Spring sports under way for MMA teams

first_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Bio Fenceviewer Staff Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014center_img CASTINE — When they take the field for their first home softball games on Wednesday, March 20, two Hancock County athletes will be playing with the Maine Maritime Academy Lady Mariners.Sophomore Abby Yeo of Bucksport is one of the three pitchers on the Lady Mariner squad, and she’ll be throwing to catcher Leah Jackson, a senior from Dedham and one of the team’s three co-captains.The Lady Mariners struggled on a recent four-day trip to Florida, winning just one of seven games, but they’ll be looking to turn things around as they begin a 24-game schedule against both North Atlantic Conference and non-conference opponents.In their home opener, the Lady Mariners will play a doubleheader against Fisher College of Boston with games at 3 and 5 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Lady Mariners will host the Bates College Bobcats for a doubleheader at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.The Mariner men also have begun their 2013 lacrosse schedule, losing their first three contests on the road.The Mariners will travel to face the University of Southern Maine on Saturday at 1 p.m. and will play back-to-back games on the road the following weekend, facing New England College in New Hampshire on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. and Massachusetts Maritime in Portland on Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m.The first home game for the Mariners will come on Friday, March 29, when they host Thomas College at 7 p.m.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more

Jamaica welcomes Starbucks

first_imgJamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett is welcoming news that international coffee chain Starbucks will be setting up shop in the second city of Montego Bay, Jamaica and said it will add yet another dimension to the diverse culinary offerings of Jamaica’s resort capital.“Starbucks is a welcome addition to the culinary landscape of Montego Bay as we seek to diversify and build out of the gastronomy experiences which will define Jamaica as a top tourist destination,” said Minister Bartlett.“It marks the coming together of two internationally recognized brands – Jamaica and Starbucks – and I am particularly pleased that they will be sourcing locally-grown products, in particular our world renowned Blue Mountain Coffee.  In addition, this investment will provide much needed jobs for the people of Montego Bay and its environs,” Bartlett added.The Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced that it has entered a geographic licensing agreement with Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited, a consortium lead by Ian Dear, Chief Executive Officer of Margaritaville Caribbean Group and Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman  and CEO of Sandals Resorts International.Bartlett said that new products and promoting investments are two of the five pillars of growth that are being used by his Ministry to transform the island’s tourism sector, deepen linkages and achieve significant growth, and pointed out that Starbucks coming to Montego Bay represents both.Bartlett lauded Stewart and Dear for their ongoing investment in and commitment to Jamaica’s hospitality industry, which has helped to increase the competitiveness of the island’s tourism product. “With these two dynamic business leaders at the helm this new venture is sure to be a great success,” said the Minister.The agreement grants Caribbean Coffee Traders the exclusive rights to own and operate Starbucks stores in Jamaica.  This will be Starbucks 17th market in the Latin America and Caribbean region.last_img read more

Variety of cash-out improvements disclosed by PBS

first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has unveiled a multitude of retail cash-out improvements, designed to heighten a punters retail wagering experience, while bringing the high street in-line with its online counterparts.Detailed the improvements, PBS states that its cash-out option is to stay open for longer on matches with strong favourites, therefore heightening the tools availability in multiples bets.Players would have previously had to wait until traders had settled the results, but the favourites price is now set to be factored in when a match is live, even if it is not available as a selection.Also amongst the enhancements is a reduction on in-play suspension times, giving the benefit of a significantly lengthened time of availability for customers to to place and cash-out bets, with the aim of driving turnover and operator revenue.Tennis matches are also no longer suspended while players change ends, with football matches going live much sooner after the occurrence of a match-changing event like a goal or penalty. A further development “will see margins now more consistent across market type and length of price. “Overrounds are now shared equally across selections, allowing for more competitive pricing and a better user experience for bettors.” John Pettit, Managing Director for UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, said: “We believe the retail space can, and should, offer the same experience as digital, and improving our cash-out feature is one way of doing so.“With lower suspension times, consistent margins and more events available with the cash-out option at any one time, customers will enjoy the flexibility and choice of bet offering that they deserve.”These updates follow news earlier in the month, that Ladbrokes players throughout the United Kingdom are able to use one account and wallet across online, mobile and retail.This followed an integration of Playtech single account omni-channel functionality across the firm’s entire retail estate.last_img read more