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  • EFL clubs facing £40m hit from end to betting sponsorship

    first_img Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The English Football League (EFL) has criticised proposals to introduce a ban on betting sponsorship in British sport, saying that the sector contributes more than £40m (€44.4m/$49.8m) each season to the organisation and its clubs. The ban was one of 66 recommendations set out by the UK’s House of Lords in its ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action’ report, which was published this week in an effort to strengthen the gambling regulatory framework in Great Britain. This, it said should be phased out gradually for clubs below the top-tier Premier League, by 2023. However, the EFL, which oversees the three divisions immediately below the top-tier English Premier League, hit out at plans ban all gambling sponsorship in sport, telling iGB it could threaten the financial stability of club across its leagues. A number of clubs have spoken out about financial problems caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in recent times, and Championship club Wigan Athletic this week entered into administration, blaming Covid-19 as one of the main causes. “The Covid-19 pandemic represents perhaps the biggest challenge to the finances of EFL clubs in their history, and with over £40m a season paid by the sector to the League and its clubs, the significant contribution betting companies make to the ongoing financial sustainability of professional football at all levels is as important now as it has ever been,” an EFL spokesperson told iGB. “The association between football and the gambling sector is long-standing and the EFL firmly believes a collaborative, evidence based approach to preventing gambling harms that is also sympathetic to the economic needs of sport will be of much greater benefit than the blunt instrument of blanket bans.” The EFL spokesperson said that the organisation would be willing to work with the government and the gambling industry to establish the best way forward for all parties in terms of sporting sponsorship. “The EFL has an open and regular dialogue with all relevant stakeholders regarding football’s ongoing relationship with the gambling industry and it is our belief that sports organisations can work with government and the gambling industry to ensure partnerships are activated in a responsible fashion,” the spokesperson said. Despite the EFL’s opposition to the proposal, operators have spoken out in favour of the ban. GVC Holdings, which operates the Ladbrokes-Coral business, said the plan would fit in with its own safer gambling strategy, Changing for the Bettor. Last July, GVC removed all in-ground and perimeter advertising from UK football venues, as part of a commitment to reduce gambling advertising. The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), meanwhile, looked to highlight industry efforts to reduce gambling advertising around sports, and defended the role of betting in funding sports. BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said: “We welcome the committee’s understanding of the role of advertising and the lack of real evidence of any link between gambling advertising and problem gambling. “Betting not only provides sport with the vital funding it needs, it also supports the TV channels’ ability to broadcast more sport than would otherwise be possible. Over 50% of all our members’ bets are taken on sport and in turn revenue from these bets return to sport through media rights, advertising and sponsorship.” “Our members have taken great strides in addressing the level of advertising, introducing a whistle to whistle ban on advertising during all sport, which has resulted in an 84% reduction in sports advertising, banning all gaming product advertising during lockdown and have now committed that at least 20% of advertising will be safer gambling messages going forward.” Marketing & affiliates Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting EFL clubs facing £40m hit from end to betting sponsorshipcenter_img Email Address The English Football League (EFL) has criticised proposals to introduce a ban on betting sponsorship in British sport, saying that the sector contributes more than £40m (€44.4m/$49.8m) each season to the organisation and its clubs. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 3rd July 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

  • Hugo Keenan scores double on Ireland debut

    first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Leinster winger was among the tries in Ireland’s hefty win Ireland debutant Hugo Keenan was at the double as Six Nations action resumed, with the home side hammering Italy 50-17.There were seven tries in total for Ireland and they won with a bonus point. They now head to Paris with their fate in their own hands – win with a bonus point against France next week, they are guaranteed the Six Nations title. It may still come down to points difference, which means the Irish could yet rue conceded tries here, including a late one from Italian newbie Paolo Garbisi…Italy were overrun for large part of the game and struggled in the face of Ireland’s savage defence. When Ireland eventually earnt their try bonus with a score from openside Will Connors – who was exceptional on debut himself and was named man of the match – the pressure was off. From there Ireland played with width and ambition, including an incredible pass from Peter O’Mahony to set up Bundee Aki’s score. Keenan certainly offered some excitement. He scored two and had a third chalked off – that one was created by a breaking Jacob Stockdale, however James Ryan was adjudged to have blocked Marco Lazzaroni’s path to a tackle on the full-back, leading to referee Matt Carley saying ‘no try’.  Talking before this Test, Ireland attack coach Mike Catt said of Keenan: “He’s unbelievably quick, unbelievably fit, and he’s settled in very, very well. So I see huge things for him, he’s got a huge future.”And immediately after the game, former Ireland centre Gordon D’Arcy told ITV: “I think they’ll need to check his GPS data – he was everywhere.” Ireland scored through CJ Stander, Keenan twice, Connors, Johnny Sexton, Aki and Dave Heffernan. Edo Padovani raced ahead from an interception off Sexton to score a try against the run of play and then Garbisi dummied his way for an 82-minute try at the end. Ireland had in fact rushed the conversion from Heffernan’s score in order to squeeze in more play before the final whistle, to try pile up a bigger points difference, but in the end it backfired as Garbisi shortened the deficit. Could points difference be key in Paris? It should make for an exciting finale. Super debut: Hugo Keenan scores for Ireland (Getty Images) last_img read more

