Race is on to secure motorsports championship’s first betting packages AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter F1 partnership talks under way 9th November 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Formula One’s first official betting partner could be announced soon after the motorsports championship began talks with major global brands for the packages, which are tipped to be worth $100m (£76.8m/€88.1m).The betting partnership packages, developed with data giant Sportradar and announced in September, will offer operators exposure via TV graphics, trackside signage and F1’s website and social channels. Interregional Sports Group (ISG), the London-based international sports media group which has the rights to sub-licence the packages, announced on Thursday afternoon that discussions are now beginning with “global betting brands”.“We are extremely proud to have created one of the best premium sports assets available,” said ISG joint chairman Tony Ragan in a statement. “This is a great opportunity for ambitious brands that want to extend their sportsbook’s reach and get ahead of the opposition.“We are beginning dialogue with a number of very exciting global betting brands. They are rightly viewing F1 as a huge opportunity.”Liberty Media, the owner of the motorsport championship, and its data and media rights partners will work with information taken directly from races to enable the development of in-play betting markets during Grands Prix. The Financial Times newspaper suggested the packages could be worth $100 to Formula 1.Speaking in September, Sean Bratches, managing director of commercial operations at Formula 1, said the championship wants to enhance fan engagement through the partnerships and improved offering.Bratches added: “Data and sponsorship partnerships like this are common practice across almost all premium sports and this is the latest step in our mission to make Formula 1 the world’s leading sports entertainment experience.“This deal allows us to develop new and exciting ways for Formula 1 fans around the globe to engage with the world’s greatest racing spectacle, while ensuring integrity with best practice oversight from Sportradar.”Image: emperornie Email Address
Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter F1 to launch in-play betting data service with Sportradar and ISG AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Formula 1 World Championship motor-racing series is to launch a live in-play betting offering via an agreement with sponsorship and data rights partner Interregional Sports Group (ISG) and Sportradar.Using exclusive data from F1, Sportradar will initially offer 30 unique markets during qualifying and on each race day, such as race winner, podium places and top 10 finishes.The offering will be expanded throughout the season with the addition of other bets, including race head-to-heads and pole position head-to-heads.As part of the agreement, Sportradar will provide its Integrity Services to help protect the sport from potential risks of match-fixing.The new service, which was first trialled as part of an exclusive partnership, is due to launch ahead of the 2020 season.“The potential for pre-race and in-race betting is huge and F1 itself is developing in a way that will continue to fuel opportunities for additional markets,” ISG Group joint chief executive Tony Ragan said.“The potential for the betting markets was perfectly illustrated at the French GP where Sebastian Vettel who, despite a later tyre change, secured the fastest lap in the dying seconds of the race.”David Lampitt, managing director of sports partnership at Sportradar, added: “F1 remains an untapped market for bookmakers, despite it being one of the richest data driven sports in the world.“This partnership enables us to roll out enhanced data-driven products, which will provide additional betting opportunities both prior to and during live races, creating the most comprehensive offering available anywhere.”The new service comes after ISG in March also rolled out a free-to-play betting game as part of its official partnership with F1. The game utilises data collected and distributed by Sportradar, with also having the right to sub-license betting partnership rights to selected gambling brands worldwide.Image: emperornie 5th August 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Email Address The Formula 1 World Championship motor-racing series is to launch a live in-play betting offering via an agreement with sponsorship and data rights partner Interregional Sports Group (ISG) and Sportradar.
Cricket Shane Warne makes a Royal return to Rajasthan Cricket The champion captain is back as the mentor as Rajasthan Royals make their return to the Indian Premier League.The legendary legspinner will mentor the Rajasthan Royals in their comeback season and will be looking to recreate the old magic that has stood the test of time in the IPL. Previous articleFirst four India-SA ODIs register 170 mn hits on SonyLIVNext articleRenault F1 ties up with Vitality to enter esports Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – February 13, 2018 Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 15/1 (4.5 ov)- Follow Live Updates ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Warne will be joined by another Royals old hand in former Mumbai batsman Zubin Bharucha as Head of Cricket. Warne and Bharucha’s association goes back a long way to 2008 at Royals. As part of Royals’ think tank, the two had then forged a solid combination to carry forward the vision of the franchise. They are looking forward to working with each other again.As the Royals are back in the IPL fold after two years, the management wanted to recreate some nostalgia, and with it bring along a level of expertise which only a handful of individuals around the world possess.Shane Warne confessed that the Royals had always been close to his heart. “I am very happy and excited to be back with the Rajasthan Royals who I believe hold a very special place in my cricketing journey. I am overwhelmed by the love and affection showered on me by the franchise and fans of Rajasthan Royals,” said the man with a magical wrist.“We have a strong, young and energetic bunch of boys and I am looking forward to work with them”, added Shane Warne.The Australian led the Royals for three seasons from 2008-11 during which he played 52 games and picked 56 wickets. Later, he continued to be a guiding force for the team.As the greatest spin bowler the world has ever seen (708 Test wickets in 145 matches) Warne bound the spectators in a spell unseen on a cricket field. As a captain, he has been a leader par excellence. His astute leadership and cricketing brain came to the fore at Royals.“We welcome back Shane Warne as Rajasthan Royals mentor. He is a legend of the game and what he has achieved in Rajasthan Royals is unmatchable,” said co-owner Manoj Badale.“Bringing back Shane Warne is also a way of giving back to our fans who have stood by us in trying times. As we are looking to build a strong team that can be in contention for the title, we believe Warne is the right person to mentor the Rajasthan Royals. Zubin has also contributed immensely to the growth of the team and we are happy to have both back on board. We are excited and looking forward to a successful comeback.”Zubin Bharucha said he was thrilled to get another opportunity to work with Warne at Rajasthan Royals. “We have always looked to groom talent at Rajasthan Royals and it will be no different this time.”In his role as mentor, Warne will have a multitude of tasks to fulfill, both on and off the field. His main role will be to work closely with the senior leaders in the team, particularly the captain, to ensure all areas of strategy and tactics are covered. In addition, he will be working with all the spinners to impart technical knowledge in the art of spin. He will also work closely with the marketing and sponsorship teams to ensure certain commitments are fulfilled. 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With a strong and energetic bunch at his disposal this time, Royals will look up to him to weave his magic yet again.Warnie, as he is known to the fans, is a true Royalty when it comes to the franchise. The success he has achieved over the years with a bunch of youngsters at the Royals is now folklore and deeply woven into the fabric of the Rajasthan Royals, the franchisee has stated in a post on its official website.Warne himself has taken to social media to announce his return to the IPL Royalty with Rajasthan. 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Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Obituary, Anglican Communion shocked by West Africa primate’s sudden death Tags Africa, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET January 24, 2014 at 1:36 am It is very sad to hear about the sudden death of my dear friend, father and mentor. Our times together in the Gambia were so memorable that we can not forget you so easily. We pray for the family and the entire Diocese of the Gambia. May God grant you the fortitude to bear this great loss. May your soul rest in the Lord. 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Dr Chris Odoemena says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Bertram Emeka-Ekwue says: Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rev’d. Fr. Otuo-Acheampong, Ghana says: Rector Belleville, IL January 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm The church has lost a giant and a legend! RIP Archbishop Johnson. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Solomon Tilewa Johnson of West Africa died suddenly Jan. 21.[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion is reeling at the sudden death of the the Primate of The Church of the Province of West Africa on Jan. 21.Archbishop Solomon Tilewa Johnson, 59, was also Metropolitan Archbishop of the internal province of West Africa, and bishop of Gambia. A popular figure both home and abroad, he died in Fajara while playing tennis – one of his favorite pastimes.Canon Anthony Eiwuley, provincial secretary, said he had received confirmation of the archbishop’s death from the family. He added that, in time, he planned to open a book of condolence to receive messages on behalf of the province and the family.Shock and sadnessMany people across the Anglican Communion have already expressed their shock at his death. In an e-mail to the Anglican Communion’s Francophone Network, bishop-in-charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Pierre Whalon said, “What a loss for the Province of West Africa, for the Anglican Communion and for us all.”Bishop Zacharie Masimango Katanda of Kindu and Archbishop Henri Isingoma of the Democratic Republic of Congo also told network members how they had been saddened to hear of his death.