Halladale dividend up as profits surge

first_imgWould you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.last_img

Read More →

Ian Penrose backs ‘sports disruptor’ DataPOWA as non-exec Chairman

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Submit Ian Hogg joins RPM Gaming as Chairman May 5, 2020 UK Tote gains international ‘commingling pool ecosystem’ with Sportech April 17, 2020 Related Articles Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Michael Flynn – DataPOWAIndustry figurehead Ian Penrose the former Chief Executive of London-listed Sportech Plc has backed new AI technology platform DataPOWA, a company seeking to revolutionise sports marketing.Penrose has become the technology firm’s Non-Executive Chairman, advising the enterprise as it develops its ‘POWA index’, a technology which will deliver global sports its first ‘data-driven real-time sports sponsorship value engine’.A twenty-year sports, tech and gambling leadership executive, Penrose formerly led Sportech Plc from 2005-2017, transforming the wagering systems provider from a heavily indebted £45 million business to a £225 million valuation by the end of his tenure.In 2017, Penrose stepped down as Sportech CEO, taking on governance roles as the Chairman of the National Football Museum and becoming a Non-Executive Director of FTSE250 gambling technology Playtech Plc.Founded in 2016, by sports management executive Michael Flynn, DataPOWA seeks to disrupt the all processes of the traditional sports sponsorship market, developing an AI-sophisticated platform that can analyse 2.4 trillion data points a day, helping spors stakeholders make optimal decisions.DataPOWA’s Chief Executive, Michael Flynn, said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ian Penrose to the DataPOWA Board, Ian is a well-known and respected figure within the sports sector and brings a wealth of industry knowledge, both in the UK and USA, to DataPOWA. We are delighted to appoint him Non-Executive Chairman and we look forward to his strategic expertise and board experience helping to accelerate our growth.”Backing DataPOWA Ian Penrose said: “I am very excited about working with Michael Flynn and the team at DataPOWA. They have bold ambitions  – and I’m confident that their combined understanding of sports and digital will enable their innovative AI technology, POWA index, to become an important business in the sports sponsorship sector.”last_img read more

Read More →

2022 Youth Olympics: Senegal and IOC agree to postpone event to 2026

first_img Source: IOC Senegal and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have mutually agreed to postpone the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022 to 2026.President Macky Sall’s proposal was welcomed by IOC President Thomas Bach, following in-depth discussions on the subject. This postponement meets the requirement of responsibility and the concern for efficiency imposed by current circumstances.The postponement of Dakar 2022 allows the IOC, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the International Federations (IFs) to better plan their activities, which have been strongly affected by the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, by the subsequent postponements of major international sports events, and by the operational and financial consequences of the global health crisis.At the same time, it allows Senegal to carry on the excellent preparations for the Youth Olympic Games. The two leaders, who praised the progress made so far, have jointly renewed their confidence in Dakar 2022 President Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye, IOC Member in Senegal, and both remain fully committed to the great success of these Youth Olympic Games, the first Olympic event ever to be organised in Africa.The IOC and Senegal understand that this news will be disappointing for many young athletes. Both parties can only appeal to their understanding. This agreement results from the large scale of the operational challenges which the IOC, the NOCs and the IFs are facing following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. With this in mind, the IOC will continue to offer all IFs and NOC Continental Associations the full content of the educational programmes of the Youth Olympic Games. This will allow for the objectives of this very important and much-appreciated component of the YOG to be maintained through the many events organised between now and 2026, in particular during the Continental Youth Games.“This amicable agreement illustrates the mutual trust between Senegal and the IOC. I would like to express my sincere thanks to President Macky Sall, a great friend and supporter of the Olympic Movement, for this exceptional relationship of trust and quality. For all these reasons, I am sure that, together, we will organise fantastic Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2026 for Senegal, the entire African continent and all the young athletes of the world,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.“I would like to reiterate that the IOC has my full support for the organisation of the Youth Olympic Games, postponed to 2026. I take this opportunity to reaffirm my confidence in the Executive Board and welcome the commitment of its teams, working side by side with us, to make Dakar 2026, the first Olympic event in Africa, a successful and memorable occasion”, said President Macky Sall.The agreement was approved today by the IOC Executive Board, and will be submitted to the IOC Session for ratification this Friday, 17 July 2020.last_img read more

Read More →