#bofcon2017 – Suppliers evolve within a consolidated market place

first_imgShare Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 SBTech CEO Richard Carter said it is unlikely that operators will move all product development in-house, after suggesting that it only “makes financial sense in the board room”.Carter was part of the Supplier CEO panel at Betting on Football 2017, alongside BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian, OPTIMA speaker Jacob Lopez Curciel and BtoBet Kostandina Zafirovska.The session featured a discussion around the increasingly consolidated market place. Baloulian suggested that the wave of M&A can have a negative impact on product innovation, as “big companies tend to swallow” their smaller, more innovation-focused counterparts, while Zafirovska agreed that merged companies will only remain attractive to suppliers if they are receptive to innovation.However, Lopez countered that it “creates more of a performance requirement for the supplier”, with the opportunity to work for bigger companies at double capacity.There was a healthy debate over the use of open source front-end code, with Lopez and Baloulian talking through the BetConstruct approach of giving its customers more flexibility over products, and what that means for security and the publication of code that could be exploited by hackers.By contrast, Lopez described the OPTIMA approach as “providing building blocks for operators to differentiate themselves”, who can then define roadmap and differentiate on the frontend, while taking control of new promotions and content integration.The #bofcon2017 session, moderated by Square in the Air Director Robin Hutchison, also featured a debate around artificial intelligence (AI), described by Carter as a “technology enabler to innovation”.Finally, the panelists compared the “one-stop shop” supplier demands from operators looking for speed to market at the probable expense of product innovation, with those seeking a “boutique supplier” to help them excel in one specific area. SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020last_img read more

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LeBron James prepares for his last game against close friend Dwyane Wade as Lakers take on Heat

first_imgLeBron James, left, and Dwyane Wade watch from the bench as Miami Heat teammates in 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)James, who is still averaging near-prime numbers as he turns 34 near the end of the month, is quickly becoming the last man standing in his draft class. With Wade leaving at the end of the year, Carmelo Anthony not playing for the Rockets and vets such as David West and Nick Collison retiring this past offseason, there’s not many 2003 draftees left. Kyle Korver, who was recently traded to the Jazz, is an exception.For now, so is Wade.“I got to keep it going for the class of ’03, that’s for sure,” James said. “So I love where I’m at right now and D-Wade has definitely had a hell of a career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean it speaks for itself. But what he’s done for that franchise and what he’s done for that community since he’s been drafted has been a pretty good story.”Bonga gets on the boardAs 19-year-old rookie Isaac Bonga stood on the sideline waiting to check in to his second-ever NBA game, James, who was subbing out, gave him one final veteran tip.“Tuck your jersey in, tuck your jersey in,” he said to Bonga, who was suddenly flustered. “I got you.”Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat game is Monday evening, as the Lakers (16-10) get back home for a final Wade-vs.-James meeting, a 30-game series that stands at 15-15 when both men are playing. Both of their teams are coming off road wins, with James notching 20 points against the Grizzlies and Wade scoring 25 while surprising the Clippers.It’s reasonable to expect when the rubber match tips off at Staples Center, there will be fireworks – of one kind or another.“It’s bitter and it’s sweet. It’s sweet and sour,” James said. “The sweet part about it is I’ve always loved being on the same floor with my brother. We struck up a relationship together at the Combine in 2003 and it started from there. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.”They know it’s the last meeting, of course, because Wade has already announced his intentions to retire after this season in Miami. At 36, Wade has battled injuries for the past few years, but he’s still averaging 14.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while also shooting a career-best 38 percent from 3-point range.His games have become sentimental affairs: Wade has exchanged jerseys with other players throughout the league, including Vince Carter and Donovan Mitchell. He’ll likely be adding a Lakers No. 23 to his collection on Monday night. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers But even as the German wing had to make that last-second tweak to take the court Saturday against Memphis, he had a stronger second effort after making a one-minute debut Friday against San Antonio. This time, Bonga actually accrued stats, including a steal, an assists and two rebounds (and two turnovers).Like fellow rookie Moe Wagner, Bonga’s first career point came at the stripe as he took a technical free throw for the Lakers. Also like Wagner, Bonga’s veteran teammates Tyson Chandler and JaVale McGee were his loudest cheerleaders, shouting and waving towels from the sideline after Bonga buried the shot.“It’s really cool,” a smiling Bonga said afterward. “It’s really special to me to have guys like that cheering you on and excited like that.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img In the moments after his highest-scoring game of the season last month, LeBron James couldn’t help but feel a little bit robbed.It seemed wrong: He had scored 51 points, and he was standing in the building where he and one of his best friends had won a pair of championships together. But Dwyane Wade hadn’t been able to play.Wade had a good excuse: He was attending to his family after he and his wife Gabrielle Union had welcomed their first child. But James felt that his former Heat, Cavaliers and Olympic teammate being absent had somehow diminished the evening.“It sucks. I can’t even lie to you guys,” he said then. “We all know the reason that he isn’t here, but to only have two more games to go against each other and one of them is not going to happen. It sucked a little bit, but hopefully we are both in uniform when Miami comes to L.A. and we can finish this off the right way.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Velež defeated Lokomotiva with 2:1

first_imgAs a test before the match with Čelik, football players of Velež played a match against Lokomotiva.They defeated Lokomotiva with 2:1 and the scorers were Ševko Okić and Mirza Ćemalović, while Lokomotiva’s only scorer was Valentino Mazrek.Although the match was planned to be played in Vrapčići, it was played on Lokomotiva’s stadium.Velež: Bobić, Hebibović, Merzić, Kazazić, Letić, Kodro, Zvonić, Vladavić, Okić, Šišić i Vidić. Još su igrali: Kajtaz, Ćemalović, Majkić, Zolj and Serdarević. Coach: Ibro Rahimić.Lokomotiva: Šuta, Elezović, Čopelj, Vejzović, Kalajdžić, A.Ćorić, Bešo, Kovačević, Macić, Mušić i Mazreku. Još su igrali: Baljić, Hubana, E.Ćorić, Škoro, Razić and Burić. Coach: Mustafa Taslidža.last_img read more