  • Edwin Cocker hit from the London Sevens – NZ vs Argentina

    first_imgSaturday May 24, 2008 Edwin Cocker hit from the London Sevens – NZ vs Argentina The London leg of the IRB Sevens World Series kicked off today at Twickenham with a game that could have so easily gone wrong for champions New Zealand. Argentina, despite conceding an early try, pushed them all the way and were leading 7-5 until a last minute try from the All Blacks stole the victory and broke the hearts of the men in blue. Despite being close, the game itself wasn’t great, so we’ve picked out this big hit from New Zealand player Edwin Cocker. It looks to be a vicious shoulder but the referee doesn’t see it that way and allows it. He did wrap his one arm around as much as possible, while off balance, so maybe the intent wasn’t there.Opinions will be varied though, as the commentator for one seemed to think it was ‘a shoulder into the face’. Feel free to leave your thoughts on it as a comment below.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • It’s Tough at the Top

    first_img Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis It’s Tough at the Toplast_img read more

  • No union-busting at Columbia University

    first_imgColumbia University workers and allies say NO to union busting with rally on Jan. 27.New York City — Unions and allies at Columbia University are gearing up for a militant protest against “right-to-work-for-less” right-winger Mark Mix, scheduled to speak on campus Feb. 27. That’s the day after the U.S. Supreme Court hears the union-busting Janus v. AFSCME case. University union organizers are calling on all union workers in New York City to join them — not just because the Janus ruling will impact a large segment of workers — but because when workers fight together, they win.Mix is president of the National Right to Work Foundation, largely responsible for pushing anti-union legislation across the U.S. in the last decade. While the foundation may not be mounting a campaign to terrorize oppressed people in the streets, like the Nazis and Klan are trying to do, “right to work” is merely a different way of creating hell for working and oppressed people in the U.S.In fall 2017, students, workers and community members from Columbia University and across New York City marched to protest the College Republicans’ decision to invite white supremacists to speak on campus. This is the determined opposition planned for Feb. 27 to “right-to-work-for-less” Mix.“Right-to-work” law is not just a cleverly named policy created by the right wing to bust unions and erode the power of working-class people. “Right to work” was originally a racist attempt to drive a wedge between Black and white workers. The policy was developed by Texas businessman and Ku Klux Klan sympathizer Vance Muse, at the height of the 1930s U.S. labor struggles. Rabid white supremacists like Muse were worried about the equality between Black and white workers promoted by unions like the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Other capitalists saw that dividing workers could lower wages and eliminate benefits, and began adopting Muse’s program.Today, the National Right to Work Foundation continues that racist legacy, especially in relation to the Janus case, which Mix was invited to speak on. The Feb. 26 Supreme Court hearing will feature legal arguments as to whether “right-to-work” legislation applies to the public sector, which is composed primarily of workers of color and women.If the Supreme Court sides with the right wing — and, with Trump’s recent appointment of Chief Justice Neil Gorsuch, it seems likely — this could be a huge blow to one of the last bastions of working-class power in the U.S. Currently, barely 11 percent of all workers are unionized, with a majority of them in the public sector.The legislation allows workers to opt out of union dues while still requiring the union to support these workers. With this loss of funding, a union becomes less able to fight off attacks by the bosses.And the attacks won’t stop. In each contract negotiation, the bosses will fight to lower wages, roll back benefits and chip away at the union’s membership base. New workers, without understanding the importance of unions, will only experience the weakened unions and assume it’s not worthwhile to pay dues, further eroding union power and reducing union numbers.Fighting “right to work” at ColumbiaAt Columbia University, a private employer, a negative Janus ruling would not apply to most employees. However, the National Right to Work Foundation has still played a role in helping the Columbia administration to weaken working-class power on campus.The foundation submitted an amicus brief in support of the Columbia administration in its negotiations with graduate workers who voted to unionize in 2014. Recently, the university officially refused to recognize the graduate workers’ union. Graduate students are a major source of labor in the academy, both in teaching classes and in conducting research that gains grants and funding for the university. They are workers, but the university as well as the foundation refuse to acknowledge this.Columbia welcomed the National Right to Work Foundation support because, for the last several decades, the university has been waging a war on its workers. While Columbia has a façade of progressivism, it behaves no differently than a typical capitalist firm, which means busting unions, lowering wages and rolling back benefits. While replacing full-time faculty with precarious adjunct professors, Columbia has also filled its board of trustees with bankers, CEOs of investment firms and real estate moguls.On the afternoon of Feb. 27 there will be a press conference to give a working-class perspective on “right-to-work” legislation and the need to protest Mix’s appearance at Columbia. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1372466682859407/On the evening of Feb. 27, join with union members and allies on campus in protesting “right-to-work-for-less” Mix — including 1199SEIU, United Auto Workers Local 2110, Barnard College Contingent Faculty and the Graduate Workers Union, as well as student groups like Student Worker Solidarity and the Liberation Coalition.More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/755569144634545/After decades of attacks on unions, workers are forging solidarity to reverse the tide, and communities that benefit from strong working-class organizations are joining in support.Come out to Columbia University on Feb. 27 to say: Unions, yes! When we fight together, we win!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Volleyball finds success on their home court

