Niche work if you can get it

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Betway strengthens German presence with Hannover 96 deal

first_img Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Online bookmaker Betway has signed a three-year deal to become the official betting partner of German top-tier football club Hannover 96.The sponsorship announcement follows on from the high-profile bookie striking a similar deal with fellow Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf earlier this week, marking a significant strengthening of the firm’s presence in the German market.Betway has been the principal sponsor of English Premier League side West Ham United since 2015, while also holding partnerships with Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen, Belgian First Division A side RSC Anderlecht, Italian Serie A giants AS Roma and three Spanish La Liga clubs, Deportivo Alaves, C.D. Leganés and Levante U. D.Betway’s Anthony Werkman said: “The German market is very important to Betway, so I’m delighted to announce our second deal of the summer with a Bundesliga club.“Hannover 96 is an established first league team and they’re another exciting side to be involved with. We’re looking forward to the coming seasons in what will hopefully work out to be a great partnership for the club, the fans and us.”Martin Kind, CEO of Hannover 96, added: “We really appreciate that we could convince Betway to become our betting partner. We are looking forward to a high-performing partnership with an innovative output.” ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Top prospects aren’t winners

first_imgOn paper, the JetHawks are arguably minor-league baseball’s most prospect-rich team. The JetHawks parent Arizona Diamondbacks, whose minor-league system is ranked No. 1 by Baseball America, has nine of its top 30 Baseball America organizational prospects playing for its advanced Class-A affiliate in the Antelope Valley. That talent hasn’t yet translated into victories. Heading into Monday’s game against High Desert, Lancaster (13-24) had minor-league baseball’s fifth-worst record. The parent club hasn’t fared much better. Arizona’s composite organizational record (65-84) is baseball’s third-worst. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsJetHawks history suggests that winning in A-ball doesn’t necessarily correlate to developmental success. The JetHawks’ 2000 team won a franchise-record 89 regular-season games, but was a bust from a development standpoint, producing no everyday major-leaguers. The 2001 JetHawks, who set a record for futility with a 2-25 June, turned out to be one of the most developmentally successful Lancaster squads, producing Diamondbacks staff ace Brandon Webb, among others. Whether the JetHawks’ top prospects are able to adjust to the more advanced California League in time to make an impact this season remains to be seen. JetHawks manager Brett Butler said he is nowhere near ready to count out his team out of title contention, but he indicated it is not the organization’s top priority. “It’s hard to make that judgment yet, we still have a lot of baseball left,” Butler said. “Obviously, we want to win, but (player) development is first and foremost.” Lancaster ran away with the first-half title in 2004, when vaunted prospects Conor Jackson, Carlos Quentin and Jamie D’Antona became known a the “Three Amigos.” Unlike the 2006 crop of prospects, the Three Amigos were more polished collegians. This year’s team features younger players who are less advanced, such as Carlos Gonzalez, a five-tool 21-year-old Venezuelan outfielder who is considered among baseball’s top prospects. Gonzalez, who was last season’s Midwest League MVP at low-A South Bend (Ind.), is holding his own but not dominating, batting .274 with three homers and 23 RBIs. Assuming Gonzalez and Co. should be tearing up the league to start the season is unrealistic, those in player-development circles say. “I think many times when you see a team with a lot of talent, you assume immediate success, and I don’t think that’s fair,” Lake Elsinore manager Rick Renteria said. “That’s part of development, and it takes time. You might not see it for two to three years.” Promoted: Pitcher Chris Kinsey, who started the season in Lancaster, developed a cut fastball under the tutelage of pitching coach Jeff Pico that has accelerated his progress. Kinsey was promoted to Double-A Tennessee after allowing no earned runs in 111/3 innings at Lancaster. He has a 2.70 ERA in five appearances with the Smokies. “It was a good promotion,” Butler said. “He’s gotten some confidence with that pitch. It should help him.” [email protected] (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

FINDINGS OF HOSPITAL FLOOD INVESTIGATION TO BE PUBLISHED AT END OF MONTH

first_imgA group set up to examine a report into the latest flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital will publish its findings by the end of this month.Letterkenny General HospitalAn interim report into flooding at the hospital was considered by the Letterkenny Hospital Rebuild Steering Group on Friday Sept 26.The Steering Group expects to be in a position to publish the results of the investigation near end October, when the full report and all related documentation will be made available to the public. On Friday Oct 3rd, the Chair of the Letterkenny Hospital Rebuild Steering Group, Bill Maher, Group Chief Executive of the West/North West Hospitals Group, and the Chair of the Investigation Team, John Browner, Assistant National Director, HSE Estates, shared progress to date with local public representatives and consulted with them on the next steps that are being taken as the report is being brought to a conclusion.The meeting was also attended by the interim chair of the West/North West Hospitals Group, Dr John Killeen; non-executive director of the West/North West Hospitals Group, Donegal solicitor, Sharon Moohan; the general manager of Letterkenny General Hospital, Séan Murphy; HSE Estates Manager Mike Bermingham; and Facilities Manager, LGH, Peter Byrne.Mr Fergal Doherty, Area Manager, Roads & Transportation, represented Donegal County Council at the meeting.The public representatives were updated on the investigations and remedial works that are taking place within the grounds of Letterkenny General Hospital and the investigations that are being conducted or identified as necessary outside of the hospital grounds so that the risk of flooding at the hospital can be eliminated or reduced into the future. Mr Bill Maher, Group Chief Executive of the West/North West Hospitals Group, stated, “We had a very constructive meeting and valuable input from the public representatives.”He thanked Deputy Charlie McConalogue TD, Deputy Joe McHugh TD, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, Cllr. Gerry Crawford, Cllr. James Pat McDaid and Cllr Bernard McGuinness for their attendance. FINDINGS OF HOSPITAL FLOOD INVESTIGATION TO BE PUBLISHED AT END OF MONTH was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfloodLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more