Huth makes Leicester loan switch

first_img Huth joined Stoke from Middlesbrough in 2009 and was first choice at the back alongside Ryan Shawcross until suffering a knee injury in November 2013. The 30-year-old German needed two operations and did not play again until the end of August last year before another spell on the sidelines with a calf problem. By the time he returned he was behind Marc Wilson and Marc Muniesa in the pecking order and his only Premier League appearance of the season came as a late substitute in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in December. The most recent of Huth’s 187 matches for Stoke, meanwhile, came against Wrexham in the FA Cup a month ago. Leicester sit bottom of the Premier League table and boss Nigel Pearson will hope Huth can help shore up a leaky defence that has shipped 37 goals in 23 games. Asked for his impressions of Leicester, the former Chelsea defender told Foxes Player: “Obviously they beat Stoke at home so that was a bit of an upset for Stoke. “I’ve watched the games. I certainly watched the Manchester United game, the 5-3 game, so I’ve seen enough to be happy to come here. “There’s plenty of competition. I’m not expecting to walk into the team. I know I have to prove my worth and hopefully I can do that.” Huth will be unavailable for Leicester’s match against Crystal Palace this weekend as he completes a two-match suspension for breaching Football Association rules regarding social media. Press Association The defender has fallen out of favour at the Britannia Stadium after injury problems and will add significant Premier League experience to Leicester’s back line. Huth becomes the third player to join the Foxes in this transfer window following goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and striker Andrej Kramaric. center_img Leicester have signed Robert Huth on loan from Stoke until the end of the season.last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgNFL-PANTHERS-NEWTONPanthers owner says Cam Newton’s future depends on healthCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton’s future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery.Tepper told reporters Tuesday that he’s “not a doctor” and is neither is Newton, who missed 14 games last season with a foot injury. He had surgery on Dec. 11.The Panthers could save $19 million under next year’s salary cap if they trade or release the 2015 league MVP. Tepper said the Panthers have not had any teams inquire about a trade for Newton. Jalen Crutcher scored 21 points, and Trey Landers matched his career high with 14 rebounds.Fatts Russell had 19 points for Rhode Island, while Jacob Toppin added four.In other top-25 action:— Tyrese Maxey scored 25 points and 12th-ranked Kentucky rallied from its biggest halftime deficit of the season to beat Vanderbilt, 78-64. Immanuel Quickley had 18 points and the Wildcats came back from a nine-point hole at intermission before giving coach John Calipari his 400th victory at Kentucky.— Mike Watkins matched his season high with 19 points and Seth Lundy added a career-high 18 to help No. 13 Penn State beat Purdue 88-76. The Nittany Lions drained a season-high 14 3-pointers for their seventh consecutive victory that also snagged a nine-game losing streak in the series. The NCAA has said it will allow players to “benefit” from the use of their name, image and likeness and is working on rules for the payments. Under the NCAA’s timeline, athletes would be able to take advantage of endorsement opportunities beginning next January. UNDATED (AP) — Edmonton captain Connor McDavid will be out two to three weeks with a quad injury.The injury was initially said to be a bruised knee from Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators. McDavid later called it a charley horse/quad injury.The Oilers captain said the injury was not related to the knee problem sustained in last year’s season finale against Calgary.Also in the NHL:— The Avalanche will be without forward Nazem Kadri (NA’-zehm KA’-dree) indefinitely due to a lower-body injury suffered in the second period of Sunday’s game against the Wild. He took the ice for a shift in the third before leaving the game. Colorado coach Jared Bednar said Tuesday that Kadri will be out “weeks, not days.” The 76ers are a league-best 25-2 at home after Ben Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 110-103 victory over the Clippers. Josh Richardson furnished 17 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the 76ers earn their third straight win.Joel Embiid (ehm-BEED’) finished with 26 points and Tobias Harris added 17 with 12 rebounds for Philadelphia.Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard led Los Angeles with 30 points and reserve Landry Shamet (SHAM’-eht) scored 19 against his former team.The Clippers squandered a chance to tie Denver for second place in the Western Conference.Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action: The Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in their first season under Cota, but the franchise slipped to third place last year with an 84-78 record.In other MLB news:— Marwin González has become the first batter from the World Series-winning 2017 Houston Astros to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal. Now with the Minnesota Twins, Gonzalez says he’s remorseful for everything that happened and wishes he could take it back. Major League Baseball’s investigation into the allegation resulted in one-season suspensions for manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow (LOO’-now), who were immediately fired by the Astros.