XL Media’s Ory Weihs addresses the new business landscape for affiliates at #boscon2017

first_img Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 A quartet of ‘Super Affiliates’ will be at Betting on Sports 2017 to discuss how the affiliate sector has become a primary gatekeeper for operators seeking new business.The day one ‘Leaders in Betting’ track session at #boscon2017 features four experts in ‘Navigating the new business landscape’, from XL Media CEO Ory Weihs to Better Collective CEO Jesper Soegaard, Clever Advertising Group Chief Affiliate Officer Marcos Oliveira and Bookies.com Managing Director Matthew Glazier.XL Media currently manages over 300 independent affiliate partners driving traffic through its Reef Media platform, while Better Collective, the operator for tipster network bettingexpert.com, recently acquired assets such as wettfreunde.net, sportwettentest.net, and fussballportal.de via the purchase of Austrian Hebiva Beteiligungen.This epitomises an M&A filled 2017 for the sector, including a series of high profile acquisitions in the competitive Nordic affiliate space. However, the period has also been noticeable for bookmakers putting greater emphasis on providing their affiliates with improved marketing software and player level tracking, deeper analytics and more flexible commission payouts.The panel, chaired by Best Odds Marketing CEO Lee-Ann Johnstone, will also be discussing important business practices for affiliates, including the extra challenges associated with the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the need to be more creative given the probable outlawing of sports betting TV advertising before the 9pm watershed.Jesper Soegaard commented: “Betting on Sports is the most valuable sports betting conference, so I’m excited to share Better Collective’s viewpoint in order to contribute to the event and the industry as a whole.”Matthew Glazier added: “After greatly enjoying the Betting on Football event, it was a no-brainer to make another positive contribution to Betting on Sports, a great way of connecting with industry professionals. “There are many affiliates and operators attending the conference. Having worked in both spheres, I can provide insight into the current affiliate landscape and an examination of the relationship between operators and affiliate partners.”The panel will also be complemented on the second day of the conference with a full ‘Betting on Affiliates’ track dedicated to some of the latest developments in the sports betting affiliate sector.NOTE: Remember tickets are available at a 25% Group Discount if you buy 3 or more – get them HERE. Betsson rolls out new Group Affiliates site August 7, 2020 Submit Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Padres reliever Brad Wieck in camp following cancer surgery

first_img“At first it was tough,” Wieck told reporters Wednesday, via The San Diego Union-Tribune. “I didn’t know why it happened. I’m a young kid (27). Usually you think of that later in life that people get cancer. It’s tough to deal with it. But we’re dealing with it. All we can do is move forward. There’s no reason to sit around pondering why this or why that. It’s something we deal with and move on.” After disclosing his discomfort to the team’s medical staff, Wieck was diagnosed with the disease and had surgery three days later to have a testicle removed. With his future uncertain, Wieck’s team made sure he felt a sense of relief and security regarding his career. Manager Andy Green, general manager A.J. Preller and two of his coaches also reached out to check on Wieck.”They made sure I knew they were thinking about me and the organization was thinking about me,” Wieck said. “That was huge, because I’m 27, I just broke into the big leagues, and I get smacked with this news. I was like, ‘Man where is my career going to go from here?’ They definitely gave me peace of mind that they’re here with me and they do support me.”Wieck made his MLB debut with the Padres last September, striking out 10 batters in seven innings while posting a 1.29 ERA. After a turbulent offseason, Brad Wieck is ready for a fresh start.The Padres reliever on Wednesday revealed he underwent surgery for testicular cancer last month but has set a goal to “be ready by the break of spring training” for wherever the team wants to send him.last_img read more

Three Donegal projects named as finalists in Good Causes Awards

first_imgThree Donegal organisations were today announced as regional winners and finalists in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019.Donegal G.A.P Heritage and History Group; Liquid Therapy and Involve youth project, have beaten off stiff competition to be named amongst the thirty-six community groups, sports clubs and organisations from all over Ireland in this year’s finals.The Awards are aimed at honouring the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals from all over Ireland who with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities. Liquid Therapy is a not for profit foundation that provides ocean, surf, and water therapy for young people with physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual needs. Good Causes funding allowed it to provide surf boards and body suits for a growing number of members. Liquid Therapy will be one of six finalists in the sport category.Donegal GAP History and Heritage Group, which is a finalist in the heritage category, is a non-profit voluntary community group primarily based in the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo (GAP) areas of South West, Donegal. The group aims to research, develop, protect and promote the built heritage of GAP and the surrounding areas.Involve is a youth project with recognises the equality of the Traveller Community by providing programmes, initiatives and services that promote the participation and inclusion of the Traveller Community in Irish Society. Involve will be in the Youth category in the final.Each national category winner will receive €10,000 while the overall Good Cause of the Year will get an additional €25,000 on top of this. The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards event in the Clayton Burlington Hotel in Dublin on Saturday 2nd November.  Three Donegal projects named as finalists in Good Causes Awards was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal GAP History and Heritage Groupinvolveliquid therapylast_img read more

