When Frank Gore-star running back for the Miami Dolphins-is on the football field, he knows how to avoid congestion and quickly moves to a clear rushing lane. Today, Gore lends his star power to encourage motorists to connect, know and go when driving on Florida’s roads by using the Florida 511 Advanced Traveler Information System (FL511). What is FL511?FL511 helps travelers get to their destination with comfort and ease. It provides real-time traffic information, and the right maneuvers to the best routes to minimize delays. Plus, FL511 helps motorists avoid major traffic jams. Gore welcomes opportunityA proud Florida native, Gore welcomes the opportunity to support this statewide service. “This is home, and I am pleased to share this message about FL511,” says Gore. “It’s your best move on the road!” Gore played college football for the University of Miami, and has for the last 14 years, been a star running back in the National Football League (NFL). He knows the value of making the best moves on the field, and is fourth all time in career rushing yards in the NFL. His best moves on the road include the use of FL511. FL511 is a service provided by the Florida Department of Transportation, and is the state’s official source for real-time traffic and travel information. The FL511 app, website, and Twitter feeds provide information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, allowing drivers to avoid unnecessary delays, as well as receive updates on crashes, congestion, construction and more. The FL511 mobile app, available from the Apple App Store or Google Play, features an interactive map showing traffic congestion and incidents on roads around the user’s location. Download and use the FL511 app today. For more information, visit the website at www.FL511.com. Travelers are also encouraged to follow and like us on one of our 13 Twitter handles; as well as on Facebook @FL511, and Instagram @Florida_511.
Oliver Giroud’s ‘scorpion kick’ strike has made the final 3 shortlist for the 2017 FIFA Puskas Award.The Arsenal striker’s effort made the shortlist alongside goals from South Africa keeper Oscarine Masuluke and Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos and South African keeper Oscarine Masuluke.Giroud, 31, scored the goal in a 2-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace in a Premier League game last season.The winning goal for the award will be made known at the FIFA Awards ceremony later on October 23.Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo will also compete for the Best Fifa Men’s Player shortlist on the same night.Related
Grigor Dmitrov has won the season-ending ATP Finals in London after he defeated David Goffin of Belgium in three sets.The Bulgarian sixth seed defeated Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win their clash thereby claiming the biggest win of his career in what was his debut appearance at the final tournament of the year.He won all his matches in the Pete Sampras Group beating Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Pablo Busta before his semifinal win over American tennis star Jack Sock secured another meeting with Goffin.Their latest meeting ended with the Bulgarian sealing the biggest win of his career with the three-set victory over David Goffin at the O2 Arena in London. RelatedATP Finals Wrap (Pete Sampras Group): Dimitrov Into Semis With Victory Over Goffin As Busta Is BustedNovember 16, 2017In “Sports”ATP Finals: 7 Is The Lucky Number For 7th Seed Goffin Against FedererNovember 19, 2017In “Sports”ATP Finals (Pete Sampras Group): Goffin To Face Federer In Semis After Thiem VictoryNovember 18, 2017In “Sports”
Affiliate concerns: Maintaining trust in the modern market July 9, 2020 Rightlander tackles non-compliant affiliates with Fast Track report April 7, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Natalie Berenato, Head of Marketing and Affiliates at operator Betcart, explains the firm’s attention to detail when it comes to customer, and affiliate, care.SBC: Hi Natalie, Can you provide SBC readers with a breakdown of Betcart services and provisions? What does this new brand bring to the betting market?Natalie Berenato: Betcart, although young, is not exactly new to the sports betting market. We’re entering our third year of trading within a couple of months and the exponential growth we’ve seen has been amazing. We feel we’re filling a gap in the betting market by offering not only an innovative betting solution but truly raising the bar when it comes to a unique costumer experience and care, reliance of service and of course diverse verticals from top rated suppliers.SBC: Where does your team feel that betting affiliates are being underserved at the moment, and how will Betcart’s brand challenge a saturated market?NB: We feel that affiliates are being treated a bit all the same. The