Chicago-based investment firm acquire stake in Bournemouth

first_img The Cherries said on Monday the deal with PEAK6 Investments comes after they had established a relationship over 15 months with the company’s co-founder and chief executive Matt Hulsizer, owner of NHL side the Minnesota Wild, and his colleague Jay Coppoletta. Both men are joining Bournemouth’s board of directors. Club chairman Jeff Mostyn said on Bournemouth’s website: “The club is confident this partnership will further strengthen its ability to compete with the very best, and provide a platform to establish itself as a long-term Premier League club.” Bournemouth said Russian owner Max Demin believes the new partnership will “further enable the club to deliver long-term success, providing strategic insight and international presence.” Hulsizer said: “I am excited and honoured to partner with Maxim and AFC Bournemouth. “I was introduced to the club over two seasons ago and since then I have followed the club’s progress and seen the tremendous accomplishments in that time. “With Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall managing the team, I am confident that we can establish ourselves in the top flight.” Bournemouth, promoted as last season’s Championship title-winners, are currently 18th in the Premier League table after 12 games with eight points, putting them two adrift of safety. Bournemouth have announced a Chicago-based investment firm has acquired a 25 per cent stake in the club.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Parimatch extends Apoel FC sponsorship deal

first_img Share Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera June 4, 2020 Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Parimatch extends UFC partnership July 9, 2020 Parimatch has extended its sponsorship deal with Cypriot First Division champions APOEL Football Club for the fourth consecutive season.As part of the renewed sponsorship deal, the Parimatch logo will continue to be printed on the front of the APOEL FC players match jersey, with the partners also continuing to work together on charitable and community-led initiatives. Sergey Portnov, CEO of Parimatch Holding said: “For yet another year Parimatch is happy to join forces with the winning team APOEL. For the 7th consecutive season APOEL was crowned champion of the Cypriot First Division. We are very proud that Parimatch is part of this legendary team’s success and we want our partnership to push beyond our usual sponsorship plans, as strive for victory at every level.”The successful partnership between the club and the international betting site is also underpinned by a commitment to charitable initiatives which benefit the local Cypriot community. In the last year, both organisations contributed to the Cypriot society by working together to organise several activities in support of charity. As part of the contract extension, Parimatch and APOEL will continue to support the local community by committing to social responsibility as a key part of their renewed partnership.A spokesperson for the football club added: “We are very excited to embark on yet another successful year of what we hope is a long and fruitful partnership with Parimatch. Each year we embark on even more ambitious projects together. The new powerful Parimatch logo, with its electric yellow colour, is proudly displayed on the APOEL jersey as well as on the modern training center, which was named ‘Parimatch-Archangelos’ last year.” The deal follows on from Parimatch’s landmark partnerships with mixed martial arts athlete Conor McGregor and boxing king Mike Tyson, with the betting firms fighting spirit being cited as a key reason for the fighters joining the brand. Portnov concluded: “In addition to our successful cooperation with APOEL, I would like to reiterate Parimatch’s commitment to the Cypriot market. Although the market is small in size, we believe it is very promising, so we will take all the necessary steps to make Parimatch the leading betting company in Cyprus. My presence here today, as well as the establishment of Parimatch’s headquarters in Limassol, demonstrate the importance of Cyprus for Parimatch.“We are equally committed to supporting Responsible Gaming Week, organized by our regulator, the National Betting Authority. We encourage gamers to play responsibly and focus on the entertainment factor, rather than the easy money.”last_img read more

