Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by the CCIDA.ELLICOTT – A California based designer and manufacturer of architectural systems is expanding from the west coast to Chautauqua County. The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development announced Tuesday that Arktura plans to invest $7.3 million to expand its existing Los Angeles, California-based operations.This new plant is projected to facilitate expedited lead times to the U.S. market for its products, provide local services to east coast markets, and increase its overall production capacity.Arktura plans to hire 50 full-time employees during the first three years of operations. The company is in the process of purchasing a 134,858 sf facility located at 1 Precision Way in the Town of Ellicott, which was previously home to Acu-Rite/Heidenhain.At its February 25, 2020 board meeting, the Board of Directors for the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development unanimously voted in favor of the CCIDA authorizing the execution and delivery of a preliminary agreement with respect to Arktura’s application for financial incentives, which includes: real property tax abatements (PILOT); sales and use tax exemptions; and a mortgage recording tax exemption.Arktura has also applied for benefits/incentives through New York State Empire State Development (ESD) and Office of Community Renewal (OCR).
Update on the latest sports A statement from the Avalanche on Saturday says those who came in close contact with the player have been informed and remain isolated. The team says no other Avalanche player or staff member has shown symptoms at this time.There are now four NHL players known to have tested positive — two with Colorado and two with Ottawa.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— A deal worked out between Major League Baseball and the players doesn’t include details of what a reconfigured schedule would look like. The agreement calls for play to resume “as soon as is practicable” with a goal of completing “the fullest 2020 championship season and postseason that is economically feasible.” It also says there must be no legal restrictions on mass gathering and travel. The two sides agreed to consider playing past the usual end of the postseason in late October, even if it involves using neutral sites and domes. Details were divulged to The Associated Press by people familiar with the agreement.— The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a major downturn in membership dues, while others are reeling from event cancellations totaling more than 8,000 across all sports. A database analyzed by The Associated Press shows combined projected losses of more than $121 million in revenue between February and June for 43 of the 50 national governing bodies that responded to a survey from the NGB Council in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. March 28, 2020 NFL-NEWSVikings re-sign veteran guard Dakota DozierUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier.The team announced the re-signing of the Furman product, who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. He originally joined Minnesota as a free agent last April.Dozier was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He has appeared in 54 career games with 11 starts. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte told the Austin American-Statesman, “Shaka’s our coach.”Smart was facing open speculation on his future with the Longhorns at midseason when the program was mired near the bottom of the Big 12. The Longhorns had missed the tournament in two of the previous four seasons.Next season will be Smart’s sixth in a seven-year contract. He is 90-78 overall at Texas but just 40-50 in the Big 12. The Longhorns were 19-12 last season with no seniors and are expected to return the entire lineup.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press — Naomi Osaka says she is disappointed that the Olympics in her native Japan were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she supports the decision to delay the Summer Games to 2021. In a posting today on social media, the two-time Grand Slam champion wrote: “Sport will eventually unite us again and be there for us always, but that time is not now.” She also addressed “the people of Japan,” saying, “stay strong, hang in there and let’s show the world our beautiful country when the time is right.”— Athletic trainers across the country are changing their routines and joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The National Athletic Trainers Association put together an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended to give health care providers a database to look for help nationwide. More than 950 athletic trainers have signed up over the last week.— USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March 7-14 at Potomac Curling Club. Fox 5 DC reported that at least 20 people who participated in the event are sick. USA Curling also canceled the 2020 Arena National Championships scheduled for April 27 to May 2 in Gillette, Wyoming. The event will be held there in 2022 instead.— Spain’s Barcelona soccer team has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The club says the masks were made in China and donated by insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club. Barcelona said the “daily use” masks will be distributed to nursing homes.— Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have restarted their efforts to raise money for those affected by the new coronavirus. The pair announced the decision Saturday on social media. The two had set up a GoFundMe page earlier this week until told by Clemson the site violated NCAA rules against using an athlete’s name, image and likeness for crowd funding. But the NCAA later said Lawrence and other athletes could use such sites to raise money in this case. Lawrence’s girlfriend is Marissa Mowry, a soccer player at Anderson University, which is near Clemson’s campus. In other NFL news:— The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson, who split last season with the Giants, New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders. He appeared in eight games and had one catch. Tomlinson confirmed the signing on his Instagram account. The Giants posted the news on their website and Twitter account, citing reports, but they won’t confirm it until the player passes his physical.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TEXAS-SMART STAYSUT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next seasonAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will stick with coach Shaka Smart next season after the Longhorns won five of their final six games and were fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament before it was canceled amid the coronavirus scare. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS4th NHL player tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — A second Colorado Avalanche player has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says it was informed Friday night, and the unidentified player is in self-isolation.
Share Share Submit Lee DrabwellPlaytech sports betting technology subsidiary, Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has bolstered its executive leadership team confirming the appointment of former Ladbrokes Managing Director Lee Drabwell as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for PBS’ UK and Ireland division.A seasoned industry veteran, Drabwell spent 29-years with Ladbrokes serving a number of senior executive roles within the firm’s retail arm. Drabwell left the enlarged Ladbrokes Coral group last April after latterly working as their Retail Operations Director.Confirming the appointment, PBS states that it has gained a best-in-class executive with immeasurable knowledge of the UK and Ireland betting markets.John Pettit, Managing Director for UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, commented on the appointment : “Lee is an excellent addition to our senior team with decades of retail experience at one of the leading names in the sector, and we will be tapping into his expertise in the coming months.“He was a pioneer in the roll-out of SSBTs during his time at Ladbrokes and this experience will be invaluable to our expanding operations within the UK and Ireland.”In his new role, Drabwell will be responsible for leading and developing the PBS customer base across the UK and Ireland, as it looks to expand its sports betting solutions and deploy the latest content development.Drabwell has led a number of SSBT roll-out projects for Ladbrokes, and has acted as a key stakeholder in the operator’s retail strategy.Lee Drabwell commented on joining PBS executive team: “Playtech BGT Sports has been a driver of innovation in the retail space in recent years, and I’m looking forward to adding my operator-side viewpoint to the senior team.“I’m excited by the ambitious plans we have in store, both in terms of building on our operations with existing and new clients, but also with the product development which we’ll be implementing into partner’s retail shops in the near future.” GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon
Caretaker coach of Hearts of Oak is full of gratitude after ex-board members of the club joined the team in Cape Coast on Wednesday.Heart of Lions bore the brunt of a fearsome Hearts side who 4-0 on matchday 23.The former goalkeeper’s trainer of the Black Stars was of the view that the presence of the former members was a psychological boost to the team.“I appeal to all Hearts of Oak fans from the board right down to the supporters that they should rally behind the team because this is the time the players need them,” Ansah said.Those present at the Robert Mensah stadium included Harry Zakkour, Isaac Tetteh, Stephen Akwettey, Ernest Quarshie, Alhaji Hearts and Nii Ayibonte II.Ansah was, after the game, insistent that the support from within the rank and file of the club will see a quick scaling of their recent problems. “When [the players] see [the former board members], psychologically it boosts their morale and today they came in their numbers so I thank them very much.”“The former board members [and] former management members all came together as one Hearts of Oak family and today with their presence, we achieved a good success.”The win was a relief for the Phobians, who were languishing in the relegation zone after Sunday’s defeat to Aduana in Dormaa. The victory sees Hearts move eleventh on the log, two clear of safety.Hearts will continue their survival march this Saturday when they play as guests to Edubiase in Obuasi.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports