Print Linkedin Previous articleRiver search launched for teenage girlNext articleIsabelle realises her dream admin Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp AN 18-year-old man has died following a road accident in Co Limerick early this morning.The single-vehicle collision occurred on the Listowel Road outside of Abbeyfeale at 4am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is believed the driver of the car lost control and the vehicle hit a wall.The man was taken to Tralee General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.The road is currently closed for a technical examination of the scene.Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have travelled on this stretch of road around the time of the crash to contact them at Newcastle West on 069-20650 NewsLocal NewsMan dies in County Limerick crashBy admin – August 25, 2009 640 Facebook Email
JAMAICA’s Shanette Allison hit the tape in 13.26 seconds to mine gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas on Saturday.Allison finished ahead off Australia’s Lateisha Willis, who stopped the clock in 13.55 seconds.Willis only just earned her silver medal, as Canada’s Katarina Vlahovic breathed down her neck to finish in 13.58 seconds.The two, were as far behind Allison as they were ahead of England’s Philippa Earley, who was fourth in 13.72.The field stretched out uncharacteristically for a 100-metre hurdles event with South Africa’s Elsabe Atoinet van der Merwe, the 16-year-old clocking 13.80.Another Australian, Tiana Death, was sixth in 13.98, while Barbados’ Hannah Connell was seventh in 13.99.Canada’s Tyra Boug was the slowest of the pack in 14.19.
Publishing its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31 2019, Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has lauded strong growth across its UK division despite international betting revenue falling by 8.3% for the year. Stars Group revealed that its new UK and Australian divisions delivered growth in the year, which was ‘largely driven by strong underlying trends in customer activity and revenues across those segments’. In the UK, The Stars Group reported an ‘all-time high’ in quarterly revenues, with adjusted EBITDA seeing a growth of 41.1% from $73.96m in 2018 up to $104.3m in 2019. For the full year, these figures saw a 217.9% increase, jumping from $102.7m up to $324.6m. Operating income in the UK has also risen over the year by 660.1%, increasing from $102.1m in 2018 to $324.6 in 2019, while overall revenues for the full year grew from $394.1m in 2018 to $946.7m.The Stars Group’s acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming and BetEasy earlier this year was clearly a key factor in the company’s growth for the year, with online sports betting now responsible for 39.1% of the operator group’s revenues – up from 34.3% in 2018. “With sports betting now our largest product vertical and 81% of our revenues coming from locally regulated or taxed markets, we are well positioned for diversified growth in 2020 and beyond,” said Rafi Ashkenazi, The Stars Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “We entered 2020 with the full $100 million run-rate of expected cost synergies from our 2018 Sky Betting & Gaming acquisition and earlier this month prepaid an additional $100 million of debt, underpinning our ability to execute on complex integrations and the highly cash-generative nature of our business model.”Adjusted EBITDA across the group saw a 17.9% growth for the year, up from $239.4m in 2018 up to $249.1m in 2019. Meanwhile net earnings saw a 156.8% increase on the year, growing from a loss of $108.9m in 2018, to $61.9m in 2019.Internationally, The Stars Group saw an overall drop in revenues for Q4, which was ‘primarily as a result of adverse foreign exchange fluctuations and continued disruptions and regulatory headwinds in certain markets’.While the operator group highlighted that these disruptions were largely in ‘lower-priority markets’, revenues for the quarter were 29% lower year-over-year, with improvements in some markets primarily offset by the closure of PokerStars in Switzerland in July 2019. Ashkenazi said: “In addition to cost synergies, we have detailed plans in place to continue driving revenue synergies and to increase investments in product and marketing, giving us confidence in continued revenue growth in the years ahead. “In 2020, we plan to further enhance the global appeal of the PokerStars brand, including by launching the PokerStars Sports brand, leveraging the operational capabilities of our Sky Betting & Gaming business, and launching television advertising for PokerStars Casino.“Lastly, ahead of closing our combination with Flutter, which will enhance and accelerate each company’s growth strategy, we remain focused on our key strategic priorities of integration, execution, and debt reduction.” PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Submit BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020
Fourteen teams have qualified for the 2016 edition of the African Nations Championship in Rwanda, with two more spots still up for grabs.The qualified teams include: Angola, Congo DR, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and hosts Rwanda.Among the casualties are Senegal, knocked out, but on away goal rule, following a 3-3 aggregate draw with Guinea. Togo were eliminated after losing 3-1 on aggregate to Niger Republic.Uganda did the double over Sudan and won 4-0 on aggregate, while Zambia recorded a 4-1 win over Mozambique in the two legs. Nigeria survived a second leg penalty to draw 0-0 with Burkina Faso and ensure a 2-0 aggregate win, while Mali continued their fantastic form in the continent’s football to qualify ahead of Mauritania. South Africa, who lost 2-3 to Angola on aggregate, in a tie in which both teams lost their home ties. In North Africa, Morocco and Tunisia are also through the finals.Meanwhile, Ghana and Cameroon will know their fate in the coming weekend when they face Cote d’Ivoire and Congo respectively.Ghana beat the Ivoirians 2-1 in the first leg in Kumasi, while Cameroon and visitors Congo drew 0-0. QUALIFIED TEAMS IN BOLD LETTERSAngola (beat South Africa 3-2 on agg), Zambia (beat Mozambique 4-1 on agg), Uganda (beat Sudan 4-0 on agg), Niger (beat Togo 3-1 on agg), Gabon (beat Chad 2-1 on agg), Nigeria (beat Burkina Faso 2-0 on agg), Zimbabwe (beat Lesotho 4-2 on agg), Guinea (beat Senegal on goal difference after 3-3 on agg), Ethiopia (beat Burundi 2-3 on agg), Mali (beat Mauritania 3-2 on agg), Congo DR (opponents Central African Republic withdrew), Morocco, Tunisia (qualified from North African group), Rwanda – HostsCote d’Ivoire vs Ghana TBD (Ghana won 2-1 in the first leg.)Congo vs Cameroon TBD (Both drew 0-0 in Cameroon in the first leg.)– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports