Codere chooses Solitics’ data management & automation platform

first_img StumbleUpon Spanish multinational gambling group Codere has sealed a deal with Solitics to improve its management of data and create a more personalised experience for its players.Codere confirmed that Solitics has integrated its real-time data management and automation platform into Codere’s sport betting and casino operations in Europe and Latin America (LatAm).Moshe Edree, COO for Codere’s digital division, said: “As a company that has grown immensely over the past years we have accumulated a lot of data across different systems for our different products.“As such, utilising our data in real time for personalisation purposes became a very complex task. Furthermore, we also wanted to have one central control system for all automation and personalisation.“As part of Codere’s strive for excellence and becoming the LatAm and Spanish speakers’ leading gaming operator, we searched for a company that would not only enhance our automation and personalisation capabilities, but would also align and enhance our data management efforts.” Solitics’ founder and CEO Tomer Baumel (pictured above) added: “It is a great honor that Codere, a world renown leading company, has chosen us. Solitics prides itself in our cutting-edge data management platform and marketing automation solution.”“We are committed to enabling Codere to create the most personalised experience for their customers in real-time based on all their data.”  The data management and automation platform, explained Solitics, enables both B2B and B2C betting and gaming brands to create the most personal experience for their customers in real-time through all marketing and communication channels.Powered by its unique data management technology layer, it integrates data from multiple distributed data sources, unifies the data and makes it available to consume in real-time. Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 Codere merges Italian fruit machine units forming CODWIN July 3, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

BIRDLOVER OVERCOMES YEAR ABSENCE TO WIN $75,000 WISHING WELL STAKES GATE TO WIRE UNDER TRUJILLO; O’NEILL TRAINEE WINS BY HALF LENGTH AND GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.22

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2015)–Idle one day shy of a year, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Birdlover broke sharply from her outside post under Elvis Trujillo and registered an impressive gate to wire win in Sunday’s $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. A 5-year-old English-bred mare, Birdlover prevailed by a half length and got the distance in 1:13.22.Second, beaten a head in last year’s Wishing Well on Feb. 9, 2014, Birdlover was dispatched at 3-1 in a field of seven and paid $8.60, $4.80 and $3.20.“It was exactly the trip we wanted,” said Trujillo, who engineered splits of 22.41, 45.17 and 1:07.35. “I know she has a lot of speed. I wanted to save her as much as I could for the stretch and it was a perfect race.”Owned by Cseplo, Keh, Kramer and W.C. Racing, Birdlover got her second win from four tries down the hill and improved her overall mark to 14-4-5-0. With the winner’s share of $47,100, she improved her earnings to $219,535.“She’s trained so good and she’s just so honest,” said O’Neill. “This is really a credit to (assistant) Steve Rothblum, because there was talk of retiring her. She had fractured her hock (upper hind leg) and she had done so much for us and we could have retired her without having surgery. She was sound enough to do that. But Steve said we should operate and try to bring her back.“I think she’s a miler. We had her in the (one mile turf) Megahertz, but she was the only also eligible and we didn’t get in. She’s got that kind of ability, but this race came up and she was doing well.”Breaking from the rail with Flavien Prat, Indecise saved ground early, split horses while four-wide a furlong from home and was gradually gaining on the winner at the wire. Idle since Jan. 19, 2014, she was off at 12-1 and paid $9.80 and $4.40.Fanticola, who was the second choice at 2-1, sat close to the pace with Martin Garcia and completed the trifecta, finishing 1 ¼ lengths behind Indecise. Fanticola paid $2.80 to show.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday and will continue through Monday, Presidents’ Day. First post on Thursday is 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Gordhan leads SA delegation to WEF Africa

first_img6 May 2014 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli will represent South Africa at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa summit in Abuja, Nigeria this week, the Presidency announced on Monday. Over 900 international leaders from business, government, civil society and academia will gather in Nigeria’s capital from Wednesday through Friday to discuss structural reforms and investments that can help sustain the continent’s growth while creating jobs and prosperity. Jabu Mabuza, chairman of South African electricity parastatal Telkom, is one of seven co-chairs of the summit. Brand South Africa will also run a programme at the summit, including hosting a dialogue in partnership with CNBC Africa on Wednesday. “Africa has remained at the centre of our foreign policy,” President Jacob Zuma said in a statement. “We have also prioritised the promotion of regional economic integration, infrastructure development, intra-African trade and sustainable development in the continent. “The World Economic Forum is an important platform to take this agenda forward, especially as it enables Africa to interact with the world to promote growth and development.” Gordhan noted that the Abuja summit was taking place against the backdrop of a much improved outlook for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. “In its most recent regional economic outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will pick up from 4.9 percent in 2013 to 5.5 percent this year, an acceleration which the IMF ascribed to improved prospects in a large number of countries in the region,” Gordhan said. Elsie Kanza, the World Economic Forum’s Africa director, said in a WEF statement on Monday that Africa’s continued progress “depends fundamentally on the ability of its leaders to take the bold decisions necessary to transform the region’s economy and society. “By bringing together leaders from politics, business and civil society, we hope the meeting will offer an environment where such decisions can be catalysed, and where commitment and creativity can be drawn on to build a future fit for all Africans.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Q&A with Fruit South Africa on new SA-China agreement

first_imgThe newly signed agreement between South Africa and China will mean more jobs in the export agriculture sector says the Fruit South Africa CEO Dr Konanani Liphadzi.The South African and Chinese governments recently signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the market access for fruit. South Africa’s exporters are expected to increase their produce from 110 000 tons fruit to 350 000 tons within the next five years. (Image: Supplied)Melissa JavanSouth African farmers and cooperatives will export more of their fruit harvest after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the South African government and the People’s Republic of China earlier this month.The MOU was signed in Beijing, China, by Willem Bestbier, vice-chairperson of Fruit South Africa (Fruit SA) and his counterpart, Wang Xin, vice-chairperson of the Chinese Quarantine and Inspection Association (CIQA) on 1 November 2016.South Africa’s fruit exporters are mainly from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga provinces. (Image to illustrate: Brand South Africa)For now negotiations are underway to increase market access for South African pears. Avocados and other fruit will be considered in the next round of negotiations.Last year China imported 3.8-million tons of fruit, of which 110 000 tons were from South Africa. The Chinese fruit market is valued at US$ 5-billion (about R71-billion), and within 5 years South Africa’s access will be one and half times greater.Dr Konanani Liphadzi, chief executive officer of Fruit SA shares insights on the impact of the MOU on agriculture in South Africa.Dr Konanani Liphadzi is chief executive officer of Fruit SA. She says the fruit industry will increase job creation because of the new agreement between China and South Africa relating to exports.Dr Liphadzi, what does this new agreement with China mean for South Africa?Liphadzi: In regards to the new MOU, this means the initiative is broadening market access. Secondly, we could share technical information like quarantine issues and also assist them with information needed. It goes both ways.We also have a partner on the ground in China, who can share things like policy changes.This partnership builds on the foundation we already have with China.Lastly, there will be a lot of job creation, from hand pickers in South Africa to people doing packaging that will be hired, because of increased demand.What fruit do we export to China?KL: The three main produce we supply to the Chinese market are apples, citrus and table grapes.How many fruit suppliers in South Africa currently export to China?KL: Currently there are 12 companies that supply to China.How many people are employed currently within the fruit industry?KL: Currently 50% of our fruit produce are being exported. This is to 87 countries worldwide, with China being one of them. Overall 2.7-million tons fruit are exported globally, and 110 000 of it go to China. That is 300 000 jobs locally in the fruit industry, that’s along the value chain, from the farm to where it ends with the consumer.Tell us about the South African exporters.KL: The 12 companies include the following:We have companies that buy fruit from the farmers;Other produce their own fruit and buy from different farmers;Lastly, we have cooperatives, a group working together producing fruit. Then they have a marketing company advertising for them.The exporters are mainly from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.The major producers come from the Western Cape, because it has a unique environment.Are any of the fruit sent to China being genetically modified?KL: We don’t produce genetically modified fruit in South Africa.How can an entrepreneur or any other farmer(s) get their fruit exported?KL: There is room for new exporters, especially in terms of transformation. The Fresh Produce Exporters’ forum is an association for developing new entries within the export market. It is a challenging process to get into exports, because it is not an easy industry.Anyone interested in exports, can contact me.Will China export any of their fruit to South Africa?KL: They also want to send fruit. We are counter season to them. So, when we are harvesting, they have winter there. Selling fruit to them won’t be a major issue. Our department of agriculture is considering citrus from them. We are not competing with them.Is there anything you would like to add?KL: In regards to the new MOU, this means the initiative is broadening market access.This is in line with what our country’s National Development Plan 2030 wants to achieve. We have identified a commodity, are increasing volumes to create jobs, and are opening the a market for our produce.We appreciate the effort of the government to open the market, and that they are creating a good relationship with the Chinese government.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Sean Harvey ACT – 2016 Nomination for Volunteer of the Year

