Tipp Senior Hurling Championship semi-final line up complete

first_imgBorrisoleigh are into the last four in the senior hurling championship for the first time since 2013 after they beat Loughmore Castleiney in a close encounter yesterday evening.Loughmore led 0-11 to 0-10 at half time but the North champions stormed into the game hitting a purple patch late in the 2nd half in which Niall Kenny rattled the net helping Borris to a 1-18 to 0-14 lead.The Mid side hit the last 1-3 of the game but a consolation goal from Noel McGrath on full time wasn’t enough to earn a draw as Borris ran out one point winners on a 1-18 to 1-17 scorelineAfter the game Borris manager Johnny Kelly told Tipp FM Sport they knew it would be a close game.On Saturday Eire Og Annacarty and Thurles Sarsfield booked their place in the County Senior Hurling Semi Finals next weekend after wins over Mullinahone and Kilruane McDonaghs respectively.Eire Og – who were down to 13 men after two sending offs – saw off Mullinahone by the narrowest of margins 2-13 to 1-15While Kilruane forced Thurles Sarsfield into extra time after it ended all square in normal time – and despite battling bravely, two early goals in extra time from Sars Lar Corbett and Pa Bourke secured victory for Paddy McCormack’s side. Drom & Inch are through to the County Senior Hurling semi finals after they defeated West champions Clonoulty Rossmore 2-26 to 1-14 at Semple Stadium.Leading 0-12 to 1-7 at the break Drom picked up the pace in the 2nd half with two goals arriving from Joey Maher and Seamus Callanan.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport after the game Drom Inch chairman John Egan said they knew they’d need a good performance to overcome Clonoulty. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

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21 Former African Stars for The Match in Lagos Next…

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeTwenty-one African football legends including Didier Drogba and Liberian President, George Weah, have been selected to participate in ‘The Match: A Celebration of Excellence in Sport’ project scheduled to hold March 16, 2019.Also, the game is part of the events lined up to reopen Onikan Stadium under reconstruction to meet FIFA standard.Some of the other former stars of the Beautiful Game in the continent who have been approached to join in extolling the giant strides made by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode include Senegal’s El -Hajj Diouf, Drogba’s former Elephants teammate, Kolo Toure, Ghanaian duo of Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah. Former French star, Christian Karembu is also on the card to storm Lagos. From the home front, ex internationals like Samson Siasia, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Joseph Yobo, Julius Aghahowa and several others have been listed to participate in the African All-Stars versus Nigerian Legends.Speaking at a media parley in Lagos yesterday to announce the project, Akanni who along with Samson Siasia are the chief architects of The Match, said Gov Ambode has made laudable sports development in Lagos that he’s worth celebrating.“As internationals, we have seen the infrastructural developments in Lagos under Gov Ambode. The Onikan Stadium that has been abandoned over the years is under reconstruction to meet FIFA standard. Teslim Balogun Stadium is undergoing similar reconstruction while the Agege and Epe Stadiums are in fantastic shape not to talk of the Maracana Sports complex in Ajegunle. These and other laudable efforts of Gov Ambode in providing sports infrastructure, we believe, are aimed at providing the enabling environment for youths to thrive and achieve their dreams in sports,” explained the former Super Eagles player.Akanni further hinted that part of the proceeds from the event will go into supporting families of distressed ex Nigerian international players.“If you go around, you will see several former footballers who served this country in several capacities but unable to meet up in life. We will support their children’s education where ever possible.”A representative of Drogba who flew into Lagos for the media session lauded the project of celebrating African former legends and urged organizers of the project to provide adequate security and logistics for the invited former African stars.Present at the event which held at the Regent Hotel inside Ikeja GRA were former Green Eagles captain, Henry Nwosu, Tajudeen Disu and Ifeanyi Udeze.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Didier Drogbalast_img read more