— A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Mariners have agreed to a minor league contract with three-time All-Star outfielder Carlos González. The 34-year-old Gonzalez played just 45 games last season, hitting a combined .200 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 145 at-bats for the Indians and Cubs.— Teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration this year when the Rockies defeated catcher Tony Wolters. He will earn $1.9 million rather than his request for $2,475,000. The 27-year-old Wolters hit .262 with one homer and 42 RBIs in 411 plate appearances while making $960,000 last season. Yanni Gourde’s (YAH’-nee gohrdz) goal 2:45 into overtime completed the Lightning’s eighth consecutive win, 2-1 over the Penguins. Gourde’s seventh goal of the season created a mob scene near the Pittsburgh net as Tampa Bay improved to 20-2-1 since Dec. 23.Mikhail Sergachev (SUR’-gah-shehv) scored his ninth goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 35 shots to help the Bolts get within one point of the division-leading Bruins.Evgeni Malkin got his 18th goal for the Penguins, who climbed within three points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Islanders blew a 3-0 lead before Ryan Pulock (POO’-lahk) provided the tiebreaker with 41 seconds left in New York’s fifth win in seven games, 5-3 against the Flyers. Jordan Eberle, Leo Komarov (KAH’-mah-rahv) and Josh Bailey each had a goal and an assist as the Isles climbed within five points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals. Update on the latest in sports: — Bradley Beal dropped in 30 points and Rui Hachimura (ROO’-ee hah-chih-MOOR’-ah) added 20 as the Wizards won for the fourth time in six games, 126-114 over the Bulls. Zach LaVine (lah-VEEN’) scored 19 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Bulls whittled an 18-point deficit down to six.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEToppin, Dayton stay unbeaten in A-10UNDATED (AP) — Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) faced his little brother, Jacob, on a college court for the first time. The elder brother posted a double-double to help sixth-ranked Dayton improve to 22-2 overall and 11-0 in the Atlantic Ten.Obi scored 22 points and led an opening 17-point spurt in the Flyers’ 81-67 victory against Rhode Island. Toppin also had 10 rebounds to help Dayton end the Rams’ 10-game winning streak.center_img February 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULE76ers win at home againUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest NBA team to leave Philadelphia with a loss. — The Maple Leafs pulled out a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Kasperi Kapanen’s (kas-PEHR’-ee KAP’-uh-nehnz) goal 3:42 into overtime. Zach Hyman scored twice and Jack Campbell stopped 35 shots as Toronto won for the second time in five games.— Florida’s fourth line of Mike Matheson, Mark Pysyk (PEH’-sihk) and Noel Acciari (ah-CHAH’-ree) each scored and accounted for eight points as the Panthers beat the Devils, 5-3 to end a three-game skid. Frank Vatrano and Brett Connolly also tallied in Florida’s second victory in seven games since the All-Star break.— The Sabres erased a pair of one-goal deficits before Sam Reinhart hit the net 57 seconds into the third period of Buffalo’s 3-2 verdict over the Red Wings. Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist to back Carter Hutton, who turned back 27 shots in the Sabres’ third win in nine games.NHL-NEWSOilers’ McDavid out with quad injury — Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez has asked an arbitration panel for a raise to $4 million for this season, while the ballclub has argued that he should receive $4.5 million. The right-hander made $2.1 last season while going 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 71 relief appearances, striking out 69 in 69 2/3 innings while walking 23.— The Padres have agreed to minor league deals with outfielder Juan Lagares (lah-GAH’-rehs) and infielder Gordon Beckham. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreements.NHL-SCHEDULEGourde lifts Lightning over Pens 2-1 in OT for 8th straightUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak while inching closer to the NHL’s overall lead. MLB-NEWSRed Sox promote Roenicke to interim managerFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ron Roenicke (REH’-nih-kee) is the Boston Red Sox’s new field general.The Red Sox have promoted the bench coach to interim manager on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training camp. Roenicke replaces Alex Cora, who was let go for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal while serving as Houston’s bench coach during the team’s 2017 World Series run.The interim tag will stay until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox engaged in illegal sign-stealing during their 2018 World Series championship season. Roenicke has denied being part of any rules violation and is expected to become permanent manager if the probe clears him. Newton said in an interview during Super Bowl week that he “absolutely” expects to play in Carolina next season.COLLEGE ATHLETES-PAYNCAA’s Emmert presses Senate for ‘guardrails’ on athlete payWASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert has urged Congress to step in and put restrictions on college athletes’ ability to earn money from endorsements.Emmert told a Senate committee federal action was needed to “maintain uniform standards in college sports” amid player-friendly laws approved in California and under consideration in other states. Associated Press last_img read more

