Tipp FM’s Jackie Cahill appointed Ladies Football Communications Manager

first_imgTipp FM Following the record attendance at this years’ All Ireland Ladies football finals, Cahill will oversee the development of the organisations’ Commercial and Communications strategy, as they aim to further expand interest in the game around the country. Tipp FM’s Straight Talk presenter Jackie Cahill has been appointed as Commercial and Communications Manager of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.He’s been reporting on the ladies game, as well as GAA, for over a decade, providing news and match reports to both local and national media.He’s also the author of a number of sportspeople’s autobiographies, including former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins, and Wexford boss and former Clare goalkeeper Davy Fitzgerald.last_img read more

Strong commercial pipeline sees Kambi ride out tough 2016 closing

first_img Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Continuing sector trends, Nordic Nasdaq-listed sports betting platform and software supplier Kambi Group is the latest industry stakeholder to have been impacted by unfavourable sporting results this December.A tough closing to its full-year 2016 performance, saw Kambi record an operating EBIT of €1.8 million down from Q4 2015’s corresponding €3.3 million. The industry supplier detailed that adverse sports results had seen its margin drop to 13% (Q4 2015: 23%).As a result, Kambi governance would declare Q4 2016 corporate profits (after tax) of €1.2 million (Q4 2015: €2.9 million).Despite a negative closing quarter, Kambi governance was pleased that the company was able to sustain performance throughout full-year 2016.The company expects to generate circa €56 million in group revenues aided by a strengthened commercial pipeline, following significant new client wins during the year.Further full-year 2016 metric results see Kambi post an underlying EBIT of €8.8 million (FY 2015: €7.5 million), with the Kambi governance expecting to declare full-year profits of approximately €7.5 million (FY2015: €6.4 million).In its corporate update, Kambi governance stated that it was looking forward to 2017, having secured further industry ‘Tier 1’ clients in Mexican media group Televisa and Greentube (Novomatic Group).  Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi commented on corporate performance“As widely reported across the industry, December produced many events with player-friendly outcomes. For our operators, these resulted in lower than average margins in the quarter, which in turn, together with increases in gaming-related taxes, impacted on Kambi’s revenues.Despite this, I’m very pleased to report that our operators continued to demonstrate the underlying strength of the Kambi Sportsbook and reported solid increases in turnover, even when compared to a strong Q4 2015.We will continue to invest in our world class Sportsbook offering, to maintain our position as the highest quality service in the market, in an evolving market landscape.In addition, I’m excited that Kambi has secured its first full contract in Latin America, with the signing of Mexican media giant Televisa, offering our premium Sportsbook across all channels. We are now looking forward to building on this foothold across the region.We are also delighted to see an immediate impact from our partnership with the Novomatic Group, as we have signed a contract with one of its subsidiaries, Greentube. We will help Greentube expand with Kambi’s premium Sportsbook.We are confident in our strategy of investing in people and technology to create the best Sportsbook on the market.” Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Too beautiful to play volleyball

first_imgThe athlete pictured above is 17-year-old Sabina Altynbekova, a volleyball player who plays for Kazakhstan’s youth squad and has recently been competing for her country in the Asian Under-19 Volleyball Championships in Taipei.And obviously, she is a very beautiful young lady. That much is clear. But according to the local media covering the event, “beautiful” and “athlete” does not work well together.Usually the media coverage of the Asian Under-19 Volleyball Championship is the bare minimum, but they soon took notice of Sabina’s model-worthy looks and started dedicating ten-page photo spreads to her.But like clockwork, the same media machine that turned her into a star quickly turned against her and started running articles asking if Sabina was “too beautiful” to play volleyball for her country.”Fans just stare at her and they are not following the championship anymore,” reported Kazakh paper Vesti. Here are just some of the sample headlines regarding the teen and how her beauty is supposedly getting in the way of the game:Asian Volleyball Player Sabina Altynbekova Is So Hot Her Teammates & Coach Are Furious & Feel Unloved (Caught Offside)Sabina Altynbekova Might Be Too Hot For Volleyball? (Crave Online)Kazakh teen volleyball player is turned on by her own teammates because she is so attractive nobody watches the sport anymore (The Daily Mail)The attention surrounding Sabina has been so fervent, her coach Nurlan Sadikov thinks the publicity surrounding his player has become distracting. “It’s impossible to work like this,” Sadikov told Tengrinews. “The crowd behaves like there is only one player at the championship.”Well, now she’s an Internet sensation due to this so-called controversy, amassing thousands and thousands of fans on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.And what does Sabina have to say about all the attention she’s getting? While she insists she’s thankful for the support, she really just wants to do what she does best: play volleyball.”I was flattered at first, but it’s all getting a little bit much, I want to concentrate on playing volleyball and to be famous for that, not anything else.”last_img read more

Messi breaks another La Liga goals record with stunning display against Espanyol

first_imgLionel Messi wrote a fresh chapter in the La Liga history books as the Barcelona captain set another record in his side’s Catalan derby clash, a 4-0 win away to Espanyol.Messi opened the scoring with a brilliant free-kick at RCDE Stadium on Saturday, with Ernesto Valverde’s men looking to open up a three-point lead atop the table. With his team three points clear at the top, Messi praised their performance, saying: “We came out very strong to dominate the match from the start.”We kept the ball, we knew how to take it from the rival and Espanyol, without the ball, they suffer.”They press high and we were superior at all times.” That goal took him up to 10 for the season in the league, making him the first player to enter double figures in 13 consecutive La Liga seasons.10 – Lionel Messi is the only player in @LaLigaEN history to have scored 10+ goals in 13 consecutive seasons. Extra-terrestrial. pic.twitter.com/SmTFiUJCbG— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 8, 2018Messi followed up with another free-kick goal in the 65th minute, his 11th strike of the season and the ninth set-piece he has scored this calendar year in the Spanish top flight, three more than any team in Europe’s top-five leagues have collectively managed in 2018. It is the first time in his career he has scored two free-kicks in a La Liga match.”I try to follow a routine a bit, trying to do it the same way so that it goes well again,” Messi told Vamos.”Other times I have a lot of free-kicks and I do not put them in. I was lucky enough to get two in a row.”The Argentina star finished fifth in this week’s Ballon d’Or voting behind Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo and winner Luka Modric.The 31-year-old also got an assist in Saturday’s clash, setting up Ousmane Dembele with a cross as the French winger doubled his side’s lead.1 – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored two direct free-kick goals in a La Liga game for the first time ever. Spectacular. pic.twitter.com/nggxGftamF— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 8, 2018Messi almost created another goal when a combination with Luis Suarez saw him send the ball flying into the Uruguayan’s path in the box, but his effort hit the post.It has taken Messi just 17 games in all competitions to get 17 goals and 10 assists as Barca sit top of the domestic table and are through to the last-16 of the Champions League.last_img read more

DA charges driver in crash that killed three teens

first_img Investigators had ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash. No other car was involved. Lowe said the SCION was originally traveling north on Colima Road when it made a U-turn at one point and headed south. While southbound on Colima Road, the car went out of control just north of Mar Vista Avenue and slammed into a tree. The impact tore the vehicle in two. The parts came to rest within 25 to 30 feet of each other. Three of the SCION’s passengers, Albert Joseph Valasquez, 19, of Whittier and Jennifer Unzueta, 18, of Whittier, and Joshua David Gutierrez, 19, of Pico Rivera, were pronounced dead at the scene. WHITTIER – Prosecutors filed vehicular manslaughter charges Wednesday against the driver of the car that crashed April 3 on Colima Road, killing three teens. Xenia Guerra, 18, of Whittier was also charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless driving causing bodily injury, according to Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office. She said Guerra’s arraignment is set for Sept. 20 at Whittier Court. Whittier Police Sgt. Dan Lowe said the crash was caused by Guerra driving “in a reckless and gross negligent manner.” Guerra was injured as well as Hector Saenz, 18, of Whittier who was sitting behind her.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more