For the Future Lady with a purpose

first_imgShireen Ramjoo (pictured above) believes that girls must look beyond their struggles to be the women they want to be; her website, For the Future Lady, offers the career and educational guidance they need to get there (images: Bhekumuzi Mdakane)“I always felt my teenage years were lost; when other teenagers were experiencing things and finding out more about themselves, I was saddled with a baby and a family to take care of. Today I think of things differently. I have come to realise that God never gives anyone anything they cannot handle, no matter how unfortunate the situation might seem,” says Shireen Ramjoo (31), founder of For the Future Lady.Ramjoo established For the Future Lady in February 2014, to help young women remember their dreams and look beyond their current struggles.“When you are at a place where you realise that you are one with the universe, one with every other living organism within it, you suddenly see the beauty that you did not see before you … what I have learnt is that a person will start to accept who they are and let go of any hurt, anger and negative feelings … through a spiritual awakening,” she says.“The person will suddenly start seeing the world in a different way and their previous views and opinions may change drastically.”CAREER GUIDANCE AND DAILY INSPIRATIONRamjoo says she has “interviewed a large number of people … and realised that not everyone knows how to construct a good-looking resume”.She adds, “I have noticed that at times not everyone knows of the options available for them to secure their funding for university as some come from a poor background and other families are just not well informed of how to go about it.”These insights are the main drivers behind For the Future Lady, which is an “online inspirational youth development hub”. It provides information on career options; finding a dream job; composing resumes; and interview preparation. It links to job vacancies, internships and apprenticeships, and provides information on funding for tertiary education, as Ramjoo believes education can help young girls look beyond their current struggles and work towards being the women they want to be.EVERYONE HAS A STORYHer website provides information on career options; finding a dream job; composing resumes; and interview preparation and also links to job vacancies, internships and apprenticeshipsBorn in Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal, Ramjoo says she “always felt like she had a bigger or higher purpose”.On moving to Johannesburg in 2001, she says, “I was on a high; my time had come, what more could I have asked for. What I thought freedom was back then is not what I know now. From a small town to the big city, I felt as if I had arrived and my dreams were only a step away. Anxious, enthusiastic and excited about what life had to offer, I can recall how naïve I was.”After moving to Johannesburg in 2001, Ramjoo found she was pregnant in September 2001; she went back to Dundee to have her baby, and returned to Johannesburg in 2002 to further her studies. She says, “I loved that I always had that fighting spirit and somehow knew that I had immense courage.“We all walk different paths; we all have stories to tell; we walk amongst ordinary heroes and heroines in our societies. It really does not matter where you come from, it’s where you see your life going to that’s important.”She concludes, “I could have chosen to allow life’s challenges to set me back, but I used it as a motivator to propel me forward. When you realise that every day is an opportunity to allow for growth within yourself, no matter what challenges life presents to you, you will know that you are bigger than that. I did it and so can you.”For more information visit Shireen Ramjoo or email [email protected]last_img read more

Cruz owns up to starting physical plays, says sorry

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Game officials caught Standhardinger, who was promptly slapped with a deliberate foul resulting in his banishment with 4:55 left and the Philippines comfortably ahead, 73-58.Reyes did not consent both acts and benched Cruz after his caper before shouting at Standhardinger and sending him back to the locker room.“That’s not the way we play Gilas basketball,” Reyes said. “It’s a shame, because Carl was having a great game. But I will not tolerate such acts.”While Cruz said he was going to say sorry to Reyes, he also said that he deliberately timed that hit after the Iraqi had given him a wayward elbow during a rebound play several minutes before.“I will not take that kind of play sitting down,” Cruz explained. “Though I know it was a bad thing to do, I will never allow such plays to be done on me and my teammates. Yes, I waited for the right time to strike back.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress While the rest of the team was whooping it up inside the dugout waiting for Reyes to return after giving out an interview to the international media, Cruz and Standhardinger occupied different corners of the room sulking.The message was clear and Cruz, at least, has learned his lesson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Batangas nears playoffs, ousts Racal from playoff racecenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cruz admitted to starting a series of technical fouls called on the Filipinos in the fourth quarter and said he was sorry for that one play that decked an Iraqi player and ignited a dirty finish to the game at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.“I know that it’s my fault and I am sorry,” Cruz said in a very apologetic tone in Filipino. “I know that it all started with me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCruz planted a forearm to the back of the head of Iraqi Navid Khajehzadeh after biting into the 7-foot center’s fake under the basket. The hit left Khajehzadeh on the floor for a while as referees tried to separate members of both teams.After several plays, Christian Standhardinger was the one who gave out a cheap shot on Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi while both teams were going back to their respective benches for a TV timeout. TAIPEI – Carl Bryan Cruz was having his best game in the Jones Cup on Thursday night.He finished the game watching his teammates polish off an 84-75 victory over Iraq. And he knows exactly why he ended up there.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

