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Dominica hosts Representatives of Henderson Sport Group and engage in partnership talks

first_img Tweet 27 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNewsSports Dominica hosts Representatives of Henderson Sport Group and engage in partnership talks by: – July 21, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Share In photo: The Discover Dominica Authority’s logo. Photo credit: onelovelivity.comRoseau, Dominica – (July 21, 2011) –The Discover Dominica Authority and the Dominica Watersports Association (DWA) welcome sales agents and executives from Henderson Sport Group to the island this week.  Company executives and sales representatives from throughout the United States arrived on island on July 19 in anticipation of sealing the partnership. Dominica now considers Henderson “Destination Partners” as we seek to promote Dominica as a dive destination.This partnership is expected to expose more people to the potential of Dominica in the dive industry and increase the awareness of the island. While on island the group will be diving with local operators, visiting some of the unique attractions on the island and meeting with the local dive operators and members of the DWA.  A round-table discussion with dive operators will be held on Saturday, July 23, at the Fort Young Hotel. This opportunity presents a time for the local dive operators to foster relationships with the Henderson representatives and increase contacts and business for their respective operations.The DWA President Mr. Simon Walsh stated, “The DWA is pleased to develop a strategic relationship with Henderson Sport Group and believe this is an opportunity to create ambassadors who will return to the United States to market and promote Dominica.”This venture is possible thanks to the support and sponsorship of many of our local partners – Fort Young Hotel, Dive Dominica, KHATTS, Sunset Bay Club, Anchorage Hotel & Dive Centre, Cool Breeze Tours, Archipelago Trading and the members of DWA.The Discover Dominica Authority continues to work with journalists, travel agents and tour operators in its various overseas markets to ensure that the island receives as much exposure as possible in an effort to attract visitors to the island.Colin Piper, Director of Tourism, Discover Dominica Authority, added, “Dive operators play a vital role as representatives of a key product on the island.  Providing a top quality experience is important to maintain growth within the industry.  We thank them for their enthusiastic participation and encourage them to continue doing an excellent job as we work together to ensure that Dominica is the destination of choice for any Caribbean vacation and diving experience.”Press ReleaseDISCOVER DOMINICA AUTHORITYlast_img read more

Court hearing: Two men threatened to “kill” Arsenal midfielder

first_imgTwo men threatened to “kill” Mesut Ozil when they confronted the Arsenal midfielder’s security guards, a London court heard on Tuesday. The alleged incident happened outside Ozil’s north London home just weeks after the former World Cup winner was targeted by moped attackers while driving in the area. Security guard Kemil Sezer told the court that he and a colleague had been protecting Ozil, who was inside the house at the time, for several weeks. Salaman Ekinci and Ferhat Ercun deny behaving in a threatening or abusive manner outside the house. Assisted by a Turkish interpreter, Sezer told the Magistrates Court he first saw two men on the evening of August 8 last year before they returned around three hours later when it was dark. Sezer said the men told him: “We’re going to come back in five minutes and if security don’t go from here, we’re going to kill Mesut Ozil and kill you’. “We started chasing them … we got angry because Mesut Ozil, about two to three weeks prior, was attacked and we feared that the same thing would happen.” Ozil, who played international football for Germany but is of Turkish heritage, did not appear at the hearing. Loading… Ekinci and Ercun, both 27, were present. Asked by prosecutor Sarah Gabay how he felt, Sezer said: “Stressed. Mesut Ozil is loved by the Turkish people. “We have that responsibility on us to protect him.” The threats came around two weeks after Ozil and Arsenal team-mate Sead Kolasinac were ambushed by moped muggers who tried unsuccessfully to steal their £200,000 watches in an unrelated incident. Gabay said the pair were detained by the guards, who also had protection dogs, after they returned for a third time shortly after midnight before police were called. Read Also:Ozil decision scuppered Arsenal’s chance of signing Spanish playmaker “In interview, both defendants denied using the language and said there had been no conversation between them and said they had been attacked by the security guards,” she said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became FriendsEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Onuoha: Eze can cut it big at Premier League level

