Fewer Dutch schemes facing pension rights cuts, consultancies say

first_imgMercer and Aon Hewitt have predicted that no more than 10 pension funds in the Netherlands will have to apply rights discounts this year, citing improving equity markets and rising interest rates over the fourth quarter of 2016, triggered mainly by the election of Donald Trump as US president.The consultancies, weighing pension funds’ coverage ratios at year-end, said any cuts were likely to be limited to 1%, as they expect the funds to take advantage of the legal option of spreading out the required discount over a 10-year period.Both consultancies estimated that pension funds’ coverage increased by 1 percentage point, to 102% on average, over December.This matches Dutch schemes’ average funding at the start of last year and exceeds the critical coverage level at which immediate rights cuts are mandatory. Aon Hewitt said it was probable that about 10 small and medium-sized schemes will be forced to make cuts this year, while Mercer estimates that no more than three pension funds are facing discounts.The country’s largest pension funds – ABP, PFZW, PMT, BpfBOUW and PME – have already indicated that they will not have to apply rights cuts.However, Frank Driessen, chief commercial officer at Aon Hewitt, took pains to emphasise that Dutch pension funds’ overall financial position was far from rosy.“Many schemes are a long way off from indexation, while governance requirements, particularly for the smaller pension funds, are tough,” he said. Driessen said joining a general pension fund (APF) was not as straightforward as expected for many smaller schemes, “as APFs don’t accept underfunded schemes as new participants”.Mercer’s Van Ek, meanwhile, said that all asset classes produced positive results last year, with emerging market equities returning 15% and developed market equities 12%.“Without the average currency hedge of 50%, developed market equities would have generated almost 14%,” he added.Commodities, returning 17%, was the best-performing asset class.Government bonds, listed property and private equity returned 7%, 7.5% and 3%, respectively, while hedge funds returned 1%, Mercer said.last_img read more

Test predicts hair and eye colour

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Test predicts hair and eye colour by: – August 24, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share 16 Views no discussions The test can predict both hair and eye colour from samples left at a crime sceneScientists have developed a forensic test that can predict both the hair and eye colour of a possible suspect using DNA left at a crime scene.The team that developed the test says it could provide valuable leads in cases where perpetrators cannot be identified through DNA profiling.The Hirisplex system could allow investigators to narrow down a large group of possible suspects.Details appear in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics.Predicting phenotypes – outward traits such as hair colour or eye colour – from DNA information is an emerging field in forensics.An important current approach, known as genetic profiling, involves comparing crime scene DNA with that from a suspect or with a profile stored in a database. But this relies on the person either being among a pool of suspects identified by the police or having their profile in a DNA database.Tools such as Hirisplex could be useful in those cases where the perpetrator is completely unknown to the authorities, said Prof Manfred Kayser, who led the study.He said the test “includes the 24 currently best eye and hair colour predictive DNA markers. In its design we took care that the test can cope with the challenges of forensic DNA analysis such as low amounts of material.” Prof Kayser, from Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, added: “The test is very sensitive and produces complete results on even smaller DNA amounts than usually used for forensic DNA profiling.”He told BBC News that the journal article described everything needed to establish the test in a forensic lab, but that the team was also in touch with industry regarding their knowledge about hair and eye colour prediction.The test system includes the six DNA markers previously used in a test for eye colour known as Irisplex, combining them with predictive markers for hair.In the study, the authors used Hirisplex to predict hair colour phenotypes in a sample drawn from three European populations.On average, their prediction accuracy was 69.5% for blonde hair, 78.5% for brown, 80% for red and 87.5% for black hair colour.Analysis on worldwide DNA samples suggested the results were similar regardless of a person’s geographic ancestry. The team was also able to determine, with a prediction accuracy of about 86%, whether a brown-eyed, black haired person was of non-European versus European origin (excluding some nearby areas such as the Middle East).The findings were also outlined at the sixth European Academy of Forensic Science conference in The Hague this week.BBC Newslast_img read more

