California adds mass vaccination sites despite short supply

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is adding more mass vaccination clinics even though short supplies have forced it to ration doses. Santa Clara County and the San Francisco 49ers will open the state’s largest vaccination site next week at Levi’s Stadium. It will be able to handle 15,000 shots a day. But Los Angeles County says it will limit new COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure second doses are available for those awaiting them. Meanwhile, the state’s worst coronavirus surge continues to abate. The state is seeing about 14,500 new cases daily — down by nearly half from two weeks ago.last_img

India, Bangladesh to play first day-night Test in Kolkata

first_img(REUTERS) – India will take on Bangladesh in both nations’ first ever day-night test match, to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata from Nov. 22 to 26 as the second game of a two-match series.Newly appointed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, a long-time supporter of day-night tests, first proposed the idea to home side captain Virat Kohli before speaking with Bangladesh Cricket Board officials.“Day-night Test cricket is a huge step forward and we believe it will bring back the crowd into stadiums and a whole lot of young children to the sport,” Ganguly said in a statement on Tuesday.Bangladesh will be without their all-rounder captain Shakib Al Hasan, who was banned from all cricket for at least a year on Tuesday after he was found to have breached the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption code.Ganguly said the match would help support Test cricket, the longest format of the game, which has seen dwindling audiences in recent years. “Test cricket is of utmost priority, and we at BCCI will leave no stone unturned to bring this format back to its feet,” the former India captain said.India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Ireland are the only teams among the 12 test-playing nations to have not yet played day-night tests.One of the major concerns for Bangladesh will be the lack of match practice with the pink balls used in day-night games, having only played one first class match with them in the country in February 2013.“We’re really looking forward to the challenge,” Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo told reporters. “We’re not going to have a lot of time to prepare with the pink ball, but it’s the same for India.” The tour also includes three Twenty20 internationals, with the first match to be held in Delhi on Sunday.last_img read more

Mr Green’s Enda Gaffney: Sportsbook 2.0 sets the tone for innovation and improved UX #boscon2017

first_img Share Related Articles StumbleUpon David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling faces a pivotal moment March 31, 2020 Share Submit Maxima Compliance – ‘Mastering technical compliance to grow your global footprint’ June 9, 2020 Aspire builds Q1 momentum through regulated market focus May 5, 2020 Ahead of Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), Enda Gaffney from Mr Green, part of the ‘Head of Sportsbook‘ session at this week’s event, spoke to SBC News about what he’s looking forward to at #boscon2017 and what sports partnership has stood out over the last 12 months.SBC: Why is it important for you to speak at Betting on Sports?EG: There has been a recent lack of innovation in the industry and the UX of major Sportsbook brands is starting to alarmingly look the same. Online consumers expect more in 2017 and we’ve sought to deliver this with our Sportsbook 2.0 product – a new and improved experience designed to engage and entertain our players.Using content from BettorLogic, we’ve set out to provide meaning to the odds that are available on our site. Also with providing entertainment a key cornerstone, we’ve created new experiences around Live Tennis betting and Football Combi’s. Initial reaction from our players has been very positive and over the next year we will continue to innovate and provide our players with a different experience.SBC: What are you looking forward to at Betting on Sports?EG: Betting on Sports has become one of the must go to events in the industry and the various speaker sessions can be a hotbed of expert insight and innovation. Once again, this year has some great panels with some great topics of discussion lined up covering different aspects of the industry.The conference was well attended last year and the networking events provide a great opportunity to meet other executives, suppliers, affiliates and other key industry people. Not many of these events take place throughout the year so it’s important to attend.SBC: Where can betting work together more closely with sport?EG: Data is always a key area. In the last number of years, some sports have really embraced working with the industry on the data front which has benefited the consumer via high quality content, ultimately leading to greater engagement and betting turnover.Some sports have an opportunity to be optimized further to provide even greater engagement whilst other sports have yet to really engage in working with the industry. Online consumers today demand great content that is relevant to their spending behaviour and that is something that we’ve looked to focus on with our new Sportsbook 2.0.SBC: What sports betting partnership has stood out in the past 12 months?EG: I like what Sky Bet has done with their making ‘Betting Better’ campaign. Their mission is to improve all aspects of their service to their customers and they do a good job of making that a reality. Price Boosts, Cash Out, RequestABet etc. Everything is supported by great creative and promotions which they showcase across many high traffic platforms such as Sky Sports.From planning to execution, the campaign looks to be a winner. Another campaign of note is BetVictor’s partnership with Liverpool as their Training Kit Partner of the Club. They’ve done an excellent job at ensuring maximum brand exposure in press conferences and post-match interviews.SBC: Describe your perfect sporting eventEG: US Golf Masters – being able to watch live via mobile any of the 18 holes and any of the pairings over the 4 days. If such live pictures were available, then I’m sure that plenty of Sportsbooks would offer a more comprehensive live betting offering throughout the tournament.Unfortunately, this is something that has yet to happen and could be quite a while away as I don’t feel Golf Tournament organizers have truly embraced the potential of their data and content.last_img read more