Share Submit StumbleUpon Internet Vikings appoints ‘marketing pro’ Stefan Backlund as corporate advisor March 20, 2020 Related Articles Share SBC Digital Summit: ‘Cashless’ environments to take centre stage when retail returns – Samuel Barrett April 30, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack April 7, 2020 94 per cent of players want instant access to their winnings, according to research from Trustly on nine of Europe’s leading countries for online sports betting and gaming.The online payment solutions provider was testing the hypothesis that payments, specifically fast payments, can create player value for a sample size of 1,700 across Spain, Poland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Estonia.“Traditionally, online gaming sites have lacked the instant gratification a player gets from winning in a land-based setting due to a delayed withdrawal process,” explained Ciaran O’Malley, Head of Commercial Strategy at Trustly. “While offline players walked away with winnings instantly, online players often had to wait several days to claim their prize.”The study, designed to examine the power of fast payments, alleviated the old-school operator concern that instant withdrawals will reduce revenues. It found that, on average, 80 per cent of players would play more often if offered instant withdrawals. In Spain, more than 90 per cent of players would play more.O’Malley said: “Operators are concerned about losing revenues through allowing their players to withdraw instantly, when in fact instant withdrawals represent a revenue growth opportunity. “Player acquisition costs are now so high that maximizing loyalty is key to profitability. Our study found that players will reward a great service by playing more.”While 94 per cent was the average amount of players who craved instant access to winnings, this figure actually reached 99 per cent in both Finland and Spain. In fact, Sweden was the only country that dropped below the 90 per cent mark (88 per cent).The second key finding of the Trustly study was that players want to deposit immediately from their bank accounts. This has led to a growing demand for automated bank payments, with over three-quarters (78 per cent) of players surveyed feeling comfortable paying via bank transfer.Despite being typically considered as “card markets”, players in the UK (87 per cent) and Denmark (79 per cent) were comfortable paying via bank transfers. This is influenced by the comparative ease of remembering your bank account details over your card number.In all nine of the countries, more players had memorised their bank log-in credentials than card number and security code. Poland came out on top for the number that could recount bank details with a high of 85 per cent, with Denmark close behind (84 per cent).The third and final key finding was that it is especially crucial to cater for VIPs. While 80 per cent of regular players said they would play more often if offered instant withdrawals, this figure reached 87 per cent among VIPs. The sentiment was especially felt in the UK, Spain and Poland, where VIPs agreed roughly 20 per cent more than other players.Given that these are customers with a preference for playing with higher amounts, it was perhaps unsurprising that more than 40 per cent of them said that instant withdrawals added the most value in the €100-€500 category, against just 20 per cent for less than €100.Finally, whereas 78 per cent of regular players said they were comfortable playing from their online bank, this number hit 87 per cent for VIPs. This included 95 per cent of VIPs in Finland, 94 per cent of those in the UK and 92 per cent in Denmark.O’Malley concluded: “Sports betting and gaming operators have traditionally solved the problem of acquiring players by offering larger and larger headline bonuses. “However, as this ‘race-to-the-bottom’ arrives at breaking point, highlighted by a widespread bonusing crackdown by the industry’s regulators, these operators can now leverage the power of fast payments to create the ‘wow-factor’ to stay ahead.“The transition into this new landscape – one in which the powers of the standard acquisition through bonus model starts to wane – will undoubtedly create winners and losers. Those that act quickly and effectively have a considerable opportunity to redefine player acquisition and loyalty, ultimately driving growth and profitability.”To download ‘The power of fast payments’ ebook from Trustly, click HERE.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… danny wong 1 Businesses, startups especially, always have a hard time sourcing quality candidates for new jobs, even if they have big budgets for a Human Resources team or outside recruiters who can scrape around and find leads. But for startups and small businesses looking to hire for new positions in order to operate at optimal speed, hiring new team members that work out in the long-run can be one of the more difficult challenges. There’?s nothing more inefficient than hiring a new person, on-boarding them (?showing them the ropes?), reviewing their input a month later, then realizing it?s not working out. You lose time and money, both of which are on short-supply for all startups. So, here are a few tips that startups should keep in mind to ensure they’?re hiring the right candidates for their jobs the first time around. Ask Questions That MatterDanny Wong is the co-founder of Blank Label Group and runs the e-commerce startups Blank Label, Thread Tradition and RE:custom. One of the more important questions to ask any