Mrs. Beverly Ann (Rose) Fockler

first_imgMrs. Beverly Ann (Rose) Fockler, age 59, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on May 6, 1958, in Montgomery, Alabama, the daughter of, Marshall Gene and the late, Sandy Faye (Grady) Rose. She was raised in Auburn, Alabama and in Milpitas, California and was a 1976 graduate of the Samuel Ayer High School in Milpitas, California. Beverly was united in marriage on May 28, 1983, in Carmel, California, to Gregory Fockler and to this union arrived four daughters, Heather, Hollie, Shawnee and Jasmine to bless their home. Beverly and Gregory shared over 34 years of marriage together until her death. She was a former employee for Williams Food Service in Madison, Indiana, for several years. Beverly was employed as a Room Inspector for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, for the past 8 years. Beverly enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and vacationing in Mexico. Beverly passed away at 5:40 am, Monday, June 26, 2017, at her residence in Vevay, Indiana. Beverly will be deeply missed by her husband of over 34 years: Gregory Fockler of Vevay, IN; her daughters: Heather Peelman and her husband: Dusty of Vevay, IN, Hollie Crepin and her husband: John of Vevay, IN, Shawnee Williams of Aurora, IN and Jasmine Cummins and her husband: Durand of Cincinnati, OH; her grandchildren: Zoe, Brenden, Logan, Aubrey, Mackenzie, Skylar, Graham, Sawyer, Everley, McKaila, Mason, Madden, Mylan, Jade, David, Paige, Peyton, Riley and one grandson on the way; her father: Marshall Gene Rose of Calabasas, CA; her brothers: Ken Rose of Eugene, OR and Marshall Rose of Sunnyville, CA and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her mother: Sandy Faye (Grady) Rose.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Jack Sullivan Senior Citizen Building 305 Walnut Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial services will be conducted Friday, June 30, 2017, at 6:00 pm, by Bro. Shawn McMullen, at the Jack Sullivan Senior Citizen Building, 305 Walnut Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % Switzerland County Community Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Monk calm over Koeman interest

first_img Press Association “I speak to him every day, he comes to training quite a lot and he sees the way we work but in terms of going on past this season, no I have not had any chats with the chairman.” Swansea host fellow strugglers West Brom this weekend in a game which Monk feels will be crucial to the Welsh club’s survival prospects. “You get defining games throughout season, and this is definitely one of them,” he said. “We want the three points and so do West Brom. “It’s a good game, a big game, but we’re in front of our home fans and it is important that we put on a performance to get the win.” Pepe Mel has failed to win a match since he was appointed by West Brom in January and the Baggies are now only out of the relegation zone on goal difference. There is a chance that West Brom will come up against Swansea striker Michu, who is close to full fitness following a three-month ankle injury layoff. “He’s trained well this week,” Monk said. “We’ve been assessing him every day and we tailor the training it to him. He has taken part in most of the sessions this week. “He’s been great and looked sharp on Thursday and we’ll make a judgement on him on Friday.” Koeman’s agent Guido Albers told the BBC that the former Holland defender is interested in moving to the Barclays Premier League when his contract expires with Feyenoord in the summer. Albers said Koeman was “willing” to move to the Liberty Stadium as Swansea are a “fantastic club with a lot of potential.” Garry Monk does not care that Ronald Koeman’s agent has been touting his client for the Swansea job. Monk was appointed as Swansea boss “for the foreseeable future” following the sacking of Michael Laudrup. Swansea are just four points from safety after failing to win any of their last six games, but Monk is not concerned by the comments coming from Koeman’s camp. “I don’t care – it doesn’t affect me,” the Swansea manager told a press conference. “This is the business we are in. “Players and managers will always be linked with other clubs, but I can’t worry about that. “Names will always be linked when a manager changes, and I guess this shows that everyone wants to work in the Premier League. It’s the most exciting league in the world so I don’t blame people for trying to get linked with certain jobs. “But I just have to focus on what I am doing, and that always means the next game.” Monk has claimed five points from his four league games in charge. The former Swans captain remains in the dark over whether he will continue in his position beyond the end of the season. “I have not held any deep talks with the chairman,” Monk added. last_img read more

DeNobrega leaves for one-year FINA Scholarship in U.S.

first_imgFOLLOWING in the stride of Olympian Hannibal Gaskin, 17-year old Phillip DeNobrega departed Guyana last Saturday for a one-year International Swimming Federation (FINA) scholarship at the Spire Swimming Academy, Cleveland, Ohio.Speaking with Chronicle Sport, the former Chase Academy student said he was surprised when he learnt that he was accepted for the scholarship. DeNobrega wasn’t confident that his timings were up to scratch.“I was really surprised, I wasn’t sure if I would get it, because they had other countries with other children applying and I wasn’t up to the standards,” DeNobrega related.DeNobrega, who is expected to represent Guyana at a number of meets this year, also has Olympic aspirations and is hopeful of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.DeNobrega’s name was the only one submitted to FINA by the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) after a missive was sent out to the various clubs to nominate swimmers for the programme.Introduced in June 2013, the FINA scholarship programme offers the opportunity to obtain financial and technical assistance for one potential elite athlete, selected and proposed by his/her respective National Federation.The programme targets swimmers and national federations with the greatest needs in FINA’s six aquatic sports. FINA’s objective is to provide up to 40 scholarships per year.An athlete can benefit from the scholarship programme for a maximum 12 months for each application.Last year, Gaskin completed a seven-month FINA High Performance Swim Training stint at their centre in Delaware, Ohio, just prior to his performance at the Rio Olympics in August.The result of Gaskin’s training was evident when, despite not placing at the Olympics, he swam a personal best and new national record in the men’s 100m butterfly.Also training overseas is Guyanese swimmer Jamila Sanmoogan, who is currently on a three-year scholarship at the University of Sports in Cali, Colombia.SPIRE Academy, which DeNobrega will be attending, is an international high school and postgraduate academy focused on developing and preparing athletes to be successful in swimming. According to the information on their website, the academy is focused on “placing emphasis on academic, athletic, leadership, and character development”.As swimming in Guyana goes DeNobrega has been a bright prospect over the past few years. He stands as a Goodwill Swim Meet silver medallist, and has also medalled at the tri-nation Inter-Guiana Games. He is currently an option to represent Guyana at the FINA World Championships set for Budapest, Hungary from July 25 to 30.DeNobrega was given a warm send-off at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, as his family and several GASA executives extended good wishes.last_img read more

West Indies rebuild after Brathwaite departs

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Rain held up England’s progress after Alastair Cook scored a superb 243 on the second day of the first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston yesterday.Cook’s 10-hour knock led the hosts to a first-innings total of 514 for eight declared and James Anderson dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite for a duck before the tourists battled to 44 for one in reply.Heavy rain curtailed the final session and West Indies will resume today 470 runs behind.Resuming on 348 for three in the first day-night Test in England, Cook and Dawid Malan smoothly extended their fourth-wicket partnership to 162.Kieran Powell fights hard as the weather closes in. (AFP)Cook reached his fourth Test double-century with a thick edge to the third man boundary off Kemar Roach, the former England captain’s 30th four.Malan, who recorded his first Test 50 in his third match, was out on the stroke of lunch for 65, edging spinner Roston Chase to Jermaine Blackwood at slip.Ben Stokes (10), Jonny Bairstow (18) and Moeen Ali (nought) fell in quick succession as England chased runs and Cook’s marathon vigil ended when he was trapped lbw by Chase, prompting the declaration.A callow West Indies batting lineup was always likely to struggle against England’s experienced pace bowling attack and Anderson had Brathwaite caught by wicketkeeper Bairstow for an eight-ball duck.Powell, dropped by Stokes at gully off Stuart Broad, and Hope battled through to tea without further loss and they extended their partnership in the first match of the three-Test series before heavy rain ended the day’s play.SCOREBOARDENGLAND 1st inningsA. Cook lbw b Chase 243M. Stoneman b Roach 8T. Westley lbw b Cummins 8J. Root b Roach 136D. Malan c Blackwood b Chase 65B. Stokes c Blackwood b Chase 10J. Bairstow b Holder 18M. Ali c K. Brathwaite b Chase 0T. Roland-Jones not out 6Extras: (lb-10, nb-7, w-3) 20Total: (for 8 wickets declared, 135.5 overs) 514Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-39, 3-287, 4-449, 5-466, 6-505, 7-506, 8-514.Bowling: K. Roach 28-8-86-2 (w-3), A. Joseph 22-3-109-0 (nb-2), M. Cummins 24-3-87-1 (nb-3), J. Holder 29.3-4-103-1 (nb-2), R. Chase 26.2-2-113-4, K. Brathwaite 6-0-6-0.WEST INDIES 1st inningsK. Brathwaite c Bairstow b Anderson 0K. Powell not out 18K. Hope not out 25Extras: (w-1) 1Total: (for 1 wicket, 16 overs) 44Fall of wickets: 1-0.Bowling: J. Anderson 8-2-17-1 (w-1), S. Broad 8-1-27-0.last_img read more