21 days agoLazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic plays down Euro heroics

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic plays down Euro heroicsby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic played down his heroics for their 2-1 Europa League win over Rennes.Milinkovic-Savic came off the bench, scored the equaliser and provided the assist for Ciro Immobile’s winner at the Olimpico.“I didn’t change the game, it was the whole team that raised the tempo. The first half was not the performance we wanted, but we won and can now prepare for Celtic,” the Serb told Sky Sport Italia.“The lads wanted to give their all, we weren’t able to in the first half, but the game lasts 90 minutes and it was important to get the points.“It’s especially important to win when you don’t necessarily play well. We now have two wins in a row under our belts and hope to get a third with Bologna this weekend.” last_img read more

TEF Provides Additional $350M for EXIM Bank Loan Facility

first_img The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has allocated an additional $350 million to the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of Jamaica to continue the provision of loans to the operators of small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs).The allocation represents the second tranche of the $1-billion TEF/EXIM Bank Jamaica loan facility, which was launched in September 2016 with an initial $300 million capital injection by the tourism entity.The facility enables the industry stakeholders to access between $5 million and $25 million at five per cent interest for five years.Among those eligible are operators involved in spa and wellness; gastronomy – restaurants and food-related businesses; small accommodations; shopping and galleries; attractions; knowledge networks; and sports and entertainment as well as manufacturers and suppliers.Speaking at the official handover at the Tourism Ministry in New Kingston on Wednesday, August 30, portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said the loan facility was a critical financial lifeline that had allowed and would enable more sector stakeholders to create jobs, generate growth and facilitate economic well-being.Additionally, he said it represented the Government’s acknowledgment of the entities’ integral role in the tourism value chain.“The idea was born out of the need to build capacity within the sector and provide financial support to enterprises that would better enable them to capitalise on business opportunities to better participate in the supply chain of the sector,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett advised that the first tranche of the loan facility has been fully disbursed, and encouraged other entrepreneurs not yet accessing the provision to take advantage of it to grow their businesses.EXIM Bank Managing Director, Lisa Bell, disclosed that the entity has, to date, processed more than 28 loan applications totalling $509 million under the programme. She said applications totalling $408 million have been approved, with disbursements totalling $311 million.The applications processed for approval fall in the categories of: attractions – $84.5 million; small accommodations – $105 million; gastronomy – $25 million; linkages – $32 million; shopping networks – $30 million; manufacturing – $47.5 million; services – $48.4 million; spa and wellness – $12. 5 million; and domestic tours and car rentals – $125 million.“We are very pleased about that, because we knew this programme could be revolutionary, not only because of its attractive terms and conditions but it really would put funding into the hands of those who needed it,” Mrs. Bell said.She further noted that the Bank has received an additional 25 qualified expressions of interest totalling approximately $470 million.In 2015, the World Bank noted that formal SMTEs contribute up to 60 per cent of total employment and up to 40 per of national income in emerging economies.In the Caribbean, these enterprises contribute more than 90 per cent of employment and 70 per cent of the gross domestic product.For more information on the loan facility, persons may call the EXIM Bank at 876-630-1400 to make an appointment; visit its offices at 85 Hope Road, Kingston 6; or website at www.eximbankja.com. Story Highlights The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has allocated an additional $350 million to the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of Jamaica to continue the provision of loans to the operators of small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs). Among those eligible are operators involved in spa and wellness; gastronomy – restaurants and food-related businesses; small accommodations; shopping and galleries; attractions; knowledge networks; and sports and entertainment as well as manufacturers and suppliers. For more information on the loan facility, persons may call the EXIM Bank at 876-630-1400 to make an appointment; visit its offices at 85 Hope Road, Kingston 6; or website at www.eximbankja.com.last_img read more

WHATS SHOOTING IN MONTREAL – AS OF OCT2716

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Salvation Army closed for flooring renovations

first_imgThe flooring will cover both the Food Bank and Thrift store which will cover approximately 9000 sqft.“We were blessed to receive a $50,000 grant to improve our building. This work is not something we could afford locally as all surplus supports the Food Bank and Family Services,” said EggiePhase I of the project was the Food Bank drop in area, as it was the most in need of repair, explains Eggie. Phase III will be the Food Bank sorting area.In May, the Salvation Army’s frontage windows received new vinyl decals to keep in theme with the new food truck.To view more on the ‘Modern Facelift’; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After a recent facelift the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store is currently closed for flooring renovations.Executive Director of the Salvation Army, Cameron Eggie shares phase II of the flooring renovations began today, Monday September 9th, 2019 with the Thrift Store. The store will reopen on Monday, September 16th with a new look and new product.Eggie explains, the flooring within the 100th Avenue location building will be upgraded in partnership with the national property department. After applying and receiving a grant to do the floors means the cost will not impact local resources.last_img read more