David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Share Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Major industry supplier Sportradar has released its second OTT white paper, ‘The Future of the OTT Experience’ which offers insight into how data can be used to boost engagement.The inclusion of betting content and advanced insights, according to the white paper, can also facilitate a growth in engagement with modern audiences and keep them on platforms longer.The report looks into the ways that data rights holders and content owners can maximise sports data and statistical insights to heighten engagement.Felix Blank, Director of Digital Platforms at Sportradar, commented: “Following the positive feedback we received around our first white paper – The Monetisation of OTT and Data – we are pleased to be able to continue sharing both our and our clients’ knowledge with rights holders and content owners.“In a splintered and competitive media landscape, publishers need to ensure their video strategy is as engaging and user-focused as it can be. By using data not only to keep viewers engaged but also properly monetise the overall strategy, rights holders can fully leverage their digital ecosystem.”The paper highlighted the increasing importance of data when it comes to rights holders increasing engagement and monetising their offering.The white paper also offers insights into the growth and engagement of OTT services and emphasised that data is key to the personalisation of content and the overall monetisation strategy for rights holders, content owners and sports teams.
Representing the Thai Paralympic Committee, Narumon Subsri was present at the official announcement of the SV14 purchase during the recent Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, and together with Ocean Marina Yacht Club and Top of the Gulf Regatta will look to grow the sport in Thailand.“While we look to the future and possibility of Thailand having an official Para Sailing Team, our immediate goals are to install the fleet at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, establish the class in Thailand and offer sailing opportunities for people with disabilities,” added Finsten.The 2019 Top of the Gulf Regatta presented by Ocean Marina will take place from 30th April to 5th May. The world’s first fleet of SV14 boats is set to be based at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya in 2019.Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya has invested in Thailand’s burgeoning disabled sailing scene with the purchase of eight SV14 boats from Fareast Yachts. With limited sailing opportunities for disabled people in the kingdom, Ocean Marina has taken the lead with the purchase of what will be the world’s first SV14 fleet, and expects to take delivery January, 2019.“Ocean Marina Yacht Club have been promoting sailing opportunities in Thailand and an avid supporter of grassroots sailing for many years, and now we have taken this one step further with the purchase of the eight SV14s which we will use to offer safe sailing opportunities to people with disabilities,” said Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club.A two-person modern dinghy, the SV14 is designed for people with disabilities and is the result of a global collaborative design and build effort initiated by Peter Jacops, founder of Disabled Sailing Thailand, led by Simonis Voogd Design and built by Fareast Yachts in China.“This is an exciting development by Ocean Marina Yacht Club and I commend them and Kirati Assakul, Director of Ocean Property Co., Ltd. who initiated the idea, on their vision and desire to make sailing more accessible. I will be working with the Ocean Marina Yacht Club team as well as Disabled Sailing Thailand (the official para sailing body in Thailand) to kick start the class in Thailand with a view to host the “Thailand Open Parasailing Championship” at the 2019 Top of the Gulf Regatta,” commented William Gasson, Co-Chairman of the Top of the Gulf Regatta Organising Committee.
