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Telkomsel records surge in data traffic, use over Idul Fitri

first_imgTelkomsel also noted unusually high data traffic in Greater Jakarta, which typically emptied during the holiday as people left for their hometowns on mudik. Instead, it recorded a 60.9 percent yoy surge in data traffic in the area.In correlation, annual mudik destinations recorded fewer arrivals among Telkomsel customers.The company’s customer tracking data showed a decline in arrivals of 77 percent in West Java, 83 percent in Central Java and 83 percent in East Java compared to 2019 figures. Setyanto added that Telkomsel would continue to expand its quality, capacity and coverage to provide better data services to customers.The statement said the company had expanded its network to 436 points of interest, focusing on improved coverage in residential areas, hospitals and transportation hubs.Topics : “As a connectivity enabler, Telkomsel has tried to ensure that each customer can still [reach out] in silaturahmi (spirit of kinship) and remain connected with loved ones, despite having to do so from home,” Setyanto said in a written statement released on Wednesday.As Telkomsel customers turned to digital means to connect with their loved ones during Idul Fitri, the company recorded a steep hike of 75.4 percent in mobile data use compared to normal days.Messaging service WhatsApp recorded the biggest increase during the holiday compared to other messaging apps, with usage up 49.2 percent.Social media platforms still dominated data use at 30.8 percent, showing an uptick of 3.6 percent from normal use.  Telkomsel saw its mobile data traffic soar during Idul Fitri on May 24 to 25, as customers nationwide used digital platforms to connect with family and friends over the Muslim holiday while adhering to the stay-at-home policy.The mobile network operator and subsidiary of state-owned telecommunications giant Telkom recorded a peak increase of 22.8 percent to 26.7 petabytes (PB) in mobile data traffic during Idul Fitri, and a year-on-year (yoy) increase of 42.1 percent compared to the same period in 2019.Telkomsel president director Setyanto Hantoro noted that many customers celebrated Idul Fitri differently this year because of the COVID-19 epidemic, which had prompted people to stay at home instead of traveling on the annual mudik (exodus).last_img read more

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Dominator Race Products delivers IMCA Deery, Modified, Stock, SportMod awards

first_imgLYONS, Ohio – Dominator Race Products delivers a wealth of awards again in 2015, its seventh season as an IMCA sponsor.The Lyons, Ohio, manufacturer gives nosepiece kits to 11th through 20th place finishers in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models.The same prizes go to ninth and 10th-place finishers in each of the five regions for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and in national point standings for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods, and to 11th and 12th place finishers in both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions.“The Dominator nosepiece remains an approved option for five sanctioned divisions and really adds to the appearance and performance of those race cars,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “I’m excited to have Dominator back for another season of partnership and look forward to a great year.”Award certificates will be presented during the national IMCA awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about Dominator products is available by calling 419 923-6970, on Facebook and at the www.dominatorraceproducts.com website.last_img read more

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BSO SRO Scot Peterson Still in Jail, Returns to Court

first_imgFormer Broward County SRO, Scot Peterson, accused of doing nothing during the Parkland school shooting, is still sitting in jail. He was arrested earlier this week and has not been able to post bond or surrender his passport which is still at his home in North Carolina.According to court documents, Peterson’s attorneys are expected to stand in front of a judge Thursday morning, arguing to reduce Peterson’s bond and the loosen the restrictions of his pre-trial release. On Tuesday, Peterson was arrested on 11 charges, including seven counts of child neglect for his role during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 students and staff.Jeff Bell, the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association is questioning the child neglect charges because it would mean that the school resource officer would actually be a designated caregiver and not protector of students.During his first appearance Wednesday morning, Judge Jackie Powell upheld Peterson’s $102,000 bond and told Peterson’s attorneys he must turn in his passport before his release; his passport is at his home in Murphy, NC.Broward County Court Documents show Peterson’s attorney, Joseph DiRuzzo, will argue the charges, saying law enforcement officers are not child caregivers and could not be charged with child neglect. In a motion filed Wednesday, DiRuzzo also calls the bond and conditions of release “excessive” for a long time deputy with no criminal history, saying Peterson is not a threat to the public, nor a flight-risk.DiRuzzo will ask Judge Elizabeth Scherer to release Peterson on his own recognizance and modify the conditions of his release, which include eliminating an ankle monitor and giving Peterson a week from his release date to obtain and turn in his passport. Judge Scherer is the same judge presiding over the death penalty case of the confessed, accused school shooter.Thursday’s hearing will begin at 11 a.m. at the Broward County Courthouse.last_img read more