Singin’ Stave: Leader of UW’s offense shows vocal versatility as he sings alongside his brother

first_imgWe knew Wisconsin starting quarterback Joel Stave could throw a football, but did we know the redshirt senior could sing? Maybe.Did we know Stave could sing while wearing cargo shorts?Definitely not.Alas, Stave has shown his various talents extend beyond the football field, as a recently surfaced video shows him and his brother Bryan Stave performing a cover of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran’s “Everything Has Changed.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ1qt3e-pL8While his brother is at the forefront of the performance, boasting lead vocals with incredible falsetto and a smooth series of chords on the guitar, Joel makes some key contributions as he adds in some harmonies during the hook and a steady beat on the bongos.And this isn’t singing Joel Stave’s only performance — he’s also featured on another one of his brother’s videos performing an original song, “Tonight.” It carries a similar structure with Bryan on the lead vocals and guitar, and Joel adding in harmonies. The quarterback adds in some piano playing on top of his bongos, further proving his versatility as a musician and overall human being.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OjBCwTWbp4Even though Joel’s vocal performance is crisp and his bongo playing is top notch, his stage presence could use a bit of work — a simple smile or two throughout the performance could have helped lighten the mood a bit.Nevertheless, Joel will likely wait to work on his stage presence till a much later date, as the quarterback and UW football team have a big matchup with No. 3 Alabama approaching this Saturday night in Arlington, Texas to open the 2015 regular season.And hopefully, for the sake of Badger fans everywhere, Stave proves he’s as gifted with his arm as he is with his vocal chords.last_img read more

Men’s soccer: Badgers stumble against Rutgers, come out ahead in major Big Ten test

first_imgIn a battle between Big Ten foes, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team took down Rutgers by a score of 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Badgers traveled to New Jersey to pick up this important Big Ten road victory.The Badgers started the game against the Scarlet Knights very slow, falling behind 1-0 after an early goal from Thomas Dovell of Rutgers. The Badgers only accumulated a total of five shots in the first half. Going into halftime, the Badgers knew they needed a spark of some kind.Men’s soccer: Badgers fall to Wolverines in hard-fought gameIn the battle between two Big Ten powerhouses late Friday night, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer fell in a Read…Only eight minutes into the second half, the Badgers received that spark from Catalano. Catalano scored on a gorgeous header off a great pass from teammate Chris Mueller. The goal from Catalano is his third of the year.Shortly after that, junior Elan Koenig scored his first goal of the year for the Badgers. The goal was assisted by Tom Barlow and Chris Mueller. Then, in the 79th minute, Chris Mueller scored to seal the game for the red and white. The Badgers totaled 14 shots in the second half which allowed them to find their much needed offense.After the victory, Coach John Trask was ecstatic about how well his star players performed, stating to UW Athletics that Chris Mueller “proved why he is an all-American today.” Coach Trask reitterated he was proud of his team and what they had managed to accomplish thus far this season.“I really felt that if we kept believing, we would win the game,” Track said in the same interview. “They’ve been through so much now. They know what their strengths and weaknesses are, and we played to our strengths.”The Badgers host their rival Marquette on October 4th. Thursday’s game will be hospital night — any employee of a local Madison hospital can get into the game for free with hospital ID.last_img read more