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said: “The bishops and people of The Episcopal Church are grieving the death of the Primate of West Africa. The province and his family are in our prayers.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby wrote to Johnson’s wife, Priscilla, and to the archbishop of the Internal Province of Ghana, the Most Rev. Daniel Sarfo, to offer his condolences and assurance of his prayers.He wrote to Sarfo: “I know that many will miss Archbishop Tilewa for his boundless energy and the great enthusiasm he had for his ministry, in the Church, both in Gambia, in the Province of West Africa, and in the wider Anglican Communion.“His gifts were not confined exclusively to the Church, and he had an active role within the national life of Gambia, serving as a member of a number of boards and committees. He was generous in his hospitality, and was always glad to welcome visitors to the Gambia, where he had served as Bishop since 1990.“I know that all my colleagues, the people of the Church of England, and especially those in the Diocese of Chichester with which the Diocese of the Gambia is linked, as well as your brothers and sisters across the Communion, will be holding you in prayer and love at this time.”The Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, said, “Archbishop Tilewa was a big man in every sense of the word. His great height made him stand head and shoulders over others, but so did his heart. He had a great love for the church, and worked hard for the spread of the Gospel in his own country, his diocese, and more recently, the Church of the Province of West Africa, which he served with distinction as Primate.“His immense pride in being able to represent his diocese at the Lambeth Conference of 2008 was matched by his love and compassion for those in any sort of need. He was a man of justice, and served with distinction on his country’s Independent Electoral Commission. All of this was rooted in his love for his Savior. To his wife and family, of whom he was so proud, to his church and to his country, we extend our prayers and our sincere sympathy.”Anglican Ollie Sagnia was one of those who expressed their grief on the late Archbishop’s Facebook wall, “Today we mourn but tomorrow we hope to celebrate your life and continue your work as you pass on the torch. You excelled at being a great family man and an outstanding leader, an embodiment of peace, love and humility. Your vibrancy, zeal and enthusiasm, blended with humor and wit, awed us all. You will always be our bishop.”John Kafwanka, Zambian priest and director for mission in the Anglican Communion Office, wrote, “What a shock to hear about the death of Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson. You will be fondly remembered for your service to the Lord and humanity. We prayer for your family and the Church in Gambia and the whole Province of West Africa. Rest in God’s eternal peace.”Johnson served as a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches.“He was a highly motivated and effective church leader,” said the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches. “I came to know him in 2013 at the assemblies of both the All Africa Conference of Churches and the WCC.”“He possessed a strong commitment to the vision of fellowship and common witness and service. His ecumenical leadership internationally and nationally was inspirational,” Tveit added.The many other posts on Johnson’s Facebook page and elsewhere on social media sites expressed shock, sadness and a very personal sense of loss from people in countries including Ghana, Nigeria, the Gambia, England, Tunisia, and Sierra Leone. Several people even changed their Facebook photo to one of the archbishop to honor his memory.A man of firstsJohnson is the ninth primate and archbishop of the West African province. He became the first Gambian bishop, archbishop and primate.He was due to join members from across the Church of the Province of West Africa — from Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and The Gambia – at its Synod in February.A life of serviceSolomon Tilewa Ethelbert Willie Johnson was born in Banjul, The Gambia, on 27 February 1954. He attended the Wesley Primary School in Gambia from 1962 to 1966 and then Gambia High School until 1972.He started his career in 1975 as a teacher at Banjul’s Gambia High School. However, after two years he applied and was admitted to Trinity Union Theological College, Umuahia, Imo State, Nigeria. In 1980 he left with a Diploma in Theology.After three years at The UK’s University of Durham (1982-1985) he obtained a BA (Hons) in Theology. Twelve years later he returned to Britain to gain a Certificate in Theology from Oxford University. In 2000 he became a graduate of the Theological Foundation of Indiana in USA with a Doctorate degree in Applied Ministries.Solomon Tilewa Johnson was a deacon from 1979 to 1980, a priest from 1980 to 1990, and was a diocesan bishop from 1990. On 29 September 2012, he was elected as the 9th Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa as well as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Internal province of West Africa. He was enthroned on 16 November 2012.He was designated ‘Person of the Year’ 2012, by the Gambia News and Report Weekly Magazine who said his selection was because of his “election as the 9th Archbishop and Primate of the 38 member Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA), making him the first Gambian Bishop to hold such a position.”He was involved with a range of organisations and committees both in Gambia and overseas including mission agencies; educational establishments; national bodies tackling socio-economic issues; and such ecumenical bodies such as the All Africa Conference of Churches, and the World Council of Churches and the Gambia Christian Council.Archbishop Solomon Tilewa Johnson is survived by his wife, Priscilla Gladys Johnson and three children, Njilan Johnson, Jeggan Johnson and Dado Johnson. Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI January 23, 2014 at 3:20 am We have really lost a true servant of God. May his gentle and humble soul rest in perfect peace and rise in glory at the resurrection of the faithful. Amen The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC People Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (3) Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA