles and we have created a deal for Aqua British to be the official water partner of West Ham United’s Women’s team, they will drink Aqua British, it will be served in the VIP hospitality section at the women’s ground and as part of the deal we have created a retail channel, where Aqua British will be available for sale to fans at all West Ham United Women’s team home games.  InsiderSport: What type of initiatives and activations can we look forward to as part of the deal? Dean Akinjobi: Football Media is currently working on a number of strategic activations and initiatives as part of the deal, we are very keen to showcase the importance of hydration, whilst at the same time, educate fans and the wider public on the importance of sustainability in everyday life product choices that we make. Aqua British being an innovator in the market with its 100% plastic free biodegradable bottles and with four pence from the price of every Aqua British bottle sold going towards planting trees, we are in a strong position working with West Ham United Women’s team and Football Media’s activation network to achieve the objective of getting this essential message across.  Read MoreOn The ball is brought to you by InsiderSport, SBC’s new portal which offers all the latest news and cutting-edge analysis from the evolving business of sport. 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Countdown to Cheltenham: Santini could deliver Henderson Gold Cup win says Coral

first_img ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Share With 11 days to go until the racing industry descends on Cheltenham Racecourse, SBC has been getting the run-down from major betting operators on what to look out for at The Festival. We’ve been asking whether we could be seeing a ‘wednesday wipeout’ and what the chances are of Willie Mullins retaining the Gold Cup title.Speaking to Harry Aitkenhead, PR Executive at Coral, we gained insights into the operator’s new Fail to Finish promotion, and learnt that the strength of this year’s runners could be the reason behind an increase in ante-post betting.SBC: Three of the shortest-priced favourites of the week have been lined up to race on the Wednesday of Cheltenham Festival – is this a worry for Coral? and how does Coral plan to mitigate the risk of a ‘wednesday wipeout’?Harry Aitkenhead: It is always a worry when a few favourites line-up, and Envoi Allen, Appreciate It and Tiger Roll who all run on Wednesday are three of our worst results at the moment across the whole week. However it’s important to remember that there are also some incredibly competitive races on the day too which punters are torn over.The Champion Chase this year looks a fantastic race on paper with Altior, Defi Du Seuil and Chacun Pour Soi all jostling for favouritism, and this is a race where in the last three years the favourite has gone off at 4/11, evens and 2/9. The Coral Cup had 148 entries when the lists were revealed last week and the favourite is currently a 9/1 chance so that provides a stern test for punters too.It might be unfortunate that three of the most backed horses are running on the same day but we’ve seen plenty of favourites lose before at Cheltenham and the racing at the festival is always incredibly competitive so it should prove to be an exciting week and we aren’t running scared just yet.SBC: Data has suggested that this year’s Cheltenham Festival has attracted – on average – 40% more ante-post punting in comparison to last year. Why do you think this is?Harry Aitkenhead: It’s hard to pinpoint a reason for the increased ante post betting but it’s most likely down to the strength of a couple of the popular horses who are running. Paisley Park has been a constant attraction for punters and he is possibly the most popular horse in training at the moment with the story behind his owner and also his great partnership with Aiden Coleman. Also the likes of Envoi Allen and Appreciate It, who are mentioned above, have proved incredibly popular. No matter how far away it might be some punters always have eyes on Cheltenham and any impressive performances through the season will always prompt surges on these horses at to win at the festival.SBC: The Gold Cup hasn’t been defended since 2004, what are the chances of current joint favourite Al Boum Photo doing it for Willie Mullins this year?Harry Aitkenhead: Al Boum Photo has as good a chance as most of retaining his crown, that’s for sure. He’s had the same preparation as last year, running and winning at Tramore, and now aged 8 he looks to be at his absolute peak. 8 year olds have won this race four times out of the last seven editions and everything seems to be boding well for him.Native River’s injury was a shame as he would have had a genuine chance at regaining his title but in terms of the dangers to Al Boum Photo’s chances, it is Santini that we think should be most feared. He is our slight favourite and has an excellent chance of delivering Nicky Henderson’s first win in the race since 2013.SBC: What role will request a bets and promotional offers play in engaging punters with this year’s festival?Harry Aitkenhead: It’s always great to be able to offer our punters some special treats around the biggest week of the year for racing fans, and this year our big offer is our Fail to Finish promotion. Our customers will get their money back as a free bet, up to £10, should their horse fail to finish the race. We could see plenty of free bets being handed out if the rain continues and the ground is soft, or heavy!We will also be providing our #YourCall service through the festival meaning that punters can request any bets they like and this is a great tool for us to ensure that we keep our customers happy throughout the week and making sure that we’ve got whatever they might want to bet on available online. All of these promotions and tools are great in our aim to provide our loyal punters with the best possible service for the best week of racing on the calendar.SBC: And finally, are there any runners that SBC readers should be keeping an eye on?Harry Aitkenhead: Aside from the obvious favourites, a couple of horses that punters have been very keen to back with us recently have been Samcro, and Solo and Goshen who are both entered in the Triumph Hurdle on Friday.Samcro is now a 7-1 chance for the Marsh Novices Chase and would be one of our worst results of the week if he were to win. It’s probably a combination of his impressive win on chase debut, although he has disappointed since, and also just his popularity. He had such a good few years running over hurdles and has a real following behind him.In that race Annie Mc is entered for the Coral Champions Club, a free club for members to enter that we set up to provide people with the thrill of owning a racehorse without the expensive costs. She’s been absolutely fantastic for us, winning brilliantly over hurdles at Newbury live on ITV last season and remaining unbeaten over fences since switching. Everybody is really excited for her to run at Cheltenham and it should be a memorable day for the Coral Champions Club.Goshen goes for the Triumph Hurdle on Friday and is unbeaten over hurdles so far which has prompted punters to stick their faith in him. He won his most recent race by 11 lengths and the horse than finished second that day has since won by 16 lengths, so it’s impossible to ignore his credentials. However last weekend then saw Paul Nicholls’s French horse Solo romp home at Kempton on his first appearance in the UK and now we are seeing punters back him off the boards to win the first race on the final day of the festival. It could be a fantastic battle between the two and one to certainly keep an eye on.last_img read more