Syracuse defeats Wake Forest 2-0 for 1st ACC win in nearly 2 years

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ One week ago, Syracuse’s seniors piled onto the team bus in Blacksburg, Virginia and had a meeting. They had just suffered a double-overtime loss against Virginia Tech and SU’s “leadership” decided that the team’s mentality had to change. They had to be tighter defensively, tougher physically and finish off high-quality chances. That thought process oozed from the leadership to the rest of the bus. The Orange’s win over Akron two days later was the “first positive step” for the team, freshman Ryan Raposo said. The team fed off each other on the following six hour drive to Syracuse all the way to Friday next to the next step: No. 1 Wake Forest.Then came the first goal, the red card, the video replay, another goal and the final minutes that seemed to move slower for head coach Ian McIntyre. In the end, Raposo clapped along with fans as they chanted “O-ver-rated” at the Demon Deacons. Orange goalie Hendrik Hilpert — who predicted a win earlier in the week — walked across the field smiling, his cheek bones raised high. Jonathan Hagman danced to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it off.” Syracuse (5-4-1, 1-3-0 Atlantic Coast) outplayed and outlasted the No. 1 team in the country, Wake Forest (11-1, 4-1) ,2-0, in SU Soccer Stadium. McIntyre called Wake Forest the best team in the ACC throughout the last three years. And after 721 days of searching for a conference win, it came against the most unlikely opponent.“This is one we will remember,” Hagman said. “We created chances, we took our chances and they had nothing.”Syracuse absorbed pressure in the game’s first five minutes. Wake Forest forwards pressed and the Orange couldn’t find it’s midfielders. Len Zeugner and Kamal Miller traded frantic passes in front of the penalty box. WFU’s Omir Fernandez juked Zeugner and had a shot at goal, but Sondre Norheim’s slide knocked the ball away, stopping the initial flurry.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnce Syracuse settled, it sparked chances. Its first offensive chance came off a Djimon Johnson interception in the midfield and ended in a low-cross from Norheim that was saved. Later in the half, following a string of tackles by Orange forwards, the mostly quiet crowd cheered slightly. Wake Forest defenders ripped passes to Syracuse jerseys. Raposo corralled the ball in the penalty box but his shot through a thicket of players dribbled towards Mundet. Raposo said after the game that the early chances reaffirmed the momentum that the Orange felt it had established back in Ohio. SU preserved the intensity with a four-man backline of Norheim, Zeugner, Miller and wing-back Simon Triantafillou. Defenders routinely shouted at midfielders to rotate back after turning the ball over. The Orange’s smaller forwards tracked back and prevented the visitors from playing down the wings. WFU’s chances it did generate were spoiled. Fernandez looked up and sighed in the first half after an errant touch rolled towards the SU sideline. Later, he found space on a breakaway in the middle of the field and tumbled to the ground after a Zeugner challenge.The first half finished scoreless with both sides trying to find a solution to two pesky defenses.“We knew Wake Forest they want to have the ball,” Hagman said. “We really went after them and made sure we always had pressure on them. It was man-to-man, 11-on-11 almost. That was the key for us.” Like it did in the first half, Wake Forest opened a frame with quality chances. An Aristotle Zarris found space on the left wing and rolled one towards Hilpert. Bruno Lapa, WFU’s leading scorer (26 points) dribbled to his right and ripped a shot curling away from Hilpert but the senior jutted a hand out while jumping, sending it over the crossbar.Individual tackles by Goldhar, Hugo Delhommelle and Triantafillou gave Syracuse a sustained possession to wrestle back momentum. Then WFU responded with a corner and its own set of chances.In the 65th minute, Raposo’s individual moment of brilliance shown through. Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said “transitional moments” would be the key. Raposo dribbled through three defenders down the wing, nutmegged a midfielder and sent a pass to Hilli Goldhar, a first-half substitute, tracking behind the Wake Forest defense. The crowd rose, and Goldhar knocked it over Mundet. The play design — using speed and a long pass to sneak past WFU’s backline — was the team’s gameplan, multiple players said. It worked, and SU led 1-0. Syracuse earned its first lead in an ACC game all season. And it celebrated as such. Goldhar raised his hands to the sky, before darting to the sideline for a blue and orange mosh. After the scrum, Miller ran down the sideline pumping up the crowd. Raposo grabbed a Gatorade bottle, chugged and spit in the air as he threw the bottle down.“Ryan’s been fantastic,” Hagman said. “He’s figured it out real quick to help us win.” Three minutes later, on Wake Forest’s side of the field, Tajon Buchanan and WFU’s Logan Gdula exchanged a word and a few shoves, prompting the referee to give a red card to SU’s leading point-scorer. The crowd objected, shouting at the official and booing Gdula whenever he touched the ball the rest of the game.The game’s final stretch saw a more energized Orange crowd and gluttony of whistles. Each team resorting to physicality as the clock ticked down. Wake Forest pressed when the clock bled to single digits. Syracuse retained its shape despite being down a man. Hilpert shouted directives, assigning defenders to forwards at certain moments. Hilpert has never lost to Wake Forest, allowing one goal in 220 minutes of soccer. The senior goalkeeper guaranteed an Orange victory. He said Wake Forest would count down the game’s final minutes.WFU managed shots. It’s thrived on second-half offense this season, outscoring opponents 26-3 in the frame. But whenever a Demon Deacon’s shot was launched, SU hurled bodies in front. With every thud of plastic hitting flesh, the crowd cheered.“When called upon, guys stood up,” McIntyre said. “… Second half, we did a little bit better.” This season, each Syracuse win has been followed by a loss. Every modicum of momentum wasted in the larger context of the season. After a season-opening win at Oregon State, the Orange conceded twice in the first half and the offense sputtered against Portland. After surviving a seven-goal match against Hofstra without Miller, SU allowed three set-piece goals and dropped a winnable game against Notre Dame. After dominating Cornell in a rain-soaked contest, Virginia Tech scored in a second-overtime period and halted Syracuse’s progress.“Our guys may start to believe a little bit more,” McIntyre said. “Part of the last week, two weeks, was me telling the guys that we’re good.” The Akron win last Monday “proved” to SU that it was a winning team, Hilpert said. Toppling the best team in the country would’ve ended the complacency. It would’ve distinguished the 2018 squad from last year’s team of missed shots and blown opportunities.In 84th minute Syracuse solidified its lead. John-Austin Ricks broke free down the Orange’s right wing and slid a ball past the keeper. The entire SU team nearly pushed him out of the stadium. Hilpert sprinted across the pitch, beaming as he joined his team. WFU players looked around aimlessly, slowly walking back to the center circle.Syracuse’s bench stood for the game’s final five minutes. McIntyre remained calm. He made defensive substitutions. Pockets of SU fans cheered. After the game, Hilpert walked to former-Orange midfielder Juuso Pasanen. They embraced. “I’m so happy, man.” Hilpert said. “I’m so happy.” Players high-fived, and trickled out of the stadium. The meeting on the bus has worked so far. As players walked out, they passed an ACC banner. For the first time in nearly two years, Syracuse won a conference game. center_img Published on October 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

