Sportradar pens strategic deal with PrizeLogic

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 10th December 2019 | By contenteditor Sports data and content provider Sportradar has agreed a strategic partnership with engagement specialist PrizeLogic, whereby the two parties will supply brands with a turnkey solution to better activate sport sponsorships and engage consumers. Sportradar pens strategic deal with PrizeLogic Sports data and content provider Sportradar has agreed a strategic partnership with engagement specialist PrizeLogic, whereby the two parties will now supply brands with a turnkey solution to better activate sport sponsorships and engage consumers.Under the agreement, Sportradar will use its real-time sports data alongside PrizeLogic’s interactive consumer engagement capabilities to create real-time gamification experiences for brands around the world.The partnership will seek to produce real-time incentives such as predictive gaming, real-time offers and flock-to-unlock experiences that can be executed across marketing channels including inside a stadium, on social media and integrated into mobile apps.“Sportradar is obsessed with enhancing the fan experience and we continually strive to create engaging and unique products that offer the best solutions for brands, publishers and broadcasters to monetise,” Sportradar’s vice president of digital sport, Brian Josephs, said. “Partnering with PrizeLogic provides us with the platform that delivers the next generation of sports engagement.”PrizeLogic chief executive Ryan LaMirand added: “At PrizeLogic, data driven engagement is a key strategy to drive relevance and create stronger, more meaningful consumer experiences. Our partnership with Sportradar provides brands with an easy, cost-efficient solution to extend the value of their sports marketing investments.“Connecting with consumers in the moment creates such a powerful and emotional brand experience.”The partnership comes after Sportradar in January announced the launch of ad:s, a new full-service marketing solution for bookmakers. The service incorporates a marketing solutions that Sportradar said will help sports betting brands develop more efficient and effective customer acquisition and retention strategies. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Marketing & affiliates Tags: Online Gambling Email Address Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports bettinglast_img read more

Industry giants slam Berlin gaming hall restrictions

first_imgCasino & games Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Industry giants slam Berlin gaming hall restrictions German gaming giant Gauselmann Group and Austria’s Novomatic Group reacted with dismay after authorities in Berlin implemented new restrictions on gaming halls, that will force the majority of the city’s 496 arcades to shut.The Berliner Spielhallengesetz, a law that has been in development for a number of years, has come into force, setting out minimum distance requirements for arcades, dictating that no venue can be located within 500m of another, and that none can be within 200m of a school or youth facility. In addition, the legislation states that venues will be restricted to opening hours of between 11am and 3am, and to eight devices per arcade.The state’s Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Business announced in June last year that the minimum distance rules would be implemented from June 2020. At that time, 124 licence renewal applications had been refused under trading regulations, and 36 due to the venues being located within 200 metres of a school. For venues that are refused a permit, they will be ordered to shut within six months. The Berlin Senate noted that 154 legal challenges had been filed by operators, with the state prevailing in 101 cases.This will ultimately cut the number of legal gaming halls in the city to 120. There will be a maximum of 960 legal gaming machines in operation across the German capital, which Gauselmann pointed out means there will be only 25 legal devices per hundred thousand citizens.The national average, it added, was around 170 machines per hundred thousand inhabitants.“That shows the actual appetite [for gaming machines],” Gauselmann director of marketing, communications and policy Manfred Stoffer said. “I bet that there will also be this number in Berlin, because where there is demand, there is also a corresponding supply.“In Berlin it is no different – however, the offering that will be available will now be illegal for the most part.”Novomatic subsidiary Löwen Entertainment, which operates a network of Admiral-branded outlets, echoed this warning of a boom in illegal activity.“Berlin is already a stronghold for illegal gaming in Germany,” Löwen executive board member Dr Daniel Henzgen said. “Due to the attitude of the Senator for Economic Affairs, regulatory policy now becomes a policy of complete disorder.”The Spielhallengesetz was originally devised with the aim of protecting players and minors, something Henzgen said he “completely agreed” with. However he added, an attractive regulated offering was the best weapon against illegal activity.“If politics fails, only organised crime will ultimately benefit,” he said. “[There is] no player and youth protection in this environment. “A look at Hermannstrasse in Neukölln is enough to see that. According to estimates, there are around 2,000 illegal slot machines in Berlin – more than ever before.”He also warned that this could put a significant number of jobs at risk in a sector that employs around 70,000 people, including 4,000 at Löwen Entertainment alone.Stoffers added that Gauselmann Group would continue to fight the restrictions, with the support of industry associations Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW) and the Landesverband der Automatenkaufleute Berlin.“Our social duty as an industry is to offer legal and high-quality games that meet people’s natural gaming needs,” he said. “The bleak situation in Berlin shows how important this is.“We are ready to reclaim the terrain that has been lost to the gray and black markets. Berlin just has to give us the chance.”Similar restrictions are being introduced for Berlin’s betting shops, from 1 October. Bookmakers will also be subject to the 200m minimum distance from schools, children’s and youth facilities, as well as from sporting venues.There will also be a 500m minimum distance between betting shops from that date, and there must be at least two kilometers’ distance between betting shops operated by the same company. German gaming giant Gauselmann Group and Austria’s Novomatic Group reacted with dismay after authorities in Berlin implemented new restrictions on gaming halls, that will force the majority of the city’s 496 arcades to shut. 3rd July 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots Email Addresslast_img read more