Image Courtesy: La LigaAdvertisement h7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs663e5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ef2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) szafWould you ever consider trying this?😱1nCan your students do this? 🌚45Roller skating! Powered by Firework Lionel Messi: a name that has left a monumental mark in the Spanish top tier football. After 15 years with the senior club, and now taking the helm of the club, the Argentine excites the Camp Nou stands just as always even in 2019. Yesterday’s Celta Vigo clash certainly wasn’t lacking any bit of that.Advertisement Image Courtesy: La LigaThe 32 year old skipper produced a sublime hat trick, as Barça dominated a 4-1 victory over RC Celta de Vigo yesterday at Camp Nou. However, the veteran still provides answers as why he is one of the greatest ever to grace the beautiful game.Following a successful spot kick conversion in the 23rd minute, Messi sent the ball soaring into the net, not once, but twice, once nearing the end of first half, and the second one just 3 minutes into the second. Check out the spectacular free kicks below, courtesy to Twitter users @Vish_Akshay and @mizterlachi.Advertisement Lionel Messi Bringing joy back to FC Barcelona! Consecutive Freekicks!!!My GOAT!!! #BarcaCelta pic.twitter.com/Hb9sHsMvSS— Omo Tailor ➐ (@mizterlachi) November 9, 2019Both kicks were taken from a similar 20 yards distance, and the Blaugrana captain’s finesse saw both of them in the back of the net.Sergio Busquetes contributed the 4th in the 85th minute, and Celta’s single consolation goal came in the first half, and that too, was free kick scored by the Uruguyan defender Lucas Olaza.Barcelona are currently top of the table with 25 points, equal to Real Madrid, who are trailing in second on the basis of goal difference. Advertisement
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship FundOhio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation in coordination with the Dr. Jack Judy Family has created the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund to support future sheep farmers through a memorial scholarship program. The Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering a minimum of one $1,500 scholarship to a deserving young person who is at least a second year undergraduate student pursuing an agricultural degree.“We want to thank Dr. Jack Judy’s family for making a major contribution to this scholarship fund, it is a tremendous tribute to the family’s interest in the sheep industry and the family is very hopeful that this scholarship program will make a contribution to the sheep industry in Ohio” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.To assist the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association in “growing” this Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship program, please send memorial contributions in the name of Dr. Jack Judy to Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, 280 N. High St., P.O. Box 182383, Columbus, OH 43218. The family of Dr. Judy, who passed away in April 2015, has established a memorial scholarship in his name to be administered through The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.According to his niece Jennifer Walker, the family has agreed to award the annual scholarship to a second-year college student who is either a member, or have parents who are members, of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.“The student doesn’t have to attend an Ohio school,” Walker said. “But he or she must be a resident of Ohio and be a member, or have parents who are members, of the association.”Interested and qualified students can apply online at ofbf.org/foundation through June 30. Walker said finalists will be interviewed by a selection committee comprised of Walker and members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association during the Ohio State Fair. This year interviews will take place July 30 and the winner will be announced July 31.“Preference is given to (agriculture) majors but it is not a necessity,” Walker said.Judy was a member of the Ohio State University Department of Animal Science until his retirement in 1984. For 33 years he specialized in the study and teaching of sheep production and management. He had the title of Professor Emeritus when he left OSU. He was inducted into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame in 1985.Always passionate about his students and their course of study, Judy was a faithful supporter of the Ralph Grimshaw scholarship, awarded through the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. Grimshaw, who was chairman of the sheep department at the State Fair, and Judy were close friends, according to Mark Judy, Jack’s brother. Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship ProgramOSIA is again sponsoring the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship to support future sheep farmers through its scholarship program. OSIA is offering a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship to deserving students that have graduated from high school and college students pursuing college degrees. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in agriculture.“The Ohio sheep industry depends on young people who are considering and pursuing a career that will be beneficial to the Ohio and United States sheep industry,” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.Applicants or their parents must be members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and a 2016 graduating high school senior enrolled in, or a student currently attending a college or technical school. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by June 30, 2016.Visit www.ohiosheep.org after May 15, 2016 for more information and to download an application.
Excommunication from the village or society was the preferred form of punishment for those who used the Right to Information in Meghalaya. Until youth leader Poipynhun Majaw was murder on Tuesday.The police in the State’s East Jaintia Hills district said unknown assailants killed Mr. Majaw by hitting him with a heavy iron object, possibly a wrench, found lying beside his body in Khliehriat, a coal mining hub. They are following a clue – a 125 cc motorcycle found abandoned nearby – to get to his killers.Rights activists in the State said that at least 20 people have been banished from their villages for using the RTI to expose corruption in local governance and utilisation of beneficiary schemes in less than a decade.“Many of those excommunicated are women who dared to go against corrupt local body heads and moved the RTI to find out rations allotted for them were being diverted or ghost workers were awarded MGNREGS (rural job guarantee scheme) work,” Agnes Kharshiing of the Civil Society Women’s Organisation said.On Wednesday, as the police began hunting for the bike owner, some villagers in the adjoining West Jaintia Hills told the authorities they were being hounded by local leaders after getting a reply to their RTI query on the status of MGNREGS in Sankhat, their village.“The RTI reply revealed that area leaders withdrew more money than what the MGNREGS assignment for 11 job card holders of our village could have entailed. We are under tremendous pressure to either take up the matter or leave,” a member of one of 32 households denied work said from Sankhat.Ostracised for using RTI In 2014, the dorbar (governing body) of Umsumbah village in the West Khasi Hills district deprived 11 people of their basic right of seeking information through RTI. The dorbar ‘blacklisted’ them and it needed the intervention of the Block Development Officer to come to a compromise. But the reprieve was temporary, as the ‘dorbar’ allegedly punished the villagers till December last year, cancelling their job cards, denying them access to fair price shops and residential certificates for their children.In 2011, three women – Fatima Mynsong, Acqueline Songthiang and Matilda Suting – were excommunicated by the ‘dorbar’ of Jongsha village, about 30 km from Shillong, after they exercised the RTI to know about utilisation of government funds for the village.The trio, however, fought back and managed to get the village headman, who ordered their exile, removed from his post.In February 2011, a student leader named Bobby Basaiawmoit was asked by the ‘dorbar’ of Mairangbah village to either pay a fine of ₹5,000 for exercising RTI or be banished.“Mr. Majaw’s was the first case of murder of an RTI activist in Meghalaya, where violence was not associated with activism unlike other States such as Assam,” Ms. Kharshiing said.Rights activists believe that Mr. Majaw was killed because of using RTI to expose the unholy nexus between the Jaintia Hills tribal council and cement companies who have been extracting limestone with scant respect for the fragile ecology of the State.“We are yet to find the motive behind Mr. Majaw’s murder, but we hope to get some answers once we find the owner of the bike. The suspected murder weapon has been sent for forensic tests while the autopsy report is expected within a week,” Nazarius Lamare, Superintendent of Police of East Jaintia Hills district, said.
Sotto hopes that he can get a chance to attend more of these Gilas practices, granting that he’s free from his school assignments and obligations with the Ateneo Blue Eaglets.“I can join here if we don’t have an exam or we don’t have a game the following day. I’m just really happy and excited to attend these sessions,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kai Sotto. PBA IMAGESKai Sotto, pegged as the future of Gilas Pilipinas, is just humbled by the opportunity given to him by coach Chot Reyes to train with the national team.But the 7-foot center doesn’t want to feel pressured after being touted as one of the cornerstones for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Zark’s-Lyceum gets act together, staves off Akari-Adamson Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “I just want to focus on what I’m doing. I don’t want to think about the pressure,” said Sotto on Monday after attending his first Gilas Pilipinas practice as a “23-for-23” cadet.The 15-year-old Sotto had his first chance to bang bodies with his contemporaries as he went to scrimmage with the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, and Calvin Abueva.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd it didn’t take long for him to learn his first lessons from the current Gilas pool members.“If you’re playing basketball everyday, you’ll know what’s happening on the court. I think all of us players can learn here. I try to reach out to the seniors because I want to learn from them,” he said. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers
Serie A Maradona-equalling Hamsik earns Sarri praise as Napoli go top of Serie A Rob Lancaster 07:47 12/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Serie A Napoli Torino v Napoli Torino The Napoli captain found the target against Torino – his 115th for the club in all competitions – and was described as “extraordinary” by his coach Hamsik fired home his side’s third and final goal in the 3-1 win at Torino, with his 115th strike for the club in all competitions drawing him level at the top of the charts.The Slovakia international had been stuck one shy of the legendary Maradona’s mark since netting in his side’s 3-0 triumph over Cagliari on October 1, with his barren run finally coming to an end at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.”We are talking about a player of an extraordinary level,” Sarri told Mediaset Premium . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “If someone like him plays 45 games of an inferior level, you just have to accept it and stick by him with the certainty he’ll pay you back eventually. He’d been improving for the past few matches.”Maurizio Sarri admitted he stuck by “extraordinary” Marek Hamsik during his dry spell after Napoli’s club captain finally equalled Diego Maradona’s all-time goalscoring record.As well as Hamsik’s personal achievement, the positive result on the road lifted Napoli to the top of the Serie A table.They leapfrogged over Inter, who surprisingly lost 3-1 at home to Udinese, in the standings, with Sarri acknowledging that his players knew what was at stake prior to kick-off in Rome.”My players knew what Inter had done and these are situations that can either help or hinder,” he added.”They can give you the hunger to recapture the leadership, but can also pile extra pressure on. Today the lads did well to take the positive aspects from San Siro’s result.”Napoli are back in action on Tuesday, taking on Udinese in the Coppa Italia, before they round out the calendar year with league fixtures against Sampdoria and Crotone.
zoomImage Courtesy: Maersk World’s largest shipping company Maersk is reportedly targeting acquisitions on land to bolster its logistics operations as part of the group’s transformation from a conglomerate to an integrated global container logistics company.“The future will be very much about scaling the land side of the equation . . . We for sure have to do some acquisitions in the logistics space, primarily to gain capability and scale,” Søren Skou, Maersk’s Chief Executive Officer, is quoted by the Financial Times as saying.As reported, potential acquisition candidates are likely to include trucks, warehouses and other important segments of the supply chain management, but the company would refrain from making multi-billion deals and go after bolt-on acquisitions.The key reason behind taking a disciplined investment approach is in line with Maersk’s desire to reduce its debt at a time when operating costs, led by high bunker prices, exert high pressure on the company’s earnings.The remaking of Maersk Group is expected to last between three to five years. For the transformation to be completed, Maersk is yet to finalize the separation of its energy business, as structural solutions are still being sought for Maersk Supply Service.Namely, in November 2018, Vincent Clerc, Maersk’s Executive Vice President, said the group would not finalize the sale of its Maersk Supply Service business, which was expected to be completed by the end of the year.As part of its energy business separation drive, earlier this year Maersk announced its spin off of Maersk Drilling as a standalone company on Nasdaq Copenhagen in 2019.Furthermore, Maersk is in the middle of its integration process of the German liner company Hamburg Süd, which was acquired in November 2017.Danish shipping major said that since the integration is progressing faster than planned the company expects synergies from the merger to reach at least USD 500 million by 2019.World Maritime News Staff
MONTREAL — Quebec’s education minister has ordered an investigation of the province’s largest English-language school board after learning of serious allegations about the board’s governance.At a news conference in Quebec City, Jean-Francois Roberge said that soon after being named minister last fall, he was briefed on problems at the board dating back years.“These allegations are troubling and serious. We must take action,” Roberge said. “They relate primarily to the management of material and human resources and the working climate at the English Montreal School Board.”He said the board’s council of elected commissioners, which oversees a $280-million budget, is frequently “paralyzed” by internal conflicts.“Also, there have been irregularities in vocational training, particularly with regard to partnerships with organizations that are not recognized by the (Education Department) and that provide substandard instruction,” he said. “Of course this is unacceptable.”Roberge has asked the department’s investigation team to submit a preliminary report by June 3 and a final report by Sept. 10.The EMSB said in a statement that news of the investigation “has caught us completely by surprise. It said it had not been informed of any irregularities uncovered in reviews commissioned by the previous Liberal government. The most recent of the reviews was submitted in June 2017.“We have absolutely nothing to hide,” the board said, promising that department investigators “will have the full cooperation of the EMSB’s governance and management in the completion of their work.”The investigation comes as the future of Quebec’s school boards is in doubt. The Coalition Avenir Quebec government was elected in October on a promise to abolish the boards. Opposition to the move has been strongest among anglophones, who consider the elected boards vital to their community.Roberge said the good work accomplished at the EMSB cannot be tarnished “by actions and practices that are ethically unacceptable.”The Canadian Press