SIS furloughs ‘significant number of staff’ amid COVID-19 disruptions

first_img StumbleUpon Share SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 Submit Related Articles SIS adds Irish Greyhound Derby to its portfolio August 13, 2020 Share Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 With the suspension of almost all live racing worldwide, Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that it will be closing down ‘all non-essential services and to furlough a significant number of staff effective immediately’.The racing content and data services provider has explained that the decision has been made to ‘protect its long-term future’.Richard Ames, CEO of SIS, said: “SIS is moving into an interim period of hibernation in these extraordinary times. I am pleased to be able to confirm that our intention is to come back just as strongly as before and to be back up and running to serve the needs of our customers as soon as live racing content returns to action.“We are taking this action to protect the business and to preserve the jobs of our hard-working team. I thank each of them for their fantastic commitment to continuing to service our content partners and customers throughout the last challenging weeks and look forward to welcoming them back into the business as soon as possible.”In this interim period, SIS has stated that it will continue to supply online content to operators while that content is live. All services to retail operators will be suspended.last_img read more

2016 Harvey Norman NYC Referee Coaches Roles and Responsibilities

first_imgThe purpose of this document is to outline the individual and collective roles and responsibilities of the Referee Coaches for the 2016 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships (NYC), to be held at Sunshine Coast Stadium, Caloundra, QLD, from Wednesday, 14 September – Saturday, 17 September 2016. Combined with this event we will also be hosting the Alliance Cup and the first Harvey Norman Schools Cup. TFA has updated the volunteer structures both at National and State levels, and in most cases have implemented the required structures. We will be seeking referee nominations for the event to drive the number of referee coaches and development referee coaches to service the predominately Youth focused and/or development Referees who will be officiating, as well as providing an opportunity for selection related to the 2017 Youth Trans Tasman, as such Australian Referee Squad Coach, Ian Matthew and Emerging Referee Squad Coach, David Field will be in attendance for the duration of the event. While NTL Referee Coordinator, Chris Dolahenty has expressed interest in also leading the NYC event.For more information, please click on the attachment below. Related Files160609_2016_nyc_referee_coach_roles_and_responsibilities-pdfRelated LinksRef Coach Roles & Responsibilitieslast_img read more

Russia Plane crash caused by pilots error on speed data

first_imgMOSCOW – Investigators say the crash of a Russian passenger plane that killed all 71 people on board may have been caused by the pilots’ failure to activate heating for pressure measurement equipment, resulting in flawed speed data.The Interstate Aviation Committee said Tuesday, after studying the plane’s flight data recorder, that Sunday’s crash occurred after the pilots saw varying data on the plane’s two air speed indicators.The flawed indication came because the pilots failed to turn on the heating unit for the plane’s pressure measurement equipment prior to takeoff.The pilots put the An-148 on autopilot after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport but took manual controls back when they saw clashing speed data.The plane plummeted into a snowy field six minutes after takeoff, killing all 65 passengers and six crew.last_img read more

Sears to close another 46 unprofitable stores in November

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears Holdings Corp. is closing another 13 Kmart stores and 33 Sears stores as sales shrink and losses grow.The ailing company said Thursday that liquidation sales at the 46 unprofitable stores marked for closure will start Aug. 30, and the stores will close in November. The company said it informed its workers.The move comes as Sears is considering a bid from CEO Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund ESL Investments to acquire its jewel Kenmore appliances from the company for $400 million. The company has put others of its famous brands on the block before.In January, Sears had said it was closing 100 stores. It announced in May that it was closing another 100. As of May 5, it had about 894 stores, down from about 1,000 at the end of last year. The number of stores peaked in 2012 at 4,000, which included the Sears Canada division that was later spun off. In 2005, when Sears merged with Kmart, it operated 2,200 stores.The latest closings underscore the deep-rooted problems at Sears, a onetime powerhouse retailer that survived two world wars and the Great Depression but has been calving off pieces of itself as it burns through money.last_img read more

Shareholder critical of DavidsTea cofounder unloads most of its shares

first_imgMONTREAL – A shareholder critical of DavidsTea Inc. co-founder Herschel Segal says it has sold most of its holdings in the tea company.TDM Asset Management Pty Ltd. says it recently sold 579,902 shares, raising the total number of shares it has unloaded since June 15 to 2.7 million, roughly a 10.6 per cent stake in the company.The Australian-based company says it has received an average price of US$3.43 per share for a total of US$9.38 million.Prior to the sales, TDM owned a more than 12.2 per cent stake in DavidsTea. It still has 225,302 shares or a 0.87 per cent stake, according to a securities filing.TDM was one of three large shareholders that failed in a fight against Segal’s slate of director nominees, questioned Segal’s turnaround plan and accused him of trying to acquire the company without paying a premium.Shares of DavidsTea traded for nearly US$30 in 2015. The shares closed down five cents to US$2.35 in trading Tuesday on the Nasdaq.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the incorrect dollar value for total shares sold.last_img read more

Paying It Forward Day with an act of Kindness

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Association for Community Living is reminding us to pay it forward.The 11th Annual Pay it Forward Day takes place June 14th, 2019 as a day to celebrate making someone’s day brighter with an act of kindness, friendship or just a smile.This year share a story and encourage others, if you witness or experience an act of kindness on June 14th, post it to Facebook or call one of the below hotlines; MooseFM (250) 787.2222SunFM (250) 787.7403The Bear (250) 787-9669Remember to use #payitforwardfsj on social media platforms and post on Facebook.com/fsjacllast_img read more

