Irish rugby team settle in Cape Town

first_imgAhead of their opening Test against the Springboks on Saturday, Joe Schmidt will name his starting team after the work-out.Former Ireland captain Keith Wood believes that South Africa are vulnerable this weekend…Wales have made five changes for Saturday’s opening rugby Test against New Zealand.  Sam Warburton has recovered from injury to captain the side in Auckland. Prop Gethin Jenkins, hooker Ken Owens and lock Bradley Davies also return, as well as centre Jonathan Davies. Uncapped flanker Ellis Jenkins is among the replacements.last_img read more

Losing more gold medals? Not worried says Bolt

first_imgUsain Bolt The world’s fastest man Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt says he harbors no fear of losing further relay medals should future tests reveal doping violations by teammates.Bolt, former world record holder Asafa Powell and Michael Frater were stripped of their 2008 Olympic 4x100m relay gold medal when first leg runner Nesta Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine after samples were re-tested.Bolt’s Olympic medal tally was reduced to eight instead of nine as a result, robbing him of the famous triple-triple accolade in the process.The medals lost could, however, be quite significant for the global icon should Carter’s samples fail to pass the future re-tests.Carter was the starter in the 2012 Olympic Games relay team and 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championship teams.  The 31-year-old Carter has since appealed the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).“Even if I lose all my relay gold medals, for me, I did what I had to do, my personal goals,” Bolt said in a recent CNN interview.The sprinter has ruled out an appearance at the 2022 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.“Maybe if it had come before the Olympics, maybe it would have taken away a little from me, and then I would have thought about it, but the fact that I got the chance to say, ‘the triple-triple,’ kind of made me feel good,” he said.last_img read more

NYX boosts commercial arm with appointment of Steve Mayes as Third Party Sales lead

first_img Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 Submit Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Luckbox raises CAD $3.8m ahead of TSX IPO June 12, 2020 Share Share Steve MayesToronto TSX-listed industry platform and systems provider NYX Gaming has moved to strengthen its commercial team announcing the appointment of Steve Mayes as new Third Party Sales Director.Mayes joins the NYX commercial team from Playtech, where he held the position of Commercial Manager for Playtech Open Platform and further industry business intelligence tools.In his new role, Mayes will be responsible for growing NYX Gaming Group’s network of third-party suppliers including game developers, payment providers and trading services across its sportsbook, casino, lottery and bingo operations.“I’m thrilled and excited to have joined NYX Gaming Group. They have a fantastic customer base and a growing partner network with many of the leading suppliers in the industry,” said Mayes on joining NYX Gaming“My focus will be to work closely with our internal product leads and partners across the business to implement a clear third-party strategy. It’s important that NYX continues to attract and build long-term relationships with best-of-breed suppliers across casino, sportsbook and our full portfolio of products to offer the best possible third-party network for our customers.”NYX Gaming Group CEO Matt Davey said: “We are happy to welcome Steve to the NYX Gaming Group team where he will have an integral role within our strategy that will further improve the products we offer our customers.“Steve has extensive experience in the betting and gaming industry following his time at bet365 and Playtech. He will be a valuable member of our third-party network and we look forward to working alongside him.”last_img read more