World tallest and shortest men meet on Guinness Records Day

first_img@alroker is working hard just under halfway into #rokerthon— Jason Deaderman (@Lederman) November 13, 2014 At the Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris, dancers set a new benchmark for the “most simultaneous demi-grand rond de jambe cancan kicks by a single chorus line in 30 seconds,” with a total of 29.Frenchman Nicolas Pihiliangegedara also secured the record for most spinning splits in 30 seconds with 36, while Greece’s Adonis Kosmadakis got his leg behind his head 30 times in 30 seconds.In Phoenix, Arizona, Harlem Globetrotters star Thunder Law set a new record for the farthest basketball shot made backwards, netting from 25 meters (82 feet). It did not even touch the backboard.“Everyone around he world is trying to break the records and it’s an unbelievable experience,” he said. In Japan, 19-year-old Katsumi Tamakoshi set a new record for the fastest 100 meters on all fours, finishing in 15.86 seconds.And more than 750 students in Ibaraki Prefecture set a new record for the most paper aircrafts made in five minutes — 4,880.Headbangers and high heels In Armidale, Australia, 320 pupils rocked their way into the record books for the most people headbanging simultaneously, thrashing out to AC/DC’s track “It’s A Long Way To The Top.”And Anthony Kelly added yet another world record to his list: most spears caught from a spear gun underwater, catching 10 in a minute.Records tumbled in China, where 25,703 people took part in the largest line dance in Hangzhou.Meanwhile the record for the most people eating breakfast in bed went to 388 people at Shanghai’s Pudong Shangri-La hotel, spread across 202 beds in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Participants aim at breaking the Guinness World Record for most people to have their breakfast in bed, in a ballroom in Shanghai Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, on Nov 12, 2014. A total of 388 participants were offered a 15-minute in-room breakfast. Jia Ru/AFPAnd in Changhua City, Taiwan, record-breakers cooked up the largest-ever rice mosaic, measuring 1,798 square meters.In London, 373 people have waddled their way to a new record for the largest gathering of people dressed as penguins.U.S. fashion house Kenneth Cole set a record for the world’s largest high-heeled shoe, at 1.85 meters tall.Brewing firm Guinness launched their famous records book in 1955 to settle disputes among drinkers. The books have sold more than 132 million copies in more than 100 countries. All the record attempts are assessed by adjudicators from the organization.Recommended: Snake on a (Nicaraguan) bus Facebook Comments Watch Thunder Law break the record last year for the longest forward shot, at 33 meters (109 feet, 9 inches):center_img LONDON – The world’s tallest and shortest men came face to shin on Thursday to celebrate the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, as people across the globe set several new bonkers benchmarks.Turkey’s Sultan Kosen, who stands 2.51 meters (8-feet, 9-inches) tall, met with Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal, who measures just 55 centimeters (21.5 inches).Kosen, a 31-year-old farmer, stooped down to shake the world’s biggest hands — 28.5 centimeters (11.22 inches) — with 74-year-old Dangi opposite the Houses of Parliament in London.“I was very interested how tall he was going to be, about how far up my legs he would go, and of course once I saw him I realized how tiny he was,” Kosen told AFP.He said meeting Chandra was “amazing,” although he admitted bending the long, long way down for photographs was difficult.“I do have problems with my knees so if I stand too long I do get tired,” he said.Kosen added: “Even though he is short and I am tall, we have had similar struggles throughout our lives, and when I look into Chandra’s eyes I can see he is a good man.”Meanwhile Dangi, a primordial dwarf who makes placemats, is the shortest adult ever certified by Guinness World Records.“I was very pleased to see the tallest man in the world; I was curious to meet my extreme opposite,” he told AFP. Dancers of the Moulin Rouge perform in a bid to break the record of the most simultaneous French cancan fan/round kicks by a single chorus line in 30 seconds under a Guinness Records book judge’s control on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of the Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris. Miguel Medina/AFPRecords smashed at Moulin Rouge Around the world, participants were having a go at setting all sorts of weird and wacky new world records.NBC weatherman Al Roker was attempting the longest uninterrupted live weather report, with only a five-minute break per hour permitted. He was still going strong more than 14 hours in. Related posts:Costa Rican Embassy opens to public for Washington’s annual ‘Passport DC’ festivities A look back at a different world: Remembering the Fourth of July Picnic, 1965 Welcome to Bound Brook, New Jersey, ground zero of Costa Rican migration to the US Michael Jackson fans: 20 unfinished tracks are stored on sound engineer’s computerlast_img read more