NTPC to start Solapur’s 2nd unit from Friday midnight

first_imgNew Delhi: State-run power giant NTPC on Thursday said Unit-2 of 660 MW of Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra will begin commercial operation from midnight Friday. The project has two units of 660 MW each. “Unit-2 of 660 MW of Solapur Super Thermal Power Station will be declared on commercial operation from 00:00 hrs of March 30 2019,” according to a BSE filing. According to the statement, with this, the commercial capacities of Solapur Thermal Power Station, NTPC and NTPC group would become 1,320 MW, 45,725 MW and 52,866 MW, respectively.last_img read more

We weren’t very clinical with the catching or in our bowling: Williamson

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson felt that the total of 162 against Delhi Capitals in the IPL Eliminator was competitive but his team failed to nail it as the players were not “very clinical with the catching or in our bowling”. Sunrisers Hyderabad slumped to heart-wrenching two-wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals to crash out the IPL here on Wednesday night. “It was one of those surfaces that produces such close matches. I believed we had a competitive total after the first half. I knew it would be a tricky chase after the powerplay overs as with such totals there are small margins. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”We have been in a position of strength before and haven’t nailed it, today was another such day and that’s a little bit frustrating,” said Williamson after the match. Chasing 163, Prithvi Shaw gave Delhi Capitals an ideal start with a 38-ball 56 before they lost their way in the middle. It was Rishabh Pant (49 off 21 balls with five sixes) who brought Delhi to cusp of victory, even as West Indies’ Keemo Paul finished it off the penultimate ball of the innings with a boundary. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”Delhi played very well, they are a strong outfit and I think they deserved this win. “We believed it was a winning total and it looked like it for a long time, they started well and had all the momentum, they had some quality players, as expected on this wicket we squeezed them back and got ourselves ahead, we weren’t very clinical with the catching or in our bowling, we weren’t great today. It wasn’t our best performance, a few things needed to be changed and it could have been a winning total,” said a disappointed Williamson. He hoped the that the players would come out with better performance in the next season. “We are building well as a franchise and the development process will have to continue,” Williamson said.last_img read more

Ohio State mens volleyball passes weekend test against two ranked teams

OSU sophomore Nicolas Szerszen (9) prepares to spike the ball during a match against George Mason on Jan. 15. OSU won 3-0.Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe No. 5 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (15-3, 9-1) protected its home court at St. John Arena with a pair of big wins over No. 11 Loyola University (11-5, 6-3) and No. 13 Lewis University (11-8, 6-5) over the weekend.The Buckeyes captured the win over the Ramblers in three sets (25-20, 25-21, 25-22) Friday night. They continued their successful weekend with a hard-fought win over the Flyers in four sets (25-22, 25-14, 26-28, 25-22) the following evening.​“I thought (Friday) night’s game we were really sharp in terms of our serving and our offense ran at a really high level. (Saturday) it was more of a struggle,” OSU coach Pete Hanson said. “So, one clean, nice, pretty win and one not so pretty win.”​The Buckeyes kicked the weekend off with an important matchup against the two-time defending national champion Ramblers, who the Buckeyes already took care of in straight sets earlier in the year.​The first set started off with strong back-and-forth scoring from each team. As the set moved along, the squads matched each other point for point. Midway through the set, however, the Scarlet and Gray took control and eventually reached the 25-point plateau. The second set began differently than the first. OSU stepped hard on the gas and flew ahead straight from the outset. The Buckeyes maintained control and held off the advances of the Ramblers to take the second consecutive set.​Feeling the pressure to push the match to another set, the Ramblers came out quickly in the third frame, grabbing a lead and holding off the Buckeyes for a while. The perseverance of the Scarlet and Gray proved to be the difference, though, as they pulled themselves out of the early deficit and eventually grabbed the third set to complete the sweep.​An impressive defensive performance by the Buckeyes held the Ramblers to only a .188 attack rate. Sophomore outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, junior outside hitter Miles Johnson and senior outside hitter Christian Franceschi all contributed double-digit points for OSU. With the victory, the Buckeyes have now won all six sets they have played against the Ramblers this season.Saturday night’s matchup was another difficult test for OSU against the Flyers.In the first set, the Buckeyes jumped out to an early lead, but the Flyers wouldn’t go down easy.  The Scarlet and Gray dug in, however, fending off the Flyers to go up 1-0.The second set started with an OSU surge, resulting in a solid, early lead. The tone was set for the match as the Buckeyes went on to take another set and force the Flyers into desperation mode.With their backs against the wall, the visitors were aggressive in the third set. The teams pushed back and forth, but the Flyers held off the Buckeyes and gained a two-point advantage to win the set and force a fourth frame. The final set remained just as competitive as the third. The score stayed close as the teams tried to enforce their will. Eventually, the Buckeyes were too much for Dayton to continue to fend off, and OSU grabbed the set to win the match.The Buckeyes had a .256 attack rate on the night while holding the Flyers to .225. Individually, Johnson added 21 points, Szerszen had 19 and junior setter Christy Blough contributed 43 assist on the night.“I really think they were great wins for us. Those are two good teams at the top of our conference (and) we need those,” Blough said. “I thought they were both good team wins, and I think everyone contributed both nights.”The Buckeyes are next set to travel to Long Beach, California, to take on UC Irvine on Thursday. The match is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start. read more