Election Update – Precincts running out of ballots

first_img Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Tenita Reid LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I believe Doug Bankson will win by the power of prayer March 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm 3 COMMENTS Mallory walters TAGSBallotsElection Day Previous articlePolling Place Feature – #229 The Inspire CentreNext articleElection Day Update: More issues at Orange County and Apopka polling places Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Please enter your name here Wow let’s remember that the next time supervisor of elections is up for RE election March 15, 2016 at 11:44 amcenter_img Duh? Running out of GOP ballots? Duh, huh, this is how we do it.! Election Day UpdateSeveral Polling Places in Apopka and throughout Orange County are running out of Republican ballots according to sources at several precincts. Reports at the The Apopka Golf and Tennis at Errol (precinct #232), Orange County Services Building (precinct #234) and The Word of Life Church (precinct #237) are that each of them ran out of ballots for periods up to an hour. Precincts #232 and 237 are the two largest polling places in Apopka, with 4307 and 3656 voters eligible to vote at those sites respectively.But these issues are not isolated to Apopka, they are countywide. Orange County election officials are sending additional ballots to precincts throughout the county. According to reports at precinct #232, ballots were delivered within an hour of running out. There was also an issue with voting machines at precinct #232 which was resolved within an hour as the polls opened.The Apopka Voice will continue to update you on Election Day news as we receive reports. Lisa LoVuolo Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Cork Oak House / Hugo Pereira Arquitetos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953603/cork-oak-house-hugo-pereira-arquitetos Clipboard Architects: Hugo Pereira Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project 2020 Cork Oak House / Hugo Pereira ArquitetosSave this projectSaveCork Oak House / Hugo Pereira Arquitetos Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 52Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyHouses, House Interiors•Celorico de Basto, Portugal Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Cork Oak House / Hugo Pereira Arquitetos Photographs:  Ivo Tavares StudioArchitects In Charge:Hugo Pereira, Diogo JordãoCity:Celorico de BastoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The objective of the project was the construction of a single family house on a plot of extraordinary morphological characteristics, which remained almost intact and unchanged. The land, with approximately 12 thousand square meters, is located in an area of natural protection due to the existence of several cork oak trees, where the implantation of the house allowed the maintenance of all the existing trees.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe development of this project took into account the strong relationship with nature, making it an integral part of the house and a key element in the enhancement of interior spatiality. The natural environment and the panorama that is enjoyed were the decisive elements for its construction. The lightness of this construction is accentuated by the details and environments related to each other, and the mixture of green of the various trees and shrubs, a constant presence in any space of the house.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe choice of construction elements was defined taking into account the visual impression caused and the framing in the surroundings. The outside of the house is all built in concrete with the traditional process using pine wood boards and with the stereotomy designed according to the scale of the surfaces and the whole set. The slope on the façades suggests the continuity of the land, disguising the house in the ground and in nature also by choosing the color, whose tonality allows to highlight the green of the surroundings.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe concrete walls remain inside the house contrasting with the glass walls that allow abundant natural light, from east to west, and the nature that abounds on the outside, whether as large trees or shrubs that flavor the environment and attract magnificent species of insects.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioInside the house, there are big and bright spaces, the kitchen opens into the dining and living room. On the perpendicular are the three suites and on the upper floor a wide and panoramic space. The floor is covered in black tiles, continuing the external patios, both on the roof and on the ground floor. The dark tint of the pavement contrasts with the wood of two key elements: the flowing, suspended furniture that runs through the kitchen, dining room and living room and whose asymmetry is similar to the house and the furniture in the corridor, also suspending, that starts a tone end and “tearing” the door to the master suite.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe existing pieces of furniture and the decorative elements were carefully chosen and framed in the architecture of the house. The access to the house is by a Portuguese granite road that goes around the cork oak trees and ends into the asymmetrical flap of a great volumetry that gives grandellinence to the entrance of the house. The lighting was strategically placed in a less aggressive and artificial way.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe narrow pool, with salt and crystalline water, is a space of excellence for contemplating nature with the birds chirping as background noise.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse at Indian Point / FBM Architecture | Interior DesignSelected ProjectsPuri Chveni Restaurant / YOD GroupSelected Projects Share Photographs Year:  Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953603/cork-oak-house-hugo-pereira-arquitetos Clipboard Portugal CopyAbout this officeHugo Pereira ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsExposed ConcreteReinforced ConcreteConcrete HousesConcrete InteriorsPortugalPublished on December 18, 2020Cite: “Cork Oak House / Hugo Pereira Arquitetos” [Casa dos Sobreiros / Hugo Pereira Arquitetos] 18 Dec 2020. 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New executive team at Occam