first_imgSean commenced playing Touch Football in South Australia in 1981. In 1988, Sean moved to Canberra where he became a member of the Woden Eagles Touch Club. Since joining the club, Sean has made an invaluable contribution to the club’s sustainability through his leadership, integrity, professionalism, diversity and excellence.Sean has assisted TFACT’s competitions through his work with the Woden Eagles club by his continued involvement as a player, coach, referee and a key administrator since 1988.Sean has shown strong skills in both leadership and integrity through organising and managing six adult Woden Eagles teams to compete in the 2015/2016 TFACT Summer Domestic Competition and 2016 TFACT Winter Competition.During the summer competition, Sean also coached a junior team in the 2015 Junior Competition, while assisting other volunteers of the club to coach junior teams to maintain the club’s involvement at a junior level.His level of involvement at both a junior and senior level shows his commitment to the sustainability of the sport within the ACT.Sean has displayed his flexibility and willingness to be involved in multiple programs including being a coach in TFACT’s AusSquads Junior Development Program. He has assisted in the programs delivery since its inception in 2015.Sean is currently a general member of the TFACT Sport Operations Advisory Panel (SOAP) and has displayed professionalism in all aspects of his role. He makes timely and valued input both verbally and written in regards to all SOAP matters discussed and implemented.Sean has displayed excellence at a club level over the past year and for this he was awarded the Woden Eagles 2015 Volunteer of the Year. His excellence is not limited to his work at the club, however as he works with the TFACT staff to ensure the sustainability of all programs within the ACT and assists where he can especially in regards to refereeing and coaching.Sean has been an invaluable member of TFACT since 1988 with a positive and respectful attitude to all those he interacts with regardless of the role he is undertaking.last_img read more

The Latest European Central Bank expects slower growth

first_imgFRANKFURT — The Latest on the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting (all times local):2:40 p.m.The European Central Bank has lowered its economic growth projections for this year and next year.The bank said Thursday it was lowering the outlook for the eurozone economy this year to 1.9 per cent from 2.0 per cent in its previous forecast in September.The projection for 2019 was lowered to 1.7 per cent from 1.8 per cent.The 19 countries that use the euro have seen growth ease to 0.2 per cent in the third quarter from the previous quarter, down from stronger growth at the end of last year. Worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China, a possible meltdown of government finances in Italy, and a potential disorderly exit by Britain from the EU have weighed on activity.___12:25 p.m.The European Central Bank is expected to halt the stimulus program that it deployed nearly four years ago to nurture a teetering eurozone economy back to health.Analysts say the bank is likely to confirm Thursday its plan to stop the program’s monthly bond purchases at year end despite worries about growth. The program pumped 2.6 trillion euros ($3 trillion) into the economy of the 19 countries that use the euro.Attention will turn to President Mario Draghi’s news conference for clues about whether the bank might postpone its first interest rate increase.Draghi has credited the stimulus and low rates with creating 9.5 million jobs while Europe’s economy healed from a debt crisis that threatened to break up the euro. But critics in Germany say it bailed out fiscally wobbly governments.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Trade minister Carr betting on LNG to unlock trade in China and