attention to detail has been lost along the way due to the sheer growth of the market. But we want to reinstate that, by offering tailor made solutions and offers to our affiliates and go the extra mile to succeed together. We all have access to a similar tool set, from dynamic banners to more reliable tracking, but I believe the true gold lies in the quality of our service and the relationships we build with our affiliates, understanding them beyond numbers, supporting them in their business and in what makes each one of them unique-SBC: How do you create a dynamic brand and sports betting service that affiliates really want to promote and push in 2017?NB: By being and staying ahead of the game. By planning every single event with accuracy and setting trends instead of following them. For acquisition we are preparing to launch truly unique offers which will be exclusive to the interests of our affiliates, from sporting events to free spins offers, tailored to each target country. Our brand also focuses tremendously on player’s retention and positive experiences, these are exciting times and we know our affiliates will benefit from them.SBC: As one of the newer sports betting operator, how does your brand and product gain consumer confidence when faced with so much competitor choice?NB: As mentioned, we work a lot on Customer Satisfaction and retention. We’ve put many tools and resources in place to make sure that customers are well looked after and can give us their opinion at any stage. This feeds back to our strategic decision making team and helps us improve each day. We feel this attention to detail is missing in the industry and believe will make us stand out. SBC: Coming into 2017, what are Betcart’s long and short term goals for this new year? NB: There are a lot of exciting challenges and milestones which we hope to celebrate with our players and partners alike this year. We are currently preparing our application for the UK licence and a couple of more surprises to come, we want to grow in regulated markets and give our affiliates the opportunity to grow with us. We have closed a couple of strategic partnerships in the rewards and partnerships segment we hope to announce mid this year, but rest assured our brand has a lot of surprises coming your way! StumbleUpon Share Betsson rolls out new Group Affiliates site August 7, 2020
Leading international change consultancy Marbral Advisory has been announced as the newest member of the Jersey eGaming Group. Set up in 2015 to promote the largest of the Channel Isles as an eGaming hub, the industry-led group advertises Jersey as offering “a unique base for remote gambling that includes a robust legal framework, competitive license costs, tax beneﬁts and excellent IT infrastructure.”Marbral Advisory specialises in digital, people, organisational and regulatory change, and is suitably placed to support an eGaming company wishing to set up, relocate or work across multiple jurisdictions.Marcus Pallot, Carey Olsen partner and spokesperson for Jersey eGaming commented on its newest member: “Jersey has a long established robust regulatory framework that underpins all of the island’s success as an offshore financial services centre. “This regulatory focus has been transferred over to our eGaming proposition and now we are seeing more companies seeking a licence here. We are delighted that more local service providers are joining the Jersey eGaming Group to support those licensees. We are pleased to welcome our first new member of 2018, Marbral Advisory.”Alexsis Wintour, founder and CEO for Europe commented on joining the group: “I am delighted Marbral Advisory has been welcomed by the Jersey eGaming group and joins other leading companies with expertise in this industry.“This is an important and growing sector for the development of a diversified digital economy in the island. We have seen how this industry has benefitted economies in other international financial centres with well-known eGaming hubs such as Alderney (Bailiwick of Guernsey), Isle of Man, Malta, and the UK.” Share Submit StumbleUpon Share
Related Articles Share Flutter calls for £850m private placement capitalising on disruptions May 28, 2020 Submit Share The French government has accelerated its plans to privatise state-owned lottery and sports betting operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), appointing a collective of eight investment banks to work on the sale of the asset.This week, the APE, the agency overseeing the management French state-owned firms, confirmed that BNP Paribas would be joined by Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Credit Agricole, HSBC, Natixis, dit Industriel et Commercial (CIC) and Societe Generale, to coordinate an institutional share sale.The move sees the French government point towards an initial public offering for the sale of its 