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Busta Champion of Champions Softball Tournament …

first_imgGrill Master, Spartan, Terry Grocery and Hard Knock advance to Semifinals.Grill Master, Spartan, Terry Grocery and Hard Knock have advanced to the Semifinals of this year’s Busta Champion of Champions Softball Tournament, organised by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club.The tournament started on the 15th October, 2017, and would conclude with the Semifinals and Finals scheduled for this Sunday, October,29th, at the same venue.The Quarterfinals started with Grill Master defeating Toopoo by 27 runs. Batting first after losing the toss, Grill Master amassed 133- 2 off their allotted 10 overs, with Keith Fraser top-scoring with 51 runs inclusive of three boundaries and four massive sixes. Vishal Phillips, 23, and Fraser added 69 for the first wicket in five overs while Balram Samaroo supported with an attractive unbeaten 35. Needing to score 134 from 10 overs, Toopoo reached 106-8 when their overs ran out. S. De Freitas 15 and S. Ramdeo 20 were the only batsmen to reach double figures, as Kevon Sinclair and Vishal Phillips bowled well to take 2-12 and 19 respectively.Hard Knock advanced to the Semifinals by easily defeating Set Up by 46 runs. V. Sommersal 30, L. Mendonca 20, Paul Tyndall 26 and Michael Chase 16,not out, all batted well as Hard Knock amassed 113- 4. In response, Set Up was bundled out for 67 from 9.5 overs. Michael Fraser was the only batsman to offer resistance with 34 as E. Mendonca claimed 4 wickets for 12 runs. In the third Quarterfinals, Terry Grocery XI spearheaded by an aggressive innings of 46 from Khemraj Mahadeo and an unbeaten 21 from Delbert Hicks, defeated Toopoo by five wickets to advance. Toopoo led by 46 from Roy Lester, Naren Magalay (28) and Balchan Baldeo (42) reached 114-3 from their 10 overs. Michael Hicks 2 – 2 and Junior Sinclair 1 – 17 bowled well for Terry Grocery XI.In the last Quarterfinals, Spartan defeated Rising Stars of Port Mourant by 52 runs after blasting their way to 120 – 7 from 10 overs. David Luknauth top-scored with 30 and received support from K. Sankt (20) and J. Diaram (29). Bowling for Toopoo, Eon Hooper took 5 wickets for 18 runs. In response, Toopoo was restricted to 68 for 8 off their allotted overs as Spartan bowled and fielded well. Ganesh Garbaban top-scored with 20, while Chandar Arjune supported with 18. Gobin Gangaram, David Lucknauth and Sunil Madrimutoo each took two wickets for 11, 13 and 17 runs respectively.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the Semifinals, 3rd Place Playoff and Finals would be played on Sunday starting at 11.00 hours. A Female 10/10 match between Rose Hall Town Metro and Trophy Stall would be played from 09.30 hours.The Winning Team would cart home $150 000.00, the Runner-up $75 000.00 and 3rd Place $50 000.00. Patrons attending the Finals would also be given the opportunity to win attractive Busta prizes while children games would also be available for kids.last_img read more

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McDermott makes 1st start of season on Syracuse defense

first_img Published on March 2, 2014 at 1:06 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — For the second straight game, Syracuse has inserted a new player into its starting lineup.On Saturday night against Virginia, sophomore defender Jay McDermott made his first start of the year, playing alongside redshirt sophomore Brandon Mullins and junior Sean Young on the first defensive unit.SU head coach John Desko and goalkeeper Dominic Lamolinara both said they thought McDermott played well. The junior, who replaced redshirt sophomore Bobby Tait, picked up two ground balls.“Jay had been playing very well in practice,” Desko said. “Mentally, he doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. You can see he’s out there in man-down situations, which speaks to his lacrosse IQ. He just had been playing well. It was time to get him out there and give him an opportunity.”Syracuse midfielder Scott Loy said McDermott had a few breakdowns at first, but started to play better as the game wore on. But like most of the SU defense, he couldn’t hold Cavaliers attack James Pannell in check.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Virginia’s second goal, McDermott let Pannell slip right behind him in front of the SU net. Greg Coholan found Pannell right on the doorstep and Pannell scored his first of seven goals.On the Cavaliers seventh goal — Pannell’s fourth — Pannell went around McDermott, took a pass from Ryan Tucker and fired a shot into the bottom right corner of the net.Said Desko of McDermott: “(McDermott) made a couple mistakes, but for his first game, that’s going to happen. I think you’re going to see him get better and better.” Commentslast_img read more