first_imgScott Logie, who led Occam through a management buyout in 2004, becomes Strategy Director, with responsibility for driving Occam’s strategic development, and that of key clients. Tom Jones is Operations Director and Ian Williamson is Executive Chairman. Both have over 20 years of experience in technology and private equity-backed businesses.James Bagan, Managing Director, said: “Occam has been through a period of tremendous change in the past year. We have restructured internally and invested heavily in our technology and our infrastructure. By drawing on our existing team and bringing in the right people, we have assembled a first-class blend of experience and ability”.Occam has also opened new London offices in Farringdon, adding to its presences in Bath and Edinburgh. Occam’s products include ‘Prospector’, its prospect pool solutions and ‘Reciprocate’, the cooperative solution for the charity sector and “largest single source of charity data in the UK”. Howard Lake | 7 November 2007 | News Marketing technology and business solutions specialist Occam has announced major changes to its executive team.Occam, which works with organisations including RBS, Sainsbury’s, Age Concern, Amnesty International, and WWF will be headed up by Managing Director James Bagan. Bagan has 15 years’ commercial experience with leading suppliers of data integrity solutions including QAS and Harte-Hanks Inc. He also has a track record of success in private equity-backed businesses.Ben McGinn joins as Finance Director. Three years ago, as Group Finance Director of specialist care provider Robinia Group, McGinn led a £35 million buyout in an executive team of four. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New executive team at Occamcenter_img  31 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people 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.last_img read more

