University of the WI lecturer provided with 2017 Marcus Garvey award

first_imgWritten extensively on GarveyLewis, a Jamaican, is based at the UWI’s Mona campus in Kingston. He has written extensively on Garvey, including the book Marcus Garvey: Anti-Colonial Champion.He is chairman of the Friends of Liberty Hall, a Kingston base that served as Garvey’s headquarters. Lewis was also main speaker at the event.Patron of the event was Jamaican Consul General in Miami, Franz Hall, who represented the Jamaican government. Award RecipientsAfter a montage featuring over 30 previous Rootz Extravaganza awardees, recipients of the 2017 Marcus Garvey Community Service Award were announced. They are clinical social worker Keachia Bowers; community activists Jynsen Henry and Hope Gary; and retired nurse manager Carol Gordon. There was an emotional screening of the film 100 Years of Racial Lynching, which graphically illustrated lynchings, burnings, bombings and other forms of racial in justice against blacks in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean. Entertainment was provided by vocalist Kristine Alicia, veteran guitarist Eugene Grey, soloist Revelation and Drumming Fingers, a children’s drum and dance troupe.An annual event, Rootz Extravaganza celebrates the birth of Garvey who was born on August 17, 1887, in Jamaica’s rural St. Ann parish.A leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York during the 1920s, he was imprisoned by the US government for mail fraud in 1923. Deported to Jamaica four years later, he died in London in 1940. He was made a National Hero in 1964. Professor Rupert Lewis, a lecturer at the University of the West Indies, was presented with the 2017 Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award at the Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza on August 17. The ceremony took place at Lauderdale Lakes Cultural and Educational Center in Lauderdale Lakes.Lewis was recognized for “his longstanding contributions to the literary scholarship about Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s first National Hero.”last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Super Eagles Defender, Troost-Ekong Score First Goal For New Club

first_imgSuper Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has scored his first club for Turkish club Bursaspor in their 4-2 away win at Yeni Malatyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday.The 24-year-old central defender, who joined Bursaspor from Gent last summer, opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he smashed the roof of the net from close range.?⚽️ @wtroostekong— bursatimsahı ? (@timsahreis) September 16, 2017Troost-Ekong made his Super Eagles debut in June 2015, playing all 90 minutes of Nigeria’s Nations Cup qualifier against Chad and has gone on to form a formidable Super Eagles defensive pairing with Mainz defender Leon Balogun. RelatedBursaspor Unveil New Signing Shehu AbdullahiJanuary 24, 2018In “National Team”Super Eagles Star Troost-Ekong Bids Farewell To Bursaspor Ahead Of Udinese MoveAugust 17, 2018In “Europe”Exclusive: Troost-Ekong Targets Improved Udinese Season (AUDIO)October 27, 2019In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Shenaly Amin – LeoVegas – Partnering with a great team

first_img Shenaly Amin, LeoVegasLate last week, LeoVegas was revealed as the new ‘Official Betting and Gaming Partner’ for Leicester Tigers, the two-time European Cup winners and 10-time English league champions.We caught up with UK Country Manager Shenaly Amin to find out more about the three-year deal, how the company will judge the effectiveness of the partnership, and whether Leicester’s recent poor form could lead to any revision of the sponsorship terms.SBC: What are the metrics around which you will judge the effectiveness of this three-year partnership?SA: The effectiveness of the partnership will be based on several aspects. One of the biggest reasons for this partnership is the credibility and trust that comes with partnering with a great team. LeoVegas prides itself on its innovation and localisation, and nothing screams local more than Leicester Tigers. The partnership comes with various deliverables so we will be measuring the engagement and uptake from all activities.SBC: With only the top six qualifying for next year’s European Champions Cup, the fifth placed Tigers are only one point ahead of Harlequins in seventh; will there be any revision of the sponsorship terms if Leicester fail to qualify?SA: We’re not too worried about this one. We have full confidence in Leicester and believe they will always come up trumps one way or another. It’s also not all about winning, its more about the strength of the brand and their values.SBC: Are you creating any special markets or LeoVegas promotions around the games, to go with the brand visibility on the shorts and around Welford Road?SA: One of the best bits about this partnership is the ability to be local and focused in offering special markets. One thing we won’t be short of is visibility. We are planning to make an impact at all games.SBC: Last summer, you celebrated your sportsbook launch with a penalty shoot-out against Razor Ruddock; how about marking this sponsorship with a conversion kicking contest against one of the Leicester Tigers players or ambassadors?SA: Last summer we had an incredible launch of our sportsbook and of course in true LeoVegas style, we never fail to come up with something bigger and better. Watch this space! LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020last_img read more