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Robin Reed – GIG – Acquiring Minds: The M&A dynamic in industry affiliate marketing

first_img Submit StumbleUpon GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Related Articles Robin Reed, Gaming Innovation GroupMass consolidation has impacted all core dynamics of the industry’s value chain. Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) Chief Executive Robin Reed, speaks to SBC ahead of the Betting on Football Conference (London 3-5 May), on his firm’s unique approach to affiliate marketing and player acquisition. Reed an industry marketing expert, details to SBC readers GIG’s M&A led strategy, and how industry leadership is faced with new questions and tough decisions regarding operator marketing and player acquisition practices._________________________SBC: Hi Robin, great to catch up ahead of BOF. Can you detail to SBC readers GIG affiliate operations and how they have grown through M&A activity?Robin Reed: Hi SBC, with GIG Marketing we are having a vision of making iGaming universally liked and approachable. We do so by improving the touchpoints where people are finding iGaming online. We are predominantly focused on publishing, with Google as the main channel of traffic. However, we have recently branched out into other online performance verticals including Social Media such as streaming, and PPC such as Ad-Words. Regarding reach and referral traffic our company is a top three marketing business for our industry in the Nordics.While we are growing rapidly in the organic search by consistently ranking top 1-3 in our markets on highly competitive keywords such as online casino, we are also focused on acquired growth.  There is and has been a range of websites emerging proving high potential which helps us to improve by bolting them on to our leading organisation and technology stack.Once acquired, we are directing traffic to the B2B partners and B2C brands in the GIG ecosystem. As such, making some of the best products and content of our industry available to an increasing number of users, whilst increasing the activity of our clients and partners.SBC: How does running an affiliate network differ from traditional affiliate marketing? What has changed with regards to servicing players and advertising clients?RR: The performance marketing part of the iGaming value-chain is developing at an unprecedented pace. To be competitive the quality of the content, UI and UX across all platforms, as well as the technical competence, is much more demanding then only one or two years back. In essence, you need to be S-Class in order to gain any sort of scale in a market. This has significantly changed from before, where homebrew operations with single underdeveloped sites could rank high, not to mention rogue sites using black-hat techniques. The latter was having a much shorter lifespan these days. With GIG Marketing we have consistently applied a white-hat and high-quality first strategy, with the majority of deals being on revenue share. We had to be patient, but it is paying out in dividends at this stage.SBC: At a regulatory level, does affiliate marketing need to be reappraised to match its current industry context?RR: This is not an iGaming specific question. It is in the laws of physics that online marketing will be more regulated. Marketing, in general, is heavily regulated, however online is still the Wild West, as it is very tough to govern. Therefore it is still and will remain for a while, one of the most effective and profitable marketing channels. Gambling related online marketing is probably one of the first verticals in which we’ll see such regulation, as for instance is the case with binary options already. Hence companies should at some stage prepare their brand strategy for a regulated online marketing future.SBC: As the GIG affiliate networks grow how do you protect against self-cannibalisation of your player base?RR: As we are predominantly revenue share only, we are not attempting to funnel players from one operator to another, in order to extract multiple CPAs on the same players. We simply want our players to be with the best performing brands, which tend to be those with the best products and service – as opposed to those who pay the most in the short term. SBC: From a leadership perspective, how do you maintain a coherent balance between your affiliate network and other marketing verticals used by GIG?RR: At GIG we believe that innovation lies at the intersection of industries, products, people and services. Therefore we have established our company as a group with a centralised management and functions such as HR, and Legal, which are overseeing executive managers heading up each of the siloed subsidiaries. As such, there is a Chinese wall between each business unit which is intertwined with the culture and strategy of GIG. We do, however, exploit a range of synergies not limited to commercial, technological and human resources.SBC: You will be speaking at BOF 2017 on player acquisitions and affiliate marketing what do you want delegates to take away from your session?RR:  I think communication is a great way to drive the industry and our relationships forward. I am looking forward to a robust discussion, in a relatively intimate forum, and to speaking from the heart. I think we have a lot to contribute based on our experience in growing one of the largest affiliate networks in the industry within a community that operates across the value chain and has a 360 degree perspective on the business.____________________Robin Reed – Chief Executive Officer – Gaming Innovation Group  Robin Reed will be speaking on industry affiliate marketing practices and player acquisition at the upcoming Betting on Football Conference (Stamford Bridge- London 3-5 May). Click on the below banner for more details. GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Playtech continues to enrich SSBT offering with the Racing Post

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), has extended its exclusive agreement to host Racing Post content on its self-service betting terminals.Displayed on the SSBT’s dual screen user interface, the content offers data for UK and Irish horseracing and greyhound racing, including in-demand information such as form, age, weight, jockey and trainer, as well as the Racing Post predictor.In addition, the RP Bet Finder, which is a powerful bet filter tool allowing customers to quickly find the markets they wish to bet on, is incorporated to enhance the user experience.International racing supplied by SiS and TRP and a committed roadmap of new innovative features will be rolled out in the coming weeks to maximise bet conversion, with key bet prompting and bet generating content for rapid bet placement.    John Pettit, Managing Director UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, commented: “We are delighted to have extended our partnership with Racing Post at a very important time.“Racing business on our SSBTs has really accelerated in the past 12 months, with year on year growth up by over 100 per cent in 2018. A third of business is non-singles and a quarter of all bets placed on racing are mixed accumulators, racing bets mixed with sports bets.”“Whether it’s UK, Irish or international horse racing, or greyhound racing, this exclusive deal is designed to offer high street customers engaging content and a first-class racing experience.”Eugene Delaney, B2B Director, Racing Post, added: “It’s great to be working alongside Playtech BGT Sports and we couldn’t be happier to see our content on their SSBTs.“Our products are designed to help customers form an opinion and remain engaged thanks to our range of insights, content, and tips. The new content is sure to prove as popular as ever.” Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Share Submit Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more