72% stake in FDJ, Europe’s second-largest lottery operator.In April 2018, the En Marche government-appointed BNP Paribas, to lead a strategic assessment of FDJ privatisation options.The sale of FDJ forms part of President Emmanuel Macron’s guiding ‘PACTE Loi – Business Growth and Transformation Programme’, which was formally approved by the French Senate last April, allowing the government to divest options in a number of state-owned enterprises.Despite criticism by trade unions of Macron’s ‘PACTE mandate’, En Marche maintains that France will divest its holdings in FDJ and airport operator Aéroports de Paris (ADP) by the end of 2019.The collective of banks will draw-up an FDJ IPO prospectus, which will be presented to the French Markets Authority (AMF) for approval, as En Marche moves to fulfil a key directive of its PACTE mandate.The planned divestment of FDJ will likely lead to wholesale reforms of French gambling laws, as last June the French Assembly instructed En Marche to create a new gambling regulatory authority, supervising all disciplines of French gambling.To date, French gambling regulation is governed by three separate bodies, with ARJEL monitoring online gambling services, the finance ministry regulating betting activities, and horseracing governed by the French Agricultural Department.The French Assembly details that Post-FDJ, En Marche should push to form a ‘unified framework’ ending the ‘double guardianship’ which has been inflicted on a number of gambling disciplines. StumbleUpon French racing secures ‘conditional approval’ on restart programme May 4, 2020 ANJ takes charge of new French gambling era June 22, 2020
MoneyMatrix has announced the signing of Esports Entertainment, the company behind VIE and esports wagering platform. The deal will see VIE become the first esports merchant to use the MoneyMatrix NexGen payment processing platform.VIE offers exchange style wagering on esports events, it operates via a licence in Curacao and is aiming to cater to the ‘global esports audience’. The VIE exchange model offers a “PVP” betting experience on a wide range of international events that are broadcast on streaming platforms such as Twitch.TV, YouTube, HitBox.TV and a host of other platforms.Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment said of the deal: “We are excited to launch with MoneyMatrix’s processing platform as we can now offer our users access to a myriad of international payment options in a very secure environment.”MoneyMatrix, part of the EveryMatrix group, is a licenced and regulated financial institution based in Malta which has partnered with 60+ solution vendors to create a ‘multi-solution, multi-currency portfolio, giving all merchants access to over 150 Payment, Risk, AML and KYC solutions via one single API.’Sandra Barton, CEO of MoneyMatrix said: “MoneyMatrix is the next generation of processing platform – we are not a solution, we are the solution. We have created an all-encompassing platform that allows you to do your business your way. Irrespective of your size, where you want to operate or how you want to operate, MoneyMatrix is the partner to help you achieve global success.”Esports Insider says: Security to a consumer is an important factor, especially within the current climate. VIE signing on with MoneyMatrix, who have history doing just that will give users confidence when decided if VIE is the platform for them. It also gives MoneyMatrix their first partner in esports which could open the door for MoneyMatrix to make more moves in future.
Penalties smiled at Egyptian giants Zamalek to grab their first ever CAF Confederation Cup title, and end a 16-year of continental drought. The White Knights defeated Moroccan side RS Berkane 5-3 on penalties after the return leg of the 2018-19 Total CAF Confederation Cup final ended with 1-0 victory for the home side at the Alexandria based Borg El Arab Stadium, the same result Berkane achieved last weekend at home.Defender Mahmoud Alaa scored from the spot ten minutes after the break to send the game to penalties after a 1-1 tie on aggregate. Zamalek scored all their kicks, while Hamdy Laachir missed the first kick for Berkane to see the White Knights lifting the second-tier continental club competition for the first time in their history.Zamalek’s last CAF title dates back to 2003 when they won the CAF Super Cup. They can now enjoy end a long drought, while dreaming of more and more titles.It was heartbreak for “The Oranges” who reached their first ever continental final just to fall very short from touching the sky. Berkane ended the game a man down after Omar Namsaoui received his marching orders a minute from full time.Zamalek opted for an attacking line-up aiming for an early goal to neutralize the 1-0 deficit from the first leg. But the game’s first chance fell to the visitors when Laachir’s shot