SBTech boosts expansion bid with new CCO Andrew Cochrane

first_img Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit Share How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level June 17, 2020 Andrew Cochrane said that SBTech is “the most innovative and dynamic technology provider in the industry” after being appointed as the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer.With a track record of managing top-tier omni channel operators in regulated markets, Cochrane will play his part in SBTech’s ongoing global expansion by defining strategic objectives, identifying opportunities for growth and maximising revenues across the board.He joins after two years with Sporting Solutions, where he built a high-performing sales and account management team, having previously run the William Hill global account at Inspired Gaming Group.Richard Carter, SBTech CEO, said: “We are delighted that Andrew has joined the team. He is highly regarded in the industry as a customer relations expert dealing with tier-1 and lottery operators and has personally signed and managed numerous high-profile contracts.“This appointment further demonstrates SBTech’s commitment to its partners by bringing in the best talent to support continued revenue growth in regulated markets.”Andrew Cochrane commented: “SBTech is by far the most innovative and dynamic technology provider in the industry, growing faster than any other B2B supplier. I could not turn down the opportunity to be a part of this exceptional team and look forward to working closely with some of the biggest names in the industry in the coming months.”SBTech is one of 22 first-time exhibitors at Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), alongside Mr Green, Erlang Solutions, Matchbook Trading Conference, Trustly, eMerchantPay, OtherLevels, OddsRing, LeonBets, Secure Trading Group, EvenBet Gaming, Finnplay, Tal Ron Drihem, AlgoSport, Abios Gaming, 1xbet, Crown Technologies, Wiraya, Setanta Sports, Spottocash, GameCo and Millennial Esports. Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020last_img read more