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BetConstruct unveils voice activated gaming assistant Hoory

first_img BetConstruct has initiated a “new innovative approach to sports betting and gaming personalization” through the launch of virtual assistant Hoory.The industry software provider held a presentation in Amsterdam on 16 July to officially launch Hoory, which has been designed to help players navigate an operator’s website.Through a beta version on Vbet, BetConstruct’s B2C online sportsbook brand, guests were given the first chance to talk to Hoory, ask her to place bets, find sports statistics and learn more about her background through her own words.It already recognises the voice of a user, interprets commands and performs the requested actions, while in the future it will extend the range of its functions to understand a user’s needs in advance based on previous conversations.“VRT has been around for a while,” said Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct’s Founder and CEO. “We trust the technology to remind us about the important meetings, search for information we need and set the mood for an evening with music and entertainment. “It is the right time to entrust the gaming experience to this immersive technology and let Hoory take the interaction with an online casino to the next level.”The technology, pronounced [`hu:ri], is named after a frivolous and lazy person from an Armenian fairy tale. Share Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020last_img
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MLB trade rumors: Mets, Mariners deal for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz done pending physicals

first_imgThe Mets will acquire Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Mariners, according to multiple reports.The Mariners will reportedly receive Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn, Gerson Bautista, Anthony Swarzak and Jay Bruce. MLB trade news: Yankees acquire starter James Paxton from Mariners There is also money involved in the deal as the Mariners will cover Swarzac and Bruce’s remaining contracts. The Mets will owe Cano five years and $63 million, according to the New York Post.Cano has five years remaining on the 10-year, $240 million contract he signed with the Mariners in 2014. Related Newscenter_img According to MLB.com, the physical for Diaz is already complete.last_img read more

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Zola Budd taking athletics authorities to court

first_imgIn this file photo dated Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, Zola Budd-Pieterse of South Africa checks her time after she crossed the finish line in the Tokyo City Half Marathon. (AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto. FILE)CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Zola Budd is still being unfairly treated, her South African running club manager says. This time by athletics officials in her home country. So she’s taking them to court.The distance runner who gained fame as a barefoot teenage sensation in the 1980s is starting legal proceedings in South Africa for an unfair disqualification in a recent marathon, Ray de Vries said.De Vries manages the Hooters Athletics Club, which the now U.S.-based Budd runs for in South Africa. He said the former 5,000-meter world record holder was stripped of her win in the 40-49-year-olds class at the grueling 90-kilometer (56-mile) Comrades Marathon in June for not wearing a separate age category tag on her vest.Yet Budd was instructed by organizers before the race that she didn’t need one, De Vries said. She wants “redress” and lawyers have started proceedings on her behalf, he told The Associated Press. They will take the regional athletics body and the Comrades Marathon Association to court, he said.“It was a homecoming for Zola,” De Vries said of Budd’s Comrades run, where she finished first in her age class and seventh overall in the women’s race. “The whole stadium got up. They went mad. It was just a beautiful, beautiful time after the horribleness of her career. And then it was marred by this silly incident.”Budd, 48, has described her running career as a painful experience.She left apartheid South Africa as a teenager in the early 1980s to compete internationally, and represented Britain at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. But she was blamed for the collision that knocked home favorite Mary Decker out of the 3,000 meters final, and was also later banned for competing at a race in South Africa when it was still under apartheid — though she claimed she only attended the meet and never ran.After her Comrades Marathon disqualification, Budd was quoted by South African media as saying: “I won it fair and square. My whole athletics career has been plagued by politics and interference from administrators who are selective and do not apply the rules consistently. It feels like they are targeting me specifically.”De Vries said other athletes also didn’t wear age tags and Budd was initially reinstated as the winner in her class by race officials, who realized their mistake. But regional body Kwazulu-Natal Athletics overruled that decision, he said.KZN Athletics has denied those claims but didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.Budd lost out on around $1,000 in prize money for her disqualification, De Vries said, but it “wasn’t about the money.”“It’s standing up for the principle,” he said.___Gerald Imray is on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GeraldImrayAPlast_img read more

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