Play Fair Code strengthens Austrian sporting practices with Sportradar

first_imgShare Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Submit David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 The Austrian Play Fair Code (PFC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sportradar, designed to bring a multitude of benefits to its many stakeholders.Amongst those are the exchange on knowledge and best practices focussed towards education and prevention, which is to aid the strategic objective of fighting corruption across all forms of sport, both within Austria and on a worldwide basis.Also through the strengthening of ties between the two, a “mutual coordination and support” of efforts and advocacy before international and European authorities and institutions is to be achieved.Andreas Krannich, Sportradar’s Managing Director of Integrity Services, explained: “We are very proud to be sharing our expertise with the Play Fair Code. The information we can provide from our monitoring and detection system including our advanced intelligence, investigation, education and consultancy will cover all bases. “Combined with PFC’s in-depth expertise in the education field, this approach will see us mutually focus on eliminating potential corruption across sporting codes.”Operating on a day-to-day basis under its PFC moniker, the firm was founded by the Austrian Sports Ministry, Austrian Football Association (AFA) and Austrian Football League, under the collective name Association for Protecting the Integrity in Sports.A number of Austrian sporting stakeholders are encapsulated, such as the Austrian Federal Sports Organisation, the Austrian Olympic Committee, the Austrian Ski Federation, the Bookmakers’ Federation, the Austrian Lotteries, the Austrian Ice Hockey League, the Austrian Basketball League, as well as a range of Austrian betting providers.Günter Kaltenbrunner, Play Fair Code President, said: “We are very pleased to strengthen our relationship with Sportradar. We are both united in our aims and our joint efforts will ensure that we can be more confident in helping to diminish the risks of potential manipulation in sports across Austria.”Play Fair Code CEO, Severin Moritzer, added: “After nearly five years of a constant and fruitful relationship, we are now happy to take a next important step in this mutually beneficial cooperation.” Related Articleslast_img read more

Fifa presidency: Five candidates confirmed for 26 February election

first_imgFifa has confirmed that five candidates will battle for the presidency of football’s world governing body when voting takes place on 26 February.Those five are Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne.The election, prompted by Sepp Blatter’s decision to stand down amid a growing corruption scandal at Fifa, will be held in Zurich.Blatter has been in charge since 1998.Sheikh Salman, head of the Asian Football Confederation, and Infantino, the Uefa general secretary, are seen as the frontrunners.Uefa president Michel Platini was the early favourite to succeed Blatter but was banned from football for eight years by Fifa’s ethics committee. The Frenchman has taken his case to Fifa’s appeals committee and is expected to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if that fails.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

More Water Shortages Hit Monrovia

first_imgFor the fifth time in less than three months, users of pipe-borne water connected to the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation’s (LWSC) lines must once again contend with the inconvenience of water shortages in Monrovia and its environs.During a weekend tour of some densely populated areas of Monrovia, hundreds of people were seen desperately searching for water.Officials of the LWSC are yet to provide any explanation as to why the people of Monrovia continue to encounter hardships in securing safe drinking water even when they are paying for it.The management of the LWSC has said on many occasions that pipe-borne water has been restored to several parts of greater Monrovia and its environs. In spite of these claims, access to water still remains an issue in these same areas.LWCS’s customers continue to argue that the provision of the water on a sustained basis cannot be over-emphasized.Despite many assurances from the LWSC’s managers and engineers that they are ready to meet consumers’ needs, the water corporation’s customers and other Liberians continue to experience water shortages on a regular basis.The affected residents told the Daily Observer that their hardship has continued with no practical solution from the LWSC’s management in sight.“As the Rainy Season is here, we need a reliable water source, so we can avoid water-borne diseases,” one business owner pleaded.As a result of the recurrent water shortages, the presence of wheelbarrow water carriers to various homes and businesses is on the rise again. In some cases, not all of these water carriers have access to the LWSC’s various water pumps.This creates a situation where people are forced to use water from unhygienic sources due to their desperate need.The water carriers often expose the water to unhealthy elements as they transport the water from its source to their customers across the city center.In encounters with some private water carriers during the weekend, they pointed out that getting safe drinking water from the LWSC’s hand pumps is a huge challenge due to the long distances of some of their locations in and around the city.One water carrier, Milton Bear Sackie of Slipway, said some of the kiosks containing these pumps are situated in crime-prone communities.He said going to these areas often poses a threat to their safety.Another water carrier, Mary B. Norton, told the Daily Observer the situations at the various kiosks could be described as a ‘real nightmare,’ owing to the number of carriers that turn out daily in search of safe drinking water.She said upgrading of the LWSC’s pipelines is critical to the provision of pipe-borne water to the people of Monrovia and other communities outside of the nation’s capital.During the weekend tour, several isolated communities in Duala, Brewerville and Waterside sounded urgent appeals to the LWSC management to establish water pumps in their areas.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more