Allia’s latest charitable bonds release £250,000 in grants

first_img Howard Lake | 6 September 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Social investment organisation Allia has raised a further £1.8 million through its charitable bonds, releasing £250,000 of grant funding to a range of charitable causes. The latest bond issue means that Allia has raised a total of £17.8 million of investment through its bonds.One of the charities benefitting from this latest round is unemployment charity Tomorrow’s People. It received £41,000 as a result of investments by East Sussex County Council, individual supporters and by investing some of its own reserves. Baroness Stedman-Scott, chief executive of Tomorrow’s People, said: “Tomorrow’s People, being true to its colours, has sought to find innovative ways to bring in the funding needed to continue to make a difference. We applaud the commitment from those who invested in Allia’s bonds and we would ask others to get involved in supporting charities in this way so that they can further their good work.”Allia started in 1999 as Citylife and developed its charitable bond mechanism to raise funds through a series of campaigns for projects addressing unemployment and disadvantage around the UK. In 2010 it rebranded as Allia and launched a new fundraising service to allow other charities to raise additional funding through its bonds.The biggest investor in the latest round was Abcam, a producer and distributor of research-grade antibodies in Cambridge. Abcam’s investment of £1 million will give it a return of £77,500 on maturity, while releasing up-front funding for a new social and environmental enterprise centre in Cambridge. Abcam’s chief executive, Jonathan Milner, said: “Abcam is delighted to support the new centre via a charitable bond – it’s an excellent mechanism for attracting funds from companies in that on maturity the initial sum is returned along withinterest. We wish the new centre every success.”The next round of charitable bonds will be opening shortly and Allia is inviting more charities to register their interest.www.allia.org.uk 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. Tagged with: Finance Funding Allia’s latest charitable bonds release £250,000 in grantslast_img read more

Brains create a new charity beer

first_img Tagged with: corporate Trading Howard Lake | 29 August 2012 | News Brewers Brains have announced a new dark amber ale called V&B, which will help raise funds for Velindre Cancer Centre.The 4.2% ABV beer, which is brewed with a blend of premium pale ale and crystal malts, has “flavours of fruit and citrus with a subtle pine freshness on the nose”.V&B will be available in pubs from mid-September and 50p from the sale of each pint will be donated to the charity.The company created the new beer to show its support for Mark Newbold, manager of the Old Inn in Penllegaer. He has been supported by the Velindre Cancer Centre through more than 20 years of treatment since his first diagnosis with testicular cancer. When he was diagnosed with cancer for a third time earlier this year he had to drop out out of sponsored cycle ride in the USA to raise funds for the Centre.His former area manager at Brains, Martin Tranter, has agreed to take part in the challenge on Mark’s behalf, helping to reach the £10,000 fundraising target.Staff and communities around Brains pubs in the South Wales region have shown considerable support for the cause too, and are organising a number of fundraising events.www.sabrain.com/news/127691 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Brains create a new charity beer 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.  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Child.org creates new income stream with corporate treat service

first_img Child.org has launched a corporate gift service aimed at creating a new income stream for the charity.Treat launched last September with the objective of creating sustainable income for Child.org that taps into the private sector, It offers food gifts that corporates can order to send as a personalised thank you to employees.The Thank You Treat comprises a slice of chocolate brownie, tiffin, milk chocolate blondie, or banana and coconut blondie, and a handwritten thank you notecard with the message provided by the sender.The Treat can be bought for a single order price of £12, or companies can sign up to the Treat Premium service if they wish to make multiple or regular purchases. Under this service each Treat is £10. Delivery is free, and all profits go to Child.org: £5 from each Treat.In the next few months Child.org will also be launching a Welcome Pack Treat, Workiversary Treat and Happy Birthday Treat.Amanjit Dhillon, product manager at Treat said:“A crucial element to note is that Treat isn’t a fundraising mechanism, it’s a service we’re selling. The charity element is secondary. We’re not becoming charity partners with these businesses, we’re selling their HR departments a staff reward and engagement service they would buy from private companies. We’re determined to go after budgets that aren’t about CSR.“This is all part of the Child.org strategy to build products and services that compete with the private sector rather than other charities”. Tagged with: charity ideas Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21  95 total views,  1 views today Child.org creates new income stream with corporate treat service  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Advertisement Melanie May | 8 March 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Howard University honors VP Kamala Harris with 49 bell tolls and ‘Black national anthem’