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Better Collective nominates Todd Dunlap to join board

first_img Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion  July 2, 2020 Stockholm-listed Better Collective has given its backing for Todd Dunlap to be elected to the board, as the company seeks to grow its US portfolio.The committee hopes to draw upon Dunlap’s experience in the affiliate industry, with specific emphasis placed upon Dunlap’s expertise in the US market.Dunlap has also gained experience in the travel industry, with Better Collective adding that Dunlap was ‘instrumental in the growth journey of Booking.com’ having led the Americas Region responsible for all commercial roles across the US, Canadian and Latin American markets. It added that because of this experience, he is ‘highly suited to the board of Better Collective’.Jens Bager, Chairman of the board, commented: ​​”I am very pleased that Todd Dunlap has decided to join our board of directors, of course pending approval by the Annual General Meeting. Todd’s experience comprises online business models, the US market, and an impressive growth journey, all increasingly relevant for Better Collective.“Todd will, among others, support the company in its ambitious strategic plan to expand in the fast-growing US sports betting market.”The industry affiliate’s nomination committee has also called for Jens Bager, Klaus Holse, Søren Jørgensen, Leif Nørgaard and Petra von Rohr to be re-elected to the board members, as revealed at the company’s 2020 Annual General Meeting.Better Collective has been strengthening its foothold in the US market by acquiring Florida-based Vegasinsider.com and Scoresandodds.com in a $20 million cash transaction.At the time of the acquisition, Better Collective emphasised that the two sports betting portals have maintained a legacy of ‘more than 20-years’ experience in offering premium sports picks, content, insights, information across US sports betting markets. Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit Share Related Articleslast_img read more

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IAAF World Relays: Ghana’s women’s 4x100m qualify for finals

first_imgGhana’s women’s 4x100m relay team have qualified for the finals of the 4x100m relays at the IAAF World Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan.The quartet qualified in 2nd place (44.12s) in a chaotic Heat 2 in which Great Britain and France dropped their batons and did not finish their races; while Canada were disqualified. Nigeria also encountered baton change problems before recovering to finish in a disappointing 4th place and miss out on a place in the finals.Ghana will now qualify for the World Athletics Championships irrespective of their position in the final. They just need to avoid disqualification in the race to qualify.Running in Lane 5, Flings Owusu-Agyapong started Ghana off on the first leg and handed over Gemma Acheampong on the second leg.Persis William-Mensah ran a strong 3rd leg to hold off the challenge from Great Britain but she still handed off to Hor Halutie in 5th position on the anchor leg with the likes of Denmark, France, Great Britain and Canada all ahead of Ghana.While the change over for Ghana was smooth, Britain and France dropped theirs in the final change over and Nigeria struggled with their handover. That allowed Hor to slip through and finish in 3rd with a time of 44.12s, behind Denmark (1st) and Canada (2nd).Canada were then disqualified and Ghana moved into 2nd position and a place the final.Overall, Ghana qualified the slowest, and will now come up against USA, Germany, Brazil, Jamaica, Australia, Italy and Denmark in tomorrow’s final.last_img read more

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