Gallery: No. 16 Syracuse crushed by No. 5 North Carolina, 20-11

first_imgNo. 16 Syracuse (8-7, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) entered Saturday’s matchup with No. 5 North Carolina (10-3, 5-1) in need of a resume-boosting win. Instead, the Orange got crushed. The Tar Heels rolled to a 20-11 victory in the Carrier Dome in a game that the Orange never led. Just two conference games remain for SU to get an ACC win. Comments Published on April 14, 2018 at 4:17 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

#bofcon2017 – Looking Good…What do investors want to see in market enterprises?

first_img Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Share Submit Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Following a period of mass consolidation and sector realignment, is the betting industry still an attractive proposition for enterprise investors? A Betting on Football expert panel assess current market conditions and challenges awaiting investment and enterprise stakeholders.Professional venture investor Christian Elder Founder of Dreamworx Online, tells the audience that value may have diminished in the betting sector as market has become consolidated and stakeholders look solely for proven revenue generating assets.Elder backs his statement, detailing that pro-investors may look to ‘fresher ground’ within new digital markets such as e-sports, where enterprises and products can prove to be more disruptive. He further states that at present it feels like ‘betting stakeholders are not pushing for innovation’ creating a stagnant marketplace.Mark Blandford founder of industry Venture Capital firm Valhalla Investments, counters Elder’s point of view. From a VC level he states that he is propositioned regularly by entrepreneurs wanting to disrupt the market and bring new innovation into play.Blandford details that Valhalla will only review start-ups with a proven point of concept. As expected standards will vary in enterprises seeking investment, but Blandford is adamant that innovation can thrive in betting pointing to consumer engagements in other  markets through personalisation and mobile delivery that have yet to impact the sector.As COO of FTSE-listed GVC Holdings, Shay Segev is well aware of the pressures facing executive teams of leading operators. Though the industry has seen mass consolidation, Segev adds cautions to stakeholders detailing that a poor acquisition can be costly and can lead to loss of market share.Segev states that stakeholders have to be diligent in their review of assets and targets, assessing whether an enterprise can really add value to a firm’s operations and future growth strategies.As investment manager in private equity group Penta Investments, Marek Smrha backs Segev comments on reviewing assets and undertaking diligence. However, he further details that investors have to be more intricate with the targets they wish to acquire or invest in.Whilst many investors place a high emphasis on technology and operational gains, Smrha states that in international market where betting stakeholders want to expand, investors must be able to gauge whether the target company really understands its regional consumer and local market, judging whether the target company has created a dynamic regional consumer proposition… John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020last_img read more

Rookery Park Golf Club hits the mark and scores a Suffolk ‘first’