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Region 2 gears up for Jubilee celebrations

first_imgBy: Indrawattie NatramRegional Executive Officer of Region Two, Rupert Hopkinson says the agricultural Region of Pomeroon-Supenaam will use the Jubilee celebrations to market itself and bring awareness to the products and services it has to offer Guyanese here and further afield.He made this disclosure at a recent meeting of the RDC held specially to address issues affecting the Region.Under topic of “Celebration of our 50th Independence Anniversary” which was up for discussion, the REO said presently a team is working on a website that will provide essential information about the Region.Regional Executive Officer Rupert HopkinsonHe explained that with the website up persons would be able to access information on the established parks, markets, tourist attraction sites, important monuments and landmarks within Region 2.Meanwhile in observance of Guyana’s 50th Independence, the Region will host a two-night activity slated for May 21 and 22 at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground branded under the theme “Flavour of Region Two”.It will give businesses the opportunity to meet, socialise and generate economic activities.“You want boil crab, barbeque, cassava bread, fresh coconut water, then you have to visit the two-night activities,” Hopkinson said where booths in some cases would be free to businesses in Region Two.It is his wish that the activity once successful would be an annual feature and afford persons the opportunity to visit the Region.Currently there is a planning committee working to pull the activities off. The committee is headed by the DREO, Sunil Singh and AREO Evett Yastings.As a result, Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt called for the calendar of events for the 50th Independence to be made available to all RDC councillors. He also requested for all regional and national events be integrated as Independence Observance. Ramdatt also urged wider stakeholder participation from the business community.last_img read more

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Linden man gets 18 years for killing wife, stabbing step-daughter

first_img– woman sustained over 20 stab woundsClarence Carter, who knifed his reputed wife to death over two years ago, admitted to his crime before Justice Sandil Kissoon on Thursday, and was jailed for 18 years. Carter also confessed to wounding the woman’s daughter during his rampage.Pleading guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter upon his arraignment at the Demerara High Court, the 56-year-old father of two admitted that he stabbed Leolyn Sullivan over 20 times at the Phase 1B Wisroc, Linden home they had shared.Justice Kissoon, in sentencing Carter, started at a base of 25 years, but took off time for his guilty plea and other factors, including good prison behaviour and time spent on remand.The judge would have sentenced him to 12 years, but he added 6 years for the domestic violence aspect of the offence. Such cases have been steadily dominating local headlines.The offender was also given a separate 5-year sentence for maliciously wounding Sullivan’s daughter, Shemicka Campbell, whom he stabbed 6 times during his January 18, 2016 attack. She was 18 at the time.The judge ordered the sentences to run concurrently.Carter was represented by attorney Maxwell McKay while State counsels Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt presented the two indictments.RECAPReports are that Sullivan and Carter had had an argument after he had accused her of being unfaithful. He then whipped out a knife and stabbed her about the body. She reportedly tried to escape by plunging through a window, and he attempted to pursue her, but her daughter intervened, and he injured the teen.He later turned the knife on himself, slashing his wrists and neck in a botched attempt at suicide. Sullivan died while being transported to hospital.last_img read more

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Two artists to perform in the Capital every month

first_imgTaking forward their aim of providing a platform for promising young Indian artists, the Raza foundation’s Aarambh series has now entered into their second month. “Aarambh” will invite two artists from different genres from various parts of India every month to perform before audiences in the capital. A total of 25 artists will perform under the series in the next one year. The idea behind this series is to bring performers of music and dance who have not been seen or presented in Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the second month, Hindustani Classical Vocalist Meenal Natu and Kathak Dancer Vishavdeep will perform for 45 minutes each at Civil Services Officers’ Institute on October 23 and Triveni Kala Sangam the following day.On the question of how important it is to promote classical art forms among young artists, Ashok Vajpeyi, Managing Trustee of the Raza Foundation said, “When it comes to classical arts, the younger generation needs support because these arts are not very popular and they require very hard, long training. If young artists don’t get opportunities for showcasing their skills then it could create a problem. Such a platform can add to their confidence or skill.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn contrasting views, Vishavdeep, a scholarship holder of Ministry of Culture in kathak dance and a math graduate says, “I am also from the current generation and I don’t believe that people’s interests in Indian classical art forms are diminishing. I see more and more of parents enrolling their children into learning an art form. I have seen them consider classical art as a serious career prospective.” A senior disciple of Guru Narain Prasad, Nandini Singh and Prerana Shrimali will start off with Shiv Vandana and then he will get into the technicalities of Kathak or ‘shudh nritya’.A disciple of Dr Usha Parkhi and a well-known exponent of Jaipuri-Atrauli Gharana, Meenal Natu is elated to perform at such a huge platform and feels that every genre of music is equally important and interesting. The Raza Foundation provides support and platforms for various arts, and fellowships, especially aimed at young talent.last_img read more

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