    first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Linkedin Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ Linkedin printThe Horned Frog volleyball team has experienced success within the friendly confines of home this season.TCU currently holds a 7-2 record at home going into their match against Texas Tech tonight, and head coach Jill Kramer says the crowds play a large part in her team’s success.“Crowds are always great to have,” Kramer said.The match up with the Red Raiders will be the eighth sold-out crowd this season for the Frogs.The team plays in the University Recreation Center’s special events gym, which has lead to some positive outcomes. The center seats about 1,900 fans, which is smaller than most arenas.Many collegiate teams play in large arenas built for basketball, and Kramer said the Big 12 in particular is a tough conference to travel in.“The Big 12 has the best attendance from top to bottom, so it is hard to play on the road,” Kramer said.The Horned Frogs’ smaller arena means that the gym will become louder from the fans that pack it, which has created a good home court advantage for TCU.The Frogs won their biggest match in program history when they swept No. 2 Texas at home. It was the Frogs’ first win over a top-10 and top-5 opponent.“We have a good rhythm when we play at home,” Kramer said.Kramer expressed how proud she is of her team in her first season for how hard they have been working. TCU is looking to finish the season with three victories to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament. Horned Frog volleyball players celebrate during their win over Oklahoma in the University Recreation Center on Oct. 7, 2015. + posts Ally is a junior history major and journalism minor. She is a sports reporter for TCU 360. Facebook Three new club sports could start next semester Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ TCU students staying for the break to cheer on the Frogs New sand volleyball courts excite team, students Women’s basketball adds six new players Twitter ReddIt Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Ally Lantz ReddIt Facebook Previous article‘Stories of Reconciliation’ to discuss peace in divided countriesNext articleAnnual parade set to light up downtown Fort Worth Ally Lantz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

  • New boss appointed to Shannon airport

    first_imgLinkedin Email Print Advertisement Newly appointed Shannon Airport chief executive, Neil PakeyNewly appointed Shannon Airport chief executive, Neil PakeyTHE Board of the Shannon Airport Authority has  announced the appointment of Neil Pakey as the company’s new Chief Executive.With over 30 years’ experience in the industry and a strong track record in delivering airport passenger and revenue growth, Mr Pakey has been Senior Director with the Vantage Airports Group since 2010 with responsibility for 18 airports in Canada, Cyprus, the Caribbean and the UK.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up From 2002 to 2010, he was Managing Director of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, one of Europe’s fastest growing airports, where he led the growth in passenger numbers from 867,000 passengers per year to 5.5 million passengers per year. He also held senior management positions at Manchester airport where he helped grow passenger numbers from less than 6 million passengers per year to more than 16 million passengers per year.He has also held senior positions with Air Seychelles and British Caledonian Airways, and was seconded as the UK National Expert in the aviation division of the European Commission from 1991 to 1994, supporting the development of the EU air liberalisation programme. He also chaired the UK Airport Operators Association for three successive terms.Stating that he was honoured to be offered the opportunity to lead Shannon airport, Mr Pakey said he was attracted to the role largely because of the strong commitment to teamwork and stakeholder engagement of the new Board of Directors.“My aim is to build the business and lead a team dedicated to achieving operational excellence, superior customer service, efficiency in all functions and with full support for our airlines, partners and stakeholders“, he said.A native of Troon in Scotland, he takes up his new role position on June 10. His appointment is for a three year term.Rose Hynes, Chairman of Shannon Airport, said she was delighted to announce the appointment which would benefit not only Shannon Airport and the Mid-West but also the Irish economy as a whole. Neil takes on the job at a very important and challenging time for the company and I am confident that he will do an outstanding job.”Transport Minister Leo Varadkar welcomed Mr Pakey’s appointment as CEO saying that he bought a wealth of experience in the aviation sector and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Shannon airport.“The Government set Shannon on a new strategic direction by granting it full independence from the Dublin Airport Authority almost six months ago. Mr Pakey will lead Shannon Airport as it sets out on its own path to secure financial and commercial success, now free to determine its own future.”“A key priority for the new CEO and the new board of Shannon Airport will be to arrest the decline in passenger numbers which has been the trend for the last five years, and then reverse it.”“Mr Pakey will also become the CEO of the new Shannon entity to be formed from the merger of Shannon Airport with a restructured Shannon Development, which will develop a broadly-based aviation industry cluster in and around the airport providing a strong employment stimulus in the Shannon region. The drafting of the Bill to provide for this merger will be carried out over the summer and will be brought through the Houses of the Oireachtas during the autumn session”, the Minister concluded. Twitter Previous articleSpot on Limerick FC into quarter-finalsNext articleTurning of the sod for West Limerick hall Editor Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img TAGSchief executivefeaturedNeil PakeyRose HynesSAAShannon airportVaradkar Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April BusinessNewsNew boss appointed to Shannon airportBy Editor – May 21, 2013 934 WhatsApp First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended last_img read more