first_img Rookery Park Golf Club, near Lowestoft, has become the first club in Suffolk to achieve the new-style, national GolfMark award in recognition of its work to grow the game.GolfMark, which was recently re-launched, is England Golf’s official seal of approval for clubs successfully working to develop their business in such ways as:• Attracting new members and encouraging existing members to play more• Using practical business planning to develop the club• Offering appropriate coaching and playing opportunities for all standards of golfer• Ensuring all necessary safeguarding policies are in place for the junior sectionRookery Park, which has an 18-hole parkland course and a nine-hole par three course, offers a range of playing opportunities and initiatives to appeal to players of all abilities.It is part of England Golf’s Get into golf scheme, offering affordable coaching opportunities to beginners in group sessions from £20 for four weeks. It has also introduced Academy Membership, from as little as £149 a year, to form a structured introduction to golf. This provides beginners and improvers with coaching and playing opportunities on the par 3 course and a clear pathway to club membership.The club offers junior group sessions to under-18s every Saturday morning, led by Assistant Professional Ed Garrard, and is working hard to link further with local schools.There has also been the introduction of staggered membership fees to encourage recruitment and retention of younger members and full payment is now not applicable until the age of 36.Robert Pettett, Rookery Park Secretary, who was instrumental in leading the club’s push to achieve GolfMark, said: “Here at Rookery Park we pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking golf club and we have worked extremely hard to achieve this over the last few years.“This award recognises the huge strides we have made as a club but we won’t rest on our laurels and will continue to keep working hard to develop golf in our area. As part of our business plan, we now have a clear focus on attracting more women, girls and junior boys to the club and engaging more with our local community.“We want to encourage as many people as possible to try golf and experience what a fun, enjoyable, sociable and beneficial game it can be. The GolfMark award will help us to spread that message further and show we are serious about our vision for Rookery Park.”The award was presented to Rookery Park by Steven Peet, England Golf Regional Manager, who commented:“I’m delighted that Rookery Park has achieved the GolfMark award and that the club’s efforts to grow the game can now be nationally recognised. Rookery Park has a wonderful team of people all working together to move the club in one, very exciting direction.“The club has a clear vision of where it wants to be and a sound business plan setting out how it intends to get there, linked to the England Golf Strategic Plan, which is brilliant to see. The club are very keen to engage with and understand their local community and offer opportunities for anyone to experience golf with a clear pathway to membership or further participation.”The GolfMark award was developed by England Golf and also integrates Sport England’s Clubmark award – a national standard for quality sports clubs recognised across the country.GolfMark brings a number of benefits to clubs including raising awareness, access to funding, business and marketing support and training opportunities for staff and volunteers.Almost 40 per cent of GolfMark clubs have increased membership since receiving the award. To find out more about GolfMark visit www.golfmark.org. To find out more about Rookery Park please visit www.rookeryparkgolfclub.co.uk.Caption: Steven Peet (second right) presents the GolfMark award to club President John Pawsey, watched by junior members Tegan Arlow and Conal Downing. 30 Nov 2015 Rookery Park Golf Club hits the mark and scores a Suffolk ‘first’ last_img read more

Jwala Gutta points finger at Pullela Gopichand for favouritism, details racist abuse

first_imgImage Courtesy: FPJ/GettyAdvertisement yqydNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eusba( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4hWould you ever consider trying this?😱btnyqCan your students do this? 🌚1k3sihpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jwala Gutta, India’s badminton icon and one of the most inspiring sportspersons of the country, has often made headlines for her outspoken nature. However, Jwala recently revealed that being straightforward had her facing difficulty in career, and the sole person she holds accountable for the damage is none other than the national chief badminton coach and Jwala’s former doubles partner Pullela Gopichand!Advertisement Image Courtesy: FPJ/GettyJwala and Gopichand formed the team that National Badminton Championship title in mixed doubles back in 2004. However, as time passed, and the two shuttling icons of the country became distant.The former world no. 6 recently opened up about her relation with Gopichand, and accused Gopichand for partiality in badminton coaching system and also numerous career scopes Jwala missed in her career.Advertisement Speaking to India Today, Jwala revealed aggravation she faced in the past because of Gopichand, and how her straight from the shoulder attitude had bitten her back.“I hold him (Gopichand) responsible for the harassment I had to go through all these years. I am vocal and I have had to pay a huge price for that,” the 36 year old shuttler said in the interview.Advertisement “I acknowledge what he (Gopi) has achieved and I had expectations from him. Gopi knows my potential and what I was capable of,” the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist continued, “He was part of the establishment and he knew my potential, so it was quite natural for me to have expectations from him.”Jwala further blamed Gopichand for favouritism and making the sport of badminton in the country centralised: “If you notice, there were players from other states when Gopi used to play. So there was a time where top players used to come from different parts of the country.”Jwala further stated that Gopichand, being from Andhra Pradesh, favours shuttlers from his state, and is the reason why the Indian badminton scene has a domination of Telugu players or players from Hyderabad.“If India wins a medal, it is because of Gopichand and if we don’t do well, then it is the system that is to be blamed,” she further added.In addition to that, Jwala also revealed facing racism and xenophobia, for having a Chinese mother. She recently took to social media to reveal how she was targeted as the ‘Boycott Chinese Product’ movement gained pace among the netizens of the country.“People have a lot of time to waste on such things, calling someone ‘Chinese’. It was important to call out people like these. So it is my duty to teach these people a lesson and tell them that the power of anonymity has its consequences too,”  Jwala said.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Former Ranji trophy cricketer found dead; son arrested for murder Advertisementlast_img read more