ESSA – Tennis heads up suspicious betting activity for the ninth consecutive quarter

first_img EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches July 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Submit Updating the market, international betting integrity body ESSA reported 27 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.The sport of tennis accounted for 45% of those alerts with 12 cases; the sport has now had the highest number of alerts in the last nine consecutive quarters. The remaining 55% of cases were split between: football (4 cases), volleyball (4), snooker (2), basketball (2) and one each in boxing, handball and ice hockey.  ESSA Chairman Mike O’Kane stated: “The figures for Q1 follow a similar trend to previous reports. We know that tennis, in particular, has been working hard to address this situation and we await with interest the imminent publication of the Independent Review Panel’s interim report. It is a process that ESSA has engaged in and welcomed as an important step, and we hope that the Panel’s recommendations are both evidence-based and provide practical and proportionate actions.”O’Kane further draws attention to a number of other important activities around match-fixing expected this year. The European Commission is a central figure in this and, along with the development of a recommendation on match-fixing, it has funded a number of studies on that topic which are likely to be published over the summer. ESSA has been engaging with some of those studies, providing feedback and challenging unfounded remarks. National level actions have also been accelerating, notably through the establishment of national anti-match-fixing platforms and laws.“In addressing this issue at any level, there must be a clear understanding that well-regulated betting products, in themselves, neither create nor support match-fixing. That illicit activity is a result of corrupt sportspeople and criminals seeking to defraud betting operators. Those operators are the intended victims of that fraud and any mitigating actions will be best served acknowledging that,” O’Kane commented.ESSA’s Q1 integrity report includes articles by Finnish MEP Hannu Takkula, following-up on his recent European Parliamentary report on sports governance and integrity, and also by Carl Brincat of the Malta Gaming Authority, outlining the work they are undertaking on sports betting and integrity.ESSA holds positions on match-fixing policy forums at the European Commission, Council of Europe and the IOC. It is driving a number of activities aimed at addressing match-fixing, including a player education programme with EU Athletes (see here) and an international project, entitled “Keep Crime out of Sport”, led by the Council of Europe and funded by the European Commission (see here).last_img read more

Championship clubs prep for 2018/19 with BetBright and Kindred

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Submit QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Share EFL Championship football clubs have been busy strengthening their partnerships ahead of the 2018/19 season, with both Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa announcing fresh agreements with BetBright and Kindred Group respectively.Last season’s play-off runner-up Villa has renewed and extended its relationship with Kindred, which has seen the 32Red brand become the club’s new principal partner, with Unibet set to continue as an official partner.32Red is to see its logo featured across both home and away shirts, while Unibet is to now be seen across the Villa Park based side’s first-team training wear.Neil Banbury, General Manager of the UK at the Kindred Group, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Aston Villa. 32Red has a successful history in football sponsorship and will look to build on the fantastic work done by the Unibet brand last season.“The 32Red logo won’t look out of place adorning the famous claret and blue with both brands priding themselves on excitement and entertainment. The likes of which has made 32Red an industry-leader in online casinos.“Unibet will continue to reward the legions of loyal Villains with “bettor” experiences as official betting & gaming partner, and we look forward to seeing the logo on the club’s official training wear.”Nottingham Forest on the other hand has hailed a “landmark partnership” with BetBright, which it states “represents the most significant front-of-shirt agreement in [the] Club’s history”.As part of its first such deal in English football, BetBright hopes the fan focussed approach it is to adopt will pay dividends.This is to see digital entertainment and sports betting firm agree to change its colourful logo to an all-white version, “in the knowledge that the Garibaldi Red shirt is of the utmost importance to supporters”.Sarne Lightman, Managing Director at BetBright, explained: “BetBright is thrilled that our first shirt agreement is with a Club as iconic as Nottingham Forest and whose aspirations are so closely aligned to our own.“As Forest are committed to continually improving for their fans, BetBright is committed to continually improving for its users. “We have built our own proprietary technology, driven by innovation, allowing us to provide a unique and ever-improving sports betting experience for our customers.“Like Forest, our goal is to be a Premier League brand in the next 12 months and we are very excited that our brands can take this journey together.” EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020last_img read more