  • Man charged with choking, punching sister

    first_imgCrimeFelony Arrests Man charged with choking, punching sister Facebook Pinterest A 40-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly choked and punched his sister.Paul Christopher Hicks was charged with assault by strangulation (family violence), a third-degree felony. He is also being held by the U.S. Marshals, jail records show.The reported assault happened at 5:18 p.m. April 18 in the 600 block of College Avenue, an Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavit stated.Officers arrived at the scene and the parties involved were reportedly identified as Joanne Kimberly Hicks and Paul Christopher Hicks. Joanne Hicks and Paul Hicks stated they are siblings.Joanne Hicks stated she and Paul Hicks had been in an argument that escalated to violence, the affidavit stated. Joanne Hicks claimed that she was intentionally pushed up against the wall by her throat. She also claimed that her brother then applied pressure on her neck with both hands, which impeded her breathing.Joanne Hicks also reportedly told officers that her brother punched her multiple times in the face with his fist. Joanne Hicks had a cut and visible swelling on her left eye, swelling on her right eye, a busted top lip and a scratch on the right side of her neck.A witness at the scene stated he saw his uncle, Paul Hicks, “choke slam” his mother, Joanne Hicks into the wall and then continued to punch her in the face, the affidavit detailed.Paul Christopher Hicks was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has one bond totaling $25,000 and was still in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, jail records show. By Odessa American – April 21, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleBoard hears raise recommendationsNext articleProgram aims to address educator shortage Odessa Americanlast_img read more

  • Deceased’s sister gives evidence in Arranmore Island trial

    first_img Google+ Twitter A woman has given evidence that a man on trial for murdering her brother on Arranmore Island was his former employer and that her sibling said the accused “owed him money”.41-year-old Stephen Boyle is accused of murdering 19-year-old Paul Boyle at Early’s Bar, on the island on October 3, 2009.Mr Boyle of Austen House, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park in London has pleaded not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court.Tara Boyle told the court her younger brother Paul had worked for Stephen Boyle, who had his own construction company in London, in 2008 and that he said the accused “owed him money”.She said her brother had been to a funeral earlier in the day before going to Letterkenny before returning to Arranmore and he went out that night with some friends.The court heard she met her brother in one bar before he went to Early’s pub, that he had not drank that much and was talking to the accused. Ms Boyle told the court she did not know what the accused was drinking but that it was in a pint glass.She said she was next door in the bar and she heard someone shouting: “Tony, don’t,” but she did not know who it was. Ms Boyle told the court she went into the lounge and “everyone was on top of Stephen Boyle”.She says her brother was on the floor covered in blood.The trial continues before a jury of six men and six women presided over by Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy. Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCllr Alcorn wants funding for maintenance non-public roadsNext articlePolish woman claims to be living the ‘good life’ on benefits in Donegal News Highland By News Highland – February 1, 2012 Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterestcenter_img Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Facebook Deceased’s sister gives evidence in Arranmore Island trial 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

  • Two teens wanted in connection with serious incident in Muff

    first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Two teenagers are wanted in connection with what’s been described as a serious incident in the Ture area of Muff at the weekend. On Saturday evening shortly after 7pm a man heard voices and knocking at his door and when he opened the door he was faced with two male youths aged approx. 16/17.One of the males pushed his way in past the man into the sitting room where there were other female family members sitting.The male lifted a laptop and threw it across the room and sat down. He then threatened the man with violence.The second male remained standing in the doorway of the sitting room. The man/homeowner managed to overpower both of the young males and he physically removed them from his home.Gardaí were then alerted to the scene.They are appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time who may have observed the two males in question on the road, maybe looking for a lift or perhaps they got a lift to or from that location to contact Gardaí in Buncrana on 074-9320540 or to call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Two teens wanted in connection with serious incident in Muff WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleIreland welcome Ukraine to TallaghtNext article33 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – October 8, 2019 last_img read more