first_img Loading… “And obviously he plays for QPR, that was a big part of my career and I hope he stays but I also hope that he gets the opportunities to play at a high level and really test himself and see if he can be amongst that company. “So if he’s to leave, I think the fans will thank him for everything he’s done. Read Also:QPR place £20m price tag on Eberechi Eze “And I want to see what he’s like playing in a different team, maybe in a bigger stadium, maybe bigger atmosphere, maybe some bigger games.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester City fullback, Nedum Onuoha, has said Queens Park Rangers defender, Eberechi Eze, can cut it big at Premier League level. Eze Eze is being linked with Tottenham this week. And Onuoha told Love Sport Radio: “I played with him. He’s a friend of mine.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseMost Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more

Florida WWII veteran beats COVID-19, celebrates 99th birthday

first_imgA World War II veteran celebrated his 99th birthday last week just after beating COVID-19!According to Fox 13, Donald Betts, of St. Petersburg, FL, contracted the virus while at his assisted-living facility, where his 78-year-old niece — who has Alzheimer’s, also came down with COVID-19.Betts was able to beat the virus and celebrate his birthday!Betts’ niece is also doing well, and both are expected to head home later this week.last_img

The Latest: Raptors self-quarantining players

first_imgThe league’s decision comes less than two months before Switzerland is due to host the world championships in Zurich and Lausanne.The league says decisions on awarding titles, and promotion and relegation places, will be decided at a special meeting on Friday.The Swiss soccer leagues have been suspended through March, and Basel is unable to host a Europa League game next week against Eintracht Frankfurt.___10:05 a.m. March 12, 2020 Associated Press International Bandy Association president Boris Skrynnik says “we know that there are concerns in other countries when it comes to travel and spending time with larger groups.”The under-15 world championships in Arkhangelsk, Russia, at the end of the month will also be played at a later date.___10:15 a.m.Denmark’s top soccer leagues are shutting down for at least two weeks because of the spreading coronavirus. ___10:30 a.m.The International Basketball Federation says it is suspending all competitions indefinitely from Friday.FIBA says the decision was made “in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans.”The suspension includes games in the Basketball Champions League, which is a rival competition to the better known Euroleague, and the second-tier FIBA Europe Cup. The Champions League is part-way through its playoffs. The Washington Wizards say players, coaches and basketball operations personnel are going to self-quarantine for the next three to four days.The Wizards played at the Utah Jazz — who have a player, Rudy Gobert, that tested positive for COVID-19 — on Feb. 29. Washington also played Tuesday against the New York Knicks, another recent opponent of the Jazz.The Wizards say players, coaches and basketball operations staff who have flu-like symptoms will be tested for coronavirus.___1:40 p.m. Men’s qualification for the Tokyo Olympics is expected to resume in June with a series of qualifying tournaments overseen by FIBA. Women’s qualifying has already concluded.___10:25 a.m.The hockey-like game of bandy has postponed its world championships in Russia because of the spreading coronavirus.The Swedish Bandy Association says the tournament, scheduled to be played from March 29-April 5 in Irkutsk, has been postponed until October. NoonThe International Fencing Federation has postponed all international events for the next five weeks, including four Olympic qualifying tournaments.The FIE made the decision after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, and the U.S. banned travelers from 26 European countries starting on Friday.The events postponed included the Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas qualifiers next month. Also off is the Anaheim Grand Prix in California starting on Friday, and the junior world championships in Salt Lake City next month.Four World Cups in saber and epee next week were also called off. 11:30 a.m.McLaren says it has withdrawn from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus.The British-based team says the person was self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and “will now enter a period of quarantine.”Team officials have taken the decision to pull out of Sunday’s race “based on a duty of care” for McLaren employees and the wider Formula One family.Qualifying was scheduled to start Friday. The Danish league made the move a day after the national government announced a lockdown. The small Scandinavian country has 514 cases of people testing positive.“We will look at exactly what this will mean for the running of the tournaments for the weeks to come,” said Danish league director Claus Thomsen, adding more information on what will happen with the postponed matches and the rest of the season will be announced later.___10:10 a.m.The Swiss hockey league has ended the season in the top two divisions before the playoffs because of the spreading coronavirus. ___10:55 a.m.The Euroleague says it is suspending all games indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Europe’s main club basketball competition says it made the decision because of “the increased risks for participants in games, the vast amount of traveling disruptions causing the impossibility to reach certain destinations, and the different recommendations by the health authorities.”The league was scheduled to hold regular-season games in Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid and Tel Aviv on Thursday. “Full details regarding the rescheduling of competitions will be announced at a later date,” the FIE said. “Information regarding Olympic selection criteria will be made as schedules for the remainder of the season are finalized.”___11:40 a.m.The Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament could be staged without spectators after a government decree related to the coronavirus outbreak.Indian sports minister Kiren Rijuju told all national sports federations to ban spectators at all events, but events can go on if they “can’t be avoided.” The decision impacts the hugely popular IPL, due to start on March 29 and last seven weeks.It’s not yet been determined how it will affect the one-day international series between India and South Africa which began on Thursday in Dharamsala. The second ODI is in Lucknow on Sunday, and the third ODI in Kolkata next Wednesday.Foreign players are expected to face difficulties in traveling to India as the government on Wednesday suspended all visas, barring categories such as diplomatic and employment-related, until April 15 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Unless the government makes an exception, foreign cricketers will not be given business visas with which they travel to play the IPL.___ UEFA has called European soccer stakeholders to a meeting by video conference on Tuesday to deal with the effect on competitions of the coronavirus outbreak.UEFA says they will discuss “all domestic and European competitions.” That includes this year’s European Championship.The meetings will involve UEFA member federations and representatives of clubs, national leagues and player unions.There is no blanket suspension of soccer across the continent, but national leagues have been shut down by public authorities in some countries, including Italy and Spain.___ The cancellations mean Henrik Kristoffersen, another Norwegian, becomes the season champion in both disciplines by tiny margins.A four-race finals week in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was canceled last week by the International Ski Federation.“The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders,” the governing body said Thursday.Kilde’s runner-up finish in what proved to be the season-ending race — a downhill last Saturday in Kvitfjell, Norway — lifted him to the overall title above French rival Alexis Pinturault.Pinturault also finished runner-up to Kristoffersen in giant slalom. Another Frenchman, Clement Noel, was runner-up to Kristoffersen for the season-long slalom title by only two points, 552-550. The Latest: Raptors self-quarantining players Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times local):___2:15 p.m. The Toronto Raptors say they will go into self-quarantine because they recently played against the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert.Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus.“Out of an abundance of caution, members of the Raptors traveling party have been tested for the virus. We await those results. Our players, coaches and traveling staff have all been advised to go into self-isolation for 14 days, which means minimizing contact in accordance with public health guidelines. Our team doctors remain in communication with infection control specialists and public health authorities, and we will continue to abide by their advice,” the Raptors said.___2:05 p.m. Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the virus.___9:55 a.m.The season-ending men’s World Cup ski races were canceled Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, giving Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde his first overall title.Giant slalom and slalom races were scheduled for this weekend in Kranjska Gora, near Slovenia’s border with Italy. 10 a.m.The Juventus player who tested positive for the coronavirus says he’s “OK” and wants “to reassure everyone who is worrying about me.” Juventus announced late Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani and “those who have had contact with him” are being isolated. It also said Rugani is not showing any symptoms of the disease.Rugani sent a post on Twitter overnight in Italian.“You’ll have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure everyone who is worrying about me. I’m OK. I want to remind everyone to respect the rules, because this virus doesn’t make distinctions! Let’s do it four ourselves, for those dear to us and for those around us,” he wrote. ___11 a.m.South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will postpone the start of its season to mid-April because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Korea Baseball Organization says it still hopes to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but will consider banning spectators from some games when risks of infections are high.The KBO had already canceled its preseason. ___11:15 a.m.Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus.The Spanish club says the soccer team was also affected because it shares training facilities with the basketball team.___ After the NBA suspended its season, the Euroleague is considering doing the same.The league says it is consulting with clubs about a suspension, something which its players are demanding.“Euroleague and the participating clubs cannot ask from players to put their health and that of their families at risk,” the Euroleague Players Association said.The players’ union asked for the season to be suspended “until health, safety and freedom of movement can be guaranteed.”___ 11:05 a.m.German broadcaster Sky says it will show some Bundesliga soccer games on a free channel after spectators were barred from the stadiums.Sky will show four league games simultaneously on Saturday on its non-subscription news channel in a “conference” format, with the broadcast switching between each game to show the key action.That includes Borussia Dortmund’s game against Schalke, which is one of Germany’s most heated rivalries.There will be a similar procedure for some second-division games. Kristoffersen had an outside chance of winning the overall title if the final two races had gone ahead.Kilde succeeds Austrian great Marcel Hirscher, who won eight straight overall titles before retiring in the offseason.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Dalung Unveils Abuja World Cup Village, Challenges Eagles to  Excel