first_img“I would say there are lots of possibilities for sectoral trade. We know the LNG possibility is real. We know that the Chinese Canadian community is very interested in deepening ties.”The distinction Carr makes is significant. An attempt to launch formal free trade talks last winter stalled because Chinese leaders flatly rejected the Trudeau government’s progressive trade agenda that would have included labour, gender and Indigenous rights.And then there’s that surprise clause in the new USMCA. It requires a member country to provide notice and information to the other two partners if it plans free trade talks with a “non-market” economy. It gives the other partners a say in the text of such a deal.The Chinese embassy in Ottawa blasted the inclusion of the new clause because it unfairly targets China’s potential trading partners, and unfairly brands it as a “ non-market” economy. Carr is so buoyant about the door-opening possibilities of shipping cleaner energy across the Pacific that he categorically discounts the effect of another surprise on the trade file this past week.He sees no obstacle in the controversial clause in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that allows any of the countries to withdraw from the deal on six-months notice if one of the partners enters into a free trade agreement with a non-market economy, China, again.“There’s nothing in the trade agreement with Mexico and the United States that stops Canada from that. The deal has no impact on Canadian sovereignty or the capacity of the Canadian government to do business around the world,” Carr said.Carr’s job is to find new trading markets for Canada beyond its largest trading partner, the United States. The word “diversification” was conspicuously added to his job title during a July cabinet shuffle and the minister is clearly thrilled with what he sees as the LNG arrow in his quiver.Given the rocky, insult-laden, 14-month road to a new North American trade deal, the need to fulfil the promise of diversification has never been greater for Canada. Carr is also eyeing India, South America, and other Asian countries, as well as pushing for the speedy ratification of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership.He is hoping to travel to China next month, though he stops short of calling for all-out free trade with the country that is the subject of so much Trump administration ire. OTTAWA, O.N. – Jim Carr’s view of enhancing Canadian trade in Asia _ and its biggest prize, China _ is rosier these days because he’s seeing the possibilities through a new lens: LNG Canada’s new $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C.“The most interesting development in Canada’s relationship with China happened (Tuesday),” the new minister of international trade diversification said in an interview one day after the historic announcement to build the long-awaited LNG plant in Kitimat, B.C.“What we’ll be able to say to our potential customers is that this now is real and there will be timetables.”center_img Trade experts and analysts support the careful approach that Carr advocates because it gives Canada room to talk to China without overtly angering the United States.“The Americans may still take notice but there’s nothing to stop Canada from continuing to have productive conversations with the Chinese in areas that we have common interests,” said Meredith Lilly, a trade expert at Carleton University.Lilly said the non-market economy clause is unusual and represents a new way for the Trump administration to force its allies to “pick sides” in its ongoing trade dispute with China that has seen billions of dollars of tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, and retaliation by Beijing.“You can view those as targeted at China, and the U.S. creating a template for future trade agreements with other countries beyond Mexico and Canada,” said Lilly.Derek Burney, who was a key player in the Brian Mulroney government that negotiated the original Canada-U.S. free trade deal, said he’s not convinced the clause has any teeth to prevent Canada from moving forward economically with China, which he urged the government to do “as assertively” as possible.“We have misfired in our approaches to China thus far. We have to redouble those efforts and get more serious, and not just with China, but with India as well,” he said.“China’s going to be the No. 1 economy in a number of years, not decades. We’ve got to take it more seriously.”Burney said business needs to do more to find opportunities to capitalize on the major trade deals that Canada has already completed with the European Union and South Korea, among others, as well as the new TPP that the Trudeau government hopes to ratify this fall.“I don’t see as much evidence yet of our companies taking advantage of the openings that those agreements are giving us,” said Burney. “The biggest handicap in Canada is complacency. We’ve become comfortable in the cocoon of dealing with the Americans for 75 percent of our trade.”Carr is anything but complacent.A full legislative effort is being made to ensure the rebooted TPP will be ratified this fall, giving Canada so-called first-mover advantage by being among the first six counties in the 11-country Pacific Rim pact to benefit. Meanwhile, Canada’s battalion of 1,000 trade commissioners and a newly created Invest in Canada agency are pushing hard on all fronts, said Carr.“All of it plays to the heart of our strategic investment, which is to safeguard the most important trading relationship for Canada, which we have done while expanding possibilities, which we are doing.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

School District 60 Band program receives 500 donation from FSJ Coop

first_imgBand is an important skill and outlet as the intrinsic reward is priceless. Learning to play an instrument and be a part of a band promotes confidence and skills to interact with a community that develops these students into dynamic people.The importance of this festival is for students to have the opportunity to cultivate and grow a students love of serious music making. As this is a non-competitive festival, its an environment of exposure to different performers and clinics.With many students to transport, house and feed for days, fundraising efforts are what help the school ensure their students can participate in such an event.  To receive such a donation from Co-op is another step closer to getting the students to the event in April 2019.Students have been fundraising for this trip to September with bottle drives, selling first aid kits, and they are planning a bigger event in the new year which will be a dinner and or dessert theatre fundraiser.To help out with the cost of the students trip by donating please contact Bonnie Anderson our band parent coordinator at [email protected] FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fundraising for an upcoming Band trip to Edmonton was recently injected with a $500 donation from FSJ Co-op.Fundraising plays a big part in financing opportunities for kids to get outside of the community to learn and grow.  One such event for the SD60 Band program is the Edmonton Cantando Musical Festival.North Peace has a very vibrant and nurtured musical program that starts early in middle school and with the curriculum build and maintained by several teachers; this musical program continues with a student as they grow through their education and grades.last_img read more