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Fowler follows up PB with 50m free at World Aquatics Championships

first_img…. Sanmoogan hits the poolANDREW Fowler followed up his impressive 100m freestyle swim, with a 50m free on Friday (Thursday night Guyana time), at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships, which is ongoing in Gwangju, South Korea. The 23-year-old, one of three Guyanese swimmers at the meet, had finished third in Heat 4 of 13 with a time of 54.72s on Wednesday, almost two seconds faster than his previous best of 56.33s, which he swam at the Commonwealth Games last year in Australia.In his 50m free, the Spire Institute (Ohio) student finished in 25.26s, short of his entry time of 24.87s, while swimming in heat six of 14.  Overall, he finished ahead of 33 swimmers in the race.Jamila Sanmoogan, 22, also swam on Friday.  The Colombia-based (scholarship) swimmer swam the 50m butterfly in a time of 30.31s, slower than her entry time of 29.97s. She finished ahead of 17 swimmers in the race.Fowler has completed his quota of races, while Sanmoogan and 15-year-old Leon Seaton were expected to swim their last events (the 50m free and the 50m back) last night.last_img read more

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Access Bank Unveils Polo Star, Neku, as W Brand Ambassador

first_imgFace of African polo, Neku Atawodi-Edun has been unveiled as Access Bank W brand ambassador.Access Bank Coordinator, Women Banking Initiative, Ayona Aguele-Trimnell who unveiled the new ambassador at a media event in Lagos yesterday, described Neku as a Nigerian polo player, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and an investor.Access Bank Group Head, Corporate Communications, Amaechi Okobi, described the W Ambassador as a consummate brand who champions healthy lifestyle and promotes the development of women polo in Nigeria and beyond. L-R: Oge Kasie-Nwachukwu, Head, Events and Sponsorships, Access Bank Plc; Ayona Aguele-Trimnell, Access Bank W Initiative Coordinator; Neku Atawodi-Edun, renowned female polo player and W Ambassador, and Amaechi Okobi, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Access Bank Plc, at a Press Conference to announce the partnership between Neku and W – Access Bank Women initiative in Lagos. Neku Atawodi-Edun, who accepted the endorsement, said she is thrilled at the opportunity offered by Access Bank to carry through her passion for promotion of women empowerment and encouraging women polo in Nigeria to an acceptable international level.She told media executives in an interactive session that as Access Bank ambassador, she hopes to be playing more in the European season that recently galloped off after the climax of the US season in April.Neku listed some of the countries she would be flying the flag of Access Bank, to include United Kingdom, France, Spain and Germany. Neku hopes to play more in Africa, with the forthcoming 2019 Access bank UNICEF Charity Shield tournament billed for Kaduna in June.Highly revered as one of the few black female polo players in the world, and the first to play professionally, Neku Atawodi-Edun is an equine sports scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor.Neku grew up in Kaduna and her childhood revolved around a local polo club in Kaduna, northern Nigeria. At age 16, Neku told her parents she wanted to play polo professionally, at a time when the “sport of kings” was only synonymous with men and royalty.Her parents tried to deter her and at a point, stopped paying for the upkeep of her horses but she was able to convince a polo club in England to give her a job basically to protect her passion for the noble game.About a decade later, Neku followed up her passion and today, she had played polo professionally in 14 cities professionally, bagged a degree in Equine Sport Science, an MA in International Business, and the first woman of color to play the game of polo professionally.Neku is also the founder of Ride to shine – a self-funded non-profit organization that teaches African Orphans about Equestrian Sports. She is an Associate fellow of the Royal Commonwealth society and was a Clinton Global Initiative Lead mentor.In 2016, Neku was named in Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30: Africa’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs list. She is also a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum and has represented Nigeria at the WEF in Davos.Neku is also the Nigeria Country Director of MEST, where she’s overseeing incubator operations and strategy, startup support, stakeholder engagement, business development and fundraising efforts. Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is a year-long entrepreneurial training program, seed fund and incubator for African tech startups.In 2018, Neku was named the face of Africa Polo Open, an offshoot of the 110-year old Prince of Wales Polo Cup, Africa’s oldest polo tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Badger defense aims to put weekend struggles behind it

first_imgExpectations abounded last weekend when the Wisconsin Badgers traveled to Evanston, Ill., to face the Northwestern Wildcats. A 6-0 record, a place atop the Big Ten conference and an end to a six-year skid in Evanston were all supposed to occur in the eyes of many. What wasn’t expected was a defensive collapse. Yet that’s exactly what transpired. The Badger defense was confused by the volatile Wildcat offense after giving up an average of 18.2 points per game entering Saturdays contest. Wisconsin’s defense imploded in the second half, allowing 41 second-half points and 51 total points to an unranked Northwestern squad.The Badger defense was out of rhythm all day long and was repeatedly beaten by Northwestern tailback Tyrell Sutton and quarterback Brett Basanez. Sutton, who rushed 244 yards along with three touchdowns, punished the Badgers with his explosive runs and bruising style.”We were confused by all of the things they were doing. We didn’t effectively get them corrected on the sideline so they continued to take advantage of us and not let us get settled in,” linebacker Mark Zalewski said.The Badgers, who were giving up 77.4 rushing yards per game in their first five contests, gave up 319 yards on the ground against Northwestern. Wisconsin was unable to make the big stop down the stretch and put on a clinic of how not to tackle. The defense knows they can play better and it will have to start this week against archrival Minnesota.”Everyone on the defense is really excited to get out there and play another game and show the last week was not the real defense,” Zalewski said. “Everyone’s eager to get out there and show what our defense is really all about.”Minnesota’s rushing attack, which leads the Big Ten in rushing yards per game this season, is led by junior tailback Laurence Maroney. Maroney, who is averaging 150 yards per game his season, leads a Minnesota offense that ranks third in the Big Ten.”Maroney is a really good football player. He does great things when the ball is in his hands. If you ask me his truest assets are that he’s very fast and he’s very physical, he’s not a guy who’s going to dance around a whole lot and make people miss him,” defensive coordinator Bret Bielema said. “Maroney is one of those guys who sees a hole and goes straight ahead, and that’s what makes him a powerful explosive back.”The most important thing for the Badgers this weekend will be stopping the run and forcing Minnesota’s unproven pass offense to make plays. Minnesota’s passing attack, has been led by junior signal caller Bryan Cupito so far this season, but an injury to the Cincinnati native may have put him on the shelf for this weekend’s matchup.Thus Minnesota, which ranks ninth in the Big Ten in total passing yards may be forced to turn to redshirt freshman Tony Mortensen. The Badgers know they cannot allow Maroney, and back up running back Gary Russell, to get into a rhythm and will do everything they can to force the Gopher quarterbacks to make plays through the air.”Were really going to have to swarm to the ball, get of our blocks, get to him [Maroney] quick and wrap him up,” defensive lineman Joe Monty said. “We’re going to have to get to him early and not let him get into a rhythm.”The Badgers defense will look to come out strong this week and prove that they are the unit that helped Wisconsin start 5-0, and not the defense that was embarrassed by a lesser opponent in Northwestern a week ago.”We know we have something to prove this week, and that’s the competitive nature of our football team,” Bielema said. “Our guys obviously have a big challenge to respond to this week, not just from the standpoint of [what] Minnesota brings to the table, but with what happened a week ago. Our guys know people are going to be concerned with how we respond this week, and our guys are up for the challenge.”last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about North Florida matchup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 3, 2016 at 9:48 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Coming off two straight losses, No. 22 Syracuse (4-2) looks to right the ship on Saturday at 4 p.m. against North Florida (3-6) in the Carrier Dome. The Ospreys most recently lost 91-60 against Florida and have lost three in a row. NF ranks as the 243rd team in the nation while SU ranks 20th, per Kenpom.com.Here’s everything you need to know for game day.How can you watch the game? The game will broadcast on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (only available for Time Warner Cable subscribers). It also will be streamed online on ACC Network Extra.What do our beat writers think will happen? Find out here.Has Syracuse developed a low-post scoring threat yet? Not quite. Both centers Dajuan Coleman and Paschal Chukwu are working to improve on the offensive end. Coleman has had more success in that area while Chukwu is still experiencing offensive growing pains.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWithout a solid center, who is best at that position? Head coach Jim Boeheim has said SU’s best lineup is with Tyler Lydon at center. But against Wisconsin on Tuesday, Coleman and Chukwu combined to play 37 minutes. The Orange is still sifting through different lineup permutations in nonconference games.Whom should I know on North Florida? Wajid Aminu is the younger brother of the Portland Trail Blazers’ Al-Farouq Aminu. But Wajid took a separate path to Division I from that of his brother.What else should I know about the Ospreys? Find out everything, here.What did we learn from SU’s loss to Wisconsin in its most recent game? We learned that when Syracuse needs offense, the point guards need to kick start it, learning the zone won’t come easy against stellar ball movement and Coleman can inject life into the Orange’s frontcourt. Commentslast_img read more

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Tipp Footballers in McGrath cup action

first_imgLiam Kearns side play host to Cork at the changed venue of Templetouhy  in their second Group A match of the McGrath Cup.It comes on the back of the footballers defeat to Kerry in their opening match at the weekend.Kearns says that result shows how much work the team after to day but described the trip to Tralee as a useful exercise Throw in this evening is at 7.30 and Tipp FM will have regular live updates from the game.last_img

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Semenya: United Nations Slams IAAF over ‘Humiliating’ Rule

first_imgThe IAAF said the motion given to the UN contained “inaccurate statements”.Under the IAAF rules, female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels would have to race against men or change events unless they took medication to reduce those levels.The regulations will apply to women in track events from 400m up to one mile and require that athletes have to keep their testosterone levels below a prescribed amount “for at least six months prior to competing”.The issue was discussed at the UN Human Rights Council’s 40th session in March, at which delegates asked for a detailed report to be put together for a future meeting.In the meantime, the body put on record its “concerns” with the IAAF proposals.The council said it wanted governing bodies “to refrain from developing and enforcing policies and practices that force, coerce or otherwise pressure women and girl athletes into undergoing unnecessary, humiliating and harmful medical procedures in order to participate in women’s events in competitive sports”.Writing in the British Medical Journal, experts recently claimed the IAAF’s regulations risked “setting an unscientific precedent for other cases of genetic advantage”Speaking in June, two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion Semenya called the rule “unfair”, adding: “I just want to run naturally, the way I was born.”The IAAF intended to bring in new rules on 1 November 2018 but the subsequent legal challenge prompted that to be delayed until the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had ruled on the matter.That ruling was due on 26 March but Cas has postponed it until next month.A win for Semenya would see her free to continue competing the way she has always done, but a loss means the South African athlete could end up not competing altogether, competing against men or having to take medicine to lower her hormone levels.Semenya has previously been asked to undertake gender testing by athletics chiefs, but no results have officially been made public.Testosterone is a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance.In a statement provided to BBC Sport, the IAAF said “It is clear that the author is not across the details of the IAAF regulations nor the facts presented recently at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“There are many generic and inaccurate statements contained in the motion presented to the UN Human Rights Council so it is difficult to work out where to start.“The common ground is that we both believe it is important to preserve fair competition in female sport so women are free to compete in national and international sport.“To do this it is necessary to ensure the female category in sport is a protected category, which requires rules and regulations to protect it, otherwise we risk losing the next generation of female athletes, since they will see no path to success in female sport.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram United Nations Human Right Council has condemned the plans by IAAF to classify female athletes by their testosterone levels which they claimed “contravene international human rights”.Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya, 28, is challenging the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) over its bid to restrict levels of testosterone in female runners.The UN called the plans “unnecessary, humiliating and harmful”.last_img read more

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John Hagan: IGRG – Industry Engagement is key to improving player protections

first_imgShare UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 John HaganJohn Hagan, Partner at London law firm Harris Hagan and Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), has outlined how industry stakeholders should aim to build coherent dialogue with the government with regards to the industry’s social responsibility measures.Speaking to industry news source Totally Gaming on the matter of social responsibility and player protection, as the UK government reviews gambling regulations with regards to FOBTs and advertising/marketing standards. Hagan told Totally Gaming that perspective is needed by industry stakeholders.As Chairman of the IGRG, Hagan notes the successful implementation of the UK industry’s ‘self-exclusion schemes’, which should demonstrate that both industry and regulators can work together and effectively improve consumer protections.Working between industry and governmental stakeholders, Hagan details that the IGRG has spent a significant amount of resource measuring the effectiveness of social responsibility measures. “From its inception, the IGRG commissioned a stock take of the existing social responsibility activities in each sector to understand what was currently happening and to identify potential areas in which the whole industry could contribute to and benefit from.”Hagan adds that cooperation between parties has led to notable improvements in messaging, problem gambling awareness and overall industry standards and practices.However, Hagan warns that industry participation and engagement is still needed in order to progress industry-governmental agenda in the next phases of potential regulation.“Industry participation is vital to obtaining information on current activities, establishing a vision for the future, testing messaging options, developing outcomes that are practical and workable and, critically, implementing them. Successful industry participation is vital to ensure that the operators have ‘bought into’ the implementation of the outcomes.”The IGRG and Hagan believe that  forward steps have been taken, with his organisation aware of industry governance desires to ‘do better’ with regards to responsible gambling standards.“We are in a very different place to where we were, even a year or two ago. The issues have moved from the compliance and regulatory affairs departments to the boardrooms of the biggest gambling operators in all sectors, and that is where the brave leadership is going to come from to shape the future of the industry.”“This is leadership which will be deserving of support and recognition from the Gambling Commission.” Submit Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020last_img read more

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‘Recapture the Crown’…GVC rebrands & redevelops PartyCasino’s legacy proposition

first_img GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 FTSE-listed GVC Holdings has today unveiled the rebrand and proposition makeover for its flagship online casino asset PartyCasino (PartyCasino.com), as the operator seeks to bring back the glory days to its legacy brand.Issuing a press release, GVC management stated PartyCasino wanted to ‘recapture its crown’ as the most popular destination for online casino players.The full makeover has seen GVC redefine PartyCasino’s branding, website and overall product proposition, focusing on ‘delivering a straightforward and transparent experience with an emphasis on pure player fun.’GVC’s Group Head of Casino Brands, Jon Salmon a key stakeholder in the redevelopment project commented“With this relaunch our mission has been to revitalise the great PartyCasino brand. Everything from the look and feel, to the player experience has been improved with a focus on creating something unique in the industry – a lifestyle casino brand that our players can live and breathe.Further to the announcement, GVC marketing detailed that it would support the relaunch of PartyCasino with a major all-vertical advertising campaign. The relaunch of PartyCasino will offer customers the chance to win an exclusive all-expenses paid party in Ibiza, headlined by international DJ sensation Robin Schulz“Our Ibiza party campaign is an important statement of intent on the direction we are going and we have lots more exciting initiatives to come. Let’s get this party started!” Salmon added Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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