first_imgBy Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSports Minister, Solomon Dalung has commissioned the Abuja World Cup viewing Centre.The centre will enable the members of the public, to view all the 64 Russian 2018 matches for the next 31 days, on a mega TV screen in the heart of the nation’s capital.The three principal partners that came together to conceive the Abuja World Cup viewing centre are: Kefas Ropshik, Managing Director of Kefiano Autos; Agaba Ikwue of Aden360 and Opukiri Jones-Ere,  the Managing Consultant Erupts Sports.At the unveiling, Dalung commended the organisers for giving Nigerians, who cannot afford to travel to Russia for the World Cup equal opportunities to watch the game they love the most, especially the Super Eagles ofNigeria.The minister also appealed to other private organisations to emulate the initiative of the organisers by giving back to the society through their investment.“It is only in Nigeria that we have people with a lot of money, but they don’t invest. Any resource that is not invested does not add value to the economy. He, however, lowered his expectation, advising Nigerians that while planning for the success of the Eagles, government has also projected for their failure in the World Cup campaign.The minister asked Nigerians to also prepare their minds for disappointment so that they are not devastated when they results they expect are not forthcoming.“But my honest projection is that our team will go beyond the first round and the round of 16 that have consistently remained our benchmark, ” Dalung said. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramcenter_img “The organisers of this event put their resources together to create a scenario where people that cannot afford to travel to Russia for the World Cup would freely walk in here to watch all the matches live. By this singular gesture they have satisfied the national passion of the less privileged Nigerians. I challenge other private organisations to emulate this gesture and try to look at the areas they can invest,” Dalung said.The Super Eagles are one of the 32 teams that will be participating in the coveted global football fiesta across Russian cities.Dalung, who noted that the team qualified for the World Cup without recourse to the Presidential Task Force, and huge financial vote, however, insisted that he expected the team to return with the World Cup next month.“I am a very optimistic person and that has to with my life. Through out my life journey, I don’t see anybody beating me and I don’t see any hurdles before me that can’t be overcome. I don’t expect anything less either from the team beside winning the cup. That is my prayer and optimism and plan for the team,” Dalung said.last_img read more

Fair’s diminished role in 2nd half costs Syracuse in loss to Marquette

first_img Published on February 26, 2013 at 3:40 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Related Stories DROPOUT: Gardner scores 18 2nd-half points for Marquette, Syracuse fades down stretch in 2nd-straight loss MILWAUKEE — C.J. Fair lowered his voice as the media cleared out of the visitor’s locker room in the underbelly of the Bradley Center. He sat alone with a reporter when his voice dropped midway through a question about whether he was frustrated with his lack of touches in the second half.He talked quietly, deliberately and honestly.“I’m a good player, so I want the ball a lot,” Fair said. “But it’s tough because they were pressing and then they were running zone. It’s hard, kind of, to get the ball inside.”And so Monday’s game went like many of the games before it, with Fair putting forth a wonderfully efficient first-half performance only to see his role diminish in the second. He went nearly 12 minutes without an official field goal attempt, and No. 12 Syracuse (22-6, 10-5 Big East) watched its two-point lead turn into a four-point deficit during that span. The result was a second consecutive loss, 74-71, at the hands of the No. 22 Golden Eagles (20-7, 11-4).Fair came out firing to start, connecting on five of his first six shots as Syracuse put to bed any question of how it would respond following an emotional loss to Georgetown during the weekend. He sliced down the left side of the lane to draw a foul on the Orange’s second possession, and converted both free throws for a quick 4-1 lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt began a series of buckets that personify Fair’s game. His first hoop was a dunk off of a pretty feed from Michael Carter-Williams. Then came another dunk on a feed from Trevor Cooney. He followed that with a reverse layup off of a rebound that was tipped underneath the basket.He rarely forces shots and rarely shoots from the outside, relying instead on his craftiness around the basket — an asset a scout from the Miami Heat pointed out during Monday’s game.“We ran our zone offense like we normally do,” Fair said. “We just have to be patient.”But something happened in the second half, as Fair’s involvement seemed to disappear. The Golden Eagles played almost entirely zone defense during that time, and the SU guards had difficulties getting the ball inside.Instead, the trio of Carter-Williams, James Southerland and Brandon Triche took over the offense. Each of those players missed at least six shots Monday. Fair missed only three.Fair made a short jumper with 12:56 remaining in the second half, and that was his final bucket until the last 10 seconds of the game. For close to 12 minutes, the Golden Eagles held him without a shot — he got fouled once and made one of two free throws — and handcuffed the SU offense.Without going inside, the Orange failed to get to the free-throw line. And this season, Fair has been the only reliable inside option. Carter-Williams and Triche have driven to the basket with success, but Fair is the only SU player whose low-post moves can be trusted.Syracuse shot two free throws in the second half to Marquette’s 28.“We were doing fine up until the nine-minute mark of the second half,” Triche said. “They would score, we would foul them, we would score, we would foul them, they hit two free throws again, then we don’t score and then we foul them.“We just kept on fouling and fouling until we started missing shots, had a few turnovers and they got a few breaks.”Triche, who finished with eight points, said he should have been more aggressive in attacking the Marquette zone. He felt if he had gone at the weak side of the defense more frequently, slicing in from the wing, it would have created more opportunities for his teammates and possibly drawn more fouls.The interior of the Golden Eagles’ zone honed in on Fair, especially with Baye Moussa Keita and Rakeem Christmas’ limited offensive repertoire. By the time Fair hoisted and made a 3-pointer with eight seconds left — his first field goal since the 12:56 mark — the game was already over.He wanted the ball more, but he just didn’t get it.“At the under-eight minute mark, we had a chance to put the game away,” Fair said. “That’s when they did their damage.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse defensive veterans prepare to give way to younger players; Lester discusses running back Philips