missed target. The hosts replied with Yousef Obama who went head to head with Berkane’s keeper Abdellaoui M’hamedi but missed the chance to his fans’ bewilderment.Zamalek’s Ibrahim Hassan tried a shot from the distance at the half hour mark but his shot went high. The game turned to be somewhat tense with the referee showing yellow cards to both sides’ players to see the first half ending in a stalemate.The homers returned from the break on a high note, and eight minutes into the second half they had a penalty after the referee returned to VAR system. Defender Alaa scored from the spot to give Zamalek a 1-0 lead and level on aggregate.Zamalek pressed to double their lead, while Berkane opted for the counter attacks trying to snatch a valuable away goal. But time passed with both sides’s defenders having the upper hand.A minute from time Namsaoui was shown the red card for a tough tackle on Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel Moneim. But nothing changed as both sides headed to the decisive penalties.During the shootout Khaled Boutaib, Alaa, Abdallah Gomaa, Obama and Ahmed “Zizo” Sayed scored for Zamalek, while Ismail Mokadem, Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba and Issoufou Dayo scored for Berkane after Laachir missed the first kick.Zamalek will pocket $1.25 million, compared to Berkane’s 625,000 dollars.The White Knights will wait next weekend to know their opponents in the 2019 CAF Super Cup from the 2018-19 Total CAF Champions League final between Tunisia’s Esperance and Morocco’s Wydad. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw in Rabat. Source: CAF
Ghana head coach, Kwesi Appiah, believes there would have been a different outcome to their AFCON round of 16 tie against Tunisia if the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was being implemented at this stage of the competition.Andre Ayew had a goal ruled out in the first half after the referee adjudged Thomas Partey to have handled the ball before set it his captain for the back heel finish.Replays showed the ball came off Partey’s chest, sparking confusion on why the referee disallowed the goal.CAF decided before the tournament to only use the VAR from the quarter finals onwards, which meant it could not be consulted to review the decision.The Black Stars went on to lose 5-4 on penalties after the game ended 1-1.“If VAR was in use, automatically, Ayew’s goal would have stood. We all know the benefits that technology has brought to football.“It’s my suggestion that moving forward, CAF would implement right from the onset, instead of waiting till the quarter finals.“I’m not saying this because it will benefit only one team. If it is implemented, it benefits everybody,” Appiah said at the post-game press conference.It’s a disappointing end to the tournament for Appiah and his men, who had hoped to win the AFCON for the first time since 1982.
Ghana’s men’s under 23 team, the Black Meteors have held their first training session in Egypt ahead of their opening match at the U-23 African Cup of Nations tournament on Friday.The players were taken through their paces by the technical team in preparation for their game against Cameroon.The players arrived in Cairo on Tuesday but didn’t wait too long before getting down to business on the pitch.They have been drawn in Group A along with hosts Egypt, Mali and Cameroon at the tournament.The tournament serves as a qualifier for next year’s Olympic Games, with the top three sides booking a place in Tokyo.The Meteors will be hoping to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2004.Head coach, Ibrahim Tanko said the players and his technical team are determined to make it to the Olympics“We have only one mindset and that is making it to the Olympics. The players and the technical team know what lies ahead of us.We are ready and we will go there to prepare. We have a few days to polish what we are doing before playing the first match. We have to win every match if we are going to be successful and that is our mindset as we go to Egypt.”Full AFCON squadGoalkeepers: Kwame Baah (Asante Kotoko), Richmond Ayi (Hearts of Oak), Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko)Defenders: Kingsley Fobi (CB Badajoz, Spain), Edward Sarpong (Esperanca de Lagos, Spain) Emmanuel Cudjoe (Attram De Visser), Fuseini Zackaria (Berekum Chelsea), William Ntori, Dankyi (Hearts of Oak), Mohammed Habib (Asante Kotoko), Robin Polley (ADO Den Haag)Midfielders: Evans Osei Wusu (Tema Youth), Simon Zibo (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Nurudeen Abdul-Aziz (Vision FC), Emmanuel Addoquaye Lomotey (Extremadura, Spain), Yaw Yeboah (Celta Vigo, Spain), Evans Mensah (HJK Helsinki, Finland), Michael Agbekpornu (Dreams FC).Strikers: Frank Arhin (Dalkurd, Sweden), Kwabena Owusu (Cordoba, Spain) Ropapa Mensah (Nashville SC), Samuel Obeng Gyabaa (Real Oviedo)