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Teddy Sagi sanctions full cash out from Playtech Plc

first_img Related Articles Share Codere appoints ‘transformation pro’ Luis Sanchez Serrano to lead digitisation strategy July 17, 2019 Codere secures Hard Rock Mexican market joint-venture August 22, 2019 StumbleUpon Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Submit Representatives of Playtech enterprise founder Teddy Sagi, have today disclosed that the Israeli billionaire has sold his entire remaining shareholding in the FTSE250 technology group.The family office of Teddy Sagi informs that personal investment fund ‘Brickington Trading Ltd’ has approved the sale of 15,193,489 shares in Playtech Plc targeting a £85-90 million transaction, administrated by Credit Suisse Securities.Updating the media, Sagi representatives detail that Playtech’s founder seeks to diversify his investment portfolio beyond gambling, investing in real-estate, e-commerce and next-generation technology ventures.“Over the last few weeks, Brickington Trading Ltd has been working on this divestment. The sale follows a smaller trade executed on the 12 November and is in line with our long-term diversification strategy”.Earlier this week, speculation had mounted relating to Teddy Sagi’s long-term investment/commitment in Playtech Plc, as renowned US activist investor Jason Ader increases his shareholding in the struggling FTSE250 enterprise.Signing off as a Playtech stakeholder, the company he founded in 1999 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2006, Sagi issued the following personal statement:-“My focus for the last few years has been in real estate, co-working, service apartments, e-commerce and advanced technology, cyber-security and innovation companies.”“I consider myself part of Playtech’s successful history, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together since its inception. I wish it every success in the future”.last_img read more

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SSBTs to propel Playtech’s retail football turnover

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Russell Colvin joins FSB as retail lead June 9, 2020 Submit Premier League eyes 17 June resumption May 29, 2020 SportsTraders teams up with PBS to launch TeamBets product February 5, 2020 Share Share Self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) provided by Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) are expected to help PBS ‘break records’ in terms of retail football turnover due to a growth in the terminals’ popularity. The growth, according to PBS, has largely been attributed to ‘an increasing range of markets, convenience and ease-of-use’ but has been supported by the opening weekend of the English Premier League season.Lee Drabwell, Senior Commercial Director for Playtech BGT Sports, commented: We’re very excited about the football season ahead and the opportunities it presents to operators and expect it to be a very successful one.”“SSBTs are drawing in a far broader customer base to betting shops than ever before – especially for those frustrated by the online experience and looking for a new way to bet.”Drabwell explained that the retail terminals have given operators the chance to access a range of content and customer-focused tools that is currently unavailable over the counter. He explained that features such as the MatchAcca functionality offers punters the option to back related contingencies by combining several selections into a single bet: “Our SSBTs bridge this gap, not only by providing shop customers with the digitised betting process they are accustomed to, but also by offering a betting experience that is unmatched anywhere else – ensuring increased revenues for our operators.”last_img read more

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#Donkomi: Nigerian star Victor Osimhen joins Napoli from Lille

first_imgThe striker, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2019-20 season, moves to Naples in a deal reported to be worth €50 million (£45m/$59m).Osimhen had been linked with several top European clubs following his impressive goal-scoring season, however, he will appear in Serie A in the 2020-21 campaign.The 10-cap international – who has scored four goals for his country – first moved to Europe in 2017 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, before moving to Charleroi in Belgium, initially on loan and then in a permanent transfer.He hugely impressed in Belgium with 36 goals in 37 appearances, earning him a €14m (£12.5m/$16.5m) move to Ligue 1, where his impressive scoring form continued.Osimhen will spearhead Napoli’s attack next season, as they look to return to the Champions League having missed out this year. The Neapolitan side will finish only seventh in Serie A, although they have guaranteed qualification for the Europa League group stage by winning the Coppa Italia.Big things are expected of the highly-rated 21-year-old, with Osimhen capable of making a similar impact at Napoli as Diego Maradona once did, according to the head of Nigerian football, Amaju Pinnick.Pinnick told Radio Kiss Kiss last week: “I think Victor Osimhen is an excellent signing for Napoli. I’ve followed them from when they had Maradona. Naples is a proud city and also in football terms.“Osimhen’ i a source of pride for African football. He’s someone who is disciplined but focused on objectives, and if he wants something, he knows how to get it. He made the right decision for his career. I already believe he’ll receive the right support from the club and its fans.“Napoli is the right club for him to achieve important results, and Osimhen will always give his best. I’ll say it now: Victor will do everything possible to match and even break the records set by a legend like Maradona.“I talked to Victor just a few minutes ago, he’s very excited about his new experience and a new club. Napoli is a big name in world football. It’ll be a new challenge for him and he told me: ‘President, I’ll make Naples proud’.“If he gets the right support, I guarantee he’ll stick to his word and make you all proud. Believe in him and he’ll help the team achieve their objectives. I’ll come to Naples next season to watch some of their games. Osimhen is young and could stay at Napoli for a long time.” The Nigerian international striker has joined the Serie A side on a big-money deal, having been linked with several top European clubs this summer Napoli has confirmed the signing of Nigerian international forward Victor Osimhen from Lille.center_img Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