first_imgSen. Kamala Harris pays tribute to women who fought for the right to vote and to generations of women who “fought for a seat at the table.”“These women inspired us to pick up the torch and fight on.” https://t.co/7puSigyv0r #DemConvention pic.twitter.com/MVPfKmBJPW— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 20, 2020Harris’ selection as Biden’s running mate elevated the profile of HBCUs on the national stage and was celebrated widely across the Divine Nine and HBCU community.During her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 19, 2020, Harris paid tribute to her family, as well as her “extended family,” saying, “Family is my beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha, our divine nine, and my HBCU brothers and sisters.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBy DEENA ZARU, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As Kamala Harris became the 49th vice president of the United States on Wednesday morning, the bells at her alma mater — Howard University in Washington, D.C. — tolled 49 times to honor the historic moment.Harris, who is of Black and South Asian descent, became the first woman vice president and the first person of color to hold this office after she was sworn in on Inauguration Day by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The bell at @HowardU, VP @KamalaHarris’ alma mater is ringing 49 times as she’s sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the United States. It will be followed by “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, the Black national anthem. pic.twitter.com/p2Jj6rXGwI— Armando Tonatiuh Torres-García (@GarciaReports) January 20, 2021She was also escorted to the inauguration ceremony by the university’s renowned marching band, the Showtime Marching Band.“Throughout her career, the vice president-elect has carried her Howard education with her, ensuring that she adhere to truth and service and inspiring her to achieve unprecedented levels of excellence,” Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick said in a statement released ahead of the ceremony. “It is perfectly fitting that the Showtime Marching Band, the ensemble that captures and reverberates the heartbeat of our institution, should accompany her on this last leg of her journey to the White House.”Due to safety precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a third of the band participated in the event.After the bells tolled, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which has come to be known as the “Black national anthem” echoed across the campus.The civil rights hymn, which speaks to the faith and resilience of African Americans, was originally a poem, written in 1899 by James Weldon Johnson at the height of segregation and lynching in the United States.In ‘act of healing,’ Rep. James Clyburn calls for making ‘Black national anthem’ a national hymnAccording to the Library of Congress, the poem was set to music in 1900 — more than a century ago — by Johnson and his brother, John Rosamond Johnson, and was first performed at a Lincoln Birthday assembly at the Stanton School, a segregated black high school in Jacksonville, Florida.Rep. James Clyburn, the House Democratic Whip and the highest-ranking Black lawmaker in Congress, has recently introduced a bill to make the song the national hymn of the United States.Reiland Rabaka, the author of “Civil Rights Music: The Soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement,” told ABC News last week that “Lift Every Voice and Sing” reflects the “tragedies of the African American experience, but also the triumphs,” and this juxtaposition gives it the “staying power that it has to this day.”Harris, a former U.S. senator and California attorney general, attended Howard University in the early ’80s, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics.During her time as a student, Harris pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., which is part of the National Pan Hellenic Council, or NPHC, also called the “Divine Nine” — a group of 9 Black sororities and fraternities, five of which were founded at Howard.Howard University is often referred to as the “mecca” of Historically Black College and Universities, or HBCUs, because of its vital role in the educational advancement of Black Americans throughout history.last_img read more

Utah’s Gobert Finalist For NBA Defensive Player of the Year

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is one of three finalists for NBA Defensive Player of the Year.  The 2019 NBA Awards take place on June 24th.  Robert Lovell Tags: NBA Defensive Player of the Year/Rudy Gobert Written by Gobert will look to defend his title after winning the award last year.  Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thunder forward Paul George are the other two finalists.  May 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah’s Gobert Finalist For NBA Defensive Player of the Yearlast_img