candidate applying for a job is what value they can add and what plans they have for the role they will fill. Businesses can’?t grow without action, and while ideas are always welcome, especially for businesses looking to differentiate themselves and increase their value to their consumer, the best ideas are rarely implemented due to lack of skill and resources. If your candidate is able to come up with actionable plans and independently execute them, then they are very likely to provide the value that you are looking for. You should also ask them circumstantial questions, giving them different scenarios and asking how they might resolve an issue. This will allow you to see how their minds work, and also evaluate their fit in your startup’s culture. Let Them Work RemotelyWhile it wouldn’?t make sense to let your new employee in Queens work at home when your office is in Brooklyn or Manhattan, it makes a ton of sense not to limit your candidate pool by putting geographical restrictions on who can apply. Since local businesses with bigger hiring budgets are snatching up all the high-quality workers, someone out in Kansas City may have the personality and skills you are looking for and may be struggling in a difficult job market in their area. The fact is, working remotely with an exceptional candidate is far better than working in the same office with a mediocre one. Put ?’Em to the TestTo optimize your time, and ensure you’?re properly vetting all of your candidates . Rather than having to choose between all of them at once, you can easily implement test runs with multiple candidates to see who can actually walk the walk. You can do a two-week or even one month trial period with a few candidates and see if they survive the way your business operates. Many candidates look good on paper, but never make it past the on-boarding process. Other candidates may never be able to provide the output you were expecting because their MBA never gave them the real-world experience they needed to actually create value. Never Hire Out of DesperationWhile it?’s tempting to hire quickly when you?’re desperate to fill a new opening, you should only hire if the candidate is worth hiring. It’s an awful thing for a small business to hire out of desperation because you frequently wind end up hiring someone who may work well as a temporary fix, but all the time and investment you spend will have gone to waste once when they don’t work out. If you hire only when you find the exceptional candidate that can assuredly get the job done, and are able to scale with you, then you will be very efficient and successful in bringing on new team members who contribute to the business. What things have worked for your startup in hiring new team members? Photo by moesizlak7 Tags:#start#tips A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andray Blatche. Photo from Fiba.comShortly upon returning home Saturday, Chot Reyes and the rest of the Gilas Pilipinas coaching staff buckled down to work, dead set on identifying their flaws the night before to improve on a performance he described as a “six.”Reyes and his staff aren’t looking at Chinese Taipei yet, even with that game just two nights away, as they want to correct all the mistakes that came out in a scary 77-71 win over Japan in the first window of the Filipinos’ Fiba Asia 2019 World Cup Qualifying schedule in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Petron blazes past Iriga City in Batangas Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion One thing going for the Filipinos in the 7:30 p.m. match slated Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao is that the Taiwanese will be coming off an ego-deflating loss at about the same time Gilas was pulling out the win over Japan.Chinese Taipei suffered a 104-66 ripping at the hands of world power Australia, a new inclusion in the region after Fiba merged Asia and Oceania for this qualifying schedule.Australia torched the Taiwanese with a 62 percent clip from the field and 48 percent from three-point range, with starting forward Daniel Kickert hitting 3-for-5 from that range to finish with 15 points in just over 17 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “We’re still in the gym, viewing [Friday’s game’s] mistakes to correct them,” Reyes told the Inquirer via a text message. “After which, we talk of Taiwan.”The Filipinos bungled first half control over the Japanese at Komazawa Olympic gym and trailed in the third period before hammering out the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Filipinos got the goods from Jason Castro and Andray Blatche in the stretch to survive, something Gilas cannot do against the Taiwanese, a team that has had more success of late against Gilas compared to Japan.Team Philippines hasn’t lost to Japan since 2004, while Taipei defeated Gilas in 2013 during the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments
Speaking to participants at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation’s Strategic Leadership Retreat at Moon Palace in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on June 6, Mr. Holness said Jamaica is seeing a return to sustainable periods of significant economic growth not witnessed in the country in years. Story Highlights For the 2018 calendar year, the economy grew by 1.9 per cent. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the local economy has been experiencing consistent growth for almost 18 consecutive quarters. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the local economy has been experiencing consistent growth for almost 18 consecutive quarters.Speaking to participants at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation’s Strategic Leadership Retreat at Moon Palace in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on June 6, Mr. Holness said Jamaica is seeing a return to sustainable periods of significant economic growth not witnessed in the country in years.For the 2018 calendar year, the economy grew by 1.9 per cent.The Prime Minister argued that if the economy continues to maintain this level of growth and achieves two per cent growth [for the year], then Jamaica will be on a trajectory “to its true growth potential, which is about five per cent”.“It shows that there is a certain level of sustainability in what we [the Government] are doing, and even though we have had some shocks, we can still recover and keep growing. It is still a good sign that something right is happening within the economy to keep generating quarter after quarter growth,” Mr. Holness said.The Prime Minister noted that one of the benefits that has arisen due to these current periods of sustainable growth is employment. He said that statistics would show unemployment to be down to eight per cent and stated that this was not by accident, but a product of deliberate policies enacted by the Government.He said the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme, which falls under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, is one key area which the Government has focused on to contribute to the increase in employment.The programme provides educational and job opportunities for persons aged 18 to 24 who are not employed or enrolled in any school or training initiatives.“Over 10,000 youngsters are in the programme and are cycling through… that is, they have completed a year or so and they have graduated from the programme and a new batch is coming in. I am sure agency heads who have participated in the programme can testify to the transformative effects that the programme has had and how it has now opened up the minds of the young people who have participated, and now you are creating a workforce that is work-ready,” the Prime Minister said.“So, the deliberate programmes that we have put in the place, such as the HOPE programme, have done a lot to increase employment both in terms of the short-term apprenticeship-type programme and also ensuring that the labour that we have is at a level of training that they can access the employment that exists in the economy,” he added.The Strategic Leadership Retreat is a four-day event aimed at aligning the work of the Ministry with portfolio agencies, create a greater level of synergy to deliver higher quality of work and service, and to motivate and build greater relationships with internal and external stakeholders.The event is themed, ‘Connected & Focused –Leading for High Performance’.
Cleveland Browns defensive back Buster Skrine, right, trips up Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jermaine Gresham at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, September 29, 2013. The Browns won, 17-6. Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) head to Buffalo to face the Bills Sunday hoping to carry over momentum gained last week in a victory over the Patriots. They will face a Buffalo team that features the league’s third best rushing attack but has lost its starting quarterback, E.J. Manuel to a knee injury.The Bengals’ defense rose to new heights in a 13-6 victory against the New England Patriots. Despite being without defensive end Michael Johnson and cornerback Leon Hall, Cincinnati stifled New England’s pass attack, sacking quarterback Tom Brady four times and breaking his streak of 52 straight games with a touchdown pass. This week’s task are expected to be much easier.Just when it seemed the Bills (2-3) had finally resolved their problems at quarterback, they were dealt a major setback. Manuel had been having an impressive rookie season his first four games before the injury. After losing in the final seconds in week one to the Patriots, the Bills had gone 2-1, including a win over the Panthers in which Manuel threw a touchdown pass with five seconds left.Last week, the Bills were tied with the Browns, 17-17, when Manuel went down in the third quarter. They would go on to lose to Cleveland 37-24. Backup Jeff Tuel struggled in relief against the Browns, prompting the team to announce that Thad Lewis will make only the second start of his career against the Bengals.It can be presumed that the plan for the Bills is to limit Lewis’ exposure against Cincinnati’s defensive line. The fourth year quarterback will primarily be asked to hand off to running backs Fred Jackson (309 yards rushing, four touchdowns) and C.J. Spiller (296 yards rushing, one touchdown).With only twelve points in their last two games, Cincinnati’s offense is struggling behind inconsistent quarterback, Andy Dalton.Cincinnati, meanwhile, will try to get their first win of the year on the road where they play significantly worse than they do at home. Two weeks ago in Cleveland, Cincinnati allowed inexperienced Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer to look comfortable in the pocket, a far cry from the pressure applied on Brady last Sunday. The defense has only caused one turnover in two road games compared with eight turnovers in three games at home. But a win against a Patriots team that had been 4-0 may have provided the defense with the confidence needed to maintain focus away from Cincinnati and to overwhelm Lewis and the Bills.