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Inside the Clippers blog: NBA says Shelly Sterling cannot remain Clippers owner if Donald Sterling is ousted

first_imgResponding to Shelly Sterling’s intent to hold on to her share of the Clippers, the NBA released a statement on Sunday evening saying she cannot extricate her ownership of the franchise from her husband Donald Sterling’s.“Under the NBA Constitution, if a controlling owner’s interest is terminated by a 3/4 vote, all other team owners’ interests are automatically terminated as well,” league spokesperson Mike Bass said. “It doesn’t matter whether the owners are related as is the case here. These are the rules to which all NBA owners agreed to as a condition of owning their team.”Viewing on mobile? Read the full blog post here: http://www.insidesocal.com/clippers/2014/05/11/nba-says-shelly-sterling-cannot-remain-clippers-owner-if-donald-sterling-is-ousted/ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Riders on Disney World’s New Skyliner Gondola System Stranded After Incident

first_imgRiders aboard the new Skyliner gondola ride at Walt Disney World ended up being stranded for several hours late Saturday night after an apparent malfunction, according to witnesses.A Walt Disney World spokeswoman adds there were no reported injuries.The company says the system will remain closed while the incident is being investigated.A news release explains, “One of the three Disney Skyliner routes experienced an unexpected downtime Saturday evening. As a result, the Skyliner will be closed while we look into the details surrounding the downtime.” The company is working with its guests individually “regarding impacts to their visit with us.” Photos posted on the Twitter page “Waltparks” showed several of the gondolas smashed together. Riders were evacuated after 11 p.m.The cabins, which can each hold up to 10 people, are not air-conditioned. Social media posts also show that riders were asked to open the emergency kits following the incident.Skyliner connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios with four of the Disney World resorts. Its capsules, which are themed with Disney characters, travel along a cable.Disney World Debuts Skyliner Gondolas The Skyliner system, which began operation last week, includes nearly 300 cabins that travel at about 11 mph. They reach up to about 60 feet above ground.last_img read more

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Experience Olympia & Beyond Receives Industry Accreditation

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Experience Olympia & BeyondExperience Olympia & Beyond was awarded the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal along with other destinations at the Destinations International conference. The accreditation program by Destinations International recognizes the organization’s commitment to industry excellence and meeting the industry standard for performance and accountability of destination organizations around the world.From left: CEO Shauna Stewart, Director of Sales Jeff Bowe and Director of Marketing & Communications Moira Davin with Experience Olympia & Beyond receiving accreditation. Photo courtesy: Experience Olympia & Beyond“By achieving DMAP accreditation, these destination organizations have demonstrated that they have developed strategies for the direction of their destination and the policies and procedures to safeguard the use of public dollars,” said David Holder, CDME, DMAP Chair and Vice President – Tourism of JLL – Hospitality and Tourism Group.“We are pleased to have Experience Olympia & Beyond join our distinguished group of professionals,” said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Destinations International. “The industry distinction defines quality and performance standards for destination organizations and I look forward to welcoming them to the DMAP community.”The accreditation program requires a destination organization to successfully comply with a multitude of mandatory and voluntary standards that span a variety of performance areas to gain this momentous achievement. The standards cover nearly all aspects related to the management and marketing of destination organizations including governance, finance, human resources, sales, communications, destination development and research. Experience Olympia & Beyond joins the ranks of more than 200 destination organizations who have obtained DMAP recognition.“Our industry sets high standards and we are honored to officially be an accredited destination marketing organization. Our team and board have been dedicated to achieving this goal and worked tirelessly to make it happen. We are truly celebrating this accomplishment,” said Shauna Stewart, CEO of Experience Olympia & Beyond.Experience Olympia & Beyond recently went through a branding process which was a part of the accreditation and has launched a new brand, website, videos and product trails such as the South Sound Coffee Trail. The organization markets the destination to visitors, meeting planners, tour operators and sports event organizers.last_img read more