Sun Bets termination costs Tabcorp £40 million

first_img Submit Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon The governance of Australia ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it has completed discussions with News UK to terminate its Sun Bets joint-venture.The Sun Bets enterprise will cease trading in the coming days, with Tabcorp set to make a £40 million payment to exit its UK betting joint-venture agreement which began in 2016.Updating investors, David Attenborough Group Chief Executive of Tabcorp stated:“The performance of Sun Bets has been below expectations and we do not expect a material improvement over the next 18 months. As such, we have reached an agreement with News UK to exit the agreement.While we didn’t get it right, we have taken valuable learnings from the Sun Bets start-up process and operations which will inform our approach across our portfolio”.Following a costly 2017 for Sun Bets enterprise, Tabcorp governance would place the joint-venture under strategic-review.Last June, Tabcorp governance would trigger negotiations with Rupert Murdoch’s News UK to terminate the JV arrangement.In its corporate update, Tabcorp governance details that it expects ‘significant costs items’ in its interim report to increase to approximately AUS $91 million (£52 million), with the company absorbing Sun Bets exit payment during the forthcoming trading period.News UK would issue the following statement regarding the closure of Sun Bets;“The Sun is the number one newspaper and digital newsbrand in the UK and we have launched many successful brand extensions such as Sun Bingo and Dream Team. We are increasingly confident in the reach and power of the brand and will firmly remain in the betting and gaming business. We now look forward to executing our vision”.last_img read more

History made as FansBet supports Shrewsbury safe standing

first_img Related Articles Submit Share Bettorlogic partnership elevates FansBet offering July 5, 2018 Share StumbleUpon Last weekend with the help of UK sportsbook operator FansBet, Shrewsbury Town FC made history launching a safe standing area at the club’s all seater stadium. FansBet sponsored the campaign which was led Shrewsbury Town’s fan group, the Supporters’ Parliament, who pushed the case for 555 railing seats at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium.Unfortunately for last season’s League One play-off finalists, the result didn’t go their way as despite numerous chance they were defeated by a goal to nil. However, the pioneering has been lauded by much of the football community, with many looking to follow in the footsteps of the Shropshire club and install safe standing. Tom Lee FansBet Brand Manager emphasised to SBC: “For the FansBet team it is extremely satisfying to know we played a small but nonetheless integral role in the return of safe standing to an English stadium. The team at Shrewsbury Town FC combined with Roger Groves and Mike Davies of their Supporters’ Parliament have been nothing but a pleasure to deal with, something we envisage continuing in order to help them fulfil other aims and ideas in the coming months. “The success at the Montgomery Waters Meadow is clear proof of FansBet’s commitment to working with supporter group, enabling them to achieve their ambitions.  Our growing list of Fan Partners at a diverse range of clubs is clear proof of the growth of the FansBet sharing model.” Issuing a statement on the club’s website, Shrewsbury CEO Brian Caldwell, expressed great pride at the launch: “I thought everybody that was in the area seemed to enjoy it and it was a really good atmosphere. I think it’s something we can build on working closely again with the Supporters Parliament.“I stood inside there myself on Saturday and it was really, really good. A great atmosphere and I think everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. It is part of the long term aim, people who want to stand can stand in a safe place but also help the atmosphere as well. “I think with it being beside the family stand, what I want to achieve from that is people who maybe come with children or come with their parents that when they graduate to the next step when they come themselves, that will be the place they go.“I’m sure it will be because that’s where the noise is coming from but I thought everybody in there was absolutely brilliant. It was a real party atmosphere.” SBC’s on the Ball: The Football League in focus May 4, 2018 Finnplay expands deal with fast-growing FansBet network June 1, 2018last_img read more

Henrik Tjärnström: Kindred Group – ‘Industry needs a collaborative approach on sustainability’

first_img Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Submit Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Speaking at Kindred Group’s ‘Sustainable Gambling Conference’ (16 October 2018 – Stockholm) Group Chief Executive Henrik Tjärnström details that his firm is prepared to tackle the industry’s big obstacles on social responsibility and trust.Hosting the conference, Kindred gathered over 200 guests representing regulatory agencies, researchers, therapists and its competitors.Discussing the context of industry sustainability, Kindred governance highlights the need for ‘all-around stakeholder collaboration’.“We have taken this initiative because we are convinced that cooperation is necessary to prevent problem gambling. No operator, supplier, regulatory authority, research centre, treatment centre or other experts can solve the challenges alone, we must learn from each other and cooperate in these important issues”, declared Henrik Tjärnström.The conference put forward a number of fresh proposals, to meet the current challenges of developing a more sustainable gambling sector. Potential future sector proposals included:Developing an industry education programme, teaching young audiences about the risks of gamblingEstablishing a  joint blocking system – ‘Players who have a problematic gambling behaviour should not be able to play with any gambling company’.Introducing a ban on credit wagering.Backing a collaborative approach on tackling sustainability, Henrik Tjärnström further commented: “To remain successful, we need to build trust by taking responsibility throughout the entire chain. For Kindred, sustainability is about creating long-term and healthy relationships with all stakeholders.”“To do that, we need to collaborate, utilize important research findings and integrate these into our tools and products. That’s the only way for us to create the best experience for our customers, inspire others, steer the development in the right direction and create a more sustainable gambling industry”.last_img read more

Women in Racing promotes female participation at upcoming event

first_img On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share In a bid to promote female participation in the horse racing industry, Women in Racing (WiR) is set to offer a new mentoring programme to those working in the industry.The annual mentoring event, taking place at The AllBright in Mayfair on July 9, will boast an international network of both clubs and academies to help support women throughout their career journey in a male-dominated industry. Lauren Dobson, Women in Racing Committee Member responsible for the mentoring programme, praised the upcoming event: “We are delighted that so many members are able to benefit from our mentoring programme, which is the only one available in British horseracing. “Last year’s event was a sell out and we hope this year’s will prove just as popular given our exciting new venue and excellent panel.” The event is set to provide attendees with expert mentoring advice, as well as a panel discussion with Dena Arstall (Founder, Ad Libitum), Lynn Tomkins (Chair, Skills 4 UK Ltd), Suzanne Homewood (Enterprise Sales Director, Samsung), and Annie Lee (Development Coach and Facilitator, Annie Lee Associates Ltd).In addition to this, Rose Grissell (Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the British Horseracing Authority) will provide an introduction to the event. As it stands, there are currently 33 WiR mentoring partnerships, with four new mentors set to join the initiative this year. The mentoring programme has provided members across all areas of horseracing with tailored support, encouragement, guidance and contacts to help skilled and hard-working women to develop and progress in their career within the sport. Share HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Charlie Parker joins BHA Board of Directors June 29, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

FSI strengthens the Nucleus of its fantasy sports platform

first_img Fantasy Sports Interactive FSI expands horizons with AfricaBet partnership June 22, 2018 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Jamie Reeves – Fplbet – The DFS recipe for success January 30, 2017 SBC-QT: Does football and betting go hand-in-hand? March 15, 2019 Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI), the first company to introduce fantasy football betting services in Europe via its Bet4theBest brand, will support a whole new range of fantasy offerings through FSI Nucleus.As the name suggests, this new product will form the nucleus of FSI’s offering, featuring a triple-Core System (Scoring – Team Creation – Live Updates) that feeds all FSI concepts. The unique architecture of Nucleus has been designed to enable optimal operational flexibility across various fantasy formats including the company’s standard Daily Fantasy Sports Lobby, Original FSI Fantasy Management Format and Exclusive FSI Fantasy Sports Offerings (Fantasy MVP, Fixed-Odds-Fantasy and varieties). Ultimately, Nucleus has been put in place to power a complete Fantasy Sports suite which can be offered as a standalone platform or as a variety of individual fantasy gaming offerings, depending on the customer’s needs.It is accompanied by the FSI Control Center, a powerful management, monitoring and data tool, while a complete back-office system for the entire FSI suite gives operators full control through a powerful and user-friendly Admin Console.These operators can now base their business planning on trusted, goal-oriented data reports and offerings they can control directly, without the need for a third-party.Maria Arnidou, FSI’s Marketing & Communications Manager, said: “Nucleus is the result of non-stop work and inspiration stemming from FSI’s hands-on B2C experience, and our valuable partners’ feedback throughout daily B2B operation and R&D. “It is the upgraded FSI gaming core, designed to back both standard Fantasy formats and FSI’s exclusive ones. As we seek to Raise Your Game, it is only natural that we first – and constantly – raise our own.”Next to standard fantasy pool game formats, the company has launched original concepts of Instant Fantasy games ever since the open beta phase of its B2C brand, Bet4theBest, in 2013-14.The introduction of the world-first fixed-odds-fantasy concept at ICE London 2019 further extended FSI’s product suite, turning the need for flexibility to a solid core system able to feed, connect and support a whole range of fantasy offerings.last_img read more