Tottenham is no longer looking to secure Wilfried Zaha after finding out Crystal Palace kept the Premier League winger monetary value at an incredible £70million.Zaha has been one of the high-profile targets Tottenham have been considering to secure since they’re determined to back coach Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer window this summer.The 25-year-old had a superb season at Palace and assisted in keeping them in the Premier League. Despite now representing Ivory Coast at international level, he would still crucially count as a homegrown player in their Champions League squad next term due to coming through Palace’s academy.How Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.It seems Palace have no intention of selling Zaha as it’s obvious he is one of their backbone assets, they also put him in a similar bracket as Riyad Mahrez, who could soon be joining Manchester City from Leicester for £75m, but instead of cashing in, Roy Hodgson’s side are actually planning to offer Zaha another new contract, according to Standard Sport.He agreed on a five-year deal with Palace worth around £110,000 a week in May 2017. The plan then was to scare off other clubs from pursuing him and as we can see, that’s really the case too.Tottenham see Zaha as an upgrade on the inconsistent Erik Lamela, as well as an option to play up front.
Marcelo Bielsa has done it again, he went from being highly beloved and revered at Leeds United, to being hated by the fans in record time.The stories about Marcelo Bielsa not being able to manage his clubs properly in the past are countless, but he has fallen from grace in record time at Leeds United this time. It took only a few days for the fans to consider him a world-class manager, to completely question the decisions he made before the international break. The Argentine manager decided to send striker Patrick Bamford to the under 23 squad for an unknown reason, but knowing Bielsa’s troubled relationships with players they must have had a falling out and Bielsa reacted poorly as always. This decision took the worst turn possible a few days ago, as the €8 million striker who arrived this summer to Leeds, suffered a nasty knee injury that will keep him out of competition for the next four months. The fans at the English club can’t give credit to the situation, because they consider the player an essential part of the new project, but Bielsa’s decision backtracks it quite a bit from this moment forward.? | #LUFC striker Patrick Bamford faces four months on the sidelines after suffering a PCL injury during last Friday’s U23s game— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 11, 2018This news comes in one of the most crucial moments in the first half of the season, because international breaks can sometimes be detrimental to any club that was doing great before the break and then decrease their performance level dramatically afterward. Leeds United’s Director of Football issued a statement after the news of the player’s condition broke and said: “This is clearly disappointing news for Patrick and for everyone at Leeds United. Patrick has settled in well, quickly becoming an important player for Marcelo Bielsa and a popular part of the group. We have an excellent medical team at the club and Patrick is in the best possible hands, he will be back available to us during an important part of the season and he will still play a key role in our campaign,” said Victor Orta in the statement that revealed the time that the player would be out of competition. But the repercussion of this new development at Leeds United will affect Marcelo Bielsa even more than the player himself, because this is a pattern that has appeared in the past for the manager in previous jobs.£10m signing ❌Top scorer ❌Best midfielder ❌In-form defender ❌It’s all mounting up for table-topping Leeds, but Marcelo Bielsa says he has a plan… ? https://t.co/vd2DMsuS9N #lufc pic.twitter.com/rz0oJfoXKhTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 13, 2018Bielsa’s past in Chile and Athletic Club.The Argentine manager has had some very interesting runs with the Chile National Team and Spanish side Athletico Club, but in both instances he had to step down due to the poor relationship he had with the players and eventually the fans. With Chile the stories go more along the lines of the manager outright disrespecting the players by calling them names and having violent verbal outbursts, more of the same happened with the Spanish club. But in both instances, Marcelo Bielsa left a very important legacy that gives him a street cred that very few managers in the world can get. He transformed Chile into a very competitive side during his time there and many credit the two Copa America trophies the squad won to his teachings, he also reached the Europa League final with Athletic Bilbao back in 2012 but lost it against Atletico Madrid. With Leeds United, something very similar is happening as Bielsa has two victories and two draws in the first six games of the season and has surprised English football with his offensive style of play. But his problems outside the field could be his downfall, once again.Bielsa: ‘I’m not familiar with the atmosphere at #Millwall – but I can’t think of any fans who would have more influence than ours.” That sounds like a challenge, Lions fans. Read what else the Leeds boss has said ahead of Saturday’s sold-out clash – https://t.co/fR7VAFmOuI #lufc pic.twitter.com/fS1trElB8V— NewsAtDen (@NewsAtDen) September 13, 2018What do you think about Marcelo Bielsa’s latest episode as a professional manager? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.