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Though senior Cameron Lynch was Syracuse’s leading tackler and one of the best in the Atlantic Coast Conference, he feels comfortable handing off the keys to the Orange’s defense to its younger players, such as freshman Zaire Franklin.In a way, Lynch already has.“Knowing he calls the plays, I took a backseat because he can handle everything,” Lynch said. “As long as he keeps his head on straight, he’ll be a great player here. He’s in a better spot than I was when I was a freshman.”Boston College’s (7-5, 4-4 ACC) 28-7 victory over SU (3-9, 1-7) on Saturday signified the end of an era for a number of the Orange’s defensive contributors, many of whom will graduate and some of whom may receive NFL opportunities. But the conclusion of the 2014 season also capped off the first year of hands-on experience for a few promising young Syracuse defenders.After a 10-tackle performance at Pittsburgh on Nov. 22, Franklin made six stops against the Eagles, including a sack for a loss of 8 yards in his third consecutive start. Freshman cornerback Antwan Cordy chipped in two assisted tackles in his first career start.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFranklin is in line for a starting role next year with Lynch and fellow linebacker Dyshawn Davis graduating. And Cordy could be in the mix to receive significant minutes next year when Brandon Reddish is no longer around.“I think it’s great learning experience for them,” senior defensive end Robert Welsh said. “This is their team now. They’re the future. Whenever you can get young guys a chance, throw them in the fire and get them a chance to get some playing time, that just helps you in the future.”The Orange started seven seniors at 11 defensive positions Saturday, and an eighth starter, safety Durell Eskridge, may opt to declare for the NFL Draft. Aside from junior defensive lineman Ron Thompson, Cordy and Franklin are the only starters from Saturday seemingly set to be back next season.Lynch assured that he has confidence in not only Franklin, but also freshman linebackers Parris Bennett, Jonathan Thomas and the rest of the future of the Syracuse defense.Some of them contributed in small roles throughout the year, but more of them watched as the Orange stumbled through an injury-plagued 3-9 season.But next year, most of them will have a better view.“We make sure as a defense that we set the tone for the next defense coming up because it’s good for them to show that they have to fight to the end, regardless of the record,” Lynch said. “I feel like, as a defense, we set that example for (them).“Hopefully when they grow up and endure situations like we did, they’re going to handle them the same way.”Lester discusses freshman Philips after season-ending lossSyracuse offensive coordinator Tim Lester wasn’t coy about his offenses season-long struggles.He was reminded of a goal of scoring an average of four-and-a-half to five touchdowns a game when he took over five games into the season, and gave a simple explanation of how he plans to reach that goal next season after falling well short in his first shot.It centered around injured quarterback Terrel Hunt, but he also discussed freshman running back Ervin Philips as a bright spot heading into the offseason.Philips ran for 16 yards on four rushes against the Eagles, and collected 25 yards on consecutive plays on the Orange’s only scoring drive. He finishes the season with 193 yards on 46 attempts for a unit that scored just two touchdowns — and none since SU’s opener on Aug. 29 — this year.The Orange won’t return senior running backs Prince-Tyson Gulley and Adonis Ameen-Moore, leaving Philips with sophomores George Morris II and Devante McFarlane. Morris rushed for 101 yards and McFarlane for 169, making Philips the leading returning rusher.“He did a very good job learning the offense,” Lester said. “That’s hard to do as a true freshman.”Along with Philips, freshman Steve Ishmael had the most receiving yards this season, 415, of any returning wide receiver. Comments Published on December 1, 2014 at 12:00 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

Perfect Match…Betfred deploys Aurum ‘reconciliation’ systems across UK estates

first_img Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 UK independent bookmaker Betfred has implemented new ‘reconciliation’ systems across its 1,600 betting estates powered by financial data matching software specialist Aurum Solutions.Updating stakeholders, Betfred detailed that Aurum’s software would replace legacy provisions for its betting shop reconciliation functions which were inefficient for the bookmaker’s day-to-day demands.June Manock, Betfred’s Head of Control, explained: “One of the issues we had with our previous provider was that there was an expectation that we would have to write our own scripts. Something which we didn’t have the experience or the expertise to do. We had quite a few bank accounts that we needed to reconcile, and it was taking quite a lot of time and effort out of our day.”Betfred retail management states that by implementing Aurum, the bookmaker will now gain better transactional clarity between its in-shop systems and its head office.Tim Andrews, Operations Manager at Aurum Solutions, commented on Betfred as a new client: “We’re really delighted that we were able to make such a positive difference to BetFred’s financial process. We’re also excited to continue working with the Betfred team, providing them with support when required and ensuring their Reconciliation Process adapts as their business grows further.” Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more