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Papua New Guinean youth on the road for an AFL contract

first_imgThe young lad from Hoskins, West New Britain, settled in Australia 3 years ago to chase his AFL dream, which is now at hand.Jay Jay grew up in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea as an only child. Being away from his family is hard for the cheeky and incredibly smiley Jay Jay, but he takes it all in his stride.Despite being terrified of all the snakes and spiders, Jay Jay has settled in well to an Australian way of life.He is currently studying carpentry at Holmesglen TAFE and blames his lack of exposure for not making it so far, and feels this is his big chance to be noticed. He is currently among the 15 young hopefuls competing for a guaranteed place on an AFL list to take part in Season 2 of the AFL The Recruit program on Fox TV.The Recruit is all about testing the contestants’ ability of living and playing together. They will battle it out over 10 weeks, looking to prove that they deserve to be drafted a contract. His AFL team is Hawthorn.His local club Balwyn Tigers Assistant Coach Ben Dixon said: “Jay Jay is a livewire. I think he’s literally got wheels he’s so quick, he can be a half-forward type who just creates.”After the 10 weeks, their fate will be decided.last_img read more

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Warriors’ Curry says ‘no panic’ after big loss to Rockets

first_imgMOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “He has been amazing,” Curry said. “I think we all need to feed off that focus and that determination. If he can continue to do what he does, I’ll shoot the ball better and play better defense, other guys will get involved and we’ll be in great shape.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next His 16 points — on the heels of an 18-point performance in game one — marked the first time Curry has failed to reach at least 20 points in consecutive playoff games since the 2016 NBA Finals, when he was nursing a knee injury.His struggles were mirrored by most of his teammates. Kevin Durant was a predictable rock with 38 points, but Klay Thompson scored just eight, Draymond Green six and Andrea Iguodala five as the Warriors offense stagnated.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“No panic,” Curry insisted after the game. “No houses-on-fire type of mentality in our locker room. We’re in pretty good shape right now.”The Warriors, indeed, headed home to host games three and four on Sunday and Tuesday having shocked the 65-win Rockets in game one. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Pace car for Pacer: NBA’s Victor Oladipo to start Indy 500 And Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he was certain Curry would find his groove.“I’m not worried about Steph,” Kerr said. “He’s the kind of competitor and player who will bounce back from a tough night.”Both Kerr and Curry himself were adamant that Curry’s troubles were unrelated to the sprained knee ligament that sidelined him for 16 games until his return in the second game of the Warriors’ second-round series against the New Orleans Pelicans.“I’m feeling great,” Curry said. “I didn’t find a rhythm early. I had some decent looks from three that could have changed the momentum of the game of the game early in the first half.”Curry said he and the Warriors need look no further for inspiration than Durant.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) stands on the court during a break in the action during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry said there’s “no panic” in the Golden State Warriors locker room after a 22-point loss to the Houston Rockets in game two of the Western Conference finals.Curry looked significantly off his game on Wednesday night, connecting on just seven of 19 shots from the floor, including one of eight from three-point range. He finished with 16 points but never established the remarkable range that can stretch opposing defenses to the breaking point.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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