Inter District School Athletics begins

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Inter District School Athletic Championship got under way at the SAI Sports complex here today. Altogether 560 players and officials from 31 districts are taking part in the championship. The inaugural function was held in the evening which was attended by Queen Oja, the vice chairperson of Sports Authority of Assam, as the chief guest. The other dignitaries present in the function were Director of SAI (NE) Region Subhash Basumatary, Director in charge of Sports and Youth Welfare Partha Pegu, the president of the Sports Journalists Federation of India Subodh Malla Barua and former Deputy Director of Sports and Youth Welfare Pradip Hazarika.Meanwhile Trishna Barua of Kokrajhar bagged gold medal in the girls U-17 category. In the boys section the gold medal was collected by Akshay Boro of Kamrup (R). The other gold medal winners on Tuesday: U-17 girls category-Binki Chamuah (Kamrup Metro, 1500m), Jahanara Khatun (Barpeta, High jump), Mayukhi Deka (Kamrup Metro), Shot put. U-17 boys category-Birpung Narzary (Kokrajhar, 1500m), Aoikheek Gogoi (Sivasagar, Shot put), Bidyut Mazumdar (Kamrup Metro, High jump).Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Asaba 2018: Nigeria Wins Fifth Gold Medal

first_imgNigeria’s women 4x100m relay team on Friday won the country’s fifth gold medal at the ongoing 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba.The News Agency Nigeria reports that the team of Blessing Okagbare, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma won the race in 43.77 seconds.Cote d’Ivoire finished in second place after a time of 44.40 seconds, while Kenya settled for the bronze medal of the event. Reacting to Nigeria’s victory, Okagbare said she felt so great to be part of the winning team for the country.“Winning is always a great feeling, regardless of everything. It’s an amazing feeling and we have so much to be grateful to God for.“Relay is a combined effort and it is a great thing that we finished well and won for the country,’’ she said.Also speaking, Chukwu said it was a great moment for her to have run the last leg of the race, especially as she was a bit frightened running alongside the Ivorian team.“I am very happy we won. I was a bit frightened initially, but I managed to pull myself together. It’s a great feeling for me that we got the gold,’’ the winner of both the 100m and 200m events at the 2018 African Youth Games (AYG) in Algeria said.Meanwhile, the Nigerian team in the male version of the 4x100m race won the silver medal after finishing second behind the South African team in a time of 38.74secs.South Africa, led by Akani Simbine who ran the last leg, won in 38.25secs, while Kenya finished third in 38.92secs.NAN reports that Nigeria’s Ese Brume had won the gold medal in the long jump event earlier in the day with a jump of 6.83m.Also, Chioma Onyekwere won the gold medal in the women’s dicuss throw with a throw of 58.09m.NAN reports that Nigeria has so far won five gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the championships which end on SundaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

GiG completes B2C unit offload to Betsson

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Submit Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has maintained its 2020 corporate agenda, confirming that it intends to fully divest its entire B2C unit to Stockholm counterpart Betsson AB by mid-April.Last February, GiG accepted a €31 million cash and shares deal offered by Betsson to divest its entire B2C unit, including control of its flagship properties Rizk, Guts, Kaboo and Thrills. Agreeing to the transaction, GiG will use the proceeds from its divestment to repay its SEK 300 million (€27m) corporate bond, strengthening the firm’s balance sheets.As previously communicated to investors, GiG has chosen to divest its entire B2C unit, focusing future growth plans on the development of its B2B services and technologies.  Further deal terms stipulated that Betsson must commit to maintaining all GIG B2C brands on the GIG platforms for a minimum term of 24 months, with Betsson paying platform fees based on net gaming revenue (NGR) performance.Richard Brown, CEO of GiG, previously commented on the transaction: “I am very excited about this transaction as it provides multiple upsides to GiG. While putting the company in a financially sustainable position, it gives us the ability to focus on where we see real long term shareholder value. This transaction serves as a strategic focusing of the company’s efforts towards the B2B segment.“Offering both B2C and B2B services had synergies in the past, however, the current conflicting priorities of the two business areas, and increased complexity in the market, have lessened the potential offering on both fronts”.last_img read more